Passport Approved is an independent internationally syndicated tastemaker import radio show that airs on over 50 radio stations and six continents worldwide including: Flux FM Berlin, Germany; JioSaavn (worldwide); Radio Doble Nueve, Lima, Peru; WZRH–FM New Orleans, LA; KWSS “93.9FM” Phoenix, AZ; KRML “102.1FM” Carmel, CA; KFRR “New Rock 104.1FM” Fresno, CA; Radio 1, Mumbai, India; WCNR Charlottesville, VA; KIWR “The River” Council Bluffs, IA; 2XM Ireland (national radio); 96.2 ZFM The Netherlands; WAPS–FM “The Summit.FM” Akron–Canton, OH; WKTL–FM Youngstown, OH; 105.5FM XFM Nairobi, Kenya; PUK–FM Johannesburg, South Africa; Rock 96.5FM Zambia; 897 FM Bratislava, Slovakia; WITH “90.1FM” Ithaca, NY; UCFM 87.8FM Australian Capital Territory, Australia; WRUR 88.5FM Rochester, NY; WCRU–FM Hamilton, NY; KZND Anchorage, AK; KQCJ Quad Cities, IL; Allgauhit–FM Bavaria, Germany and on The Independent FM (iHeartRadio) in the United States, as well as many others internationally.
Passport Approved has spent the last 17 years as being the first point of radio contact in N. America or worldwide for international artists such as Adele, Lorde, Kongos, Tove Lo, Bastille, Vance Joy, John Newman, Frank Turner, Lily Allen, Gin Wigmore, The Temper Trap, Gotye, LMFAO, Wolfmother, San Cisco, Amy Winehouse, The Ting Tings, The Naked & Famous, Sheppard, Gavin James, Picture This, Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Nothing But Thieves, Lime Cordiale and hundreds of others.
Passport Approved is the creation of British-born/Los Angeles-based DJ Sat Bisla, who was previously a DJ at KCRW and Indie 103.1FM in Los Angeles. 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.
Passport Approved has partnered with tastemaker DJs and radio stations from around the world, including Kiwi FM New Zealand, Radio X (UK), TokyoFM, InterFM (Japan) and Deutschland's FluxFM. Passport Approved has also featured weekly exchanges with Australia’s Triple M Radio, John Kennedy from Radio X London, England and also highly-influential former BBC Radio 1 (UK) DJ Zane Lowe now head of Apple Music 1.