BBC Asian Network’s Flagship Music Show wins Sony Gold
‘Friction’ hosted by specialist DJ Bobby Friction won the Gold award and the coveted title of Specialist Music Programme of the Year, beating off competition from both BBC and commercial music stations. The judges said of Friction
"An exciting, passionate, evangelical presentation of the genre. Thrilling radio that engages and captivates, managing to be inclusive without patronising. Great radio moments and a brilliant presenter."
This news comes on the eve of the Asian Network announcing its summer schedule of Live Events 2007 as part of it’s renewed focus to bring its listeners the best in Asian Music from the UK and around the world.
Highlights in the Asian Network summer schedule include presenting its own stage of cutting edge Brit Asian artists at Glastonbury and Bestival for the first time ever, as well as playing live and loud from London Mela and building on it’s success at Womad. As part of renewing the music focus on Asian Network, Radio One producer Rhys Hughes joins the station to produce a new music centred afternoon show presented by Adil Ray, and due to launch at the end of May.
The ‘Asian Network Report’ the weekly Monday night cutting edge journalism strand also won the Silver award in the News Feature Category for it’s documentary "Love Honour and Obey", an investigation into so-called Honour Killings in the Asian community presented by Blue Peter's Konnie Huq.