The Legend continues and it’s more than alive.
The highly acclaimed AMW.FM = Amsterdams Most Wanted, was established in 2001 via Dance Radio and Lazer FM.
Running weekly from Friday night to Sunday evening, there were non-stop broadcast and live programs hosted by Dennis Ruijer, Dave Middenboom, Mike Simbello, Counterpoint as well as others. Several of these founding presenters became well-known DJs at the renowned Dutch radio station; “Radio 538.”
During the era of pirate radio, the Lazer FM crew searched for high rooftops, and soon they found one suitable to install their transmitters.
Eventually, they placed transmitters all over Amsterdam and surrounding areas. The infamous “Chimney in Diemen”, “Maxis” (Dutch Walmart), Tax Authority Buildings (Belastingdienst), Bijlmer (Flats), KPN tower, Cranes, Crystal Tower, and many construction sites became the network and voice of Dance Radio and Lazer FM.
They gained media attention and eventually, RTL made a documentary about pirate radio in the Netherlands and showed everyone how it’s done properly. At the climax of their series, the police became aware and began removing the transmitters. They didn’t know that on the other side of the building, there were crews on standby to place a new transmitter within ten minutes. This game of cat and mouse with the police was the birth of Amsterdam’s Most Wanted.
We are an online radio station, a community driven platform and an exponent that is listened to in more than 150 countries. AMW has been around for 15 years and we have an impressive track record and artist library. The music we embrace is electronic and to be specific it’s house or techno with crossovers to jungle and drum and bass.
We only do live shows that start on every mid day of the week at 6PM CET and on Sunday the first show starts at 10AM CET
AMW is an autonomous institute on and offline where everyone with beautiful ideas and musical or artistic talents can show theirself live from Amsterdam to the rest of the world.
We are located in the middle of Amsterdam’s infamous NDSM district amongst musea and street art.
Feel free to visit our awesome studio! Hang out, relax, discover new music and meet new people.
AMW also stimulates cultural discourse, thus making a relevant contribution to cultural life in the city of Amsterdam and the rest of Netherlands.
AMW has managed to create a rich history for itself over the course of many years with several milestones including the ADE 24/5 DJ marathon and their partnerships with Bax Music, Dance Television, Pioneer DJ, and Wild FM Hitradio.
– Community Oriented
– Open-minded & inclusive
– Safe Space
– Self Sustainable
Last but not least: building things together, evolve & having fun!