Serving the Community
Since its inception in 2000, Panjab Radio is the number one go-to radio station for the British Panjabi Community.
As well as Sky Channel 0130, you can also listen to us on 558AM and DAB in London & the Home Counties, online via our website, Panjab Radio app, TuneIn radio app, voice-activated speakers – Google Play and Alexa.
The station also airs in Oslo via DAB and has an established listenership worldwide, particularly in Canada and India, via our website and the Panjab Radio app.
The roots of Panjabi culture are also demonstrated through our playing of traditional Panjabi folk music and Bhangra.
Bhangra is the most recognised form of Panjabi music and since the 1980s has increased in popularity amongst all age groups and cultures to the extent that it has crossed over into mainstream music.
Interviews with both the biggest Bhangra artists and emerging talent feature on a regular basis, Gippy Grewal, Ammy Virk, Pr33t Music and Nobby Singh to name a few.
The Panjab Radio news service offers both UK national news hourly as well as international news, which is broadcast in Panjabi.
Alongside this, there are daily shows based on lifestyle topics – such as health, cooking, fashion and family values – which give the station a modern edge to work alongside the traditional nature of the Gurbani Programmes, as well as a highly informative weekly immigration advice programme hosted by Surjit Singh Ghuman MBE and Gurpal Oppal.
Monty Panesar, the first Sikh cricketer to play for England, hosts a Saturday afternoon show and has featured guests such as Andrew Flintoff, Lord Rami Ranger CBE, Nina Wadia OBE and Apache Indian BEM.
A sense of variety is fundamental to our programming. Gurbani Programmes, aired twice daily, are an essential way of ensuring that the traditional aspects of Panjabi culture are maintained by the station. These programmes involve the teachings of the Sikh Gurus from our living Guru, Guru Granth Sahib Ji, which are an integral part of Sikh tradition. Hosted seven days a week, Monday to Saturday also includes a daily Hukamnama directly from Darbar Sahib in Amritsar. Our Gurbani Programmes are a fantastic way of reaching out to the Panjabi community, giving them an opportunity to keep in touch with their culture, traditions and religion.