With yesterday being National Coming Out Day, Entercom has launched “Out Now,” a LGBTQ+ talk radio network across its Radio.com streaming platform and a handful of HD Radio side channels cross the country. Emanating from CHR “97.1 Amp Radio” KAMP Los Angeles, “Out Now” features an extensive lineup of talent, including actor/musician Jai Rodriguez and “American Idol” finalist Mikalah Gordon in mornings.
“We are thrilled to launch ‘Out Now,’ a passion project for our entire team, to give a voice to the LGBTQ community and its allies,” L.A. senior VP/market manager Jeff Federman said. “Our goal is to provide a high-quality listening experience and content for our community as well as a diverse platform with differing points of view.”
“Out Now,” which soft-launched on KAMP-HD2 over Labor Day weekend, can now also be heard on KMXB-HD2 (94.1) Las Vegas, KKDO-HD2 (94.7) Sacramento, KXSN-HD3 (98.1) San Diego and KLLC-HD2 (97.3) San Francisco.
The debut on-air schedule, which still has some holes to fill, features: “The Morning Beat” hosted by Jai Rodriguez and Mikalah Gordo (6-10am); “Our House” (10am-12pm); “The B. Scott Show” (Mon. 12-2pm); “Life w/ Ryan” hosted by Ryan Black (Tue. 12-2pm); “Dumb Gay Politics + Everything Else” hosted by Julie Goldman and Brandy Howard (Thurs. 12-2pm); “Sidebar with John Duran” hosted by John Duran (Fri. 12-2pm); “Let’s Go There” hosted by Shira Lazar and Ryan Mitchell (4-7pm); and “LoveLine” hosted by Dr. Chris Donaghue and Carrie Keagan (Mon.-Thurs. 7-9pm).
Entercom also added air talent to coincide with the re-launch of “Roq of the 80s” on KROQ-HD2 and Radio.com. The classic modern rock station features veteran KROQ-ers Freddie Snakeskin (6am-12pm) and Tami Heide (12-6pm).