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Programming Highlights; March 9, 2010

Tune in to some great content from today on BlogTalkRadio.
*Please note that all show times are listed in EST time.
Today’s Programming Highlights:

adinaAt 1 PM FireWalker Flare welcomes Greg Steltenpohl of Adina for Life, and previously of Odwalla, to discuss the importance of fair trade and organic health beverages.

 

 

At 9 PM Ivory Madison, founder and CEO of Red Room Authors,a global online community for authors, joins Judy Joy Jones to talk about writing books, promoting your career and the state of feminism in comics.

At 9 PM Dr. Blogstein’s Radio Happy Hour welcomes Scott Michael Foster, from hit television show Greek on ABC Family, plus comedian Hasan Minhaj.

At 10 PM Steve Forbes, president and CEO of Forbes and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes magazine joins African American Conservatives to talk about how he’s engaging in the social media space with Forbes.com.

Also at 10 PM Ross Mathews, first seen on The Jay Leno Show as Ross the Intern, talks about his career journey, and his new web show with The Insider called Inside Dish With Ross Mathews.

Thousands of live radio shows broadcast live everyday on BlogTalkRadio. Find out what’s on live now.

SoundBits: No More Dr. Evil for David Brown (Even if He Does Still Lust for Power)

It’s Tuesday, and that means another installment of our SoundBits column is hot off the cyberpress. This week, we spotlight David Brown, who’s better known as Dr. Blogstein, host of the Radio Happy Hour. Since launching his BlogTalkRadio show way back in September 2007, the Hoboken, N.J., native has interviewed such famous faces as Shirley MacLaine, Ernest Borgnine, Evander Holyfield and supermodel Niki Taylor. Now let’s see how Dr. B. holds up under questioning.

Give us a 15-second pitch for your BlogTalkRadio show – why should listeners tune in?

A kinder, gentler Dr. B.

A kinder, gentler Dr. Blogstein.

The Radio Happy Hour is like hanging out with a group of your friends. Only we’re probably more fun than your friends – and we bring celebrities to hang out with us.

Tell us two things listeners would be surprised to learn about you?

I can’t ride a bicycle, and I tie my shoelaces using the “bunny ears” method.

Who’s your broadcasting hero?

You should really change this question to: “Do you listen to Howard Stern?” Because anyone hosting a radio show – whether on the Internet, AM, FM, satellite – is lying to you if they say they aren’t influenced by him. And if they’re not lying, and they name someone other than Howard, that someone was probably influenced by Howard.

If you could book any person on earth as a guest on your show, who would it be and why?

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And in his new floral shirt (not that there's anything wrong with that).

I would want any president of the United States, past or pres- ent (or even future), just so I can say that the most powerful person in the world has been on the Radio Happy Hour.

As we speak, what are you wearing?

None of your business, you weirdo creep!

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done while in the middle of hosting your show?

I’ve thrown a couple of major temper tantrums while hosting our show. Here’s one and here’s a rather ugly one. However, I’m proud to say that I’ve been temper tantrum-free for 15 months now.  I’m really growing.

To check out Dr. Blogstein’s Radio Happy Hour, click here.

To read all our SoundBits profiles, click here.

Backstage Security to Jim McGreevey: No Hannah Montana for You!

Did former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey try to bribe his way backstage at a Hannah Montana concert?

Yes, says WZAP Radio host Zachary Sang, who happened upon the disgraced pol at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., last year – and whose tale is recounted in the New York Post‘s Page Six gossip column today.

“I was at a Hannah Montana concert and he was trying to bribe the security guard to let him get [backstage],” the 15-year-old student at Wayne Valley High School in nearby Wayne, N.J. – tells Dr. Blogstein’s Radio Happy Hour host Dr. Blogstein on this week’s edition of the show.

“I am a Miley Cyrus fan! Jim (right) with Zach at the Hannah gig in 2008.

I am a Miley Cyrus fan! Jim (right) with Zach at the Hannah gig in 2008.

“They wouldn’t let him in, though – they didn’t,” continues Zach. “I carry my tape recorder with me everywhere I go where I think people are going to be around.  So when he was done talking to the security guard by the door, I kind of inched my way in, put my record- er in his face and started asking him questions.

“I asked him why he was at a Hannah Montana concert and he just said that his daughter was there somewhere. But I didn’t see his daughter around anywhere,” adds Zach, an aspiring journalist who documented the interview on tape and later wrote about it in his school newspaper.

Jim, whose 2006 memoir, The Confession, chronicles the rise and falls of his political career, resigned from office in 2004 after admitting he had “engaged in an adult consensual affair with another man.”

