Marilyn Pittman

Co-Executive Producer and Co-Host, Out in the Bay

Marilyn Pittman is a veteran broadcaster.  Her radio career spans 30 years and includes two national radio programs, talk show stints at KQED FM and KGO AM in San Francisco, as well as a daily comedy/talk show in the year 2000 on which became Sirius radio's OUTQ channel.  She teaches broadcast performance at UC Berkeley and has been the leading voice coach and talent consultant for NPR stations since 1989.  The recipient of a 1991 GLAAD Media Award for her work as an openly gay stand-up comic and radio commentator, she has lived in San Francisco for 21 years.



Mon March 2, 2015
Out In The Bay 2-19-15

10 years of Out in the Bay: Remembering Lesley Gore

Lesley Gore, 2008, at a tribute for Quincy Jones who discovered her.


Marilyn Pittman's and Eric Jansen's 2007 interview with the late singer Lesley Gore. Discovered by Quincy Jones, Gore's iconic, "It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To" and "You Don't Own Me," became classic hits. Hear about how she came out and who helped her do it, and how she brought new life to her old hits decades later.  (Broadcast February 19, 2015)

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Thu September 18, 2014
Out In The Bay

Out In The Bay 9/18/14

Interview with Rick Shelton, aka Lola Montez.


Thu December 26, 2013
Out in the Bay

Out in the Bay for Dec. 26, 2013

Marilyn Pitman hosts comics Casey Ley, Marga Gomez, and Karinda Dobbins who talk about their upcoming shows, and a chat with Salt Lake City activist Troy Williams on last week's historic gay marriage rulings in Utah.

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Thu September 26, 2013


Fri February 22, 2013
Out in the Bay - Feb. 21

Repealing DOMA to help bi-national LGBT couples

Judy Rickard, left, and her wife, Karen Bogliolo


2013 is shaping up to be a historic year for marriage equality. The Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, is facing repeal in Congress and the Supreme Court. DOMA is blocking the way for bi-national gay couples to be allowed to stay in the U.S.

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