SIRIUS XM OutQ's The Morning Jolt with Larry Flick today began broadcasting "The History of Gay Music," a groundbreaking exploration of the impact gay music has had on the broader music scene.
From the press release:
Through a series of interviews—including a live interview with Boy George in a North American exclusive—and through music and listener memories, Flick will count down the pivotal moments and most influential gay figures of the past 50 years, exploring the history of gays in contemporary pop music.
In addition to Boy George, Flick will interview many other icons of the music world including The Pet Shop Boys, Indigo Girls, k.d. lang, Ani DiFranco, Tom Robinson, Jimmy Somerville and Pansy Division, who will trace the paths they helped pave. Newcomers to the gay music scene such as Josh Zuckerman, Jen Foster and Matt Zarley will join Flick to discuss the current pros and cons of being gay pop contenders. And The History of Gay Music will delve into the connection of the underground with pop music in conversations with club legends Junior Vasquez, Frankie Knuckles and Joi Cardwell, as well as music industry insiders and pioneers like Seymour Stein, artist manager Bill Coleman and Tommy Boy Records executive Rosie Lopez.
"The History of Gay Music" will air June 22 – June 26 from 7:00 – 11:00 am ET exclusively on The Morning Jolt with Larry Flick on OutQ – SIRIUS channel 109 and XM channel 98. For the complete programming schedule please visit www.sirius.com/outq and www.xmradio.com.