Radio Veronica is a Dutch commercial radio station owned by Talpa Radio, a subsidiary of Talpa Network. The station runs pop and rock music from the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, however in 2017, as the new show schedule was launched, the music format shifted towards so-called timeless hits which also includes recurrents. The station can be compared with Absolute Radio in the United Kingdom.
Radio Veronica in its present form was created on August 31, 2003 by a merger of the cable station Radio Veronica of the Vereniging Veronica and the golden oldie station Radio 103 of Sky Radio Ltd. In return, received the Vereniging Veronica 3.5% of the shares of the Sky Radio Ltd. in hands. In 2006, this interest was expanded to 10%, after the Telegraaf Media Groep NV and ING acquired the Sky Radio Group and those in Sienna Holding BV - operating under the name Sky Radio Group accommodated. In 2007, the Telegraaf Media Groep NV acquired 85% (now 22.85%) of the company owned and thus control over the company.
The brand "Radio Veronica" has a long heritage in the Netherlands going back to the offshore station (VRON) in the 1960s and early 1970s later becoming (as VOO) part of the Dutch public broadcasting system before once again becoming a private venture however the station/brand has undergone several changes of ownership since.
Radio Veronica is comparable to Sky Radio by their similarity of decades (1980s - today). The only difference is that Sky do not play any "rock" music.