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Windy City QueerCast ( WCQC ) is the new name for Windy City Radio, a 10-year-old weekly gay program Sunday nights on WCKG 105.9 FM, which started as the award-winning AM program LesBiGay Radio. The move "off the air and on the net" with host Amy Matheny to podcasting expands the reach to the GLBT community by adding a more interactive and savvy media outlet.
WCQ633 The Queercast is Ending on a High Note with SCOTUS Marriage Equality Ruling
Host: Amy Matheny It’s our last show! Holy cow! Amy gives a very heartfelt goodbye and thank you to all of our wonderful listeners. Jim Bennett of Lambda Legal joins Amy for our final Queercast interview. Amy has a fantastic conversation with Jim Bennett regarding the historical SCOTUS ruling for Marriage Equality across the country. They also talk Pride celebrations, getting married, ENDA, and what is next for them now that this ruling has happened. A new voice but an old soul of the Queercast, production editor Di Stuercke joins Amy on the show for the first time. They share a few giggles and memories from working on the show together for the last eight years. AND for one final time, the fabulous Mitchell Fain joins Amy for an emotional goodbye. These two have been on the couch laughing, dishing, disagreeing and learning from each other for so many years together. It wouldn’t have been the same show without his voice on our last show. One of our most loyal listeners, James, has left us a final sweet message of thanks. Music Featured on This Queercast: Imagine Dragons – “It’s Time”, Maxine Nightingale – “Right Back Where We Started From”, Carol Burnett – “I’m So Glad We Had This Time Together”, Diana Ross & The Supremes – “Someday We’ll Be Together”, Emeli Sande – “Next to Me” and The Wanted – “Glad You Came” Photo Credit: Amy Matheny
Jul 7, 2015
1 hr 14 min
WCQ632 The Queercast Farewell – Part Two
Host: Amy Matheny with Deb Pearce and Kelli Simpkins Amy and Deb Pearce have their last conversation on the Queercast. They reminisce on how they met and all the changes that have happened through the years. Kelli Simpkins also joins Amy on the show to say her goodbyes. It’s an emotional goodbye for Amy as our shows are ending. Music Featured on This Queercast: Neil Sedaka – “Breaking Up is Hard to Do”, Lady Gaga – “Born This Way”, Melissa Etheridge – “Goodnight” and Carly Simon – “Anticipation” Photo Credit: Deb blowing a kiss goodbye
Jun 28, 2015
55 min
WCQ631 The Queercast Farewell – Part One
Host: Amy Matheny with Ms. Cleo Amy is giving a shout out Gloria Estefan’s new show, Get On Your Feet. Go see it! Amy is joined throughout the Queercast by different voices saying farewell to the show. Ms. Cleo shares many thanks and how she came to the Queercast. Music Featured on This Queercast: Jackson 5 – “Never Can Say Goodbye” and Carole King – “Where You Lead” Photo Credit: Ms. Cleo!
