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About BBC Asian Network

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BBC Radio’s Asian Network sister station 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 BBC Asian Network has 543.000 weekly listeners in the UK by its analogue and digital broadcasts.
The programme language is primarily English, but occasionally the station provides native language contents in the schedule. The BBC Asian Network playlist consisted of music from the target audience’s cultural line, so even bhangra and bollywood included besides the asian rhythmic contemporary music, and news, live events, conversations connected to the South Asian communities are broadcasted.
BBC Radio Asian Network serves a four hours long morning show on every day of the week. On weekdays, between 6am and 10am Harpz Kaur leads The Asian Network Breakfast show with all-time good vibes, daily motivation, "Quiz With All The Rules!", sometimes with guests, often with comedians discussing various topics. On Fridays Harpz Kaur brings a special "Friday Mix" to her listeners, warming them up to the party-throwing weekend. The Weekend Breakfast Show is lead by Jasmine Takhar from 6am to 10am, on Saturdays with guest DJs, and their mixes, on Sundays with listeners' song requests.

BBC Asian Network music genres: pop, hip-hop, R&B, underground, south asian

BBC Asian Network availability: BBC Asian Network is available on the traditional analogue radio way, on medium wave, for the detailed MW allocation, check the Frequencies section below, and the Frequency Map! You can tune in to BBC Asian Network by several digital solutions, we recommend the online radio stream.

DAB Digital Radio: BBC Asian Network

Freeview: Channel 709
Freesat: Channel 709
Sky: Channel 0119
Virgin: Channel 912

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E-mail: asiannetwork.enquiries[kukac]
The programmes on BBC Asian Network have their own e-mail addresses. You can find the programmes, and their individual e-mail address, or contact options on the official BBC Asian Network site –

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

Phone: +44 0345 944 0445 (Check your phone provider about actual call costs)

SMS: 81869 (Get informed by your network provider about SMS service costs)


BBC Asian Network frequencies

Derbyshire (7pm to 1am) - 1116 MWNorth Cambridgeshire - 1449 MWPeterborough - 1449 MWUK, East Midlands - 837 MWWest Midlands - 1458 MW; 828 MW
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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
Asian Network holds leavers party on the radio
The BBC Asian Network hosted an on air leavers’ party for the hundreds of thousands of pupils around the country who will be leaving school this summer without a celebration. Breakfast presenter Harpz Kaur hosted the event, with celebrity surprises from names such as Arjun, Jaz Dhami, Mickey Singh and an extended Love Friday mix during the morning show. Harpz Kaur said: “I remember how excited I was counting down the days to my Prom and saying bye to my friends and teachers at school. Due to lockdown – it’s been so hard for students in that position, who right now would have been excited to wear that dress, or get a fresh fade!"...More >> - 04.07.2020

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00:00 - SOS Bhangra Mix
Bhangra x Hip Hop ConnectDipps Bhamrah drops a mix where Hip Hop & Bhangra heavyweight anthems collide
00:30 - SOS Bhangra Mix
Bhangra Cardio SessionDipps Bhamrah drops an up tempo, heart pumping Bhangra cardio mix
01:00 - Asian Network Residency
Residency SpotlightAll 4 DJ's come together for a special show giving their unique insight into Asian music.
03:00 - Asian Network Residency
Aneesha Kotwani - India meets PakistanAneesha explores the independent and electronic music scenes in India and Pakistan.
05:00 - Gagan's Old Skool Mix
07/03/2021Head back in time with Gagan's special Old Skool mix...
05:30 - Gagan's Old Skool Mix
07/03/2021Head back in time with Gagan's special Old Skool mix...
06:00 - Asian Network Certified
Chill, Arjun, Mithoon and Raveena14/65 60 minutes of laidback and ambient sounds from Arjun, Mithoon and Raveena.
07:00 - Jasmine Takhar
Requests and shouts!Jasmine takes charge of your weekend wake-up, get in touch with your music requests.
10:00 - Gagan Grewal
Bollywood Girl Power!Celebrating the forthcoming International Women's Day, focus is on Bollywood Girl Power!
13:00 - Dipps Bhamrah
Vocalsit Joti DhillonVocalist Joti Dhillon in conversation with Dipps about his latest track Naar.
15:00 - Nadia Ali
Imran and KonaImran and Kona are here with new music and even more awards.
17:00 - Waqas Saeed
07/03/2021The hottest new music and classic cuts from Pakistan to the UK.
19:00 - Ashanti Omkar
The Female Takeova'Ashanti Omkar celebrates International Women’s Day with an All Female Playlist
21:00 - Asian Network Represents
SerenaMeet Serena as she makes her radio debut on Asian Networks Represents!
23:00 - Asian Network Residency
DJ KyeThe next generation of DJ talent...