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Noreen Khan to leave BBC Asian Network as new chart show arrives

A new British Asian Chart Show is heading to BBC Asian Network whilst weekend presenter Noreen Khan leaves the station after 12 years. Noreen, who previously hosted Drivetime and currently presents Sunday 9pm-11pm, will leave on 25th February.

Publication date: 13.02.2024

BBC Asian Network lineup for Network Certified event revealed

BBC Asian Network has announced the lineup for Asian Network Certified in Bradford at St. George’s Hall on Saturday 17 February.

Publication date: 17.01.2024

Flagship BBC event Asian Network Certified to be hosted in Bradford

Asian Network Breakfast Show host Nikita Kanda and AJD have announced Asian Network Certified will be hosted in Bradford in 2024. The flagship event, which was in Birmingham this year, will offer an evening of music and DJs at Bradford’s St Georges Hall on Saturday 17th February 2024.

Publication date: 12.12.2023

BBC Asian Network celebrated Festival of Lights with an All Day Diwali party

BBC Asian Network dedicated all day Friday to this year’s Festival of Lights with an All Day Diwali party. From 7am until midnight, listeners heard all day mixes hosted by the team of DJs and presenters, which are now available on BBC Sounds as part of ‘All Day Diwali’.

Publication date: 20.11.2023

Yasser joins Global to host Capital XTRA weekday Drive

Ex-BBC Asian Network drive-time presenter Yasser Ranjha has joined Global to host a new weekday show on Capital XTRA. From today he’ll be on Drive with the station’s playlist of Hip-Hop & RnB anthems between 4pm and 7pm. Yasser said: “I’m thrilled to be joining Capital XTRA and cannot wait to get started on the drive show...

Publication date: 04.01.2022

Radio Station of the Year award for Sunrise Radio

Sunrise Radio has been announced as Radio Station of the Year 2021 at the ninth annual Asian Media Awards. It’s the fourth time Sunrise Radio has won the title at the event, which this year took place at the Emirates Old Trafford on Friday 29th October. Other winners include BBC Asian Network’s Bobby Friction getting Best Radio Show and Noreen Khan recognised as Radio Presenter of the Year...

Publication date: 01.11.2021

BBC Asian Network celebrates Diwali 2021 on the radio

To celebrate the festival of light, BBC Asian Network has planned the ultimate week of festivities, including a live art show from Birmingham New Street Station and a 24-hour non-stop Diwali mix across the airwaves. Beginning on Friday 29 October, artist Milan Arvindkumar will create a live art piece on the concourse of Birmingham New Street Station...

Publication date: 28.10.2021

Radio presenter talent search returns to BBC Asian Network

Undiscovered presenters are being invited to apply to have a show on BBC Asian Network with the latest station talent search. For the second year in a row, the initiative is looking for twelve brand new voices who live and breathe British Asian culture, music and entertainment and have the confidence to draw in new and existing listeners across the airwaves...

Publication date: 26.10.2021

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)...

Publication date: 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...

Publication date: 18.02.2021