SoundBits, our weekly Q&A with BlogTalkRadio hosts, is back. So hold onto your apples, because today we’re spotlighting the ever-flamboyant Pauly of Fruit Salad (and cyberspace!) fame. Pauly, who hails from Los Angeles, has welcomed a wide variety of top show-biz names, ranging from Olivia Newton-John to Florence Henderson. But now it’s his turn in the hot seat.
Give us a 15-second pitch for your BlogTalkRadio show – why should listeners tune in?
Fruit Salad is, first and foremost, a lot of fun. It’s always classified as “gay,” because I am gay. But it isn’t necessarily a gay show. We have amazing guests, and we aren’t afraid to ask crazy questions. Plus, we will make you laugh.
Pauly (right) backstage last year with one of his favorite guests, funny lady Margaret Cho.
Tell us two things listeners would be surprised to learn about you?
I’m older then they usually think. And I’m a serious homebody.
Who’s your broadcasting hero?
As most people would say, Howard Stern. Howard paved the way for my gener- ation to cross boundaries in media and have a no-holds-barred approach to interviewing, which I try to do.
If you could book any person on earth as a guest on your show, who would it be and why?
Madonna, to ask her questions that haven’t been asked before. And, of course, because I’m a huge fan. I’ve been very lucky with my wish list so far, so let’s hope that continues!
As we speak, what are you wearing?
A t-shirt and shorts with socks. Always socks.
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done while in the middle of hosting your show?
As it has been widely reported, I cried during an interview. And I’ll do it again – guaranteed – if I book Madonna!