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Programming Highlights: February 15, 2010

Tune in to some great live content today on BlogTalkRadio.

Today’s Programming Highlights:

Today at 2:00 PM EST Richard Jalichandra, CEO and President of Technorati, joins Social Mediopolis to chat about his career in the web, with leadership roles across the media spectrum.

Tonight at 7 PM EST Bestselling author of Make Up, Don’t Break Up and therapist Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil addresses relationship topics related to love, adultery and financial adultery on aka radio red.

Tonight at 8 PM EST Comedian actors David Hornsby and Loren Tarquinio join Somewhere in Vegas to talk about their beloved podcast, Yoda and Me, plus their roles on Free Radio and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

hornsbyTonight at 9 PM EST  This Is Some Scene  welcomes Nick Hornby, best known for his beloved novels High Fidelity and About a Boy, to chat about his screenplay An Education, which has garnered an Academy Award nomination this year.

Also at 9 PM EST on Voices for Justice, special guests Entertainment Tonight’s Diane Dimond and Dr. Dale Archer weigh in on the recent scandals of John Edwards and other elected officials.

allanhydeAt 10 PM EST Artists on Demand Radio welcomes Allan Hyde from season two of hit TV show True Blood, where he played 2000 year old vampire Godric, to talk about his time on the True Blood set, how he broke into the business, and what lies ahead.

Also at 9 PM EST on The Stupid Cancer Show guests include Darren Neuberger, Leukemia survivor and author of Let’s Talk About It, Jennifer Benz, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor and founder of Benz Communications, and Marisa Marchetto, breast cancer survivor, author of Cancer Vixen and founder of The Cancer Vixen Fund.

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‘True Blood’ Star Ashley Jones: Don’t Diss the Soaps!

Ashley Jones may have landed a plum role on the hit HBO series True Blood, but don’t expect her to say she’s “graduated” to big-time TV.

Interviewed on Stardish Radio, the actress – who concurrently stars on CBS Daytime’s The Bold and the Beautiful – wants the world to know that her soap-opera work has been no cakewalk.

CAPTION: "It gets a bad rap," Ashley (above) tells us of starring in daytime dramas.

"It gets a bad rap," Ashley (above) tells us of acting in daytime dramas.

“People say, ‘Wow, soaps! That’s such a great stepping stone.’ Or ‘Wow, that’s where a lot of people stared out.’

“And I understand they don’t really know what they’re saying, and they’re not intending to be malicious,” Ashley, who plays Daphne – the new waitress at Merlotte’s diner – in True Blood, tells host Joann Kubasek.

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SoundBits: Amy McCracken’s Got a Monstrous Fang Base

With the enormous popularity of Twilight on the big screen and True Blood on the little, vampires are no doubt the new black. So it should come as no surprise that Vamp Radio host Amy McCracken and her crack team of staffers have been burning the candle at both ends to bring their voracious listeners news, gossip, interviews and other goodies from those blood-sucking series. In recent weeks, for instance, the show has welcomed Twilight castmembers Daniel Cudmore, who plays Felix, and Justine Wachsberger, who plays Gianna in the upcoming sequel, New Moon. They’ve also dished with actors from the 1987 Joel Schumacher-directed vamp flick The Lost Boys, including Brook McCarter, Chance Corbitt and Billy Werth. On that note, we now take you live to deceptively bucolic Connelly Springs, N.C., where Amy resides – amid forces we mere mortals can never fully comprehend.

CAPTION: Amy: Bloody good show!

Amy: Bloody good show!

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

Our show is fan-driven and down to earth, with a fun and relaxed, yet professional, vibe. We cover a variety of Vampire-related and paranormal-themed shows. We also have a great night for authors of your favorite novels. And don’t forget about our band night, when you can hear from your favorite artist, or new upcoming bands. Plus, we’re live, so you never know who’ll call in. Believe us, you never want to miss a night of Vamp Radio.

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

1) I hate talking on the phone. 2) ’80s vampire movies scare the life out of me. (I can’t watch Lost Boys alone, and I’ll never watch Fright Night again.)

Who’s your broadcasting hero?

Shaun Daily, host of TV Talk right here on BlogTalkRadio. OK, I have more than one! Ace & TJ from Kiss 95.1, Charlotte, N.C.’s No. 1 morning show. These two men have done so much good for families in the Charlotte broadcasting area.

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

Alex O’Loughlin! Why? Because he was the main character on the CBS’s show Moonlight. Moonlight started Moonlight Radio, which led to Vamp Radio.

As we speak, what are you wearing?

Jeans and a T-shirt. But I host my show in my Vamp Radio pajamas. We will have those for sale in about a week. (Just kidding.)

CAPTION: Great es-cape: The "Vamp Radio" team at 2008's Moonlight Gala in Chicago.

Great es-cape: Team Vamp Radio at the 2008 Moonlight Gala in Chicago.

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

Back in January, I had Corey Haim on and in the middle of the interview I asked him to marry me. I got a rain check – then a yes.

On a side note, I would like to thank my Vamp Radio team. Without the hard work of Jess, Ashley, Gina, Angela, AngM, Sheila and our newest member, Courtney, Vamp Radio wouldn’t be on the air in all its gothic glory.

To sample Vamp Radio, click here.

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It’s a Good-‘n’-Evil Edition of ‘The Mix’

Whoever it was that said good and evil can’t share an apartment without driving each other craz… Oops!

That’s the voiceover to the opening of The Odd Couple – and it’s “two divorced men” the narrator’s talking about.

But you get the point: It’s quite possible for forces from both ends of the moral spectrum to co-exist on this week’s edition of the show that brings you the best moments from BlogTalkRadio’s unmatched mix of social-radio programming.

CAPTION: "I like to have people surround themselves with what I call 'the white light,'" John (above) tells us of surviving today's hard times.

"I like to have people surround themselves with what I call 'the white light,'" John (above) tells us of surviving today's hard times.

Cases in point:

Peter “RoboCop” Weller reveals that his two inspirations for a certain big-screen role were the saintly Jacques Cousteau and bad-boy punk rocker Adam Ant.

Vinnie Rock, frontman for the rap group Naughty By Nature, is anything but a bad boy when he offers such sound advice as “keep your keep a job” and “don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”

-Aussie hunk Ryan Kwanten, who plays the sex-crazed Jason Stackhouse on the hit HBO vampire series True Blood, tells of his real-life social life, “I don’t mind a good Scrabble game.”

-Angelic psychic John “Crossing Over” Edward says of the “bubble of protection” he recommends, “It’s almost like an energy condom. You can have the experience, but you’re not gonna pick up the bad stuff that you’re not gonna see.”

-Canine-breeding expert Michelle Chavez, host of Bully World Radio, informs us, “Do you know they have male dog condoms? And a female condom, too, for dogs!”

So don’t miss The Mix, hosted by everyone’s favorite pod jockey, Shaun Daily, tonight – and every Monday – at 9 p.m. ET!

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