Monthly Archives: February 2012

Joe and Babe #66: Host a Dinner, Save a Life. It’s time for SAVORlife!

Joe and Babe LIVEIt’s that time of year again!  We’ve got Kit Kloeckl in the studio to talk about Aunt Rita’s Foundation and their spring fundraiser called SAVORlife.  The concept is simple: invite your friends over for dinner (or out to eat), have them make a donation to Aunt Rita’s and then you attend the fabulous SAVORlife Soiree at the end of March!  Plus, we talk a bit about the news and current events this week, and give our picks for the Oscars!

Of course, there’s usually more to it than that.  Kit Kloeckl is the Executive Director of Aunt Rita’s Foundation and talks about what the foundation actually does, how he decided to get involved several years ago and a bit of his own personal story.  New this year with SAVORlife is a contest (it involves getting someone new on-board to do a dinner) where you can win an iPad!  And, speaking of dinner, Kit encourages everyone to be creative.  Don’t limit yourself to just dinner, or specifically a meal.  Think outside the box and have fun with it!

SAVORlife PhoenixAunt Rita’s Foundation raises funds throughout the year for 20 local HIV/AIDS service organizations and also produces AIDS Walk Phoenix in the Fall.

Did we mention that we’re doing our own ‘dinner’ to fundraise for Aunt Rita’s and the SAVORlife event?  Come to our first-ever Listener Meetup on March 21 at Ticoz!

Use the following links for more information, to donate and to get started on your own dinner!  SAVORlifeAunt Rita’s Foundation

Compete 3-5: Where we’ve sunk to new lows

Compete RadioOn the show this week…

It’s another ‘beta’ episode!  Talking about Peyton Manning and the Colts, and then the conversation goes down the tubes as Connie mentions a news story about an elderly man who nearly lost his testicles to an alligator, a bit about the NBA All-Star Game in Orlando, Florida and Jeremy Lin’s great fan base.  All this and a whole lot more on this week’s show!

We’re almost ready to announce who our new permanent cast is for the show and our ‘beta’ stand-ins will head back to their trailers in a few weeks.

Thanks to our sponsor, Island House Key West!

All That Glitters #5: Sherry Vine is Living for This!

All That GlittersIn this installment, Pandora is the solo host in the studio, with her special guest Sherry Vine!  Roving co-host Olivia Gardens is somewhere at the Arizona Gay Rodeo–did she manage to rope a cowboy?

Sherry Vine is in town and made an appearance last night at The Rock promoting her new cable-tv variety show “She’s Living For This!” on here! TV.  The show will be a salute to the variety shows of yesteryear; Carol Burnett, Sonny & Cher, Donny & Marie – SLFT has musical numbers, dancers, sketch comedy, video parodies, special guests and more!!  Guests include; Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Peppermint and the legendary Joey Arias!!

Sherry Vine

Sherry Vine was born in The Amish country.  On her 16th birthday she discovered she was adopted and actually Jewish.  Running away from home and she became a “show girl” in Las Vegas before relocating to NYC where she has established herself as one of the leading ladies performing her all live singing and comedy show internationally on stage, TV and film. Miss Vine lived in Berlin from 2001 till 2005 and is now happy to be back home in Manhattan.

Check out Sherry Vine’s official website and jump over to the here! TV site for the 411 on “She’s Living For This!”

Joe and Babe #65: Andrew Jordan is Opening Doors in Arizona

Joe and Babe LIVEAre you tired of the bar scene?  What about the Internet?  Is your gay-dar on the fritz and you can’t locate anybody at the local supermarket?  Well, as it turns out, there IS an alternative!

Andrew J. Shainker, or Andrew Jordan, or A.J., or whatever the heck his name is — joins Joe and Babe to talk about Open Doors AZ, a new social organization for LGBT people that he created in late 2010.  Why did he do it?  See above reasons ;-)

Andrew Jordan -- Founder of Open Doors AZ

Open Doors AZ is a social activity group for gay men and women who live in Arizona. Every week Open Doors AZ gets together to eat, play and socialize. Open Doors AZ prides itself on diversity; membership is all inclusive, making it a great way to meet new people.

join us as we ask AJ how the group got started and what the road has been like nurturing a social group like this into existence and growing it.  Plus, we talk a bit about Whitney Houston’s passing, the marriage equality news turns to New Jersey this week and Babe talks a bit about Black History Month.

Check out Open Doors AZ at their official website and join the Meetup Group for upcoming events!

Compete Radio #3-4: Arizona Gay Rodeo Weekend!

Compete RadioTyler from Compete Network joins us in the studio this week, making for a full house!

Gay Rodeo Weekend in Arizona is upon us — in fact, we’re there right now!  Come meet the people behind Compete Radio and Compete Magazine at our booth at the Arizona Regional Rodeo this weekend, taking place at Rawhide!  We’ll be there both Saturday and Sunday.

