Selector Radio

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Selector Radio
GenreMusic Show
Running time120 minutes (approx)
Country of originSyndicated Worldwide
Language(s)English
Hosted byJamz Supernova
Produced byCassidy Baillie
Recording studioThe Premises, Hackney
No. of episodes948
Websitewww.selector-radio.com

Selector Radio is a weekly two-hour radio show, produced by Folded Wing for the British Council. Originally launched in 2001 as The Selector, the show is now broadcast in more than 30 countries around the world, connecting a global audience to a wide range of music the United Kingdom has to offer, covering a variety of genres from grime, indie, soul, dance and more. The show features interviews, guest DJ mixes and exclusive live sessions from some of the UK's most exciting artists. It avoids many mainstream acts, in favour of emerging talent and underground styles. In 2011, The Sunday Times likened the show to "the best of John Peel".[1]

Presenters[edit]

On Friday 4 October 2019, Jamz Supernova was announced as the new presenter of Selector Radio.[2] From June 2009 to September 2019, the show's presenter was DJ Goldierocks and before that, from show launch to June 2009, Selector was presented by Andrea Oliver.

Audience and global reach[edit]

With an audience estimated to be in excess of 4 million listeners, Selector is syndicated to over 30 countries around the world including Mexico, China, Malawi, Cuba, Spain and Ukraine.

Content and production[edit]

Each edition of Selector Radio 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, Chvrches, Errors, Daughter, Smoke Fairies and Dog Is Dead.

Selector Radio is produced by Folded Wing, an independent production company, based in Hackney, London. The show was previously produced by Somethin' Else until 2010. The show is produced by Cassidy Baille. Pete Linney is Executive Producer.

Awards[edit]

In 2015, Selector Radio won World's Best Online Music Radio Show at the Mixcloud Awards.[3] In 2005 Selector received a gold award at the Sony Radio Academy Awards for Weekly Music Show Of The Year.[4] In 2011 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 Selector Radio is presented by Jamz Supernova and airs 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 show in their native language. The show is also sometimes recorded overseas – in 2010 it was recorded together with partner stations in Mexico, Mauritius and Kazakhstan.

Selector is currently broadcast in the following countries:

Country Station Broadcast (Local Time)
Albania Club FM Friday - 18:00-21:00
Armenia Radio Van
Argentina Futurock FM Thursday 19:00 - 20:00
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 Saturday 20:00 - 21:00
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 Aristocrats Radio Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 & Repeated Saturday 20:00 - 21:00
Vietnam Voice Of Vietnam

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glass, Katie (2011-11-20). "Little voice". The Sunday Times. ISSN 0956-1382. Retrieved 2019-10-21.
  2. ^ "1Xtra's Jamz Supernova takes over Selector Radio". RadioToday. Retrieved 2019-10-21.
  3. ^ "Online Radio Awards 2015". International Radio Festival. Retrieved 2019-10-21.
  4. ^ Staff, Guardian (2005-04-06). "Sony Radio Academy Awards Nominations 2005". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-10-21.

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