Launch of a new radio station, Pride Vibes, in Ireland.
As Dublin Pride hits the streets this weekend, Pride Vibes, Ireland’s first radio station for the LGBTQIA+ community, will hit the airwaves. The station, available at PrideVibes.comincludes a program of music, conversations and documentaries to inform, educate and entertain listeners.
The station is developed by the Wireless Ireland radio group. Pride is both a protest and a celebration, and Pride Vibes broadcasts in solidarity with the movement. Pride Vibes will be there to shine a light on Irish life by celebrating the successes of the LGBTQIA+ community and starting conversations about the issues that matter. The station focuses on the whole community, both nationally and locally, and in collaboration with the community, Pride Vibes hopes to make a difference.
The project is a collaboration between leading LGBTQIA+ organizations to provide space for the community to share stories. Belong To is the official charity partner of Pride Vibes. The organization supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans youth in Ireland. The station shares important moments in queer history through audio and social media thanks to GCN (Gay Community News). Pride Vibes also works with Dublin Pride to ensure the energy and significance of Pride continues throughout the summer weeks.
Another key contributor to Pride Vibes is Core, Ireland’s largest marketing communications company, which provided support and advice on promoting the station and created a sponsorship platform for the station. Voltarol, which “celebrates the joy of movement”, is the main sponsor of the station.
Speaking about why they got involved, presenter Thomas Crosse said: “Now more than ever it is important for us to have a voice, to shout who we are and to march for those who cannot! Pride Vibes has been fantastic for all of us in the LGBTQIA+ community and our allies with open and honest conversations as well as playing the best music as we prepare to march through the streets of Dublin this Saturday.
Presenter Kate Brennan Harding said: “Pride is an important time to come together and reunite with our colorful tribe, to unite in solidarity and to show people like us that we live bright, vivid and powerful lives. It’s something that has given me so much comfort and empowerment in my 23 years of involvement with Pride.
Moninne Griffith (her), CEO, Charity Partner, Belong To commented: “We are thrilled 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+ youth across the country. We thank them for championing our work to help LGBTQ+ youth stay alive and thrive.