Dance music tracks have been prevalent on public access radio stations in the United States for some time now, slowly edging out pop princesses and boy bands for dominance. But while EDM tracks are now readily radio available, the presence of reputable hosts offering educated commentary has been lacking — until now. Legendary host Pete Tong is bringing his talents to American airwaves with the recently announced “Evolution with Pete Tong” show featuring a weekly chart of the USA’s favorite dance tracks, Tong’s essential new tune of the week, and guest mixes from reputable names.
The one-hour program can be heard daily on Evolution 101.7 in Boston, 93.5 in Miami, and iHeartRadio’s Evolution channel and now will be broadcast on almost 80 stations nationwide. “By partnering with Premiere to develop Evolution with Pete Tong, we will be giving more terrestrial stations a great entry point for broadcasting EDM content on-air, and a platform to break and showcase more Electronic Music across America,” says Tong of the opportunity.
For a full list of stations that have already broadcast Evolution, click below the jump.
For those of you going the house party route for New Year’s Eve (any real nightlife junkie knows that New Year’s Eve is amateur hour anyway) the boys in black, Swedish House Mafia, will be providing 2 hours of listening pleasure to ring in 2013. From 10pm to 12am EST, IHeartRadio will be streaming a mix recorded by the guys for Pete Tong while they were on tour passing through Amsterdam. The second hour of the mix is the never-before-released audio from their legendary performance at Milton Keynes Bowl, widely regarded as one of the best shows they have ever performed. Alongside Calvin Harris, Pete Tong, Paul Van Dyk and Diplo, IHeartRadio’s New Year’s Eve programming is your best bet for experiencing one of the most dance music saturated New Year’s Eves in history — all without dealing with the crowds.
The stream is available exclusively via IHeartRadio’s Evolution radio station, so be sure to download the app or tune in here.
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment launched the first EDM radio station in
America Boston, Evolution 101.7 The new radio station kicked off this week on Boston’s WHBA-FM with an hour-long show dedicated to city and hosted by BBC Radio 1′s Pete Tong.
Tong is set to be the official host of the new show on the station, which is a broadcast extension of the digital station “Evolution” on iHeartRadio. Programming on the station will include the daily two-hour show called “All Gone Pete Tong” which will feature Tong’ Essential New Tune of the Week, much like his “Essential Mixes” on BBC Radio 1. The station will also cycle tracks from Beatport’s Top 100 Chart, have on-air interviews, and guest-hosted mixes. Catch Tong’s show Monday through Friday from 7 – 9PM EST and check out the impressive lineup of other radio shows set to be hosted by the likes of Diplo, Wolfgang Gartner, Fatboy Slim, Eats Everything and Dillon Francis to name a few.
Correction: This radio station is the first EDM radio station in Boston not in America.
In keeping up with his ridiculous antics, Dillon Francis has announced he will join the ranks with a weekly radio show of his own, entitled “F#cking Awesome Radio Show.” Launched last night on the Evolution channel of iHeartRadio, Francis took us through a moombahton journey, using everything from “Masta Blasta” to
Sazon Booya & Must Die’s “Bombo Tiempo.” You can listen to last night’s episode below, and don’t forget to tune in every Tuesday at 9PM PST/12AM EST using the iHeartRadio app or online at iHeartRadio’s website.
The iHeartRadio music festival is taking place today and tomorrow in Las Vegas, but thanks to Yahoo Music, everyone, everywhere can get in on the action. While the lineup is not particularly dance-heavy, Swedish House Mafia, Calvin Harris, and Deadmau5 are all on the bill. SHM’s set will be streamed tonight at 1:20AM EST (10:20 PST), while Calvin Harris and Deadmau5 will perform tomorrow at 11:30PM ET and 2AM ET respectively. Head over to Yahoo Music to check out the full schedule, which also includes as diverse acts as Bon Jovi, Lil Wayne, and Taylor Swift.
PS: They’re even using Axwell’s cut of “Resurrection” in the promo video.
Yahoo Music: iHeartRadio Festival