The LGBTQ + radio station GlitterBeam Radio launched on digital radio in Cambridge.
The station, described as “aimed at the LGBTQ + community, playing hymns and presenting a variety of speech formats and topics,” went live on DAB in the Cambridge area at 4 p.m. today (12/29).
Founded by Eugenio Ceriello and Michael Walton-Dalzell, the station has been broadcasting online since July 2019, before being made available on DAB in the northeast last month.
In addition to playing music, GlitterBeam has also covered events such as the Pride Festivals in Birmingham, Dover and London and was nominated for a Rainbow Honors Award in 2019, recognizing “an exceptional commitment to an LGBTQ community”.
The founders hope the station will be “a different voice for Cambridge’s larger LGBTQ + community, and be actively involved in initiatives and events that can make Cambridge increasingly inclusive.”
Asked about GlitterBeam’s plans for Cambridge, co-founder Eugenio Ceriello said University: “Our intention is to organize inclusive events in local establishments: entertainment, concerts, but also info points and conferences.
He continued, “And of course: PRIDE. After 2 years with restrictions and limitations on gatherings, Cambridge deserves a relaunch of the Pride initiative. We want to use the popularity the station has already gained online to help make Cambridge proud in 2022. ”
Ceriello hopes that many Cambridge students will join the team of more than 40 volunteers who help run the station, recounting University: “We are starting to make contact with LGBTQ + groups at the university to make sure everyone can be aware of the opportunity. “
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