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

Randy Potts is grand marshal of OKC AIDS Walk

Randy Potts

Randy Roberts Potts will serve as grand marshal of the Oklahoma City AIDS Walk.

AIDS Walk is a 1-mile trek through Bricktown in downtown OKC on Sunday, Sept. 25.

Potts is originally from Tulsa, Okla. and is the grandson of evangelist Oral Roberts. He lived in Oklahoma City where he was an English teacher before moving to Dallas. He moved to Dallas when his ex-wife transferred to the area so he could share custody of their three children.

“Someone on their board was looking at ‘It Gets Better’ videos, saw mine, called, asked,” Potts said. “I said I’d be honored.”

Last year, Potts did an “It Gets Better” video to remember his Uncle Ronnie, Oral Roberts’ son, who was gay. Potts is a writer and performance artist. In October, he plans to stage a performance piece to show just how boring the lives of most gay people are. The piece is called “The Gay Agenda.”

Unlike the LifeWalk in Dallas that is run by AIDS Arms, an AIDS Service provider, and benefits several other AIDS service organizations, the OKC walk is independently run and solicits grant applications from area AIDS organizations. The city’s AIDS providers have until Oct. 31 to apply to become a beneficiary and money is distributed later in the year.

For those who want to participate, the walk is at Sonic Plaza in Bricktown on Reno Avenue across the street from the ballpark. Free reserved parking is available for participants. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and the walk steps off at 2 p.m.

—  David Taffet

WATCH: Oral Roberts’ gay grandson Randy Potts records ‘It Gets Better’ video message

Randy Potts recording his “It Gets Better” video.

Earlier this year we profiled North Texas’ Randy Potts, whose grandfather was anti-gay evangelist Oral Roberts.

Randy Potts is gay, and so was his uncle, Ronnie, who committed suicide in 1982. Now, using a letter to his deceased uncle as a backdrop, Randy has recorded an “It Gets Better” video message to LGBT youth.

Potts lives in Farmers Branch. He moved to the area to be near his three children. He has little contact with the Roberts family although last year he did attend his grandfather’s funeral. In the video, he describes how, in front of 4,000 mourners, his mother told him he’d be going to hell.

NPR’s “The Story” interviewed him for an upcoming episode. He expects it to run later this year on the anniversary of his grandfather’s death.

—  David Taffet