Bring the pain. Bring the fun.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Saturday, January 13, 2007


KYMC 89.7 FM, which has served West County for twenty-nine years, is now off the air. The West County branch of the YMCA is citing budgetary concerns. The call letters and equipment may be transferred to some other organization, or the station itself might just shut down.

I was devastated to learn of the possible demise of KYMC. I came of age in West County in the 80's--KYMC was the only lifeline to the music that would end up being so important to me and truly shaped the musician I am today--helping a sad, suburban gay not feel so all alone.

Check out and

Contact the YMCA

Let them know you support KYMC.

Greater St. Louis West County
Gary Schlansker,
YMCA President
(314) 436-1177
1528 Locust Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
Denise Glass,
West County Branch Director
(636) 532-6515
6464 Burkhardt Place
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Remember, letters are better than emails, and phone calls are better than letters.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007