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Hibernia Beach LIVE was a gay-themed call-in talk radio show broadcast on San Francisco, California rock radio station KITS "Live 105" from October 1989[1] to 2000.[2][3] The program was named after "Hibernia Beach" in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood.

According to host Ken McPherson, "Hibernia Beach began because of a fight between GLAAD and the station..."[4]

While it ran, the program was billed as "the longest-running gay-hosted show on commercial radio",[5] and had an audience of over 40,000 listeners as of 1998.[4] It was broadcast weekly from 11:00 p.m. on Sundays until 2:00 a.m. on Monday mornings;[6] airtimes were later pushed back by an hour, to midnight Sunday nights.[1]

On-air hosts included Ken McPherson (jokingly referred to on air as "America's favorite homosexual"), Geraldine Barr, Renée Rotten, and Ben Carlson.[1] The show was initially formatted as a gay and lesbian public affairs program, but later changed to be inclusive of a broader audience;[7] topics included queer issues, politics, music, relationships, and sexuality.

In 1996, the rock band Pansy Division recorded "Hibernia Beach," a new 40-second opening theme song for the program.[8][9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hibernia Beach ONLINE. Hibernia Beach LIVE. Archived from the original on 2000-03-04. Retrieved on 2007-11-21.
  2. LIVE105.com: Jocks. KITS Live 105. Archived from the original on 2000-03-17. Retrieved on 2007-11-21.
  3. Sullivan, James. "Live 105 -- Some `Alternative'", San Francisco Chronicle, 2000-05-14. Retrieved on 2007-11-22. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Template:Cite newsgroup
  5. About the Show. Hibernia Beach LIVE. Archived from the original on 2000-03-04. Retrieved on 2007-11-21.
  6. The What? Page: Programs. KITS Live 105. Archived from the original on 1997-07-30. Retrieved on 2007-11-21.
  7. Savage, Todd. "Radio active - there are some 80 gay-oriented radio shows, such as LesBiGay, in the US", The Advocate, 1999-09-14. ISSN 0001-8996. Retrieved on 2007-11-22. 
  8. Pansy Division. Pansy Division: Audio. PansyDivision.com. Retrieved on 2007-11-22.
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