Asian Sound Radio is a radio station located in Broadcast House, Southall Street in Manchester.[1] It is the only 24-hour commercial radio station in the North West dedicated to the Asian community, broadcasting on MW across the whole region from Preston in the North to Stockport in the South. The programming is a blend of news, current affairs, interviews, competitions, music and information in English, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto Bengali and Gujarati.

Asian Sound Radio
Broadcast areaNorth West England, North Yorkshire
FrequencyAM: 963 KHz
1377 KHz
DAB Digital Radio
TuneIn Radio
Programming
FormatAsian
Ownership
OwnerLyca Media II Ltd
History
First air date
3 June 1996 (27 years ago)
Links
WebsiteAsian Sound Radio

The station, which launched in 1996, had beaten off competition from Buzz 963AM which had proposed a full-service English speaking station.[2]

On 22 April 2024, Asian Sound Radio will be renamed Lyca Radio Greater Manchester following Lyca's acquisition of the station in 2023.[3] The output will feature local content and some networked programming from London.

References edit

  1. ^ "Asian Sound Radio". Ofcom. Retrieved 14 November 2011.
  2. ^ Date set for Lyca Radio Greater Manchester to replace Asian Sound
  3. ^ Martin, Roy (11 April 2024). "Date set for Lyca Radio Greater Manchester to replace Asian Sound Radio". Radio Today. Retrieved 11 April 2024.

External links edit

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