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All-new local radio station on air for Ealing

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A "massive" new local radio station has gone live and is hosting its official launch party next weekend.

Westside FM is taking over Club Boulevard, in High Street, Ealing on Friday, November 23.

The party will go out live on air with a host of DJs including former Big Brother contestant and Westside FM breakfast show host Herjender "Gos" Gosal.

The station, which can be heard on 89.6FM, started broadcasting in September and has already heard a number of famous voices, including glamour model Keeley Hazell, television actor Duane Henry and beatboxer Faith SFX.

The station describes itself as "the only FM station targeting young people based in the area", aiming to attract listeners between the ages of 15 and 30.

Over 20 voluntary groups have been interviewed from across the borough and shows have been aired in a number of languages serving new migrant communities.

Westside Community Radio is operated by BBA Media, an experienced voluntary organisation specialising in broadcast and community projects in West London since 2000. Over the past few years, BBA Media has delivered many small-scale radio projects aimed at the local community and in particular many marginalized groups in West London.

These projects have been delivered through live broadcasts, community forums and media training initiatives. BBA Media provides a platform for discussion and debate for the real issues that affect our communities.

"Our focus is on bringing diverse communities together and in particular giving young people a platform to express themselves and take control of their own lives. We are a widely recognised operator across West London, having been instrumental in creating a host of current talent on radio stations such as BBC Radio 1 (Bobby Friction), BBC 1Xtra (Marky Mark), BBC Asian network (Ameet Chana) and Kiss FM (Neev)."

The station plans to air a mixture of chart music, dance, rnb, hip hop, funky house, drum n bass, garage, club classics, reggae and bhangra/asian beats. The station will feature a broad range of specialist and generalist shows, hosted by a combination of established and new DJs from various media backgrounds.


Remember to tune into Westside 89.6FM and you can also listen online! More information can be
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November 16, 2007