KNON must relocate in less than 2 months but has nowhere to go

Posted on 12 Aug 2015 at 7:42am

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, center, in the KNON studio with Lambda Weekly hosts (I’m on the left)

KNON-FM, home of Lambda Weekly, the longest-running weekly LGBT talk show in the country — which I have co-hosted since the Stone Age — and a wide range of music formats not heard elsewhere on the dial, needs to move into its new home by the end of September. The problem is the station doesn’t have a new location to move to.

Lambda Weekly and KNON celebrated their 33rd anniversaries on Aug. 1.

The station, located at 5353 Maple Ave., has been at its current location for 10 years. In the early 1990s, the building housed Cathedral of Hope after the church’s Reagan Street location was sold to what is now Resource Center and the church’s current building was under construction.

The KNON building is being turned into storage units to service all the new apartment buildings that have popped up in the neighborhood.

For the past six months, station manager Dave Chaos has been looking for an affordable location and negotiating leases. He said everything that seemed promising has fallen through at the last minute.

Chaos said the station needs 2,500 to 3,000 square feet.

KNON is a nonprofit organization and broadcasts commercial-free. Most operating expenses are generated through listener support and events.

Anyone who may have property that would be suitable for the station should contact Chaos at 214-828-9500. He said because of its FCC license, KNON’s studio must be located within the city of Dallas.

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