They are one of the few bands championed by both stations, but any hope of a joint rescue operation ended there. While the Save 6Music campaign swung into action — DJs, journalists and musicians loudly mourning its imminent demise, various online petitions and endless broadsheet pieces the Guardian included — support for the Asian Network was negligible, typically appearing as a slightly guilty footnote. The Asian Network's inability to generate its own noise seems to stem from the fact that it doesn't appeal to middle-class male tweeters with a love of Suede B-sides. As a result you're unlikely to find them on Twitter or in media-friendly places. Does that mean the Asian Network has a PR and marketing problem?
It was during the late night slot on BBC Radio 5Live that Adil exhibited his ability to shift from comedy performer to news broadcaster when breaking stories such as the UK summer riots , phone hacking and the night the UK went to war in Libya. Adil is also a passionate documentary maker. Adil received praise for the way in which he tackled the controversial issue of young girls being groomed by some Pakistani men, creating a thought provoking and brave documentary and picking up a Royal Television Society Award for Best Current Affairs. Adil would rather not talk about his appearance on The Crystal Maze for Stand Up To Cancer celebrity special; Adil currently holds the fastest record for getting locked in a Crystal Maze cell, which is less than 30 seconds. Request Showreel. Request Voicereel. Next Client.
Post a Comment. Subscribe in a reader. The Asian network is a government ran and owned station how can they allow comments of such nature, when presenters like Johnathon Ross get banned for making prank phone calls. By the way, There is no recording online as BBC have taken it off? How convenient!!!!???
The BBC were forced to remove a show from their website after Adil Ray, a popular Muslim presenter, received threats from Sikh listeners who accused him of denigrating one of their religious symbols. The row centres around a show broadcast earlier this month in which Ray discussed a Punjabi music concert in Canada where police had banned a number of Sikhs who refused to remove their "kirpan" dagger. A number of listeners believed that Ray had been disparaging about whether Sikhs really needed to carry their kirpan - a ceremonial symbol that baptised Sikhs are expected to wear at all times - and began making complaints and threats against him. The Birmingham-based network has strongly denied the accusations or any suggestion that Ray meant to mock Sikhism. The row has nonetheless raised fresh questions over whether the digital network, which was set up eight years ago after the BBC's then director general Greg Dyke described the corporation as "hideously white", is serving its Asian listeners.