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Raaj FM is for the Punjabi community of Sandwell. It provides information and programmes for the varied social, cultural, educational, youth, religious, music, sports, disabled and minority activities and interests of the community. It offers radio broadcasting, training, air time and open days to encourage participation by community organisations and individuals.

The service broadcasts:

  • Music. The main type of music broadcast over the course of each week is: Punjabi Bhangra, with some folk music, local musicians and spiritual music.
  • Speech. The main types of speech output broadcast over the course of each week are: interviews, discussions, children’s programmes, local news, news from East and West Punjab, sports and other events coverage.
  • Over the course of each week, programming in Punjabi and English is broadcast.
  • The service provides original output1 for a minimum of 14 hours per day.
  • The service provides locally-produced output2 for a minimum of 13 hours per day. The studio is located within the licensed coverage area.The service provides a range of community benefits (social gain objectives mandated by statute) for the target community, both on-air and off-air, and in doing so, achieves the following objectives:
  • the facilitation of discussion and the expression of opinion,
  • the provision (whether by means of programmes included in the service or otherwise) ofeducation or training to individuals not employed by the person providing the service, and
  • the better understanding of the particular community and the strengthening of links within it. Members of the target community contribute to the operation and management of the service. The service has mechanisms in place to ensure it is accountable to its target community.

Get Involved

volunteering

Volunteer form – Please visit https://eu.jotform.com/233206705982357 to sign up as a volunteer or please email us at info@raajfm.com. For more information on how to get involved in Raaj FM please email info@raajfm.com or call 0121 525 8846 (Monday to Friday between 09:00 to 17:00).

Feedback form – Please visit https://form.jotform.com/240385860710051 to provide your feedback to Raaj FM. All feedback provided is reviewed and allows us to continually improve our service and output.

Complaint form – Please email info@raajfm.com or call 0121 525 8846 (Monday to Friday between 09:00 to 17:00) to complete our complaint form. We take all complaints seriously and provide a response within 7 days of the complaints being raised.

Governance

How we operate

Raaj FM is a not for profit organisation, managed and opereted by members of the local community.

Membership:

Becoming a member of Raaj FM allowed you to participate in a number of ways from helping in the programming to operations of the station. We are always looking for members who can help us thrive and grow in areas from marketing, finance, HR and business development. If you want to hear more about becoming a member, please complete the Membership enquiry form.

If you cannot access the above form please email info@raajfm.com, with the subject line ‘Membership Form’ to request a copy via email.

We publish yearly annual reports to Ofcom and annual accounts to Companies House.

Annual Reports:

@RaajFM