Studio Brussel

Studio Brussel is a Dutch-speaking radio station in Belgium, owned by the VRT. The music played is considered more alternative than the other big radio stations, and is aimed mainly at a youth audience. The channel is an initiative of the Flemish Government and is financed principally by taxes.

Studio Brussel
VRT StuBru logo.svg
Broadcast area
FormatPopular Music
Radio 1
Radio 2
First air date
1 April 1983 (1983-04-01)


Studio Brussel started on 1 April 1983 as a regional Brussels radio station of the then-BRT. It began as a regional radio station broadcasting only during rush hour. Gradually, broadcasting times were expanded and Studio Brussel could be heard throughout all of Flanders. The first two presenters were Paul De Wyngaert and Jan Hautekiet. The radio station plays mostly alternative and more heavy music, mostly rock, but also metal, hip hop, house and techno.

At the end of 2002, Studio Brussel got a new look. The logo with the "wild" characters was replaced by a red ellipse with the name Studio Brussel in it.

On 24 April 2006, Wim Oosterlinck left Studio Brussel for Qmusic. Peter Van de Veire left Studio Brussel for the new radio station MNM in 2008.

Since 2007, Jan Van Biesen is the net manager of Studio Brussel. He was preceded by Isabelle Baele (2005–2007), Mark Coenen (2002–2005), Jan Hautekiet (1998–2002) and Jan Schoukens (1983–1998).

Studio Brussel has a market share of 9.8% in Flanders. It is also the most popular foreign radio station in the Netherlands.

On 4 February 2019, Studio Brussel introduced a new logo for the first time since 2002. It was designed by Base Design[1] and the new "digital-first" inspired logo uses a custom font as well as an unlimited range of colours.

Timeless 100Edit

Every year, there is a chart called the Tijdloze 100 (timeless 100), with 100 timeless tracks. It consists of 100 'timeless tracks'. In 2003, 2004 and 2005 the Belgian band Gorki was at the first place with "Mia". In 2006 until 2012, Nirvana was at number 1 with "Smells Like Teen Spirit". Thereafter, Led Zeppelin (Stairway to heaven), and Pearl Jam (Black) took the top-position.



Region Frequency
  Leuven 88.0 MHz
  Ghent 94.5 MHz
  Flemish Brabant 100.6 MHz
  Antwerp,   North Brabant (NL) 100.9 MHz
  Limburg 101.4 MHz
  West Flanders,   Nord-Pas-de-Calais (F) 102.1 MHz
  East Flanders 102.1 MHz


Region Frequency
  Flanders VRT Channel 12A (223,936 MHz)


Region Frequency
  Antwerp Channel 25 (506 MHz)
  Flemish Brabant Channel 22 (482 MHz)
  Limburg Channel 25 (506 MHz)
  West Flanders Channel 22 (482 MHz)
  East Flanders Channel 22 (482 MHz)


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Brunfaut, Thierry; Vermeulen, Sander (4 February 2019). "Base Design rebrands iconic radio station Studio Brussel". Retrieved 31 December 2020.

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