Some topics from this episode:

–ASU wants to sell liquor at football games

–Controversial tweet from soccer player Justin Fontaine

–Aussie rules football league hoping to encourage players to come out

Want to win a Compete swimsuit?  Be the first to e-mail !!

Also, we’re looking for on-air talent!  Love sports? Want to break into radio?  Email us and get involved!

Thanks to our sponsor for this episode: Revivals

Joe and Babe #64: The Road to Phoenix Pride Royalty

Joe and Babe LIVEIt’s been nearly a year since Olivia Gardens and Freddy Prinze Charming became Miss and Mister Phoenix Gay Pride 2011.  It’s been a long journey and an eventful year of fundraising and reaching out to the community, both in Phoenix and across the State.  Both Olivia and Freddy share their stories from the year and talk about the upcoming Pageant that will determine the Pride Royalty for 2012.  They also talk about how they got into doing drag and performance in the first place.  After a very busy year, they’re both looking forward to passing the baton and stepping down from their roles.

In the news this week: Proposition 8 was ruled unconstitutional by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, The Susan G. Komen Foundation reverses its controversial decision and there’s been the big JCPenney / Ellen story in the news.  We all give our take on these issues and even our audience chimes in.

The Miss and Mister Phoenix Gay Pride Pageant is Saturday, February 25th at 7pm, at the Tempe Center for the Arts.  Click here to purchase tickets!

Compete Radio #3-3: Play Dodgeball, Dodge Hunger.

Compete RadioThis week, Connie is back and she introduces our guest, Mahlon Lovell from Joshua Tree Feeding Program.  Joshua Tree provides food boxes to those living with HIV/AIDS in the Maricopa and Pinal counties of Arizona.  Their upcoming DODGEHUNGER Dodgeball Tournament is a fundraiser organization and they want everyone to get involved and “grab life by the ball” (we didn’t write that one!)

In other news from around the Compete Network:


Trans triathlete Chris Mosier wins USA Triathlon Spirit Award


All UK premier soccer leagues now against homphobia


HIV-positive hiker will hike entire Appalachian Trail

Most Disliked Athletes…


OK, this one really isn’t sports related…


Other Upcoming Events

Compete will be at the 2012 Steve Chase Awards in Palm Springs tonight, Sat Feb 11 to raise money for Desert AIDS Project.  Joan Rivers hosts.


Roadrunner Rodeo is in Phoenix Feb 17-19, Compete will be there


Compete’s Editor, Matt Fish, will be at NBA All Star Weekend in Orlando 24-26, Matt is co president of the NBRPA-Phoenix Chapter


For a complete list of events everywhere check out and click on events

All That Glitters #4: Miss Millie and Miss Ebony tell their drag performance tales

All That GlittersListen this week as we talk to some major divas right here in our local community!  Miss Ebony has been doing drag for 47 years and her sister, Miss Millie Bloodworth, is transgender and has experienced quite a bit in her life so far — both here in Phoenix and in her roots of Motown.

Their stories are captivating since they have been in this community for so long and have seen so many changes.  And truly, Miss Ebony is one of the most seasoned drag queens that there ever was!  Miss Millie talks about her transition from male to female and how people and her family dealt with the process.

Queers! #7: Love, equality and…sniff, sniff…is that a campfire I taste?

Queers! Eat, Drink and Be Fabulous!That celebrated (or dreaded depending on your Facebook status), heart-shaped holiday is upon us, so listen in to hear which Valley venues made our best and worst list. What would you do if someone took you to the gay Denny’s to celebrate your love?  We even ask Siri for her recommendations!  And, for those of us who love Arizona, we can’t forget that Valentine’s Day this year marks the  Arizona Centennial — yep, we’re an even 100 years old!

The news coming out of Washington State gave the EDBF crew reason to raise a glass or two and toast to marriage equality. Our festive choice? Charles Smith Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon 08 is a delicious bottle from winemaker and Sammy Hagar’s doppleganger, Charles SmithCharles Smith

This month’s episode features a special guest, Derek Bryant, who is a visiting chef and micro brew aficionado from Albuquerque, New Mexico. In honor of the exciting news coming from the northwest, Derek brought us a selection of Washington State brews from Leavenworth Biers and Scuttlebutt Brewing Company, to butch up our beverage choices. Also, listen closely as he describes his latest creation, Bacon Cupcakes.

We thought that Libbie being under the weather would dampen the humor on the show, but as it turns out, she issues more one-liners and random outbursts that keep the whole group in stitches!

Rouge's Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple AleA great big special thanks to our new neighbors, Cactus Candy, for sending over a sample of a hometown favorite and a wonderful alternative to chocolates for your sweetie.

The troop rounds off the tasting with some Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale, yup, it is as interesting as it sounds. Tune in to hear the reactions, good, bad and ugly. Beer, it’s back to being for breakfast again.