Sunrise Radio


Sunrise Radio

Infobox Radio station


name=Sunrise Radio
airdate= November 5 1989
frequency= kHz - 1458 kHz
Sky: 0133
share= 1.8%
share as of= September 2007
share source= [http://www.rajar.co.uk/listening/quarterly_listening.php]
area= Central London
format =Asian
owner =Sunrise Radio Group

:"Not to be confused with Sunrise Radio (Yorkshire) or Sunrise Radio, Ireland".

Sunrise Radio was the United Kingdom's first Independent Local Radio station to cater specifically for the Asian community. Dr Avtar Lit is the chairman, but the station is run by one of his sons, Tony Lit who has also appeared as a newspaper reviewer on Sky News and who stood unsuccessfully for the Conservatives in the Ealing Southall by-election in July 2007. [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/07/22/ntories222.xml]

Transmission

It initially broadcast in Central London on 1413 kHz. Now on 1458 kHz from the Brookmans Park Transmitternorth of London.

Sunrise also broadcasts to Coventry, Wolverhampton, Edinburgh and Glasgow and is also available Sky Channel and on DAB nationally.

It is also available in internet through Realplayer at mms://193.218.160.20/sunrise

Background

Sunrise describes itself as "the Greatest Asian Radio Station in the World", a slogan that features prominently on the station's jingles.

History

Sunrise Radio actually started out as a pirate radio station in London, in the 1980s [http://media.guardian.co.uk/site/story/0,14173,1442191,00.html] .Sunrise Radio has now released its television channel Sunrise TV which is available on Sky channel 830.

External links

* [http://www.sunriseradio.com/ Sunrise Radio website]
* [http://www.ofcom.org.uk/static/archive/rau/newsroom/news-release/01/pr073.htm Radio Authority fines Sunrise Radio £10,000 (press release)]


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