Abbey Colege
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Free Newspaper Asian News
The Asian Today Newspaper - Issue 189 Out Now View Issue 189 Online Now!
Register today for all the latest news from The Asian Today.
Where did you hear about us?
Get Your Free Copy of The Asian Today
YOUR FREE ASIAN COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER!
Use our store finder to find out where you can pick up your local copy of The Asian Today!
WANT TO ADVERTISE? 
Advertising in The Asian Today  is a great way to promote your business. Contact our advertising team:    
sales@theasiantoday.com
Call:  0121 314 2892


Entertainment - The Asian Today

Updated: 10:47, Tuesday February 7, 2012
        Entertainment Feed
End of an Era for Sonia Deol
Popular Radio Presenter to quit Asian Network for new life in Canada
 
BBC Asian Network radio DJ Sonia Deol is leaving the station to start a new life in Canada.
The min-morning presenter has been a regular on the airwaves for over 15 years. But she’ll say her final words next month after announcing she’s packing her bags and moving to Vancouver to start a new life of wedded bliss.
“Although it's a very happy time for me and I'm looking forward to the next chapter of my life, I am going to dearly miss my fantastic radio family, both on and off-air,” she said. “We've been through so much together over the years and shared some fantastic achievements. I'm proud of the fact that we've made the station the most listened to Asian service in the country.”
“I'm honoured to have worked with a brilliant team where we more than doubled the audience on the mid-morning show in the last two years and I've also had so much fun working with our Events team, hosting successful music tours and Melas. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank my friends and colleagues for their guidance and encouragement during my career.
“The next few weeks will no doubt be emotional as I start to say goodbye to the audience I love with all my heart, and get ready to make a new start in a new country. I wish the BBC Asian Network the very best for the future."
Sonia started her career with the Asian Network in 1996 becoming one of the stations most recognised voices.
And the station paid tribute to her “wonderful contribution”.
Vijay Sharma, Head of the BBC Asian Network, said: "I would like to offer a heartfelt thanks to Sonia from all of us, for her wonderful contribution to the Asian Network. Her understanding of our Asian audience has been a real asset to the station over the years and she has always connected with them in an authentic and sensitive way. I am sure that there are projects in the future where we would love to see her on stage or behind the microphone for the Asian Network, keeping that link with our audience who are certainly going to miss her."
Sonia’s final broadcast will be on Friday 2 March.
 

Comments

Latest Stories

Tia Bajpai: "Guilty Unless Proven Innocent!" in "Identity Card"
Film ‘Identity Card- Ek Lifeline’ Releases in UK Cinemas 29th August 2014
San2 Is Back With Gal Sunja!
UK singer-songwriter San2 is back with the dance-floor filler "Gal Sunja"
Culinary Drama Tantalises Tastebuds
Movie 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' is releasing nationwide on September 5th
Akshay Kumar Wants To Entertain You!
'Entertainment' Star Answers Questions About His Latest Movie
The Return of B21
By The Bhangra Beatle (Sunny Gill)
Aa Gaye Munde U.K. De
Punjabi film talent wow UK audiences at World Premiere of Aa Gaye Munde U.K De
Bollywood Showstoppers 2014
10,000 Fans Gather at the O2 Arena For the Bollywood Showstoppers Concert
Sunny and Shay join BBC WM 95.6
Couple Break into Mainstream Radio
Punjabi film cast members to grace Odeon
UK to welcome the World Premiere of 2014’s biggest Punjabi family entertainer
Ajay Devgn Reprises Action Hero Role In ‘Singham Returns’
Releasing on 15th August 2014

More Entertainment From The Asian Today


Entertainment

Asian Entertainment - Raj Parmar Gets His Big Break on the UK Set of Saraswatichandra
01/05/2014
From Big Ballet to India's Bigeest Soap
Whilst fans of Star Plus’s hit soap Saraswatichandra scoured London streets in searc...
Asian Entertainment - 'Holiday' Releasing June 2014
23/04/2014
Akshay Kumar Turns Army Intel Officer in Gritty Romantic Thriller
One of India’s most celebrated superstars and talented actors, Akshay Kumar, is se...
Asian Entertainment - Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor Talk to The Asian Today's Sunny Malik
22/04/2014
2 States Stars in London
Bollywood actors Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor were in London recently to promote 2 S...
Asian Entertainment - Arjun and Alison Releasing in cinemas on Friday 25th April 2014
15/04/2014
Racially Motivated Revenge Thriller Set to Release this Month
When their best friend is the victim of a racist murder on a Birmingham university campu...

Interviews

Asian Interviews - Actress Takes Time to Talk to The Asian Today About Bollywood Showstoppers
29/07/2014
Sonakshi Sinha
Actress Sonakshi Sinha will be appearing at this year’s Bollywwod Showstoppers. Sh...
Asian Interviews - Star of Aa Gaye Munde U.K De Talks to The Asian Today
29/07/2014
Neeru Bajwa
After bursting on the scene with Asa Nu Maan Watna Da, Neeru Bajwa has cemented her plac...
Asian Interviews - Stars of Kick Talk to The Asian Today
22/07/2014
Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez
Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez, the lead stars of the forthcoming action, romantic...
Asian Interviews - The Not So Secret OBE
08/07/2014
Kavita Oberoi
Kavita Oberoi is one of the biggest names in the business world. Having recently been aw...

News

Asian News - James Foley is one of an estimated 20 journalists who went missing in Syria.
20/08/2014
ISIS Claim Beheading of American Journalist
An American photojournalist is claimed to have been beheaded by militants of the terro...
Asian News - Sohail Rehman,first ever wheelchair trainer to be hired by a Premier League club
20/08/2014
Wheelchair-Bound Football Coach for Manchester United
A football coach confined to a wheelchair due to his disabily has acquired the job of ...
Asian News - Jeevan Dhanda died following a tragic fall onto tracks at New Street Station
20/08/2014
Talented Teenager Suffers Deadly Plunge
  A teenager from Walsall was one of two men who died following a tragic fall onto...
Asian News - Kareena Kapoor gave her lifelike wax figure’s new look her seal of approval
19/08/2014
Madame Tussauds Redresses Kareena Kapoor's Wax Figure
Award-winning Bollywood actress, Kareena Kapoor, yesterday afternoon visited ...

Sport

Asian Sport - Dhoni Fights Lone Battle as India Look to Avoid Follow- on
30/07/2014
England vs India, 3rd Test - Day 3
India were trailing by 246 runs with two wickets in hand at the end of Day 3 of the thir...
Asian Sport - Ballance and Bell Slam Tons as England Pile Up
29/07/2014
England vs India, 3rd Test - Day 2
England were firmly in control of the third Test at the end of Day 2 at the Ageas Bowl in ...
Asian Sport - Jos Buttler Will Replace Matt Prior
25/07/2014
England Announce Squad for Third Test
England have announced their 13-member squad for the third Test against India at Rose Bowl...
Asian Sport - England v India - Second Test (Day 4)
21/07/2014
Jadeja and Ishant help India Nose Ahead Against England
Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar Kumar exhibited some great counter-attacking batting to he...