This week BizAsia.co.uk’s sleuths scooped down on the websites of a few Asian radio stations in the UK and were appalled to see how most of them have not been updated in weeks, months, and even, years!
These discoveries were correct as of 19:00 on Sunday 01st April 2007:
-An hour before the event is about to reach its end, a banner advert on the homepage still invites exhibitors to book their stand for the Asian Lifestyle Show in Birmingham, which it says is “Coming Back”!
-No one has reviewed any Bollywood movie ever since the release of the dud ‘Zindaggi Rocks’, almost eight months back!
-The presenters’ page does not have any profiles for nearly half a dozen presenters.
-The Entertainment section has a solo snippet on Ram Gopal Varma being criticised for trying to remake ‘Sholay’ – a news item that is more than six months old!
-The Celeb Files section features only Hrithik Roshan, who has been there for nearly half a year now.
-The news snippets in the Bollywood section vary from being three to six months old!
-The Events page is still busy celebrating the Diwali 2006 occasion at the Square in London!
-The Playlist C has no tracks!
-The Essential 20 Chart features only 19 tracks! What happened to No.20?
-The little box on the ‘Highest New Entry’ features an image of the film ‘Dil Apna Punjabi’, released last year.
-The Urban Session Playlist hasn’t been updated since 01/10/2006.
Asian Sound Radio:
-After more than a year, the website continues to state ‘The Asian Sound Radio website is currently being updated’.
-The page with the Schedule has been missing for over two years!
-The links for Daily Bollywood Top Ten and Bollywood News take you nowhere. Ditto for the links for News & Weather, Asian Love & Message Board.
The only sites that seem almost fully updated belong to Sabras Radio and BBC Asian Network.
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