Veronica

Veronica

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Dutch broadcasting organisation, founded in 1960.

Veronica started as an offshore pirate radio station in 1960. In 1974, the Dutch government put an end to these illegal stations and the final broadcast of Radio Veronica was held on August 31, 1974.

After a long-lasting battle with the Dutch government, Veronica finally gets a broadcasting license and starts as a public broadcasting organization on January 1, 1976. The station is mainly focussed on younger people, and its popularity increases. By 1985, the Veronica Omroep Organisatie is the largest broadcasting corporation of the Netherlands.

At the end of the 1980s Veronica is investigating the possibilities to start a 24-hour commercial television station. RTL-Veronique is established, with the intention to transfer the public Veronica into the commercial RTL-Veronique at some point. Public funds were used to start the commercial station, which was illegal.

Veronica is punished and isn't allowed to broadcast for 7 weeks, and the initiative strands. RTL-Veronique becomes RTL 4 and the links between the organizations are dismantled.

In 1991 Veronica investigates commercial possibilities again with another public broadcasting organization: TROS. Also this initiave does not lead to results. Frustrated DJs subsequently leave Veronica to start their own commercial radio station: Radio 538 BV.

Finally, on August 31, 1995, 21 years after the end of the offshore broadcasts, Veronica becomes a commercial broadcasting organization, this time again in cooperation with RTL.

The collaboration with RTL ends in 2000. In 2002 Veronica starts again with broadcasting on MTV and TMF. In September 2003, Veronica becomes part of the SBS Broadcasting organization.

