KNON’s Lambda Weekly named 2014 best radio show

Taffet.DavidVoice staff writer David Taffet and his KNON radio show Lambda Weekly co-hosts Patti Fink and Lerone Landis won a 2014 best radio show citation from the Dallas Observer.

According to the citation:

On the air since 1983, Lambda Weekly claims to be the longest-running gay and lesbian radio show on the air anywhere on Earth. We were unwilling to do the work required to substantiate that claim but considered it irrelevant anyway: Lambda Weekly is just such a great show, gay or lesbian or longest-running or not.

I asked my colleague, whom they described as ”genial and well-informed”, what he thought. He said he was “shocked but delighted.” KNON, he said, “is so excited.”

Then he went to Twitter to say the same:

Fortunately, Fink’s partner Erin Moore just joined the Voice staff, so hopefully David’s ego won’t become too inflated.

Congratulations, y’all.

—  James Russell

Randy Roberts Potts and hubby guest DJ tonight on KNON’s Sonic Assembly show

I was just reminded that tonight’s episode of Sonic Assembly on KNON will feature Randy Roberts Potts and hubby as guest DJs followed by local musician MC 900 Ft. Jesus. Or as the Facebook event says, they “are highjacking the airwaves.”

Hosted by DJ Sista Whitenoise and DJ Woodtronic, the show describes itself as a radio program for audiophiles focused on brilliant music. We don’t know what that means, but tonight it gets some gay flair with Roberts at the helm. So does this mean a little extra dose of Lady Gaga or tracks off of Madonna’s latest? I asked Woodtronic (AKA Reid Robinson) and even he didn’t know.

“I just say you guys surprise me, but seeing the interaction between Randy and MC 900 Ft, it should be interesting to see what they come up with,” Robinson said.

Of course, you might know Randy Roberts Potts as the grandson of famed televangelist Oral Roberts. Or from David Taffet’s profile of the guy back in 2010.  Robinson opted to have the guys on after DJing at their wedding close to two months ago.

“I thought it’d be a fun thing to happen and they gave me such a great songlist for their wedding,” he added.

So no hint on what we could hear?

“Maybe ‘Son of a Preacher Man?’ And if they don’t play it, I will!”

Sonic Assembly airs Tuesdays from 10 p.m.–midnight on KNON 89.3 FM.

—  Rich Lopez

Melissa Grove of Legacy Counseling is this week’s guest on KNON’s ‘Lambda Weekly’

Melissa Grove

Melissa Grove, executive director of Legacy Counseling Center, will be the guest this week on Lambda Weekly. She will discuss the fear of HIV testing and the psychological side of revealing your status.

Lambda Weekly, the longest-running LGBT radio show on the air in the country, is now heard on Wednesdays at 7 a.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM and online at KNON.org. The show had been on Sundays since it premiered in 1983.

—  David Taffet

Weekly Best Bets

Friday 02.25

Poundstoning the pavement
We love our Kathy Griffin and Margaret Cho, but Paula Poundstone was right there with them on the up and up. She’s carved her own queer comedy path which comes this way. We give her props for her stand-up, but she’s crazy hilarious each week on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me trivia comedy show. DEETS: Majestic Theater, 1925 Elm St. 8 p.m. $31–$106. PaulaInDallas.com

Sunday 02.27

Is that an Oscar in your pants?
One of these men (don’t forget Javier Bardem, too) will walk away with a best actor Oscar. You can watch that at one of many gayborhood watching parties, but first, listen to Dallas Voice’s Arnold Wayne Jones and David Taffet talk Oscar on Sunday’s Lambda Weekly on 89.3 KNON at noon. We predict Colin Firth wins. Yeah, we said it.
DEETS: Airs on WFAA Channel 8 at 7 p.m. Red carpet coverage at 6 p.m. Oscar.com

Thursday 03.03

Be Out of the Loop by being in it
WaterTower Theatre knows how to give a theater festival. The Out of the Loop festival returns with 11 days of shows. Faye Lane’s Beauty Shop Stories, pictured, is one of the opener shows and ends with a three-day run of Robert Wuhl’s Assume the Position.
DEETS: WTT, 15650 Addison Road. $10–$20. Through March 13. WaterTowerTheatre.org.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition Feb. 25, 2011.

—  John Wright

Weekly Best Bets

Saturday 01.29

Guess that’s why they call it the blues
While KERA is holding their pledge drive, KNON is trying to raise money of their own. The station, home to Lambda Weekly and The Jesse Garcia Show, hosts its 12th Annual Bluesfest with a hefty lineup. But really, you haven’t lived until you see R&B legend and Dallas native Bobby Patterson throw it down old school style. That’ll change your life.
DEETS: Poor David’s Pub, 1313 S. Lamar St. Through Sunday. 3 p.m. $10. KNON.org.

Sunday 01.30

Talk about ‘Ovo’ the top
In Cirque du Soleil’s new show Ovo, they create a colorful ecosystem of insects. Only these bugs do crazy acrobatics and contortions. Only Cirque can think so out of the box to make a “world of biodiversity” centered around a mysterious egg and a love story between a ladybug and neighborhood bug.
DEETS: Dr. Pepper Arena, 2601 Avenue of the Stars, Frisco. Through Feb. 27. $45-$250. CirqueDuSoleil.com

Tuesday 02.01

‘Faces’ in the crowd
Photographer Jorge Rivas’ Faces of Life was such a hit at last year’s Pride that the campaign is being relaunched during ilume Gallerie’s Super Week. With new photos and an exclusive jewelry line, the gallery extends its hours so everyone can take a peek and sign up for their own photo session.
DEETS: ilume Gallerie, 4123 Cedar Springs Road. Through Saturday. FacesofLifeProject.com.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition Jan. 28, 2011.

—  John Wright

Lambda Weekly has added podcast

David Taffet (left), Alex Hanselka, Lerone Landis, Patti Fink (front)
David Taffet (left to right), Alex Hanselka, Lerone Landis, Patti Fink (front)

Lambda Weekly has broadcast on 89.3 KNON-FM since 1983 and can be heard live Sundays at noon.

The show is one of the station’s original programs and it’s longevity makes it the longest-running LGBT show on the air anywhere. I’ve worked with the show since 1990 and I host along with Patti Fink and Lerone Landis. Alex Hanselka came on board last summer. He has now created a Web site, records the show and uploads them as a podcast. Listeners can also subscribe through iTunes.

—  David Taffet