A Hutchinson Community College alumnus recently launched the Universal Broadcasting Network, which is a Hollywood, Calif.-based radio station.
Tony Sweet moved to Los Angeles in 2002. In 2008, he auditioned for the Gospel Music Channel’s “Gospel Dream,” where he was one of the top 16 contestants, according to ubnradio.com.
He was featured in the national LGBT magazine, and The Advocate featured him as the face of Gay America. In 2008, his show “On Air with Tony Sweet” made its debut on Internet radio. He has interviewed well-known people like Debbie Reynolds, Melissa Etheridge, Mo’nique, Dustin Lance Blance and Rue McClanahan. It gained more than 500,000 listeners in its five years.
The UBN, which was co-launched by actress Ann Walker, has several programs like entertainment, children and family, love and relationships, LGBT and women’s issues, and sports and fitness.
Sweet currently is listed on the Hutchinson Community College outdoor track record board, with the third furthest throw in the school’s history at 163 feet, 6 1/2 inches. It was set in 1991.
Check out the UBN website at ubnradio.com.
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