Manchester's gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans station Gaydio is pulling out all the stops to cover this weekend's Manchester Pride Festival.
The station has been covering the annual event since its trial broadcasts began in 2006, and this year will be the first time since being award a permanent licence.
Weekend festival coverage will include build-up to the event starting with Chris Holliday at Breakfast on the Friday morning. Throughout the weekend there'll be live coverage from all over the festival site, including backstage, talking to the artists performing on the Main Stage.
The station will once again provide commentary of the Manchester Pride Parade live from 1pm – weekday afternoon presenter Nicksy will be live in the heart of the action, with Breakfast’s Chris Holliday and Emma Goswell on a local viewing platform at Albert Square.
Programme Director Toby Whitehouse told RadioToday.co.uk “We love Manchester Pride at Gaydio – it’s really exciting to be reflecting everything that’s going on at Gay Christmas! One of the best things about listening to Gaydio over Pride is that you can really feel part of the festival whether you’re in your bedroom getting ready to come to the village, or you’re on the other side of the world wishing you were!"