Union J’s Jaymi Hensley joins Hits Radio Pride

Union J’s Jaymi Hensley is joining LGBTQ+ radio station Hits Radio Pride for a series of Saturday afternoons from 2–7pm.

Jaymi’s first show will air this Saturday, playing his favourite tracks and aiming to lift people’s spirits up this December.

Aimed at music-loving 25-45-year olds, the station launched this summer in partnership with The Co-operative Bank as the first dedicated LGBTQ+ radio station in the UK by a major broadcaster.

In addition to music programming, Hits Radio Pride acts as a platform to educate and encourage inclusion and tolerance; working with LGBT+ helpline Switchboard and airing a series funded by the Audio Content Fund about the struggles the community face.

Speaking about his new hosting gig, Jaymi said: “Radio and broadcasting have been such a goal and passion for me since being in the entertainment industry, so I am so excited to be joining the Bauer team and Hits Radio Pride.

“Growing up as a gay teenager I always wished I had somewhere that I could escape to. I think what Hits Radio Pride has achieved is incredible and continues to pave the way for a fully inclusive world.”

Paul Gerrard, Programme Director, Hits Radio, added: “We believe that it’s so important to give the LGBTQ+ community a voice – whether that’s through our presenters, the guests we interview or through our Tough Talks series – so we can’t wait to welcome Jaymi to our Hits Radio Pride family. We know that he’s going to bring his charm, fun and the best music to our Saturdays!”

Posted on Friday, December 4th, 2020 at 11:01 am by RadioToday UK

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