Joe (Belgian radio station)

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Joe FM logo.png
Broadcast area Belgium
Flanders
Slogan All the way (2016-)
Your greatest hits (2012-2016)
The smile, the music (2009-2012)
Format Oldies
Adult contemporary music
Language(s) Dutch
Former callsigns 4fm (2001-2009)
Joe FM (2009-2016)
Owner Medialaan
Sister stations Qmusic
Website joe.be

Joe is a commercial Belgian radio station broadcasting in Dutch, and is mainly dedicated to pop music from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. Since 2007 the radio station has been owned by Medialaan.

History[edit]

In 2001, Joe's predecessor 4fm was launched. Together with Q-music, it was the first commercial radio station to be licensed as a national broadcaster in the Flemish Community. The station was purchased by Talpa Media in 2005. In May 2007, 4fm was taken over by Medialaan - then known as the Vlaamse Media Maatschappij. In 2008, 4fm started broadcasting a news-focused breakfast show named 4fm actueel that was simulcast on Medialaan station KANAALTWEE.[1] It was axed a few months later.

On 19 February 2009, the hosts of 4fm announced that the station would relaunch as Joe FM on 1 April 2009. The station's format largely stayed the same. On Saturdays and Sundays, a show called Joekes broadcast excerpts of standup sets and comedy skits. In August 2012, Joe FM changed its slogan to Your Greatest Hits and implemented several new programmes.

Frequencies[edit]

Joe broadcasts in the Flemish Community (Flanders and Brussels) on the following frequencies:

The station is also available via digital TV and online streams.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'4fm-actueel' live te zien op KANAALTWEE! | TVvisie". TV-Visie. Retrieved 2016-10-16.