Passport Approved is an internationally syndicated import radio show that airs weekly on the acclaimed (www.indie1031.fm) Los Angeles with coast-to-coast syndication at KNRK (Portland, OR), WEQX (Albany, NY/Manchester, VT), WCNR (Charlottesville, VA) and YRockOnXPN WXPN Philadelphia as well as an international presence in Germany (Berlin, Stuttgart & Brandenburg) via the tastemaker station MotorFM. In addition to the syndicated show, there is also a “Passport Approved Daily” version which is run throughout the day parts on KNRK 94.7FM Portland, OR.
The show also has a dedicated channel in Yahoo! Music LAUNCHcast, the largest music portal in the world. This announcement was made in late April 2008 and makes Passport Approved the only radio show in the world with its own dedicated channel.
Passport Approved is creation of British-born / Los Angeles-based DJ Sat Bisla, who was previously a DJ at KCRW in Los Angeles. Previously Bisla also worked at a number of other music-intensive radio stations in Central California, including KKDJ “The Edge” Fresno, where he hosted/programmed a weekly import show and was also the station’s Music Director. Over the years Bisla has been credited with playing a part in helping artists (pre-label signing) such as Coldplay, Wolfmother, Keane, Dido, Faithless, Lily Allen, Ting Tings, Editors, Teddybears, Missy Higgins and many others who have gone on to have global success.
Passport Approved works with tastemaker DJs and radio stations from around the world, including Kiwi FM New Zealand, Xfm Radio Network and Deutschland`s MotorFM. Passport Approved has also done weekly exchanges with Australia’s Triple M Radio, and also highly-influential BBC Radio 1 (UK) DJ Zane Lowe.