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Dr. Blogstein's Radio Happy Hour

My favorite types of blog posts are the ones where I get to profile the hosts and let you see the person behind the microphone. Today we’re pleased to give you a Q&A with Dr. Blogstein whose Radio Happy Hour is one of BlogTalkRadio‘s more popular segments.

Dr. B was kind enough to tell us a little about himself, his show and offer some tips to the other hosts. I won’t go on and on, but I will say this: Those who have never listened in to the Radio Happy Hour can now see why Dr. Blogstein is so entertaining and why folks leave his show with a good, upbeat feeling.

Tell us about your Radio Happy Hour

The World Wide Web is full of people who have no friends.  For one hour a week, we will be your best friends.  We’ll make you laugh, introduce you to cool people, play games, and every once in a while we’ll engage you in thought-provoking conversation.

That’s not to say that people with friends shouldn’t listen.  In fact, I guarantee we’ll leave you with something to talk to your buddies about.

How long have you hosted your radio show?

The Radio Happy Hour has been on every week since February 13, 2007.

What made you decide to do a radio show – and why did you choose BlogTalkRadio over more traditional forms of podcasting?

In all seriousness, I’ve been doing this show for my entire life. It’s just that now, other people can hear it. It’s really quite a relief to finally have an outlet for my obnoxious one-liners and immature jokes.

I chose BlogTalkRadio over any and every other vehicle because that Alan Levy is just so damn cute.


To what do you attribute your show’s success?

Dangreous Lee and Vinny Bond.  Without Dangerous Lee by my side and Vinny Bond patrolling the live, interactive chatroom, there would be no Radio Happy Hour.  This show is the perfect example of a scenario in which the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. On our own, we’re three dopey knuckleheads, but put us together and we’re Radio Magic.


How do you come by your guests?

Now its 50-50.  I reach out to half of my guests and the rest of the time they reach out to us.  I got the “guest ball” rolling initially by cashing in on all the favors people owed me!

Who are some of your favorite hosts and what are some of your favorite BTR shows?

There are other shows?  No kidding!

Actually, there really are some excellent radio programs on BTR. 

Movie Geeks United is a high-quality, high-end broadcast that’s always very professionally produced.  Annie and Burl are the Regis and Kelly of BlogTalkRadio and Bob “Mr. Media” Andelman is BTR’s Charlie Rose.

I’m always discovering other gems on BTR, so it pays to dig around.

Any tips you’d like to offer for promoting segments and bringing in the listeners?

The more people that you include on your show, the more people you’ll have to bring listeners to your show.   If you give roles on your show to your buddy Joe, Aunt Silvia and Jerry the Mailman then Joe, Silvia and Jerry will all have their friends and family tune in. And if those people like what they hear, they’ll tell their friends and family. But it’s not enough to get an audience; the key is to keep an audience. You have to be interesting and entertaining.

What advice do you have to offer someone who might be considering a radio show but might be a little shy?

A couple drinks a half hour before you go on air should loosen you up.

What’s can we expect in the future from Dr. Blogstein and his Radio Happy Hour?

You can continue to expect interesting guests, compelling conversation and an incredibly handsome host on the live web cam.  And also, since its live and on the internet you can expect that at any moment, you’ll hear something you’d never heard before.

Catch Dr. Blogstein’s Radio Happy Hour tonight at 9:00 EST. His guests are Francia Raisa from “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” and Lorna Scott who is starring in the new film “Wanted.”

The Best of BlogTalkRadio this Week June 22nd through 29th, 2008

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Did you know all of our shows are available on demand? So if you miss something, you can always come back and listen to it in its entirety at another time. Here are some of the great programs from this week:

Some of our awesome hosts celebrated one year anniversaries with BlogTalkRadio:

Do you have an anniversary you’d like share? Let me know!

Many of our hosts featured some familiar names:

  • Sheryl Lee Ralph dropped by Just *b* Radio to help spread the word regarding National HIV Testing Day.
  • Hollywood Hits rocked the MTV reality shows when they featured guests Greg and Brianna from The Real World Hollywood.
  • Lark Voorhees from The Bold and the Beautiful and Saved by the Bell dropped by BuzzWorthy Radio.
  • Keenan and Kel‘s Kel Mitchell dropped by Firestar Radio.

Notable authors were also on hand this week:

  • Dr. Blogstein featured Brad Thor author of The Last Patriot.
  • Chris Lemmon, son of actor Jack Lemmon, discussed his famous father and his new book A Twist of Lemon with Betty Jo Tucker.
  • Deborah Cooper discussed her book Sucka Free Love when she visited DerekEady.

Did you have a favorite show from this week? Do share in the comments!

