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CHANNEL Q

CHANNEL Q is Giving Everyone A Voice

CHANNEL Q is an innovative media destination built for and by the LGBTQ+ community and our allies. We strive to offer exceptional programming that will entertain, inform and inspire our listeners by giving everyone a voice. 

Your new radio home for LGBTQ news, talk and new music. Listen anywhere, anytime on the Radio.com app!

 

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Published in Media Partners
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 23:23

Qchella Media / K-GAY 106.5

Welcome to the new K-GAY 106.5, The Pride of the valley.  We're a new local radio station serving our Q-munity with entertainment and information.  We're a different kind of radio station because we're a not-for-profit organization:  Qchella Media Corporation.  We believe that LGBTQ lives are strengthened and affirmed when our stories are told, broadcast and heard.  We provide a platform for the Q-munity to access our airwaves and on-demand programming as we build a station to meet the unique needs of the unique needs of the Coachella Valley.  Every dollar raised through advertising and support stays right here to keep us on the air to meet the needs of our diverse communities.  Gay Desert Guide powers the radio station's website:  KGAY1065.com.  Your business benefits from the synergy between GayDesertGuide.LGBT and Qchella Media.

 

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Published in Media Partners
Sunday, 15 January 2012 23:09

Qchella Media / K-GAY 106.5

Welcome to the new K-GAY 106.5, The Pride of the valley.  We're a new local radio station serving our Q-munity with entertainment and information.  We're a different kind of radio station because we're a not-for-profit organization:  Qchella Media Corporation.  We believe that LGBTQ lives are strengthened and affirmed when our stories are told, broadcast and heard.  We provide a platform for the Q-munity to access our airwaves and on-demand programming as we build a station to meet the unique needs of the unique needs of the Coachella Valley.  Every dollar raised through advertising and support stays right here to keep us on the air to meet the needs of our diverse communities. Gay Desert Guide powers the radio station's website:  KGAY1065.com.  Your business benefits from the synergy between GayDesertGuide.LGBT and Qchella Media.

 

KGay NewJun2019

 

Monday, 16 October 2017 18:44

Lynn Simonson

Lynn Simonson

Born in Los Angeles and raised in Seattle, Lynn Simonson spent 45 years as a dancer and dance instructor in New York City and Europe before choosing Palm Springs to live, and where, today, she exercises her long-time commitment to senior wellness at The Center. 

Trained as a classical ballet dancer by former Ballet Russe dancers and at the American Ballet Theater School, after a stint as one of the iconic Radio City Music Hall dancers, she was invited to teach modern and jazz dance (her favorite) in Amsterdam. Over the years, she has since performed with jazz artists, including Bobby McFerrin and Charles Tolliver, and, as a choreographer, worked with such jazz talent as John Coltrane, Count Basie, and Tito Puente.

During her five years in Amsterdam, Lynn also developed her innovative, anatomically-based Simonson Technique of body movement which she continues to teach (New York and Boston next summer, Paris next fall) which she has adapted for her senior fitness classes at The Center. They include: 50+Fit (an all-round senior exercise class), Seated Wellness (chair yoga, an innovative program she developed), and a new program, Better Balance & Brain, a combination of exercises specifically designed to help combat loss of balance and cognition in our aging population.

She has served as a panelist and guest speaker for Dance magazine, as a speaker for various dance conferences, and has served as a judge of dance competitions.  Simonson has received awards from American Dance Guild, National Dance Educators of America, Dance, and National Dance Association of USA. She was honored for lifetime achievement in dance by Encore International Festival, Boston Youth Moves, and Dance New Amsterdam.

“Doing what I do for so many years has allowed me to discover the secret of how seniors can easily change the quality of their lives for the better…and imparting that knowledge is the core of my classes,” Lynn says with her ever-present smile.

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