Our journey and the idea of Leeds first Asian radio station started back in the summer of 1989, by September month we were broadcasting on FM as Radio Apni Awaaz meaning "Our Voice". Within a few months we were unable to handle the number of dedications and requests as our mobile phone would ring non-stop from starting our live shows till we said good night. We soon learned our radio wasn’t just about playing music it was also about keeping our listeners up dated with important local community news such funeral announcements, training and jobs opportunities, celebrating weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and young people passing their A level exams. From March 1999 we changed our name to Radio Asian Fever and started working towards being legalized by broadcasting on the Restricted Service License (RSL). Fever FM as now known delivered 9 RSL broadcasts, in October 2005 and against all odds we were awarded the full – time Community radio License by OFCOM.
1st March 2007 we started our live full-time broadcast on 107.3FM and after many issues and hurdles we soon became the biggest Asian platform in Leeds.
Due to our struggle Fever FM was featured on Channel 4 the Secret Millionaire.
Fever FM the station for the nation:
Our aim and objective was and still is to give our listeners a platform to air their views and concerns, while educating, informing, entertaining and inspiring the masses. Fever FM serves all the South Asian communities throughout the city, combating under-representation and exclusion from mainstream media. Our other aim is to bring the whole community together and respect one another by learning from each other.
We broadcast programs in English, Urdu / Hindi, Punjabi, and Mirpuri. From our online service, we have built up a strong listenership from other parts of UK and across the world.
As well as working for our audience, Fever FM recruits and trains volunteers of all ages in presenting skills, technical know-how, IT and life skills. We support and encourage our volunteers (through training, mentoring and supervision) to research, produce and present their own radio shows. Fever FM is also a springboard for local and new talent; previous volunteers have found employment with the BBC radio and commercial media showing Fever FM's effect and value.
Programming 'by the community – for the community' is a core value of the station.
Fever FM now accepts Donations:
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