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Last updated: 2003-12-29

The SomethingJewish Show on radio

The SomethingJewish Show on radio

UK's only Jewish arts and entertainment radio programme grows thanks to the internet

29 December 2003 - The UK's only weekly Jewish arts and entertainment programme on radio, The SomethingJewish Show is building up a firm following not only in London where it is broadcast but also across the internet.
 
Broadcasting on London's first radio art station Resonance 104.4fm, The SomethingJewish Show from leading Jewish website SomethingJewish (www.somethingjewish.co.uk), goes out each and every Sunday from 3.30pm to 4.30pm on Resonance104.4fm and on the internet at www.resonancefm.com
 
"We are really starting to build up a following for the show, not just in London where people can tune in to hear it but also in other parts of the UK and the world where they can access it through the internet," said SomethingJewish editor Leslie Bunder and co-presenter of the radio show.
 
"Our policy of offering an eclectic playlist as well as live interviews is giving people the chance to hear sounds and voices they won't hear anywhere else," Bunder added. "And the e-mails from not just the UK, but also USA, Canada and South Africa have shown the importance of webcasting it."
 
The SomethingJewish Show features the best in arts and entertainment along with information on the best events in town as well as what's happening on screen and stage.
 
Among those performers who have been featured on The SomethingJewish Show are: Dan Bern, Hyim, Ari Gold and Peaches. Plus, classic Klezmer music from the American Jewish Music collection created by the Milken Archive.
 
As well as music, The SomethingJewish Show features the best in Jewish comedy and has played highlights from Mel Brooks' broadway hit The Producers.
 
"There is such a great range of Jewish music and spoken word that has never been aired in the UK and through the SomethingJewish Show, it gives performers an opportunity to have their music and performance listened to," Bunder added.
 
Says Station Programmer Ed Baxter:  "Having the SomethingJewish in our schedule reflects the incredible richness of London's cultural life."
 
For more information:
Tel: 07976 220273
e-mail: leslie@somethingjewish.co.uk
 
About Resonance 104.4fm
 
Since its launch in May 2002, Resonance104.4fm ("the best radio station in London" - The Guardian) has established itself as a risk-taking, ground-breaking broadcaster characterised by its radical content.
 
About SomethingJewish
 
SomethingJewish, previously known as jewish.co.uk was founded by Leslie Bunder and his wife Caroline Westbrook. When jewish.co.uk was first created, Bunder was working full-time in the media.
 
Eventually in late 2002, he decided that in order to grow jewish.co.uk to its true potential he would need to be dedicated to the task and spend much more time and energy in building up jewish.co.uk.
 
In early 2003, Bunder started JMT Ventures with co-founder Eamonn Ozerovitch with a vision to unite Jewish people through online, print and other related media. Through their web sites, they aim to inspire, educate and inform Jewish people of their cultural identity and the richness of it. September 2003 saw jewish.co.uk being renamed as SomethingJewish.
 
SomethingJewish also forms part of the JMT Ventures network of Jewish sites which include Jewish.net and JewishReunion.co.uk