Nothing to Do Tonight? Drop in on the ‘Radio Happy Hour’

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I’ve been remiss. I’ve had a note in front of me all day to mention Dr.Blogstein’s Radio Happy Hour but other requests and sporadic cable outages have kept me from posting this earlier. For that, I apologize Dr. Blogstein.

We’re all in luck though, as we didn’t miss a thing. Radio Happy Hour begins tonight at 9:00 p.m. EST. Dr Blogstein’s guest tonight is Brad Thor, author of The Last Patriot and hottie Actor Daren Kagasoff of ABC Family’s Secret Life of the American Teenager. Not-to-be-missed-ratio, folks.  Dr. Blogstein is always amusing and entertaining. Drop by and join in the chat or call in and say hello. If you don’t get there in time, don’t fret. You can relive the show on-demand.

Nothing to Do Tonight? Drop in on the 'Radio Happy Hour'

Dr Blogstein

I’ve been remiss. I’ve had a note in front of me all day to mention Dr.Blogstein’s Radio Happy Hour but other requests and sporadic cable outages have kept me from posting this earlier. For that, I apologize Dr. Blogstein.

We’re all in luck though, as we didn’t miss a thing. Radio Happy Hour begins tonight at 9:00 p.m. EST. Dr Blogstein’s guest tonight is Brad Thor, author of The Last Patriot and hottie Actor Daren Kagasoff of ABC Family’s Secret Life of the American Teenager. Not-to-be-missed-ratio, folks.  Dr. Blogstein is always amusing and entertaining. Drop by and join in the chat or call in and say hello. If you don’t get there in time, don’t fret. You can relive the show on-demand.

Niki Taylor Makes BlogTalkRadio a Supermodel

Supermodel Niki Taylor, and host of Bravo’s “Make Me a Supermodel,” headlines tonight’s Radio Happy Hour with Dr. Blogstein.

Niki_Taylor_002 Tonight at 9pm ET, Niki Taylor will tell the good Doctor if he has what it takes to become a supermodel, how she’s persevered though a soap opera-like life story and whether or not she hangs out with other beautiful people. Pay close attention to this interview and hang out in the live chat room during the show and you can win some cool prizes (so we’re told).

Also this week, NASCAR driver and Hollywood stunt man Stanton Barrett stops by the Radio Happy Hour. We’ll hear about his death defying stunts on some of Hollywood’s biggest films, his racing career and his athletic pedigree. Plus, Matt and Bryce from the band Stealing Jane. All this and more with Dr. Blogstein!

Evander: Becoming Holyfield on BlogTalkRadio

The only boxer ever to become world heavyweight champion four times, Evander Holyfield joins Dr. Blogstein for a live interview tonight.

Evander HolyfieldCruiserweight and heavyweight champion and Olympic medalist releases his new book today, Becoming Holyfield.

And he’ll celebrate by being LIVE tonight at 9pm ET with Dr. Blogstein.

Blogstein will grill the champion with the one-two combination questions like: What made him who he is? Is he retired or will he fight again? Does the world really need another grill designed by a boxer?

Also on the program tonight actor Scott Michael Foster of the new NBC drama “Quarterlife;”
Actor Randy Tobin of “The American Poop Movie.”

Happy Blogsteinversary, Dr. Blogstein!

Since February 13, 2007, Dr. Blogstein, his Radio Happy Hour and his co-hosts have tickled the funny bones and touched the cockles of our hearts on BlogTalkRadio.

Tonight at 9pm ET, they’ll celebrate the Blogsteinversary by spending the hour patting themselves on the back and discussing how great they all are.

As a bonus, they’ll also have the great guests you’d expect from The Radio Happy Hour. The #1 most read blogger on MySpace, Super Jabs, will share “what every guy would love to say but won’t and what every woman thinks but won’t speak of,” and more. Just in time for Valentines Day!

Also, comedian Johnny Dam and a few surprise guests will appear to wish the gang a Happy Blogsteinversary!

As a side note, here is another excellent example of a host using this news to do some great promotional work. Blogstein was featured in two articles today in local publications.

Congrats on one year and some great press, Doctor!

Terminator’s Summer Glau joins Dr. Blogstein on BlogTalkRadio

Summer Glau from the upcoming Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles on FOX will join Dr. Blogstein today.

glau The Radio Happy Hour welcomes Summer Glau today at 9pm ET.

Summer made a name for herself in the Firefly television series and the action-packed sci-fi movie Serenity.

Terminator premieres on Fox on Sunday Jan 13th and Monday Jan 14.

Also on tonight’s program Collette Mclafferty, lead singer of edibleRed and an update from the World Series of Beer Pong. Don’t miss a single minute!