Studio Brussel (Studio Brussels) (often shortened StuBru) 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.

History

Studio Brussel started on 1 April 1983 as a regional Brussels radiostation 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 which is not or hardly played on commercial radio stations, mostly rock, but also metal, hiphop, house and techno. It gives the opportunity to alternative music to be broadcast and is not into populism.

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. This caused some changes: firstly Roos Van acker returned shortly, but finally Tomas De Soete did the emissions at evening. The morning programs were presented by Peter Van de Veire.

From September 2008, on Tomas De Soete presented the morning programs, because Peter Van de Veire left Studio Brussel for the new radio station MNM. The programs in the afternoon are presented by Siska Schoeters. According to Wave 19 of CIM Studio Brussel has a marketshare of 10.44% and an average reach of 10.09%. Stu Bru is the most popular foreign radio station in the Netherlands.

In July 2010 the 20th Wave of the CIM was introduced. The Marketshare of StuBru (9.8%) stayed the same since the last Wave.

Timeless 100

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, 2007, 2008 and 2009, Nirvana was at number 1 with "Smells Like Teen Spirit".

Frequencies

FM

RegionFrequency
Leuven88.0 MHz
Ghent94.5 MHz
Flemish Brabant Flemish Brabant100.6 MHz
Antwerp (province) Antwerp, North Brabant North Brabant (NL)100.9 MHz
Limburg (Belgium) Limburg101.4 MHz
West Flanders West Flanders, Nord-Pas-de-Calais Nord-Pas-de-Calais (F)102.1 MHz
East Flanders East Flanders102.1 MHz

DAB

RegionFrequency
Flanders FlandersVRT Channel 12A (223,936 MHz)

DVB-T

RegionFrequency
Antwerp (province) AntwerpChannel 25 (506 MHz)
Flemish Brabant Flemish BrabantChannel 22 (482 MHz)
Limburg (Belgium) LimburgChannel 25 (506 MHz)
West Flanders West FlandersChannel 22 (482 MHz)
East Flanders East FlandersChannel 22 (482 MHz)