Collection Summary

The OutCasting Collection comes from Media for the Public Good, Inc. / OutCasting Media, an organization based in New York’s Hudson Valley. Included in the collection are 129 episodes from three distinct series produced by Media for the Public Good, Inc. / OutCasting Media: OutCasting, the main program, which debuted over the radiowaves in 2011 as a platform to discuss concerns, issues, and experiences of LGBTQ folks; OutCasting OffAir, later called OutCasting Overtime, initially an online-only program that later became available for on-air broadcast, featuring youth participants’ (called OutCasters) commentaries on a wide range of issues; and OutCasting Plus, which debuted in 2017, and includes OutCasters’ opinions, an “OutCasting Ga[y]me Show”, and a quiz section on LGBTQ current events. OutCasting is by and for LGBTQ youth and straight allies, and is also intended for a general listening audience that is open to learning about LGBTQ issues, but may not know much about them. Episodes from OutCasting Media deal with issues in depth as seen from the perspectives of LGBTQ youth and straight allies, including topics like marriage equality, gender identity, and relationships with family and community members. OutCasting began as a local program heard only on WDFH, owned by the Hudson Valley Community Radio, Inc. When WDFH went off the air in 2013, the organization’s name was changed to Media for the Public Good, Inc. Episodes in the collection include discussions of media representations of LGBTQ people, trans people in sports, the legacy of Stonewall, “Gay voice,” “Ga[y]me Show,” and intersex. Topics in this collection include LGBTQ youth, Stonewall, marriage equality, transitioning, coming out, religion, politics, families, homophobia, transphobia, LGBTQ visibility, and histories of the LGBTQ community.

Collection Background

OutCasting is a series produced by Media for the Public Good, Inc. / OutCasting Media of New York’s Hudson Valley. OutCasting began as a local program heard only on WDFH, owned by the Hudson Valley Community Radio, Inc. and when WDFH went off the air in 2013, the organization’s name changed to Media for the Public Good, Inc.

In 2019 Media for the Public Good, Inc. / OutCasting Media submitted episodes of OutCasting to the AAPB.