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RTÉ radio to launch LGBT podcast in Ireland & UK

RTÉ radio to launch LGBT podcast in Ireland & UK

RTÉ’s radio show for the LGBT community, The Cosmo with Scott De Buitléir on RTÉ Pulse, is teaming up with global LGBTI news site, Gay Star News, to launch The Cosmo’s new podcast for audiences in the United Kingdom, Ireland and further afield.

The new podcast of The Cosmo will feature LGBT news, interviews and discussion from the UK, Ireland and abroad, presented by Scott De Buitléir with regular updates from Gay Star News reporters. The podcast will be featured on GSN and various social media profiles every Friday, recorded from the RTÉ studios in Dublin.

The Cosmo is RTÉ’s longest-running radio show for the LGBT community. Launched in October 2008, the programme is the only nationwide LGBT radio show in Ireland, and features regular interviews with gay rights activists, entertainers, politicians and more from around the world. While based in Ireland, The Cosmo has featured guests and reporters from Los Angeles, London, Copenhagen, New York, Mumbai, Sydney, and many other cities for LGBT news.

Speaking about the new collaboration, The Cosmo’s presenter, Scott De Buitléir said: “I am absolutely thrilled that RTÉ and Gay Star News are joining forces to provide LGBT news and interviews to our collective audiences, from London to Limerick and from Dublin to Dover.

Fans of Gay Star News will now be able to get an extra insight into the stories covered by the award-winning website, produced with an international perspective from our studios in Dublin. This is a fantastic new platform for the LGBT community, and those interested in LGBT issues.”

Speaking on behalf of Gay Star News, Anthony Fortune said: “It’s a pleasure to be working with Ireland’s longest-running radio show for the LGBT community. With our global LGBTI coverage 24-7, we’ll provide thought-provoking content to get RTÉ’s listeners involved. 

Thanks to our current media partnerships with Dublin Pride and Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, we have a strong presence in Ireland already, so we’re really excited to develop a working relationship with RTÉ in 2014 and beyond.”

The Cosmo’s podcast in association with Gay Star News will be launched on Friday, 28 February on Gay Star News, as well as being available via iTunes and the RTÉ Radio Player app, available for Apple and Android. 

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