DIL FM was established in 1996 in East London. It Incorporated the previously hugely successful Unique FM (1995)
DIL FM received rave reviews from the listeners & the group embarked on a campaign for a commercial radio station for the young British Asian community of East London.
Unfortunately, we were unable to secure this licence despite having an extremely strong application. This was due in part to tremendous competition for the licence as well as internal politics by the then Radio Authority.
After initially awarding the licence to an Asian group Asia FM, the Radio Authority did a complete about turn when it was highlighted that Asia FM's application contained financial irregularities. Instead of choosing between the remaining Asian group applicants, The Radio Authority awarded the licence to a mainstream English radio station Active FM,
DIL FM not deterred, regrouped and broadcast a further RSL licence for 28 days in 2002. Once again, huge support was received from the listeners. At this time there was not any further radio licences available,
Community radio has seen a dramatic rise over the past decade & the radio landscape has changed vastly. Even more so internet radio has exploded across the industry.
After almost two decades away, the management at DIL FM decided that the time is right to return to serve & entertain our loyal listeners who have consistently supported us since 1995.
We will recommence live shows shortly, in the meantime please listen in to our exclusive DIL Mixes along with catch up for any shows that you may have missed previously. You can listen to all our programming via the Zeno Media Player.
It is our aim to produce & present more live content in the future. We will keep you updated with developments as & when they happen. In the meantime, we hope that you enjoy listening to our station & to the best mix of music, which we can confidently say will be very hard to find anywhere else. ... read more show Less