Derek & Romaine

Derek and Romaine is the daily, afternoon drive radio show that has America talking. Critically-acclaimed, award-winning, and unexpected, Derek and Romaine is the gay/lesbian duo that has taken talk radio by storm. Hosted since its inception in April 2003 by Derek Hartley and Romaine Patterson, Derek and Romaine is available exclusively on SiriusXM with a reach of more than 35 million across North America and nearly one million regular listeners. 


Time Magazine                 “would be fined out of existence if the FCC had its way”

Washington Post              “frisky, free-wheeling… a distinctly different brand of radio”

Out Magazine                    “their chemistry is pure genius”

Frontiers Magazine         “keeps listeners glued to their radios”

Windy City Times             “a searing, controversial yet highly entertaining gay talk-fest”

Echo Magazine                  “listening… can be as addicting as crack”

Girlfriends Magazine      “seriously bawdy talk radio”


GLAAD Award                             Special Recognition “The Laramie Project 10 Years Later”

Paley Center for Media                 Interactive Feature “I Want My Gay TV”

OUT Magazine                             OUT 100 Honorees

Prominent Listeners

Oscar winner Alan Ball, Emmy winner Rosie O’Donnell, Carson Kressley, Tony winner John Benjamin Hickey, Alec Mapa, Tony nominee Christopher Sieber, Luke MacFarlane, Tony winner Harvey Fierstein, Tony winner Marc Shaiman.

Celebrity Guests

Actors: Jason Bateman, Oscar winner Anna Paquin, Samuel L. Jackson, Emmy winner Jane Lynch, Seann William Scott, Tony winner Denis O’Hare, Oscar winner Cloris Leachman, Oscar winner Gene Hackman

Musicians: Ke$ha, k.d. lang, Tori Amos, Lance Bass, Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary), Nancy Sinatra

Reality/News: Olympian Shaun White, Martha Stewart, Thomas Roberts (MSNBC), Meredith Vieira (Today), Phil Keoghan (Amazing Race), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN), Joy Behar (The View), Donald Trump

Derek and Romaine airs live every weekday on the SiriusXM OUTQ Channel (108), the first nationally broadcast LGBT radio channel in US history. The show is available through SiriusXM through enabled car radios, SiriusXM internet radio, and apps for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, BlackBerry and Android phones. Live broadcasts air from 6-10pm ET/3-7pm PT, with overnight rebroadcasts from 4-7am ET/1-4am PT, as well as weeknight broadcasts on Saturday and Sunday.

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