Pacifica Radio Bi-Coastal Pride Coverage
23 Jun 2004 21:02 GMT
OutFM and Full Circle, radio shows covering progressive lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues at Pacifica stations WBAI in New York and KPFA in Berkeley will run an eight hour Pride Day special June 27th. Tune in to WBAI 99.5 FM in New York, KPFA, 94.1 FM in the Bay Area, or listen on line at either http://www.wbai.org or http://www.kpfa.org.
For Immediate Release contact: John Riley 917-653-7267
June 23, 2004
OUT-FM: WBAI Pacifica, 99.5 FM, New York http://www.outfm.org
Full Circle: KPFA Pacifica, 94.1 FM, Berkeley
LIsten to Sunday's Pride special online on either:
Bi-Coastal Coverage of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered Pride
on Pacifica Radio
On Sunday, June 27, 2004 WBAI/NY (99.5FM) radio will co-anchor, with
KPFA/Berkeley (94.1FM), 8 hours of coverage of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
Transgendered (LGBT) issues including the Dyke and LGBT marches in
New York and San Francisco and Washington DC. The coverage will be
offered to 46 affiliates of the Pacfica Radio Network.
The broadcast will include live updates from the streets of San
Francisco and New York as well as in studio interviews with grass
roots organizers within the LGBT community. "We intend to bring to
the air the voices of those organizers that are connecting the dots
of the interrelatedness of oppressions, activists that can see that
LGBT liberation needs to be done in the context of the liberation of
other oppressed groups," said Peter Jonas, producer for WBAI's OUT-FM
collective which is partners with KPFA's Full Circle Program and
Queer Channel Collective.
"We'll be looking at queer youth organizing against police violence,
gentrification and demanding educational rights" said Kristen
Zimmerman of KPFA and co-coordinator of the day's coverage.
"While Pacifica stations have covered pride marches at individual
stations, this is the first collaborative coverage using satellite
technology." according to Kathy Davis, Public Affairs director of
WBAI. The day will include segments prepared by producers at 4 of the
stations including the DC radio coop at WPFW in Washington DC, and
IMRU the LGBT show broadcast from KPFK/Los Angeles.
Topics to be covered include: LGBT immigration, gay marriage,
Pakistani transgender sex workers, queers organizing against the
occupation of Palestine, bicoastal conversation of LGBT youth
organizers, readings of transgendered writers, music by LGBT artists,
the history of Stonewall, spoken word by queer youth, Black Pride and
Pacifica is a five station network in New York, Washington DC,
Berkeley CA, Houston and Los Angeles. Pacifica was the first network
to carry gay and lesbian program content beginning in the 1950's
during the McCarthey era and the first to later carry regular shows
for these communities. Conscientious objector Lew Hill, incarcerated
for refusing to be drafted in World War II, founded Pacifica.
Pacifica covered the Anti-Vietnam war movement, and the civil rights,
women's rights movements and various social justice struggles since
its inception. Pacifica is almost completely listener sponsored,
receiving a small amount of money from the Corporation for Public
Broadcasting. This has insured its journalistic independence.
More Info: http://www.outfm.org