Vallisa Chauhan joins BBC Asian Network to host weekend shows

Vallisa Chauhan is to host a Saturday morning show and Sunday evening show on BBC Asian Network from 20th April.

On Saturdays from 11am – 2pm, Vallisa will play music from the world of Bollywood and the UK, with tracks from British Asian artists and the station’s playlist. Then, from 2pm – 3pm she will host the Asian Network Certified Throwbacks hour.

Sundays 9pm – 10pm, she will host Asian Network Bollywood followed at 10pm with an hour of Asian Network’s Global Beats.

Vallisa joins from Lyca Radio, where she has worked since 2021 and hosted the Breakfast Show. She started her radio career in 2010 and has since a well-known Bollywood DJ in the UK.

Vallisa Chauhan says: “I am thrilled to be a part of BBC Asian Network. With 13 years of experience in commercial radio, I truly believe that each of those years has paved the way for me to be here now.

“In the field of media, the BBC is considered the pinnacle, and every aspiring professional dreams of being a part of it someday.

“It has been a successful year for my career, and I am eager to embark on this new journey, infusing my unique artistic style and passion for music and media into my new role. Tune in to see what I have in store!”

Ahmed Hussain, Head of Asian Network adds: “We’re so happy to welcome Vallisa to Asian Network and can’t wait to see what she brings to these shows. She’s the perfect fit to take on these weekend slots and bring our listeners that incredible energy she’s known for.

“Vallisa’s extensive knowledge of Bollywood through to her vast experience in interviewing the biggest UK acts, makes her a natural addition to our presenter family.”

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