The BBC Asian Network

1Xtra in 2017 so it is not coincidental that the music at the BBC Asian Network has evolved and that there has been greater movement of staff and presenters between the two stations, demonstrating a degree of joined-up thinking and a ...

The BBC Asian Network

This ground-breaking new book provides a unique, in-depth analysis of the BBC Asian Network, the BBC’s national ethnic-specific digital radio station in the UK. Gurvinder Aujla-Sidhu offers an insight into the internal production culture at the radio station, revealing the challenges minority ethnic producers faced as they struggled to create a cohesive and distinct 'community of listeners'. Besides the differences of opinion that emerged within the inter-generational British Asian staff over how to address the audience’s needs, the book also reveals the ways in which 'race' is managed by the BBC, and how the culture of managerialism permeates recruitment strategies, music playlists and mother tongue language programmes. In-depth interviews unveil how the BBC's 'gatekeeping' system limits the dissemination of original journalism about British Asian communities, through the marginalisation of the expertise of narratives created by the network's own minority ethnic journalists.

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The BBC Asian Network
Language: en
Pages: 229
Authors: Gurvinder Aujla-Sidhu
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-19 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This ground-breaking new book provides a unique, in-depth analysis of the BBC Asian Network, the BBC’s national ethnic-specific digital radio station in the UK. Gurvinder Aujla-Sidhu offers an insight into the internal production culture at the radio station, revealing the challenges minority ethnic producers faced as they struggled to create
Historical Dictionary of British Radio
Language: en
Pages: 420
Authors: Seán Street
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-21 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of British Radio covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 800 cross-referenced entries on issues, characters, movements and policies that have shaped radio in the United Kingdom.
Bhangra and Asian Underground
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Falu Bakrania
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-06 - Publisher: Duke University Press

Asian Underground music—a fusion of South Asian genres with western breakbeats created for the dance club scene by DJs and musicians of Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi descent—went mainstream in the U.K. in the late 1990s. Its success was unprecedented: British bhangra, a blend of Punjabi folk music with hip-hop musical
Encyclopedia of Radio 3-Volume Set
Language: en
Pages: 1696
Authors: Christopher H. Sterling
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-12-02 - Publisher: Routledge

Produced in association with the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, the Encyclopedia of Radio includes more than 600 entries covering major countries and regions of the world as well as specific programs and people, networks and organizations, regulation and policies, audience research, and radio's technology. This encyclopedic work will
Making Diaspora in a Global City
Language: en
Pages: 136
Authors: Helen Kim
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-21 - Publisher: Routledge

The exciting diasporic sounds of the London Asian urban music scene are a cross-section of the various genres of urban music that include bhangra "remix," R&B and hip hop styles, as well as dubstep and other "urban" sample-oriented electronic music. This book brings together a unique analysis of urban underground