Gaydio will also provide streaming on the Gaydar dating websites. Special Bridge is a private dating site and online social community designed to help meet the social and emotional needs of its members.Gaydar Radio, which was based in Twickenham in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, ceased broadcasting on Monday 7 January 2013 when the station's DAB channels were acquired by Gaydio.The station played a mix of dance and mainstream pop music, interspersed with chat and news.Following its success, it moved onto the Sky platform in 2002 before leaving on 18 February 2011 after a "substantial decline" in its audience figures through the platform.with the backing of Kelvin Mac Kenzie and Lord Waheed Alli, was broadcasting as part of a bouquet of services provided by the Digital Radio Group (then part of the GWR Group).Purple was run from the Hanover Grand nightclub and tried a number of pioneering nightly broadcasts from gay bars and clubs but this proved far too costly and the station took the decision to merge with Gaydar Radio.
The first proposals for an audio stream on the Gaydar website came from broadcaster Mark Ovenden and radio engineer Quentin Nield.
Instead Gaydar Radio was started in 2001 as an internet-only station, being an audio offshoot of the dating website and completely independent of outside assistance.
According to the first station director Jamie Crick, the entire station was originally played off a single PC on a table propped up with a gay clubbing directory.
In contrast to much of the UK radio industry, the editorial focus is on personality rather than a strictly formatted music mix.
This more relaxed style allows the presenters to talk with their listeners about gay life.
The music became more club-orientated during the late evenings and also at the weekend when Club Nation presents the best feel good music non stop.