Listeners are mourning the demise of Sirius OutQ, the LGBT channel of radio service Sirius XM.
The channel will be removed from the satellite service as of Saturday and the streaming service February 18, Sirius XM tweeted in response to a listener's complaint.
@rndyadult OutQ is being removed from satellite on 2/13 and streaming on 2/18. Please DM us for info on where certain shows are going. -Ben
— SiriusXM Help (@SXM_Help) February 11, 2016
Despite the mention of "certain shows," sources say this means the end of such popular programs as The Frank DeCaro Show, also featuring Doria Biddle; Dirty Pop, with Lance Bass; and The Morning Jolt, with Larry Flick. Flick will reportedly move to another Sirius XM channel.
Fans expressed their disappointment via Facebook and Twitter.
— kat from Vermont (@heathkatt) February 11, 2016
— Jonathan Robbins (@robbjon) February 11, 2016
@LarryFlick I can't believe Sirius is doing this to OutQ. This channel helped me realize I was ok and part of a thriving culture. So upset.
— Marie L. Maurer (@mlmaurer) February 10, 2016
— Justin Nelson (@JustinNelson198) February 11, 2016