"Extra" New York City Host AJ Calloway called in after chatting with Becca and Garrett following "The Bachelorette" finale. The newly-engaged couple flew overnight from Los Angeles to the city for a whirlwind day of press that included, "Good Morning America," Live!" and of course an interview with Calloway for "Extra." Catch "Extra" weeknights at 7 pm on Channel 4, NBC, here in the tri-state area.
For the fifth consecutive year, my radio show did the honors of revealing the John Lennon Songwriting Contest $20,000 OWC Song Of The Year grand prize winner. The song is chosen by an executive panel of judges that include Fergie, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kevin Bacon, Switchfoot, Prince Royce and many others. Matthew Reich, Vice President of Tours and Promotions for the JLSC and John Lennon Educational Tour Bus joined me for the call. Fees from the songwriting contest, which is currently...
Legendary comedian George Wallace chatted with me earlier this year ahead of his residency at The Westgate in Las Vegas. Wallace, who turned 70 this past July, talked about his Twitter account, his new show and his buddy Jerry Seinfeld - plus he offered up a few opinions on some modern-day phrases and music artists. More: twitter.com/ralphieaversa
Our buddy Max called in from the road to chat about his new single "Still New York" and next album, "House of Divine." The LP title comes from a lyric in "Lights Down Low," an song he wrote for and proposed to his wife with. The single is a love letter to Max's hometown with a number of celebrity cameos in the music video, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, The Chainsmokers and yes - even yours truly.
Megan Devine, a psychotherapist and author of "It's OK That You're Not OK," called in to the show after the death of designer Kate Spade so that we could have an honest conversation about discussing suicide and mental health in 2018 and on a platform like mine. Sadly after we taped this, celebrity chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain took his life. For more on Megan, find her at refugeingrief.com. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline...
Friend-of-the-show JAX called in from our nation's capital, where the next night she would perform at The White House for a special tribute to our troops on July 4th. The performance aired live on the Hallmark Channel. JAX's entire family, including her father who was a firefighter and first-responder on 9/11 along with her brother, a current Marine, were in attendance. However also in attendance were both President Trump and the First Lady. This of course subjected the New Jersey native...
Celebrity attorney Jill Stanley - PROOFWithJillStanley.com - called in to update us on the latest charges against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein; the new developments in the case bring a life in prison sentence to the case. More: twitter.com/ralphieaversa
Wé McDonald stopped by the studio and in an interview taped before her EP showcase at Gramercy Theater, talked about performing the National Anthem at Yankee Stadium, releasing her debut EP and working with Alicia Keys as a contestant on NBC's "The Voice." More: twitter.com/ralphieaversa
twitter.com/ralphieaversa Attorney Jill Stanley, PROOFWithJillStanley.com, called in ahead of disgraced studio head Harvey Weinstein surrendering to police. The following morning, Weinstein was indicted on rape and sex act charges.
Jill Stanley, PROOFWithJillStanley.com, called in to my show from Los Angeles to comment on what is next for Bill Cosby after his sexual assault conviction, predict what his sentence might be and talk about how the verdict impacts the "Me Too" movement. twitter.com/ralphieaversa
Before his band headlined Mohegan Sun Arena and were introduced by yours truly, I sat down backstage to chat with Chris Daughtry of the band Daughtry. He gave me a tentative timeline for the group's fifth studio album, talked about his plans for the rest of the year and even reminisced with me about a moment we had backstage at last year's Billboard Music Awards. twitter.com/ralphieaversa
New York City-based divorce lawyer Jacqueline Newman called in to the show to talk about a recent Page Six article in which Jennifer Garner talked about what she, opposed to her ex Ben Affleck, will allow their kids to eat. While Garner was probably somewhat joking, Newman said the theme is one she sees in court quite a bit, introducing us to the term, "Disney Dad." twitter.com/ralphieaversa
Nick Fradiani called in to the radio show recently, ahead of a show he played at Toad's Place in New Haven, to give an update on new music he was working on and his thoughts on the latest season of "American Idol." twitter.com/ralphieaversa
Clinical Forensic Psychologist Dr. John Huber called the radio show to shed some more light on Mariah Carey's revelation that she was diagnosed bipolar. Dr. Huber talked about not only the common traits that celebrities who are diagnosed this have, but what Carey's announcement means for the mental health community. twitter.com/ralphieaversa
After performing her new single "Lottery" on "The Tonight Show," super-talented singer/songwriter Jade Bird stopped by to chat about her music, experience in New York City and love for The Sims. twitter.com/ralphieaversa
James TW, fresh off of touring with Andy Grammer, stopped by the radio show to talk about his English roots, getting a record deal off of YouTube and his new single, "Say Love." twitter.com/ralphieaversa
twitter.com/ralphieaversa Miss America Savvy Shields sat down with me after her appearance on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" to chat about her year wearing the crown thus far, meeting Florida-Georgia Line and braving the cold to spend New Year's Eve in Times Square.