It's been summer 2014 when Knut
joined the Radiowerkstatt (Radio workshop).
The Radiowerkstatt - a project of the
Bündnis gegen Depression (Federation against depression) and the
Psyhosozialen Dienste Niederösterreich (Psychosocial services Lower
Austria) - is on the one hand kind of an ergotherapy for people with a
psychic disease where afflicted persons present that they're
ordinary people towards publicness without mutual reservations and
that they want to be treated as such.
On the other hand the goal of the radio
workshop is offering a meaningful engagement to afflicted people
where they can experience self-affirmation and motivation as well as
joy in their lives.
In monthly rotation there are either an
editorial meeting where topics for the next show/s will be elaborated
(which will be well-wrought by every single team member at their
homes) and the jobs for the next live show will be allocated.
A live show lasts one hour and will be
broadcasted the month after the editorial meeting on Campus &
City Radio, St.Pölten.
St.Pölten? Hasn´t there
been anything? Yes sure!
In the beginning of 2015 Knut has been
asking the stations CEO if they were interested into a heavy metal
format. Basically they affirmed but without nailing down anything.
First months later I the beginning of
December the same year after Knut`s been asking again everything went
This time Knut didn´t reach only open
ears but also excitement!
Within only a few days a meeting was
happening between the stations CEO, the responsible person of program
and culture and Knut and already at the end of January 2016 a
nameless rehearsal show took place to see how everybody felt with it.
After everyone has been satisfied by
that show nothing could stop a regular show anymore. The baby got the
name PURE STEEL and started on February 9th 2016.
A name for the show has been found
Because the name Knut associated to a
Berlin polar bear at least was driving a mild smile into the face if
not the one or other loud laughter out of some listeners and PURE
STEEL never would have been taken seriously it´s been necessary to
find a pseudonynm for the master of ceremonies. A
quick prayer and the answer was clear.
Based on the German medical title
Obermedizinalrat and because PURE STEEL has the caption "Metal with
a meaning" the pseudonynm is: OberMetalzinalrat.
Finally the meaning of many lyrics of
the broadcasted songs and bands may have a healing impact to those
who are listening closely.
As well as the sprit which is
transmitted by the bands who is no one less than God´s holy spirit!
And that´s what it´s all about for us
who are creating a brandnew show every 14 days.
We don´t want to see this world going
to the dogs no longer and as everybody harms another!
Who we are:
Reiner, mainly he´s
supporting us in things like correspondency and the selection of
Also he he´s got the perfect name for
the show. That´s just the way it is when your last name is Stahl.
Dorian, our webmaster is
writing also reviews because he´s got the best knowledge of all
metal styles. and
OberMetalzinalrat our audible face. Because he´s the initiator of
the show he´s still caring a bit of everything relating to it.
Also he´s our visuable face. He´s the
one who represents PURE STEEL at any kind of events, concerts and
festivals and also he´s doing the interviews.
If you at any kind of event should see
a guy wearing a PURE STEEL shirt where you can read also the word
"OberMetalzinalrat" who´s bustling around, just dare and talk to
Sometimes he´s looking some kind of
angry but he don't bites!
We would be absolutely glad if through
the show as many listeners as possible will get to know God
personally because this is the purpose of it!
No reason to feel yourself set under
pressure or not to tune in again because even if you can´t take this
message there´s still a lot of good music you would miss otherwise!
Because stagnation means is regression
as we know and because our desire is to reach as many matelheads as
possible with the healing message we didn´t stuck at only one
Additional since March 2018 you can
listen to us at the Berlin online station "Farbe Radio" and sice
May the same year furthermore (over DAB+) on NOW Radio Vienna.
The latter is an terrestrial station as
City Radio also but both stations also are having a live stream.
Alone in terrestrial ways aqctually
we´re reaching a potential of over 2.500.000 listeners and worldwide
many more online.
Within the last years our ministry
evolved with a pace that often we´re standing stunned and just
Since Knut started PURE STEEL he just
wanted to do radio and broadcast some heavy metal. This has been as
already mentioned back in February 2016.
Only a month later he went to the first
festival for promoting the show and doing some interviews and earned
first appreciation by recognizing that fans and musicians in the same
measure are relying on him.
Meanwhile organisers are partially
asking us whether we´re interested in visiting their events.
Bands who are under our radar because
they´re from other parts of the world suddenly are contacting us to
introduce themselves asking if they can send us their albums for
getting some airplay.
If sometimes the work with PURE STEEL
is to much for us and we become frustrated God´s placing some people
into a train who are talking about Knut and the first class quality
of the show while other people are sitting just one row of seats away
from them following interested these conversation just to tell us
about it afterwards.
Does anyone here still believe in
accidents? We believe in godly motivation!
Much more if at the same time an email
from the radio station is reaching us in which the overheard is being
announced and it is very close to the heart of the author to tell it
to Knut personally once again during his next stay in studio.
Should ever we´ve been questioning if
what we´re doing is right more confirmation is nearly impossible!?
At least our doubts and our lack of
motivation have been blown away and encouraged we´re going forward.
We´re already having further visions.
One of them is this website and all others will be announced at the