The Evolution of British Asian Radio in England

Authors: Khamkar, G.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 978-3-031-10424-4


This book uncovers the revolutionary transition of British radio broadcasting, addressing the crucial factors in the development of British Asian radio since the 1960s. It investigates how British Asian radio broadcasting began and developed in England, the need of the Asian community for its own radio platform and, subsequently, how Asian radio services helped the Asian community to integrate into English society. It examines the historical developments of Asian radio broadcasting starting from the 1960s up to 2004. The main reason for covering this specific period is the intensity of the alternative radio movement of the time, just as people from the Indian subcontinent and East Africa were migrating to Britain on a larger scale. During this period, the BBC initiated special radio programmes for this newly arrived Asian migrant community in England. The year 2004 saw the beginning of the community radio movement in Britain, which also enabled British Asian radio broadcasting in a significant way. The book covers this historically significant period of British Asian radio broadcasting in England.

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