Currently (2011) Veronica still exists as a radio and television station, but the once most-popular Dutch broadcasting organization currently faces minimal market shares. The spin-offs however are doing much better. Radio 538 is the most popular radio station in the Netherlands, and RTL 4 is the most popular commercial television station.
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Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
538 Radio Veronica - 12 1/2 Jaar Radio Veronica Radio Veronica 12 1/2 Jaar Radio Veronica(7", Single) Veronica 538 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
1001 Various - Dank U! Various Dank U!(LP, Comp) Veronica, Veronica 1001 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
1384 The Buffoons - Donna (My Girl Donna) Deutsche Aufnahme The Buffoons Donna (My Girl Donna) Deutsche Aufnahme(7", Single, Promo) CBS, CBS 1384 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
56023 Nancy Boyd Special Guest Demis Roussos - Summerwine Nancy Boyd Special Guest Demis Roussos Nancy Boyd Special Guest Demis Roussos - Summerwine(7", Single) BR Music 56023 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
082 528-3 Herman van Veen - Zingt En Vertelt De Muziekfabel Van Alfred Jodocus Kwak Herman van Veen Zingt En Vertelt De Muziekfabel Van Alfred Jodocus Kwak(VHS, Album, PAL) Harlekijn, Import Music Service 082 528-3 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
157 187-2 Various - 10 Jaar RTL Various 10 Jaar RTL(CD, Comp) Force Records (2) 157 187-2 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
240815-3 Normaal - Het Verhaal Van Normaal Normaal Het Verhaal Van Normaal(VHS) WEA Music Video 240815-3 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
471 613 2 Various - Het Beste Uit De Top 100 Allertijden Various Het Beste Uit De Top 100 Allertijden(2xCD, Comp) Magnum 471 613 2 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
491207 2 Various - Veronica Goes Reggae Various Veronica Goes Reggae(CD, Comp) Sony Music Media 491207 2 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
494734 2 Various - Back To The US Of A (All American Hits) Various Back To The US Of A (All American Hits)(4xCD, Comp) Sony Music Media, Veronica 494734 2 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
515 294-2 Various - Tour Of Duty 4 Various Tour Of Duty 4 (Comp) 515 294-2 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
515 295-2 Various - Tour Of Duty 4 Various Tour Of Duty 4(CD, Comp) Magnum, TV1, Var 515 295-2 Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
982 973-8 Various - 40 Jaar Top 40 1965-1974 Various 40 Jaar Top 40 1965-1974(DVD-V, Dol + CD-ROM, Comp, Mono) Universal 982 973-8 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
6802 920 Various - 12 Jaar Radio Veronica Various 12 Jaar Radio Veronica(LP, Comp) Veronica 6802 920 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
0008.9510.04 Various - Veronica Mega Top 50 - Volume 10 Various Veronica Mega Top 50 - Volume 10(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Veronica 0008.9510.04 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
0009.9511.04 Various - Veronica Mega Top 50 - Volume 11 Various Veronica Mega Top 50 - Volume 11(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Veronica 0009.9511.04 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
10960701 Various - Veronica Het Beste Van Vaderlandse Bodem Various Veronica Het Beste Van Vaderlandse Bodem(CD, Comp, Unofficial) TELCO RECORDS INT 10960701 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
20.9512.09 Various - Veronica Mega Top 50 - Volume 1 Various Veronica Mega Top 50 - Volume 1(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Veronica 20.9512.09 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
23961210 Various - Veronica Keihard De Lekkerste 1996 - Volume 12 Various Veronica Keihard De Lekkerste 1996 - Volume 12(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Veronica, TELCO RECORDS INT 23961210 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
25970202 Various - Veronica '97 2 - Always Number 1! Various Veronica '97 2 - Always Number 1!(CD, Comp, Unofficial) TELCO RECORDS INT 25970202 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
25970303 Various - Veronica '97 3 - Always Number 1! Various Veronica '97 3 - Always Number 1!(CD, Comp, Unofficial) TELCO RECORDS INT 25970303 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
9548 32302 2 Various - Van Inkel's Choice Various Van Inkel's Choice(CD, Comp) Magnum, Magnum 9548 32302 2 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
74321 126442 The Clarks, Jan Veerman & Anny Keyzer* - Bennie's Fifties Presents: BZN Medley The Clarks, Jan Veerman & Anny Keyzer* The Clarks, Jan Veerman & Anny Keyzer* - Bennie's Fifties Presents: BZN Medley(CD, Single) BMG Ariola Benelux B.V., RCA 74321 126442 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
74321 327172 Various - Mega Music Dance Experience (The Glamorous Edition - The 1995 Yearmix) Various Mega Music Dance Experience (The Glamorous Edition - The 1995 Yearmix)(2xCD, Mixed) EVA 74321 327172 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
74321-367052 Various - Bring Tha Babe Volume 1 (Spring Edition) Various Bring Tha Babe Volume 1 (Spring Edition)(CD, Comp) BMG Netherlands BV 74321-367052 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
5099930 63052 9 Various - Radio Veronica Rockbox Various Radio Veronica Rockbox(Box + 5xCD, Comp, RM) EMI, Veronica 5099930 63052 9 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
BYTE 3044-KIDS 2 Unlimited - Kids Like You And Me 2 Unlimited Kids Like You And Me(CD, Single) Byte Records BYTE 3044-KIDS Benelux 1995 Sell This Version
CD 9602 Various - Veronica Mega Top 50 - Volume 2 Various Veronica Mega Top 50 - Volume 2(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Veronica CD 9602 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
