The second Station of the Week, again chosen by twitter poll is Pride Radio, who like Radio Tyneside broadcast on FM to Newcastle and Gateshead, this time on 89.2 FM.
The station is aimed at the LGBT community, and also has strong focus on local aspects. There is a wide variety of presenting talent, with familiar names including former Metro Radio presenter Jonny Chambers, and former Real Radio presenter Kelly Scott.
Music is mostly a mix of pop and dance music. In addition, specialist shows include Dave’s Music Café, which plays music from film, television, and musicals.
Like Radio Tyneside, this is a station which I listen to often when within the coverage area, despite not falling into the LGBT group the station is aimed at. I like the nice balance that is struck between local aspects, LGBT aspects, and music, and the station is really enjoyable to listen to. It gives commercial stations Capital, Heart, and Metro Radio a run for their money, and is probably better than all three of them.
More info on Pride Radio can be found on the Station Guide here.