First community station arrives on Radioplayer

By | Published on Thursday 2 June 2011


Manchester-based Gaydio has become the first community radio station to launch on Radioplayer, the cross industry online listening platform for UK radio, which includes both BBC and commercial stations. Any OfCom licensed radio station is eligible for a placing on the Radioplayer website, the overseers of which have kept pricing low so that more grass roots stations can afford to participate.

Confirming their involvement, Gaydio’s Station Director Toby Whitehouse told Radio Today: “We╩╝re really excited to be making another UK radio first by joining Radioplayer, which has become the standard method for listening to UK radio online”.

Radioplayer recently announced that 5.7 million people made use of the platform last month. On that achievement, Andrew Harrison of commercial radio trade body RadioCentre, who is also Chairman of Radioplayer, told reporters: “This is a really encouraging first set of figures for Radioplayer as it starts to grow a solid listener base. We look forward to building on this very positive foundation to create something that serves both industry and listeners alike”.