UK LGBT radio station Gaydio has appointed club DJ Phil Marriott as its new evening presenter and head of music.

Marriott has been working as a DJ and radio presenter for over sixteen years, and continues to play at numerous clubs across London and the south, as well as internationally.

He was previously the evening show presenter and head of music at GaydarRadio for six years.

GaydarRadio closed down and handed over its London and Sussex Coast digital licences to Manchester based Gaydio on 7 January last year.

Marriott then helped launch internet dance radio station Jemm One with several of his former GaydarRadio colleagues.

Speaking of his delight at moving to Gaydio, the DJ said: “I can’t tell you how much I am looking forward to getting on air at Gaydio. I’m really excited about bringing my love of London and experience of playing dance floors across the UK to the station.”

His new show starts in-the-mix at 6pm during the week, and his Sunday show will feature the Gaydio Upfront Chart.

Gaydio broadcasts on DAB digital radio in London and Sussex and on 88.4FM in Greater Manchester.

Station Director, Toby Whitehouse, added: “Phil is a great addition to the lineup at Gaydio. He’s already a familiar voice to our listeners in the south, and his passion for the very best dance music is a totally infectious listen.”