A State Of Trance (ASOT)
A State of Trance (ASOT) is a weekly radio show aired every Thursday at 20:00 (CET) and 14:00 (EST), hosted by prominent music producer and DJ Armin van Buuren and Ruben de Ronde. The show first aired in May 2001. Its number of listeners is estimated at 38 million. The show takes the format of a two-hour mix in which Armin plays new trance music (uplifting trance, vocal trance, and progressive trance), both promotional and commercially released. All tracks are announced during the show. The show has its own website, which enables fans to converse in chat-rooms and forums, such as Digitally Imported while listening to the broadcast. The success of the show has also spawned to include several dance events around the world. The show is celebrated live each year in different locations around the globe with a lineup consisting of many trance artists.