Gaydar invests in news - Press Gazette

Gaydar invests in news

Gaydar has invested in its news and information team with plans to broaden the news content of its digital station and online offering,

Joanne Oats will be joining Gaydar from and will be working across both the website and radio station, producing on-air information bulletins across the day.

The website currently features news with a gay and lesbian twist, with the news on air mixed with the day’s leading stories.

According to Stephen Beeny, editor of, Oats has been drafted in to broaden the news content to feature more gay and lesbian news for the community.

He said: ‘We’re aware that news is very important to our community and we want to reach out. There aren’t that many people out there specifying in gay news and it’s something we want to be a leader in and take forward, because we recognise the importance of it to our community.”

Gaydar Radio, a Gold Sony award-winning digital station currently available on digital radio in London and the Sussex coast, via Sky and also online, has signed a deal with Channel 4 to be a podcast provider for the new multiplex, due to launch at the end of 2008.

The station is also adding six extra hours of live programming a week from October 8.