Saturday, June 16, 2012


Hey Bitches, 

Last week Romaine Patterson asked YOU, the listeners to send in logo designs for Team Outspoken to flaunt at Cycle For a Cause 2012 in September. We are very impressed with the designs that you came up with and after hours of deliberation Romaine picked eight designs that she liked the most. The thing is that we can only use one logo to put on our t-shirts, banner, stickers, and anywhere else we can think of putting it. She needs YOUR help to choose the best one (this is where YOU come in handy again). Feel free to vote for the logo that you think is the best. If you look to your left you will see the poll! Which ever one has the most votes will be the official logo for Team Outspoken! You will have until Wednesday June 27, 2012 to vote and the winner will be announced on-air. 

Oh! and while you're at it why don't you donate some money to Team Outspoken! If every listener donated at least $5, $10, $25 or more we would reach our goal of  raising more than $100,000. Help us be part the thousands of people who have raised millions of dollars for the HIV/AIDS related programs and services of the New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. And remember it is not to late to join the ride with Team Outspoken. Join or support here.  

Go VOTE for your favorite design now!

-The Derek and Romaine Show

Monday, June 11, 2012

Jerry at Large.

Hey All You Beautiful People!
It's Jerry (follow me on Twitter @JerryJetski & I will follow you back if you are not a creeper!), New Intern here on DNR & am super excited for the crazy shit on this show! What can I say?...

I am a 23 year old Jersey boy (a real jersey boy, not those crazy assholes you see on TV), currently attending Fairleigh Dickinson University after a brief stint at Penn State and recieving my Associate Degree in Liberal Arts at Commnunity College--third times a charm right? I major in Commnuication with a minor in Radio & Television Broadcasting and CANNOT wait until it's all over.

I found my way to SiriusXM through a class tour & thought wow it'd be really gr8 to work here. Then I discovered DNR through my fellow intern Donald & knew I had to make it happen. So here I am. BAM. And with Donald no less, whom I also go to school with & had a radio show with. What are the chances? Who the fuck knows but we are the best frenemies ever!

When I told my parents I got the internship, I withheld the part about it being on the OutQ channel. Whoops, except not really. Kinda in-the-closet when it comes to family. But otherwise I like a good gay club as much as the next fag. P.S. dancing is the cure for everything. Seriously, if your feeling down go shake your ass. I do it quite often at Deko Lounge because dancing on the blocks is the only way to do it =)

Random tidbits: I'm a little bit country, I'm a little bit Rock-n-Roll so get it over it. P!NK is my all time favorite singer. I've only been in 2 relationships in my life & must say being single is pretty empowering. I try to be very balls to the wall and fly by the seat of my pants kinda guy. My eyes change colors with what I wear. I am a Libra. I can be pretty shy sometimes yet very obnoxiously fun when I come out of my shell. I have crazy hair and belong in Texas according to Donald. I am a middle child & have a large family that I love to death. My friends are awesome. I do stupid & crazy shit when I am inebriated. And the city freaks the shit out of me but I am ready to take it on. Get at me SiriusXM. So I leave you with these words until next time, "Live it up, fall in love, dance like no one is watching & all other bullshit comments!"

Thursday, June 7, 2012

And it goes a little something like Donald.

Hey B.I.T.C.H.E.S.

Where do I start.
It takes a little warming up and A LOT of dumbing down to get used to me. I come in peace unless we are in KFC and yo crazy ass is tryna steal my 6 piece chicken dinner...then we have a problem. I am a part time preacher. I like to tell people how to live their lives but lord only knows that MY LIFE is the One that needs Direction. His name is Zayn and he is my Paki Papi. I am recovering from some social deficiencies so bear with me if it sounds like I have something in my mouth...I blame my crazy ass Latina mother for smacking my mouth every time I screamed like a girl and letting me suck my thumb until I was thirteen. Don't judge me, it comes in handy these days ;). She was also successful in keeping me away from all the Jersey City cholo's and chola's growing up but always called me a "chismoso" or gossip queen , every time I judged them for overusing that 99 cent hair gel. Dominican's are judgmental bitches. My aunt Isabel is still trying to pull me into the closet after she caught me wearing her Chinatown Coochie Couture bag and told me I was going to hell and I looked her straight in the eye and said...I forgot but it was fierce and pointless like this introduction. I don't hate my heritage but they need to calm the fuck down. I am also half-Honduran but that side of the family kind of disowned me but who cares now we know where my fucked up communication skills come from. Just remember to forgive your family members, never hold a grudge...I haven't reached that point yet but when you do give me a call.

I am going to be a Senior at Fairleigh Dick-in-son University for Communication Studies, I am also minoring in TV and Radio Production so it's perfect that I am working alongside Amber Hall who is a BEAST at what she does. I am not sure what I want to do when I graduate but idling around thinking about it is turning out to be kind of fun. Life supports me in every way so I am trusting that the Universe will just throw my career choice at me some day...maybe at Splash Bar while I am pushing off a dirty Armenian Daddy out my face. I was raised by a television so it would only be fitting to get casted on some cheap ass reality show about D-List gay men in NJ who think they are on the A-List but not really. We can call it A-List: NJ, yes. Let's take back whatever dignity we lost from the Jersey Shore and spruce it up with some Ikea Meatballs and vegetarian-friendly hot dogs. Perro Calientes! WOO! Oh and another thing I live by this oxymoronic catchphrase that dates back all the from my high school days...which is like yesterday but is it living JUDGEFREE. All that means is that when something happens that is ridiculous and impossible to ignore like me getting hired as an intern for The Derek and Romaine show and the first thing you want to do is judge, you put up your index finger and middle finger up like Jesus and before you start your judgmental rant you say JUDGEFREE and bitch you can judge all ya want. JUDGEFREE JUDGEFREE JUDGEFREE. 

 Listener 1: Judgefree, I can't believe they chose Donald as the new intern...he's no Princess Eric. BRING BACK PRINCESS ERIC! WE DON'T WANT THIS NEW BOTTOM. LONG LIVE THE PRINCE-ASS ERIC....

Donald: Die.
(Just kidding)

So there you have it. I am here to marry Zayn from One Direction, get picked up by an Armenian Daddy, reach A-list: NJ status and make Judgefree happen.  Oh and learn as much as my pea brain can handle about what it takes to produce The Derek and Romaine show. 

-Forever yours, Donald

p.s. and I love love love my fellow intern Jerry...

follow me on twitter @dnclndrs. 

p.p.s If you have time and you want to see my boyfriend singing to me you are more than welcomed to... speed up to :35