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DJ Ravi Sagoo wins BBC Asian Network contest

Ravi Sagoo, a DJ of Indian origin, will host a radio show on the BBC Asian Network after he won the contest.

india Updated: Nov 11, 2005 11:40 IST

Ravi Sagoo, a DJ of Indian origin, will host a weekly radio show on the BBC Asian Network after he won its talent search contest.

Twentyfour-year-old Sagoo, from Bearsden near Glasgow, Scotland, was one of 700 people across Britain who entered the competition, which sought to introduce young talents into the corporation.

He was chosen out of a shortlist of three by producers who praised his "warm Scottish lilt" and the ability to connect with the station's audience.

Sagoo, who honed his broadcasting talents on a community radio station in Glasgow, will present the two-hour Album Chart Show every Saturday at 1 p.m., starting Nov 19.

He said: "British Asian music is on the up. It's a great time for the whole scene."

The Asian Network station has won a growing audience among British Asians, playing a blend of bhangra, soundtracks from Indian films and Indipop.

Sagoo, who graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University where he studied communications and media studies, is currently working on a nine-month radio and television production course run by the BBC and Community Service Volunteers.