There’s a strong likelihood you’ve heard Tom Hantzarides. Maybe not by name, but most definitely his voice.
Hantzarides has been on South Florida airwaves for the last 15 years. Currently he’s a producer and co-host of “GET OUT! South Florida,” Florida’s only LGBTQ radio show. The show is less than a year old, but Hantzarides has been in radio for the last 40 years.
“There is no other live and local radio show serving the LGBTQ community in South Florida,” Hantzarides said of GET OUT! “I have always said that I would like a radio show to let people know what a positive impact the LGBT community has on the Florida community.”
The show has done remote broadcasts all over Palm Beach County, including the Kravis Center, Palm Beach Opera, Maltz Jupiter Theatre and Compass Gay and Lesbian Center. This year, look for the show at PrideFest.
Even though Hantzarides believes there can always be improvement, he is proud of what the local community has accomplished. “Who would have thought two years ago that we’d have same-sex marriage in Florida? Certainly not me.” he said, but thinks there can be more. “It doesn’t end with a marriage license. It only begins.”