Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Donations In Memory Of Betty Patterson

A note from Romaine on the passing today of her mother Betty:

Anyone, who has ever heard me talk about my mom Betty knows what a wonderful and beautiful person she was. Her greatest loves in life have been her family and her work within the Tongue River community. When my mom first moved to Ranchester, WY she took a job in a small one room library. Over 23 years she built that library up one book at a time until she had a library that was so used and needed that they had to expand into a larger space. Betty loved books and often could read a book in single day.

She has asked that any charitable donations in her memory be made to that library in Ranchester, WY which as luck may have it is now expanding into an even larger space and is looking for donations to complete its renovations. Betty loved that little library and took so much pride in it. So please help me and the entire Patterson family honor Betty's memory by making a donation (in lieu of flowers) to the Tongue River Branch Library that she loved so dearly.

Donations can be sent to:

Tongue River Branch Library
P.O. Box 909
Ranchester, WY 82839

In the Memo please put: In memory of Betty Patterson

Our family thanks you.
-Romaine and the rest of that crazy Patterson crew.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Penthouse Pets Jelena Jensen and Sabrina Maree
joined us in the studio for some dirty fun

Sabrina Maree
Jelena Jensen

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Rosie Radio Holiday Craft Contest

Derek and Romaine are participating in the Rosie Radio Holiday Craft Contest. What do they have to do? Use at least one of each of the items in the box of supplies to make some kind of craft. The craft must be completed by Monday, December 6th and all of them will appear on for voting!

Derek filmed this preview in the Winter Room to give you a sneak peek of what is to come!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Holiday Movie Picks from Derek and Steve Hayes!

Steve Hayes, Tired Old Queen At The Movies dropped by the show to talk about his favorite holiday movies. Here are some of them:

Miracle on 34th Street (Special Edition) The 1947 version with Edmund Gwenn and a young Natalie Wood is the first and best version of the classic story of a young girl who doesn't believe in Santa Claus and the department store employee who believes that he is.

Meet Me In St. Louis (Two-Disc Special Edition)
This Judy Garland classic follows a year in the changing life of a family at the turn of the century in St. Louis in the seasons leading up to the World's Fair. The film contains the holiday classic "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" in one of the great holiday scenes ever filmed.

Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory - ABC Stage 67 (l966)
This is Steve Hayes' favorite holiday film, rare and made for TV in the 1960s. Based on writer Truman Capote's adventures as a child.

It's a Wonderful Life (60th Anniversary Edition)
The Jimmy Stewart classic about a down on his luck man who gets to see what his life would be like if he had never been born. Guaranteed to make you cry!

Holiday Inn (Special Edition) & White Christmas (Anniversary Edition)
The original launched the song "White Christmas" which was the biggest selling song of all time for fifty years. The splashing big color sequel of sorts White Christmas is splashy and kinda gay. Is that a drag version of the song Sisters? Yes! Also includes current DNR favorite classic song: Snow!

Christmas in Connecticut
This Barbara Stanwyck classic is Derek's favorite holiday film. Dennis Morgan is a sailor who dreams of spending Christmas with America's domestic diva Barbara Stanwyck, only she is a fake living in a tiny Manhattan apartment. Can this regular gal fake her way through a very Martha Christmas? Wonderful fun.

Midnight (Universal Cinema Classics)
It isn't a Christmas movie, but it is one of Derek's top ten favorite films of all time. And it is Steve Hayes' pick this week for his Tired Old Queen At The Movies series. Looking for a fun holiday gift this year? Midnight is a film to love!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Standing Tough Against Bullying- How it all got started.

A few weeks back there was a listener who posted on my person Facebook page in outrage that Derek and Romaine hadn't posted anything about the recent suicides of several LGBT students. In fact, this listener was furious that we dared comment about what exciting events we were taking part in while we were on a week long show tour in California. He insisted that we should be talking about the teen suicides instead. I explained to the listener then that while we were aware of these unfortunate events that Derek and I spend time talking about these issues on our show regularly and we don't need a rash of suicides to talk about them as we already had been. I added that when we had a plan of how we could have a larger impact he would hear from us again.

Well, that time has come. Not long after this Facebook exchange we had professional wrestler and author Mick Foley on our show. He has been a guest several times and enjoys doing our show because it gives him an opportunity to talk to an audience he rarely gets to speak with. He is and has been a very strong supporter of the LGBT community and while many may not expect that from this wrestling giant, I for one am not shocked at all. He is after all a HUGE Tori Amos fan and supporter of her non-profit RAINN (rape, abuse and incest national network). While on our show the topic of the teen suicides due to bullying came up in conversation. Mick expressed his desire to help make an impact in this battle against bullying but he also expressed his frustrating in not knowing how he could help. He vowed to do anything he could and we promised him we would help him come up with a way. After his appearance on the show Derek and I started talking about how refreshing it was that someone like Mick Foley would want to take on an issue like bullying considering his line of work. After all most people think of wrestlers or professional fighters AS bullies because that is what they portray on their TV sets when they tune into a fight. We really wanted to hold true to our promise to Mick and we had been searching for a way that we could get involved in this fight to bring down bullying. That is when Derek suggested a PSA (public service announcement) campaign featuring tough guys like Mick Foley. After all, they are the role models to many young people out there that are not being reached by many of the anti-bullying projects that are currently being hatched. After hearing Derek's idea I was fully on board. To be really honest, I hadn't been this excited about a project since my Laramie Project Special. As promised, I contacted Mick and the planning got under way. After speaking with Mick I contacted TNA wrestling and asked if they would be interested in joining Mick in the campaign and they jumped at the opportunity. TNA Wrestling has launched a similar anti-bullying campaign on their weekly show on Spike called, "Eliminate The Hate." I was over the moon at the though of getting many of their wrestlers into the studio to record their PSA's. They were the first group of athletes to jump on board but certainly not the last.

