The Selector

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The Selector
Genre Music Show
Running time 120 minutes (approx)
Country of origin Syndicated Worldwide
Language(s) English
Hosted by Goldierocks
Produced by Pete Linney
Recording studio Folded Wing, 32 Clerkenwell Green, London
No. of episodes 809

The Selector is a weekly two-hour radio show, which is sponsored by the British Council. Originally launched in 2001, The Selector is an international showcase for the best new music the United Kingdom has to offer, covering a variety of genres from indie, dubstep, folk, soul, hip hop and more. The show features interviews, guest DJ mixes and exclusive live sessions from some of the UK’s most exciting artists. The Selector presents an overview of fresh British music. It avoids many mainstream acts, in favour of emerging talent and underground styles. The show reflects the brilliance and diversity of British music, promoting the musical culture of modern Britain to an international audience. The underlying aim of The Selector is to challenge people's perceptions of the UK and to showcase the wealth of creativity and innovation the UK has to offer.


Since 2009 The Selector has been presented by global DJ & TV/Radio presenter Goldierocks. From the show’s launch until June 2009 the show was presented by Andrea Oliver.

Audience and global reach[edit]

With an audience estimated to be in excess of 3 million listeners, The Selector is syndicated to over 40 countries around the world including Mexico, China, Colombia, Israel, Poland, Malawi, Hungary, Indonesia and Bulgaria.

Content and production[edit]

Each edition of The Selector includes a guest DJ mix and the show regularly features interviews and live sessions from top British talent. Previous guests include Tinie Tempah, Metronomy, Ghostpoet, Jessie Ware, Foreign Beggars, Egyptian Hip Hop, Chvches, Errors, Daughter, Smoke Fairies and Dog Is Dead. The Selector is produced by Folded Wing, an independent production company, based in Clerkenwell, London and was previously produced by Somethin' Else until 2010. The show is put together by former BBC producer John Cranmer. Folded Wing director Karen Pearson acts as executive producer.


In 2005 The Selector received a gold award at the Sony Radio Academy Awards for Weekly Music Show Of The Year. In 2011 The Selector was named 'International Radio Show of the Year' at the International Radio Festival in Zurich and won bronze for Best Regularly Scheduled Music Program at the New York Festivals Awards

Airing and partner radio stations[edit]

The English version of The Selector is presented by Goldierocks and aired in numerous non-anglophone countries around the world. The show is also syndicated in a kit form, allowing non-English speaking presenters to create unique versions of The Selector in their native language. In Indonesia for example, The Selector occupies a section on the popular Now Generation show, presented by Dewi Hanafi on Trax101.4FM in Jakarta. The show is also sometimes recorded overseas – In 2010 it was recorded together with partner stations in Mexico, Mauritius and Kazakhstan.

The Selector is currently broadcast in the following countries:

Country Station Broadcast (Local Time)
Albania Club FM Friday - 18:00-21:00
Armenia Radio Van
Austria Freirad 105.9
Australia FBi Radio 94.5 FM Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00
Azerbaijan Ireli Radio Wednesday 16:00 - 18:00
Bosnia & Herzegovina Radio Sarajevo 90,2, EFM (Sarajevo) & Vesta Radio Saturday 18:00 - 20:00 (EFM) Friday 20:00-22:00 (Vesta)
Bulgaria Radio Fresh Sunday 22:00 - 23:00
Burma Mandalay FM / Pyinsawaddi FM
China Phoenix Radio (Shenzen) & FM101.8 (Beijing) Friday 23:00 - 00:00 (Phoenix) Saturday 23:00 - 01:00 (FM101.8)
Colombia Radionica Saturday 08:00 - 10:00 (Radionica)
Croatia Radio Zona & Radio Laus & Radio 101 Monday 20:30 - 22:00
Czech Republic Radio Wave Saturday 20:00 - 22:00
Egypt Nile FM Friday 15:00 - 17:00
Georgia Fortuna Plus FM 103.4
Greece Spam Radio & Thessaloniki Municipality Radio FM 100.6 Friday 13:00 - 15:00
Hungary MR2-Petofi Radio Saturday 20:00 - 22:00
Indonesia Trax 104.4 FM Thursday 20:00 - 22:00
Ireland 2XM
Israel Radio 88FM Friday 23:00 - 01:00 Kobi Menora
Jordan Radio AlBalad
Kazakhstan Energy FM 102.2 FM Wednesday 22:00 - 00:00
Libya Radio Zone Saturday 20:00 - 22:00
Malawi Power FM Saturday 18:00 - 20:00
Malaysia BFM
Mexico Ibero 90.9FM Sunday 18:00 - 19:00
Mauritius Music FM - Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation Friday 18:00 - 20:00
Montenegro Atlas Radio
Oman FM90.4 Radio Sultanate Thursday 22:00 - 00:00 and Sunday 23:00 - 00:00
Philippines Jam 88.3 Saturday 9:00-10:00 (originally 10:00AM-12:00PM)
Poland Akademickie Radio Kampus Sunday 14:00 - 16:00
Portugal MEOSW Saturday 10:00 - 12:00
Qatar QBS Radio Sunday 16:00 - 18:00
Romania Cluj-Napoca University Radio
Russia Megapolis 89.5FM Sunday 02:00 - 04:00
Seychelles Paradise FM Sunday 19:00 - 21:00 & Repeated Tuesdays 23:00 - 00:00
Slovakia Radio FM Saturday 08:00 - 10:00
Spain RNE 3
Syria Arabesque FM Saturday 20:00 - 22:00
Turkey Yasam Radyo – 89.4 (Istanbul), Radyo A (Eskisehir) and Radio KTU (Trabzon)
Uganda Touch FM
Ukraine Prosto FM Wednesday and Sunday 20:00 - 22:00
Vietnam Voice Of Vietnam

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