A new radio station, Pride Vibes, has just launched in Ireland to mark Pride month. The 24/7 online programme will engage listeners through music, conversations and documentaries. A group of presenters from all across the community will work together to host the radio station throughout the summer with the goal to inform, educate and entertain people all across Ireland.
Developed by the radio group, Wireless Ireland, the platform will help celebrate LGBTQ+ movements and encourage important conversations. The launch comes just in time for the Dublin Pride parade happening this Saturday.
Pride Vibes has partnered with local LGBTQ+ community organisations and Dublin Pride to spread its messages across Ireland. BeLonG To is their official charity partner which provides support for young people living in Ireland.
GCN is also working with the station to share information about queer history through the daily segment #Queerstory which will be shared on Pride Vibes social media as well as content available on their website.
CEO of the youth organisation, Moninne Griffith, added, “We are so excited to partner with Pride Vibes to help celebrate Pride and support our work with LGBTQ+ youth. By sharing information about our support services and youth groups, Pride Vibes will allow us to reach LGBTQ+ young people across the country. We thank them for championing our work to support LGBTQ+ youth to stay alive and thrive.”
Other support for Pride Vibes comes from the marketing and communications company, Core, which helped promote the station and develop partnerships.
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Presenter Thomas Crosse was at the launch and explained the importance of the new radio station and the organisation’s excitement for the upcoming Pride Parade in Dublin this weekend.
“Now more than ever it’s important for us to have a voice, to shout who we are and to march for those who can’t! Pride Vibes has been fantastic for all of us in the LGBTQIA+ community and our allies with open, honest conversations as well as playing the best music as we get ready to march this Saturday on the streets of Dublin,” Crosse said.
“Pride is an important time to gather and find our colourful tribe, to unite in solidarity and to show people like us that we are living bright, vivid and powerful lives,” co-presenter Kate Brennan Harding said.
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