Raaj FM granted five-year extension to existing licence

Birmingham based Punjabi community radio station, Raaj FM, has today been granted a five year extension on its current FM license allowing to broadcast...
Lyca Radio

Ofcom gives Lyca Radio nod to drop local news

Lyca Radio has been given the green-light to drop local news from its output. The London station had put in a request for a format...

RAJAR: BBC Asian Network grows; Sunrise Radio loses

The latest set of radio listening figures for UK Asian stations put BBC Asian Network in a stronger position at No.1, while Sunrise Radio has made a loss.

RAJAR: Panjab Radio impresses with first national figures

The UK’s first national Punjabi targeted station, Panjab Radio has delivered impressive figures for its first set of RAJAR data. According to Q2/18 data published...

Ofcom invites new applicants for small-scale DAB

Ofcom is today inviting expressions of interest from parties wishing to operate a small-scale DAB multiplex, and from radio stations wishing to broadcast on...

Panjab Radio launches Alexa skill

Panjab Radio – the UK’s biggest Panjabi radio station – has launched its Alexa skill. The product has been developed by Nation Broadcasting’s in...

Ofcom awards FM licence to Heritage Community Radio in Manchester

Ofcom has today awarded a five-year community radio licence to Heritage Community Radio, which will broadcast in the Whalley Range and surrounding areas in...

Ofcom rejects three Asian community radio applicants in Leicester

Ofcom has today rejected three Asian community radio applicants in Leicester. The media regulator said it had considered applications from the following four but...
Lyca Radio

Lyca Radio overhauls station imaging

Lyca Radio has refreshed its on-air sound by changing its station imaging. The London based station, which broadcasts on 1458AM, has replaced its sung jingles...

Ofcom: Commercial radio revenues grew & TV revenues fall in 2017

Despite challenging times, UK commercial radio stations remained resilient in terms of revenues, while commercial television stations suffered, according to a new Ofcom report...

Ofcom: Live radio remains most popular amongst audio listening

With radio competing against digital services like Spotify, Apple Music and traditional physical formats such as CDs, live radio listening remains the most popular...

BBC Radio Leicester & Sabras Radio tie-up for Asian Life Festival

BBC Radio Leicester is hosting the Asian Life Festival on Saturday 28th July. It celebrates the success of the Asian community and how this...

Magic 106.4FM to become first retro station in Hyderabad

Magic 106.4 FM, the first retro station in Hyderabad, was recently launched with the intent to connect listeners back to a nostalgia-filled era. The...

Kohinoor Radio goes off-air due to building fire

Leicester based Punjabi community station, Kohinoor Radio has been forced off-air due to a huge fire at a nearby building. The station, which is situated...

Ofcom begins radio deregulation consultation

Ofcom has begun a consultation process to evaluate the ‘localness’ guidelines for local commercial radio broadcasters. The media regulator has been reviewing the rules...

BBC radio accused of “fuelling gang violence” through its music

BBC’s music radio stations have been accused of “fuelling gang violence”. In an article published in The Times, Birmingham rapper, Simeon Moore, known as Zimbo,...

Ofcom to boost coverage of community radio stations

Ofcom will be boosting the broadcast coverage of some community radio stations. The media regulator is giving broadcasters an opportunity to apply for an extension...

Sabras Radio to host Greatest Top 50 Bollywood songs chart

Sabras Radio has tied up with music publishing company, Saregama, to compile the biggest Bollywood songs of all-time. The Sabras Radio Greatest Top 50 Bollywood...

Ethnic minorities under represented in UK radio industry

Media regulator, Ofcom has today published findings in a report about how ethnic minorities, disabled people and women are represented on radio in the...

Tommy Sandhu returns to BBC after Asian Network sacking

Popular radio and television personality, Tommy Sandhu made a surprise return on the BBC last weekend, just months after he was sacked from his...

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