RED FM Vancouver Facts


RED FM is the first  South Asian FM station in BC.


CRTC awarded the licence to RED FM in 2005.


RED FM started scheduled programming on Jan 23, 2006. 


Till date RED FM has aired 117,936 hours of programming.


RED FM’s first radiothon was held in 2007. Till date RED FM has raised over $20 million for various causes and charities such as Surrey Hospital Foundation, Peace Arch and BC Cancer, BC Floods, Fort Mac Wildfires Alberta, earthquake in Haiti and Nepal, floods in Pakistan, typhoon in Philippines and many more.


RED FM won multiple awards from British Columbia Association of Broadcasters – Community Service Award for fundraising efforts, Dish Pal commercial spot, COVID 19 Safety Champion Challenge.


RED FM is the first South Asian media to win BC’s highest and most prestigious journalism award Jack Webster Award for reporting.


RED FM is the largest South Asian radio media network with stations in Calgary and Toronto.


RED FM’s prime time talk show Harjinder Thind Show is the most listened to Punjabi talk show in Canada.


RED FM has given away 14 brand new cars over the years to listeners who won annual Vaisakhi Contest.


RED FM has given away more than $200,000 over the years via various contests such as Diwali contest, Valentine, RED FM anniversary contest etc. 


RED FM Idol winners have made a name for themselves in the Bollywood music industry including Richa Tripathi (aka Shasha Tirupati) and Jugpreet Bajwa.