Race On Audio & Radio

R.O.A.R. Webinars - South Asian on-mic talent

The R.O.A.R. webinars from The Radio Academy aim to amplify and lead the debate about race in our industry. They are designed to provide a platform for those who dare to share their powerful stories and experiences, and suggest what the radio and audio industry can do to promote the equality of ambition and opportunity. The previous R.O.A.R. webinars are available to watch online, for members and non-members alike.

This webinar took place on Thursday 3 December 2020 and was hosted by Bela Shah (Sky Sports News), with guests Anushka Arora (Sunrise Radio), Bobby Friction (BBC Asian Network), Bally Singh (Saturday Night Side Eye podcast), Sangeeta Pillai (Masala podcast), and Neev Spencer (TV & Radio broadcaster). More details about the speakers are included below the video.

Meet the panel

Bela Shah, the host for this panel, is a freelance Broadcast Journalist, who presents on Sky Sports News and has worked on BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra, Radio 2, talkSPORT and The BBC Asian Network.

Anushka Arora is the multi-award winning presenter of a daily 4hr non-stop Bollywood Show on Sunrise Radio, the UK's number 1 commercial Asian radio station.

Bobby Friction presents 7-10pm weekdays on BBC Asian Network, having hosted on the station for the last 15 years. From 2002-2007 he co-presented the Sony Award winning Bobby Friction & Nihal Present... on BBC Radio 1

Bally Singh is the host of the Saturday Night Side Eye podcast, and host of a weekly mid-morning breakfast show on Gorgeous FM.

Sangeeta Pillai is an activist and writer, who presents the Masala podcast, which won Silver at the British Podcast Awards in 2018.

Neev Spencer is a TV & Radio broadcaster, best known for her award-winning shows on KISS FM. She has appeared on numerous TV shows, as well as BBC Radio 5 Live, and hosted the Mental Health Awards.

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