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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!


EXCLUSIVE: Shontelle w/ Ralphie!

The singer of "T-Shirt" & "Stuck With Each Other" swung by the 97 BHT studios to chat about THE t-shirt, Twitter, Rihanna, and her live performance inside Evolution at The Woodlands!

Part 1: THE t-shirt, Twitter

Part 2: Rihanna, Live Performance


03.26.09 : Adam Barta - QnA
Adam calls in to The Ralphie Radio Show!
On the song

Abercrombie & Fitch, Performing at The Woodlands

TMZ'S LESLIE HARRIS: Gisele and Tom's Wedding Invite

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TMZ's Leslie Harris wasn't invited, but she did manage to land an invitation to the wedding for Model Gisele Bundchen and Patriots QB Tom Brady.

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

WINGMAN WEDNESDAY: Strictly Business

Should you call that woman and ask her on a date, even though you obtained her number for business purposes? Well, at least you know that you should ask The Wingman for advice.

(Thirsty Thursday Edition)
Initial Wingman Response:

Reaction #1:

The Wingman Talks TV Pilot:

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DAILY DOWNLOAD: Flo-Rida f. Ne-Yo - Be On You

03.24.09 : Flo-Rida f. Ne-Yo - Be On You

RALPHIE REWIND: Social Networking or BF/GF?

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Jennifer Aniston allegedly dumped John Mayer because of his Twitter obsession. Would you dump your favorite social networking site for a bf/gf?

Read more about John and Jennifer here.
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NY MAG'S AMY ODELL: Tiffany's Isn't Recession-Proof

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Amy Odell of NY Mag's "The Cut" blog talks about Tiffany & Co's steep revenue decline - and how the immediate future isn't looking better.

Read Amy's article here.

DAILY DOWNLOAD: Carolina Liar - Show Me What I'm Looking For

03.23.09 : Carolina Liar - Show Me What I'm Looking For (With Exclusive Audio)
Chad & Rickard perform the song in the 97 BHT studios!

FWW'S DEBBIE NIGRO: Cougar Is Demeaning

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First Wives World's Chief Executive Girlfriend Debbie Nigro rebuts Jill Brooke's claims that the term "cougar" is empowering to older women.

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Read Jill Brooke's arguement here.

DAILY DOWNLOAD: The Fray - Heartless (Kanye Cover)

03.18.09 : The Fray - Heartless (Kanye Cover)

TMZ: The McGriddle Bandit

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McDonald's continues to dominate TMZ's headlines on a weekly basis - Leslie Harris talks about the latest incident involving the most important meal of the day, breakfast.

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

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London Lovallo is a third grader at Riverside Elementary that needs your vote in a national contest. Read London's story from The Scranton Times here and vote for her here.

Tiffany's Takes A Tumble

No one is recession proof - not even the glamorous jewlery store, which announced a huge drop off in revenue yesterday.

Facebook Mobile Uploads....

I'll be snapping most stills on the road with my BlackBerry now and uploading to this gallery on Facebook.

Why haven't you added me? BTW, that's a very grainy picture of a one DJ AM spinnin' at LAX last Wednesday.

RALPHIE REPORT: Flavor Flav, Vegas, DJ AM, Hinder

Flavor Flav celebrated his 50th birthday last week. No, that is not a typo.

The “Flavor Of Love” star kicked off the celebration on the East Coast – with a star-studded bash at BB King’s in New York City. The party brought a pleasant surprise to ongoers, as Ice-T and Chuck D joined Flav on stage to perform a number of hits from Public Enemy’s catalog.

Last Friday, Flav flew the festivities to Las Vegas, with a party inside Jet Nightclub at The Mirage. The highlight? The rapper held his trademark, “Yeah Boyee!” catchphrase for an uncanny 35 seconds.


So I spent part of last week in Las Vegas, betting on March Madness (How ‘bout Syracuse?!), partaking in bottle/limo service, and enjoying the amenities of The Strip (as in the stretch of attractions, not a prefix for a club).

You would’ve thought that these activities, especially with Spring Break, would’ve yielded a many stories for this column, between celebrity sightings and encounters.

Well, you would’ve thought incorrectly. I saw DJ AM spin at LAX inside Luxor, and didn’t bother with Flav’s aforementioned party on Friday night. All in all, I did not meet, let alone knowingly encounter any type of celebrity.

And as far as stories? I accumulated quite a few for a 72 hour period, however what happens in Vegas…


Big thanks to everyone who joined 97 BHT for the return of Funhouse Friday’s inside The Woodlands. While I was actin’-a-foo inside Prive at Planet Hollywood, A.J. In The Afternoon was throwing a big bash inside Evolution at The Woodlands. I can only imagine what Week 2 will be like inside The Woods, with Shontelle, Adam Barta, and DJ Woogie slated to perform on Friday.

There was also a group of celebrities in the house last week. However the band Hinder was “less than friendly” according to one patron. Another person at the event noted that the band would only sign five CDs for 97 BHT to give to listeners (Most artists usually will agree to how many CDs asked of them).
But then again, I suppose it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise – we are talking about a “rock” group from Oklahoma that is notorious for playing by their own rules, whether that be shots of “Jager” prior to radio interviews or all-night benders on the tour bus before concerts.

It’s really quite a shame though. I remember hearing so many stories about an easy going Hinder – drinking at Tinks with fans, sleeping in their caravan outside of studios just to snag radio time and the attention of Program Directors.

I suppose it’s just an example of the affect that groupies, alcohol, cross-country tours, and a couple of Billboard “rock” hits can have on one’s ego.

BTW, if you weren’t one of the 5 to snag one of those highly-coveted autographed CDs, you might have a chance this summer, as the pompous partiers return to NEPA on July 14 to open for fellow “rockers” Nickelback at Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain.