Public File


    Sunrise Radio (Yorkshire)'s news team works hard to bring you the very latest in International, National and Local news. On the hour every hour between 07:00 - 23:00 every single day IRN will in just two minutes circumnavigate the globe for the key stories hitting the headlines. Between 07:00 - 10:00 and 15:00 - 1800 hours every week-day Sunrise Radio (Yorkshire)'s local reporters complement the IRN bulletin with a bulletin dedicated to local stories from our region and featuring stories from the South Asian Sub-Continent.


    Monday to Friday on the hour every hour between 1900 and 2300 hours IRN news bulletins are partnered with a news bulletin broadcast in Hindustani affording those who are not comfortable with English as their first language an opportunity to catch up on all the stories hitting the headlines that day.

    At Sunrise Radio (Yorkshire) we recognise that for whatever reason it is sometimes difficult be it for financial, temporal or cultural reasons to access information, support and advice and for that reason we broadcast a number of programmes during the week after the 1900 hours news bulletin featuring experts, voluntary groups and charities with the aim of providing responsible, reliable and relevant facts and views. Monday the theme is Sports, Wednesday alternates between Education and Business, Thursday is our Community Day and on Friday we either focus on Health or Legal issues.



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    The News Team:



    Programme Schedule:


    Local programming:

    All programming is broadcast from our studios in Bradford City Centre.


    Automated output:

    Automated programming takes place from 01:00 until 07:00. An exception to this is when religious (Eid – Diwali – Vasakhi) or other one off events may require live programming. Eg. During Ramzan a special live broadcast from a mosque is aired.


    Contact details:

    Postal Address:

    Sunrise Radio 
    Sunrise House

    140 East Parade
    BD1 5BP

    Telephone: 01274 735043
    Email: info@sunriseradio.fm


    Events / Charities we support:

    As an integral part of the Asian community in Yorkshire, Sunrise Radio regularly supports Charities and Events of a charitable nature.

    We often interview various charities about the work they do in our community in focus news programme.


    Coverage Highlights:

    As media partner for the IIFA Awards held in 2007 we had exclusive interviews with Top Bollywood stars which were aired and back stage access.


    Station playlist:

    Genres played on Sunrise Radio (Yorkshire)

    Bollywood / Bhangra / Lollywood / Remixes / Punjabi / Ghazals / Qawalis / Naats / Shabads / Bhajans


    Station Format:


    Localness guidelines:

    Ofcom Localness Guidelines (www.ofcom.org.uk/radio/ifi/rbl/car/localness)


    How to Complain to the station or to Ofcom

    If you feel you have a cause for concern or a complaint against our output then firstly we ask you to write to Usha Parmar at the address above (including your full contact details). If you feel you would like to take the complaint further you may contact Ofcom via their website www.ofcom.org.uk

    Listener Club

    Get more with the Listener Club!

    • The Golden Era The Golden Era

      The golden era of Bollywood celebrated in this weekly show full of classics taking you back in time. Every Sunday between 5pm - 7pm

    • Legal Show Legal Show

      Once a fortnight we dedicate a show to discussing legal issues and family / matrimonial law in particular. Alternate Friday mornings between 9am-11pm.

    • Bhangra Nights Bhangra Nights

      Get over the Weekday blues - Every Tuesday night is party night with the best Bhangra and Urban Asian Beats. The Bhangra Show every Tuesday between 8pm-11pm

    • Remix Saturdays Remix Saturdays

      Every Saturday evening we turn to remixes of hit songs to get you in the Saturday night party mood! Every Saturday between 5pm - 8pm