In Washington, DC, from 1973 to 1982, the Stonewall Nation Media Collective produced the "Friends" radio program, one of the first and longest-running radio shows aimed at an LGBTQ audience. Topics ranged from arts and culture, to politics, music, health, and community activism. It chronicled the emerging gay community, as it established community organizations, sought civil rights, and dealt with issues like racism, gender, health and the arts. In addition to news and community announcements, it included stories of people coming out. Founded by Bruce Pennington and others from the Stonewall Nation Media Collective, its name came from the 1973 hit song by Bette Midler, which was played at the start of each episode. Initially broadcast on Georgetown University radio station, WGBT, and later on Pacifica Radio, WPFW, shows ranged between 30 to 60 minutes. Some broadcasts have been preserved; some of the outtakes used to prepare the broadcasts are also available.