Paradise City Radio (PCR) was first heard in late 1988. They broadcast from Bradford on 104.9 FM with a format of soul, dance and reggae music. At first, broadcasts were mostly heard at weekends, but Paradise later began broadcasting throughout the week. The raids soon started and there were a number of court cases, but the station carried on.
PCR had a nightly 2 hour Asian programme, but as 1989 progressed, there were other Asian stations on 24/7. PCR thought they were losing listeners and advertisers to these new stations, so they decided to expand their Asian show to a station in its own right. Asian Paradise Radio (APR) was first heard in July 1989 and used 105.5 FM.
PCR continued to broadcast through the 90s while APR outlived PCR by several years.
In February 2008, a station from Bradford did an RSL under the name of Asian Paradise Radio – thought to be connected with the 1990’s pirate of that name (although not confirmed).
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