The BBC Asian Network has announced its winter schedule with current drivetime DJ Adil Ray moving to breakfast and Jas Rao shifting to the afternoon show in January.
Adil Ray, who won a gong at the UK Asian Music Awards this year for ‘Best Radio Show’ has had a successful stint on TV as well as radio thusfar. The Birmingham born presenter made his name on commercial radio with Galaxy FM. He started at Asian Network in 2002 and also regularly presented Desi DNA on BBC Two as well as his own show on BBC Three.
Current breakfast presenter Jas Rao swaps roles with Adil and will present the ‘Drive’ show in a new weekday timeslot of 15:00 – 18:00.
Gagan Grewal whose Hindi/Urdu show combines news, discussion and celebrity interviews starts an extended show at 18:30 – 20:00 weekdays.
‘The Wrap’ news show presented by Rozina Sini will have two slots in the new schedule 12:00 – 12:30 and 18:00 – 18:30, with all the news, sport and entertainment from across Asian Britain and the world.
Asian Network Controller Andy Parfitt said: “I am delighted that Adil will present breakfast. Overall this is an important step in the Asian Network۪s development. We۪re also extending our news and daily language output in addition to making these key presenter changes.”
The changes take place on Monday 5th January.