Jun 21, 2015
35 min
WCQ630 Alexandra Billings is Back to Say “Farewell” And a Lot of Other Stuff
Host: Amy Matheny with Alexandra Billings Alex and Amy, Amy-n-Alex, A-n-A are back on the Queercast one last time. They didn’t waste any moments to dish on topics across the spectrum. From early days on LesBiGay Radio to Caitlyn Jenner, from when they met, to Alex being on a Golden Globe winning show called Transparent. So much stuff, so little time. Go listen! Now! Music Featured on This Queercast: Eternal Summers – “Come Alive” and Anderson East – “Satisfy Me” Photo Credit: Caitlyn Jenner Vanity Fair PR Photo
Jun 15, 2015
1 hr 11 min
WCQ629 The Tony Awards with Scotty D and Amy
Host: Amy Matheny with Scott Duff Amy and Scotty D are back on the couch watching the Tony Awards! It’s all about the high holidays, the shows, the music, and of course, The Mirren. They rank how gay it was with Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth hosting the show, the commercial break that killed them both, and this was the highest grossing season on Broadway! They dish on some winners including revivals of The King and I and An American in Paris, and the best new musical, Fun Home. It’s a huge show! Music Featured on This Queercast: Kelli O’Hara, Ken Watanabe, Ted Sperling & Orchestra – “Shall We Dance” and Sydney Lucas & Beth Malone – “Ring of Keys” Photo Credit: The Tony Award
Jun 8, 2015
44 min
WCQ628 Evangelical Minister and Author Dr. David P. Gushee
Host: Amy Matheny Amy is excited to discuss LGBT in the church with Conservative Evangelical Minister David Gushee today. He is a surprising new voice that has had a change of heart regarding the message to the LGBT community. Guest: Conservative Evangelical Minister, Ethicist, and Author Dr. David Gushee joins Amy on the Queercast. David tells his history with the Southern Baptist Church, his ordination within the Church, his writings of different faiths, people losing their religion, and his stance on LGBT people. He has written a book, Changing Our Mind, which recounts his journey to changing his mind about LGBT inclusion in the Church. For more on David, visit and also Music Featured on This Queercast: Hozier – “Take Me to Church”, R.E.M. – “Losing My Religion and Patty Griffin – “Heavenly Day” Photo Credit: Cover Art for Changing Our Mind
May 31, 2015
1 hr 3 min
WCQ627 Author James Dawson and This Book is Gay
Host: Amy Matheny Amy is giving thanks to our military who have fallen on this Memorial Day. She is championing our guest’s new book and also has a very big announcement! Don’t miss it! Guest: Gay Award Winning Author James Dawson joins Amy on the Queercast. James is also an LGBT activist and has written a fantastic book titled This Book is Gay. He shares how this book came to be and how it was crafted. James also discusses some politics happening in London and how it’s affecting the LBGT community. He’s heading to Manhattan in June for book signings. For more information visit his website at Music Featured on This Queercast: Bean – “Wildfire” and The Monotones – “Who Wrote the Book of Love” Photo Credit: Cover Art for This Book is Gay
May 25, 2015
57 min
WCQ626 Summer Movies with Richard Knight Jr.
Host: Amy Matheny with Richard Knight Jr. Amy and Richard are dishing on all things movies! The summer is going to be huge with blockbusters, LGBT films, reboots and so much more! They also discuss HBO’s Bessie starring Queen Latifah as Bessie Smith. It’s a HUGE show! Follow Richard’s column on Windy City Times, Knight at the Movies. Music Featured on This Queercast: The Barden Bellas – “Cups (When I’m Gone) [Campfire Version]” and Annie the Musical – “Let’s Go to the Movies” Photo Credit: Queen Latifah in HBO’s Bessie PR Photo
May 18, 2015
54 min
WCQ625 Windy City Times is Turning 30!
Host: Amy Matheny Amy is very excited for the celebration of Windy City Times turning 30! Guest: Windy City Times Editor Tracy Baim joins Amy on the Queercast once again. Windy City Times is turning 30 in September and Tracy has been at the helm bringing us all the news from the LGBT community. She shares how WCT was founded and how it has grown over the years and looks ahead into the future of this amazing paper. Music Featured on This Queercast: Samsaya – “Beginning at the End” and Kool and the Gang – “Celebration” Photo Credit: Windy City Times new logo!
May 11, 2015
58 min
WCQ624 The Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments for Marriage Equality
Host: Amy Matheny Amy is discussing the Supreme Court hearing for Marriage Equality. The oral arguments have finally begun. We must wait until June for the ruling. Next show, Windy City Times is turning 30! Guest: Midwest Regional Director of Lambda Legal Jim Bennett joins Amy on the Queercast to discuss the oral arguments. The main questions the court is asking are #1 “Is a state constitutionally obligated to marry same sex couples?” and #2 “Are states obligated to recognize another state?” Jim explains the history of federal courts overturning state bans after the Edie Windsor case and whether the Supreme Court was ready to hear these arguments. He also discusses the Plaintiffs, the lawyers arguing the cases, and the justices and which direction they seem to be leaning. Music Featured on This Queercast: MAX – “Gibberish (feat. Hoodie Allen) and ASA – “Eyo” Photo Credit: Love Must Win
May 2, 2015
40 min
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