Online radio in the pink; LEISURE: Gay community boost.
BIRMINGHAM is to get a brand new online radio service and website aimed at the "gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender"
The Digbeth-based local, national and internationally available service will be called GADIO 1 and include a chat room with music, news, fashion, travel and entertainment.
The line-up will include Phil Oldershaw, Mail columnist and Midlands Gay DJ of the Year 2008, former Live TV presenter Simon Baker and former BRMB presenter James Blond.
There will also be a selection of specialist shows including international talent such as Artful Dodger & Matt Darey as well as live broadcasts from various clubs including The Nightingale and Q Club.
Launch parties for Gadio 1 will take place over this Bank Holiday weekend to coincide with Birmingham Pride 2008, complete with live broadcasts from both the streets and clubs of the Gay Quarter.
The station does not need a conventional licence from Of com, but will be responsible to Phonographic Performance Ltd, the Performing Rights Society and the Mechanical and Copyright Protection Society.
The station's website will be at www.gadio1.co.uk