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Over The Rainbow is our show aimed at not only the LGBT community, but anyone who loves show tunes and camp classics.


Chris Oatway, the presenter, is a big fan of all kinds of music and is active in both the LGBT scene and Amateur Theatre.


If you would like to have an issue covered by the show, an event mentioned, or a special request please drop Chris a line using the form below.

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Chris Oatway LGBT

Chris lives in South Manchester and has various connections to the Trafford area. He is delighted to be both part of the Trafford Sound Management Team and presenter on Sunday evenings between 6-8pm.


Chris started in broadcasting when he helped to produce for a radio station at his secondary school (Sale High), before completing the 'Developing Skills for Community Radio (DSCR)' course and co-presenting programme on Wednesday mornings. Now, as well as working full-time in marketing, he has a passion for promoting local organisations and groups and appears in local theatre productions and attends the press nights of local and regional theatres through his reviewing role for North West End which he co-founded.


Openly gay and a Community Champion for the LGBT Foundation, he offered to host an lgbt show for the station, in partnership with the WASAlgbt social support campaign he has started to promote local services to local people, firstly across Manchester before further field and across the UK, getting charities and other organisations to work together to help the community and extinguish the stigma, even ideally organising local prides.


Chris is a supporter of The Albert Kennedy Trust, George House Trust, MAD Trust and other local and national charities, as well as being a Member of Macclesfield Lions Club. He can often be seen out on the world-famous Canal Street, especially in Oscars musical theatre bar after his show on Sunday evenings.


If you have any topics that you would like discussed on the show or any songs that you would like to be played, get in touch using the form above or via the @OverRainbowShow Twitter page.


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