The Selector Radio Programme ©

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Produced by the British Council, Selector is a weekly broadcast from London to an audience of over three million radio listeners in 40 countries. The Guardian dubbed Selector "the most curiously programmed music radio show in Britain". 

As well as presenting famous British artists' new releases, Selector also introduces listeners to young talented, unsigned musicians. Each radio show includes interviews, reviews from music critics, live sessions and studio recordings. One hour of the programme is devoted to indie rock and guitar music and the next hour focuses on electronic music. Over the years, host DJ Goldierocks has received a number of famous artists including Tinie Tempah, Metronomy, Jessie Ware, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Horrors, London Grammar, and others.

The shows are posted on the website of the legendary NME magazine, famous for its focus on modern British music. In 2005 the show was considered to be the best weekly radio programme in Great Britain and received a Sony Radio Academy Award. The Selector programme has also received Mixcloud Awards, BT Digital Music Awards and New York Festivals Awards, and was recognised as the best radio show in Switzerland and Hungary at prestigious Media festivals.

 Apart from the radio show, Selector in Russia presents a series of parties that are “as educational as the show”, according to Kommersant. Selector parties involving some of the most interesting modern British artists take place at the hottest Moscow venues and introduce Moscow’s public to various modern music styles.

Radio Show Selector in Russia: Selector AfterDark on Megapolis 89.5 FM

Radio Megapolis 89.5 FM has been promoting high quality electronic dance music from around the world for the past 10 years.  This unique station plays house music, new disco, UK garage, bass music, electro, drum'n'bass, lounge, techno and trance. Since April 2013 in the Selector radio show has been broadcast on Megapolis 89.5 FM, introducing Russian listeners to modern British artists.

Every Saturday at 8 p.m. listeners can listen to the latest British electronic dance music during special broadcasts of the radio show, Selector AfterDark.

Parties Selector Live

Selector Live Beefeater Sessions produced by the British Council present live, contemporary British music to Russian audiences. The parties involve some of the most interesting modern British artists and take place at the hottest Moscow venues, introducing Moscow’s public to various modern music styles.

Listen to the Selector on Mixcloud

Listen to the latest Selector and Selector After Dark shows on Mixcloud.


Thanks to the British Council’s collaboration with Beefeater, Russian audiences have an opportunity to hear contemporary British music bands live, as part of the Selector Live Beefeater Sessions. Also on Megapolis 89.5 FM every Saturday at 8 p.m. you can hear a special broadcast of the Selector After Dark radio show. 

Listen to the Selector at John Donne pubs in Moscow

You don’t have to go all the way to London to dip into the atmosphere of a traditional English pub. The John Donne chain of traditional English pubs offers a wide range of beers and ale, delicious food and live sport screenings across Moscow. 

At breakfast and lunch times in all John Donne pubs you can not only enjoy tasty food, but also the latest British music on The Selector.

Addresses of “John Donne” pubs in Moscow:

Station “Arbatskaya”

Nikitsky Boulevard, 12

Tel.: +7-968-665-5112

Station “Taganskaya”

Verhnaya Radishevskaya street, 15, bld.2

Tel.: +7-968-665-5100

Station “Park Kultury”

Lev Tolstoy street, 18B

Tel.: +7-968-665-5102

Station “Tretyakovskaya”

Pyatnitskaya street, 56, bld.4

Tel.: +7-968-665-5114

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