At our level of broadcasting, there is friendly competition, but we always do celebrate when our compatriots in other LGBTQIA media get the attention they deserve, in the process lifting all our efforts at community building. We are delighted to learn that the LGBTQ radio station for the North East, Pride 89 FM, have scooped the prestigious title of “Community Radio Station of the Year”. This is the first time that a dedicated LGBTQIA media service has won the award. There are now more than four hundred legal community radio stations in the UK, all with very high production values, so you will appreciate how important it is for all queer media that Pride scooped the award. Martin Steer, the chair of the Community Radio Awards, praised the network. “Pride Radio has really gone all out to position itself with its volunteers at the heart of the community with enjoyable, energetic and engaging results,” he said. If you are in the North East at any point, you can find Pride Radio in urban Newcastle on 89.2 MHz FM.