Canada's first commercial radio station for gay and
lesbian audiences on Monday, reports CBC Arts Online.
at 103.9 Proud FM hope to promote diversity on the radio
by giving a voice to the gay and lesbian community in
Canada. The hosts are Ken Kostick and Mary Jo Eustace,
who are well-known for their CBC-TV cooking show
What's for Dinner? and will host Proud FM's
morning show, What's for Breakfast?
The station is
run by Rainbow Media group and hopes to bring in more than
400,00 local listeners around Toronto as well as others
elsewhere via live streaming on the Internet.
Proud FM has been
in the works for about 10 years and was granted a
license by Canada's broadcast regulator last year. Some have
criticized the project already, claiming the
station's employees may not represent the entire
LGBT community. (The Advocate)