February 12, 2016 at 9:27 am EST | by Mariah Cooper
SiriusXM shuts down its gay channel
(Screenshot courtesy of YouTube)

(Screenshot courtesy of YouTube)

SiriusXM is shutting down SiriusXM OutQ, its LGBT channel, after 12 years on the air.

According to OUT Magazine, Frank DeCaro and “Morning Jolt” co-host Keith Price have been let go. Price’s co-host Larry Flick will be moving to SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Channel.

OUT also reports that Lance Bass’s radio show “Dirty Pop” has also been cancelled. The show aired on SiriusXM OutQ and Andy Cohen’s station Radio Andy.

Sirius XM OutQ’s satellite service will be discontinued on Saturday, Feb. 13 and from streaming on Thursday, Feb. 18.

  • This really is a loss for the community, not so much for the hosts, which are talented and will find something new, but the loss of a nationwide platform for LGBT writers, directors, actors, comedians, singers and others could reach an audience. Also a loss for Small towns and rural communities that wouldn’t have an LGBT broadcast.

    • I live in Northern Michigan. These people were my friends, and I learned so much about things happening in the wider LGBT world through OutQ. I’m really bummed. There really is no reason to continue my subscription. OutQ was unique and filled a gap for me.

  • It’s a good thing Derek and Romaine can still be heard here:

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