TV News presenter Satnam Rana is to be the new voice of the BBC Radio programme BBC Desi Download.

Satnam takes over the presentation of the pick of the week style show from former Goodness Gracious Me actor Kulvinder Ghir. Wolverhampton born Satnam, who also presents Midlands Masala on BBC Radio WM will be reaching out to a worldwide audience with this latest addition to her presenting portfolio as BBC Desi Download is available to download as a podcast from a pc or mp3 player.

The programme links the best bits from Asian Community programmes broadcast across England on BBC Local Radio. Of her new role Satnam says, ‘ I am really looking forward to adding another string to my bow. DesiDownload is a unique piece of broadcasting celebrating British Asian communities from all across the UK. I am excited to be part of it and can not wait to get going!’

You can download the Desi Download podcast for free and at a time to suit you by going to it is published every Tuesday. You can also hear Satnam Rana on Midlands Masala which includes Desi Download as an insert every Sunday evening between 10 pm and 1am on Radio WM 95.6fm.

Other Asian Programmes at BBC Local Radio:
BBC Radio Lancashire and BBC Manchester: Talat- Farooq Awan with Indus, BBC Radio Bristol: Alex Lewis with the Sangam Show, BBC Radio Stoke: Ajmal Hussain with the Desi Programme, BBC Derby: Satvinder Rana with Aaj Kal, BBC Gloucestershire: Manny Masih with Asian Connection, BBC Radio Leeds: Mussarrat Abbasi and Jhangir Ahmed, BBC Radio Leicester: Kamlesh Purohit with the 7 o’clock show, BBC Radio Merseyside: Umi Prasad with Open House, BBC Radio Nottingham: Kaval Vaseer with Dhamaka, BBC Radio Sheffield: Shawkat Hashmi and Waheed Akhtar with Eastern Air, and BBC Three Counties: Bhagwant Sagoo.

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