Category Archives: Relationships

BlogTalkRadio’s Own Tionna Smalls Hits the Big Time on VH1—with TLC’s Chilli

To paraphrase Frank Sinatra, Oops, there goes another billion-kilowatt talent.

Less than a month after we told you that BlogTalkRadio host Kevin Ross had landed his own nationally-syndicated TV show—America’s Court with Judge Ross—comes a similar tale of success.

Tionna: Hookin' Chilli up (or so she hopes).

Tionna: Hookin' Chilli up (or so she hopes).

BTR host Tionna Smalls is now starring with Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas in VH1’s What Chilli Wants.

The weekly series, which debuted April 11, finds Tionna guiding the TLC diva through her quest to find true love.

Author of the book Girl, Get Your Mind Right!, the New York City-based Tionna began her Continue reading

Time Magazine Hails ‘All Girl Talk’ for Leaving the ‘Freshest Broadcast Imprint’ in Cyberspace

Move over Barbara Walters & Co. There’s a new gaggle of talk mistresses in town (or more precisely, Motown) and they’re making more waves than a gale-force tsunami.

Meet All Girl Talk RadioTamika Montgomery (aka “The Conservative Ms. Tika”), Irresha Byrd (“Ms. Muse”), Jessica Hence (“Ms. Jai”) and Angela Smith (“Rambunctious Angie”).

CAPTION: "Not only we are all strong black women," Tamika (above with her fellow "AGT" hosts) "but we are women who respect each other."

"Not only we are all strong black women," says Tamika (above with her fellow "AGT" hosts) "but we are women who respect each other."

“This foursome of Detroit-raised businesswomen, wives and moms,” Time reports, “has steadily gathered steam in recent months as their hot topics and smart, sassy on-air personalities have reeled in thousands of listeners a week, some as nearby as W. 7 Mile Road and some as far away as the United Kingdom.

“Taken together, they’re the masterminds behind a year-old show that sounds at times like a raucous, take-no-prisoners cross between The View, the sitcom Girlfriends and the casual chatter of four homies under the hairdryers at a west-side salon,” the magazine continues.

“The All Girl Talk hosts seem especially adept at, and keenly fascinated by, Continue reading

Black Enterprise Points to Alan Roger Currie as a Shining Example of Online Success

More and more, the mainstream media is giving BlogTalkRadio hosts their props. And we couldn’t more proud!

Seven weeks ago, Wayne Today, the daily paper in his hometown of Wayne, N.J., profiled WZAP Internet Radio host Zachary Sang.

blackenterprise-october-2009-alanrogercurrie-12Three weeks later, KOAA-TV, the NBC affiliate in her hometown of Pueblo, Colo., profiled Movie Addict Headquarters host Betty Jo Tucker.

Now comes Alan Roger Currie, who makes his home in Gary, Ind. But this time, it’s not the local media that’s lauding our talent.

No, the host of the ever-popular Upfront & Straightforward with Alan Roger Currie gets his props from Continue reading

SoundBits: Blaire Allison’s on a Mission to Deliver Romantic Bliss

What do you get when you roll empathy, intuition, clairvoyance and the power to heal into one perky but tough-loving woman? Blaire Allison is right. The Love Guru host, who hails from New York City, teaches listeners an easier, more natural way to find love – and perhaps even live happily ever after. So with that promise in mind, we won’t keep our guru waiting one moment longer.

CAPTION: Blaire: Amour mentor extraordinaire.

Blaire: Amour mentor extraordinaire.

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

If you’re interested in the secret love lives of others – and want to get a handle on your love life – Continue reading

Big Apple Dating Guru Donna Barnes Drops in on ‘Access New York’

Ladies, before resigning yourselves to the fact that he’s just not that into you, shouldn’t you at least get a second opinion?

“What are men looking for?” asks Donna (above). “A woman who loves herself.”

“What are men looking for?” asks Donna (above). “A woman who loves herself.”

Of course you should!

That’s why Access New York hosts Amber Lee Ettinger and Kelly Brady have booked Donna Barnes for tonight’s special edition of their show.

Donna, as Rock of Love: Charm School fans know, was recently a guest relationship guru on the VH1 reality series.

And next month, she’ll be a guest on an ABC News’ Primetime, as part of a series on online dating.

Not only that, but she’s got a hot new book out, titled It’s all About You: How to Use your Power to Get (and Keep) a Wonderful Man.

To listen to Access New York with Amber & Kelly, click here.

Becoming a Mother: From Party to Parent

Kristen Chase, host of Motherhood Uncensored welcomes author Rebecca Woolf to BlogTalkRadio for a discussion of her new memoir.

RockabyeMotherhood Uncensored hosts Becoming a Mother: From Party to Parent tonight at 9pm ET (click to listen), featuring author Rebecca Woolf and her new memoir “Rockabye: From Wild to Child.”

Rebecca makes the transition from life as an odd-job doing commitment-phobic, chain-smoking, irresponsible party-girl to life as a work-at-home mother with a different kind of social life. Throughout, Rebecca doesn’t relinquish the token qualities of her free-spirited, pre-baby self; rebelling against both the “soccer mom,” and “young mother” stereotypes, challenging herself to grow up without outgrowing her dreams, and most importantly embracing motherhood without a map.

Sound like you or someone you know? Join Kristen and Rebecca tonight for a lively chat about motherhood, uncensored.

As a side note, Kristen was recently featured and interviewed on The Today Show. Congrats on that achievement, Kristen.

The Bachelorette stars Trista and Ryan Sutter on BlogTalkRadio

BlogTalkRadio welcomes Trista and Ryan Sutter, the couple who found love in front of millions on national television during ABC’s The Bachelorette.

Sutters Today at 1pm, Out of the Blue talk radio host Anita, presents Total Mom Solutions – exclusive interview with new parents Ryan and Trista Sutter!

The Sutters will share their journey as new parents and talk about what’s in store for the future!

Tune in for Out of the Blue Talk Radio – honest and funny. Anita shares great guests and humor and relates to everyone about the ordinary and extraordinary events of daily life

Ask Finesse Mitchell on BlogTalkRadio

If you want to know whether to buy that pair of skinny jeans, by all means, ask your girlfriends. But when it comes to men – ask Finesse.

FinesseTonight at 6pm ET, the Hill Girls bring you Finesse Mitchell author of “Your Girlfriends Only Know So Much.” Finesse is a former Saturday Night Live cast member, but long before that, he made quite an impact in the world of stand-up comedy. His witty sense of humor, Southern charm and stage presence makes him one of the brightest young stars on the comedy horizon.

Finesse gives women even more of his witty, “Un-Phil” like advice on love/dating and figuring out BLACK MEN.