Asian Star 101.6FM picked up their first Regional Radio Station of the Year Award since 2014 at the Asian Media Awards.
The Asian Media Awards ceremony took place at the Manchester Hilton Deansgate (Thursday October 25) attracting journalists, broadcasters and media professionals from across the country.
The evening also saw BBC Breakfast’s Naga Munchetty, East is East and Ackley Bridge creator Ayub Khan Din and Sky News Political Editor, Faisal Islam honoured.
Ray and Sabba Siddique were presented the award by AMA judge Mirage Islam.
Asian Star Radio was founded in 2007 and has excelled to an exceptional professional level as a broadcaster in the Asian media industry, reaching a record number of listeners.
Asian Star work tirelessly on music genres, interviews and news gathering to ensure they serve a diverse range of listeners with programmes to suit everyone.
They have trained over 250 people with no radio background to become broadcasters.
They also offer an extensive volunteer programme to provide training in many radio related disciplines both on air and off air.
Asian star radio prides itself at being at the heart of the community it serves.
It is involved with many local charities, voluntary organisations and community groups providing free advertising, promotion, outside broadcasts, support and free use of its studio and office facilities. It has been recognised by these organisations with numerous awards under its belt.
Winners and recipients of AMA special awards were announced at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on Thursday 25 October.
Previous recipients of an Asian Media Award include Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Waris Hussein, Art Malik, Mehdi Hasan, Nina Wadia and Anita Rani.
The University of Salford are premier sponsors and partners to the event include ITV, MediaCom, M.E.N, Press Association Training, Primesight & The Palace Theatre & Opera House.
The official Charity Partner for 2018 is CLIC Sargent.
The event is also supported by Manchester Metropolitan University, Routes Into Languages, Namey, AMT Lawyers, USI Money, Hilton Manchester Deansgate, Supreme Dream Events, Payal Events & Cleartwo.