89.FM goes Live from Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket
PHUKET: Amid the thuds of kicks and punches being landed, DJ Jason Wilder talked about all things Muay Thai and music during his Drive show on Phuket Live 89.5FM, which was broadcast live from Chalong’s Tiger Muay Thai and MMA (TMT) Training Camp last Friday.
Tuesday 29 May 2012, 10:17AM
“Watching the trainers and watching the connection that the guys have here with the people who come is cool,” said Wilder before his show. “You see them smiling a lot.”
TMT beat several other businesses on the island to host the Drive show, which airs every weekday from 3pm to 7pm.
For Wilder, who had been at the camp several times in the past to watch the notorious BBQ Beatdown held the last Saturday of every month, TMT seemed like the logical choice.
“This is a great place and it’s awesome to help spread the word about the atmosphere here – there’s always something going on,” explained Wilder.
Tiger Muay Thai and MMA Training Camp is regarded as one of the top training facilities in Thailand and hosts guests from all corners of the world.
“It was an absolute pleasure to have Jason and the crew here. The entire camp was on fire thanks to his quick wit and welcoming personality,” said TMT’s Director of Communications, Natasha Horrelt.
Highlights during Friday’s show included a live on-air tattoo that Wilder had done on the back of his neck by TMT Trainer and tattoo artist Kru Oh – the outline of a small Buddha with several symbols surrounding the figure.
“The tattoo means that the person it is on is of the highest calibre,” said Kru Oh, whose full name is Waigon Promsuwan.
“It’s something I’ve always wanted to get done,” Wilder said. “I don’t know of any other radio deejay who has had a tattoo done while doing a show live.”
A speed kicking competition and a tasting from the camp’s well-known Tiger Grill rounded out the show, along with interviews of several figures from TMT and lots of music.
“It was really cool of them to come here,” said Hirini Marshall, a guest at the camp from New Zealand, “I’d never seen a live radio show before – the music was refreshing.”