Virgin Radio Satisfaction UK is to return to the airwaves subsequent 12 months after broadcasting all through the summer time to attach the LGBTQ+ neighborhood. The information was revealed on the 2021 Virgin Radio Satisfaction UK closing occasion final night time, forward of closing out its debut run with a closing broadcast tonight. The favored Virgin Radio Pridecast is ready to proceed.
Because the station launched in June it has lined a spread of necessary subjects by means of its programming, selling discussions on queer tradition, how COVID and lockdown has modified perceptions of the queer scene, to LGBTQ+ illustration in rock music, a programme on the Pulse nightclub taking pictures in Florida and a particular with Pores and skin from Skunk Anansie chatting about rising up black and homosexual within the white male dominated world of rock.
The station has additionally been bringing to life Satisfaction festivals across the UK, partnering with native Satisfaction celebrations from varied locations together with Blackpool, Oxford, Grampian, Liverpool, Norwich, the Isle of Wight and plenty of extra.
Additional content material produced for the station has included documentaries on what it’s to be bisexual in 2021, how LGBTQ+ communities helped form dance music from Disco to Home and Matt Cain’s weekly journal present – The Sunday Roast – on Sunday afternoons together with vigorous dialogue about LGBTQ+ points, with main panelists from a spread of organisations. All of this programming has been backed up by a schedule packed stuffed with nice music, made up of one of the best pop-dance and pop-R&B music from the final twenty years. Hearken to a Virgin Radio Satisfaction UK wrap bundle above.
The station additionally partnered with a spread of necessary organisations, creating programming at the side of The Meals Chain, the charity which exists to make sure folks residing with HIV in London can entry the vitamin they should lead wholesome, impartial lives, psychological well being charity Shout, the UK Aids Memorial Quilt Partnership and All About Trans, all of whom have knowledgeable and contributed highly effective tales from LGBTQ+ voices to the station’s output.
With variety on the coronary heart of the station, Virgin Radio Satisfaction UK has been pushed by a various set of presenters together with Tia Kofi, Matt Cain, Emma Goswell, Debbie Ryan, Phil Clifton, Shivani Dave, Vicki Blight, Alex Milsom and Stephen Sullivan who’ve been joined in dialog with a bunch of visitor celeb contributors with the intention to attraction to the extensive and numerous LGBTQ+ viewers.
On his final present hyperlink this week (above), Presenter Alex Milsom stated: “I’ve been so lucky to get the prospect to simply be myself and accomplish that proudly, to listen to different superb presenters, homosexual or lesbian, by non binary, trans, queer and straight allies. Everybody simply being themselves has been an unbelievable expertise. This has been our station to speak, to study, to alter. And I’m so fortunate to have been part of it and this superb household with you. You might be nice the way in which you might be and the world’s higher for having you right here.”
Virgin Radio Content material Director, Mike Cass stated: “We set out for Virgin Radio Satisfaction UK to attach the LGBTQ+ neighborhood after a troublesome 12 months and create an area for storytelling and celebration of LGBTQ+ tradition. Listening to such emotive tales from visitors, listeners, companion organisations and our personal presenters has been extremely highly effective – to make a distinction to only one particular person makes all of it worthwhile. So I’m delighted the station will probably be returning subsequent 12 months, for extra large tales, extra highly effective dialog, extra LGBTQ+ celebration and extra nice music.”
Virgin Radio Satisfaction UK broadcasts for the final time this 12 months right now. Tune into Virgin Radio Satisfaction UK subsequent Summer time or catch the Virgin Radio Pridecast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever else you get your podcasts.