New Jersey 101.5 Producer Joe Votruba Comes Out On Air To Raise Awareness Of LGBT Issues
September 25, 2015 at 3:59 PM (PT)
TOWNSQUARE MEDIA Talk WKXW (NEW JERSEY 101.5)/TRENTON afternoon "DEMINSKI AND DOYLE" producer and weekend host JOE VOTRUBA announced to listeners that he is gay on FRIDAY's show (9/25), and he tells ALL ACCESS that he did so to bring awareness of LGBT issues to the station's largely conservative audience.
VOTRUBA made his disclosure during a discussion of whether it is okay to remain friends with an ex, prefacing his own story with the announcement. He tells ALL ACCESS, "I think the people who listen to our show will accept me. The audience and I have had four years to get to know each other. Part of my job is to deliver a young, fresh perspective. As a 25 year old with progressive beliefs and knowledge of issues that affect older and younger generations, I already stick out like a sore thumb on the air. This is just something else about me that is unique and I look forward to being able to share this aspect of my life. In addition to talking about all things that go on in and around NEW JERSEY, my goal is to bring awareness of issues within the LGBT community (teen suicide, homelessness, etc.) to the forefront and discuss these topics in an open forum setting."
Hear the segment on YouTube by clicking here.