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About BBC Asian Network

Listen to the internet radio of BBC Asian Network, which was launched in 1988 because the growing South Asian communities in the UK. The Asian Network cares about the Indian subcontinent’s diaspora. The target audience is the younger (under 35) population of the South Asian origins of the Indian subcontinent (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Maldives, etc.).
The programme language is primarily English, but occasionally the station provides native language contents in the schedule. The radio's playlist consisted of music from the target audience’s cultural line, South Asian pop and even bhangra and bollywood included besides the South Asian rhythmic contemporary music like hip-hop, R&B and underground. In the means of information news, live events, conversations related to the South Asian communities are broadcasted. The station illuminites the weekdays between 7am and 10am with Harpz Kaur who leads the breakfast show with all-time good vibes, daily motivation, "Quiz With All The Rules!", sometimes with guests, often with comedians discussing various topics.

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Postal address: BBC, The Mailbox, Birmingham, B1 1RF, United Kingdom

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BBC Asian Network frequencies

Birmingham area - 1458 AMLeicestershire - 837 AMPeterborough area - 1449 AMWolverhampton area - 828 AM
The broadcast is available on the traditional analogue radio way, and also on the digital solutions like DAB Digital Radio and DigitalTV, we recommend the online radio stream.
DigitalTV: Freeview: Channel 709, Freesat: Channel 709, Sky: Channel 0119, Virgin: Channel 912
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New shows to replace Group Chat on BBC Asian Network
Three brand new weeknight shows will begin on BBC Asian Network next month replacing the current debate show Group Chat. Entrepreneur and business author Sonya Barlow will be joining the station for a BBC Asian Network first with The Everyday Hustle. The show will inform young people on how to navigate professional practices and particularly for those from ethnic minorities, how to push through the glass ceiling (Monday, 22:00 – 23:00)...More >> - 10.06.2021
BBC Asian Network hires 13 new radio presenters
BBC Asian Network is welcoming 13 brand new presenters to the station following a search for new talent. Each of the new presenters will host their own Sunday shows each between March 2021 – and February 2022 as part of the station’s New Presenter Voices initiative. BBC Asian Network launched the search for new presenter voices in December, searching for talent who have a passion for British Asian culture and the latest in music and entertainment. For several of them, hosting on the Asian Network will be their first ever role in radio, including for Serena from Birmingham, who works as a model and content creator. Serena will be the first of the new DJs to...More >> - 18.02.2021
Anita Rani to host Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4
Anita Rani is to join BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour as presenter every Friday and Saturday. She joins alongside Emma Barnett, who became the show’s main host in early January. Anita is well known as one of the lead presenters on BBC One’s Countryfile, and has been a regular on Radio 2. Previously, Anita hosted weekend breakfast on BBC Asian Network and started her radio career at Sunrise Radio in Bradford when she was 14. Anita’s first programme will be Friday 15 January and she will present the Friday and Saturday editions of the programme...More >> - 12.01.2021
BBC Asian Network on the lookout for new talent
BBC Asian Network is looking for new presenters to join the station who will host their own shows from March 2021. The talent search initiative is looking for 12 new voices who live and breathe British Asian culture and have a passion for reporting on the latest in music, current affairs and the world of entertainment. The search for new voices will focus on those whose strengths lie in presenting however, Asian Network welcomes applications from people with and without previous radio experience...More >> - 15.12.2020
More syndicated programmes for BBC Radio this Christmas
The official launch of Christmas at BBC network radio will take place on Tuesday 1st December when Radio 1, Radio 1 Dance, 1Xtra, Asian Network, Radio 2 and 6 Music come together for a syndicated show. The BBC Radio Christmas House Party will see the six services come together to launch their festive celebrations at 5pm. And BBC local radio stations will be handing over their local frequencies for more networked shows than usual over Christmas with only seven hours of local output on Christmas Day as all 39 stations take the same shows before 7am and after 2pm. Between Christmas and New Year, local stations will also syndicate from 6pm till 6am with Nana Akua from 6pm and Jim Davis from 10pm...More >> - 30.11.2020
New radio schedule planned for BBC Asian Network
BBC Asian Network’s new Head of Station Ahmed Hussain is introducing a new schedule from March 2021. The first change will introduce four new shows to the weekly schedule as part of Ahmed Hussain’s commitment to increasing British Asian representation and popular South Asian music culture across the station. The station is also going 24 hours with the overnight hours being used for repeating its own content rather than simulcasting shows from Radio 1. Current Entertainment Reporter for BBC Asian Network Haroon Rashid, will host a brand new Saturday Morning Show Beyond Bollywood (10am-1pm). He will look at all of the newest and biggest cinema and on-demand hits from the Bollywood genre and the sub-continent...More >> - 27.11.2020
BBC Asian Network celebrates Diwali 2020 with 24 hours of broadcasting
From Thursday 12 November, BBC Asian Network will dedicate 24 hours of programming to Diwali, allowing listeners to observe the festival of lights safely at home, with uplifting music, celebrity guests, and positive discussions. Throughout the 24-hour celebration and into Diwali weekend, listeners will be encouraged to share online and on-air their own stories of what they are grateful for, in the year that saw many unpredictable changes due to the coronavirus pandemic. Diwali will also mark the creation of BBC Asian Network’s new brand Asian Network Celebrates... where specially commissioned mixes will be played on-air...More >> - 05.11.2020
Hype On The Mic returns to BBC Asian Network
BBC Asian Network’s Hype On The Mic returns to DJ Limelight and Kan D Man’s Friday night show this week. Hype On The Mic is a platform that began in 2018 and has continued to showcase performances from new and emerging British Asian rappers and MCs, as well as rap talent from all over the UK. With close to one million views on BBC Asian Network’s YouTube channel, the show hosted by DJ Limelight and Kan D Man aims to give underground talent an opportunity to showcase their skills on a major platform, while offering listeners a diverse spectrum of talent within the UK rap scene...More >> - 20.10.2020
DJ Manara gets regular radio show on BBC Asian Network
DJ Manara has secured a permanent slot on BBC Asian Network as the new host of ‘Pure Spice with DJ Manara’, Saturday’s 10pm-1am. The London based DJ first appeared on the station in 2018 as part of Asian Network’s Residency, a show for fresh DJ talent. She made a name for herself through fresh mixes and live appearances around the world, including at London’s Wireless Festival and for Boiler Room. DJ Manara says: “As a DJ I love mixing Asian sounds with all kinds of club music. I’ve been lucky enough to tour internationally for the past two years, bringing my sound everywhere from Japan to Canada and India...More >> - 28.07.2020

