New queer radio station Kunt Up Music.FM, to launch in Bristol

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Kunt Up Music.FM AKA K.U.M FM has announced that it will begin broadcasting as an independent queer radio station in February 2024.

K.U.M FM will broadcast weekly from Thursday to Sunday with “carefully curated daily shows that feature underground sounds, important conversations, event shoutouts and much more.”

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In conversation with RA, a spokesperson for the station said that “the music played on the station will host a variety of genres and formats.”

“This could range from indie punk bands to hard dance DJs and collectives. We will aim to focus our Friday and Saturday evening shows on the city’s thriving nightlife scene. This will include genres such as techno, house, hardcore, jungle, electro, UK garage, dubstep, drum ‘n’ bass, ballroom and disco.”

Beyond music-focussed shows, Kunt Up Music.FM will also produce shows that focus on “discussion, debate and promotion, [which] may include shows highlighting events and opportunities available within the community.”

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Topics including rights, policies and “opinions that are oppressing parts of the community” will be discussed during these talk-shows, with the aim to “provide an insight into queer culture”, bridge the gap to those outside of the queer circle and ultimately “improve the quality of life for queer people in Bristol and beyond.”

The station has advertised for both show proposals and radio volunteers, with the option to work as either a social media assistant, production assistant or promotion assistant.

[via RA]

You can sign up to be a volunteer for Kunt Up Music.FM here, or send a show proposal via this link

Tibor Heskett is Mixmag’s Digital Intern, follow him on Twitter

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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