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Noah Cyrus On Family Vacation, New Max Song And Alter Ego [Interview]

By Ralphie Aversa I had a chance to chat with Noah Cyrus in Las Vegas before the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. Noah and I talked about her upcoming family vacation, running in to her and her dad backstage at last year’s BBMAs and her new song “Team” which is a collaboration with singer Max. The…MORE

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Long Island’s Jesse Kinch Interview On HMH Stage 17 [Exclusive Video]

By Ralphie Aversa Jesse Kinch won the first and only season of ABC’s singing competition “Rising Star.” The show aired in the summer of 2014 and was hosted by Josh Groban; judges included Ludacris, Kesha and Brad Paisley. Kinch was the clear favorite from the moment of his first performance and took home the top…MORE

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Here’s Why Bryce Vine Wrote ‘Drew Barrymore’ [Interview]

By Ralphie Aversa Bryce Vine is a Berklee College of Music alum who is gaining popularity thanks to his single, “Drew Barrymore.” The song is climbing up the charts, thanks in-part to a co-sign by Taylor Swift, who added it to her Apple Music playlist. Vine joined me in Las Vegas to chat about the…MORE

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Martin Garrix On Birthday, Dua Lipa And New Music [Interview]

By Ralphie Aversa I had a lot to catch up on with one of the world’s biggest DJs, Martin Garrix. The 22 year-old recently celebrated a birthday and spent his Billboard Music Award weekend in Las Vegas performing at Omnia Nightclub where he has a residency along with headlining Electric Daisy Carnival. In addition to…MORE

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Backstreet Boys Back With New Song, Album [Exclusive Interview]

By Ralphie Aversa Backstreet’s Back in more than one way. A new song on the radio, a new album on the way and a forthcoming tour to follow are all in the works for Kevin, Nick, A.J., Brian and Howie. The fellas, who are marking their 25th year as a group, stopped by our booth…MORE

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Backstage And On-Stage At The Billboard Music Awards [Exclusive]

By Ralphie Aversa For my sixth consecutive year, I made the trek out west to Sin City on the weekend before Memorial Day to cover the Billboard Music Awards. This year, due to I presume the Vegas Golden Nights’ deep playoff run, the broadcast relocated from the T-Mobile Arena to its original home – the…MORE

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David Cook Interview From HMH Stage 17 [Exclusive Video]

By Ralphie Aversa David Cook stopped by Hackensack Meridian Health Stage 17 to chat with me about his role on the hit Broadway musical “Kinky Boots,” his favorite spots while living in New York City and what he has planned for the rest of the summer.MORE

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Chris Daughtry On Tour And Fifth Album In Two New Interviews [Video]

By Ralphie Aversa Before his group 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…MORE

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Forensic Psychologist Talks About Mariah Carey’s Bipolar Revelation [Audio]

By Ralphie Aversa 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.MORE


Ralphie Aversa is a quadruple threat. His platforms in television, radio, print, and the Internet allow him to tell compelling stories in a variety of fashions to a vast audience.

“Ralphie Tonight” currently airs on Cumulus Media’s 95.5 PLJ in New York, 92 PRO-FM in Providence, RI, Q105 in New London, CT, and 97 BHT in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA. Aversa offers exclusive interviews, hit music, and candid commentary on the stories of the day. His assignments include everything from interviewing A-list acts like Taylor Swift to covering The GRAMMYs on location.

Aversa has also ventured outside of radio. In June, he became the host of “Inside Rising Star.” The 30 minute program was a companion show to the ABC singing competition “Rising Star,” and aired on Music Choice Play. In November, he returned to Music Choice to co-host the network’s year-end video countdown, “MC 100.” Aversa also served as a host and reporter for Yahoo News, fronting the popular “Trending Now” segment until this past June.

“The Ralphie Report” began running in Northeastern Pennsylvania’s The Weekender (Circulation: 170,000) back in 2008. The column is a weekly, print version of the best content from “Ralphie Tonight.” A TV version also ran on NBC affiliate WBRE TV from 2011 to 2014.

Aversa has also contributed to WPIX TV (New York), ABC News, OK! TV, FOX, CNN, HLN, MSNBC, TMZ, Life & Style Weekly, and MTV News.

Ralphie attended Syracuse University. He hails from Niagara Falls, NY and currently resides in Manhattan.