Aversa’s radio home is Cumulus Media, where his show airs weeknights on 95.5 PLJ in New York. The show is also syndicated to Providence, RI (92 PRO-FM), Scranton, PA (97 BHT) and New London, CT (Q105). His weekend countdown show, “Countdown Nation,” can be heard in those latter markets as well as a handful of other cities, stretching as far west as California and south to Georgia.
Annual on-location assignments for Aversa’s radio show include The GRAMMYs, the Billboard Music Awards and the American Music Awards in addition to a number of red carpets. He has interviewed everyone from Justin Bieber and Justin Timberlake to Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga.
Aversa’s TV experience includes hosting Music Choice’s “Inside Rising Star,” a companion show to the ABC singing competition “Rising Star.” He also co-hosted the music outlet’s year-end “MC 100” countdown.
This past year, Aversa joined HLN’s “The Daily Share” on a weekly basis, opining on topics ranging from sports and news to entertainment and trending hashtags.
In print, Aversa has penned “The Ralphie Report” column for arts and entertainment publication “The Weekender” since 2008. A TV version of the column aired on NBC affiliate WBRE-TV from 2011 to 2014.
And on the web, he worked as a host and reporter for Yahoo News, fronting the popular “Trending Now” segment from 2013 to 2014.
Aversa has also contributed to WPIX TV (New York), ABC News, OK! TV, FOX, CNN, MSNBC, TMZ, Life & Style Weekly and MTV News.
Ralphie attended Syracuse University. He hails from Niagara Falls, NY and currently resides in Manhattan.