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1 June 2021

Hits Radio Pride launches The Pride Poll to find the best Pride events in the UK

This Pride month, whilst some Pride events may be cancelled or postponed to later in the year, Hits Radio Pride wants to find and honour the best Pride events across the UK. Launching today, Bauer Media’s dedicated LGBTQ+ station is encouraging its listeners and Pride-goers in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to vote for the best Pride event or events that they’ve ever been to in its first ever Pride Poll.

Pride is a time for the LGBTQ+ community and allies to come together to feel connected, safe and empowered to be themselves – and the station believes that all events, no matter their size or scale – should be celebrated. The Poll will therefore award the most popular small, medium and large sized Pride events in the UK.

The Pride Poll will also ask voters to send in their best ever Pride moments and to nominate any members of the LGBTQ+ community that they believe have contributed and made a positive difference, to be featured across air, online and socials.

The winning Pride events will receive a marketing campaign on Hits Radio Pride.

Paul Gerrard, Programme Director, Hits Radio, said: “At Hits Radio Pride we want to be more than a music station; we want to be a platform to amplify LGBTQ+ voices. With many events across the country having to postpone or cancel for a second year due to the pandemic, we want to hear from our listeners, shine a light on some of the most popular events and take a look at some of the best Pride moments in recent years.”

Hits Radio Pride also recently welcomed former Gaydio presenter Matt Crabb to the station. Hosting the new 11am-2pm slot every weekday, Matt plays the biggest Pride hits and throwbacks. Matt had previously presented the weekday breakfast show at Gaydio and joined the Hits Radio Network last year.

Voting for the Pride Poll is open now throughout June. Head over to the Hits Radio Pride website here to cast your votes. Winners will be revealed on July 12th.


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For further press information, please contact:

Odelia Yu – Senior Commercial Communications Executive, Bauer Media

E: M: 07718124791

About Bauer Media UK:

Bauer Media UK reaches over 25 million UK consumers through a portfolio of world-class, multi-platform media and entertainment brands including heat, KISS, Grazia, Empire, Magic, Absolute Radio and the Hits Radio Brand Network. These brands offer commercial partners access to highly engaged audiences, with creative solutions underpinned by insight and instinct. Bauer Media UK is part of the Bauer Media Group, one of the world’s largest privately owned media businesses with media assets all over the globe.

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