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It could end up being one of the bigger club records of summer ’10: “I Wanna Get Drunk” by DJ Felli Fel featuring Lil Jon, Three 6 Mafia, and Fatman Scoop. The song basically takes Van Halen’s “Jump” and replaces the title with the word “drunk.” But there’s just one hurdle before party-goers begin drinking to it nationwide.

“Right now they’re in a little kind of ‘dust-em-up’ (with Van Halen’s people) about clearing the record but I think everything’s going to be alright at the end of the day,” revealed Fatman Scoop, who called in to “The Ralphie Radio Show” to promote a party he was hosting Saturday night at the Scranton Hardware Bar. “Hopefully this record is going to be what we think it is, which is like a summer anthem, a get drunk anthem.”

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Scoop called in to “The Ralphie Radio Show” to chat about the party he is hosting Saturday night (6/12) at the Scranton Hardware Bar, Drake, his new record “I Wanna Get Drunk”, and his reality show, “Man and Wife.”

Scoop knows a thing or two about club anthems. But his work has transcended turntables to radio, television, and even a couple Grammy awards. I was interested to know of his thoughts on Drake’s new album, Thank Me Later, which will be officially released on Tuesday. His answer surprised me.

“Most of the time, I don’t listen to albums like that before everyone else,” he responded. “I wanna get it right when everyone else gets it… but what I’ve heard… I can tell you pretty much that he has a good, bright future ahead of him.”

The hip-hop star said he hasn’t crossed paths with Drizzy yet, but figures it’ll happen sooner than later.

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Before performing at the Scranton Hardware Bar, Atlantic Records artist Uncle Kracker made some time for “The Ralphie Radio Show” on 97 BHT.

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Uncle Kracker, stuck in North Carolina, called in to “The Ralphie Radio Show” to inform Ralphie and BHT listeners that he would have to postpone his concert at the Scranton Hardware Bar until February 20 due to inclimate weather. While they were at it, Kracker and Ralphie figured out they have the same birthday (June 6).

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She may have only appeared on three episodes of the MTV hit show, “Jersey Shore”, but it seems the network is protecting Angelina Pivarnick as if she is one of the station’s biggest assets. Pivarnick, like her former housemates, is currently making the rounds on the nightclub circuit, hosting parties for thousands of dollars.

“The Ralphie Radio Show” requested to speak with Angelina before her appearance Friday night at the Scranton Hardware Bar in downtown Scranton, PA. The agency booking Angelina denied the request, citing an MTV mandate that she is not allowed to do any type of interviews while on the road.

If anything, it is a keen marketing decision on MTV’s part. By Angelina not speaking with media, it only fuels the rumors and speculation as to whether she will return for season two of the show. Although, by going as far as to specifically state she cannot do media, you would think she’s returning, right?

Big thank you to everyone who celebrated the 2K9 with myself and A.J. at The Wilkes-Barre Hardware Bar Entertainment Complex… I’m not really big in to “resolutions” per say – I have goals that I’m constantly reaching for on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis – but that being said, I do have a few things in mind…

– Go to Church!!! This carries over from last year – I did a great job the first half of the year, and fell apart in the second.

– More Blog Threads!!! Of course, the holidays always affect the number of posts to this site, but I am making more of a consistent effort in 2009 to not only post more, but report more, break exclusives more, and share more pictures from my events/life occurances.

And on with the 2009…

don’t ask… but i ended up among a number of sarah palin look-a-likes…

tough job, someone’s gotta do it…

in a sneak look at this week’s ralphie report – which will be published in the weekender.

As if “Concert for a Cause 6” didn’t bring enough of a live music party to Northeast PA last week, 97 BHT brought a little more.

Epic Records artist Kat DeLuna ran the show last weekend inside The Wilkes-Barre Hardware Bar. Kat killed it – in a set just shy of a half-hour that included her hits “Whine Up” and “Run The Show.”

“C’mon PA – we gonna get it poppin’!” Kat emphatically yelled while dancing and singing.

The Bronx-born singer also encouraged the jam-packed audience to join on the fun. In between songs, DeLuna brought a bride-to-be on stage. With Kat’s buoying, the future misses grinded to Enur’s “Calabria”, while masses of college students and thirty-something’s alike cheered.

It’s interesting enough that the former opera singer leads the party inside bars and clubs across the nation. After all, she’s only 20 years old.

“It’s funny because usually I like, go in, perform, and then they’re like, ‘Get out – you have to get out quick!’” Kat said the night previous to the show.

Of course, DeLuna was anything but hurried out of Hardware Bar. After taking refuge in her dressing room, Kat spent another forty minutes meeting and greeting BHT V.I.P. winners in a back hallway directly outside the drinking establishment. Everyone snapped pictures, snagged autographed photos, and even received a compliment or two about their attire.

This certainly isn’t the last anyone will see of the Dominican-rooted star. Her CD, 9 Lives, is set for a summer re-release. Kat’s manager allowed BHT a quick listen to one of the new tracks for the LP – a song that Akon produced and hopped on. The record could be a summer anthem, similar to last year’s “Whine Up.”