The Intern Project: Are You Standing Tough?

When we were first hired, and even in the initial interview, I remember Romaine mentioning a special “intern project”. For the first few weeks, there was little mention of the project.  I can’t say I thought much of it.

But back in September, the reports of teen suicides were becoming more and more frequent. Many of these kids were bullied because they were gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, or even straight-out misunderstood. Derek and Romaine, inspired by a recent interview with wrestling legend Mick Foley, decided that we should start a campaign that could make on impact on both the bullies and the kids who are being bullied.
Romaine sat us interns down and explained the gist of the project: with the help of Mick Foley, she planned to set up interviews with some of the nation’s “toughest” athletes. 

Let me just say that as an intern, this is an incredible opportunity, but more realistically, it’s a crazy fucking responsibility. All too often kids like Wil and I end up in internships where we are relegated to go-foring and bitch-work. It means a lot to both of us to be involved in a project we can actually be proud of…you know, something you can put on a resume.

So with help from Lubri-Katie, me and Wil found ourselves in the studio right away recording the first set of PSAs. For a 22-year-old like me, it’s hard to pretend to be a professional while conducting interviews with famous wrestlers.  With the exception of a few slip-ups and retarded misstatements, like calling people the wrong name or getting my facts wrong, everything went well. And that weekend Wil was off to mix and edit everything together.
In the end, everyone is excited to get the new site  off the ground and launch the campaign. It’s been great so far, and it’s only going to get better. 

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Dian Hanson, Laura Bennett, and more friends

Here's some pictures of a few guests from the past few weeks.

Dian Hanson of Taschen Press
Dian's big book of Breasts

Dian Hanson

Project Runway's blogger, Laura Bennett comes to the studio

Laura Bennett

ADD Jeff and K-Hole fill in for derek


Monday, October 25, 2010

weekly run-down

 Monday Oct. 25
-Chirs March, Burce Vilanch, and Linda Perry
Bruce Vilanch

Friday, October 22, 2010

Derek's Birthday Lapdance

It's Derek's birthday next Thursday, so his friends showed up and gave him vodka, salad dressing ,and empty soda cans

And they also brought Rentboy Sebastian to give Derek a little dance

Click if you dare, the following pictures are not office safe...

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Don't ask...tolerance is fucking gay, bro

The ban on gays in the military has been "temporarily" reinstated by a federal appeals court on Wednesday. Apparently, Obama wants the DADT policy replaced with a new law, not simply struck down by a court. Obama said, ""I can't simply ignore laws that are out there...I have to work to make sure they are changed."

For now, Obama promises that "this policy will end, and it will end on my watch" but for many in the LGBT world and their comrades, its a total disconnect from the man who promised us "change" in 2008.

Can Obama turn his back on the gays or will he get fucked in the ass by the LGBT voters this November? 

Your comments por favor...

Monday, October 18, 2010

This Week's Run-Down

Monday Oct 18 - Monday Mailbag, Community Service with NGLTF,  and Queers 4 Gears

Tuesday Oct 19 - Tabloid Tuesday with Lana LoRusso, Margaret Cho, and Julie Brown
Tabloid Tuesday with Lana LoRusso



Wednesday Oct 20 -The Dildo Whisperer, Hedda Lettuce, JC Adams, and Desperately Fucking Angry

Hedda Lettuce

Thursday Oct 21-Whats you're gay problem?, Dian Hanson from Taschen Press, and Former Days of Our Lives headwriter Sheri Anderson.

Friday Oct 22 - Project Runway Eliminee and That's Entertainment with Brian Gianelli of
Project Runway Elimineee
Brian Gianelli of

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sexy Stars in the Studio

Rick Springfield

we wish we were jessie's girl

Rick's new book!

Rick was super candid and real down-to-earth

            Tricia Helfer of Battlestar Galactica
Also, Battlestar's beautiful Tricia Helfer makes the a DNR sandwich damn sexy
Tricia Helfer and Katee Sackhoff will be teaming up for some bad-ass charity work

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Injunct this, congress!

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' is over!  
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The 17-year-long ban on serving openly in the military is officially over. US district judge, Virginia Phillips, ordered an injunction immediately stopping the enforcement of the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy.

The Department of Justice has 60 days to appeal, but probably won't. 
It's gay v-day!

your comments please...

Monday, October 11, 2010

DNR Weekly Lineup October 11-15


Monday Oct. 11
Miss Coco Peru
Community Service 
with True Colors
Tuesday Oct. 12 
Mick Foley

Wednesday Oct. 13
Linda Cobb

KM McKinnon
Thursday Oct. 14
Rick Springfield

Friday Oct. 16
That's Entertainment
with Brooke Darnoff from MTV