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Channi Singh



How did you get into radio?
I never thought I would ever be doing anything like this but I contacted CityBeat for an opportunity to come on the radio to talk about my current title Miss Preston International. When I came in for a chat with Leroy he asked about my musical background and being an Asian female Dj he offered me the opportunity to host my own radio show on Bollywood and Bhangra, he wasn’t taking no for an answer and he wouldn’t let me leave the room until I agreed. However it didn’t take me a second thought to accept his offer and here I am hosting the Desi Beat show

What do you love about City Beat?
I love the fact that City Beat is a fusion genres. I can listen to anything from 90’s classics to Dance, it’s the place to be for pure music lovers and I am definitely in the right place to fulfil my musical growth.

What do you love about Preston?
Preston has so much potential and it has all the perfect factors to become one of the greatest cities in England. Over the years I have seen so much development and change, it really is a gem located on the west coast that has strong links to other great cities, we are a place that is becoming so much more and I’m so proud that I represent Preston in one of the world’s biggest beauty pageants.

What show do you present?
I present the DesiBeat show as Dj Honey along side my co-host Henna. We bring you everything from Bollywood to Bhangra. We have tons of features such as Bollywood news, community news, new tracks and much more. The show isn’t just about the music is also about everything else behind the music such as the artists, producers, films, actors and more. Me and Henna bring you the best from our culture combined together.

If you could have any band, or musician perform live on your show, who would you pick and why?
I would have the amazingly talented Kanika Kapoor who has smashed records in the Bhangra industry and is taking over Bollywood singing some of the best songs that fill the dance floor. She is hot property.

If you could have any guest on your show, who would you pick and why?
RDB are musical legends. RDB which stands for Rhythm, Dhol and Bass dominated the Bhangra industry when they first came on the scene and then flew to great heights making music for Bollywood, working with the likes of Snoop Dogg when making soundtracks for films that star the biggest names in Bollywood.

What do you get up to when you’re not entertaining City Beat listeners?
There is quite a bit that I get up to, first and foremost I am an actress, I have worked on sets such as Coronation Street, Hollyoaks and Citizen Khan and more.

Being a lover of music I Dj at private parties, events, weddings and festivals which is such great fun. I am also dancer, I love to move, so I teach Bollywood dance at schools and events and hold Bollywood workshops.

I am a Mendhi artist, where my artistic side really comes out, I go to events and schools and apply Mendhi on people giving them a taste of my culture.

Last but not least I am Miss Preston International 2015. I represent this city in one of the world’s biggest beauty pageants. Yes I am very busy and on top of that I love spending time with my friends, reading books, listening to music, swimming and just enjoying the good life.

My Top 5 Bollowood Videos


Welcome Back – Title song. Artist Mika Singh

Nachan Farrate, All is Well. Artist Kanika Kapoor.

Abi Toh Party Shuru Hoi Hai, Koobsurat.

Dj Waley Babu – Artist Badshah ft Aastha Gill

Proper Patola – Artist Dilijit Dosanjh ft Badshah