About Sunrise Radio
Sunrise Radio (Yorkshire) was launched (as Bradford City Radio) in December 1989 and for just over three decades remained the first and only commercial Asian radio station on FM in the UK.
The studios are based in Bradford City Centre and the mix of programming aims to take into account the areas diverse population, something that no other radio station in the region has previously attempted.
The station broadcasts 24 hours a day on 103.2 FM across Bradford & surrounding areas and on Digital Radio to Bradford and Manchester. A feed is also available worldwide via the station's website.
Full breakdown of the Platforms Sunrise Radio can be heard on is available at:
Timeline / Awards / Nominations
1989 - Sunrise Radio commences Broadcasting and becomes the only independent commercial Asian radio station on FM in the world.
2001 - Sunrise Radio wins the 'Ethnic Media of the Year' Award at the Asian Business Exhibition in Manchester
2001 - Asian Business Convention awards Chief Executive of Sunrise Radio, Usha Parmar, Business Woman of the Year Award.
16th June 2002 - Sunrise Radio wins the 'Ethnic Media of The Year' award at the Asian Business Awards
2004 - Sunrise Radio wins the Media and Arts Excellence Award at the Asian Jewel Awards.
2004 - Sunrise Radio wins the 'Media Campaign of the Year' award at the ABDN Annual Business Awards Dinner
2006 - Sunrise Radio wins the award for 'Best Vaisakhi Programme'
2009 - ABDN honours Chief Executive, Usha Parmar, with the 'Service to the Community' Award.
15th July 2010 - Sunrise Radio Cricket team win the Business Link Ten10 Cricket Tournament
2010 - Hindu Cultural Society honours Cheif Executive of Sunrise Radio, Usha Parmar, with a Lifetime Association Award.
2013 - Chief Executive of Sunrise Radio, Usha Parmar, awarded 'Business Woman of the Year' Award at The Asian Lite Business Awards
January / February 2013 - Raj Parmar (Sunrise Radio) organises a series of Donor Recruitment Events in association with Delete Blood Cancer across Bradford and Keighley
9th May 2014 - Sunrise Radio hosts 'An Evening with Bipasha Basu' at St. George's Hall Bradford
21st June 2014 - Sunrise Radio hosts Manchester Mega Mela
8th December 2014 - Sunrise Radio Director, Raj Parmar, hosts the Asian Wedding Awards in Manchester
15th February 2015 - Sunrise Radio official media partner of The National Asian Wedding Show Yorkshire
8th March 2015 - Sunrise Radio celebrates International Women's Day with once again bringing an all female lineup of presenters.
29th October 2015 - Sunrise Radio finalist in the 'Regional Radio Station of the Year' category at Asian Media Awards
8th November 2015 - Sunrise Radio, media partner for the World Bridal Event Yorkshire in Ilkley
9th December 2015 - Sunrise Radio celebrates 26 years of Broadcasting
10th January 2016 - Sunrise Radio becomes official media partner for The National Asian Wedding Show Yorkshire
January 2016 - Sunrise Radio launches brand new website With news, showbiz, blogs, weather and more including the Sunrise Radio Listener VIP Club
20th January 2016 - Sunrise Radio launches worldwide on Apple TV
22nd February 2016 - Sunrise Radio launches brand new smartphone app with extra features
14th March 2016 - Events & Marketing Director, Raj Parmar, hosts the Asian Wedding Awards in Manchester
28th May 2016 - Sunrise Radio launches on DAB+ Digital Radio across Manchester
2nd June 2016 - Sunrise Radio launches on DAB Digital Radio across Glasgow
4th - 7th June 2016 - Sunrise Radio official media partner for Pakistan Fashion Week London
5th July 2016 - Sunrise Radio hosts Chand Raat event in Manchester
9th July 2016 - Sunrise Radio hosts the Sultan Wrestling Tournament at Cineworld Bradford in conjunction with Yash Raj Films
31st July 2016 - Sunrise Radio hosts Manchester Mega Mela at Platt Fields Park attracting tens of thousands of visitors
6th August 2016 - Sunrise Radio Manchester Digital official launch Party at Lighthouse Manchester
8th September 2016 - Sunrise Radio presenter, Parvez Khan, finalist at the Pakistani Music Media Awards
10th September 2016 - Sunrise Radio confirmed as sponsors of the 'female player of the year' award at the Lancashire County Cricket Club "Player of the Year Awards" at Old Trafford
11th September - Sunrise Radio official media partner for the World Bridal Event in Bolton
19th September 2016 - Sunrise Radio announced as finalist in 'Regional Radio Station of the Year' Category' for the Asian Media Awards 2016
29th September 2016 - Director, Raj Parmar presents the 'Female Player of the Year' Award at the LCCC Player of the Year Awards at Old Trafford
14th October 2016 - Due to the tremendous success broadcasting across Manchester on DAB+, Sunrise Radio develops its broadcast feed to a higher quality and in Stereo, thus, becoming the first Commercial Asian Radio Station to broadcast in Stereo across Manchester on Digital Radio
27th October 2016 - Sunrise Radio wins the 'Regional Radio Station of the Year Award' at the Asian Media Awards
2nd November 2016 - Sunrise Radio and ApnaBeat partner to present the Bollywood Seduction Diwali Event at Satans Hollow, Manchester.
6th November 2016 - Sunrise Radio - official media partner for The National Asian Wedding Show (Yorkshire)
1st December - Sunrise Radio launches Listener Choice Awards "Radio Presenter of the Year" Award
9th December 2016 - Sunrise Radio celebrates 27 years of Broadcasting
20th December 2016 - Sunrise Radio App launches on Amazon App Store (Kindle Fire / Fire Tablets)
29th January 2017 - Sunrise Radio official media partner and hosts for the Asian Wedding Experience Manchester
8th February 2017 - Sunrise Radio is officially licenced to broadcast the Pakistan Super League (PSL 2017)
12th March 2017 - Official Media Partner for World Bridal Event at Bolton Whites Hotel.
15th March 2017 - Sunrise Radio announced as sponsor of the FnB Awards Manchester
22nd March 2017 - Sunrise Radio becomes media partner for "Lancashire's got talent" (Lancashire Cricket Boards Talent Search)
25th March 2017 - Chief Executive Usha Parmar and Director, Raj Parmar present the 'Videographer of the Year" Award at FnB Awards at Lighthouse Manchester
9th May 2017 - Sunrise Radio announced as finalist in the "Best Creative Industries" category for the British Indian Awards.
14th June 2017 - Sunrise Radio announced as WINNER of the "Best In Creative Industries" Award at the British Indian Awards 2017 (Leicester, UK)
16th October 2018 - Sunrise Radio announced as WINNER of the "Best Asian Music Radio Station - Northern UK" by LUX entertainment awards.
18th September 2019 - Sunrise Radio Events & Marketing Director, Raj Parmar, selected as an official ambassador for the City of Bradford.
26th November 2019 - Sunrise Radio Chief Executive, Usha Parmar, awarded an honory fellowship from Bradford College for service to the city on a local, regional and national level.
20th May 2020 - A new station broadcasting the classic hits of yesteryear "Sunrise Radio Gold" launched and available via online, Android App and Alexa enabled devices. Link to enable skill for Alexa: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B088ZSZMVD/ref=sr_1_1
25th June 2020 - Sunrise Radio awarded - Best Asian Hit Music Station 2020 – England – Corporate Vision Media Innovator Awards
15th October 2021 - Sunrise Radio launches channel on Roku Streaming Devices
13th July 2022 - Sunrise Radio and Sunrise Radio Gold launch on DAB+ in stereo across Bradford
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