24th June 2016 | Advice / Opinion
London Pride is the annual celebration in London for every part of London’s LGBT+ community (lesbian, gay, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, non-binary, asexual, polysexual, genderqueer and gender variant peple).
The event aims to raise awareness of LGBT+ issues and campaign for the freedoms that will allow them to live their lives on a genuinely equal footing.
And it’s a lot of fun.
Last year, our very own James Gilmore and Roman Armstrong attended Pride with Stonewall to experience it first hand.
But, the annual event (which includes a large Parade going through the heart of the West End) does cause some worry over fears of safety, especially following the recent attacks in Orlando on an LGBT+ nightclub.
James Gilmore interviewed PC Aaron Clarke about the Metropolitan Police’s strategy for London Pride and whether the recent incidents in Orlando have had an impact on Pride.
Broadcasted worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.
James Gilmore interviews Metropolitan Police officer Aaron Clarke about the Met's strategy for London Pride.
20th March 2016 | Advice / Opinion
It’s always difficult to see presenters leave, but none more difficult than seeing Thomas Mills leave the Station.
Thomas took an act of faith and joined us in September 2012 with his first show ‘The Panel’. When he first launched the show, everyone was telling both him and us not to go ahead with it – they thought it would be “rubbish”. I guess time shows who was right and who was wrong.
Since the days of The Panel, Thomas has also hosted a variety show on-air, “The MAD Show”, as well as his final self-titled show offering advice for listeners. In the show Thomas has helped and opened his heart to so many listeners – from those dealing with issues regarding their sexuality, relationships, problems at home, money, friend problems, etc… the list goes on.
Thomas has entertained people, and he’s saved people too. Senders such as AnonymousHistory have messaged every single episode and have listened since 2012. That’s the affect that Thomas has had on our listeners lives.
Whilst Thomas’ voice will still be heard on-air occasionally (with more details being revealed soon), the ending of his weekly show will leave a gaping hole difficult to fill.
At the same time, this marks a new era for us here at W!ZARD Radio Station, one we are very excited to begin.
Listen below to what 4 Years of Thomas Mills has sounded like.
Hear our montage of what 4 Years of Thomas Mills on W!ZARD Radio Station has sounded like…
31st January 2016 | Advice / Opinion
W!ZARD Giving's Trans Month has been an important time for W!ZARD Radio Station and W!ZRD Giving, giving our presenters and audience the opportunity to delve deeper into discussions on Trans issues.
In the past, W!ZARD Giving (the charity arm of W!ZARD Radio Media) has worked long and hard with it's awareness partner Stonewall to launch discussions about LGB issues - but the issues faced by Trans youths have rarely been discussed, if only because Stonewall themselves have only recently become Trans inclusive.
Over the course of January 2016, we have seen almost all of our radio shows engage in discussion surrounding Trans issues - from general entertainment shows such as my show on a Friday afternoon, more serious politics shows such as Benji Hyer and even light hearted shows such as Roman Armstrong. Every show has put their own take on the issue and have launched vital discussions with listeners.
On Saturday the 30th, new presenter Lukas Hamilton also put his, very personal, take on the issues surrounding Trans youths, as his younger brother (aged 13) was born a girl.
Hear the clip below and look around our website for various different clips and content from across W!ZARD Giving's Trans Month.
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Lukas Hamilton plays a clip about a young boy in the USA undergoing gender transformation surgery, and then makes it personal...