Out Loud

Out Loud is retiring - but Queer programming continues on KBOO

We have four new Queer shows that we’ve selected to be on KBOO, starting in September 2015!
1st Tuesday of the month – LGBTQArt – hosted by Ashley
2nd Tuesday  - Preference – hosted by Alan Silver
3rd Tuesday - Darion and Justin host QTPOCTalk
4th Tuesday – Bobby,Thomas and Gordon host Prism PDX

KBOO is proud of our long-time support of programming serving and featuring the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning communities. A handful of LGBTQ focused shows have aired over the years, including Queer Queer World, Gender Blender, The Other Team and most recently Out Loud, which began airing in April 2002.

Out Loud was created by a collective of volunteers and has been created by many volunteers over the 13 years it has been on KBOO. Out Loud is retiring in June, and while we prepare to say good bye to Out Loud, we welcome the opportunity for new programs to continue airing in Out Loud's time slot, which is every Tuesday from 6pm - 7 pm, after KBOO's evening news and before Hard Knock Radio.

KBOO always welcomes new show proposals serving and focusing on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning communities. The Program Proposal form can be found on the KBOO website at: http://kboo.fm/volunteer/program-app

To meet KBOO's mission and strategic plan, people from under-represented groups are encouraged to submit proposals.  Program proposals need to fit the current format of the News and Public Affairs time frame (ie. not a music show).

Out Loud's last show was June 9th, 2015.

Thanks to everyone who has supported queer programming on KBOO through the years - and we look forward to new and exciting developments in this area in the months and years to come. Stay tuned!

Out Loud is KBOO's queer culture radio show, celebrating & serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning & allied communities. We feature interviews with community groups, authors, musical talent, and anyone from the queer & allied communities. We strive to give voice to those not heard in the main stream media.

Out Loud is a community created radio show and everyone involved is a volunteer. Please consider joining us! Email us if you have any questions, or even if you just want to say 'Hi!'

For more national and international LGBTQ news and information, check out This Way Out Radio

To submit event announcements, to share an idea or feedback and to contact the folks who create the show, email OutLoudRadio@gmail.com

If you network on Facebook, you can connect with Out Loud Radio at www.facebook.com/KBOOOutLoud

Follow us on Twitter:  twitter.com/KBOOOutLoud

Thank you for listening! Until next time, stay proud and live out loud!

Episode Archive

Queer Music is Alive in Portland!

Out Loud
Air date: 
Tue, 11/12/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Dexter Flowers Makes RADIO!!!, Amy Bleu OUFM Benefit LP, Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls Benefit
This Tuesday Out Loud is partnering with Dexter Flowers to make queer radio again! We'll also be jamming with Amy Bleu live and hearing samples from her benefit album for Oregon United for Marriage. As well as, hearing music from artists performing this Wednesday 11/13/13 at the Firehouse, hosted by Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls!!!!

Amy Bleu: www.amybleuband.webs.com http://igg.me/at/ForOurLove/x/4881522 amybleu.bandcamp.com


Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls http://www.girlsrockcamp.org/ https://www.facebook.com/events/199306366922366/ http://www.lapumpmusic.com/

Out Loud on 11/05/13

Out Loud
Air date: 
Tue, 11/05/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Queer News & Culture Radio Show

Tonight we welcome Max Voltage, local creative mastermind, and we'll hear music from The Cabin Project.

Max Voltage has finished Homomentum, the Musical and invites listeners to the upcoming performances. We play a song from Homomentum, the Musical titled 'The Show Must Go On'.
Community annoucements include:

Out Loud welcomes Wild Planet Radio, and Christopher Lord, author of The Edwin Drood Murders

Out Loud
Air date: 
Tue, 10/29/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Out Loud welcomes Wild Planet Radio & local writer Chrisopher Lord, authorof The Edwin Drood Murders

Tonight we welcome Wild Planet Radio, one of the new low power FM radio station in Portland. In the second half of the show, Dan Johnson interviews local author Christopher Lord.

Tune in to hear from Thomas and Bobby, the creative masterminds behind the new queer radio station, and we share some recent samples from their online streaming station.

Music breaks from:

Two Spirit folks and the Native community.

