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:
269,000 listenersRAJAR December 2014
3 July 2003
Ofcom licences:
AL000175 (Analogue local)
Members of:
Former names:
Club Asia Radio
Buzz Asia
Buzz Radio
Sunrise Radio 2


Postal address:
Radio House
Telephone - reception:
Telephone - studio:

Online contacts

Official website

Social media

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@sunrise963972am (563 followers)
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Ajay Nagar Presenter
Amar Grewal Presenter
Andy Gill Presenter
Anu Flora Presenter
Asif Ghazali Presenter
Farah Ahmed Presenter
Gurdev Jassi Chairman
Harry Sood Presenter
Indy Silk Presenter
Kay McCarthy Sales Director
Mandy Lit Station Manager
Maneesha Sharma Presenter
Pam Sandhu Presenter
Paul Shah Programme Director
Rani Gill Presenter
Sandy Khanna Presenter
Satty Singh Presenter
Seema Sidha Head of Production
Shama Sood Presenter
Sita Gill Presenter
Sonia Dutta Presenter
Sumera Zareen Presenter
Tony Lit Managing Director
Zaigham Ali Presenter

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