& LESBIAN RADIO
1970 to 1988
1989 to 1992
to the Present
In a way,
KPFT saw the error of its ways regarding the cancelation of "Wilde
and it's a shame it happened at all. If left alone the show would have
continued and would
be in contention for the oldest gay radio show in the country. (IMRU
on the sister Pacifica
station may hold that title, beginning in September 1974). But alas,
in Houston the show
was off the air from November 1992 but was back in March 1993, under
a new name....
tentative at first...."Pride Radio, Lesbian & Gay Voices,"
quickly shortening that to
Lesbian & Gay Voices. It renamed itself to Queer Voices in 2002.
in May 1994 Outsmart magazine did an extensive feature on Lesbian &
the Houston Voice did a series of
Caricatures of our gay & lesbian personalities,
and several KPFT folks were included
View that page
from May 1996 Pride Newsletter
Fall of 1999 Jimmy Carper of After Hours invited JD Doyle (me) to do
segment on queer music. It went well and Jack Valinski heard it and
offered me a
monthly segment on Lesbian & Gay Voices, one-half hour the fourth
Monday of the
month, That was called Queer Music Heritage and after six months I persuaded
to give me a full hour (the show was two hours long then). Below is
statement, after a little over fifteen years.
January 2000 until March 2015 "Queer
Music Heritage" was both a radio show
and a website, and the goal of both was to preserve and share the music
of our culture.
It has become the resource on the net for the history of LGBT music.
page gives the playlist and additional pages of info, and you can stream
every show; there's over 580 hours of programming available.
January 2002 Lesbian & Gay Voices was renamed Queer Voices,
and below are the original and revised logos
Jack Valinski & Deborah
KPFT Building, 2008