Out Loud
Air date: 
Tue, 10/15/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
A discussion of Native American queer life and tribal equity concerns.
We'll be talking with Candace Brings Plenty-Wright, a member of the Portland Two Spirit Group (https://www.facebook.com/Portland2Spirits), and Se-ah-dom Edmo, creator of the Tribal Equity Tool Kit (http://graduate.lclark.edu/programs/indigenous_ways_of_knowing/tribal_eq...), about Native American community and queer living.

Out Loud on 09/03/13

Out Loud
Air date: 
Tue, 09/03/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Out Loud queer culture radio show

Our first guests tonight hope to make you laugh out loud. We welcome comics Belinda Carroll  and Erin Foley to the show. Among other things, Belinda shares updates from the Oregon Coast Pride. You can catch Erin performing comedy in Portland in October.

Out Loud on 08/20/13

Out Loud
Air date: 
Tue, 08/20/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Feminism, Queer Theory and Dancing

For this episode we welcome Emi Koyama to talk about the Queer/Feminist Theory Reading Group, which takes place monthly on the 4th Sunday at In Other Words Bookstore.  While on the subject of feminism, we'll hear from Emma Allen from the Portland chapter of Radical Women.   She recently

Out Loud on 08/13/13

Out Loud
Air date: 
Tue, 08/13/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Out Loud welcomes Max Voltage, SAGE Metro Portand and author Shannon PS Bonet

Tonight, our first guest is an event producer who is recruiting for an upcoming new work. Max Voltage updates us on Homomentum the Musical, the radical gender bending sci-fi musical new work. They are casting and hiring for an upcoming Staged Reading, with auditions happening in early Sept.

Out Loud on 08/06/13

Out Loud
Air date: 
Tue, 08/06/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Out Loud welcomes the Festival of the Babes and Rosetown Ramblers

Tonight, we welcome two local groups to the show: the Rosetown Ramblers and the Festival of the Babes. Tune in to hear what's new with the Rosetown Ramblers, and to hear what kind of fun the FoB is planning!

We love to hear from our listeners! Feel free to email us at OutLoudRadio@gmail.com

If you connect on Facebook, you can find us www.facebook.com/KBOOOutLoud


Queer Comedy on Out Loud Radio

Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 01/18/2011

Laughter is good for the soul, and tonight, we invite three very funny ladies to join us.

Dana Goldberg is a nationally known lesbian comedian who is in town this weekend for a show. Dana and two local comedians, Belinda Carroll and Whitney Streed, will be our guests, with humor as our focus.

This is Dana's very first time in Portland! Raised by a wild pack of Jews, otherwise known as her mother and siblings, Dana Goldberg is a force of nature on stage. Recently starring in her comedy special "One Night Stand Up; Episode 4" on the LOGO Network, Dana is taking the national scene by storm. CURVE Magazine raves, “She’s smart, cute, and seriously funny.” and voted her one of the top 5 lesbian comedians in 2008. Girl4Girl in Seattle calls Dana our “triple threat.”

Belinda Carroll and Whitney Streed both host comedy events in town, among other things. You might also recognize Belinda and Whitney because they've been on the radio show before, and they crack funny jokes. All three of these funny people will be on stage this Sat, Jan 22 @ 9pm @ the Hawthorne Theater.

Music breaks:

Ferron's "In the Meantime" started the show. Billy Bragg's "Sexuality" and Betty's "Kiss My Sticky" aired during the show. Ferron's "Misty Mountain" aired at the end of the hour. Ferron is playing two shows in town in March!

Community announcements:

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence invite you to Angels Over Portland 5 happening Saturday, January 22 at 9:00pm at CC Slaughters.

Anti-Street Harassment Community Planning Meeting is happening Sunday, January 23 from 5:00pm to  7:00pm at In Other Words.

If you network on Facebook, find Out Loud Radio there too!

And on twitter: KBOOOutLoud

Thanks for listening! Until next time, stay proud and live out loud!

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Out Loud Radio

Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 01/11/2011

Tonight we highlight Dirty Queer, which happens on the second Friday of the month at In Other Words.  Dirty Queer is celebrating their fourth anniversary on Friday Jan 14! Hosted by renegade writer and poet Sossity Chiricuzio, Dirty Queer is an X-rated open mic has been a place to celebrate sexuality and strut your creative stuff! We hear from Dirty Queers who attended last year’s three-year anniversary, as they tell us what DQ means to them.  We also hear Sossity read ‘Outlaw’, from her recently-released Hand to Mouth CD.