THE POLITICAL INFERNO CEASES

Last Tuesday, the dust kicked up by the Presidential Primary in Northeast PA finally settled. In the end, Senator Hillary Clinton emerged from the raucous victorious. The candidate, who spent summers vacationing in Lake Winola, defeated Senator Barack Obama by 10 points. Here in NEPA – Clinton’s margin of victory reached 3-to-1.

About an hour before the polls closed, Senator Clinton reached out to 97 BHT – speaking exclusively with A.J. In The Afternoon and myself.

While speaking with A.J., Clinton reminisced about her vacations in the area, and her grandfather and father’s strong ties to Scranton. I immediately inquired about her plans to help reduce the cost of higher education. I also couldn’t help but ask the junior senator about her current emotions.

“I’m always excited, and a little anxious,” Clinton admitted.

Clinton didn’t need to worry, as her candidacy lived to see another primary.

in a sneak look at this week’s ralphie report – which will be published in the weekender.

As if “Concert for a Cause 6” didn’t bring enough of a live music party to Northeast PA last week, 97 BHT brought a little more.

Epic Records artist Kat DeLuna ran the show last weekend inside The Wilkes-Barre Hardware Bar. Kat killed it – in a set just shy of a half-hour that included her hits “Whine Up” and “Run The Show.”

“C’mon PA – we gonna get it poppin’!” Kat emphatically yelled while dancing and singing.

The Bronx-born singer also encouraged the jam-packed audience to join on the fun. In between songs, DeLuna brought a bride-to-be on stage. With Kat’s buoying, the future misses grinded to Enur’s “Calabria”, while masses of college students and thirty-something’s alike cheered.

It’s interesting enough that the former opera singer leads the party inside bars and clubs across the nation. After all, she’s only 20 years old.

“It’s funny because usually I like, go in, perform, and then they’re like, ‘Get out – you have to get out quick!’” Kat said the night previous to the show.

Of course, DeLuna was anything but hurried out of Hardware Bar. After taking refuge in her dressing room, Kat spent another forty minutes meeting and greeting BHT V.I.P. winners in a back hallway directly outside the drinking establishment. Everyone snapped pictures, snagged autographed photos, and even received a compliment or two about their attire.

This certainly isn’t the last anyone will see of the Dominican-rooted star. Her CD, 9 Lives, is set for a summer re-release. Kat’s manager allowed BHT a quick listen to one of the new tracks for the LP – a song that Akon produced and hopped on. The record could be a summer anthem, similar to last year’s “Whine Up.”

THE POLITICAL INFERNO CEASES

Last Tuesday, the dust kicked up by the Presidential Primary in Northeast PA finally settled. In the end, Senator Hillary Clinton emerged from the raucous victorious. The candidate, who spent summers vacationing in Lake Winola, defeated Senator Barack Obama by 10 points. Here in NEPA – Clinton’s margin of victory reached 3-to-1.

About an hour before the polls closed, Senator Clinton reached out to 97 BHT – speaking exclusively with A.J. In The Afternoon and myself.

While speaking with A.J., Clinton reminisced about her vacations in the area, and her grandfather and father’s strong ties to Scranton. I immediately inquired about her plans to help reduce the cost of higher education. I also couldn’t help but ask the junior senator about her current emotions.

“I’m always excited, and a little anxious,” Clinton admitted.

Clinton didn’t need to worry, as her candidacy lived to see another primary.


where we’ll be tomorrow…

– Party with Ralphie Aversa from 11 AM-4 PM inside Molly Braningans! Brought to you by Monster Energy, Northeast Eagle Distributors, & Canada Dry Scranton.

– A.J. In The Afternoon & Marino will be walking in the Scranton St. Patrick’s Day Parade – make sure to say hello!

– Marino will be live from the brand new Colosseum Night Club – 120 Adams Ave – next to The Hilton in downtown Scranton, from 4-6 PM!

– A.J. In The Afternoon will broadcast Club BHT live inside Wilkes-Barre’s Hardware Bar from 10 PM-12 AM!

– Ralphie Aversa will be celebrating inside the brand new Colosseum Night Club – 120 Adams Ave – next to The Hilton in downtown Scranton, from 9-11 PM!


where we’ll be tomorrow…

– Party with Ralphie Aversa from 11 AM-4 PM inside Molly Braningans! Brought to you by Monster Energy, Northeast Eagle Distributors, & Canada Dry Scranton.

– A.J. In The Afternoon & Marino will be walking in the Scranton St. Patrick’s Day Parade – make sure to say hello!

– Marino will be live from the brand new Colosseum Night Club – 120 Adams Ave – next to The Hilton in downtown Scranton, from 4-6 PM!

– A.J. In The Afternoon will broadcast Club BHT live inside Wilkes-Barre’s Hardware Bar from 10 PM-12 AM!

– Ralphie Aversa will be celebrating inside the brand new Colosseum Night Club – 120 Adams Ave – next to The Hilton in downtown Scranton, from 9-11 PM!