Radio Veronica (Talpa Radio)

Radio Veronica is a Dutch commercial radio station owned by Talpa Radio, a subsidiary of Talpa Network. The station runs pop and rock music from the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, however in 2017, as the new show schedule was launched[1], the music format shifted towards so-called timeless hits which also includes recurrents. The station can be compared with Absolute Radio in the United Kingdom.

Broadcast areaNetherlands
SloganDe Beste Pop en Rock Hits (The Best Pop and Rock Hits)
De Hits van Je Leven (The Hits of Your Life)
Niet Stil te Krijgen (Can't Be Silenced) (2014)
Alleen Echte Hits! (Only Real Hits!) (2010-2014)
80's & 90's Hits (2003-2010)
FormatPop and Rock (Adult Contemporary)
OwnerTalpa Radio
Subsidiary of Talpa Network
Sister stationsSky Radio
Radio 538
Radio 10
WebcastVeronica Listen Live
Watch Live Radio
Non-Stop Music
Top 1000 Allertijden
Veronica 80's Hits
Veronica 90's Hits
Veronica 00's Top 500
Veronica Rock Radio
WebsiteRadio Veronica

Radio Veronica in its present form was created on August 31, 2003 by a merger of the cable station Radio Veronica of the Vereniging Veronica and the golden oldie station Radio 103 of Sky Radio Ltd. In return, received the Vereniging Veronica 3.5% of the shares of the Sky Radio Ltd. in hands. In 2006, this interest was expanded to 10%, after the Telegraaf Media Groep NV and ING acquired the Sky Radio Group and those in Sienna Holding BV - operating under the name Sky Radio Group accommodated. In 2007, the Telegraaf Media Groep NV acquired 85% (now 22.85%) of the company owned and thus control over the company.

The brand "Radio Veronica" has a long heritage in the Netherlands going back to the offshore station (VRON) in the 1960s and early 1970s later becoming (as VOO) part of the Dutch public broadcasting system before once again becoming a private venture however the station/brand has undergone several changes of ownership since.

Radio Veronica is comparable to Sky Radio by their similarity of decades (1980s - today). The only difference is that Sky do not play any "rock" music.


Uunco Cerfontaine was since 2003 the program director of the station. Early 2013 was Niels Hoogland appointed as program director. On November 4, 2013 the station was a new course. This meant the dismissal of Erwin Peters, Bart van Leeuwen, Luc van Rooij and Dennis Hoebee. The change did not achieve a higher market share. Between January 2013 and October 2014, the market share decreased by 2%. Also Rob van Someren was replaced in autumn 2014 by Jeroen van Inkel. Niels Hoogland was replaced on November 1, 2014 by Erik de Zwart.

Erik de Zwart presented on February 2, 2015 a new programming. In this new course old items, such as "De Stemband", "De plaat en zijn verhaal" and Veronica FM program "Rinkeldekinkel" returned. The design of the station appears again in the eighties, but adapted to the present time. Further De Zwart took the DJs Bart Van Leeuwen and Dennis Hoebee back.



  • Top 1000 allertijden
  • Album Top 1000 allertijden
  • 80s Top 880
  • 90s Top 590
  • 00s Top 500
  • Top 500 van de 21ste eeuw
  • Top 40 Hitdossier
  • RockHits Top 500
  • Download Top 1000 allertijden


  • De Download Top 750
  • 70s Top 270
  • Soulshow Top 100

Spin-off stations

Radio Veronica also broadcast a number of spin-off stations which are available only via the Internet:

  • Veronica Top 1000 Allertijden
  • Veronica Rock Radio
  • Veronica Hit Radio
  • Radio Veronica 80's Hits
  • Radio Veronica 90's Hits
  • Radio Veronica Drive-in Show
  • Veronica Comedy Radio
  • Wave Radio
  • Flower Power Radio
  • Baars Classic Rock
  • Radio 192
  • Buma Rocks


See also


  1. "Radio Veronica - Cookie Wall". (in Dutch). Retrieved 2018-08-15.

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