Heather Peace to co-produce Radio DIVA with Rosie Wilby.
Music, actress, columnist, presenter… there is no end to Heather Peace’s talents. And now she can add another string to her bow – radio producer!
Heather’s given DIVA publisher Linda Riley the elbow and will be joining fellow Radio DIVA host Rosie Wilby in producing content for the show, which has gone from strength to strength since its first broadcast four weeks ago.
As well as featuring some of the most influential names in the LGBT community each week, “lesbro” Jonathan Phang of OutNews Global has been a big hit with listeners and Rachel Shelley recently joined the team as a roving reporter, telling us: “It’s a real honour to be joining the great Radio DIVA team. Radio has long been a passion of mine and I’m very excited to be making a contribution to the wonderful work of Rosie Wilby and Heather Peace.”
On her new appointment, Heather told us: “I’m excited to become co-producer! It gives me an opportunity to have input on the content of the show,” while Linda was a little less enthusiastic. “I can’t believe Radio DIVA have sacked me and replaced me with Heather Peace!” she joked.
Heather and Rosie already have loads of exciting things lined up, including a new segment where guests will take questions from listeners on social media, and DIVA Discovers, featuring music and live performances from unsigned artists.
“DIVA Discovers is something I feel really passionate about,” Heather says. “It gives artists a platform to be heard and the audience a chance to hear new music and get excited about new talent.”
Guests coming up on the show include Diversity Role Models CEO Suran Dickson, Red Sky July, who will be performing live in the studio, YouTube stars Rose and Rosie, coming on to talk about their upcoming DIVA cover shoot and interview, and Gok Wan, who will be talking about his new club night Magazine.
“I am very excited to be live on DIVA Radio next week (Tuesday 22 Nov) to chat about my amazing new club night Magazine!” he told us. “I wanted to create a new club night which is all about the music, people and dancing. I am passionate about House music and I love a party – for me, Magazine makes perfect sense.”
Gok added: “The London gay scene is diminishing. It feels like every time I open the gay press I hear about yet another bar or club closing. Well – the gay scene is important, precious, and we need to do all we can to ensure there are places the LGBTQ community can go where they feel confident to be themselves, hold hands, kiss and relax. At the moment the scene can feel very segregated so that’s why I want to bring together the whole community and have a great mix of girls and guys who just want to have fun.”
You can listen live to Radio DIVA at 6.30pm every Tuesday (Resonance 104.4FM and DAB in London and Brighton and online at player.resonancefm.com) or catch up anytime at mixcloud.com/resonance.