Medway Pride Radio is a Not For Profit Community radio station run by volunteers. The station was founded by Shea Coffey, Hilary Cooke & Helanna Bowler-Irvine, to support Medway Pride, the LGBTQIA+ communities and Alies from across all the diverse communities of Medway & Kent.
MP Radio Staff
Shea Coffey – Trustee Chair Medway Pride Radio Director, Station Manager
Helanna Bowler-Irvine – Trustee Secretary Medway Pride Radio Director, MP Radio Content Director
Hilary Cooke – Trustee Treasurer Medway Pride Radio Director, Website Admin & Design Director
Sarah Coffey – Social Media Content Director
MPRadio is based at Medway Gender & Sexual Diversity Centre in Rochester in the heart of INTRA, where we aim to be part of the local community. We start broadcasting from 1st February 2021 to support LGBTQIA+ History Month.
Check out our web app at www.mpradio.app once the app is loaded on your device you can save the app to your screen.
The station has a mix of DJ’s and Presenters who will be providing programs that are varied and intresting.
Have a listen to our programs and give us your feedback via our social media or contact details.
If you would like to join us as a volunteer DJ / Presenter please contact us
A Voice for the Community
MP Radio will be a voice for the whole community. We will have a special interest in giving a voice to the LGBTQIA+ community, its alies, voluntary organisations and businesses that support the community.
We also want to be a champion for all voluntary organisations to promote the fantastic work they do for every community in Medway & Kent.
MP Radio is based in the INTRA area of Chatham & Rochester and we will be supporting the developments and projects in INTRA by giving a voice to those involved and the work they are doing.
An 80 minute sail, departing from Sun Pier, Chatham
Our Medway River Trip is the perfect way to get an introduction to barge sailing, whilst taking in the historic sights of the upriver Medway between the Dockyard and Sun Pier.
This stretch of the river oozes with history and there will be plenty to see as the barge sails between Rochester Bridge and Chatham Historic Dockyard and the historic vessels contained within this vast museum.
A Thames sailing barge is the ideal platform to experience these sights from, with plenty of deck space and a comfortable hold to explore. There used to be thousands of barges on this stretch of river and now there is only one.
You will be invited to lend a hand setting the sails and are welcome to take a turn at the wheel – a rare chance to handle a large vessel under sail.
Once aboard, refreshments are available to purchase, including hot and cold drinks, a selection of coastal beers, Kent wines and local spirits.
The experience lasts around 80 minutes, with a little variation depending on conditions on the day.
Please only book one experience at a time. Once you have completed your sail, you are welcome to book another date.
We hope that you choose to support us by becoming a Patron, but there is no obligation.
A bar selling refreshments will be available on the day.
We request a £10 deposit per space to confirm your attendance, this is refunded after the trip. If you fail to notify that you no longer wish to sail aboard having booked a place, we will retain the deposit (cancellation must be at least 48 hours before the date of sail).
You are invited aboard as a guest of Tiller & Wheel – we reserve the right to cancel bookings for any reason.