New Year Letter from the Executive Director

Jan. 1, 2019

Happy 2019!

The last couple of years have seen some roll back as far as basic civil respect for the LGBT community. While our challenges do not reach levels like those in Russia or other countries, they are real. Music has a way of reaching people at the core of their being. You feel music in your body. 

Quest of Life Media & Broadcast’s mission is to assist LGBT singer/songwriter/musicians  expand the reach of their music. 

Our LGBT community’s music is the story of our lives. It inspires, communicates positive messages, gives courage, and hope. Since our launch in February of 2018, our websites and radio station QLRadio have had visitors from over 23 countries around the world. Yes, this is great for independent LGBT artists and yet it can be argued that it reaches humanitarian levels. 

Russia is regularly in the top 5 of countries where visitors and listeners live. Several other countries, where LGBT oppression is alive, visit and listen. Challenges in these countries can be a matter of life and death everyday. 

QLRadio, QoLMB, and the music of the LGBT community are a beacon of hope. Our communities music give LGBT youth and adults a positive vision of life and a community to connect with. This has been an unexpected positive outcome of our work but one that I’m proud of.

Please help us continue our work. For as little as $5 you can give QLRadio a day of broadcasting. Due to startup costs, our first 2 quarters reflected greater expenses than income. Last quarter with the communities contributions we flipped that in a huge way and we cannot thank you enough. Today we begin a new fiscal year with new expenses and we still face startup debt, but a fast shrinking one, again, thanks to you!

Not only will your tax deductible contribution keep QLRadio broadcasting, it will help Quest of Life Media & Broadcast support the creative process of LGBT artists and give hope to LGBT youth and adults in parts of the world with extreme challenges.

A of $5 donation gives us 1 day of broadcasting. A donation of $50 gives us 10 days of broadcasting and you will receive a copy of our Holiday 2018 LGBT Artist Compilation CD as well. $100 or more will give us at least 20 days of broadcasting and you will receive 1 of our Cool New QLRadio Tees. ANY donation will get ours and the communities deepest gratitude.

http://www.questoflife.org/donate-now.html

Thank you and Happy New Year! 

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Steve

Stephen Sims

Executive Director

Quest of Life Media & Broadcast

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New QLRadio Program – Beyond Trans

Beyond Trans is a podcast that dedicates itself towards activism within the Transgender community and has a big focus on interaction. The podcast is an exploration of many topics such mental health, trans resources, art and literature related to the trans experiences. The podcast also offers advice and important information on transitional information from a genuine perspective. BT podcast is a positive podcast meant to be a good influence on the community and possibly raise awareness of Transgender struggles. 4pm Eastern/Pacific on QLRadio.org

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Not Weird, Queer and QLRadio’s Top 10 Songs of 2018!

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2018 Top 10 Songs

Daughter – Ryan Cassata

Alive – Rachael Sage

Best Day Ever – Levi Kreis

Lessons from Home Plate – Tret Fure

Walk the Earth – Fanny Walked The Earth

Underground (Rian Lewis remix) – Logan Lynn

I Believe Her – Emma’s Revolution

We Are Weeds – Lars von Keitz

Put On Your Stars – Namoli Brennet

Cusp – The Villaineers

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Not Weird, Queer – Playlist December 30, 2018

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Salvation – The Strumbellas

Neighbors – Ryan Amador

 

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61st Grammys LGBT Nominees 

The Joke – Brandi Carlile

(The Joke – Record of the Year; By the Way, I Forgive You – Album of the Year; The Joke – Song of the Year; Best Americana Album; Best American Roots Song; Best American Roots Performance)

Immaterial – SOPHIE

(Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides – Best Dance / Electronic Album)

Waterfalls – Meshell Ndegeocello

(Ventriloquism – Best Urban Contemporary Album)

In My Blood – Shawn Mendes

(Teddy Geiger – In My Blood – Song of the Year)

The Middle – Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

(Sarah Aarons – The Middle – Song of the Year)

Waiting for Life – Once on This Island Ensemble & La Chanze

(Alex Newell – Once On This Island – Best Musical Theater Album)

 

