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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!


DAILY DOWNLOAD: Syracuse's Bayje!

02.19.09 : Bayje - Find A Way
Bayje Calls The Ralphie Radio Show!
On "Find A Way":

On Syracuse, Listening To Ralphie, The Origin of "Bayje":


Kanye Is A True Artist

Love or hate him, you got to respect the old school hustle and commitment of this guy. Lovin' this new video as well, for Welcome To Heartbreak. Vimeo shoutout!

EXCLUSIVE: Nick Lachey On V-Day, Paparazzi...

02.17.09 : Nick Lachey - Patience
Nick Calls The Ralphie Radio Show!
On "Patience" & Coming Up For Air:

(Old School: Ralphie & sister Raquela w/ Nick & Jess; Buffalo, 2003)
On Valentine's Day & The Paparazzi:


RALPHIE REPORT: Chris Brown Speaks, Life Imitates Art, We The Kings

The following will appear in The Weekender, which hits newsstands this Wednesday.
Chris Brown waited a week to speak out regarding his alleged attack on Rihanna. The R&B crooner filled his two-paragraph statement with remorse, but left out the assumed victim’s name.

“Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired. I am seeking the counseling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones and I am committed, with God's help, to emerging a better person," said Brown, who also debunked reports that he commented on the incident to a Facebook page or any other blog.

No word from Rihanna, although her father, Ronald Fenty, did speak with the media – confirming that Brown hit his daughter and affirming that she’ll be okay, despite brusing.“At some point, she will speak out. I hope she will stand up for women all over the world,” Fenty told People Magazine.Meanwhile, the spectacle surrounding the incident continues to grow as Los Angeles authorities gather evidence and decide what exactly Brown will be prosecuted for. As of press time, only the original charge of suspicion of making felony criminal threats stood.

Another interesting twist of life possibly imitating art emerged this week, when a track sung by Mario Barrett and allegedly featuring Rihanna hit the net. “Emergency Room” details the actions that led to a woman finding out her man’s cheating ways, and her response.
“You gon’ be in the emergency room… I’m fighting with myself, I can’t hurt you even though you hurt me,” sings the woman on the hook – who sounds eerily similar to RiRi.

At least according to Mario and the author of the track, it is not Rihanna singing. Priscilla Renea wrote “Emergency Room”, with Rihanna and Akon in mind. Mario heard the song, snagged it and re-recorded the verses, leaving the part-to-be-sung-by-Rihanna on the hook. Both Barrett and Renea insist that the Barbatos-born singer hasn’t even been presented with the song, let alone graced it with her vocals.

“The record was far from done,” Barrett wrote in a statement to Vibe. “I’m still proud of the record but want to make sure that the truth is out there.”


If you recall the last time I spoke with We The Kings, there was no sunshine – rather a hail storm on Montage Mountain during Warped Tour.

The conditions during our interview last week inside The Crocodile Rock CafĂ© in Allentown were a bit more favorable, sans the leaky ceiling. Nonetheless, the boys from Bradenton, Florida spilled about their not-so-rock star Super Bowl experience.“We were actually flying during the Super Bowl, it was kinda miserable,” bassist Hunter Thomsen told me. The conflict forced the group to forgo tickets to the big game, played an hour from their house. Plus, the guys missed their favorite show, The Office. I held off any, “Boom, Roasted,” lines – because it’s no fun being in the dark on those things.

That’s what she said.
Listen to Ralphie Aversa weekdays from 5-10p on 97 BHT.

WINGMAN WEDNESDAY: Taking 1 For The Team

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If anyone can offer advice on being a wingman, it is clearly The Wingman.

Initial Wingman Response:

Reaction #1:

Reaction #2:

Visit The Wingman on MySpace.

UPDATE: David Archuleta Meet-And-Greet

So many of you have e-mailed me regarding last week's post about 97 BHT's exclusive meet-and-greet with American Idol runner-up David Archuleta.

I know a little bit more. And I mean literally, a little bit.

The day of the signing (Friday, 2/27), FYE will be selling 500 copies of David's new CD. With the purchase of a CD comes a wristband, which will allow you the chance to meet David at 7P.

Now - you probably have a lot of questions...

- What time will FYE begin selling CDs?
I don't know yet.
- Is there a per-person limit?
I would imagine 1-per, but I don't know that as fact.
- Does a CD purchase guarantee that I'll meet David?
I don't know.
- What if I already own the CD, can I just bring that?
No, you have to purchase a CD the day of in order to meet David.
- Is there a time limit on the signing?
I don't know. I do know the signing begins at 7P, and the mall closes at 9P.
- Will you know any more answers before the date?
I sure hope so.

VIDEO: Ice In The Cake!

Congrats to Carol who won a $1,000 Diamond Band thanks to Zales, Gerrity's, The Mall at Steamtown, and 97 BHT! See how it all went down below!


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We The Kings took time from "The Secret Valentine Tour" at The Crocodile Rock Cafe in Allentown to talk with Ralphie about the song, Twitter, and missing The Super Bowl in their home town.

Or, Watch The Interview Below!

DAILY DOWNLOAD: Mario/"Rihanna"

02.12.09 : Mario f. Rihanna (Allegedly) - Emergency Room
Read Mario's Statement Regarding This Track Here.
Hear The Original Demo ("Rihanna f. Akon" - Emergency Room) Here.
The woman who wrote/recorded the demo speaks here.

TMZ: Chris Brown/Rihanna Update

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TMZ's Leslie Harris gives Ralphie details on the types of charges that might be brought against Chris Brown - while also shedding light on an abusive past between the two.

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