WE ARE… Radio 68 is an independent, non-commercial and privately owned internet radio station run by the melomaniac Bonte Bros. Danny & Eddy:
- Danny spins art rock and prog rock;
- Eddy spins sixties, blues, free speech & poetry.
WE STAND FOR…
Radio 68 advocates certain types of Music & Word which are seldom or never heard in an environment that only has ears for status, stars and bucks.
Radio 68 wants to keep the memory alive. Radio 68 therefore mainly focuses on rare, overlooked, forgotten, ignored, misjudged, media–banned and non-commercial tunes, genres and artistes. Radio 68 would like its audience to have a good time while remembering, reminiscing and discovering.
Radio 68 does not play the competitive game of rankings, Top That Many, marketing-researched lists or computer-designed averages. We do throw in the occasional smash for good measure.
As a rule, we broadcast blocks of related tracks. We do so in respect of our discriminating listeners and the artists and oeuvre we support.
LISTENING TO RADIO 68
Radio 68 can be received as follows:
on our website www.radio68.be (start the selected radio player or any of the other radio players provided )
on your audioplayer: WinAmp, Jetaudio, VLC, iTunes, Windows Media Player
Radio 68 is in the Continental European Time [CET] = GMT+1. (Brussels, Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Barcelona, Stockholm, etc.)
London & Lisboa are GMT.
1 ART ROCK & PROG ROCK
The Art Rock & Prog Rock show is compiled by Dan. From Anima Mundi to Frank Zappa, featuring all styles, genres and countries.
This is a six-hour show.
See under “SHOWS” at the top of the website.
2 MY GENERATION
My Generation: all the sounds and all the voices of the sixties, compiled and introduced by Ed.
My Generation is a four- hour show.
See under SHOWS at the top of the website.
3 FREE SPEECH (De Gedachten zijn Vrij)
Underlining freedom and hence the freedom of speech as the pillar of the 60s: songs, music, stories, poetry, speeches, interviews, and even more Music and Word. Mixing eras, places, styles and languages.
Free Speech is a four-hour show. For more information, see under “Shows” at the top of the website.
DE GEDACHTEN ZIJN VRIJ (Free Speech)
Omdat Vrijheid en dus Vrije Meningsvorming de eerste en belangrijkste waarde van de jaren zestig is: muziek, liederen, poëzie, getuigenissen, verhalen, toespraken, verklaringen, interviews – en nog meer Woord en Muziek. In alle talen en genres, van alle plaatsen en tijden.
De Gedachten zijn Vrij duurt vier uur. Zie de rubriek “SHOWS” bovenaan de website.
4 DICHTERS IN DE LUCHT
Please note: this poetry show is mainly in Dutch.
Poëzieprogramma i.s.m. Poëziecentrum. Elke week een blok van vier uur, één nieuw uur om de twee weken.
Zie de rubriek “Shows” bovenaan de website.
Radio 68 settles copyright fees with copy control agency SABAM, Brussels, www.sabam.be
We consider partners within the policy frame explained under “We Are” and “We Stand For”. Please contact us with your suggestions and plans. See currrent Partners and Friends.
Our first public broadcast was on 13 February 2012 and total broadcasting time was 24 hours/week for two shows: Dan’s Art Rock & Prog Rock and Ed’s My Generation (sixties, Stones, Free Speech, Poetry). On 2 January 2013, Radio 68 started to broadcast seven days a week, doubling its schedule to 48 hours. Eventually, The Rolling Stones Circus was dropped, whereas “Dichters in de lucht” was added in November 2013.
After three years(8 Jan 2015), Radio 68 underwent a make-over: a new look, improved technical features, more permanent information and an extra 24 broadcasting hours, now totaling 72 hours/week. The shows were diversified, re-arranged and rescheduled. There are now four shows: Art Rock & Prog Rock by Dan, My Generation (including ‘Blueside’), Free Speech / De Gedachten zijn vrij, and Dichters in de Lucht – these three are by Ed.
Danny & Eddy Bonte