NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Music Choice will debut Inside Rising Star, an exclusive, weekly, 30-minute inside look at the new ABC reality series Rising Star that is only available on Music Choice Play. Produced by Music Choice and hosted by Cumulus Radio’s Ralphie Aversa, Inside Rising Star is the only place viewers will find weekly behind-the-scenes exclusives, interviews, and candid moments with the contestants.
Every Thursday for the next 10 weeks, Inside Rising Star will give fans an up close and personal look at that week’s episode of Rising Star and a sneak peek of what to expect next! Rising Star airs live on Sundays at 9 p.m. Eastern / 8 p.m. Central/ 7 p.m. Mountain on ABC, and Inside Rising Star airs on Thursdays at 8 p.m. on Music Choice Play. Following its initial broadcast, each episode will remain available on Music Choice On Demand for the remainder of the season. Music Choice is available in 57 million homes nationwide. To locate Music Choice Play in your city, visit: http://corporate.musicchoice.com/mcplay/how#FindMusicChoicePlay.
The ABC series Rising Star, is a music competition series executive produced in the U.S. by Ken Warwick (“American Idol”) and Nicolle Yaron (“The Voice”). The series is from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp). Home judges (viewers) can vote for their favorite contestants by downloading the free Rising Star ABC app through the Apple App Store, Windows Market Place, or the Google Play Store.
Ralphie Aversa is a quadruple threat. His platforms in television, radio, print, and the Internet allow him to tell compelling stories in a variety of fashions to a vast audience.
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. Aversa attended Syracuse University, dual-majoring in broadcast journalism and marketing. He hails from Niagara Falls, NY and currently resides in Manhattan.
Music Choice, the multi-platform video and music network, delivers its music programming to millions of consumers nationwide through their televisions, online and mobile devices. Music Choice programs dozens of uninterrupted music channels; produces originals that feature today’s hottest established and emerging artists; offers thousands of music videos; and launched Music Choice Play, the music video, lifestyle and entertainment network for Millennials. For additional information log on to http://www.MusicChoice.com | Twitter: @MusicChoice | Facebook: www.facebook.com/MusicChoice.