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Check out the most popular radio stations in Belgium as well as the history of its radio scene, top genres, and various settings you can utilize on our radio player.

The Belgium radio station scene is a vast network of different formats and categories for people to listen to. Numerous public and private stations are available for the public to listen to in several languages. Dutch, French, and German are the main ones. With over a hundred licensed radio stations across the country, we are here to narrow the search down to popular stations for your tastes. Read until the end for top Belgium radio stations sorted by categories.

History of Belgium’s Radio Stations

The history of Belgium radio stations is a shaky one as it was influenced by World War II. That said, the government began issuing licenses for private broadcasts much earlier than some other countries in 1930. The first overall radio station was broadcast in Belgium’s Royal Palace in Brussels in 1923. Following that, Radio Belgique was a popular station before the war.

During the actual war, radio broadcasting was heavily restricted by the German occupiers who controlled the airwave. This is a sort of dark period for the radio scene, however, once the war was over radio broadcasting resumed. The country expanded its scene to public broadcasts. RTBF and the Dutch-speaking VRT were two of the most popular stations in the 1950s and 1960s.

With the dawn of the 1970s and 1980s private commercial radio stations began to surface offering tons of formats. Today, there are over 70 commercial radio stations in Belgium operating daily. They include national and regional stations in a variety of languages including Dutch, French, German, and English. They reflect Belgium’s linguistic diversity but also the variety of formats people like to enjoy like music, news, and talk-shows.

What Are the Best Radio Stations in Belgium? 

Since the Belgium radio station scene is so rich in culture and language-diversity, it can be difficult to find the best stations. However, we wanted to outline some of the most popular ones that listeners regularly tune into. While this list will include only 5 entries, feel free to explore the country’s radio scene more extensively below.

  1. Studio Brussel – This is a Dutch-language radio station that focuses on alternative and contemporary music. It is one of the most popular Dutch-speaking stations according to our research. Brussel is part of the public broadcaster VRT.
  2. Radio 2 – Another popular Dutch-language broadcast is Radio 2 which focuses on pop music from the 1960s to the present day. It has a broad appeal and is known for its news, weather, and traffic updates.
  3. BRF1 – A popular German-language broadcast that features a variety of formats including news, music, talk-shows, weather updates, and more. They play popular hits from the past and present with a focus on German-language songs. Also, their talk shows cover news such as politics, sports, and culture.
  4. Radio Contact – One of the oldest French-language stations in Belgium is Contact. They play a diverse mix of pop and rock music and are known for their local news coverage on various topics.
  5. Nostalgie – If you like festivals, Nostalgie features news updates and hosts several music festivals throughout the year. They play classic hits from the 1960s and 1990s and they are one of the more popular music stations in Belgium.

Note that these are only a few examples of popular Belgium radio stations and are not necessarily the best ones. The country has a rich radio scene for both different languages and formats.

Belgium Radio Stations by Genre

While the languages spoken in Belgium vary from region to region, the country shares a love for music. Talk-shows are also quite popular for various topics such as news, sports, and educational content. Here are some of the most listened to radio stations in Belgium for these categories.


  1. Classic 21
  2. RTBF Pure FM
  3. Radio Contact
  4. Studio Brussel
  5. Radio 1


  1. MNM
  2. Qmusic Belgium
  3. NRJ Belgium
  4. Joe
  5. Nostalgie


  1. Studio Brussel
  2. NRJ Belgium
  3. TopRadio
  4. Radio FG
  5. Club FM


  1. Sporza
  2. RTBF La Première
  3. VRT Radio 1
  4. DH Radio
  5. Radio Contact Sports


  1. La Première
  2. VRT Radio 1
  3. RTBF Vivacité
  4. Radio Contact+
  5. Bel RTL


  1. Klara
  2. Musiq3
  3. RTBF La Trois
  4. BRF 1
  5. Radio 2 West-Vlaanderen

Simply tune into a chosen station and enjoy the content. Note that these stations have Dutch, German, French, and English as their spoken languages. Some even have hybrid programming featuring multiple formats and languages.

Where Can I Find Top Radio Stations in Belgium? 

As you browse our LRS website you will notice that we have a rich selection of countries and cities in terms of radio stations. Radio stations in Belgium are just the beginning, but while you’re here you will notice a vast selection sorted by categories. You can move on to the homepage to check out more countries and even city-based broadcasts. Note that Belgium stations feature many different languages and a diverse scene so make sure to browse around and find the right one for you.

Additionally, our player offers a user-friendly interface that does not stop playing when you switch to a different tab. All the radio broadcasts here are free and simple to use. The player will even remember your history so that you can continue listening once you are back. For a different visual experience, we encourage you to try the dark theme mode for a smooth late-night-friendly visual overlay.


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