WESTWOOD ONE PARTNERS WITH THE GLOBAL PRE-DISCOVERY NEW MUSIC PROGRAM PASSPORT APPROVED

 

Passport Approved, the pioneering global new music pre-discovery radio program has announced that it has partnered with North America’s leading radio syndication company Westwood One.

Passport Approved has spent the past 10 years as the first point of "radio contact" for introducing many great new artists to worldwide audiences before they were signed, or officially released in many countries including: Adele, KONGOS, Lorde, LMFAO, Gotye, Bastille, Frank Turner, The Temper Trap, Florence + The Machine, Arctic Monkeys, Lily Allen, White Lies, The Naked & Famous, Milky Chance, Caro Emerald, Ting Tings, Sheppard and hundreds of others.

The radio show currently broadcasts on four continents worldwide including: KNRK "94/7FM" Portland, OR; KNDD "The End" Seattle, WA; Flux-FM Berlin, Germany; 2XM Ireland; WLKK "Alternative Buffalo" NYC; Radio Doble Neuve FM, Lima, Peru; PUKS-FM Johannesburg, South Africa; KUKQ-FM & KWSS-FM Phoenix, AZ, KFRR “104.1FM” Fresno, CA; KRZQ-FM Reno, NV; East Radio, Shanghai, China and recently announced a partnership with ALT 98/7FM Los Angeles.

As the leading weekly fully independent new music radio program, Passport Approved brings the best in great new international talent pre-discovery to even the most avid music fan no matter what continent it comes from. The program "acts local and thinks global," unearthing new music gems from local regions, and then shares it with a worldwide weekly audience via radio partners who like to be first in their market to introduce new music!

"Music discovery has always been a key component for audiences of radio stations across the U.S.," says Charles Steinhauer, COO, Westwood One. "We are excited to be working with Passport Approved. The program has a proven track record and is renowned for consistently breaking new artists into the U.S. and global markets. Westwood One looks forward to its partnership with Passport Approved."

Sat Bisla, Programmer & Host of Passport Approved added, "Our vision for the past decade has been to bring the greatest new global music to local radio from around the world via our proprietary pre-discovery program - Passport Approved. Westwood One's passion and vision for Passport Approved and their willingness to help us evolve the next steps for the show is a partnership that we feel is great next step forward as the program is embraced by more stations across the U.S. and international markets."

About Westwood One

Westwood One, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cumulus, activates the power of sound to deliver compelling cross-platform audio content to more than 9,100 media partners and 225 million consumers each week. Westwood One’s rich array of content and services includes live play-by-play sports and sports talk programming; music and entertainment programs; news, talk, and information programming, 24/7 music formats; prep services; customized music, jingles and imaging; and national sales representation. www.westwoodone.com.

About Passport Approved

Passport Approved is weekly syndicated radio program that shares the world’s best new music with its pre-discovery approach. The show broadcasts a weekly two hour program (with a one hour option) and a “Passport Approved Daily” segment to radio stations in multiple continents worldwide. Passport Approved is the brainchild of its host and music programmer Sat Bisla and first launched on the late and acclaimed Indie 103.1FM in Los Angeles back in 2003. Indie 1031.FM was voted the “Best Radio Station in America” for consecutive years by Rolling Stone magazine.

For more information on Passport Approved contact: Ryan Benyo at ryan@passportapproved.com or 323.782.0770