By Vic Gerami
In commemoration of 2020 Pride Month, Independent Radio KPFK 90.7 FM and THE BLUNT POST with VIC have partnered with the Stonewall Democratic Club, the nation’s oldest LGBTQ+ and feminist political group, advocating for progressive issues since 1975.
In collaboration, the organizations are producing PrideCast LIVE, an 11-hour marathon, on Saturday, June 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in solidarity with Global Pride and Black Lives Matter. The daylong program will air LIVE on KPFK 90.7 FM and Livestream on KPFK.org.
For the special program, KPFK is transforming its logo and creating custom on-air content commemorating pride and standing in solidarity with the Black community. Between the three collaborators, this broadcast will feature Pride-themed shows, exclusive interviews with leading politicians, queer activists, and other high-profile public figures, artist spotlights, and a variety of fresh editorial.
“KPFK Los Angeles is proud to celebrate Pride Day with support from the Stonewall Democratic Club on Global Pride Day. We are committed to the communities we serve to provide news, information, stories, music, culture, and the arts. Please help us remain fearless by supporting us at KPFK.org,” said Kevin Fleming, KPFK Program Director.
The marathon will feature a variety of diverse shows by KPFK programmers, members of the Stonewall Democratic Club, and radio hosts from the community. Vic Gerami, the host of THE BLUNT POST with VIC, will produce and curate the event. He will also host the marathon’s opening show.
“This is my third and most important year producing KPFK’s Pride program, especially due to the recent murder of George Floyd and many other black Americans who were victims of police brutality caused by institutionalized and systematic anti-black racism. Pride 2020 is not pride, as usual, it is not a celebration, especially with our nation in turmoil while our President has declared war on Americans. With the current situation and an ongoing COVID-19 crisis, pride 2020 is about solidarity with black Americans and all other marginalized minorities. We will show the true meaning of pride on this 50th anniversary of LA Pride-resistance, activism, and resilience, along with our collaboration with the Stonewall Democratic Club.” said Vic Gerami.
He added, “It is a natural fit for a station that is known as ‘radio powered by the people’ to partner with the country’s leading LGBTQIA+ political advocacy organization for this historic pride program. THE BLUNT POST with VIC is proud to be a producing partner and bring a lineup of exciting and relevant shows covering pressing currents events.”
“The entire Stonewall team is thrilled to take both pride and political action to the Los Angeles airwaves!” said Ryan Basham, Communications Vice President of Stonewall Democratic Club. “We’re hard at work collaborating with Vic Gerami and KPFK on exciting, fun, and engaging programming that will help make this year’s Pride truly special.”
Stonewall President Lester Aponte said, “KPFK has been the standard bearer of quality radio programming in Los Angeles and has been instrumental in magnifying LGBT voices for decades. We’re proud to partner KPFK and The Blunt Post with Vic on what will surely be a one-of-a-kind event.”
The day will start with a special edition of THE BLUNT POST with VIC, including interviews with leading stakeholders and newsmakers.
The 11-hour marathon has a diverse mix of exciting shows by longtime KPFK programmers as well as new voices. Steve Pride of IMRU, nation’s longest -running LGBTQIA+ news magazine, Kiyana M. Williams of Kitchen Conversationz, and Lynn Ballen of Feminist Magazine will be joined by Matthew Breen, former Editorial Director of Logo Network and Pride Media, Alex Mohajer, Co-Founder of Bros4America, and Drexel Heard, Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party and Community Vice President of the Stonewall Democratic Club.
ABOUT KPFK 90.7 FM
KPFK is a listener-sponsored radio station based in Los Angeles. KPFK was the second of five stations in the non-commercial Pacifica Foundation network. The Pacifica Foundation was founded in the late 1940s out of the peace movement surrounding World War II, becoming the birthplace of a listener-sponsored radio.
KPFK has been broadcasting since 1959 over 110,000 – Watts, the strongest signal west of the Mississippi. KPFK continues to produce the majority of programs in-house giving it the flexibility to provide a platform for stories, news, music, and information to serve the cultural welfare of the communities in and around Southern California that you will not hear anywhere else. KPFK believes forging social change is a fundamental part of how radio can make a positive impact on communities. KPFK.org
ABOUT THE BLUNT POST with VIC
THE BLUNT POST with VIC, with host Vic Gerami, is a prime-time national breaking + headline news program that airs LIVE on KPFK 90.7 FM on Mondays, at 7:00 a.m. (PST). The show also offers analysis and commentary about national headlines, politics, and current events. Gerami interviews a member of Congress and other high-profile public figures on each show and highlights a benevolent organization, such as a charity, a social justice cause, or an exceptional changemaker in the community. TheBluntPostWithVic.com
ABOUT STONEWALL DEMOCRATIC CLUB
The Stonewall Democratic Club is the nation’s oldest LGBTQ+ and feminist political group. Since our founding in Los Angeles in 1975, Stonewall has been the home for progressive LGBTQ+ Democrats as well as our straight allies.
Stonewall is committed to achieving equality for all by advancing progressive and feminist values at local, state, and national levels. Stonewall is an all-volunteer, grassroots, non-profit political organization and is among the largest Democratic Clubs in California. Stonewall has inspired the formation of dozens of sibling organizations across the country and is a leading voice for LGBTQ+, feminist, and progressive issues both locally and nationally.
Stonewall membership is open to all Democrats, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. We encourage you to join us at StonewallDems.org