Joanna Ryde joins the line up of Beat 102-103 with a new radio show

The Waterford-based drag queen will bring ‘Pride Beats’ to ‘Noughty Beats’.

Irish Drag queen Joanna Ryde

Beat 102-103 has announced the latest presenter to join its line up. Waterford-based drag queen, Joanna Ryde, has taken the helm of a new radio show on the station’s digital channel; Noughty Beats.

Noughty Beats, an online radio station that launched by Beat 102 103 in September 2018, will now have an extra bit of glamour to the line-up. Joanna Ryde will present ‘Pride Beats’ on the station every Friday night between 8 pm and 10 pm. The show will provide 2 hours of non-stop noughties pop hits to get listeners ready for the weekend.

Joanna has had lots of success over the last 15 years; including winning Alternative Miss Ireland, getting to the live shows on The All Ireland Talent Show, reaching the final 120 of Britain’s Got Talent, appearing on TV shows such as Podge & Rodge, Val Falvey TD and Ireland’s Craziest TV Moments, publishing a book, hitting over a million views on YouTube, having a newspaper column and mainstream radio slot as well as performing in venues all across Ireland!

Speaking following her appointment to the radio show, Joanna said: “I’m only delighted to be back on Beat! Pride Beats is the most fun you’ll have listening to the radio. The perfect combination of pop classics and me, International Superstar Joanna Ryde, what’s not to love?”

Loyal listeners to Beat 102 103 will know this isn’t Joanna’s first radio-rodeo. She also worked as a roving reporter on Beat Breakfast, covering a range of topics and events across the South East.

“Digital listening for Beat 102-103 and its digital-only station Noughty Beats has exploded during Covid 19. When we compare audience listening via e,g Smart Speaker in October 2020 versus October 2019, we have seen a massive hike of 449% year on year.” Beat 102 103 CEO, Gabrielle Cummins, said.

“As the pandemic goes on longer than we all originally thought, people are looking for avenues to escape and Joanna on Pride Beats is the perfect anecdote for that. I have no doubt her show will bring about a further boost to our already impressive upward trend in digital listening over the last 9 months. It’s the fun show you didn’t know you needed in your life!”

Listen to Joanna Ryde every Friday at 8 pm for her radio show ‘Pride Beats’ on Beat 102-103’s digital station ‘Noughty Beats’ here.

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