A RADIO station based in Huddersfield which gives aspiring presenters a chance to air their broadcasting skills is being launched on Sky TV tonight.
Asian station Radio Milaad will air its first show for an hour on DM Digital (Sky 802) from midnight to 1am.
Radio Milaad will then continue to broadcast on FM 87.7 and be on air for 30 days to mark the Islamic month of Rabi-ul-Awwa, the month in which the Prophet Mohammed was born. Milaad means ‘birth’ in Arabic.
One of Radio Milaad’s aims is to teach listeners about the life and teachings of the Prophet Mohammed.
It runs as part of Radio Paigham which is managed and presented by broadcaster Nisar Smiler, from his Springwood Home.
The 24-hour Radio Milaad will have 20 presenters, some professionals from Asian radio and TV in Manchester and Bradford as well as volunteers trained by Mr Smiler and his wife Zakia.
The station in Urdu, Punjabi and English will include live chat and competitions.
Mr Smiler, who began his career in radio in the 1980s, has trained hundreds of people in broadcasting over many years.