100 Years of Radio

In 2019, the Netherlands celebrates one hundred years of radio. In the history of Dutch radio broadcasting, Hilversum has played a special role, being the homebase of many radiostations and broadcasts. That is why we celebrate this special milestone for an entire year with all kinds of events around this theme. Come and celebrate with us!


To celebrate the anniversary, mediaplatform Spreekbuis launches the #RADIO100. Meet the 100 most influential people in the history of Dutch Radio, such as DJ Giel Beelen, media tycoon John de Mol, and presenter Tineke de Nooij.

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Radiomakers in the spotlight

Throughout the year mediaplatform Spreekbuis puts different radiomakers in the spotlight. From January 1st to the end of December Spreekbuis publishes 50 extensive interviews with special people from the world of radio. This includes big and famous radio organizations, as well as businesses and freelancers in Hilversum (in)directly involved in making radio.

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Online Radio Day

October 9th is the Online Radio Day at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. On this day we look at the future of radio, you can listen to various speakers, and follow all kinds of workshops. Learn how to improve your reach with online radio, find out all you need to know about music copyrights, and how to make money with a podcast. We finish the day with the presentation of the Online Radio Awards, so make sure not to miss it!

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International radio conference

November 7th and 8th we close the anniversary year at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision with an international conference about radio. What are the international perspectives on radio and the future of radio in a fast-changing media landscape? And then? Up to the next anniversary!