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Erik de Zwart (Amsterdammarker, The Netherlandsmarker, 16 June 1957) is a Dutchmarker radio- en televisionmaker, former D.J., former Music Box, The Music Factory and MTV V.J. and media entrepreneur.

He was co-founder and shareholder of Radio 538 (1992) and The Music Factory (1995).

Presently, Erik is chairman of Stichting Nederlandse Top 40, the body that owns and exerts all broadcasting and publishing rights of the Dutch Top 40, the nation's flagship music chart and its spin-offs.

Among his current major investments and interests is the media technology company Mobilaria / Tunin.FM that offers mobile streaming audio in high quality over small bandwidth GPRS mobile networks using highly advanced compression technologies.

As of April 2008, Erik de Zwart also is the station voice of Radio Veronicamarker (the present day successor of the legendary offshore pirate station under the same name - Radio Veronica nowadays is a subsidiary of Sky Radio Group Ltd.).


De Zwart is fond of trains. He is board member of a museum aiming to preserve classic trains and has an extensive large scale model train network in his own backyard. Furthermore, Erik is the Dutch dubbing voice and narrator of the children's television series Thomas and Friends (Dutch title: Thomas de Stoomlocomotief).

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