Sunrise Radio 963/972 AM

The Greatest Asian Radio Station in the World

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Facts and stats

Sunrise Radio is Britain's longest running radio station for South Asians based in Southall, West London.

Launching in 1989 on 1413 AM to Southall which has a large Asian community, it was awarded the BBC's Greater London Radio licence in 1994, broadcasting Londonwide on 1458 AM.

In 2014, the previous owner of Sunrise Radio's group of stations went into administration, which led to 1458 being sold by the administrators to the Lycamobile group, who relaunched a similar service for South Asians on that frequency.

Sunrise still had one licence that they own, Buzz Radio which they relaunched as Sunrise Radio with a new company and management to operate the radio station still based at Sunrise House in Southall.

This station on 963/972 originally launched as the AC format Viva! owned by then Harrods owner Mohammed Al Fayed, then Liberty Radio which was sold to a Christian group who introduced some Christian programming. The licence was lost and awarded to Club Asia who introduced a youth Asian format in 2003. It was later sold to the then Sunrise Radio Group and relaunched as Buzz Asia and then Buzz Radio.

Editorial area:
Greater London
Weekly listening figures:
211,000 listenersRAJAR June 2015
3 July 2003
Members of:
Former names:
Club Asia Radio
Buzz Asia
Buzz Radio
Sunrise Radio 2

Contact Sunrise Radio 963/972 AM

Postal address:
Radio House
Telephone - reception:
Telephone - studio:
Official website
Advertising Sales email

Social media

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Ajay Nagar Presenter
Andy Gill Presenter
Asif Ghazali Presenter
Farah Ahmed Presenter
Gurdev Jassi Chairman
Harry Sood Presenter
Kay McCarthy Sales Director
Mandy Lit Station Manager
Maneesha Sharma Presenter
Pam Sandhu Presenter
Paul Shah Programme Director
Rani Gill Presenter
Sita Gill Presenter
Sonia Dutta Presenter
Tony Lit Managing Director

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