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 – 198947 mins
PCR – 104.9 – Juice Crew – 198941 mins
PCR – 104.9 – Ray Hollis – 10/10/8991 mins
Paradise FM – 105.1 – 6/8/9032 mins
PCR – 104.9 – Vonn Trapp Family – Aug 9433 mins
Paradise FM – 105.1 – DJ SPB – Aug 9448 mins
Paradise FM – 105.1 – DJ 24/7 – 199519 mins
Paradise FM – 105.1 – Beat Frequency Crew – March 9533 mins
Paradise FM – 105.1 – Jack Daniels – April 9557 mins
Paradise FM – 105.1 – DJ Fox & J Lee – Summer 9593 mins
Paradise FM – 105.1 – July 199893 mins
Paradise FM – 105.1 – DJ Sammon – July 9846 mins