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Interviewing celebrities, breaking national stories, blogging daily, and offering candid commentary on pop culture is just a small sample of what he does. Ralphie Aversa is the relentless, tireless, non-stop-always-go host and executive producer of “The Ralphie Radio Show.” Check out his links above, and his blog below - and thanks for swinging through!


j-lo - the $6 mil cover...

was it worth it?

the babies do look adorable.

britney on the tv...

a couple clips of her upcoming cameo on cbs's how i met your mother.

mtv choose or lose in scranton...

the event taped with senator barack obama inside whistles in scranton airs tonight (thursday) at 6p on all the mtv networks.

click here for a detailed description of the program. sounds pretty interesting.

president clinton in wilkes-barre!

click here for more photos...


five signs he's man-o-rexic.

this might be of some help on that next first date...

"He considers a smoothie to be a meal or a meal substitute.

He wants to walk everywhere. This is a patented Manorexic trick. It is undercover calorie burning and it’s evil. The first time Craig proposed we “walk home” after a night out, I lauded his thoughtful romanticism. But the six subsequent times, I knew he just wanted to get in those 10,000 steps a day. Plus, I don’t know about you, but my walk home at 3 a.m. is more of a “stumble” than a stride.

He shows you a picture on your first date of what he “used to look like.” That’s right. Craig, at one point, came it at a whopping deuce and a half, and insisted on whipping out his driver’s license to prove it. Mazel Tov on the weight loss, but when you’re on a first date, you best be sending the hottest version of you. And the best version of you did not used to be fat. Dude, my breasts aren’t this big and my skin isn’t this perfect—but save it for date two.

He uses words like “carb” and “trans fat.” Craig once told me that “abs are made in the kitchen.” Yeah, well so is cheesecake.

When you’re both hung over and you order a hamburger while he gets egg whites and fruit—and eyes your plate enviously."
by the way, that picture is of rem's michael stipe, who recently just came out as gay.

look out ladies - wine is worse for you than beer...

and to think, you thought you were doing yourself a favor by trading the miller lite for merlot.

click here for the facts.

obama speaks with bht.

notice at the end when i zoom out. i wasn't zooming. the secret service pushed me back, while occasionally patting down my pockets to make sure i wasn't trying anything funny.

can't make this stuff up.

obama w/ supporters inside whistles...

i was the only radio personality allowed to witness this.


this week's ralphie report...

this should explain the madness involving senators clinton and obama.

exclusive obama content will be linked up after a little siesta today. visit 97bht.com if you are impatient.
The green placards with white lettering were clear, but you didn’t have to spot one to understand the message. Northeast PA is “Clinton Country”. Last Saturday, Democratic Presidential candidate Senator Hillary Clinton turned all of downtown Scranton into her City Hall.

But don’t worry, her opponent, Senator Barack Obama, isn’t ready to concede NEPA just yet.

Clinton walked the entire route – over 3,000 feet – flanked by Governor Ed Rendell and Scranton Mayor Chris Doherty. The entourage traveled with a Secret Service motorcade on all sides, and the Bricklayers Union International following it all.

Senator Obama didn’t walk in the parade; however Max Kennedy, son of Robert F. Kennedy, represented him.

But it was Senator Clinton who crisscrossed Wyoming, Lackawanna, and North Washington – signing autographs, posing for cell phone photos, and hugging supporters. She engaged the tens of thousands, bluntly pleading, “I need you! I need you!” as she made impressions with the young and old.

“It feels great to be back, I love being in Scranton,” Senator Clinton told me in between shaking hands in front of the reviewing station. Clinton, like me, walked in the parade for her first time Saturday.

The presidential candidate wasn’t the only politician exuberant with the Electric City.

“I was in Pittsburgh, and that parade was high-spirited and well-attended,” said a semi-exhausted Governor Rendell, who walked in both parades alongside Senator Clinton. “But (the Scranton parade) was off the charts.”

Many young voters are backing Obama. His supporters were active and vocal. The younger activists held signs that read, “O’Bama” and screamed his name in competitions with chants of “Hil-a-ry!”

On Monday, the Junior Senator from Illinois gave his supporters another reason to chant. Obama greeted supporters for about a half-hour inside Whistles Pub & Grill on Monday.

“Hey, how’s everyone doing? Next round’s on me!” Obama enthusiastically shouted to the crowd, standing room only in the front section of the bar.

Then the “Barack-star” did what he does best - conversing with older women, consoling a veteran without disability, and taking photos with wide-eyed teenagers.

“I love Scranton!” Obama replied when asked about the area. “I wish I could just sit here and have a pint, not campaign too much. But I have work to do.”

After the meet-and-greet, Senator Obama ducked into the back room of Whistles. MTV News taped a town hall meeting with Obama and young war veterans, moderated by Sway. The event will be aired on MTV Thursday night. Later in the evening, the Democratic delegate leader spoke inside The Radisson at The Society of Irish Women’s annual dinner.

This certainly won’t be the last we see of either candidate or their family in NEPA. President Bill Clinton is scheduled to host a late afternoon rally inside James M. Coughlin Junior/Senior High School on Wednesday. Meanwhile Obama supporters believe he’ll return to the area as Pennsylvania’s April 22 primary date nears.

the bht crew on wyou...

big thanks to wyou meteoroligist dave kuharchik!

speaking with sen. clinton & gov. rendell...

Download the mp3

97 BHT's Ralphie Aversa caught up with Senator Hillary Clinton & Governor Ed Rendell at the Scranton St. Patrick's Day Parade!

st. patty's day parade photos!

what a day.

click here for plenty more.

blake lewis - beatboxing machine!

club x-goers get treated to a little beatboxing session with idol runner-up blake lewis...

blake lewis co-hosting the countdown!

Blake Lewis swung through to co-host The Gallery of Sound Top 8 @ 8 w/ Ralphie Aversa!
Segment 1 - Blake's thoughts on this year's Idol.
Segment 2 - The difference between Idol winners and losers.
Segment 3 - The story behind Blake's infamous "catchphrase."
Segment 4 - Who Blake still keeps in touch with on Idol.
Segment 5 - The story behind Blake's "How Many Words"
Segment 6 - Blake teaches a 7 year-old how to beat box on the air!

blake lewis photos!

blake co-hosted the gallery of sound top 8 @ 8 with me and chilled with the bhtizzle crew inside club x at the woods. fun times indeed!

click here for the funness.

my goodness.

i haven't had a chance to take a breath since thursday.

you'll see why in the following posts.