BBC Asian Network gets new head: Ahmed Hussain

30th June 2020   •   article
by Barfi Culture Team
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Credit: BBC
The BBC today announced it has appointed Ahmed Hussain as the new Head of Asian Network.

Hussain began his career in pirate and community radio stations in East London, where he championed opportunities for young, diverse talent to break into the industry, many of which he continues to support and mentor.

He worked in production across BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra and Asian Network, and was most recently the Head of Prison Radio, where he helped transform the service, looking at the wider strategy of the provision for over 112 prisons across England and Wales.

According to the BBC, Asian Network currently has 543,000 weekly listeners on air, and 1.6 million followers across its social media and YouTube channels.

He will start his new role on 1 August, 2020.
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