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KPQR Portland is having a contest! Contest!  Contest!  Contest!  #Contest 

You could win Janet Weiss autographed drum sticks!  Yes, autographed drum sticks. Yes, they are signed by Janet Weiss of Sleater-Kinney. Would you like to win them? Let’s do this! Check out the 5 questions below. The answers can be found on Not Weird, Queer’s website (www.notweirdqueer.com) or on Wild Planet Radio’s website (www.wildplanetradio.com). Locate the answers to the 5 Questions and send an email with the answers to wpr991music@gmail.com  On May 1st, 2015, a winner will be selected at random from a pool of emails with all 5 correct answers. Limit: 1 entry per person. You may also email wpr991music@gmail.com to get the full contest rules.

Here are the questions:

1. Who is the station manager at Wild Planet Radio?

2. What are the call letters for Wild Planet Radio?

3. What episode number of Not Weird, Queer aired on August 17th, 2014?

4. What was the first song played on the Not Weird, Queer Halloween 2014 episode?

5. On what day was the first airing of Not Weird, Queer at it’s new 3pm PST time slot?

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

Grats to Shawn Ryan!

or Immediate Release – April 28, 2015
Interviews / Screeners Available



“charlie” Best Actor Heads to Cannes for

the Emerging Filmmaker’s Showcase

Writer/Director/Actor of “charlie”, Shawn Ryan has just been awarded the 
BEST ACTOR Award at the River Bend Film Festival
 and is now the film is headed off to the Cannes Film Festival where it will be presented at The American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker’s Showcase presented by American Express.  

The film’s Producer, John Ainsworth says, “It’s great to see our debut film given such high praise at so many of the festivals. We are thrilled that “charlie” and it’s message is being well received.” Writer / Director / Star Shawn Ryan adds, “We are over the moon about the award and I share the honor with our amazing cast and crew!”

charlie” is the story of a young man who goes hysterically mute when choosing to leave his abusive past behind. It’s Christmas Eve as he stumbles upon the Sanderson family who take him in as their own. Charlie’s silence acts as a mirror for the Sanderson family who discovers what bravery, compassion, and accepting one’s self are all about. Starring Shawn Ryan (Bones), Jim O’ Heir (Parks and Rec), Mo Collins (MADtv), and Golden Globe Nominee Andrea Marcovicci. 

No one ever listened to Charlie, until he stopped talking.

Watch The Film’s Official Trailer Here.




Shawn Ryan

charlie is written and directed by the film’s star, Mr. Shawn Ryan. Having what the New York Times called “a charm that is rare,” Shawn Ryan is one of the promising young Actor / Writer / Directors of today. Since making the semi finals on “America’s Got Talent” Shawn’s star has continued to rise. Ryan has been seen on CBS’ “The Mentalist” for which he received a GLAAD Media Award Nomination, appeared as the gender bending Drag King, Karen Adams in ABC’s “Women’s Murder Club,” LOGO TV’s “One Night Stand Up” and most recently, Ryan was seen on the hit Fox Show “Bones” starring as Destiny Childs/Lloyd Egan. He has directed for the stage and makes his short film debut with charlie as a writer/director. He is married to Actor/Producer John Ainsworth for the last 14 years and resides in Los Angeles. 

Twitter: @TheShawnRyan  Site: www.Shawn-Ryan.com


Andrea Marcovicci

ANDREA MARCOVICCI – Film credits include: “The Front” (nominated for a Golden Globe Award) with Woody Allen, (directed by Martin Ritt), “The Hand” with Sir Michael Caine (directed by Oliver Stone), “The Stuff” with Michael Moriarty, “Spacehunter” with Peter Strauss, “The Canterville Ghost” with Sir John Gielgud,” “Jack the Bear,” as Danny DeVito’s wife, and two Henry Jaglom films –  “Someone To Love” (featuring Orson Welles in his last film appearance) and “Irene in Time,” Her many television appearances include “Arli$$” for HBO, “Cybill,” “Taxi,” “Magnum P.I.,” “Hill Street Blues,” “Trapper John, M.D.,” and “General Hospital,” among others. She’s appeared on and off-Broadway including as Ophelia to Sam Waterston’s “Hamlet” for “Shakespeare in the Park.” In addition, Andrea has created over 35 nightclub acts and has appeared at THE WHITE HOUSE as well as CARNEGIE HALL, THE LICEU OPERA HOUSE, BARCELONA, and PIZZA-ON-THE-PARK, LONDON. Her work had been commissioned by LINCOLN CENTER, THE CAROLINA BALLET and THE SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL. Andrea holds the record – an unprecedented 25 seasons – at the legendary Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel, and was the final performer ever to grace that stage. 

