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Phuket Radio News and 91.5 FM Blues wrap up

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Phuket Radio at Blues Festival

This year The Phuket International Blues Rock Festival presented by Phuket radio 91.5 FM and held at a new venue Laguna Phuket which turned out to be ‘the best year yet’ according to the many Phuket people that attended and the Phuket tourists were also well pleased.

Topping the bill on Saturday was Chris Thomas King and he provided a set that had the whole crowd using the ‘wow’ factor after over an hour on stage. Akasha the Malaysian band topped the bill on Friday to a packed house and even with the typical Phuket weather delivering just one rain storm that can ruin outside events in Phuket the show did not miss a beat.

Local bands Colin Hill and Rockin Angels were seen and heard and also interviewed at 91.5 FM

Colin Hill at Blues Festival

Rockin Patrick

The Saturday night show was broadcast LIVE on 91.5 FM Phuket FM radio across it’s terrestrial and free online radio networks for not only Phuket radio listeners but also the worldwide audience, thanks to ever improving technology LIVE Phuket radio events are planned throughout 2012 and onwards.



Andy all smiles as usual.

With big credit to the event organizer Andy Andersen an all the Phuket people that step up each year to make this event happen whom without the volunteers and support of all the International as well as local artists this show would not be possible, the Phuket tourist Police also were there along with many other organisations including the Rotary Club of Patong beach.

Phuket Radio post the event.

There are many more pictures of the Phuket blues festival throught websites based in Phuket and on the Phuket radio websites here  and many of Chris Thomas King here.



91.5 FM Phuket FM radio is proud to be a media partner for 2011 PKCR

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Phuket King's Cup Regatta
Phuket FM radio, a popular broadcaster has been appointed as an official media partner of the 2011 Phuket Kings Cup Regatta.

Phuket Island FM Radio station is popular among Phuket Expats, Tourists, Thais and lovers of music in general. Phuket 91.5 FM radio has everything “all sorts of music, for all sorts of people, from all sorts of places” including International News from the BBC in London. 91.5 FM are involved in many local events including sponsoring some of the major sporting competitions  which take place in Phuket, Thailand, and now have been appointed as official media partner of a world renowned Phuket-based event, the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta.  Along with broadcasts on 91.5 FM, free internet radio makes it easy for people across the globe to enjoy Phuket news including live updates during the Regatta.

Byron Jones for Phuket FM Radio Co Ltd comments, “We regularly sponsor various sporting events, and are very excited and proud to be invited to be a media partner of the 25th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta. It is the most popular and the biggest Regatta in Asia, and  celebrates the birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the King of Thailand.”

“During the event, listeners can tune to 91.5 FM Phuket radio on air, and online at, and listen to the live results of the Regatta and updates of the events within the event. We hope to be able to bring another dimension to the Regatta interacting with skippers and officials creating LIVE news feeds.”

Duncan Worthington, Media and Communications Director of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, said, “We are excited to be working with 91.5FM and are look forward to reaching a new audience through 91.5FM’s domestic radio and global online reach. Our Media Partnerships ensure the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta remains well known in key markets and 91.5FM will help further broaden the appeal of the Regatta in this its 25th year.”

Notes for editors.

91.5 FM radio has become immensely popular among Expats Tourists and Thai nationals in Phuket, Thailand. 91.5 FM has experience exponential growth since formation at the end of 2007 and now caters for Phuket Residents and visitors (over 3,500 Hotel guest room receive 91.5 FM) along with many global online listeners from over 50 countries around the world. All this complimented with hourly BBC International News, Sports updates and an evening show format designed for the younger western listener. Whilst commercial 91.5 FM has a community obligation and is involved in many fund raising and charity focused events taking place throughout Phuket.

all sorts of music, for all sorts of people, from all sorts of places”


Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2011

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Phuket Vegetarian Festival : 27 September – 05 October 2011

Phuket Vegetarian

The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is an annual event held during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar.

Local residents of Chinese ancestry strictly observe a 9 days vegetarian or vegan diet for the purposes of spiritual cleansing and merit-making.

It is believed that the vegetarian festival and its accompanying sacred rituals bestow good fortune upon those who religiously observe this rite.

Sacred rituals are performed at various Chinese shrines and temples and aesthetic displays such as walking barefooted over hot coals and ascending ladders with bladed rungs are performed by entranced devotees known as “Ma Song”.


Schedule for street processions of Chinese Shrines
Sun September 29, 2011  Sapam Shrine
Mon September 30, 2011  Samkong Shrine
Tue October 01, 2011  Ban Tha Rve Shrine
Wed October 02, 2011  Bang Neow Shrine
Cherng Thalay Shrine
Thu October 03, 2011  Jui Tui Shrine
Fri October 04, 2011  Kathu Shrine
Yokkekeng Shrine
Sat October 05, 2011  Sui Boon Tong Shrine