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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 602.000 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

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

Contacts

E-mail: asian.network[kukac]bbc.co.uk
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 – https://www.bbc.co.uk/asiannetwork

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)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BBCAsianNetwork
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bbcasiannetwork
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcasiannetwork
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/BBCAsianNetwork
Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/asiannetwork

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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The shortlist for this year’s Radio Academy’s ARIAs have been announced at an event at News UK headquarters in London. Presenters getting nominated include Chris Evans, Greg James, Stephen Nolan, Zoe Ball and Frank Skinner. Bauer leads the Commercial Radio nominees with just over two dozen, whilst we count that News UK has around 15. Global isn’t mentioned due to not submitting any entries once again this year. The rest of the shortlist includes newspapers, independent podcasts, independent producers and presenters, along with a few local radio stations including...More >>
radiotoday.co.uk - 15.01.2020
RAJAR Q3 2019: London and national brands round-up
Zoe Ball has lost another 364,000 listeners to her BBC Radio 2 breakfast show in the latest radio listening figures from RAJAR. It means more than a million weekly listeners have switched off since she took over the breakfast show from Chris Evans in January. In the period 24th June to 15th September 2019 (Q3/2019), Radio 2 breakfast had a weekly reach of 7.902m – that’s down from 8.266m in Q2 and 9.047m in Q1.While Zoe is still the presenter of the UK’s biggest breakfast show, the figures are the lowest for the slot in a decade – since...More >>
radiotoday.co.uk - 24.10.2019
Ahadadream, Sandunes, DJ Firestarr and anu lead the new line-up for BBC Asian Network’s Residency
BBC Asian Network has announced the line-up for Asian Network’s Residency, a show that champions the next generation of fresh DJ talent. The strand brings listeners the biggest names in dance music, from the underground to the arena - with Ahadadream, Sandunes, DJ Firestarr and anu forming the Residency team from October 2019. Kicking off with London-based producer and DJ Ahadadream on 6 October, the Asian Network Residency will feature cutting-edge DJs and producers from the UK rotating each week on a Sunday night between 11pm-1am.More >>
www.bbc.co.uk - 20.09.2019
Record listening figures for Greg James and Dotty on Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra
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www.bbc.co.uk - 01.08.2019
RAJAR Q2 2019: London and national brands round-up
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radiotoday.co.uk - 01.08.2019
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radiotoday.co.uk - 02.07.2019
RAJAR Q1 2019 – Zoe & Chris plus national and London radio round-up
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