All change at BBC Asian Network
BIRMINGHAM DJ Adil Ray will take over the reins of the BBC Asian Network breakfast show from the New Year, it was announced today.
Current breakfast presenter on the national digital radio station Jas Rao will swap roles with Adil and take over the Drive show in a new weekday timeslot of 3.00pm – 6.00pm.
Adil Ray’s unique style has gained him plaudits across radio and TV and his Drive show won the award for best Radio Show at the UK Asian Music Awards (AMAs) in 2008.
The Birmingham born presenter made his name on commercial radio with Galaxy FM before moving to the Asian Network in 2002.
He also regularly presented Desi DNA on BBC TWO as well as his own show on BBC THREE.
Asian Network Controller Andy Parfitt said: “I am delighted that Adil will present breakfast. Overall this is an important step in the Asian Network’s development. We’re also extending our news and daily language output in addition to making these key presenter changes.”
Other New Year changes in programming includes Gagan Grewal who will have an extended show from 6.30 – 8.430 weekdays, while presenter Rozina Sini will front The Warp news show twice a day.