Passport Approved is an internationally syndicated tastemaker import radio show that airs on many stations in the U.S. and around the world including 107.7 The End in Seattle, Flux FM in Germany, 99.1 Radio Doble Nueve in Lima Peru, 104.1 KRZQ in Reno, Indie1031.com, 89.3 The Current in Minneapolis, 94.7 KNRK in Portland and national digital radio on 2XM in Ireland to name a few.
Passport Approved has spent the last 10 years as the first point of radio contact for international artists such as Adele, Lorde, Bastille, John Newman, Frank Turner, Lily Allen, Gin Wigmore, The Temper Trap, Gotye, LMFAO, Wolfmother, San Cisco, Ting Tings and many 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.
Over the years Bisla has been credited by the global music industry with playing a part in helping artists (pre-label signing in the US and/or worldwide) such as Coldplay, Keane, Muse, Frank Turner, Caro Emerald, Dido, Faithless, Lily Allen, Ting Tings, Editors, Teddybears, Missy Higgins, and many others who have gone on to have global success.
Passport Approved has worked with tastemaker DJs and radio stations from around the world, including Kiwi FM New Zealand, Xfm Radio Network, TokyoFM, InterFM (Japan) and Deutschland's FluxFM. Passport Approved has also done weekly exchanges with Australia's Triple M Radio, John Kennedy from Xfm London, England and also highly-influential BBC Radio 1 (UK) DJ Zane Lowe.