Watch: UK's first LGBT televised radio show to launch

By James Cridland for
Posted 21 January 2016, 5.00am est

Pride Radio, the Newcastle-based online radio station, will produce two live shows a week for Made Television, the local television channel in parts of the UK.

The programme, "Made with Pride", is set to begin broadcast shortly on Made in Tyne & Wear. It's a live radio programme also carried on the television, in a format that's familiar with viewers overseas (and may remind some viewers of the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Sky One fifteen years ago).

Speaking in a press release, Pride Radio host and Made in Tyne and Wear presenter Peter Darrant said: “To launch our first televised radio show is just fantastic. Presenting three hours of LGBT radio, live each week to a huge TV audience, not just in Tyne and Wear but across the UK with the online live player, is a really bold move by Pride and Made TV. I’m not aware of any other public broadcaster giving such an opportunity to the LGBT community. I’m extremely proud and can’t wait to start the show.”

Lee Finan, Chair of Pride Radio, adds: “This is a very exciting partnership. Since the launch of Made Television we’ve been really impressed with their commitment to the LGBT community with a range of innovative and ground breaking productions. We enjoyed working with the Made in Tyne and Wear team at Newcastle Pride and this latest venture is another testament to our ongoing, positive relationship.”

The new LGBT Radio TV series is one of a number of moves by Made Television, aimed at strengthening their commitment and engagement with the LGBT community.

Made in Tyne and Wear entertains over 550,000 viewers every month. Its sister channels in Bristol and Cardiff are each bringing in over 350,000 local viewers, and Made in Leeds enjoys a monthly audience of almost 650,000.

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James Cridland — James runs, and is a radio futurologist: a consultant, writer and public speaker who concentrates on the effect that new platforms and technology are having on the radio business. He also publishes a free daily newsletter about podcasting, Podnews, and a weekly radio trends newsletter.

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