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Asian Network Schedule Changes From April

  • The Adil Ray show from 7am
  • Early breakfast including devotional sounds
  • Nikki Bedi moves to mornings
  • Nihal from 1pm
  • BBC Asian Network makes a key change to its daytime weekday schedule from April in moves designed to support the new breakfast show with Adil Ray and to beef up the digital station’s news and discussion output.

    The Adil Ray show moves to 7am -10am before handing over to Nikki Bedi, whose programme brings the latest from across the worlds of entertainment and the arts from 10am12.30pm.

    A new early breakfast show from 5am will include an hour of Devotional Sounds (5-6am) featuring faith inspired music for Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and Christians.

    The first of two Wrap news programmes will now start at 12.30pm and Nihal will host the daily phone-in at the heart of the daytime schedule, where listeners give their take on the news story of the day, from 1pm-3pm.

    Andy Parfitt, Controller Asian Network said: “This is the second stage of the strategic development for Asian Network. All stations need to keep evolving and these changes will work well with our new breakfast show”.

    The new Asian Network schedule will start from Monday April 20 2009.

    Early breakfast including Devotional Sounds

    Devotional music for Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs  5-7am  
    Breakfast with Adil Ray         7.00am 
    Nikki Bedi      10.00am
    The Wrap        12.30pm
    Nihal   1.00pm 
    Drive with Jas Rao      3pm    
    The Wrap        6pm    
    Gagan Grewal    6.30pm 
    Regional Languages in

    Mirpuri – Mon Bengali – Tues Gujerati Wed
    Hindi/Urdu-Thurs Punjabi-Fri   8.00pm 

    Mon Tues Thurs Fri Bobby Friction 10pm   

    Wednesday – Kayper      10pm

    Tuesdays – Bobby Friction and Nihal 12-till 2am

    Radio 5 live    1am (2am on Tuesdays)