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Olly Alexander, Mel C, Anne-Marie, Gok Wan and more to host on Hits Radio Pride

A new dedicated LGBTQ+ pop-up station, Hits Radio Pride is set to launch this Friday (28 August) with a line-up of presenters and special guest hosts.

Fleur East, Jordan Lee, James Barr, Stephanie Hirst and Charlie Powell will be joined by special guest hosts including Mel C, Anne-Marie, MNEK, Sigala, Regard, Jess Glynne, Ella Henderson, Gok Wan and Years & Years’ Olly Alexander.

The station will play artists who are much loved by the LGBTQ+ community including Lady Gaga, Lizzo, Kim Petras, Sam Smith, Harry Styles and Ariana Grande. There will also be exclusive interviews with stars such as Kylie.

In addition to the music, Hits Radio Pride will be a platform to educate and raise awareness of LGBTQ+ issues and encourage inclusion and tolerance. In partnership with The Co-operative Bank and working with LGBT+ helpline Switchboard, the station will ensure listeners can get access to the right support and advice.

Hits Radio Pride, which launches on Friday at 8am, will be available online, on smart speakers, through the Hits Radio app, and initially on DAB in Bradford, Liverpool, Stoke, Swansea, and Northern Ireland. It will be on DAB+ in London and Norwich, and in South Yorkshire and Humberside from 1 September.

Hits Radio Pride schedule:

Monday to Friday

7-11am: Jordan Lee
11-2pm: Non-Stop Pride Hits and Throwbacks
2-7pm: Charlie Powell
7pm: Hits Radio Pride In the Mix
8pm: Non-Stop Pride Hits and Throwbacks



9-12pm: Saturday Morning with Fleur East
12-2pm: Non-Stop Pride Hits and Throwbacks
2-7pm: The Hits Radio Pride Residency
7pm: Stephanie Hirst
8pm: Hits Radio Pride in the Mix



9-12pm: James Barr
12-2pm: The Hits Radio Pride Mixtape
2-7pm: The Hits Radio Pride Residency
7pm: Non-Stop Pride Hits and Throwbacks


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