It’s in the name. Selector picks out the best new UK music each week, and shares it with four million listeners around the world. Join us for great music and stories from the people who make it.

Shared with more than 30 countries around the world, Selector connects a global audience to the ever-changing sounds of UK culture. The show shines a light on scenes, festivals, towns and cities up and down the UK, to bring you anything and everything that’s exciting right now. We take you on a virtual tour of the UK, dropping you into the heart of cities like Bristol, Belfast, Cardiff and Glasgow to listen to the best emerging talent. 

Jazz, grime, indie or electronica – or somewhere in between – each week we put together a truly eclectic playlist and catch up with the artists and labels who are leading the way in UK music.

You can also listen to its spin-off programme, Selector After Dark, which brings the sound of the UK club scene to the world with an exclusive, uninterrupted one hour mix from a different UK DJ every week. After Dark was created in partnership with our friends at Ibero 90.9FM in Mexico City.

In Ireland, you can listen to Selector every Tuesday at 2pm on RTE 2XM. You can also listen to Selector After Dark every Wednesday at 7pm on RTE Pulse.

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Our presenter – Sian Eleri

Sian Eleri – one of the biggest music tastemakers at BBC Radio 1 – host of The Chillest Show, The Power Down Playlist, the BBC Three series ‘Paranormal: The Girl, The Ghost and The Gravestone’ and someone who’s covered Glastonbury, the Proms, Radio 1’s Big Weekend, the Welsh Music Prize and the BIFA Awards. Sian is at the forefront of the new music scene, not only as a judge on the Mercury Prize, BBC ‘Sound Of’ and the Welsh Music Prize, but she also hosts her own live music nights in London.

Other Selector programme strands

Selector Sessions is your chance to see some of the most exciting Selector artists performing live in the studio through our exclusive series of tracks and interviews. Featuring Nabihah Iqbal, The Orielles, Frank Turner, Prides, Penelope Isles and many more. Available here. #SelectorSessions

Selector Live brings the sound of Selector Radio directly to music fans around the world with live shows from some of the UK’s most exciting artists. We’ve worked with innovative talent including Actress, Ghostpoet, Max Cooper, Rosie Lowe, Kojey Radical, Gaika, Penelope Isles and the London Contemporary Orchestra in countries from Argentina to Ukraine.

Selector PRO connects music people from around the world with specialist music experts from the UK who deliver training, share their stories and discuss the biggest topics affecting the contemporary music industry. To date, Selector PRO has taken place in Russia, India, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Ukraine, Armenia and Georgia covering topics ranging from music event production to audience development for online radio stations.

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