Mo Collins

Mo Collins was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. She attended Dudley Riggs Brave New Workshop, honing her improvisation and sketch-writing skills. After many theater productions, dozens of commercials and two films, including Jingle All the Way, she moved to LA. Within a year, she landed her big break on MADtv. Mo is currently (2010) living with her 15 year old son in Los Angeles. 

Jim O’Heir

Jim O’Heir is best known for playing Jerry Gergich on the hit NBC show Parks and Rec. He was active in the Chicago theater during the 1980s and 1990s as part of the theater group White Noise, and appeared in such plays as The Book of BlancheStumpy’s Gang and Ad-Nauseam with the group. O’Heir has appeared in several films and made guest appearances on such shows as FriendsBoston LegalMalcolm in the MiddleStar Trek: VoyagerER and Parenthood. In 2000, he starred in a regular role in the Comedy Central series Strip Mall as Harvey Krudup, the unattractive husband of protagonist Tammi Tyler, who was played by Julie Brown.


Nick Rhys

Some young boys want to be firemen or baseball players or superheroes when they grow up. Nick knew from the age of seven that he wanted to be an actor, and it remains the one and only career ambition he has ever had. However, he was raised in a place just about as far away from Hollywood as it’s possible to be in this country- Portland, Maine. Despite being geographically challenged, Nick soon began taking acting lessons and performing in local theater productions at the age of nine and winning his middle school talent competition by doing a solo of the famous Napoleon Dynamite dance. As a teenager Nick gained additional knowledge of the business by tagging along with his father while he interviewed filmmakers such as Francis Ford Coppola and Ben Stiller for his magazine, MovieMaker. Nick continued acting in Portland until his family moved to Los Angeles when he was 16. Since moving to LA Nick has acted in numerous short films and recently graduated from the prestigious Joanne Baron/ DW Brown Studio in Santa Monica. He is currently represented by Bold Management. 

Chris Conner

Chris Conner is a stage and screen actor born and raised in Silver City, New Mexico. He moved to Houston, Texas at age 15 where he discovered a talent for acting. He has appeared in multiple TV shows and films since receiving a B.F.A. in Acting from Carnegie-Mellon University, most notably “Gods and Generals”. He resides in Pasadena, California with his wife, actress Erin Way.

Nancy Kimball

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Nancy Kimball is a student at Oakland School for the Arts’ School of Theatre where she is involved in many productions, most recently Anton Chekhov’s The Three Sisters and the 2014 New Works Festival. Her film credits include Charlie (Amanda), Holden (Margot), Knowing Nothing Cold (Nancy), and Raise Your Kids on Seltzer (Chloe). Nancy will graduate from OSA in 2016.



John Ainsworth | Producer

John Ainsworth’s theatre Credits include, Marcus G. (u.s.), “Yellow Face” (World Premiere) Center Theatre Group/The Public Theatre. Reprising his role as Billy Bibbitt in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, at the Rubicon Theatre Company after earlier performing the role at The Theatre District at The Cast as well as performing the lead in the West Coast Premiere of “Carpe Dream”. Film credits include the independent feature film “Nate & Margaret”, opposite Natalie West, and shorts Looked “Like Bliss”, “August Peaches”, “In Discretion”, “Roommate Revenge”, and “True Love”. Recent TV credits include CBS’s “The Bold & The Beautiful”, F/X’s “Justified”, ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy”, Fox’s “Justice”, NBC’s pilot “Haskett’s Chance”, opposite Cary Elwes, and “Next Action Star” produced by Joel Silver. Other: John is the Co-Founder & Producer of the Young Actors’ Theatre Camp with his partner, Shawn Ryan. 