CD 0005.9505.02 Various - Veronica Mega Top 50 - Volume 5 Various Veronica Mega Top 50 - Volume 5(CD, Comp, M/Print, Unofficial) Veronica CD 0005.9505.02 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
CD 0006.9508.04 Various - Veronica Mega Top 50 - Volume 8 Various Veronica Mega Top 50 - Volume 8(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Veronica CD 0006.9508.04 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
CD 0007.9509.04 Various - Veronica Mega Top 50 - Volume 9 Various Veronica Mega Top 50 - Volume 9(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Veronica CD 0007.9509.04 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
CD 0010.9512.04 Various - Veronica Mega Top 50 - Volume 12 Various Veronica Mega Top 50 - Volume 12(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Veronica CD 0010.9512.04 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
CDP 560-20 3946 2 Fish - The Company Fish The Company(CD, Maxi) EMI CDP 560-20 3946 2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
CG 9215 Youri Egorov – S. Prokoviev* / D. Shostakovich* / A. Babadjanjan* - Sonata No. 8 / Sonata No. 2 / Bilder Für Piano Youri EgorovS. Prokoviev* / D. Shostakovich* / A. Babadjanjan* Youri EgorovS. Prokoviev* / D. Shostakovich* / A. Babadjanjan* - Sonata No. 8 / Sonata No. 2 / Bilder Für Piano(CD, RE) Canal Grande CG 9215 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
COL 472920 2 Nits* & Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra* - Hjuvi: A Rhapsody In Time Nits* & Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra* Nits* & Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra* - Hjuvi: A Rhapsody In Time(CD, Album) Columbia, Columbia COL 472920 2 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
CPG 1995.202 Various - Het Nationale Muziekkado 1995 Various Het Nationale Muziekkado 1995(CDi, Album) Stichting CPG CPG 1995.202 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
DRN 412 Dan Reed Network - Stardate 1990 Dan Reed Network Stardate 1990(12", Single, Par) Mercury DRN 412 UK 1990 Sell This Version
DRNG412 Dan Reed Network - Stardate 1990 Dan Reed Network Stardate 1990(12", Single, Ltd, Blu) Mercury, Mercury DRNG412 UK 1990 Sell This Version
KTC 1469 Youri Egorov - A Life In Music Youri Egorov A Life In Music(10xCD, Comp + DVD + Box) Etcetera (3) KTC 1469 Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version
KTC 1520 Youri Egorov - Autumn Song Youri Egorov Autumn Song(2xCD, Comp) Etcetera (3) KTC 1520 Netherlands 2016 Sell This Version
none Herman van Veen - Zingt En Vertelt De Muziekfabel Van Alfred Jodocus Kwak Herman van Veen Zingt En Vertelt De Muziekfabel Van Alfred Jodocus Kwak(DVD) Harlekijn none Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
none Various - Veronica Mega Top 50 1995-06 Various Veronica Mega Top 50 1995-06(CD, Album, Comp, Unofficial) Veronica none Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
none Michael Jackson - Radio Veronica Presents Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Radio Veronica Presents Michael Jackson(CDr, P/Mixed, Unofficial) Not On Label (Michael Jackson) none Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
none Various - Veronica Mega Top 50 - Volume 4 Various Veronica Mega Top 50 - Volume 4(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Veronica none Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
NR 1000 Various - Dank U! Various Dank U! (Comp) NR 1000 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
Veronica 2597SP01 Various - Veronica Presenteert: BNN Springmix '97 Bekijk 'T Maar! Various Veronica Presenteert: BNN Springmix '97 Bekijk 'T Maar!(CD, Mixed) Veronica Veronica 2597SP01 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
* VERONICA 10961201 * Various - Veronica Presents: Winter Mix 96 Various Veronica Presents: Winter Mix 96(CD, Mixed, Unofficial) TELCO RECORDS INT * VERONICA 10961201 * Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
* VERONICA 20960301 * Various - Veronica Keihard De Lekkerste 1996 - 3 Various Veronica Keihard De Lekkerste 1996 - 3(CD, Comp, Unofficial) TELCO RECORDS INT * VERONICA 20960301 * Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
* VERONICA 20960402 * Various - Veronica Keihard De Lekkerste 1996 - 4 Various Veronica Keihard De Lekkerste 1996 - 4(CD, Comp, Unofficial) TELCO RECORDS INT * VERONICA 20960402 * Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
* VERONICA 23960503 * Various - Veronica Keihard De Lekkerste 1996 - 5 Various Veronica Keihard De Lekkerste 1996 - 5(CD, Comp, Unofficial) TELCO RECORDS INT * VERONICA 23960503 * Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
* VERONICA 23961109 * Various - Veronica Keihard De Lekkerste 1996 - 11 Various Veronica Keihard De Lekkerste 1996 - 11(CD, Comp, Unofficial) TELCO RECORDS INT * VERONICA 23961109 * Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
* VERONICA 25970404 * Various - Veronica '97 4 - Always Number 1! Various Veronica '97 4 - Always Number 1!(CD, Comp, Unofficial) TELCO RECORDS INT * VERONICA 25970404 * Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
VOO 1975 Various - Veronica - De 15 Beste Veronica Tunes / De Noordzee Tune / 100 Veronica Jingles / Hoogtepunten Uit Programma's Various Veronica - De 15 Beste Veronica Tunes / De Noordzee Tune / 100 Veronica Jingles / Hoogtepunten Uit Programma's(2xLP, Comp) Veronica, CBS Special Products VOO 1975 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
VR 019 No Artist - Sir Edwin - Telefantasie No Artist Sir Edwin - Telefantasie(7") Veronica VR 019 Netherlands 1963 Sell This Version
YES003 Youri Egorov – Sergei Prokoviev* / Dmitri Shostakovich / Arno Babadjanjan* - Sonate No. 8 / Sonate No. 2 / Bilder Für Piano Youri EgorovSergei Prokoviev* / Dmitri Shostakovich / Arno Babadjanjan* Youri EgorovSergei Prokoviev* / Dmitri Shostakovich / Arno Babadjanjan* - Sonate No. 8 / Sonate No. 2 / Bilder Für Piano(CD) Stichting Youri Egorov YES003 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version