Lambda Weekly is one of KNON’s original shows. It went on the air in August 1983 when the station received its license and became a weekly show in September 1893 when the station went on the air full time.
For 27 years were we a fixture on KNON’s Sunday schedule. In March 2011, we moved to drive time.
Broadcast live every Wednesday at 7 a.m. (central time) from Dallas, Texas on 89.3 KNON-FM and streamed live at KNON.org.
When “Lambda Weekly” debuted on Dallas radio station KNON-FM in 1983, it was one of the first radio shows in the country providing news, information and interviews of interest to the gay and lesbian community.
So at KNON we like to say that we don’t just support GLBT radio, we invented it.
David Taffet became involved in the show in 1990 doing a travel segment. He became a co-host when Alonzo Duralde and Bill Travis, the hosts, left and host after Steve Walters left the show.
Milestones in the show’s history include:
Bill Nelson, one of the show’s first hosts, left KNON to run for city council.
Host Alonso Duralde left the show to move to California, is a film critic and author of “Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas”
In 1993, “Lambda Weekly” broadcast two hours live from the March on Washington for Gay and Lesbian Rights using new technology that included carrying a modern five-pound cell phone.
When Chaz Bono appeared on “Lambda Weekly,” it was her first broadcast interview as an out lesbian.
Other celebrity guests have included Charo, Lisa Loeb, Jagger, The (original) Dixie Chicks, SONiA, Jaston Williams and Joe Sears (Greater Tuna), Alan Sues (Laugh In), Dan Butler (Frasier), Cathy Rigby, Greg Louganis, original Mousketeer Cubby O’Brien, Del Shores (Sordid Lives), transgender author Kate Borenstein and pianist Michael Feinstein.
Guests of national importance to the GLBT community have included the legal director of Lambda Legal, the executive directors of PFLAG, Immigration Equality, Human Rights Campaign, The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, GLAAD and American Veteran for Equal Rights. Howard Dean, David Mixner, Donna Redwing, Evan Wolfson, Torri Osborn and Dixon Osborne have also been “Lambda Weekly” guests.
For more than 15 years, Lambda Weekly provided the only live coverage of the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade, the largest annual parade held in Dallas.
Lambda Weekly is hosted by David Taffet, Lerone Landis and Patti Fink.