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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!


50" HDTV For Under $1000?

Could be true, click here for the newest phenomenon on 97 BHT - iBid.

Enjoy Without Overindulging This Season

You can read more here. Good luck with that.

Risk Equals Love?

"Guys may flirt with risk more to score a mate"

Article here.

One Truffle Is Never One Truffle

"College students who ate one truffle were more likely to eat more — and to desire other temptations."

Read more here.

TMZ: Wesley Snipes' Financial Woes

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Wesley Snipes is alledgedly in debt... but that isn't his only issue. TMZ's Leslie Harris filled in Ralphie...

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

BRAD WILSON, BRADSDEALS.COM, on last second deals!

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Ralphie calls up online shopping expert Brad Wilson from BradsDeals.com to find out if its too late to take advantage of holiday shopping on the web.

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T.I./Jeezy 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.

97 BHT's already given away THE PROMOTER'S FRONT ROW SEATS - starting Thursday at 5PM with Ralphie, you'll have your chance to win 5th Row Seats - and we'll count down to the front row every weekday after.

T.I. called in to The Ralphie Radio Show to talk about the big concert and his CD - check it out here.

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

DAILY DOWNLOAD: Flo Rida, Star Six Nine...

12.17.08 : Flo Rida - Touch Me
Hot track...
12.16.08 : Star Six Nine - I Like You
Also dope... he's opening for T.I./Young Jeezy...

WINGMAN WEDNESDAY: Girl w/ Jealous Friends...

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The Wingman comes to the aid of a woman who may be the victim of some seriously jealous friends...

Visit The Wingman on MySpace.

BARBARA PURCELL on Sex Reducing Stress...

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Relationship expert Barbara Purcell, who's appeared with Martha Stewart and Tyra Banks - talked with Ralphie about why there's so much stress during the holiday season, and how it can be relieved...

Barbara owns Urban Rapture NYC.



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T.I. discusses "Entourage" - "Paper Trail" - plans for Christmas and 2009 on 97 BHT - A Ralphie Radio Show Exclusive.

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RALPHIE REPORT: AAR/NBC Drops The Ball Early...

The front man of The All-American Rejects might have a dirty little secret regarding his throat. Ailments hampered Tyson Ritter a couple of years ago while AAR toured. Bassist Nick Wheeler decided to all-but-skirt the issue last week, when I asked him about it on The Ralphie Radio Show.

“(Tyson’s) doing good,” replied Wheeler, before quickly segueing to another topic. “We’ve got a big week ahead of us – new record’s coming out finally.”

It isn’t known when Ritter began experiencing issues with his vocal chords. But, the condition became public in July 2006. The pop-rock stars cancelled the remaining four dates on their Canadian tour. The following fall, the group played the U.S. – but Ritter did not make the media rounds - reportedly not speaking all day, perform the show, and then not talking for the remainder of the evening.

The Rejects released “When The World Comes Down” on Tuesday. The new album brings a number of press obligations. But without a clear answer from AAR’s bassist, it’s unknown whether Ritter is in the clear himself.

Wheeler seemed equally taken aback later in our conversation. Only this time, he entertained the thought of what the Rejects career would look like if their current record label, Interscope, had released their first, self-titled LP. Wheeler first paused for two seconds, before tearing into a mini-diatribe about the current conditions in which bands sign to labels.

“Yunno, I’d like to think that music speaks for itself. Granted, you need people to help you get it out there. From the beginning, we’ve gotten in a van and gone out and played shows. We were around before MySpace and YouTube.”

Certainly the aforementioned networks have unequivocally fostered viral marketing plans and short-term success – but only time will tell if anyone from this new era of music can sustain that.

But with The Rejects predating this new phenomenon, I suppose that’s something the Oklahoma-based band won’t have to worry about.


This has nothing to do with Jay Leno’s earlier timeslot, and everything to do with the New Years Eve special on the Peacock Network.

But how much of the show will be live, as opposed to “live”? According to my source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, NBC already pre-taped at least one musical performance. Expect to see The Ting Tings play 1-3 songs, including the iPod commercial-featured “Shut Up and Let Me Go.”

The event occurred in Rockefeller Center, and needed multiple takes. NBC even equipped the audience with hats and noisemakers, as if the ball was dropping.

Problem is, this all went down last Sunday night.

Listen to Ralphie Aversa weekdays from 5-10p on 97 BHT.


12.15.08 : The All-American Rejects - Mona Lisa (When The World Comes Down)
Nick Wheeler explains the track to Ralphie...

Dumb Cheap Prices on AAR/FOB LPs

How about the new All-American Rejects album, "When The World Comes Down" - for a mere $2.99?

Or Fall Out Boy's "Folie A Deux" for $3.99? Saweet.