BBC Asian Network and Radio 1 simulcast Bobby Friction and Nihal

BBC Asian Network is to simulcast Radio 1’s award winning Asian Beats show ‘Bobby Friction and Nihal’ from Tuesday 26th September. The show will go out on Tuesdays at midnight on both Asian Network and Radio 1.

‘Bobby Friction and Nihal’ – a mix of asian beats from bhangra to hip hop to drum n bass and beyond is the sound of the British Asian Urban Nation. The show moves from its Wednesday nights to the new slot of Tuesday evenings at 0000 – 0200 from 26th September, coinciding with the BBC Asian Network’s late night schedule.

The Asian Network has systematically changed its schedule since April to reflect its young audience and provide a platform for new Asian music. Since May, Bobby Friction has presented the Asian Network’s late night music show ‘Friction on the BBC Asian Network’ every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday nights from 2200 – 0100 from Birmingham.

On Wednesdays in that slot DJ Kayper cuts up hip hop beats on The Hype show 22.00-0100.

This exciting addition to the BBC Asian Network’s schedule means Bobby Friction will present ‘Friction on the BBC Asian Network’ from the Radio 1 studios in London from 2200 – 0000 on Tuesdays. Bobby will then be joined by Nihal from 0000 – 0200 for ‘Bobby Friction & Nihal’ which will be simulcast on Radio 1 and Asian Network.

Asian Network Head of Music Mark Strippel said : “Since the launch of our new Specialist Music shows, we have built collaborations with other Music stations across the BBC, and the joint simulcast with Radio 1 is symbolic of that direction. This will be the first time that BBC Asian Network has broadcast programming from the Radio 1 studios. There are plans for even stronger collaborations next year and potential partnerships at live events with Radio 1”.

Asian Network Specialist weekday music strands ;

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays nights

10pm-Midnight; Friction (Asian Network only)

Tuesdays Midnight-2am: Bobby Friction & Nihal (Radio 1 and Asian Network simulcast).

Wednesdays 10pm -1am The Hype Show with DJ Kayper

You can listen live to the BBC Asian Network on DAB Digital radio, online at, via digital television on the following channels; Sky Digital 0119, Telewest & Broadband 912, NTL 867 and Freeview 709 as well as on the MW frequency in the Midlands.

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