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...

BBC 5 Live & Asian Network launch cricket podcast

BBC 5 Live and BBC Asian Network has launched a new cricket podcast, which includes chat debate and special guests with a focus on...

Raj & Pablo host IIFA 2018 launch event in Delhi

Flamboyant media personalities, Raj and Pablo, hosted the IIFA 2018 launch event in Delhi yesterday. The BBC Asian Network radio presenters, who are renowned for...

New radio station Magic 106.4 FM launches in Mumbai

Magic 106.4 FM the brand new radio station to hit the Mumbai airwaves is here to give the Mumbaikars some feel-good vibes in the...

RAJAR: More UK listeners tuning into radio on digital platforms

Digital radio listening, consisting of DAB, DTV and online (including mobile), has reached a new record share of 50.9%, up from 47.2% a year...

RAJAR: All stations lose listernship in Q1/18 data

All stations including BBC Asian Network, Sunrise Radio, Lyca Radio, Dilse Radio and Panjab Radio lost listeners but continued to lead in their respective...

Radio Asian Fever ceases broadcasting on DAB in Manchester

Asian community station, Radio Asian Fever has ceased broadcasting on DAB in Manchester. The station, which is based in Leeds, had been a part of...

Ofcom agrees to Fever FM’s Key Commitments changes

Ofcom has approved Key Commitments changes requested by Leeds based community station, Radio Asian Fever. Radio Asian Fever, as set out in its Key Commitments,...

Ria Money Transfer ties up with Sabras Radio as premium sponsor

Ria Money Transfer has inked a long term deal with Sabras Radio as a premium sponsor. The financial company is expanding its agents network in...

Ofcom rejects six Asian community radio licences

UK media regulator, Ofcom has rejected six Asian community radio licences. BizAsiaLive.com understands that the following applicants were hoping to be granted five-year FM...

New DJs announced for BBC Asian Network’s Residency slot

BBC Asian Network has announced the line-up for ‘Asian Network’s Residency’, a brand new show on the station championing the next generation of fresh...

Kanshi Radio remains off Sky EPG

Digital station, Kanshi Radio remains off the Sky EPG, a week after it was abruptly removed from the line-up. Kanshi Radio, which was available on...

A closer look at BBC Asian Network’s changes in May

As revealed on BizAsiaLive.com yesterday, the BBC Asian Network has announced a raft of new shows going on-air in May on the station....

BBC Asian Network to shift ‘Official Asian Music Chart’ to Fridays

The BBC Asian Network is following in the footsteps of sister station, BBC Radio 1 by moving its weekly chart show to Friday afternoons. Starting...

Yasser to host Asian Network’s new ‘Drive Time’ show

The BBC Asian Network has announced a string of schedule changes, which will see its ‘Official Asian Music Chart’ presenter, Yasser taking on the...

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