Leicesterís very own Ironman, Manjit Singh lifted 85 kg with his one ear on Wednesday 12th December at Sabras Radio. It took place on 12/12/12 at 12pm.
The record is subject to approval by Guinness Book of World Records.
This event is also in aid to support the local charity LOROS.
18th November 12 - Binoy and Susheela from Star Plus @ Sabras Radio
Binoy (Jimit Trivedi) & Susheela (Pariva Pranati) actors from the hit Star Plus serial Ek Doosre Se Karte Hain Pyaar Hum dropped into the Sabras Radio studios to chat to Rishi Modi about their involvement with the Golden Mile Experience here in Leicester, and life on the popular serial.
They also picked out the lucky winners who entered the Golden Mile Experience competition.
See the pictures we took below - Star TV filmed the interview, and we hope to post this on our site when they have edited it.
17th November 12 - Diwalia Hangama @ Curve Theatre, Leicester
Sabras Radio, in association with the Curve Theatre, put on another big Diwali spectacular - this time the stage was a permanent one indoors!
Dancers and singers, including Navin Kundra, entertained a large crowd, with a themed buffet for refreshment.
See the photos below for some highlights.
13th November 12 - Diwali Night Show @ Belgrave Road
To celebrate Diwali, Sabras Radio opened its doors to the public during the day. Then put a stage up with some great entertainment as night fell, little over a week after the last roadshow!
Presenters including Kash Kumar, Raj Baddhan, Rishi Modi, Tina Kaur and Missy B - hosted performances from Iffy K, Rana Sohata, Amrita & Avinash and Gemma K & the gang. See the photos below, and the highlights video:
25th August 12 - Miss Pooja with Jagdeep @ Sabras Radio
Punjabi sensation Miss Pooja popped into Sabras Radio on Saturday 25th August to talk to Jagdeep on Punjabi Sabras.
You can see photos of her visit below, and also listen again to the entire show - Miss Pooja features from 30 minutes in.
16th June 12 - Jaya Bachchan & Keith Vaz MP @ Sabras Radio
On the eve of the celebrations for his 25th anniversary as a Member of Parliament, Keith Vaz MP dropped by with his guest, Jaya Bachchan. We took some pictures, which are below.
You can also listen again to the interview.
Bollywood beauty queen, Sushmita Sen popped into Sabras Radio along with MP Keith Vaz to discuss the latest on the Silver Star Appeal. She also spoke to Raj Baddhan about her film plans and what she has coming up in terms of other work. The interview took place with Raj Baddhan on Thursday 17th May.
See the pictures of her visit and interview below, and you can
listen to it again by clicking here.
15th April 12 - Asian Wedding Showcase @ Marriott Hotel, Leicester
Sabras Radio was the media partner for this event, in association with Sanjay Foods and the Marriott Hotel, Leicester. Visitors got a taste of wedding dresses, unique services and products for the runup to and on the day of their celebrations, and samples of the catering available from Sanjay Foods (both to look at, and to eat!). See our pictures from the day below.
We have uploaded highlights of a couple of the dance shows to youtube:
watch the highlights here.
You can also listen to the broadcast highlights here.
Karan Pangoli starred in the programme on Star Plus' Just Dance. He was in the top 10 of the programme and the only one selected from the UK to represent Bollywood Dance.
Karan was in Leicester for Diwali and was on Belgrave Road for the day. He came in to speak to Raj Baddhan on Drivetime.
To celebrate the switchon of the Diwali lights on Leicester's Golden Mile, Sabras Radio put on a rather large roadshow. Full of live entertainment, giveaways and competitions hosted by our own presenters. Listeners who weren't able to make it were able to listen as a live broadcast took place on 1260AM, DAB Digital and online worldwide!
Here are some video highlights from the event:
and see below for the photos:
10th July 11 - Sabras Radio Hour @ Leicester Belgrave Mela
Sabras Radio took to the stage for the Leicester Belgrave Melas 25th Anniversary show, from 5-6pm. With local acts joining some of your favourite Sabras Radio DJs, the show was closed in style.
Highlights video courteousy of KKshowBiz:
Check out the pictures from the day below!
Anuradha Paudwal joined Faruk on the Mid Morning Show. See the pictures below of the on-air interview and Anuradha with Sabras listeners.
You can listen again to the interview in 3 parts (part 1, part 2 and part 3).
On Monday 28th March 2011 Bollywood icon, Juhi Chawla visited Midland's popular radio station, Sabras Radio. She was interviewed live on air by Raj Baddhan, on Drivetime before attending an invite-only public Q&A session at the Peepul Centre.
Her trip to the UK coincides with the release of her new film 'I Am', which opens up as a part of the London Asian Film Festival.
The film is a tale of four stories woven together that takes audiences through issues and dilemmas that bruise the modern Indian society.
'I Am' will be opening up nationally on Friday 22nd April.
The interview is now online - listen to part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4.
17th April 10 - Sabras Vaisakhi Celebrations 2010 @ Sabras Radio
To celebrate the festival of Vaisakhi, Sabras Radio hosted an open day at Radio House. Hosted by Tony Bains and Jagdeep, the main event was a 4 hour show conducted live from our Foyer with a plethora of singers accompanied by a live band. Bollywood dancers also featured, as well as food and liquid refreshments - check out the pictures to see what happened!
21st October 09 - The Blessing of Ganesh @ Twycross Zoo
Ganesh is the first elephant calf born at Twycross Zoo by Artificial Insemination (A.I.), and was formally named and blessed for good health during a traditional Hindu ceremony. This was carried out by a Brahmin Shree Mahendra Pandya, from Leicester, on 21st October 2009.
The ten week old Asian elephant calf was named Ganesh by Nadhini and Ria, winners of our "name the baby elephant" competition - congratulations to you both!
His keepers gave him his second name Vijay (meaning victory).
Slumdog Millionaire has taken the movie world (and awards ceremonies) by storm over the past few months. None of it would have happened without the creative output of author Vikas Swarup - his novel Q&A inspired the story Danny Boyle brought to our screens, and Alpa had a chat with him last week.
Listen to the interview again here, and if you want to find out more about more about filming itself check out her interview with Dev Patel.
20th February 09 - Billu Barber Hair Plaiting Contest @ Sabras Radio
In order to win Kareena Kapoor's belt she wore whilst filming Billu Barber, we invited Sabras listeners to plait Alpa's hair live on air. The competitors were wittled down by Trish from our sales team, who from the finalists chose Heena as our winner (shown in the last picture with her prize in the last picture).
13th February 09 - Snowman Picture Competition @ Sabras Listener's Homes
A couple of weeks ago when it was cold enough to snow like we haven't seen for years, Alpa asked you to send in your pictures of snowmen. Here are some of our favourites.
Congratulations to Riddhi Joshi, whos 'chilling' snowman in a chair was declared the winner!
8th February 09 - Harbhajan Maan with Jagdeep @ Sabras Radio
Our weekend queen Jagdeep hosted Harbhajan Maan on her show last Sunday. You can check out the pictures below (also including our very own Don Kotak) and listen the interview again (part 1 with Jagdeep, then parts 2 and 3 featuring Sabras listeners on the phone).
9th January 09 - Dev Patel on Breakfast @ Sabras Radio
Slumdog Millionaire is proving to be a bit of a hit, having notched up 4 Golden Globes and secured 11 BAFTA nominations. Its star Dev Patel joined Radhika to talk about the film. Check out the pictures below, and listen again to the interview.