His forte is interviews – from topic experts to national newsmakers. Ralphie has spoken with everyone from Lady Gaga to Matt Damon. He’s covered a wide variety of events on location, including parts of the 2008 Presidential Election and The GRAMMYs. In 2013, Aversa reported live on location from every major music awards show.
“Ralphie Tonight” currently airs on Cumulus Media’s 95.5 PLJ in New York, 92 PRO-FM in Providence, RI, Q105 in New London, CT, and 97 BHT in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA. Aversa offers exclusive interviews, hit music, and candid commentary on the stories of the day. His total cume between the four stations is over 3.8 million people.
In December 2013, Aversa became the host of Yahoo! “Trending Now.” The video reports reveal some of the most interesting stories on the Internet, spanning a wide variety of topics. In addition to hosting the daily segments, Aversa writes for the “Trending Now” blog.
“The Ralphie Report” began running in Northeastern Pennsylvania’s The Weekender (Circulation: 170,000) back in 2008. The column is a weekly, print version of the best content from “Ralphie Tonight.” A TV version also ran on NBC affiliate WBRE TV from 2011 to 2014.
Each radio station’s website and ralphieaversa.com house the web component – which is an exact mirror of the weeknight show: including new music, exclusive high definition video, and podcasts of segments. Ralphie is also very active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – managing his own accounts and commonly interacting with listeners.
In addition to his own platforms, Aversa has contributed on a national level to WPIX TV (New York), ABC News, FOX, CNN, HLN, MSNBC, TMZ, Life & Style Weekly, and MTV News.
Aversa attended Syracuse University, dual-majoring in broadcast journalism and marketing. He hails from Niagara Falls, NY and currently resides in Manhattan.