Pucker up and KIIS with pride


To commemorate 2023 WorldPride – the KIIS Network, in conjunction with iHeart – has launched ‘KIIS with PRIDE,’ a cross platform celebration of the festivities taking place in Sydney.

Officially having launched this week and live until  March 6, KIIS with PRIDE is a live station accessible on iHeart, playing music from trending LGBTQIA+ icons and artists 24/7, including a number of soon-to-be announced guest spots.

Every hour on the curated station, you can also expect updates from Kyle & Jackie O’s newsreader Brooklyn Ross on what is happening each day at WorldPride during his Pride Guide feature.

Meanwhile, on Saturday February 25 from 6pm AEDT and following a Fab 50 countdown of the best pride anthems, Mitch Churi will host a live show from the 2023 Mardi Gras Parade, which will play loudly and proudly on KIIS 1065 & KIIS with PRIDE.

On KIIS with PRIDE, Mitch says “Well, this is going to be fun! As KIIS’s #1 queer announcer (a stat I’ve made up myself, very gay of me), I am so pumped to be working on this new station and bringing what I love about Mardi Gras to the airwaves – expect a lot of Kylie, Gaga and Beyonce, maybe even a few showtunes if I get my way, plus some very special celeb guests from the LQBTQIA+ community.”

Brooklyn Ross adds “I’ve marched in the Mardi Gras parade many times – even a few with Kyle & Jackie O – so it’s an honour to now be a voice on KIIS with PRIDE! WorldPride is taking Sydney’s usual LGBTQIA+ celebrations to another level, and it is fitting ARN is doing the same with an LGBTQIA+ radio station!”

WorldPride is a global LGBTQIA+ festival that has been staged since 2000, with Sydney WorldPride marking the first time a city in the southern hemisphere has acted as host. This year’s Sydney WorldPride incorporates Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

KIIS with PRIDE is available via the free iHeart app or wherever you get your podcasts.

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