The "Fernando and Greg in the Morning" show has been entertaining audiences since 2005.
Energy 92.7FM, San Francisco's only independently owned radio station, airs the program, which is the first commercially broadcast gay morning radio show in the United States. The duo was recently honored as one of OUT magazine's top 100 LGBT community members to make an impact in 2007.
Ventura and Sherrell will share their experiences and will discuss the impact they have had on the industry and San Francisco- The Commonwealth Club of California
Greg Sherrell, known as the "Gay Sportscaster," is a radio personality and co-host of "Fernando and Greg in the Morning" on Energy 92.7FM in San Francisco.
Fernando Ventura is a radio personality and co-host of "Fernando and Greg in the Morning" on Energy 92.7FM in San Francisco.
Hosts of America's first openly gay morning show give a "brief history" of the show's orgins. Although many think that "Fernando and Greg in the Morning" grew from a targeted effort to gather gay audiences, the hosts agree that the show was more a matter of luck than calculated ambition.
Fernando also names some unlikely obstacles to the show's success -- namely, a gay producer who scorned the idea of a fully gay talk show.