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UK Radio Station 'Jazz FM' To Beat Blues With Dan Aykroyd's 'Elwood Blues'

From Broadcast:Jazz FM to beat blues with Dan Aykroyd

[Ghostbuster and] Blues Brother star Dan Aykroyd is to present a weekly blues show for Jazz FM under his pseudonym Elwood Blues.

The Blues Mobile is a weekly 2-4pm Sunday show, produced by Ben Manilla Productions, in which longtime blues fan Aykroyd traces the history of the genre.

Each week in the six month run will see a different studio guest invited onto the show as Jazz FM presenter Mike Vitti introduces a musical tour of the US.

The opening episode, which will air this Sunday, will see Aykroyd discuss his own 30 year career and the influence the blues has had.

The Blues Mobile is being sponsored by Virgin Holidays following a deal with advertising agency Manning Gottlieb.

Jazz FM’s head of sales and sponsorship Jo Coltman said: “I am hugely excited about bringing screen legend Dan Aykroyd to our UK radio audience for the first time – a move which illustrates Jazz FM’s commitment to pushing programming boundaries and produc…