To hear more from Zach on McGreevey’s Hannah Montana snub, click here.

To read the Page Six item, click here.

Dr. Blogstein Makes His TV Debut! (sort of)

And you thought Dr. Blogstein had a face just for radio.

Turns out, the host of the ever-popular Dr. Blogstein’s Radio Happy Hour is also a budding screen star – provided you include YouTube in the “screen” category.

THAT’S the good Doctor? B-lieve it!

THAT’S the good Doctor? B-lieve it!

Still, we were tickled pink to see Dr. B. turn up in a cameo role in the cyber-comedy Poor Paul.

In this week’s episode of the Woody Allen-influenced series, the BlogTalkRadio funnyman appears as Los Angeles deejay K-Dawg.

The boys arrive in NYC.

Casting a 'Paul': The boys arrive in NYC.

So not to spoil the story line, we won’t tell you any more, except to say Dr. B. plays a key role in bringing the show’s three stars to the Big Apple for some hilarious misadvent- ures – including a trip to a strip club and run-in with a numbers runner for the mob.

To see the show, click here.

To check out Dr. Blogstein’s Radio Happy Hour, click here.

Good ‘Wonder Woman’ News: Nadia Bjorlin All Set to Suit Up!

But here’s the bad news: The smoking-hot Days of Our Lives star says the big-screen production of the classic DC Comic has been grounded indefinitely. (Hey, don’t blame us; we’re just the messenger.)

Nadia: Not shy about campaigning for comic-book heroine role.

This week on Dr. Blogstein’s Radio Happy Hour, Nadia Bjorlin recounts how last year’s rumors of her taking on the role made famous by Lynda Carter in the 70s TV series first came about:

“People just kept bringing it up, and the people I would meet in the industry would say, ‘Hey, so and so’s working on the pre- production of Wonder Woman. You should really go and meet them for it.’ And I did. But so far, nothing has happened.”

Still, there’s hope on the horizon for seeing Nadia in this project that The Internet Movie Database lists as having a 2011 release date.

Though “there’s nothing in the works right now,” Nadia tells Dr. B, “if I ever get the opportunity one day, I would certainly be honored – and I would love it.”

Us, too!

To hear Nadia dish more about Wonder Woman, click here.

FOX Wants You – to Give a Celeb His Own Reality Show! (And Kato Kaelin Wants to See ‘Joe the Plumber’ Fix a Toilet)

Before stepping into the polling booth next week to vote for John McCain or Barack Obama, don’t forget that Cindy Brady is on the ballot, too.

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Traci: Looking for America's next top sex symbol.

Also Danny Partridge’s ex-wife.

The Gimme My Reality Show ballot, that is.

In case you haven’t heard, that’s the Fox Reality Channel show that’s giving seven celebrities – including Susan Olsen and Gretchen Bonaduce – a chance to win their own reality series.

Fully aware that the most rabid reality-TV fans can be found on BlogTalkRadio, two of the competing stars dropped in on us this week to make their pitches.

First up was former Baywatch babe Traci Bingham, who told Sin City Sessions host MarQ:

“My show’s called American Sex Symbol. We’re looking for the iconic sex symbol – all shapes, all sizes, all races, all ages.  We’re looking for the new Pamela Anderson, the new Carmen Electra, the new Hallie Berry, the new Farrah Fawcett. These women are beautiful, they’re iconic.  But it’s time for someone new.

“People mostly know me from Baywatch. And the ride I had from that is pretty exciting. I didn’t set out to be a sex symbol.  I was just made to be one in Hollywood.  And it was a pretty interesting ride and I’d like to give another woman the opportunity to live that dream.”

Then came former O.J. Simpson tenant Kato Kaelin, who told Dr. Blogstein’s Radio Happy Hour host Dr. B:

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Kato: Wants to thrust faded flashes in the pan back into the spotlight.

“I thought of my idea quite a few years ago. People kept saying, Kato, you’re in your 15 minutes, enjoy it. But they’ve been saying it now for 13 years.  So I said, You know what? I’m actually in my 16th minute. So I wrote a show called The 16th Minute, where I’m giving people who have had 15 minute of fame an extra minute of fame.

“Right now, everybody is hearing about ‘Joe the Plumber.’ [So] I’d show why is Joe famous . . . and then go to his hometown, invite his neighbors into his house and during the interview at some point he’ll get a page that there’s a backed-up toilet at a kiddy party.”

To hear Traci’s interview, click here.

To hear Kato’s interview, click here.

To cast your vote for one of the Gimme My Reality Show contestants, click here.  The winner, as you may have surmised, will be announced on Election Day, November 4.