Arrow Caz!

Arrow Caz!
City The Hague
Broadcast area Netherlands
Frequency Only on Dutch cables. Available worldwide through internet
First air date April 18, 2006
Format Pop music
Former callsigns Caz!
Owner Pako Media BV
Sister stations
Arrow Classic Rock
Webcast Webstream

Arrow Caz is a national Dutch commercial radio station. The station is owned by Arrow and only aired even over the Internet.


Arrow Caz was on April 18, 2006 (under the name Caz!) start on the former frequencies Yorin FM. Several months SBS Broadcasting took over the station before that of RTL Nederland. Caz! has been through several name changes emerged from HitRadio Veronica.

In early 2006, SBS Broadcasting the loss-making Yorin FM from RTL Nederland. SBS retained a large part of the staff and decided to change both the format and the name of the station. Former BNN director Gerard Timmer was recruited to launch the new radio station and train. In late March the new name was announced: Caz!. The name was chosen because it was felt that the station had to have a person's name with personality and character.[1] Caz! is not an acronym and stands for nothing. On Tuesday, April 18, 2006 was at 06.00 Caz! officially started.

Although SBS at the start of Caz! indicated that the company for several years wanted to invest in the drive and stamina would have been after a few months reduced the marketing budget and could not be more investments made.[2] This proved difficult to Caz! grow in the highly competitive world of radio. For director Gerard Timmer was in April 2007, one year after the start, a reason to leave.

The acquisition of Caz! Arrow through the media group, Caz! FM

On 21 June 2007 it was announced that Caz! July 1 is acquired by Arrow. Reason for SBS to sell the station, according to Gerard Timmer acquisition of SBS Broadcasting by the German ProSiebenSat.1 Media, with the loss-making Caz! the value of SBS Broadcasting bustle.[2] The acquisition of SBS Broadcasting by ProSiebenSat.1 Media was announced on June 27, 2007. From Sunday, July 1, 2007 to March 11, 2009, Arrow Classic Rock on the former FM frequencies Caz! broadcast, making the station off the air is gone. Caz! is continued through the cable, satellite (Astra 1) and internet.

On September 7, 2007 it was announced that Caz! continues with five DJs: Albert-Jan Sluis, Maurice Verschuuren, Rinse Blanksma, Martin Pieters (Welcome-to-your-weekendmix) DJ Jean (Madhouse @ Midnight) and Joshua Walter (Blended). Because Verschuuren and Blanksma went to work at Arrow Classic Rock, DJ Jean to SLAM!FM left, Martin Peters and Albert-Jan Sluis the only remaining DJs CAZ! Late March / early April 2009 it was announced that Martin Pieters and Albert-Jan Sluis leave at CAZ!. They both went to work at Radio Decibel, so there are now no more DJs are actively CAZ!

From July 10, 2008 to March 10, 2009 sent Caz! on the medium wave frequency 828 kilohertz. Caz! was temporarily put on this frequency until the start of the radio station would broadcast it with a talc-like format, called Arrow Talks. Ultimately, this did not take place, partly because Arrow could not finance it.

On Friday, May 22, 2009 has cable operator Ziggo, in consultation with Caz!, decided to transmit the signal from Caz! through to terminate the analog and digital radio packet. This is due to the fact that Rokit BV, BV behind the Arrow-Caz! went bankrupt. As of July 1, 2009 disappears Caz! also at UPC analogue cable and satellite with Canal Digital, but remains at UPC Digital and Internet still available. Meanwhile Arrow Caz weather FTA via the Astra 3 to receive satellite.

Since December 2009 is Caz! renamed, the present name is Arrow Caz.[3]


Caz was also known for their podcast "Welcome to your weekend mix",[4] where other radio stations like Radio 538 later started. However, they were not the first who started with podcasts, which was Kink FM The Welcome to your weekend mix with effect from April 10, 2009 moved with Martin Pieters and Albert-Jan Sluis to Radio Decibel

Additionally Madhouse@Midnight and Blended were also in the top 50 podcasts Netherlands.


Since its acquisition by Arrow was predominantly non-stop music played at Caz. Albert-Jan Sluis presented on September 3, 2007 to April 3, 2009 Monday Thursday still program, and on the Friday night with "The Weekend Mix" on the Saturday night the recurrence. Below this radio station has gone completely nonstop.


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