SystemFM Started as illegal station in the year 1993. The original founders Robin Taylor en Jaques Le Clercq started broadcasting from a building in the Bart van der Leckstraat in Alkmaar (The Netherlands). When the station was visited for the 3rd time by inspectors of the FM-band Control Agency it was time to pull out the plug… But not for long.
In december of 1998 System FM was officially licensed and free to broadcast on the 104.7 Mhz in Alkmaar (the Netherlands). The station format was Urban Format Radio what also turned out to be the stations slogan. At the end of 1998 the format was changed to Rhythmic Contemporary Radio (uptempo radio). In that time the station had no trouble at all to fill the commercial blocks.
In 2000 the station had another format change. Station director Frans van der Meer banned all the R&B and Dance Records from the playlist and changed the stations slogan into ‘Always Your Favorite Hits’. SystemFM bought a new jingle package from the company Pors (The Netherlands – Geldrop). After music-director Frans van der Meer left the station the old format slowly makes his return in the Playlist.
2006 was the year that SystemFM started broadcasting on internet. For 2 years they tried to make a diference but it did not turned out as planned. In 2008 the streams where stopped at the station died….
The Return of a Legend – SystemFM is Back!
April 2016; It was time to invest some money! We spend a lot to buy a real one of a kind processing and broadcast setup that makes it possible to bring back the old authentic 90’s Dance Sound! More information about our broadcast and sound processing setup here.
These where the guys who started SystemFM back in the days (1993)
– Stefan Brau (later RTL FM and City FM, now freelancer)
– Robin Lefeber (Radio 538)
– Joris van der Pol (Salesmanager Radio 538)
– Danny Moerkerke (RadioConsultancy.nl)
– Selwyn Donia (Justfriendsmedia.nl)
– Dennis Ruyer (Radio 538)