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, there are 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 ( Radio Regentrude 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 German.
What kind of station is Radio Regentrude?
Radio Regentrude is an independent privately owned non-for profit (and non-commercial) 24/7 online radio station, run entirely by volunteers.
We founded Radio Regentrude in 2010 with the goal of bringing a unique 24/7 music program and hosts who are really passionate about music to the airwaves along with a very colorful, diverse and varied music mix (including Rock, Pop, Blues, Soul, R&B, Country / Bluegrass / Americana, Jazz, Chillout, Ambient, New Age, Dance & Electronica, Instrumentals, Metal, Reggae, World Music, Singer Songwriter, Alternative, Indie and many, many more) and to share our great passion for new music and undiscovered gems with our listeners around the world. On Radio Regentrude you will enjoy 24 / 7 fresh international music and undiscovered gems as well as professionally designed and presented live broadcasts that you just wouldn’t hear anywhere else!
We mainly showcase and play submitted music we have received from our international music partners (record labels, music publishers, artist agencies) as well as songs from independent musicians and bands from all over the world!
Radio Regentrude is fully licensed (= completely legal) 24/7 online radio station from Norderstedt, near Hamburg, Germany.
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. Radio Regentrude is run by the people who fund it.
Independent means: To have sponsors always means a certain kind of dependance on third parties‘ money and influence. And this is, what we do not want. Therefore we decided to pay everything out of our own pockets.
What music can I expect on Radio Regentrude?
Radio Regentrude offers 24 / 7 a colorful, interesting and varied program with international music from A as in Alternative to Z as in Zydeco – including mainly selected releases from our international music partners and songs from independent artists from around the world. On Radio Regentrude you can enjoy 24 / 7 hand-picked, exceptional music for upscale listening pleasure from a wide variety of genres – just the right mix for everyone who is always curious and open to new things and interested in music far beyond the record plate edge and outside the ubiquitous mainstream!
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 already pre-installed on your preferred devices (mobile phone, „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 24 / 7 around the globe. And we are serving a large hospital radio station at Städtisches Klinikum Karlsruhe.
There is also a free APP that also works fine with smartphones as well as with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto:
Does Radio Regentrude offer my favourite kind of music?
Our radio hosts are always one step ahead with their handpicked, carefully selected and lovingly created playlists full of hand picked tunes that captivate you at once, sweet ear candy and wonderful voices in a variety of genres including Rock, Pop, Country, Bluegrass, Americana, Blues, Jazz, Swing, Bigband sound, RnB, Soul, Funk, Folk, Singer Songwriter, Gospel, Reggae, Easy Listening, New Age, Oldies, Instrumentals, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Chillout, Lounge, Ambient, Electronica, Dance, House, Club mixes… and many, many, many more!
We do not play that kind of music you have already listened to on thousands of other stations!
Are there English language radio programs on Radio Regentrude?
Our radio broadcasts are mostly in German, however we do have a few shows in English.
Most of our broadcasts focus on music, so you can enjoy them even if you don’t understand German.
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 always bring fresh, captivating 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 artists and music labels from around the globe for free with airplay, artist-portraits, special webcasts and more!
Radio Regentrude is a great place not only for music lovers, but also for artists, bands 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!
Do you prefer physical oder digital song bubmission?
We accept both, physical and digital song submissions, digital song submissions are preferred.
All songs must have broadcast quality and should be already tagged correctly (details we need: artist name – song title – album – release date – genre). For details, please see our song submission policy
How can I send you my songs?:
You can easily send us your songs digitally – which always is higly appreciated – by email (mailto: info at radio-regentrude dot de) including a download link for dropbox, wetransfer, haulix, hearthemusic, soundcloud etc.,
If you prefer to submit some of your songs or albums as physical radio promo on CD please use the shipping address mentioned in our imprint.
And this is what we can do for you:
Airplay: your music submissons are used in our daily live broadcasts and shows.
Featured label partners: Every week we select at least one music label, music publisher, PR agency to be given additional broadcasting hours in our broadcasting schedule. These additional shows are marked with for example “label XY selection” or “finest rock by label XY”) etc.
In addition, selected artists are presented in the artist lounge on our homepage with a detailed profile including bio, photo, social media links (for artists) etc.
We present selected albums worth listening to on our homepage in the CD recommendations with album cover, track list and description as well as social media links.
We present our radio promotion partners in the section „Promo Partner“ on our homepage with logo, description and DIrect link to your site or social media channels.
Our live radio broadcasts are repeated regularly on different days at different times to give as many listeners as possible the opportunity to enjoy our programnes.
On request, we offer you the possibility of an artist portrait, an album presentation or a special broadcast on selected musicians and bands.
Furhter questions? Or want to put us on your mailing list?
You are welcome to add us to your mailing list / newsletter at any time.
If you need further information or have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time by email or use our online contact form on our homepage!
We look forward to hearing from you soon!