The Manchester-based Heroes Project is to claim another first, as it launches the UK’s first truly inclusive radio station, on Thursday 1st November at 6pm.

The new station will broadcast from its home in Salford Quays with a line up of music DJs, presenters, liver performances, guest shows and round the clock programming. At its core will be a talented team of individuals from the learning disabled community working in tandem with other presenters and contributors. 

“The Learning Disabled community hasn’t had a bespoke broadcast stage like this before. We are aiming to present inclusive radio that is attractive to all listeners whilst being uniquely personal, representative and supportive of the learning disabled community and its members.” said Terry Snowden MBE, Heroes Project Founder and Principal. “LDOK will provide a really important development platform for those who are often overlooked and it will therefore be far more than just a radio station.”

With LD culture at its heart, the station is aiming to serve as a positive force in further building support for, and recognition of, those who are often overlooked and therefore continually miss out.

Beyond its broad musical palette, will bring relevant news and information into greater focus for a new audience. It will initially launch as a music station with a limited number of newsbreaks, interviews, special features and bespoke broadcasts, over time the schedule will become more complex, with added commentaries, vox pops, reviews and other features to make it increasingly distinctive and compelling.

“There’s a lot going on out there and we want to shine a spotlight on it by providing a platform for recognition and development.“ says Snowden.

LDOK Radio is keen to bring some bright new voices to the table and would like to hear from anybody, anywhere, especially those already making regular podcasts or who are involved in radio at local levels to get in touch and contribute towards creating what will be an inclusive and unique format and sound. Those interested should email or call 0161 872 8787 – (Inclusive Radio for an Inclusive World)