DNR Events LLC was founded in 2015 by partners Derek Hartley and Romaine Patterson to create unique travel experiences and one-of-a-kind entertainment. Our mission has always been to engage, entertain, inform in innovative ways. This groundbreaking partnership provides hundreds of hours of digital entertainment each year as well as group travel events and a paid internship at the Studio A location in Manhattan.
The foundation of this endeavor is DNR 2.0, a live streaming digital channel and audio archive featuring Derek and Romaine, a two-hour daily broadcast hosted by award-winning radio duo Derek Hartley and Romaine Patterson.
The Derek and Romaine show is available to subscribers live on weekdays from 5-7pm ET/2-4pm PT. After the show airs live, it streams continuously in an “always on” 24/7 audio channel and is available for download from the Audio Archive. The show is available through the DerekAndRomaine.com website online and through mobile devices.
Each subscription also comes with a custom Private URL available on the subscriber’s membership page. With a single click on the Private URL, subscribers can add the show to their iTunes where both the live stream and downloads are automatically updated in iTunes and the Podcasts app that comes pre-loaded on all iPhones and iPads. For non-iPhone users, the Private URL can be added by “cut and paste” to almost any podcast app. For technical assistance, visit our Tech Advice section of the website.
Derek and Romaine first launched on April 14, 2003 on Sirius Satellite Radio and over the years welcomed an eclectic array of guests including Donald Trump, Martha Stewart, David Boudia, Joan Rivers, Samuel L. Jackson, Rosie O’Donnell, Dan Stevens, Greg Louganis, Tori Amos, Dustin Lance Black, Allison Janney, Chaz Bono, Shawn White, Debbie Reynolds, Laverne Cox and Alan Ball. Derek and Romaine were honored with a Special Recognition GLAAD Award and were featured in Out Magazine’s OUT 100 list. After more than twelve years, the show ended its run on the combined SiriusXM Radio on June 17, 2015. The show returned to the world of live broadcasts through DerekAndRomaine.com on January 4, 2016.
In March 2013, Derek and Romaine launched the DNR Cruise with a trip to the Western Caribbean out of Ft. Lauderdale. The DNR Cruise is a travel group made up of a diverse mix of LGBTQ people and straight allies and features hosted events presented by Derek and Romaine. Initially the group was made up entirely of Derek and Romaine show listeners, but since then, through seven successful cruises the group has grown to include not just listeners and fans, but extended friends and family as well, with ages ranging from nine months to ninety! The most recent cruise, a Feb 2017 sailing to the Bahamas from Cape Canaveral, attracted more than 300 travelers. More than 80% of people who experience a DNR Cruise, book a second cruise, with many coming back again and again and again. Future cruises are planned for Oct 2017 to the Mexican Riviera and in Feb 2018 to the Western Caribbean.
Partnering in 2016 with the Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, Derek and Romaine launched Studio A in Manhattan, a state-of-the-art broadcast facility in the heart of Times Square. This dynamic digital hub provides critical 21st job skills and experience to LGBT youth through a paid internship program launched in 2017 in coordination with the Susanne Marcus Foundation, the LGBT Center and the Ali Forney Center. Working with the LEAP program through the Ali Forney Center and the LGBT Center, Derek and Romaine offer a six week introductory internship and a six week advanced internship. These rigorous programs provides 21st century skill development in an emphasis on audio and video production and editing. Additional funding as been generously provided by Derek and Romaine listeners through the Season of Giving campaign.
DNR Events LLC is dedicated to providing affordable, high quality entertainment through digital audio and destination events while fostering diversity and equality. Our mission is to create a welcoming space for unique expression while still having a great time. Supporting the good works of various non-profits has always been an important part of the Derek and Romaine experience. Over the years, more than $300,000 has been raised through the show to fight AIDS, support homeless youth and promote equality, locally, nationally and around the world.
For more information about our internship program, click here. To subscribe to DNR 2.0, visit the Subscriptions page. To try DNR 2.0 for free, check out the Preview Channel. For technical assistance, contact webmaster@derekandromaine.
Corporate, Subscription, Advertising/Sponsorship and Travel Business Inquiries:
DNR Events LLC
P.O. Box 2029
Peekskill, NY 10566
Studio A, Internship Program, Guest Pitch and Press Inquiries:
DNR Events LLC
1441 Broadway, Suite 3032C
New York, NY 10018