What is "This Way Out"?
"This Way Out" is the award-winning internationally distributed weekly LGBT radio program, currently airing on over 200 local community radio stations around the world. The half-hour "magazine"-style program is produced in Los Angeles and distributed to stations via two free-access Web sites, www.radio4all.net and www.indymedia.org, as well as through Pacifica Radio's Audioport and KU satellite, and via satellite in Australia on the Community Radio Network. The show is additionally postal-mailed on CD to stations that have no online access, and to individual subscribers. You can also hear "This Way Out" via direct satellite to home and cable outlets across Europe, and in Europe, the Middle East/Africa and Asia/Pacific on the London-based World Radio Network, or "tune in" via our free podcasts -- click the button on the above righthand corner of this page.
Despite the limitations of a "tattered shoestring budget", "This Way Out" programming has been honored with multiple awards from the U.S. National Federation Of Community Broadcasters and the Radio and Television News Association, by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), Parents, Families and Friends Of Lesbians and Gays (P-FLAG), the Los Angeles chapter of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA), and internationally by Tupilak (the organization of lesbian and gay cultural workers in the Nordic area).
We've been on the air since APRIL 1988! Summaries of recent programs are available here, and if you like what you see, you can order a CD copy of any past show. You can also subscribe to get CDs of all our future shows as they're produced, and for less than the cost of an average newspaper subscription (to cover our duplication and mailing expenses).
"This Way Out" leads off each week with "NewsWrap", a summary of some of the major news events in or affecting sexual minority communities, compiled from a variety of media outlets around the world. If you see a local news story that you think deserves coverage, please copy/paste the text into the body of an email message, including the name of the media source and the date, and send it to us! Thanks!
In addition to NewsWrap, each edition of the program consists of several other segments, which can include:
Interviews With Authors & Performers
News Feature Stories
Music By Openly-Lesbigay Recording Artists
Readings From Gay/Lesbian Literature
This Way Out" is also punctuated with a wide variety of music, especially self-produced recordings by openly lesbian/gay performers (which rarely receive commercial radio airplay).
As an all-volunteer operation, "This Way Out" needs your support! Only with your help can we continue to provide quality programming of interest to the gay/lesbian community.
We Want Your News
"This Way Out" ISO LOCAL NEWS COVERAGE OR FEATURE PROGRAMMING ABOUT OR AFFECTING THE LGBT COMMUNITY:
We welcome cyber-delivered copies of publushed news stories, press releases, or other messages about news events or people in and/or affecting the LGBT community, emailed to "This Way Out". Please include the name of the source of the report, and if applicable the publication date (e.g., Globe & Mail, Toronto, Ontario, Canada - 24 Feb 1999).
Broadcast Journalists: If you have produced or will be producing a news, interview or feature story which is of more-than-local-interest to the lesbigay community, please let us know! We can only reimburse minor expenses (such as the costs to send a tape to us), but we do offer considerably-wider distribution of well-produced material.
International radio stardom-seekers should phone (818/986-4106) or email Co-ordinating Producer Greg Gordon.
"This Way Out"
P.O. Box 1065
Los Angeles, CA 90078
Telephone: +1 818 986 4106
Last updated: January 3, 2015
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