Between Dirty Queers, we hear live music from Jill Silk. Jill played ‘Settle Up’, ‘Different Light’ and ‘Angle of Virginia’. Jill’s next gig is on Friday Jan 14 at the Gotham Tavern. Annie Vergnetti will also play a set.

Sasha and Carla discuss the Know Your Rights for Trans Oregonians event happening Monday, January 17th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the Q Center.  

Other community announcements include:

Athens Boys Choir and Katastrophe at SMYRC on Thursday Jan 13. Doors at 7pm, show starts at 8pm. This is a free all ages show, and SMYRC is a hate-free sober-space. There are 2 opening acts: drag performer Juicy and vocalist/guitarist Lucas Liquori.

RADICAL ACT, a documentary made by local film-maker Tex Clark, is showing Thursday, January 13th at 7pm at the Mission Theater. RADICAL ACT is sponsored by Siren Nation and is part of the REEL Music Festival.

On Thursday, January 13 at 7pm, PIVOT  will host the unveiling of a CALL TO ACTION: Improving the sexual health of gay, bisexual, transgender, gender-queer, and other men who have sex with men. Everyone is welcome at this free event.

Sasha will be speaking at Project Grow's Lecture Series: Identity & Transition on Saturday Jan 15.

We also offered a ticket giveaway. Congradulations, Chris & have fun at the Q Center's Winter Gala!

If you network on Facebook, you can connect with Out Loud Radio there too.

Thank you for listening! Until next time, stay proud and live out loud!

Celebrating Queer Talent with Homomentum

Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 01/04/2011

Happy New Year from KBOO's queer culture radio show!

Tonight we start off the new year highlighting the rainbow spectrum of talent in our community. Max Voltage, from Pants Off Productions, joins us as we focus on Homomentum. This queer cabaret showcases queer dance, burlesque & performance-art, with tons of glitter and ridiculousness at every turn. Also joining us on tonight's radio show are some of the upcoming cabaret performers. In addition to Max, the MC for Homomentum, we'll hear from Mr. E, CJ & The Dolls, and Swagger, who will talk about their dance classes.

Music breaks between acts include:

Ashleigh Flynn's 'Last Chance Saloon' and 'Evangeline'. Ashleigh performs Friday Jan 7th at the Doug Fir Lounge.

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts 'Change the World' and 'Androgynous'.

Thanks to our guests tonight for sharing their talent/s with the community via Homomentum. And another round of thanks to ALL of the artists who share their talent/s with the community! Art can change the world.....

Thank you for listening! Until next time, stay proud and live out loud!!

On a side note:  We'd like to feature more local & live talent on Out Loud. If you're a musician, or performer, send us an .mp3 or contact us at OutLoudRadio@gmail.com.

Also: this radio show is created by volunteers. We need help making this radio show happen. If you'd like to volunteer at KBOO, the next Volunteer Orientation is this Saturday Jan 8 from Noon to 2pm at the station. You do not need to register ahead of time - just show up! No experience is needed and KBOO offers loads of free training. It'd be great to add your voice & your passion to our little community radio station, and to Out Loud Radio!

Hohohomo Holiday Season

Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 12/07/2010

Are you stressing about the holidaze? Tis the season to celebrate in our own hohohomo way, with gaymazing holiday music and more.

We start the show with a song from the Indigo Girls "Your Holiday Song"

Our first guest is Miranda May and we talk about how to survive the holiday season. Her workshop Surviving the Holidays is happening on December 10th from 11am to 12:30pm on the Portland State University campus, in Smith Room 298.
Music break from Venus Envy's "I'll be a Homo for Christmas"
Jeffrey Darling joins us to discuss his upcoming event: Queer Quistmas, happening Dec 20th @ 9pm at Mississippi Studios. We also discuss the Portland Rescue Mission's rejection of his offer to donate coats and food from the Queer Quistmas event. There is a happy ending to this story: Our House of Portland is welcoming his donations.
Music break from Prop 8 The Musical.
Next Sasha shares some news stories, including a brief update on Prop 8 back in the courts this week.

Community announcements:
Dirty Queer is this Friday at 6:30pm at In Other Words.

