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Sunrise Radio Celebrates 25th Birthday

The UK's number one Asian radio station marks a milestone anniversary in style

Posted: 20.11.14
Sunrise Radio Celebrates 25th Birthday

The world's first 24 hour Asian radio station this week celebrated a quarter of a century in the business. Special guests were invited to attend a memorable evening, marking a milestone industry achievement. Held at the plush Terrace Pavilion at the grand House of Commons, amongst the illustrious guests were political figures including MPs Keith Vaz, Stephen Hammond, Priti Patel and Lord Popat. High profile business names also made it to the guest list, such as Lebara Chairman Ratheesh Yoganathan and Kuljinder Bahia of Southall Travel. Navin Kundra and H Dhami provided live entertainment, while heart throb Jay Sean also made an exclusive appearance. Tony Lit, Managing Director of Sunrise Radio said: 'When Sunrise Radio launched in 1989, it was the UK's first Asian broadcast media outlet and revolutionised the industry. However, I think I'm most proud of the profound impact Sunrise Radio has had on the progress of the Asian community.' The swanky affair also ensured an ideal opportunity to launch The Sunrise Training Academy, providing a free training scheme for those interested in kickstarting their career in the radio industry. Prime Minister David Cameron took the time to congratulate the station for its ongoing commitment in serving and influencing the British Asian audience in a positive way and praised the station as a 'pioneer' of its time. 

Fariha Sabir

Images: Raj D. Bakrania and Swani.com

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