With Pride month underway, the pop-up radio station Pride Vibes has begun broadcasting this week.
The station, which launched last year for Pride, features a line-up of presenters that includes Sean Munsanje, Shivani Dave, Crossy, Stephen Byrne, Vicki Blight and Brian Kennedy.
The broadcasting infrastructure, technical support and radio expertise has been provided by Wireless Ireland while marketing communications group Core has worked closely with Pride Vibes on the advertising and sponsorship front by delivering client partners McDonald’s, Dalata and Voltarol which will use the station to showcase their support for Pride in Ireland.
“We’re honoured to be able to deliver a radio station that speaks to and for the LGBTQIA+ community in Ireland,” says Brian McCarthy,” says Brian McCarthy, group commercial director, Wireless Ireland.
“With estimates of between 6-10% of the population identifying themselves as members, it’s really important that a medium as powerful as audio reflects this in its output. We’re delighted to have been able to bring brands of such stature as McDonald’s, Dalata PLC and Voltarol on board to support the station and also to again partner with Belong To and GCN. I’d like to thank them, and our partners at Core, for sharing our vision of delivering an authentic voice for the community and building on last year’s success. Turning on the FM transmitters will be the culmination of a massive amount of work from the team in Wireless Ireland and everyone else involved and a moment that we can all be very proud of,” he says.
Sean Munsanje, who takes on the role of Station Manager for Pride Vibes 23 said: “I’m so delighted to be station manager for Pride Vibes 23. The station was a huge success last year and with the FM licence we’ve obtained for this year we have huge plans for growing the station and making it bigger and better than ever,” adds Sean Munsanje, station manager, Pride Vibes 23.
Pride Vibes will broadcast on FM on the following frequencies Dublin 105.2FM, Cork 106.7FM and 88.7FM, Limerick 105.5FM, Galway 87.9FM, North East 104.2FM and South East 103.8FM as well as nationwide on www.pridevibes.ie.