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CBS Radio Houston Bids Farewell To Chad Pitt

Chad Pitt of Mix 96.5FM in Houston, Texas
Chad Pitt of Mix 96.5FM in Houston, Texas

 

 

 

 

CBS Radio Houston Bids Farewell To Chad Pitt


Houston’s Mix 96.5 FM Afternoon Drive Time Personality Chad Pitt Heads To Sister CBS Station In Orlando

The old saying “all good things must come to an end” is starting to ring ever so true on the Houston air-waves. CBS Radio has released that Houston favorite Chad Pitt will be departing Mix 96.5 for advancement with CBS sister 101.9 AMP Radio in Orlando, Florida.

Taking to the Houston airwaves in 2013, Chad has made quiet the impression on the Houston scene. Once labeled as one of ‘Houston’s Most Eligible Bachelor’s’, Chad Pitt leaves behind a legacy of friends, and a handful of non-profits.

“I’m fortunate enough to have made friendships that will last a life-time, particularly in Houston.” Pitt tells About Magazine in an exclusive sit down interview. “Nothing makes me happier than lending my voice to provide positive change in the (LGBTQ+) community.”

Some of the non-profit work Pitt has been involved with includes: Rainbow on the Green, Pride Houston, Diana Foundation, The Montrose Center, Legacy Community Health, and the FACE Awards.  “They all trusted me enough to help convey their message of hope and strength,” he explains  “I will always welcome a chance to come back and show my support for these and other inspiring organizations.”

In Orlando, Pitt will work at 101.9 AMP Radio, a station that has a massive presence with the LGBTQ+ community in Orlando. “Their involvement extends beyond just an appearance; they’re an integral part of every event in which they participate,” Pitt explains. “Recently involved with Headdress Ball benefitting Hope and Help of Central Florida.”

AMP Radio is the exclusive sponsor for AIDS Walk Orlando, and Walt Disney’s One Magic Weekend; one of the largest LGBTQ events in the world.

Known mostly for ‘talking;’ Pitt, featured Universal Studios Radio Hall of Fame, heads off to sunny Orlando with a plush morning drive slot, and station manager title. Born and raised in Richmond VA, Chad Pitt allows About Magazine to do the math on all his cities he’s lived in. Savannah GA, Memphis TN, Orlando FL, back to Memphis, then to Tampa, back to Orlando, then Houston TX, now back to Orlando. We tried. But gave up!

“When I first moved to Houston 3 years ago” Pitt explains his introduction to the city was through the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. “I remember thinking, “they fry everything and let kids ride sheep as a sport, I’M GOING TO LOVE IT HERE!”

“Ironic my departure is during Rodeo, it’s like I’ve come full circle,” Pitt said. CBS Radio, which owns Mix 96.5 FM, has not announced who will replace him. Chad Pitt’s last day will be Friday, March 18th 2016.

 

Houston LGBT+ Chamber Of Commerce Brought To Life

Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States, but sadly it did not have a chambers of commerce directly dealing with LGBT+ businesses until now. Beginning this spring, the LGBT+ community will have one as well.

According to the Houston Business Journal “Roughly 3.3 percent of the Greater Houston area identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, according to a recent Gallup poll, but there is no chamber of commerce that represents and promotes LGBT-owned businesses, said Tammi Wallace, co-chair of the steering committee.”

“There’s an LGBT chamber of commerce in Austin, San Antonio and Dallas,” Wallace said. “Yet we don’t have one in Houston. Being one of the largest cities in the country, we need a chamber.”

A soft launch is planed for February Feb. 24, as part of a joint event with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

Montrose’ Top 5 Bartenders To Check Out!

Top Five Bartenders in Houston

The Top Five Bartenders In LGBT+ Houston!

There’s a first time for everything, but the first visit  to one of our Top Five occupies an entire place of its own. Don’t let the naysayers fool you… Trust us, try one of these fine ‘tenders.’

Best service, amazing personality and a whole lot of alcohol—these fierce ‘tenders’ bring the sparkle to Montrose; and your evening out! #BestBartender

#5

Kristina Pratts | Guava Lamp

 

12107079_10207871083285412_4993337520091778356_n Montrose' Top 5 Bartenders To Check Out!Kristina Pratts knows your name! This beast of a bartender knows how to mix a drink, and she does it with class and charm. She’s almost a gay man. If you have never tried her out, its time too.


 

#4Shane StrahanSouth Beach

 

945105_4364625608650_408101482_n Montrose' Top 5 Bartenders To Check Out!You have to walk to the rear of South Beach to find him, but his skills are nothing that needs to be found. Shane Strahan is one of Houston’s best bartenders, and he serves them at the coolest place on earth.


 

#3Tyler Moyer | J.R.’s Bar

 

11902257_10200605549138053_5226040302333041667_n Montrose' Top 5 Bartenders To Check Out!This FACE Award ‘Bartender of the Year’ sure earns the title. His smile and service is a welcoming change to most customer service you might find in Midtown. Make sure to say hello!


 

#2Sarah Tompkins  | F Bar 

10256917_961968753840523_6645428763638110583_o-300x276 Montrose' Top 5 Bartenders To Check Out!Sarah is a girl in a gay mans body! Its that simple. She always knows your name and your poison. Her personality, mixed with her ‘killer’ cocktail makes for one hell of a fabulous night.


 

  #1   Christopher TyerF Bar

12374826_955536051150460_2686862055281444374_o-300x298 Montrose' Top 5 Bartenders To Check Out!

Ahhh yes!!! Our favorite ‘slinger’ of all ‘tenders.’ Mr. Tyer, a former FACE Award ‘Bartender of the Year’ sure knows how to get a station packed. His charm, knowledge of ‘juice’ mixing sure makes a gurl proud and a little buzzed.


 

 

 

Edward Sanchez Named One Of Houston’s Most Eligible Bachelors

Make up artist Edward Sanchez poses for a portrait at Salon Ceron in Uptown Park on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008, in Houston. ( Sharon Steinmann / Chronicle )

Mr. Edward Sanchez  was named of Houston’s most eligible bachelors by ABC 13 last week. Who is he? He’s the man behind Edward Sanchez Cosmetics. Celebrity mastermind to the stars, he specializes in hair and makeup for photography, celebrities and film.

Age: 45
Height:5’9″
Zodiac sign:Aquarius

Edward Sanchez studied biochemistry at Georgetown University 021216-ktrk-Edward-Sanchez-img-225x300 Edward Sanchez Named One Of Houston's Most Eligible Bachelorsand continued his education at the University of Texas Pan American where he majored in nursing. However, his true passion is helping people look and feel beautiful, which inspired him to earn his Texas cosmetology license. Edward specializes in hair and makeup for photography, celebrities and film. He recently launched his own organic makeup line.

1. Ideal mate: Someone who is witty with a great knowledge of food and wine. My ideal mate would also love to explore.
2. What would constitute a perfect day for you? A great breakfast and a fun fulfilling day at work. I would end my perfect day with a great glass of wine and my ideal mate.
3. Weekend hangout spot: I love to visit international stores such as H Mart and Hong Kong Market.
4. If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you choose? After recently undergoing a total double hip replacement and the pain that led up to it, I would say retain the body of a 30 year old.
5. Where’s your happy place? In my heart…