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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Newspaper Cuttings

Bradford Evening Star – Dec 1988
Yorkshire Evening Post – April 1989
APR In Court – Dec 1998

Audio

PCR – 104.9 – DJ Ahmed Al-Falah Crew – 1989 47 mins
PCR – 104.9 – Juice Crew – 1989 41 mins
PCR – 104.9 – Ray Hollis – 10/10/89 91 mins
Paradise FM – 105.1 – 6/8/90 32 mins
Asian Paradise Radio – 105.5 – Bangra Music – 3/8/93 93 mins
PCR – 104.9 – Vonn Trapp Family – Aug 94 33 mins
Paradise FM – 105.1 – DJ SPB – Aug 94 48 mins
Paradise FM – 105.1 – DJ 24/7 – 1995 19 mins
Paradise FM – 105.1 – Beat Frequency Crew – March 95 33 mins
Paradise FM – 105.1 – Jack Daniels – April 95 57 mins
Paradise FM – 105.1 – DJ Fox & J Lee – Summer 95 93 mins
Paradise FM – 105.1 – July 1998 93 mins
Paradise FM – 105.1 – DJ Sammon – July 98 46 mins