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Clyde 1 and Forth 1 announce Pride events

Posted: 26th August 2020

Pride Throwback Weekend from Friday 28th August to Sunday 30th August 2020

Pride events may have been cancelled across the country this year but Clyde 1 and Forth 1 are ensuring that the celebrations can still go on with a Pride Throwback Weekend across Scotland.

The event – sponsored by global law firm, CMS Scotland – will be held from Friday 28th August to Sunday 30th August 2020 on Clyde 1 and Forth 1 and right across the Hits Radio Network in Scotland.

The event will also include Sunday Pride which will see Micky Gavin and Grant Thomson

hosting a show on Sunday 30th Aug across the whole of the Hits Radio network in Scotland* from 12 noon to 4pm. The show will feature iconic Pride artists including the likes of Lady Gaga, Years & Years, Kylie and Dua Lipa

Scottish listeners will also be asked to share their own Pride stories via WhatsApp on 07557 887113.

The hugely popular presenters will also launch ‘Pride: Scotland’s March for Equality’, a series of three podcasts where they talk about their experiences growing up gay in Scotland, talk to some amazing people from the LGBT+ community, and learn about the history, and future, of Pride in Scotland.

A new LGBTQ+ dedicated station, Hits Radio Pride, is also launching on Friday 28th August 2020. The pop-up station will play a vibrant playlist of some of the biggest hits and throwbacks.

In partnership with The Co-operative Bank and working with LGBT+ helpline Switchboard, the new station will be a fresh and unique destination where the LGBTQ+ community, advocates and allies can feel connected, safe and empowered to be themselves

The station will initially be available in Scotland online, on mobile apps and on smart speakers.

Victoria Easton-Riley, Content Director, Hits Radio Network in Scotland, said: “We have been a proud supporter of Pride for many years and remain committed to promoting diversity and inclusion.

“COVID-19 has obviously impacted on many of the planned events and we thought it was more important than ever that our listeners could celebrate Pride.

“We are planning Scotland’s biggest Pride party with our Throwback Weekend as well as the launch of Micky and Grant’s brilliant new podcast series.”

The Pride Throwback Weekend will be broadcast across Clyde 1, Forth 1 and the Hits Radio Network in Scotland from Friday 28th August to Sunday 30th August 2020.

You can listen on FM, DAB, online, via the station Apps or on your Smart Speaker.

*The Hits Radio Network in Scotland includes Clyde 1, Forth 1, MFR, Northsound 1, TAY FM, Radio Borders & West FM.

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