Dancemasters on Union JACK Dance extended for summer

Dance music show Dancemasters will continue on digital radio through the summer after its run was extended.

The programme features exclusive DJ sets and interviews with host James Blond. The series, which started earlier this year to mark the 20th anniversary of the programme, will now continue until the end of August.

Dancemasters originally broadcast to over half a million people outside of London every Friday and Saturday night in the early 2000s.

During the summer the show will get behind-the-scenes of the UK’s dance music industry and look back at some of the biggest performances. Talent confirmed for the next few months includes D:Ream, N-Trance, Cut Up Boys and Lisa Marie Experience.

The show is on new digital radio station Union JACK Dance which plays British dance music mixed with British comedy. The new station launched in December on DAB digital radio alongside Union JACK Rock.

The digital dance radio station says it is also looking for suitable content and programme initiatives. Union JACK Dance is appealing for independent to come forward with ideas collaboration opportunities.

Dick Stone, Group Content Manager for the JACK Radio Group which owns Union JACK Dance, said: “Our approach at JACK Radio Group has always been collaborative, and we love to work with independent producers, broadcasters and writers on ideas that can be turned into great radio.

“Dancemasters is a great example of this, and is the result of a collaboration between Union JACK Dance and host James Blond, who came to us with a great idea that is a natural fit for the station.”

Dancemasters is on Union JACK Dance every Friday from 7-9pm and repeated at the same time on Saturday. Union JACK Dance is available on DAB digital radio, online and in apps.