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ISHQ 104.8 FM launches Gaydio, India's first LGBTQ radio show

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 19 Jul 2017

ISHQ 104.8 FM launches Gaydio, India's first LGBTQ radio show
Kolkata, Jul 19 (JEN): Time has changed, so has radio and its antique ways.

Breaking away from the conservative approach, ISHQ 104.8 FM recently announced the launch of Gaydio, India’s first LGBTQ show.

Hosted by renowned LGBTQ activist Harish Iyer, the show will not only disclose his narrative about the struggles of coming out of the closet; but will also showcase experiences and anecdotes of individuals who have taken a step in this direction.

"ISHQ 104.8 FM, as a station, believes in spreading love and this time it is reaching out to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning; considering its listeners come from all genders and sexuality," the company said in an official statement.

As India’s first LGBTQ show, Gaydio will act as a platform to bring out different voices and spread the message to the nation that it’s time for people to unhide and come out of the closet.

Speaking about the show, Harish Iyer said, “My intent is to keep it as inclusive and personal as possible. Radio is a very personal medium. The fact that it is a sound only medium makes it a more universal and a more accessible medium. I am sure initiatives like these would give the listener a better understanding of gender and sexuality. This show would focus on the lives of LGBTQ people and understand that we are all the same and that #LoveIsLove without tags.”

Adding to it, Shivangini Jajoria (National Head – Operations) said, “As a station we always want to provide exceptional content to our listeners, with Gaydio we want to reinstitute the fact that Love is not conditional to sexuality. We as a station finally want to hear the unheard voices of the nation.’’

Show timing: Every Sunday at 12 noon