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20:06 | 23rd March 2017

News: UK

Wed 26 May, 2010
By Sam Bristowe


"Having been on the air in this great city for 10 years, I am looking forward to being part of a truly unique radio station"

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The UK’s first solely gay radio has been granted permission to go ahead and has now set a date of June 18th to take a bit of LGBT magic to the radio airwaves.

The aptly named, Gaydio, recently received permission from Ofcom to become the first gay radio station and will cater for Manchester’s buzzing gay scene.

People from Canal Street to the outer suburbs will be able to tune in 88.4FM where they plan to play music and air discussions relateable to the community. The 24-hour station is set to be the first of the nations kind to cater for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.



The idea, which began back in 2006 by Ian Wallace and Toby Whitehouse, has already had a great response from the four pilot broadcasts it held during the city’s Pride festival.

With the June 18th launch date fast approaching they have already picked a handful of presenters already known within the public eye. From Manchester’s popular Galaxy radio they have Nicksy and Terry Longden from Channel 4 TV show The Salon.

According to Crains Manchester Business, Nicksy reportedly said about the venture, “Having been on the air in this great city for 10 years, I am looking forward to being part of a truly unique radio station,”

“Manchester is without doubt the gay capital of the UK, and it will be a refreshing change being able to talk about things from the gay perspective.”



 

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