Sunrise Radio, which began its life as a pirate radio station is now a pivotal part of growing media empire started by 55-year-old Avtar Lit. With sales of over £50m a year, it is a far cry from the days when government officials would interrupt broadcasts and confiscate Sunrise’s equipment says The Guardian
The Sunrise Radio group comprises the eponymous London analogue station and has expanded recently with the acquisition of Star FM and Time FM. It is expected to more than double pre-tax profits to £5m this year. Mr Lit’s UK wealth – the Sunrise group also owns businesses in India and Sri Lanka – is valued at £65m.