Two stations announced their support for Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardis Gras this week, with 2Day going 2Gay and 2SER reprising the gay digital pop up station Star Observer Digital, which it launched last year.
2SER’s station is run in collaboration with Melbourne’s Joy FM, the only licenced full time gay station in Australia. It will this year also broadcast gay and lesbian programs from other community stations aorund Australia.
2SER manager Melanie Withnall acknowledged 2Day’s name change contribution to the cause, but was keen to point out that 2SER made its commitment to gender equality before 2Day and is committing resources towards a full pop-up station which will run for more than a month. Commenting on 2Gay FM, she told radioinfo: “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and the more we talk about issues of equality – the better!”
Joy Melbourne was not quite so magnamimous to 2Day, sending radioinfo a meme it uses to remind listeners who is the gayest of them all.