Kevin M. Slee | Producer

KevinSlee is a Los Angeles based director/producer beginning his career as a Development Executive at David Foster Productions where he developed numerous projects – most notably with Universal and The Weinstein Company. In 2013, Sleebegan work at Bully Pictures developing and financing features as well as participating in their commercial production operations. He recently produced The Sublime & Beautiful, which premiered at the 2014 Slamdance Film Festival, and is currently developing One Night Right with Queen of Carthage director Mardana Mayginnes. Slee is repped by attorney Matthew Wallerstein of Hirsch/Wallerstein.


Geralyn Flood | Casting Director

Geralyn Flood has worked on projects for ALL of the major networks in the industry: ABC, NBC, CBS, The CW, The WB, ABC Family, Disney, Nickelodeon, and others. Previous TV credits as Jeff Greenberg’s Assistant include Frasier, According to Jim, I’m With Her and the fabulous Baby Bob. During her 4 years at Zane/Pillsbury casting, some highlights include Casting Director on the Disney pilot, Good Luck Charlie and as the Associate on the USA Network pilot,White Collar and Gary Unmarried, as well as countless other unseen pilots. In addition to her TV credits, Geralyn has worked on indie and studio films including three Mark Waters features (with Marci Liroff)- as an Assistant on Just Like Heaven, an Associate on The Spiderwick Chronicles and a full Casting Director on Ghosts of Girlfriends Past starring Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner. Geralyn did all 4 seasons of the Nickelodeon show Big Time Rush and is currently doing the new Nickelodeon show, 100 Things To Do Before High School!.




Soul Captain Films Presents | charlie

Country: U.S.

Language: English

Running Time: 23 minutes 

Shooting Locations: Los Angeles, CA 

Format: HD – Canon 5D

Production Co: Soul Captain Films



 Shawn Ryan: 

323-868-0303 // shawnryanherbst@gmail.com

Episode #31 April 26th, 2015



NWQ Intro [Free (instrumental) – Scott Free]
Illuminate the Dark – Tom Goss
This Is Your Call – Summer Osborne
Leave That Between God and Me – Sacha Sackett
Andrew in Drag – The Magnetic Fields
I Am – Horse
Gypsy – Paul Ybarra
Straight Guy Gay Guy – Devin Sha’
Bliss (Rough Mix) – Devin Sha’
Eventually – Crys Matthews
Burn The Boats – Jeffrey Straker
What It Takes – Derek Bishop
Diamonds & Stiletto Heels – Anna Gutmanis
Closer – Melissa Ferrick
Sink In – Byron Rice
Build Me A Bridge – Doug Strahm
Oh Bully – Linq
I Didn’t Just Kiss Her – Jen Foster
Message of Love – Dudley Saunders
Fall To The Floor – Ryan Dolan
Don’t Look Back – Patricia Silverberg
I’ll Never Let You Down – Miles Graham
Fires – Karl William Lund
Mermaid Parade – Dave Hall
Close – Mattachine Social
United States Divided – Jeremiah Clark
Song From Me – Audrey Cecil
Surface Envy  – Sleater-Kinney
Love Makes A Family – Kristie Stremel
Love Out Loud – Disappear Fear
No Place Like Home – Roger Kuhn
The Lottery Song – Namoli Brennet
Goodbye – Who Is Fancy

Time Now for a NWQ Word Search!

Here is Sunday’s lineup in word search format.  Full playlist will post Sunday.

Tune in 3pm PDT, Wild Planet Radio, KPQR Portland

Jen FosterDudleySaundersRyanDolan

Episode #30, Season 1 Not Weird, Queer


Tomorrow’s episode will a special segment on bullying and feature music from:

Random Order
The Indigo Girls
Neon Trees
Meshell Ndegeocello
The Magnetic Fields
Tracy Chapman Online
Will Young
Hercules and Love Affair
Matt Alber
Jen Foster
Joshua Kamaka Alameda
Christian Andreason
Tegan and Sara
Joe McElderry
Andrew Suvalsky Music
Cassidy Haley
Rachael Sage
Crys Matthews
Jeremiah Clark
Doug Strahm
Steve Grand
Dave Hall
Ryan Dolan