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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!

12.05.2008

TMZ: Britney's Ex Behind Bars...

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One of Britney Spears' former lovers ended up in jail - TMZ's Leslie Harris told Ralphie who and why.


Catch Leslie on TMZ TV - Weekdays at 6 on Channel 38 - The CW.

EXCLUSIVE: Ne-Yo 2-steppin'

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RALPHIE RADIO SHOW EXCLUSIVE: Ne-Yo gets his 2-step on regarding his album, the postponement of its release, and who stood by it despite it being different from his previous works.



Ralphie & Ne-Yo - Syracuse, NY - April 2007.

DAILY DOWNLOAD: David Rush/Kevin Rudolf/Pitbull


12.04.08 : David Rush f. Kevin Rudolf & Pitbull - Shooting Star
Ralphie finds David's track and immediately gets him on the line...


Rush's official site is feeltherush.tv.

12.04.2008

RALPHIE REWIND: Starbucks Delivery

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Ralphie calls up A.J. In The Afternoon to discuss an idea that both feel would make the world a much better place.


WINGMAN WEDNESDAY: Inaugural Edition...

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In the first edition of "Wingman Wednesday" - The Wingman fields an e-mail from a concerned, under-confident club-goer.


Check Out The Wingman on MySpace.

12.03.2008

DAILY DOWNLOAD: A Holiday Benefit, Vol. II


12.03.08 : A Holiday Benefit, Vol. II - Happy X-Mas (War Is Over)
Ralphie speaks with Singer/Songwriter Benjamin Wagner, who conceived the "A Holiday Benefit" series


Purchase the album on iTunes. All proceeds benefit 826NYC.

Turn Off The TV, Turn On The BHT...


OK, so listening to music is mentioned in this study from Yale University - but it seems the affects of heavy TV and web usage can yield far worse effects on your children.

DAILY DOWNLOAD: Beyonce/R.Kelly


These two make sweet music... of course, I don't mean that as a figure of speech - literally. Afterall, B is married, and too old for Kells' liking.

Check out the dope remix here.

12.02.2008

DAILY DOWNLOAD: R-Les...


12.01.08 : Ryan Leslie - How It Was Supposed To Be
R-Les calls up The Ralphie Radio Show
Part 1: Background on "How It Was Supposed To Be"

Part 2: Graduating Harvard at 19, YouTube


Part 3: "How It Was Supposed To Be" video - almost with a Ralphie cameo


Ryan's self-titled LP drops February 10, 2009. Check out his YouTube channel here.

RALPHIE REPORT: T.I., Hinder...


T.I. and Young Jeezy will perform in Northeastern PA before the end of the year, a show officially announced last week and first heard of on The Ralphie Radio Show two weeks ago.

The Wachovia Arena plays host to the big show, scheduled for Monday, December 29. E&R Entertainment, the same promotions group behind the Lil’ Wayne show in October, is responsible for this event.

Apparently the “Rubber Band Man” and Jeezy won’t be the only big names taking the stage that night. In a Ralphie Radio Show exclusive, the promoter of the show revealed that a third name, only described as “another headliner”, is confirmed to appear. However, the artist’s name will not be revealed until the day of the show.

With many big hip-hop artists hailing from New York and Philadelphia – and possibly back in the Northeast for the holidays – the list of names that could show up is near endless.

The promoter did confirm that it will not be Fabolous – who still owes E&R a performance after backing out of the Lil Wayne show on the day of. To the delight of many, Jadakiss replaced him on the bill.

You could argue that what “The Blueprint” did for Jay-Z is what “Paper Trail” is doing for T.I. The LP moved over 1.2 million copies to date – and sports the uber-popular “Whatever You Like” and “Live Your Life” – the latter featuring Rihanna. The tracks are the top songs in the country, respectively one and two.

Fans looking to hear T.I. live might want to jump at this opportunity – the rapper, real name Clifford Harris, will head to jail in early 2009 on convictions stemming from illegal gun possession.

HINDER’S CHRISTMAS WISH

The fellas of Hinder sure live up to the “rock star persona” dubbed on most musicians. Yunno, the same stuff Nickelback sings about.

Some of the band members called up The Ralphie Radio Show just before Thanksgiving to chat about the LP, Take It To The Limit, as well as plans for the holidays. Hinder said it’d be nice to come home for the holiday. The rock group played a show only a few hours from their hometown of Oklahoma City, and did not perform the next day.

While some members of Hinder simply wished for continued success both in the studio and on the road – others were a tad more concise regarding their Christmas list.

“2 girls at the same time,” one band member chimed in.

I suppose you can’t expect anything different from a group that tours with headlining sponsors like J├Ągermeister. BTW, Hinder receives an unlimited supply of the liquor for the tour bus machine dispenser through the duration of the dates.
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12.01.2008

T.I. IN NEPA - WIN TICKETS!


Win tickets to E&R Entertainment's "Jingle Jam 2008" featuring T.I. and Young Jeezy! Another big show in NEPA - and more free tickets from 97 BHT! T.I. and Jeezy take over the Wachovia Arena on Monday, December 29th.

Purchase tickets here.

And don't forget, you heard about this show FIRST on 97 BHT!