Also at In Other Words on Saturday is Radical Reflections - A Collaborative Release Party, featuring new works from 5 radical queers: Sossity Chiricuzio, Tash Shatz, Galadriel Mozee, Alysia Angel and Nandi LaSophia!

Next, we hear a spoken word piece "Outlaw" from Sossity Chiricuzio. Her new CD: Hand to Mouth is being released at the Radical Reflections event on Saturday.

The next Face to Face event explores relationships between lesbian and gay men. This is happening at the QCenter on Wed Dec 8th at 6pm.
Katie Sawicki's Cabin Project CD release party happening Thursday at Mississippi Studios at 8pm.
We leave you with Venus Envy's "Rhonda the Lesbo Reindeer".

Thank you for listening. Until next time, stay proud and live out loud.
And have a blessed holiday season. Take good care of yourself, and each other.

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Discussion about World Aids Day, Katie Sawicki LIVE!!, and audio from Mara Keisling and Lisa Mottet

Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 11/30/2010

We begin with a live performance from Katie Sawicki in her latest endeavor known as the Cabin Project.  Katie will release a new CD at a release party at Mississippi Studios on Thursday, December 9th starting at 8pm.

Dan and Sasha then speak with Javin Green from the Portland State Queer Resource Center about events surrounding World Aids Day which takes place on December 1st.   Dan then covers some of the other events happening around town in honor of World Aids Day, and we play some pre-recorded interviews Dan conducted with representatives from the Cascade Aids Project.  Katie then plays more of her music.

We wrap up the show with some pre-recorded audio from Mara Keisling with the National Center for Transgender Equlity, and Lisa Mottet from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force who give us an update on what is happening nationally in regard to Trans Rights. 

Sasha and Dan close the show with a few news items.

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Queer Culture Radio focuses on the Transgender Week of Empowerment

Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 11/16/2010

Tonight's show focuses on the Transgender Week of Empowerment.

" I want all this because sex is good, because stereotypes deserve to be unmade, because connection dispels marginalization, because pleasure breeds happiness breeds joy. And who the hell wants to argue against joy in the face of an unjust world anyway? " and "It is not only in our personal relationships that we discover the emotional truths of oppression --truths that we never learn in books. It is in our personal relationships that we become motivated... So we become motivated to do many things for our lovers, to save them time, to bring them closer to us, to liberate them."

-     Diana Courvant Graham  from "Confluence and Sex"

Sasha and Dan open the show with Smitty Buckler, who is the Trans Resource Coordinator at the Queer Resource Center at Portland State.  Smitty discusses the pervasive and brutal violence directed toward Trans folk and the events surrounding Transgender Week of Empowerment.

Later, we play some audio from an interview with Tobi Hill-Meyer, who will be speaking and showing ze's film at the Candle Light Vigil that will take place on November 20th, the Transgender Day of Remembrance.  Tobi has been speaking publicly for eight years and is a film-maker, blogger, ziner and all around activist.

Dan and I rap up the program with some groundbreaking stories about openly Trans individuals breaking new ground.  We'll discuss the election of Victoria Kolakowski as the first federal openly Transgender judge to be elected, as well as Mye Allums, a basketball player, who became the first openly Transgender athlete in Division I athletics in the NCAA this week.

Tis the season for comedy

Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 11/09/2010

Laughter is good for the soul, especially as a healthy coping skill with the holidaze fast approaching. One favorite way to stay sane during the holidaze is to laugh. Alot. So tonight we're getting an early start on our holiday cheer (or sneer, depending on your mood) with a special comedy-centric hour of queer radio.

We start the show with a music break from Chris Pureka's 'Silo Song'. Chris is playing at Mississippi Studios tomorrow Wed Nov 10, with local talent Max Voltage on backup.

Joining us in studio tonight is Whitney Streed and Valerie Branch. These two talented comics are performing at Laughterglow, a comedy showcase of epic proportions, featuring stand-up comedians, musicians, and more. Laughterglow is happening at the Weird Bar on November 11.

Comedians Belinda Carroll and Sabrina Matthews also join us. They are warming up for their show: Gaylarious! happening Thursday, Nov 18 at 8:00pm at Aura.

Community announcements included The Circus Project's fundraiser happening tonight at the Red Cap Garage.

Dirty Queer is happening Friday night at In Other Words bookstore & community center, starting at 6:30 pm.

