Out Chicago, the city's only LGBT-themed traditional radio program, will host a 'super-sized, star-studded' live radio broadcast from D.S. Tequila, 3352 N. Halsted, Sunday, March 22.
"We have always described the show as Sunday brunch with your gay best friends," said comedian Scott Duff, the show's producer and host. "To kick off our second year, we have taken that to heart and are doing a series of live broadcasts from some of the best brunch places around Chicago. Our first remote broadcast was at Lady Gregory's in Andersonville, and we had an absolute blast.
"For this event, we have super-sized the show adding an extra hour, live music, performances from some of the funniest queer voices in town, and our hunky hometown cowboy, Steve Grand," Duff explained.
Grand said he looks forward to returning to Boystown.
"It is a neighborhood I worked in, as a well as a place responsible for a lot of memories and moments of self-discovery, he said.
Grand will join the March 22 live broadcast on the eve of the release of his first full-length album, aptly titled All-American Boy. The line-up continues with lesbian singer/songwriter and former Chicago Force quarterback Sami Grisafe, comic Peter Kim and actor/storyteller Paco Zamora.
"Sami is a favorite of mine and I've never had the pleasure of seeing her perform live, which of course she will be doing throughout the broadcast," said co-host Ellen Miller.
"I totally have a girl crush for her," joked Duff.
Grisafe will be the official Out Chicago house band, playing throughout the entire show. The three-hour live broadcast, airing from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., will also feature games and giveaways, including tickets to Laugh Factory, Steve Grand swag, and other cool stuff.
Out Chicago airs at 11 a.m. Sundays on WCPT AM 820 ( simulcast on WCPY FM 92.5, WCPT FM 92.7 and WCPQ FM 99.9 ) and streaming online at chicagosprogressivetalk.com . Michael Damsky is the show's Executive Producer.
Sponsors for the March 22 live broadcast are ChicagoPride.com, Great Lakes Clinical Trials, Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce, Northside Home Guy, Guaranteed Rate.