|Broadcast area||Greater London|
|First air date||5 November 1989|
|Audience share||0.3% (group whole of UK), 1.3% (group London) (December 2013, )|
|Owner||Sunrise Radio Group|
Sunrise Radio is the United Kingdom's first Independent Local Radio station to cater specifically for the Asian community. Dr Avtar Lit is the chairman and chief executive of this media group which also operates Kismat Radio, Buzz Asia, Punjabi Radio as well as Sunrise TV.
Sunrise also broadcasts to Coventry, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Edinburgh and Glasgow and is also available on DAB nationally. The station ceased broadcasting on Sky on 27 February 2013, followed by Virgin Media on 1 March 2013.
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Sunrise describes itself as "the Greatest Asian Radio Station in the World". The current schedule includes Andy Gill, Ravi Sharma, Sonia Dutta, Farah Ahmed, Harry Sood, Rani Gill, Pam Sandhu, Sarita Sabherwal and Paul Shah.
From the early 1990s, Sunrise Radio's Astra satellite channel was used to distribute IRN's hourly news bulletins to smaller commercial, community and hospital radio stations. This service ceased on 31 August 2004, and a designated IRN channel was set up on the Hotbird satellite.
Sunrise Radio had a television channel, Sunrise TV, which was available on Sky channel 830 until 27 February 2013 when it ceased broadcasting without explanation.
In 2011, the company came under investigation for allegedly delaying in passing on £160,000 raised for the 2005 Pakistan earthquake and 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
- "Sunrise TV & Sunrise Radio removed from Sky EPG". BizAsia. 27 February 2013.
- The Guardian: Ex-pirate tops the Asian media rich list (21 March 2005).
- "Ofcom investigates radio station over charity money". The Guardian. 4 November 2011.