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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
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
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
By Ralphie Aversa The siblings that comprise Echosmith are back with a new jam called “Over My Head.” Sydney, Noah and Graham told me about the song’s meaning and said the band’s sophomore album should be out “in the next few months.”MORE
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
By Ralphie Aversa Attorney Jill Stanley called in ahead of disgraced studio head Harvey Weinstein surrendering to police. The following morning, Weinstein was indicted on rape and sex act charges.MORE
By Ralphie Aversa Kygo, DJ and producer, talked to me about his latest music and tour – plus I asked him if he’d be checking out season two of “13 Reasons Why” on Netflix.MORE
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
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
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
By Ralphie Aversa Attorney Jill Stanley 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.MORE
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
By Ralphie Aversa 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…MORE
By Ralphie Aversa 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.”MORE
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.