Jamie Cullum’s weekly jazz show on BBC Radio 2 has been syndicated to a number of stations in South East Asia, including Heart 93.5 in Thailand.
The show, produced by independent production company, Folded Wing, is already broadcast in France and Canada, but from this week will be heard in Singapore, Philippines, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Taiwan and Thailand.
‘Jamie’s BBC Radio 2 show is one of the highlights of the specialist music schedule, and I’m delighted that jazz lovers in South East Asia will be able to listen to it,” said Bob Shennan, Controller, BBC Radio 2, 6 Music, Asian Network and Popular Music.
The programme features regular performances by artists recorded at the BBC’s Maida Vale studios, making it the only UK radio show containing Maida Vale content that can be syndicated.
Jamie Cullum said: “I’m thrilled to have these new platforms through which to share different types of music with an audience around the world, and to hear about new music from listeners everywhere.”
Broadcast on Radio 2 every Tuesday from 7-8pm, Jamie’s show has 920,000 listeners in the UK, a record reach and share for the slot. Nominated for ‘Music Broadcaster of the Year’ at this year’s Sony Awards, The Parliamentary Jazz Awards named Jamie ‘Jazz Broadcaster of the Year’, while the New York Festivals Awards awarded the show silver for ‘Best Jazz Format’ in 2012 and 2013.
Karen Pearson, CEO of Folded Wing and producer of Jamie’s show, said: “Jamie’s love and knowledge of music is incredible and the opportunity to take his weekly Radio 2 show to a global audience is very exciting indeed.”