A RADIO station is set to connect 600 people to celebrate 15 years of broadcasting.

Unity 101, Southampton based radio station, will be connecting over 600 volunteers, partners and VIP guests as it celebrates its 15th Anniversary online Awards and Achievement Event.

Claiming to be the South’s first and longest-running Asian and ethnic community radio station, Unity 101 has an estimated audience of 60,000.

The event is taking place on Zoom, on January 8, 2021 and will be streamed online on the stations website so that people will be able to join in from the comfort of their own homes.

A “lavish” presentation is said to be taking place, with family and friends also being able to enjoy eating a 3 course meal, catered by Sanjha Restaurant, in the comfort of their homes.

Website designer, Visualytes, developed a new website and together with the radio station created “maybe the first Drive In - Take Away” that will maintain social distance and yet, connect People.

With online video, filmed and edited at Solent University and completed and mastered in Mumbai, India, the presentation is expected to have an atmosphere similar to “Bollywood glitzy film”.

Ram Kalyan, project and Station Manager, said: “Unity 101 has always been about community, celebrating cultures, and connecting people.

“Our annual awards and anniversary event has always been a special time to celebrate with all.

“It’s going to be really special. We have a lot of surprises planned for our volunteers and guests.

“It will be really interactive including zoom live event experience.”

The event will include a talk from the stations director Ash Rajput about connecting people and a speech by Mr Chi Yau Managing Director Yau Brothers & Co Limited.

The 6th Unity 101 Community COVID-19 Awards and the Lifetime Achievement will be presented by Olivia Pinkney, Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary, with councillor Sue Blatchford, the Mayor of Southampton also in attendance.