The decision to stop Gaydar Radio broadcasting is because the station’s owners, QSoft Consulting, are quitting the radio business to focus instead on their dating websites. The company has also blamed the cost of investing in digital for its decision to quit radio. According to QSoft Gaydar Radio had 750,000 listeners per month via DAB, online or through mobiles.
QSoft will be transferring its radio licences to the Manchester based Gaydio from Monday 7th January.
Trevor Martin, CEO of QSoft Consulting said: “Everyone associated with Gaydar Radio should be immensely proud of what the station has achieved. The station has devoted an extraordinary amount of time to help social causes within the LGBT community as well as supporting talent within the music industry. The transfer of the DAB licences to Gaydio will ensure that the time and money invested in Gaydar Radio will continue to live on and be supported in an appropriate way, with the support of the Gaydio FM licence.”
Toby Whitehouse, Station Director and Co-Founder of Gaydio, said: “Gaydio and Gaydar Radio have shared many similarities in terms of the programming mix and our dedication to promoting LGBT causes. We are really excited to be the forging the biggest LGBT media outlet in the UK.”