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Radio 538
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Since 1992 and based in Hilversum, Radio 538 is a Dutch rhythmic CHR commercial radio station active. As 538 refer to the wavelength, Radio Veronica was broadcast on in the seventies. It is owned by Talpa Network and this station was intended for the younger generation. Mainly based upon the Dutch Top 40 chart, it plays a hybrid of current dance, R'n'B, pop and rock hits. But, the station doesn’t focus on a CHR/Top-40 format and it’s not a more Dance-intensive approach. When it comes the time of the breakfast and drivetime shows it’s more talk-intensive than others. Although the station was only obtained through a cable in tradition, in 1998 the station upgraded to a different frequency package, allowing for different frequencies by region.

 

When Radio 538 started the hip-hop and contemporary R&B program Juize, it developed into the radio station Juize.FM on 18 July 2004. Later, Radio 538 created a sister station called TV 538 in 2011. The station announced that it'll stop carrying the flagship Dutch Top 40 chart in 2018. It has been discontinued on FM signal for quite some time prior to this. Alongside Talpa's app JUKE the replacement will be named 538TOP50, and it is compiled based on the selection from 150,000 538 Members, airplay on Spotify, Youtube, and all the Dutch music stations.

 

 

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