BBC Asian Network

The BBC Trust has launched its biggest review of radio, which looks at BBC’s six music radio stations including the BBC Asian Network.

The three-month public consultation, which started on Thursday (7th August) is inviting BBC radio listeners to get in touch with their views on the six stations through an online consultation. Listeners can also give their thoughts to the consultation via Twitter using the hashtag #trustreview.

The review will also consider whether the six stations are adequately supporting UK, live and new music, whether they are offering listeners a wide range of music genres, and how well equipped they are to respond to the evolution of radio and music as consumers۪ habits change.

The BBC Asian Network has recently been positioned as a music led station over a speech service. However, the Trust is specifically looking at areas such as distinctiveness of the Asian Network and how it stands amongst its commercial rivals. Is the station sounding too similar to other Asian stations? Is it doing enough for Asians living in the UK by providing a unique service? The BBC Trust welcomes all feedback about the station.

The other stations under review include Radio 1, 1Xtra 2, 3 and 6 Music.

The final conclusions of the review will be published in early 2015.

The consultation can be found here. Users can remain anonymous should they wish to.