Communi-T, Portland's trans resource fair, is happening Sunday Nov 14 from 1 to 5pm at the Q Center.

If you network on Facebook, find Out Loud Radio there. We're also on Twitter, find us at KBOOOutLoud.

Thank you for listening! Until next time, stay proud and live out loud!

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Queer Culture Radio

Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 10/26/2010

We start tonight's show with some news headlines, and we found some GOOD news for a change!

Music break with "Hir"performed during Brave New Voices event in Philedelphia. This spoken word piece is written & performed by Alysia Harris and Aysha El Shamayleh, both 19.

Sasha leads our first interview with Amari Fauna & Chloe Flora discussing Communi-T, Portland's trans resource fair happening Nov 14 at the QCenter.

Music break from Mirah "Recommendation".

Carla interviews Katie Carter and Lauren McCartney, from In Other Words. We discuss their "Taking Root, Taking Wing', their 17 year birthday party for the bookstore & community center.

Thank you for listening! Until next time, stay proud and live out loud!

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Queer Culture Radio

Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 10/19/2010

Tonight we hear first from Dan Johnson interviewing Steve Calloway, the principal at Tobais Elementary School in Hillsboro. They discuss the school's anti-bullying program "Connect the Dots".

We hear music from Sneakin Out "Funky Town" from their show at Carnegie Hall.

Next we hear from the Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest. Carla speaks with Robert Douglass, George Nicola, Robin Will, and Kristan Knapp joins us by phone. Robert  & Robin are involved with GLAPN, and George and Kristin are part of the panel of presenters at the upcoming Our Voices event, which will focus on 'Finding Our Voice - the 1970s'.

Music break from Sneakin Out's 'Paint It Black'.

We wrap up tonight's show with news headlines from Sasha. We end the show with one more song from Sneakin Out.

Thank you for listening. Until next time, stay proud and live out loud!

If you network on Facebook, find Out Loud Radio on FB. We're also recruiting volunteers to help create this radio show. To find out how to get involved, go to www.kboo.fm/volunteer for more information.

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Out Loud Radio Special FUNd-raiser

Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 10/05/2010

For the love of community radio, Christine Havrilla and Jacob $hue return to our studios to play more live music. This duo rocked our studios a couple of weeks ago, and tonight they'll have the mics for most of the show!
Christine & Jacob start off the show with Blinders from Christine's CD "Velocity".

Sasha interviews Violet from the Trans Women's Heart Circle, and they talk about Violet's work in our community.
Next we hear Christine Havrilla and Jacob Shue play Everyday. Then they encourage everyone to sing along to Take Another Look. Both songs are from the "In My Chair" CD.

In a moment of seriousness, Carla shares the names, ages and some other details about the recent suicides that have happened in the past 30 days in our country. The level of anti-gay-hate is rising and it's costing us the LIVES of our next generation.

Raymond Chase was a sophomore at Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island when he took his own life.  The case that has been getting the most attention is about Tyler Clementi, a freshman at Rutgers who jumped off the George Washington bridge to his death after his roommate allegedly streamed images of him having sex with another man. Seth Walsh was a 13-year-old middle school student from California who hung himself after having been tormented by classmates who perceived him to be gay. Asher Brown was a 13-year-old from Texas who shot himself after his parents say he was bullied for his small size, religion and because they thought he was gay. Billy Lucas was a 15-year-old from Indiana who hung himself. Justin Aaberg was 15-year-old from Minnesota who killed himself after being bullied for being gay and breaking up with his boyfriend.

The Trevor Project is an organization to prevent youth suicides. Their hotline: 1-866-4-U-TREVOR

Queer youth organizers are planning a national day of action: Spirit Day This is happening on October 20th, 2010. Please wear purple in honor of the 6 gay youth who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse.

Personally, I'm asking you to reach out to youth in your life, especially youth who are 'different'. One voice can make a difference.

We end the show with a song from Christine Havrilla and Jacob Shue. Fresh Sanity wraps up tonight's special FUNd-raiser!

Thank you for your $upport. And thank you for listening. Until next time, stay proud and live out loud!


Cascade AIDS Walk

Just wanted to remind listeners looking for information about AIDS, you can reach the statewide AIDS Hotline at 800-777-2437.  Cascad Aids project can be found at cascadeaids.org or 503-223-5907.  Thanks-  Jacob Anderson-Minshall


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