About Us

  • Radio XL is the only 24-hour Commercial Asian Radio Station available in the West Midlands region. Established over 23 years, the station is well established and available on 1296AM, DAB channel 11B and online.
  • We broadcast in English and Asian Languages – Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Mirpuri, Gujarati, Bengali and others.
  • Radio XL meets the needs of all communities with a mixture of music, news, debate, information and entertainment, all served up with a sense of humour.
  • Whether it be the Bollywood Classics from the 1950s or the Bhangra tracks released last week you want to hear, Radio XL has a programme for you!
  • Radio XL has special programming to cater for each of the key religions within the Asian community, and makes it a priority to produce special programmes for the key festivals. Just to name a few, this includes Christmas, Easter, Vaisakhi, Ramadan and Diwali.
  • Come and visit us to see our team at work!


  • Housed in a modern complex with ‘state of the art’ computerised broadcasting equipment., Radio XL is situated in the heart of Birmingham City Centre. It has a wide range of programs reaching all sections of the community using Asian and English languages.
  • Our key presenters are household names, with some having presented on Radio XL for over 19 years.
  • The Asian community are avid listeners of the radio, whilst they are a diverse community of many religions and cultural backgrounds, they all share a love of music.
  • The station covers a vast area through the frequency 1296am.


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  • Radio XL has always been actively involved with concerts, ‘melas’, road-shows and live-links within the community.
  • From music concerts and melas to fundraising campaigns and religous/ educational events, Radio XL is recognised as an important voice of the community and a channel for promoting public awareness on many topical and sensitive issues.
  • The station has successfully received multiple awards for its service to the community over the years and with the support of listeners, raised over £500,000 for charity.