TypePublic broadcaster
Founded7 January 2009
by Dominique Weesie
TV stationsNPO 3
Radio stationsNPO Radio 1
Official website
The signature pink microphone cover of PowNed, with their former logo used from 2009 till 2019

PowNed is a Dutch broadcaster, which transmits radio and television programmes on the Netherlands Public Broadcasting system.[1]

Each weekday evening it airs a satirical news show called PowNews on Nederland 3, in which politicians and other public and non-public figures are confronted with provocative questions, and often ridiculed.

The broadcaster was affiliated with and was started up with the help of the popular GeenStijl shock blog.

The director of PowNed is Dominique Weesie (who also presents PowNews) and their star reporter is Rutger Castricum. Other reporters include(d) Jojanneke van den Berge, Jan Roos (also presenter of the radio programme Echte Jannen with Jan Dijkgraaf) and Daan Nieber. Several other people involved with PowNed programmes (radio and television) are DJs Rob Stenders and Bert van Lent, sports presenters Henk Spaan and Hugo Borst (of the TV football programme Heilig Gras), Bas Paternotte (political commentator for Echte Jannen) and Brenno de Winter (ICT commentator for PowNews).

The name is a backronym for Publieke Omroep Weldenkend Nederland En Dergelijke (English: Public broadcaster (for the) well-thinking Netherlands and the like). PowNed claims to serve the network generation and argues heavily (in a tongue-in-cheek style) against baby boomers whom it sees as clinging on to power.



Daan Nieber
Rutger Castricum and Mark Rutte
Danny Ghosen
Presenter Season
1 2 3 4 5
Rutger Castricum
Jan Roos
Jojanneke van den Berge
Daan Nieber
Danny Ghosen
Jan Versteegh
Nadia Poeschmann
Gerben van Driel
Tom Staal
Bram Endedijk
Jeroen Holtrop
Roel Maalderink
Sanae Orchi




Heilig Gras


# Date Guest Viewers
1 8 April 2011 Robin van Persie 279.000
2 15 April 2011 Nike 222.000
3 22 April 2011 Parents and children 145.000
4 29 April 2011 Football stats 157.000
5 6 May 2011 ADO Den Haag 201.000
6 13 May 2011 Frank de Boer 268.000

House Ibiza

In House Ibiza went Rutger Castricum and Dominique Weesie to Ibiza and interviewed guests.


# Guest
1 Ronald Plasterk
Barbara Barend
Guido Weijers
Ursul de Geer
2 John van den Heuvel
Fajah Lourens
Jokertje from Oh Oh Cherso...
3 Hero Brinkman
Jan Slagter
Amanda Krabbé
4 Peter R. de Vries
Sander de Kramer
Tygo Gernandt
5 Boris van der Ham
Goedele Liekens
Jan-Hein Kuijpers
Bas van Toor
6 Michael Boogerd
Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert
René Froger


Main article: PowNews


In PowLitie went Danny Ghosen (S1-3), Thijs Zeeman (S1-3) Jojanneke van den Berge (S1-2) Daan Nieber (S1-2) Roel Maalderink (S3) on criminal. The first season were part of Zendtijd PowNed.


Presenter Season 1 Season 2 Season 3
Danny Ghosen
Thijs Zeeman
Jojanneke van den Berge
Daan Nieber
Roel Maalderink

Studio PowNed

Studio PowNed is a late night talkshow presented by Rutger Castricum. Guests are Dominique Weesie, Erik de Vlieger, Thierry Baudet, Yoeri Albrecht. In the program are news and politics, there are reportages from Jan Roos, Tom Staal and others.

Zendtijd PowNed

In Zendtijd PowNed the presenters of PowNed watched if a new program is successful.


# Date Viewers Program Came later on
television or radio
1 25 February 2012 167.000 Fill! No
2 3 March 2012 105.000 Drive along No
3 10 March 2012 130.000 Echte Jannen Yes, on radio
4 17 March 2012 129.000
5 24 March 2012 270.000 PowLitie Yes, on television
6 31 March 2012 152.000
7 7 April 2012 179.000
8 14 April 2012 143.000 PowNews XL No
9 21 April 2012 182.000




  1. ^ "Two new broadcasters added to public sector". The Holland Times. 4 November 2009. Archived from the original on 22 October 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2011.