Sunday, February 18, 2018
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Kulwinder Sanghera

Name: Kulwinder Sanghera

Year: 2016
Presented By: Daljit Thind, Thind Properties Ltd.

Kulwinder Sanghera is the president of Red FM Radio in Surrey. Established in 2006, Red FM Radio has hundreds of thousands of listeners. Sanghera’s path to radio station ownership began with a passion for bhangra dance. In 1980, when he was 14, Sanghera joined the Surrey Arts India Club. He danced bhangra for years, including the Expo 86 opening, in PNE parades, and the opening ceremony for BC Place Stadium. In doing this, he came across a lot of local talent that wasn’t being promoted. So he started a small distribution and promotion company, Music Waves Productions. Kulwinder spent two years lobbying a local multicultural (cable) TV station on the importance of providing multicultural programming to local Punjabi community. He was successful in convincing the local station management to telecast ethnic programming to serve the South Asian communities. Due to his visionary leadership, today there are more than eight Punjabi and South Asian language television shows on air in Greater Vancouver. His vision and goal is not only to provide multicultural programming that suits the second and third generation ethnic groups, but also to educate them about their roots, reduce the generation gap and promote the Canadian way of life.