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Austin Launches First-Ever LGBT Radio Station

Posted on: January 28, 2016

Austin Pride Radio Station

A new radio station targeting Austin’s LGBT community launched last week.

Marking it as Austin’s first-ever LGBT radio station, 97.5 Pride Radio Austin also became the second LGBT-focused station in the nation to be operated by San Antonio-based media company iHeart Media. The first radio station was launched in Minneapolis.

“As we look at Austin’s progressive community, there is no better time to launch a radio station for LGBT listeners and allies. We are very excited to bring 97.5 Pride Radio’s unique programming to a city that thrives on being different,” said senior vice president of programming for iHeartMedia Dallas and Austin Patrick Davis.

Modeled after iHeartMedia’s pppular Pride Radio channel on the iHeartRadio app, Pride Radio Austin kicked off commercial free, playing 10,000 songs featuring top 40 hits, dance music, and special remixes. Artists such as Calvin Harris, Rihanna, David Guetta, Katy Perry and Nick Jonas can be heard on the airwaves. The new station will also offer listeners news, contests, on-air interviews and localized online content of interest to the Austin LGBT community. Listeners can also catch 97.5 Pride Radio on the station’s website, as well as on KASE(FM), iHeartRadio.com, and the iHeartRadio app.

“Austin has one of the most active LGBT communities in the nation, and 97.5 Pride Radio will fit right in with the community. Through our iHeartRadio digital platform, Pride Radio forms deep connections with listeners across the country through relatable programming and entertaining news content, and we look forward to creating a new bond between 97.5 Pride Radio and local listeners through Austin’s very own customized version of Pride Radio,” said Pride Radio Brand Manager Don Parker for iHeartMedia.

Have you listened to the new radio station yet? Leave us a comment below!

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