GaydarRadio owner QSoft Consulting is leaving the radio business and handing over its DAB licenses to Manchester community station Gaydio.
As a result of the transfer, GaydarRadio will cease broadcasting from its Twickenham base and all programming for the London and Sussex areas will be controlled by Gaydio from Manchester.
The community station will now operate three broadcast licenses; Manchester FM, London DAB and Sussex Coast DAB. Most programming will be shared, but FM will split at times to continue offering more speech-based programming and specialist music shows. A revised schedule and new on-air sound will launch on Monday morning at 7am.
As part of the agreement between Gaydio and QSoft Consulting, the Gaydar dating brand will continue to be supported by on air editorial programming and advertising support.
GaydarRadio began broadcasting in 2001 as an internet only radio station before winning its DAB licences. The station has won numerous industry awards including Sony Radio Academy and Arqiva awards.
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(Source : Radio Today, UK)