Radio ToGay Update: Sydney Mardis Gras

Staff Writer

This weekend is the 37th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade. Every year, hundreds of thousands of peeps from all over the world bring the city to a standstill as they cheer on the parade of 10,000 fabulous people.

Radio ToGay is all over it like many of the stations who will be covering the parade as it unfolds on Oxford Street and even in Dubbo (more on that below)

hit1041 2Day FM is the official commercial radio partner and for the first time ever the station will have its very own float in the parade, Dan & Maz will be raving for Mardi Gras. Scoopla’s Justin Hill will be covering all things Mardi for the network as well on the night.

hit 104.1 2DayFM’s Content Director Adam Williscroft  said:  “Mardi Gras is such an iconic Sydney event, hit 104.1 2DayFM is proud to be the official partner again this year. Our involvement has increased year on year and we can’t wait for the crescendo of breakfast duo Dan & Maz’s very own float in this years’ parade!”

KIIS 106.5 is not deterred either by showing their rainbow colours. Wednesday their kiss lips flipped in support.

Community radio is also covering the glamour and taking the Mardi Gras Parade Worldwide – On-Air, Online and Digital.


JOY 94.9 is celebrating their 21st year on air as Australia’s first and only gay & lesbian community radio station. GM Conrad Browne told Radio Today: “We are delighted to see other stations put their support behind this fantastic event and encourage more to do so”.

JOY has been covering Mardi Gras for 8 years with Sydney’s 2ser 107.3  joining in to lend a hand four years ago. Together both stations with be providing a bunch talent On-Ari and behind the scenes. A number of other community stations around Australia will also take the feed via the Community Radio Network. The parade will also go out live to the UK with broadcast partner Gaydio.

Now what’s this about Dubbo you ask?

Star FM Dubbo & the Central West, kicked off their Mardi Gras celebrations earlier this week by trying to bring the Mardi Gras to Dubbo’s downtown Macquarie Street with a petition and the hashtag of #MardiGrasForDubbo.

Wednesday they also re-branded Star as 93.5 GRAS FM.

“At StarFM, we not only support marriage equality, but we will be doing something pretty cool later this week, including dedicating much of Chris & Juelz for Breakfast to celebrating Mardi Gras.”, CD Peter Samios told Radio Today.



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