BBC local radio stations to broadcast weekly Islamic prayer

The BBC has confirmed that Islamic prayers will broadcast weekly on 14 of its local radio stations, during the coronavirus pandemic. Starting from Friday 3rd...

Community radio stations free to use BBC local content during coronavirus

Community radio stations, who are members of the Community Media Association, will be able to use content from BBC local radio stations for free...

BBC Asian Network announces new schedule amid coronavirus crisis

BBC Asian Network has announced it will make changes to its schedule during the coronavirus crisis to ensure it can continue to keep listeners...

Panjab Radio announces schedule changes in response to coronavirus

Popular London-wide station, Panjab Radio has announced a slew of changes in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Giving its Punjabi listeners much more clarity on...

Asian Sound Radio suspends ad costs of charities & community organisations

The Chairman of Asian Sound Radio Network, Shafat Ali has announced today that he will be suspending advertising costs to all-faith based charities and...

Ofcom addresses radio broadcasters concerns amid coronavirus crisis

Ofcom has announced measures to ease off pressure from radio broadcasters during the coronavirus pandemic. Ofcom informed broadcasters that it will keep into account should...

BBC Asian Network to carry BBC’s ‘Newsbeat’ during coronavirus

The BBC Asian Network has made changes to its news output.

Ofcom approves output changes to Bradford Asian Radio

Community station, Bradford Asian Radio will be able to switch from its current "speech-led" format to music, after Ofcom approved several changes in favour...

Sabras Radio announces two-hour coronavirus special show

Sabras Radio has announced a two-hour special show centred around the coronavirus pandemic. The show, will air on Wednesday 18th March between 18:00 - 20:00,...

BBC Sounds launches ‘Beyond Bollywood’ podcast

BBC Sounds has launched a new podcast for Indian film fans called 'Beyond Bollywood'. BBC Asian Network’s Haroon Rashid will bring fans a regular dose...

Nihal Arthanayake to leave BBC Asian Network this month

Nihal will no longer front the BBC Asian Network debate show.

Raj & Pablo to leave BBC Asian Network this summer

Popular radio duo, Raj & Pablo are set to leave the BBC Asian Network this summer, BizAsiaLive.com has learnt. Raj & Pablo, who have been...

BBC scouting for new Head of Station for Asian Network

Lorna Clarke, the BBC Controller of Pop, has announced plans to hire Head of Station positions for its various radio brands including the BBC...

Betar Bangla surrenders community radio licence

Ofcom has confirmed that community radio station, Betar Bangla has surrendered its licence. According to its website, Betar Bangla, which was available 1503AM in East...

Scotland radio station, Sunoh no longer broadcasting on DAB

Touted as the first Asian DAB radio station covering the whole of Central Scotland, Sunoh, has ceased broadcasting on the DAB platform. Sunoh continues to...

Spectrum Radio goes into liquidation

Spectrum Radio, the multicultural radio station, which has been the home of many Asian broadcasters including ARY Radio, ZEE Radio, Sabras Radio (London) amongst...

Panjab Radio found in breach over offensive material in August 2018

Panjab Radio has been rapped by Ofcom for broadcasting material deemed offensive in August 2018. The Shamsher Singh Rai Programme was an occasional show on...

RAJAR: Sunrise Radio witnesses significant drop in London during Q4/19

Sunrise Radio made a huge loss in audience figures for the period ending 15th December 2019 (Q4/19), according to data published by RAJAR. Whilst Sunrise...

RAJAR: BBC Asian Network loses over 80k listeners in Q4/19

BBC Asian Network & Sunrise Radio lost a large chunk of listeners.

BBC Asian Network announces winner of The Bhangra Project

Bobby Friction announced Leeds radiographer Gugz Bhogal as the winner of The Bhangra Project during Thursday’s live final on BBC Asian Network. Gugz, Kiran Rai...