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19:08Sidhu Moose Wala & Raja Kumari - US
JK - Shindeh Di Tape (feat. Tru-Skool)
19:06JK - Shindeh Di Tape (feat. Tru-Skool)
Karan Aujla - Red Eyes (feat. Gurlej Akhtar)
19:03Karan Aujla - Red Eyes (feat. Gurlej Akhtar)
Panjabi MC & Zack Knight - Candy
19:01Panjabi MC & Zack Knight - Candy
Sweetaj Brar & Yo Yo Honey Singh - Care Ni Karda
18:57Sweetaj Brar & Yo Yo Honey Singh - Care Ni Karda
Balwinder Safri - Celebrate
18:55Balwinder Safri - Celebrate
DIVINE & Lisa Mishra - Rider
18:46DIVINE & Lisa Mishra - Rider
Badshah & Aastha Gill - Heelein Toot Gayi
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BBC Asian Network's schedule17

00:00 - Asian Network's Mixtape Series with Bobby Friction
Desi House Mix
Bobby brings you a 30-minute Desi House mixtape!
00:30 - Asian Network's Mixtape Series with Bobby Friction
Big Desi Anthems Mix
Bobby mashes up all the big modern Desi hits in his latest Mixtape Series.
01:00 - AJD
Dancefloor Anthems
AJD steps up the decks with the All Star Anthems mix and DJ Sanj drops the guest mix
04:00 - At Home With The Khans
Health and Happiness
Amir and Faryal chat about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
04:30 - The Shisha Lounge Mix with DJ Limelight
Afrobeats VS Dancehall
DJ Limelight serves up a special Shisha Mix spinning the best in Afrobeat & Dancehall.
05:00 - Asian Network Celebrates...
Bangladesh at 50 with..., Joy Crookes
Brit Award nominee Joy Crookes takes you around the world for Bangladesh's 50th birthday!
06:00 - Asian Network Certified
Bhangra, 17/06/2021
Asian Network Certified Bhangra bangers...
07:00 - Asian Network Breakfast with Harpz Kaur
G Sidhu chats to Harpz!
G Sidhu drops by to chat about his new track Berang.
10:00 - Asian Network's Big Debate
with Ankur Desai
Ankur is joined by Haroon Rashid for the latest news from the world of showbiz.
12:45 - Newsbeat
The latest news from around the UK and around the world.
13:00 - Noreen Khan
Who's in, Who's Out
Noreen chats with Ankur Desai about the latest twists and turns in the Euros.
16:00 - Yasser
The New Futtah Fast!
Celebrity chat, tunes and cheekiness. Yasser's got drivetime on lock.
17:45 - Newsbeat
The latest news from around the UK and around the world.
18:00 - Yasser
Yasser Versus Jasmine
Yasser's defending his versus title, but will Jasmine Takhar take the win?
19:00 - AJD
Big party tunes
AJD drops some huge dancefloor anthems and DJ Das drops this week's guest mix
22:00 - Group Chat
With Poppy Begum
Poppy Begum discusses issues affecting young British Asians.