Airplay40 is a syndicated radio-based Top 40 (radio format) chart show broadcast around the globe on English speaking radio stations. It is based on the UK Top 40 format and is derived from airplay from subscriber English-language radio stations across Europe and the Middle East.
The programme is aimed at English expatriates and tourists visiting popular holiday destinations across Europe and the Middle East.
The programme is broadcast to over ten regions including Spain Reef Fm – Tenerife Radio Station, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Gibraltar, Oman, Dubai, Malta, Aruba and New Zealand, and appears on selected internet radio stations.
The programme is hosted by Spencer James and is produced by Fourway Media.
Airplay 40 is broadcast every Sunday, with the website http://www.airplay40.com updated as the programme airs.
The website also has the showbiz news headlines, forums for discussion of the songs in the chart, and about life in the ex-pat community.
Also, there is a weekly showbiz news bulletin, with the main news in the world of entertainment, and a look back at previous hits over the years on the chart in the “Rewind” section of the programme.
The programme was originally called The eXpat Chart and was specifically targeted towards an English speaking audience on radio stations broadcasting outside of the UK. The programme was launched in June 2008 and grew rapidly, however, an increase in UK based stations and a shift in marketing plans meant a re-brand was needed.
In 2010, eXpat Party was launched, hosted at first by presenter Danny Looker, and then in 2011 by comedy duo Mabbs and Justice. This was broadcast until the spring of 2012 when eXpat Chart Rewind was launched.
In January 2013, The eXpat Chart was rebranded as Airplay40, with a new website.
Spencer James, Dj / Presenter / Producer / Radio DJ / Radio Presenter / Remixer