Sirius OutQ, the nation's first 24-hour radio channel providing GLBT news, talk, and entertainment from coast to coast, celebrates its first anniversary Wednesday with several announcements. Sirius OutQ and The Advocate will begin a joint news operation beginning May 1, whereby Advocate.com will provide streaming audio news reports from Sirius OutQ's news department while the station will regularly feature magazine staffers discussing current affairs and breaking stories. The Advocate/Sirius OutQ News will air on Sirius OutQ at the top of every hour.
Other new developments include the hiring of veteran NPR and ABC News journalist Michael Wengert on the Sirius OutQ news team, the hiring of Harvey Fierstein to provide the distinctive "voice" of Sirius OutQ in all station identification, and the announcement of the Sirius OutQ Awards, which will honor achievements in community service, politics, media, sports, and entertainment. For more information, visit www.SiriusOutQ.com.