Sunday Dress – Lenny Zenith

Some Like It Hot – Owen Thiele

Six Queer Kids – Mike Rickard

Hold On – Ames

Rebecca Henry – Sean Della Croce

Step Back – Victor Frankenstein

 

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2018 Honorable Mentions

Wasted Summer – Bryce O’Connor

The Fantasize – Rachel Rose

Loony Tune – Corday

The Mariner – Raven Coleman

Visible – Chris Chism

 

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2018 Top 10 Songs

Daughter – Ryan Cassata

Alive – Rachael Sage

Best Day Ever – Levi Kreis

Lessons from Home Plate – Tret Fure

Walk the Earth – Fanny Walked The Earth

Underground (Rian Lewis remix) – Logan Lynn

I Believe Her – Emma’s Revolution

We Are Weeds – Lars von Keitz

Put On Your Stars – Namoli Brennet

Cusp – The Villaineers

 

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QLRadio Schedule Friday Dec. 21 – Wed. Dec. 26

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Beginning at 5pm ET on Christmas Eve through 11:59pm PT Christmas Day, QLRadio will be streaming Holiday/Seasonal songs from LGBTQ singer/songwriters/musicians.

Listen Now

You can find QLRadio on:

iTunes

TuneIn Radio

Live365.com

Alexa and iHome

and at QLRadio.org

 

Friday Dec.21

New Music Minutes 5am & 4:45pm ET/PT

This Way Out 2pm ET/PT

Inside Out 2:30pm ET/PT

The Randy Report 3:30pm ET/PT

Democracy Now! 8pm ET/PT

All other times Music from LGBT singer/songwriters/musicians 1/2 Holiday.

 

Saturday Dec. 22

New Music Minutes 5am & 4:45pm ET/PT

HomoRadio 10am ET / 7am PT (special holiday time)

Dec. 16 Edition of Not Weird Queer 5pm ET / 2pm PT (special holiday time)

Saturday Alive 10pm ET/PT

All other times Music from LGBT singer/songwriters/musicians 1/2 Holiday.

 

Sunday Dec. 23

New Music Minutes 5am & 4:45pm ET/PT

Christmas Eve 2017 Edition of Not Weird Queer 5pm ET / 2pm PT (special holiday time and program)

Classical Sunday Nights 10pm ET/PT

All other times Music from LGBT singer/songwriters/musicians 1/2 Holiday.

 

Monday Dec. 24th Christmas Eve

New Music Minutes 5am & 4:45pm ET/PT

Christmas Eve 2017 Edition of Not Weird Queer 2pm ET / 11am PT (special holiday time)

Democracy Now! 4pm ET / 1pm PT (special holiday time)

Special Holiday Programing 5pm ET – 3am ET  / 2pm – 11:59pm PT Streaming Music All Holiday/Seasonal music from LGBTQ singer/songwriters/musicians.

 

Tuesday Dec. 25th Christmas Day

Special Holiday Programing 3am ET 12am PT All Day Streaming Music All Holiday/Seasonal music from LGBTQ singer/songwriters/musicians…except for:

New Music Minutes 5am & 4:45pm ET/PT

Democracy Now! 2pm ET / 11am PT (special holiday time)

HomoRadio will be heard Saturday Dec. 29th at its regular time.

 

QoLMB and QLRadio seek your donations.

Quest of Life Media & Broadcast nonprofit launched in Feb. 2018 with the Mission: To support and assist LGBTQ singer/songwriters/musicians in the pursuit of their passion. QLRadio launched in March 2018 and since has had listeners from 23 countries around the world tuning in and listening to the music of indie LGBTQ artists. Help us keep broadcasting and expanding the ways we can support them.

Thank you,

Steve Sims

 

 

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Classical Sunday Night’s

 

img_1636Tonight’s edition of Classical Sunday Nights features music from Shirtless Violinist Larry Axelrod Pauline Oliveros Ethel Smyth Julius Eastman Rufus Wainwright Conspirare Craig Hella Johnson Adrienne Danrich, Soprano Dave HallRobert Urban Well-Strung Aaron Copeland Darren Chase David Del Tredici Beijing Queer Chorus Ahmond John Barrowman MBE Thomas Raniszewski and https://www.facebook.com/Lionheart-117280198340460/ www.qlradio.org