The dates for the latest batch of BBC Asian Network changes have been confirmed to BizAsia.co.uk.
As revealed last month, the Asian Network is undergoing subtle changes to “keep the momentum up” of the station’s vibrant and young sound.
The BBC Asian Network will be chopping an hour from Nikki Bedi’s lunch time show to make way for a daily four-hour marathon run of its Drive show with Adil Ray. From Monday 21st/28th May, the new sounding Drive show will air between 15:00 and 19:00.
The changes will also see a new addition to the Saturday night schedule with a two-hour Bhangra show taking centre stage. The new show goes live on the 16th of June.
There’s also the new signing of Noreen Khan (ex-Club Asia) who makes her Asian Network debut in June (she was expected to start her new show on Saturday 21st April) on the Network Chart Show at 13:00. Nihal will take the reins of the BBC Asian Network phone-in (Weekdays 9am-12pm) from Monday 8th May.
A station insider said; “In terms of changes this about it, it’s more about keeping the momentum behind what we promised we would do last year and stepping up a gear change to make that happen.”