Amar Radio

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Coordinates: 51°30′16″N 0°22′36″W / 51.50455°N 0.37669°W / 51.50455; -0.37669 Amar Radio is a community radio channel, aimed at the Asian community. Based in Southall, London, it was launched on 27 June 2002 as Akash Radio.[1]

During May 2010, Akash Radio had a change of management with the name, imaging and content all undergoing a refresh. Akash Radio became known as Amar Radio.[2] In December 2010, Jaswant Singh, the President of Southall's Miri Piri Gurdwara bought Amar Radio with plans to give the station an overhaul.[3]

Amar Radio is accessible via its website worldwide and features popular discussion, cultural, and bhangra shows. Amar Radio was available across the United Kingdom and Ireland from Sky Digital until 15 August 2011.[4]

The station has won two Asian award nominations for best radio station,[citation needed] and is a sponsor of shows and melas within the local community.


  • DJ Stormz the original resident of Akash, set up Toofan Records and signed Des-C as the first artist on the new label based in the UK
  • MC Special released his album with the hit track Nachna Onda
  • Ominious DJs also released their debut album
  • Play AZ Labz
  • Major Sandhu started his career from the radio station


  1. ^ Baddhan, Lakh (3 June 2009). "Akash Radio celebrates 7th year with newspaper". Biz Asia UK (Media 247 UK Limited). Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Akash Radio becomes Amar Radio". Biz Asia. 31 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Baddhan, Raj (6 December 2010). "Amar Radio has change of management – again!". Biz Asia UK (Media 247 UK Limited). Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Baddhan, Raj (13 October 2005). "New numbers for Asian channels on Sky Digital". Biz Asia UK (Media 247 UK Limited). Retrieved 14 January 2013. 

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