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CFMU Spotlight: Vibe out with Surtaal Radio


CFMU Spotlight is an awareness campaign that aims to highlight the wonderful and unique programming that individual show hosts develop for on air broadcasting on 93.3 CFMU.

Host Narinder Bhalesar has been streaming Surtaal Radio on Mondays, 10:00am-12:00pm, since October 2010. The 2-hour segment features a mix of Hindi, Punjabi, Bhangra, and Bollywood music, highlighting the latest beats from North America, the U.K., and India. The latest movie soundtracks can also be heard on the show. Narinder’s goal is to generate new fans of the genre and provide existing fans with new Bollywood songs to jam out to.

Narinder started his passion for broadcasting Bollywood music as an undergrad student at CHUO, Ottawa U’s campus radio in 1991. When he was conceptualizing a show theme in the 90’s, he noticed the lack of Bollywood music in pop culture and set out to change that.

“I love music and I wanted to share it with the world.”

UK Bhangra music is Narinder’s favorite style and consequently is featured the most. Favorite artists of his include Malkiat Singh, Manake, and Amanhayer. If listeners like what they listen to, Narinder hopes they download it to their own music libraries and keep their love for Bollywood music strong.

Want to get in touch? Just shoot an email to Narinder at

CFMU Spotlight highlights incredible programming bi-weekly to showcase the amazing content that show hosts develop to share on the radio.



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