Steve Sims – Executive Director, Host/Producer/Engineer of Not Weird, Queer Radio Show
Born in Seattle and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Steve began radio in New York and now resides in Oregon.
Steve joined Harry Faddis and his show The Quest of Life on WRPI Troy NY in the show’s second season in 2004 introducing the music element. He focused on the music of LGBT artists and worked to give the community artists a wider audience.
In addition to spinning the music of the LGBT community since 2004, Steve has also had the honor to judge for The Out Music Awards and The Right Out TV Music Awards. In 2017 he was interviewed for the documentary Rock Transition from BBC Radio 4.
Steve returned to the Pacific Northwest in September of 2013 to be closer to his family.
In 2014 he founded Quest of Life Media & Broadcast. QoLMB’s mission statement is to assist the independent LGBT artist in the pursuit of their passion, to make the “road less traveled” much more traveler friendly.
In late 2017 after 32 years in management for Fortune 500 retail companies, Steve left retail to focus entirely on and to fulfill his dream of sustaining himself with his work in music. He is currently completing the process of turning Quest of Life Media into a nonprofit organization that works with LGBT artist and assists with fundraising, marketing, and touring.
Quest of Life Media & Broadcast is a nonprofit LGBT media services group currently comprised of the Not Weird, Queer radio show and internet radio station Wild Planet Radio. QoLMB currently has a Board that Steve put together of individuals who know business, nonprofits, and music. The future vision includes a network of studios to further increase the organizations support of artists.
Steve worked with several nonprofit LGBT organizations in the Seattle area before moving to the Northeast:
Seattle Counseling Services
American Friends Service Committee – Gay Youth Program
Secretary/treasurer and board member of The Association of Gay and Lesbian Youth Advocates (AGLYA). AGLYA created the first Gay Youth Hotline in the Northwest and was part of a group of organizations that created The Lambert House, a gay youth drop-in center, one of the first in the nation.
Hotline counselor – Seattle Counseling Services for Sexual Minorities.
He moved to the Northeast in 2003 to live in the community of and assist in the operation of Easton Mountain Retreat in Greenwich, NY.
He is an avid motorcycle rider, gardener, reader, DIYer, and can be found in his workshop thinking and restoring wood furniture. Music fuels his soul.