Manchester-based Christian media company, Vinejuice, has set out to put the city on the Christian music map, with the development of Manchester’s only Urban Christian 24-hour radio station.
Vinejuice aims to meet the musical needs of people who just want to hear back-to-back hip-hop, RnB, pop and dance hits. Vinejuice has given the station the strapline of ‘Manchester’s Positive Playlist’, and hope that it will be the Christian sector’s answer to BBC 1Xtra and Capital FM. Set to launch on 29th February, the station will feature artists such as Lecrae, Guvna B, TobyMac, Erica Campbell, Andrew Bello, Colton Dixon and more.
Vinejuice co-founder, Lavinia Goddard, said: “We are so excited about the launch of this station. We’re hoping the station will really connect with the ‘Urban Christian’, and present to them a ‘positive’ alternative to the secular messages presented in mainstream music, without compromising on quality, sound, and swag!”
It was after a number of Manchester-based radio stations rejected proposals for an Urban Christian radio show on their platforms, that Vinejuice felt they were left with no option but to set up their own station – one that would grant them the freedom to play the music they love, and respond to what their audience has been telling them they want.
The other half to the Vinejuice Team, Adaeze Chiwoko, said: “For us, this is a real opportunity to play a key role in the development and growth of the UK’s Christian music infrastructure. We aim to give opportunities to up-and-coming Christian DJs and quality artists. It’s a very exciting time in the industry.”
Vinejuice Radio officially launches on Monday 29th February 2016. Listen at www.vinejuice.co.uk/radio or TuneIn app.