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Programming Highlights; April 6, 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:

larry-manettiAt 4 PM Larry Manetti, who played Rick on the hit ‘80s series Magnum, P.I., sits down with Movie Addict Headquarters to chat about his book Aloha Magnum, in which he recounts working with such stars as Ringo Starr, Kenny Rogers and, of course, Tom Selleck.

19024Also at 4 PM Malena Watrous chats with Book Club Girl about her new novel, If You Follow Me, which NY Times bestselling author Curtis Sittenfeld says, “I love, love, love.” If tells the story of a woman who, after her father’s suicide, moves to Japan to teach English, where she finds solace.

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Howard Stern’s News Team Tackles Former CBS Radio Chief (Courtesy of Dr. Blogstein)

Howard Stern: BTR becoming must-listen?

Howard Stern: BTR becoming must-listen?

For the Howard 100 News team—which follows all things Howard Stern throughout the day on the King of All Media’s Sirius XM channel—today was a typical day of round-ups from our nation’s media.

But among those briefs was one that we here at BlogTalkRadio thought was worth replaying.

How come? Because it involves our very own Dr. Blogstein, host of the ever-popular Radio Happy Hour.

Yesterday, Dr. B. welcomed My Damn Channel Founder Rob Barnett to the show. Now, Rob also happens to have been a programming chief at CBS Radio when Howard left the net for Siruis.

And it seems Howard’s team tuned in to that interview, because Howard 100 News anchor Steve Langford aired this report Continue reading

Candace Cameron Bure: Punk’d by Fellow ‘Full House’ Alum!

Call it the revenge of the Full House men.

On the Radio Happy Hour this week, Candace Cameron Bure dropped in to chat with host Dr. Blogstein about her new series, Make It or Break It, when a flamboyant listener phoned from California.

“Hi, this is Steven Stevenson. I’m a television critic. I’m impressed,” he said.

CAPTION: "You are a gooberhead!" Candace (above) chided her former cast mate for getting over on her.

"You are a gooberhead!" Candace (above) chided her former castmate after he got over on her.

“Oh – with the show?” asked Candace.

“Yes, I saw the premiere on ABC Family, and I have to tell you, you look gorgeous as ever,” the listener continued. “I just responded to the flips and the jumps and the gymnastics that the girls do. The show is cut together marvelously. I’m telling you, a lot of times you see those stunts and you say, Oh, that’s a stunt person. Let’s cut back to the actress. But in this, it is just seamless. Unbelievable!”

“Yea, I thought so too. I thought they did a really nice job editing the show. I saw an earlier version of the pilot, and since then they really tightened it up,” said Candace.

“Speaking of tightened up, I thought the boys on the show were terrific. There’s something for everybody on this series,” the listener added.

“Well, I’m glad you liked it,” said a by-then nervous Candace.

That was when the listener landed his final blow.

“I was bursting at my buttons watching the show,” he said.

Suddenly, Candace got wise – and exposed her Full House co-star.

"Full" of it: Can you spot the culprit?

"Full" of it: Can you spot the culprit?

So which castmember pulled the prank?  You’ll have to download the show to find out.

And while you’re at it, check out Candace’s interview on the June 18 edition of Mr. Media.

That was when she and her Make It or Break It co-star, Peri Gilpin, roasted Bob Saget – who played Candace’s dad, Danny Tanner – big time.

“We’re blaming him for all the dirty jokes in our lives,” said Peri of Bob.

“All the dirty jokes in America,” added Candace.

Everything that goes ’round comes ’round.

Or does it?

To hear Candace’s full Radio Happy Hour interview, click here.

To hear Peri and Candace’s Mr. Media interview, click here.

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.”

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.”

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.

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.

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!