Category Archives: Compete Radio

Compete Radio is currently on hiatus.

First launched in October 2010, Compete Radio brings together the latest in LGBT sports with a bit of news and pop culture, all with the LGBT spin on it.

Compete Radio’s content was produced by Media Out Loud with engineering, hosting and distribution by QTalk America.

Compete 3-5: Where we’ve sunk to new lows

Compete RadioOn the show this week…

It’s another ‘beta’ episode!  Talking about Peyton Manning and the Colts, and then the conversation goes down the tubes as Connie mentions a news story about an elderly man who nearly lost his testicles to an alligator, a bit about the NBA All-Star Game in Orlando, Florida and Jeremy Lin’s great fan base.  All this and a whole lot more on this week’s show!

We’re almost ready to announce who our new permanent cast is for the show and our ‘beta’ stand-ins will head back to their trailers in a few weeks.

Thanks to our sponsor, Island House Key West!

Compete Radio #3-4: Arizona Gay Rodeo Weekend!

Compete RadioTyler from Compete Network joins us in the studio this week, making for a full house!

Gay Rodeo Weekend in Arizona is upon us — in fact, we’re there right now!  Come meet the people behind Compete Radio and Compete Magazine at our booth at the Arizona Regional Rodeo this weekend, taking place at Rawhide!  We’ll be there both Saturday and Sunday.

Some topics from this episode:

–ASU wants to sell liquor at football games

–Controversial tweet from soccer player Justin Fontaine

–Aussie rules football league hoping to encourage players to come out

Want to win a Compete swimsuit?  Be the first to e-mail !!

Also, we’re looking for on-air talent!  Love sports? Want to break into radio?  Email us and get involved!

Thanks to our sponsor for this episode: Revivals

Compete Radio #3-3: Play Dodgeball, Dodge Hunger.

Compete RadioThis week, Connie is back and she introduces our guest, Mahlon Lovell from Joshua Tree Feeding Program.  Joshua Tree provides food boxes to those living with HIV/AIDS in the Maricopa and Pinal counties of Arizona.  Their upcoming DODGEHUNGER Dodgeball Tournament is a fundraiser organization and they want everyone to get involved and “grab life by the ball” (we didn’t write that one!)

In other news from around the Compete Network:


Trans triathlete Chris Mosier wins USA Triathlon Spirit Award


All UK premier soccer leagues now against homphobia


HIV-positive hiker will hike entire Appalachian Trail

Most Disliked Athletes…


OK, this one really isn’t sports related…


Other Upcoming Events

Compete will be at the 2012 Steve Chase Awards in Palm Springs tonight, Sat Feb 11 to raise money for Desert AIDS Project.  Joan Rivers hosts.


Roadrunner Rodeo is in Phoenix Feb 17-19, Compete will be there


Compete’s Editor, Matt Fish, will be at NBA All Star Weekend in Orlando 24-26, Matt is co president of the NBRPA-Phoenix Chapter


For a complete list of events everywhere check out and click on events

Compete Radio #3-2: Athlete of the Year David Rae and Eric’s Super Bowl Predictions!

Compete RadioThis week, we’ve got Compete Magazine’s 2011 Athlete of the Year David Rae as our featured guest, plus we’re talking about upcoming events, straight ally Hudson Taylor and predictions for the Super Bowl!

David Rae is incredibly involved in the gay community of Los Angeles and West Hollywood, although we’d have to say it extends far beyond just those cities!  He’s been involved in the AIDS/Life Cycle ride since 2008 as team captain of ‘Team Popular’.  On top of working to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for ALC, he’s involved in raising money for the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center.  His love of cycling meshes seamlessly with the ALC fundraising effort, and, his family’s background in sports (his dad, Mike Rae, was a NFL quarterback) definitely influenced his hyper-active lifestyle.

David RaeConnie is out this week so Eric and Joe talk it up this week about the latest from the Compete Network…   are sports players paid too much?  And what about baseball players?  Also, the latest with Hudson Taylor and his Athlete Ally organization which is working to eliminate homophobia in collegiate sports.

In local news, the Gay Rodeo is coming up!  The RoadRunner Regional Rodeo, put on by the A.G.R.A. is coming to Rawhide February 17-19!  Get your horse and favorite cowboy ready, well maybe not in that order!  And finally, Eric seeks out advice from the universe so he can bring you his famous Super Bowl Predictions!  It’s another great show on our third season of Compete Radio, right here at our new home on QTalk Arizona!

Compete Radio Season 3 #1: Jack Mackenroth

Compete RadioWe’re baaaaaaack!

Compete Radio Season 3 is back and we’ve got an awesome guest this week — out and proud athlete, model and fashion designer Jack Mackenroth! The HIV+ ‘super-man’ is open about his status and lives his life without fear.  Much of his recent celebrity status came after he was a contestant on the fourth season of Project Runway.  Listen as we ask him about his early life of swimming and how he eventually got his eye for design.  Plus, his advocacy work to remove the stigma for HIV-positive people.

Jack Mackenroth

Plus, what’s going on in Australia with Margaret Courts’ homophobic rants and the backlash from it.  The NBA lockout, is it hurting or helping?  And great upcoming events!

The CompeteMobile will be out and about on the streets of Central Phoenix right after Compete Radio!  Look for the silver vehicle with the Compete logo in the back and win great prizes!

Check out Compete Magazine and the Compete Network website — WE ARE GAY SPORTS!

SportsCast #2: Dennis Rodman Wacky As Ever!

SportsCastOn this episode, Josh and Alfonzo talk about the latest remarks from Dennis Rodman.  He’s as crazy as ever and as controversial as ever too.  Plus, pretty gay Madonna music and the latest LGBT sports news and views.

SportsCast is produced through a partnership with Compete Radio and QTalk Arizona and features excerpts from Compete Radio’s weekly program.  For the full version, visit

SportsCast #1: Ben Cohen Tour

SportsCastOn this first episode of SportsCast, Josh and Alfonzo talk with Patrick Davis from Ben Cohen USA.  Ben Cohen, international rugby star and global sex symbol, is here in the U.S. on his Acceptance Tour.  He’s promoting Equality and also his StandUp Foundation, which works against bullying in schools.  Patrick also mentions a few other details about Ben that catch Josh and Alfonzo off-guard and are totally surprising.  What are those details?  Listen and find out!

SportsCast is produced through a partnership between Compete Radio and QTalk Arizona and features excerpts and interviews from Compete Radio’s weekly programs — the only gay sports radio show in the country.