Awards are great – and we’ve won our share of them this year. But nothing gives me greater satisfaction than the genuine delight that people express to me about listening to our radio stations – KGAY 106.5 and KMEE 103.1.
Case in point: I was at The Cher Show on Sunday at the McCallum. My host, Jeff Norman, took me to the Founder’s Room at intermission. I was introduced to a woman who put a huge smile on my face recounting how she listens to both stations – and could prove it if I went to her car to see for myself. I declined 🙂
But it is most rewarding to hear your feedback about our award-winning air talent (John Taylor and Patrick Evans), mix show hosts (DJ Galaxy & DJ Modgirl), and how we keep you updated on events and news. (Not to mention the great music we play along the way!)
Thank you for voting for us and for choosing local radio and local media over paid subscription services or your iTunes playlist. And thanks for frequenting the many advertisers that support Gay Desert Guide, KGAY 106.5 and KMEE 103.1. I’m truly humbled.
Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide on KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs
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We Are Best of Coachella Valley Winners!
Readers of the Coachella Valley Independent and viewers of KESQ Channel 3 voted in the Best of Coachella Valley 2023-2024 poll, and once again we are dancing for joy because we are WINNERS! KGAY 106.5 is honored in the TOP SPOT as BEST RADIO STATION for the 5th year running! KGAY deejays were honored as well, with DJ Modgirl and DJ Galaxy taking the top spots in their category of Best Local DJ—and John Taylor, KGAY morning host, is honored along with Patrick Evans, afternoon host of our sister station, 103.1 MeTV fm, in the Best Local Radio Personality category! See the full list of winners in all categories at cvindependent.com
DBA Networking Mixer at Dave & Buster’s
The Desert Business Association presents their next networking event at the newly opened Dave & Buster’s at The River in Rancho Mirage on Monday, November 27 from 5:30–7 pm. Dave & Buster’s has state-of-the-art games, mouthwatering menu items, and unique innovative drinks. They opened their 22,000 square foot space that includes over 100 arcade games on September 18th giving Coachella Valley another great place to enjoy. The first 50 attendees will receive a $10 Power Card for gameplay. Bring an item for the DBA’s regular raffle and get a “shout out” for your business. Bring some cash to win an item, too, all to support LGBTQ Youth Scholarships through Safe Schools Desert Cities. More info
Wreath Auction 2023
The LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert presents their annual Holiday Wreath Auction on Wednesday, November 29 from 5:30–7:30 pm at Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge. This festive event raises funds through beautifully crafted donated wreaths from our community. You can preview and bid online for your favorite wreath and enjoy a special holiday show live at the patio of Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge. Proceeds benefit The Center and the Palm Springs Animal Shelter. More info
Cabaret6 Desert Stars: Brian Scott – Unexpected
In the Cabaret6 Desert Stars series, a different Desert Star will take the stage each week at the newly renovated Revolution Stage Company in downtown Palm Springs. On Wednesday, November 29 at 7 pm, it’s Palm Springs’ favorite cowboy, Brian Scott, as you’ve never seen him before. Performing with a 3-piece band, Scott presents a mix of crowd pleasers, country ballads, and his own original music. He found global fame when he won the 2009 Karaoke National Championship USA title with a rendition of Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind.” He went on to place sixth in the world championships. Get tickets
Cathedral City Presents The Old Gays: in Conversation
Cathedral City Presents The Old Gays: In Conversation at the Mary Pickford Theatre on Thursday, November 30. A welcome reception begins at 5:15 pm with drinks and light refreshments. Podcaster Jason Blitman, who co-hosts the Gays Reading podcast, will lead the approximately one-hour conversation, followed by a book signing, which will take place after the panel discussion upstairs in the mezzanine. The book signing will be managed by The Best Bookstore in Palm Springs. More info
Human Rights Commission Seeks Nominations
The Palm Springs Human Rights Commission invites Coachella Valley residents to submit nominations for its annual Community Service Awards that recognize individuals and organizations for “Promoting Universal Human Rights Close to Home.” The Commission is interested in learning about any local citizens or organizations that have worked or volunteered to foster equality, ensure human rights or have fought against hate crimes or any kind of ethnic, religious, sexual or other types of discrimination. More info
The McCallum Theatre presents the world’s most popular musical, Les Misérables, from Tuesday–Sunday, November 28–December 3. This brilliant staging has taken the world by storm and has been hailed as “a reborn dream of a production” (Daily Telegraph). Set against the backdrop of 19th century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption–a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. The magnificent score of Les Misérables includes the songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More” and many more. Get tickets
Artist-Made Gifts at Desert Art Center
The Desert Art Center presents: Holiday Shop: Artist-Made Gifts, now through December 31. Don’t miss the finest artist-made giftables in the valley. You’ll find fine ornaments and decor, jewelry and wearables, prints and wall art, greeting cards, and much more. More info
Annual Timothy Ray Brown Community Cure Symposium + Walk of Stars
The HIV + Aging Research Project marks World AIDS Day in partnership with Reversing Immune Deficiency in HIV Collaboratory (RID-HIV) for the 2nd Annual Timothy Ray Brown Community Cure Symposium on Friday, December 1 from 4:30–8 pm. The event is named to honor the legacy of Timothy Ray Brown, a Palm Springs Resident and the first person cured of HIV. The keynote speaker will be Paul Edmonds, the “City of Hope Patient,” another Valley resident whose HIV cure was announced in July of 2022. Free event, reservations required [More info]. On Friday, just before the symposium, at 2:30 pm, there will be a ceremony for a star honoring Timothy Ray Brown on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars, downtown on Museum Way in front of the location of the now-controversial AIDS Memorial sculpture [More info].
Professional Mermaiding and Steve Chase Designs
The Palm Springs Art Museum presents Mixed Feelings: Professional Mermaiding and Steve Chase Designs on Thursday, November 30 from 6–8 pm in the main museum with speakers Jalondra Davis & Katherine Hough. “Mixed Feelings” is a back-to-back lecture experience on unrelated topics (that are somehow connected). Two speakers talk about their respective areas of expertise and you get to make the connections during the Q&A. Get tickets
Jingle Mingle in the Park Tree Lighting
The City of Palm Springs kicks off the holiday season with the the Official City of Palm Springs Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday, December 1 at 4:30 pm in Frances Stevens Park. The event will feature a variety of activities for the whole family, including: crafts for youth, performances by The Dancing Christmas Trees, holiday music and caroling. More info
Latrice Royale: Why It Gotta Be White Christmas?
Divas in the Dust presents Latrice Royale: Why It Gotta Be White Christmas? on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, December 1, 2 & 3 at 7 pm at The Sonoran Palm Springs. Accompanied by her husband and musical director Christopher Hamblin, the one and only Latrice Royale will share songs and stories of the couple’s own holiday memories. A little bit reverent, and a little bit silly, this holiday romp is not to be missed. Get tickets.