Most played internet stations (*) + more recommendations. No info about shows/presentation means at least 80% non-stop music.
Hard to categorize oldies stations
- Goodmix Radio – From France. An amateur station lacking both a clear format and website. Like the owner says on that site: “Pop, rock, soul, funk, reggae, urban, jazz, oldies.” O.k., there are two things to say: 1) Nearly everything is old, and 2) very important, it’s mostly good music.
- KX Classics * – From the Netherlands. This station plays a wide variety of old music, from decades ago till some years ago. Type of music: the relatively edgy side of the mainstream/semi-alternative classics. It’s originally an idea of Dutch radio dj Rob Stenders.
- Nostalgie (Antwerp) – From Belgium (Dutch spoken), playing a wide variety of oldies. There are more ‘Nostalgie’ stations, but the Belgian version is my favorite one. Much presentation.
Mainstream 80s, 90s and 00s music
- Absolute Radio 90s * – From the UK, playing (not too stupid) 90s mainstream + semi-alternative stuff of the same era. Much variety, and there are some presented shows.
- Hotmixradio 80 – From France, playing general 80s mainstream.
- Hotmixradio 90 * – From France, playing general 90s mainstream (the better side of it), but also late 80s and early 00s tracks fitting the format.
- Hotmixradio 2000 – From France, playing general 00s mainstream.
- 1.fm Absolute 90s * – From Switzerland. A wide variety of mainstream 90s music. !!! Important: You have to register with Facebook before you’re able to access this station at the website.
- Radio 80s Juice – From Italy: Mainstream 80s music (and some late 70s and early 90s fitting the format). The Radio Juice stations are amateur projects, btw.
Danceable (late) 80s, 90s and 00s music
- Double XX – From Belgium: Danceable music of the late 80s and the early 90s. It’s an amateur station btw.
- 1.fm Absolute 90s Party Zone – From Switzerland: Uplifting 90s dance music. Partly mainstream, partly semi-mainstream/club hits. !!! Important: You have to register with Facebook before you’re able to access this station at the website.
- Planet 90 – From the Netherlands (Dutch spoken): A wide variety of commercial sounding 90s dance. Their database is huge and many tracks haven’t been chart hits. Besides a non-stop playlist, there are some shows broadcasted.
- Radio 90s Juice – From Italy: Mainstream 90s music + some late 80s and early 00s fitting the format. Most tracks are dance/hip hop/r&b.
- Radio 00s Juice – From Italy: Mainstream 00s music + some late 90s and early 10s fitting the format. Most tracks are dance/hip hop/r&b.
Danceable music, 70s and (early/mid) 80s
- BMC Radio – From the Netherlands, playing funk, disco, soul and r&b of +/- 1970-2000, although it seems to focus on the first two decades. Contains some shows (but mostly it’s non-stop).
- Club DDD – From the Netherlands (Dutch spoken): 40 years of soul and disco. Mostly non-stop, sometimes presentation.
- Radio Stad Den Haag – From The Netherlands: High energy, Italo, electro, disco. There are some shows broadcasted.
50s, 60s, 70s and/or 80s (except disco/funk stations)
…the disco/funk stations are in the section above.
- 192 Radio * – From the Netherlands (Dutch spoken): Golden oldies of the 60s and the 70s. Sometimes presentation, when old shows are aired again.
- Extra Gold * – From the Netherlands (Dutch spoken): Golden oldies of the 60s till the early 90s, and sometimes more recent songs. Much presentation and loaded with jingles and old commercials.
- 40Up Radio – From the Netherlands (Dutch spoken): 60s, 70s and 80s music, and sometimes something more recent, but that doesn’t happen very often. Most music is guitar based. The – very capable – people spreading their love for music in the evening hours are well-known Dutch baby boomers, or not that far from that.
- LX Classics – From The Netherlands, playing good 60s, 70s and 80s mainstream. It’s created by the retired Dutch radio dj Lex Harding, because he was missing a lot of the tracks on regular radio stations.
- Radio 70s Juice – From Italy: Mainstream 70s music (mainly).
- Radio Tijdloos – From the Netherlands (Dutch spoken): Golden oldies, mostly 50s and 60s. The general feel of this amateur station is innocent, and some of the tracks are on the corny side; in a nice way, though. Many tracks are in the Dutch language.
(Slightly) alternative oldies
- Ersatz Radio * – From the UK, playing slightly alternative 80s, 90s and early/mid 00s music. Not just pure rock, ánd not just the (alternative) classics. It’s slightly more adventurous than the stations below.
- Gem Radio New Wave – From Ireland. The station plays general (semi-)alternative music of the late 70s and the 80s.
- Indie Rewind – From the UK, playing rock/indie classics of the 80s and 90s – and sometimes 00s.
- KX Classics The Edge * – From The Netherlands, playing semi-alternative classics of the (late) 70s, 80s, 90s and early/mid 00s. It’s mostly pop and rock, but there’s also other music. It’s a project of the Dutch radio dj Rob Stenders.
- Pinguin Classics – From the Netherlands, playing alternative classics of the 80s, 90s and early/mid 00s. Most music is guitar based.
Old hip hop music + related styles
- Super Throwback Party Radio – From the USA, playing hip hop, new jack swing, r&b, etcetera of the 80s and 90s. It’s a station with relatively much imaging.
- WeFunk * – From Canada: Hip hop, funk, soul and related styles. The stream consists of shows once created in the past (the oldest ones are of the early 00s) and sometimes a recent one. The WeFunk show is a part of the college station CKut, also interesting.
- Illionois Street Lounge – From the USA, playing exotica of the 40s/50s/60s. It’s a station of the Soma FM family.