Asian Star 101.6 wins at Asian Media Awards

From a press release to
Posted 11 November 2014, 1.37pm gmt

Community radio station Asian Star 101.6FM the local radio station for Slough and surrounding areas is proud to have won the prestigious title of Regional Radio Station of the Year for the second consecutive year at the 2014 Asian Media Awards beating off stiff competition from three other contenders in one of the most fiercely contested categories of the awards. Asian Star 101.6fm is available on 101.6FM locally, online at and on mobile via the Radio Player and Tunein App.

The event now in its second year was held on Tuesday night (28th October) at the Hilton Deansgate in Manchester and took place in front of journalists, actors, presenters and marketing professionals from across the world. In a star studded red carpet ceremony the event was well attended by the elite of the industry as well as household names such as Nina Wadia, Ross Kemp, Manish Bhasin, Sameena Ali Khan and Krishnan Guru Murthy.

The Asian Media Awards are dedicated to recognising the talent of all those who work tirelessly in the media industry, from journalists working in local newspapers and internet bloggers to TV and Radio presenters and PR experts, as well as rewarding new and emerging talent, the awards recognised the achievements of the pioneers within the media industry

Asian Star 101.6FM was founded by director Ray Siddique (aka Ray C) in 2006. Ray has worked tirelessly over the last eight years with passion and perseverance to develop and grow the station and its listener base. Asian Star 101.6FM is a recognised brand locally and is the station of choice in most households.

Ray C is well known in the Radio industry with over 20 years experience as a broadcaster a now running his own service as well as in event management having worked for a number of commercial and BBC stations.

Ray C and the Asian Star 101.6FM team are dedicated to providing quality broadcasting to their listeners this coupled with an excellent work ethic, great team spirit and dedication to our advertisers makes Asian Star 101.6FM a very worthy recipient of this award.

Commenting on the win Ray Siddique said:

“Asian Star is honoured to have been acknowledged with this prestigious nationally recognised award at the 2014 Asian Media Awards for Regional Radio Station Of The Year! It is truly a momentous occasion. The team at Asian Star Radio work tirelessly to bring our listeners a station that provides high quality programming, knowledgeable presenters and educating / informative shows, and so to receive an award of this stature is truly an accolade.

Asian Star Radio works at grass roots level to reach listeners that possibly other stations cannot, producing excellent radio is our job. We endeavour to ensure people enjoy Asian Star in every way possible, having seen many areas of radio national, commercial, BBC I have applied my extensive experiences from the radio industry from the last 2 decades to Asian Star 101.6FM to ensure that listener have a real fantastic listening experience.

Winning the award REGIONAL RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR 2014 from across the country makes all the hard work and dedication from the whole Asian Star team worthwhile, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at the Asian Media Awards for putting on a stupendous evening and a big thanks to all my staff”

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Asian Star 101.6 FM
Slough, Windsor, Maidenhead & Heathrow