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SoundBits: MarQ with a Q (as in Quest for ‘American Pie’ Cutie Alyson Hannigan)

It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means. That’s right – time for another edition of SoundBits, our weekly column that spotlights BlogTalkRadio’s most compelling hosts. This week, it’s MarQ Piocos who gets “Bit”-ten. As host of Somewhere in Vegas, MarQ (who’s known on-air simply as “MarQ with a Q”) has interviewed such marquis names as rocker Eddie Money, country-music legend Crystal Gayle, and The Daily Show correspondent Rob Riggle. Now let’s see how well the Sin City resident holds up to our questioning.

Somewhere under the Big Apple’s Manhattan Bridge.

MarQ: Somewhere under NYC's Manhattan Bridge.

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

Somewhere in Vegas features performers in all genres of enter- tainment, from music to comedy to acting. Or sometimes, it’s just regular people with amazing talents. So you’ll always have lots of fun – and learn a little something – on my shows.

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

Back in 2001, I was a contestant on a nationally televised game show called You Don’t Know Jack. And a few months ago, I won the lottery in Montana. But the prize was a paltry $10,000 (so don’t get too excited, ladies).

Who’s your broadcasting hero?

MarQ with a G. Ah, make that 10 Gs.

MarQ with a G. (Make that, ah, 10 Gs.)

Arsenio Hall. His show was so energetic and different at the time. We’re definitely missing a show like his these days.

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

Alyson Hannigan. My listeners know this because I have a crazy obsession with her. I’ve been trying to book her for ages, but have not had any luck. I’ll keep trying, though!

As we speak, what are you wearing?

My new signature fedora, an AC/DC t-shirt, and blue sweats.

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

Did an impression of a cow “gettin’ busy.”

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What’s Going On – February 9, 2009


Gary Vaynerchuk

Good morning and happy Monday. Before I toss out today’s leads, I want to say how great it is talking with all of you on Twitter and Facebook. In addition to the BlogTalkRadio forum and Yahoo group, the social networks are a great way to meet our hosts and listeners and I’m enjoying getting to know you all. I’m especially enjoying your feedback and questions, so keep them coming. I also want to say I think it’s terrific to see the Blogtalkradio community interact with each other on Twitter. The sign of a great community is how supportive you are of each other, and the BlogTalkRadio peeps roll with the support in droves.  Please continue doing what you’re doing, because it works!

Now, enough of the chit chat….today’s highlights: (All times EST)

  • Gary Vaynerchuk is today’s guest on Two Chicks Creating, this morning at 11:00. Today’s topic is bringing social networking to brick and mortar businesses.
  • At noon Live Well Every Day features a discussion with Dr. Neica Goldbert, Cardiologist and spokesperson for the “Go Red for Women” campaign.
  • On Socially Speaking at 1:00 p.m., Groundswell co-author Charlene will discuss the future of social networks and social technologies.
  • Legendary country star Crystal Gayle stops by Somewhere in Vegas at 4;00 p.m. to talk about her career, making it to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and performing in Vegas.
  • At 5:00, The FlyLady welcomes Grammy nominated artist Cameron Carpenter.

Please see today’s On Air Schedule for a complete rundown of all of the day’s programming. If you miss the live broadcast, don’t depair! You can catch the podcast on demand soon after.