Welcome! Great you joined us!
The following lines will give you a short idea of who we are and what we do:
First of all – we do not have a complete, separate page in English as our page is very large.
But we prepared this single-page to give you some interesting and useful first details about our station.
Moreover, we prepared translations for many of the links / pages of our header menu. Just follow a link you are interested in and as soon as the page opens, there will be a text link accompanied by a little English flag ( ) in front of it (just in the header area of each page.. so you do not have to scroll through lots of stuff written in in German. Just follow that English flag symbol and text link and it will lead you to a translation.
What kind of station is radio Regentrude?
Radio Regentrude is an independent, non-commercial and fully licensed (= completely legal) 24/7 internet radio station from Norderstedt, near Hamburg, Germany.
Radio Regentrude was founded in 2010.
Radio Regentrude = independent, non-commercial and fully licensed
Fully licensed means: we pay regular monthly fees to and hold licences of GVL and GEMA ( = Performing Rights & artist rights Associations in Germany). Moreover, we are registered with the so-called “Medienanstalt” Hamburg / Schleswig-Holstein, a supervisory authority ensuring that radio stations comply with legal requirements like youth protection and other important aspects of law.
Non-commercial means: We do not make money with our services and we do not take money for our services. It is all free of charge. Non-commercial also means that all costs arising (licence fees, server costs etc.) are paid by out-of-pocket payment by ourselves.
To have sponsors always means a certain kind of dependance on their money and influence. And this is, what we do not want. Therefore we decided to pay everything out of our own pockets.
Is there any independent music on Radio Regentrude?
Yes, of course! We play independent / unsigned artists as well as artists being under a label contract. And we play music submitted by music labels, music promoters, pr agencies (also independent ones) from all over the world.
How can I tune in?
You can easily tune in by using the usual media players installed on your preferred device (smartphone, „Alexa“, modern TV sets and car audio, mobile devices („vTuner“), computer, laptop, notebook, …))
– no additional downloads or registration needed!
Our internet live stream is available around the globe. And we are serving a large hospital radio station at Städtisches Klinikum Karlsruhe.
Does Radio Regentrude offer my favourite kind of music?
I am sure we do!
We are no mainstream station (although we play mainstream tracks sometimes of course if they are great – but mainstream is not our main music genre).
We do not want to play that kind of music you have already listened to on thousands of other stations!
Our radio programmers are always one step ahead with their personally and carefully designed playlists full of hand picked tunes, ear candy and wonderful voices in a variety of genres including Rock, Pop, Country, Bluegrass, Americana, Blues, Jazz, Swing, RnB, Soul, Funk, Folk, Singer Songwriter, Gospel, Reggae, Easy Listening, Oldies, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Chillout, Lounge, Ambient, Instrumentals, Electronica, Dance, House… and many, many, many more!
You may wonder what “Regentrude” means
“Regentrude” is the name of a character, a friendly fairy, in a fairytale written by a famous poet: Theodor Storm. There is a stone well showing this character in front of the town hall of Norderstedt. And as we are from Norderstedt, we decided to name our station “Radio Regentrude”. Another reason is, that we bring fresh and new tunes to the music landscape … like the “Regentrude” in the fairytale brings the rain again after a long period of drought.
Radio Regentrude = partner of hospital radio stations
We have a co-operation with “Klinikfunk Karlsruhe”, a hospital radio founded in 1973. The hospital in Karlsruhe has 1.538 patients’ rooms.
Our daily webcasts can easily be received in the hospital – and moreover, you can tune in worldwide (no registration or log in necessary) on almost every device – no matter if you use a computer, notebook, tablet or prefer listening on your smart TV set, car audio or mobile phone!
Song submissions welcome!
Radio Regentrude supports and music labels from around the globe for free!
Radio Regentrude is a great place not only for music lovers, but also for artists and music labels as well as music promotors / promotion agencies from around the world – a place to discover catchy tunes that capture you at once… and a place to reach new listenening audiences and fans day by day!
We support independent / unsigned artists as well as artists and bands being under contract with a music label – no matter if new, experienced or developing artist (or label).
Many radio stations have their own criteria for what will be considered for airplay …. and most stations do only accept tunes that are selling well or already have won a lot of prizes. One of the reasons is that many stations are commercial ones and must gain a lot of traffic on their sites to be attractive enough to possible sponsors and customers who buy ads.
For us – as we are non-commercial and independent – it is not at all important how many prizes you have won or how many albums you have already sold! All that matters to us is the music itself, the message inside and the artist behind it!
We accept both, physical and digital song submissions, digital song submissions are preferred.
All songs must have broadcast quality and must be tagged correctly.
For details, please see our song submission policy
You can easily send us your songs by email including a download link for dropbox, wetransfer, haulix, hearthemusic etc.
If you like to submit some of your songs or albums as radio promo – which always is higly appreciated – please contact us via email info at radio-regentrude dot de
And this is what we can do for you:
- playing your tunes in our shows
- featured promo partners: we are picking at least one of our promo partners to be presented with additonal shows in our on-air schedule (marked with for example “label XY selection” or “finest rock by label XY”) each week.
- Playlist your songs in our „promo mix of the week“ (weekly changing mix of latest promo tunes, aired daily).
- Selected artists will be presented in our „artists around the world“ and „CD section of our homepage with bio, photo, social links (for artists) resp. Cover / tracklist and description (for albums).
- album / CD reviews and special webcasts.
- Our promo partners will be added to our promo partner section with logo, short desription and social media links
- playing your tunes in our shows (replays of our shows are available several times a week at different times to reach the largest possible audience)
Please put us on your mailing list! Alternatively, you can send us your releases at regular intervals per email or using systems like MPN, Haulix, wetransfer, dropbox, or similar.
Just have a listen – we are looking forward to hearing from you!
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