Amidst the sounds of kicks and punches, DJ Jason Wilder talked about all things Muay Thai and music during his drivetime show on Phuket Live 89.5 FM from Tiger Muay Thai and MMA (TMT) Training Camp on Friday.
“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 out several businesses on the island to host the drive time 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, located in Chalong, is regarded as one of the top training facilities in Thailand and hosts guests from all corners of the world. Everyone from beginners to professional fighters from top promotions such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship call the camp home for months at a time.
“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.
There were several highlights during Friday’s show, including a live on-air tattoo that Wilder had done on the back of his neck from TMT Trainer and tattoo artist Kru Oh – the outline of a small Buddha with several symbols surrounding the figure.
“The tattoo, on whoever it is on, means that the person is of the highest caliber,” said Kro Oh, whose real name is Waigon Promsuwan.
“It’s something I’ve always wanted to get done. I don’t know of any places that have gotten a tattoo done while they are doing a show live,” Wilder said with a laugh.
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.”