Mostly guitar based music. Suggestions: Twitter or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Old and new, general
- [Stream] FIP Rock is the guitar based station within the FIP family. It’s mostly relaxed sounding music; often with a bluesy feel and/or mixed with something exotic. Heritage: France.
- [Stream] Freakquency plays blues, Americana, rootsy rock, progressive rock, psychedelic rock and general alternative rock. The database contains, according to their LautFM page, about 7800 tracks. And despite the fact it’s a non-stop station, there’s a kind of a schedule with some themed hours. Heritage: Germany.
- [Stream] Indie XL mainly plays rock and from time to time something else. The station especially focusses on new releases. There are some presented shows, but the program schedule is quite vague. Heritage: The Netherlands. Note: lots of Dutch talk when airing shows.
- [Stream] L’Oreille Qui Gratte is a station playing many kinds of rock music: Indie rock, shoegaze, coldwave, punk, post rock and more, from the 60s till now. There’s room for unsigned acts and album tracks (not just the singles), and there are a couple of shows broadcast. Visit also the blog on their website. Heritage: France.
- [Stream] Pinguin Radio is the main station within the Pinguin Radio family, playing new and old (semi-)alternative music. Most tracks are guitar based. Heritage: The Netherlands.
- [Stream] QCIndie is another rock station: “everything from punk to new wave to grunge to indie, and more.” There’s more played than just the classic stuff, you can request songs, and there are some shows broadcast. Heritage: Canada.
- [Stream] Radio Free Phoenix plays many kinds of guitar music (in their own words: “rock, folk, blues, psychedelic, new wave, americana, progressive”); often old songs but also more recent releases. The amount of tracks in their database: +/- 16.000 (that’s a lot). And besides non-stop music there are presented shows. Heritage: The USA.
- [Stream] Radio Inde Spirit plays mostly alternative rock music. At least 90% of the tracks is hardly known, or even unknown. Sometimes there’s a ‘big name’ thrown between those tracks. There are shows broadcast. The website looks quite chaotic and 90s/early 00s like. But according to their Facebook page, the station is actively maintained. Heritage: France.
Old and new, hard-edged
- [Stream] 12XU plays garage punk, post punk, indie rock, noise and shoegaze. You won’t hear many big names, many of the tracks are quite recent, and (under strict rules) you can send your own productions to the station operator. The station seems to be made by a semi-hobbyist, although that isn’t very clear. At least it’s a dedicated person. Heritage: Germany.
- [Stream] Metal Dectector is one of the rock streams within the Soma FM organisation. The description at the site (Radioxy can’t write a better one): “Crushing riffs, mind-bending tone, growling / screaming / ear-splitting vocal torture. May cause permanent aural damage. Classics, bleeding-edge new releases, and everything in between.” Heritage: The USA.
- [Stream] Pinguin Aardschok, part of the Pinguin Radio network (check also the other stations), is a non-stop station playing metal, hard rock, etcetera. Heritage: The Netherlands.
- [Stream] 80s Forever Radio mostly plays alternative music, released in the 1979-1990 time frame: new wave, synthpop, etcetera. About 3/4 of the playlists consists of a form of rock music. At the website there’s a request section. Asking for a Madonna classic is impossible; instead of that, the request list is filled with quite forgotten (or even hardly known) tunes. Heritage: Switzerland.
- [Stream] BAGeL Radio is an alternative rock station playing music ‘spanning four decades’, as the operators say on the website. The playlist contains both big names and less-known names. It’s a Soma FM station, but in opposite to most other Soma creations there’s a chance you’ll hear talks in between the tracks. Heritage: The USA.
- [Stream] 40Up Radio plays sixties, seventies and eighties music. Sometimes you’ll hear something more recent, but that doesn’t happen very often. Most music is guitar based. The – very capable – people spreading their love for music at night (Central European Time) are well-known Dutch babyboomers, or not that far from it. There’s a replay section (‘terugluisteren’) at their website. Heritage: The Netherlands. Note: lots of Dutch spoken talk when airing shows.
- [Stream] Gem Radio New Wave plays general (semi-)alternative music of the late 70s and the early 80s. The station is entirely non-stop. Heritage: Ireland.
- [Stream] Nofutur Radio plays ska, punk, rocksteady, etcetera, released till the mid 10s. From time to time you can expect something sung in the French language – It’s a French station. The website is nothing more than a chat box; very retro.
- [Stream] Pinguin Classics is the oldies station within the Pinguin Radio organisation. The station plays (semi-)alternative and mostly guitar based classics of the 80s, 90s and the first half of the 00s. Heritage: The Netherlands.
- [Stream] Radio Gugelhopf plays, in their own words, “garage Rock, psychedelic rock, surf, psychobilly, cowpunk, punk, hardcore, new wave, minimal , post punk, dark wave, synth-pop, electronic, industrial, reggae, krautrock and art rock.” The tracks have been released from decades ago till the mid 10s, and are mostly quite unknown. The station is entirely non-stop. Heritage: Switzerland.
- [Stream] Rockamax is a mysterious amateur station (Radionomy). There’s no ‘real’ website, and who’s behind it? But for some reason the music database stands out. Rockamax plays both old and new guitar sounds, but by far most songs are old. The general sound is slightly alternative; album tracks included. Heritage: France (and some of the tracks are in the French language).