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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: New Breed f. Sean Kingston - 'Get Away'

The twin brothers from South Florida that comprise New Breed called in to "The RRS" to chat about the hip-hop group's new single, "Get Away". The track features Sean Kingston on the hook, and samples Madonna's 1983 hit, "Holiday".

Part 1: The track; Linking with Sean Kingston

Part 2: New Breed; Sample clearing

RRS EXCLUSIVE: Preview Jason Derulo's Self-Titled LP

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It won't be released until this Tuesday, but Jason Derulo and Warner Brothers Records were kind enough to advance "The Ralphie Radio Show" and A.J. In The Afternoon copies of the Beluga Heights singer's debut album. The nine track LP includes the number one hit, "Whatcha Say", as well as "In My Head" and a few others that are sure to be instant classics. J.R. Rotem is the Executuve Producer of the project.

An iTunes Deluxe Version will include the acoustic remix of "Whatcha Say" along with a remix of "In My Head" and the music videos for both singles.

WINGMAN WEDNESDAY: The True Connection

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The Wingman says that like true friends, true connections between lovers are a rare commodity these days.

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RRS EXCLUSIVE: Yung Berg Denies Assault Incident On 'The RRS'

Calling in to "The Ralphie Radio Show" yesterday amid reports that he had been pistol-whipped at a house party over the weekend, Yung Berg denied that the incident happened. The "Sexy Lady" rapper claims that he has been at The Palms in Las Vegas since last Friday, recording new material for a forthcoming LP due out later this year.

“Really, I don’t understand what that’s all about,” said Berg, real name Christian Ward. “I’ve been in Vegas, down here recording for the last five, six days. But I mean, I’ve seen people say so many different things about me or say different things about other artists that at that point man you just gotta take it with a grain of salt and keep it moving.”
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TMZ.com cited “law enforcement sources” in an article posted on Wednesday that claimed Berg attended a house party in Los Angeles on Monday. According to the article, four men carrying weapons entered the party around 2:00 A.M., stealing $10,000 in cash and jewelry. TMZ reports that Berg was one of the people robbed and beaten.

Berg simply replied “Yeah” when asked later if he was denying that the reported incident on Monday happened. Brought up a third and final time in the interview, the rapper replied, “Nah, I’m safe and sound, lookin’ beautiful. You can check me out on YouTube if you wanna see me.”

Still at The Palms, Berg says that he’s working with production company partner Rob Holliday on new music, which will also be released on a couple of forthcoming mixtapes in addition to his new album.
Berg also chatted about his new track, "What You On", and the song's interesting sample. Take a listen here:

NY MAG'S AMY ODELL: Fashion Week; 'The Situation'

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Amy Odell, of New York Magazine's The Cut blog, called in to "The Ralphie Radio Show" to chat about her experiences at Fashion Week 2010 in New York City, as well as the latest about a new photoshoot for Interview magazine with Mike "The Situation" and Bar Rafaeli.

Catch up on the latest here.


EXCLUSIVE: Uncle Kracker Still Kickin' (And Crying, When Applicable)

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Before performing at the Scranton Hardware Bar, Atlantic Records artist Uncle Kracker made some time for "The Ralphie Radio Show" on 97 BHT.

RRS EXCLUSIVE: Sam Riegel, aka, 'Tigga Hoods', 'I'mma Hot Cheeto' Dipdive Parody

Will.I.Am., the renaissance man and Black Eyed Peas lead emcee, is no stranger to viral videos. During the 2008 Presidential Campaign, two of his videos in support of candidate Barack Obama garned millions of views in days – helping our current president in spreading his message of “Hope” and “Yes We Can.” Both were hosted on Will’s Dipdive.com, a site that combines multimedia with social networking.

Turns out there are more than just viral productions of the political movement variety on Dipdive.com. “DipComedy” features contributions from a plethora of comedians. Sam Riegel is one of those contributors – and his latest piece is gaining a great amount of attention on the Intenets here.

“I’mma Hot Cheeto” is a three-plus minute rap, in which Riegel plays the role of emcee “Tigga Hoods.” Dressed in dark makeup, a black hat, black slacks, and a red golf polo shirt – Riegel parades around a golf course and a music video set with a number of scantily clad women. He rhymesabout being a heartbreaker, over a sample of “Eye Of The Tiger”, outfitted with clips of Woods’ infamous voicemail purchased by US Weekly.
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The video is hosted on Will's Dipdive site.

“They used to call me Tiger, but now I’m a cheetah, now I’m a cheetah, now-now-I’m a cheetah,” Riegel raps, with seemingly the help of some type of vocoder/autotune.

But is that the only help Riegel used – or is this track in fact produced by Will.I.Am. himself?

“I can neither confirm nor deny anything,” said a coy Riegel, who called in to “The Ralphie Radio Show” earlier this week. This admission came after first denying that Will played any role in the production of the piece. The comedian would not elaborate further.

Surely there is another question that you’re yearning for the answer to: Did “Tigga Hoods” find Tiger Woods’ apology last Friday sincere?

“Yunno, once you play someone in a video, you start to understand them more, you know what I mean Ralphie?” he joked. “When I was ‘Tigga Hoods’ out there on the putting green, getting licked by ladies and felt up… I can identify with the guy.”

DAILY DOWNLOAD: Carmen Reece - 'Right Here'

Carmen Reece swung by "The Ralphie Radio Show" to chat about her new single, "Right Here".

Part 1: The song

Part 2: Opening for Pitbull


'The RRS' Uploads Exclusive Jason Derulo Video To 'The World On Campus'

A good friend of mine, Patrice Innocenti, recently started a website called, The World On Campus. The website pools multimedia and stories from college campuses across the world on to one webpage. Check it out here.

We decided to throw Patrice a bone or two here at "The RRS" and hooked her up with some never before seen footage of Jason Derulo talking about "Whatcha Say" and his debut LP in studio. Check out the video below:

Patrice is a Broadcast Journalism major at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and graduates this May from Syracuse University. As a freshman, she helped launch the MSNBC On Campus program, which of course, landed both of us a little face time on the network.

NATIONAL ENQUIRER'S ALAN BUTTERFIELD: Tiger Shouldn't Blame Photogs; Where Are The Wedding Rings?

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National Enquirer senior reporter Alan Butterfield called in to "The Ralphie Radio Show" with his thoughts on Tiger Woods' apology, which occured Friday morning. Butterfield belives Tiger shouldn't be lashing out at photographers. He also wonders why his wife Elin doesn't hide her face from the cameras, or for that matter, her hands - photos have shown that she is not wearing her wedding ring.

The Enquirer published the first story of Woods' affair, a front page graphic with an article linking him to socialite Rachel Uchitel.

PR CONSULTANT RICK CERRONE: Tiger Should've Saved The Anger

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In an interview on "The Ralphie Radio Show", PR Consultant Rick Cerrone said he would've advised Tiger Woods to not place blame on anyone else but himself and not come off angry during any part of the speech, which Woods gave last Friday morning.

Cerrone is the former Senior Director of Media Relations for the New York Yankees. Visit his website here.