It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means. That’s right – time for another edition of SoundBits, our weekly column that spotlights BlogTalkRadio’s most compelling hosts. This week, it’s MarQ Piocos who gets “Bit”-ten. As host of Somewhere in Vegas, MarQ (who’s known on-air simply as “MarQ with a Q”) has interviewed such marquis names as rocker Eddie Money, country-music legend Crystal Gayle, and The Daily Show correspondent Rob Riggle. Now let’s see how well the Sin City resident holds up to our questioning.
Give us a 15- second pitch for your BTR show – why should listeners tune in?
Somewhere in Vegas features performers in all genres of enter- tainment, from music to comedy to acting. Or sometimes, it’s just regular people with amazing talents. So you’ll always have lots of fun – and learn a little something – on my shows.
Tell us two things listeners would be surprised to learn about you?
Back in 2001, I was a contestant on a nationally televised game show called You Don’t Know Jack. And a few months ago, I won the lottery in Montana. But the prize was a paltry $10,000 (so don’t get too excited, ladies).
Who’s your broadcasting hero?
Arsenio Hall. His show was so energetic and different at the time. We’re definitely missing a show like his these days.
If you could book any person on earth as a guest on your show, who would it be and why?
Alyson Hannigan. My listeners know this because I have a crazy obsession with her. I’ve been trying to book her for ages, but have not had any luck. I’ll keep trying, though!
As we speak, what are you wearing?
My new signature fedora, an AC/DC t-shirt, and blue sweats.
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done while in the middle of hosting your show?
Did an impression of a cow “gettin’ busy.”
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