Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM
This show talks to major news makers, authors and celebrities. Hosted by Philadelphia radio veteran Paul Perrello on the 2nd Monday of each Month at 5:30 p.m.
04/10/2017 - Jose Llana: It's Great To Be King
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with Broadway veteran Jose Llana who plays the King of Siam in the Lincoln Center Touring Production of the Rogers and Hammerstein musical King and I. Llana reflects on what it is like to step into the iconic role and how the musical is more relevant today than perhaps decades ago when it first appeared on Broadway.
03/13/2017 - Peak Behind The Curtain: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with Benjamin Wheelwright and Maria Elena Ramirez, two cast members from the National Tour of the The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Take a peak behind the curtain to learn how an award-winning book was turned into a hit Broadway play and is now taking the country by storm with the show's first touring production.
02/13/2017 - Debra Rothenberg: Point, Focus and Shoot
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with photographer and author Debra Rothenberg about her book Bruce Springsteen in Focus. The Boss may have been Born to Run, but Rothenberg was born to point, focus and shoot Springsteen since 1980. The award-winning photographer will reflect on her career and offer tips on taking photos whether for family gatherings or for social media.
01/09/2017 - Mamma Mia: The Musical's Farewell Tour
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with Lizzie Markson and Dustin Harris Smith, two of the leads of the musical Mamma Mia now on its farewell tour across America.
12/12/2016 - Bandstand Diaries: A Dance Down Memory Lane.
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello welcomes former American Bandstand dancer turned author Arlene Sullivan to talk about her book Bandstand Diaries, a tribute to one of the most legendary television shows in history that put Philadelphia and the Bandstand regulars on the national map.
11/14/2016 - Moana: From Pencil Sketch to the Screen with Bill Schwab
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello welcomes Bill Schwab, the Art Director of Characters for Walt Disney Animation Studios. Schwab discusses his work on the latest Disney animated move "Moana" and the challenges of taking a pencil sketch from paper to the screen.
10/10/2016 - Philly Pops: Curtain Going Up
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello welcomes Frank Giordano, President and CEO of the Philly Pops to talk about the Pops exciting 38th season. Kicking off later in October, the season will start with The King's Songbook, a tribute to the legend Elvis Presley.
09/12/2016 - Henry Winkler's Happiest Days
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello welcomes actor, producer, director and author Henry Winkler to the program to talk about his new series of children's books. Best known for his role as the Fonz on TV's Happy Days, these days Winkler is most excited about writing his Hank Zipzer series of books. Winkler reflects about how his own childhood learning challenges with dyslexia inspired the series and how the books encourage young readers to excel at whatever they desi
08/08/2016 - The World's Worst Singer: Florence Foster Jenkins
Host Paul Perrello speaks with Simon Helberg of The Big Bang Theory, to discuss his latest endeavour in Florence Foster Jenkins.
07/11/2016 - Someone's in the Kitchen with Giada
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello welcomes Food Network star and author Giada De Laurentiss to the program to talk about her new book Recipe for Adventure: Philadelphia. Giada dishes about her work on Food Network, cooking Italian style and her series of children's books.
06/13/2016 - An Interview With Peter Tork of The Monkees
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello welcomes musician, advice columnist and an original member of The Monkees, Peter Tork who dishes about his music and the 50th anniversary of the group which started on television as America's answer to The Beatles.
05/09/2016 - Bobby Rydell: America's First Teen Idol
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello speaks with entertainer, Bobby Rydell about his compelling autobiography, "Bobby Rydell: Teen Idol On The Rocks" which documents his career on television, stage, and movies, as well as the highs and lows of stardom.
04/11/2016 - Interview with Executive Director of ActionAids Kevin Burns
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello speaks with Kevin Burns, Executive Director of ActionAids on the organization's 30th anniversary and its signature fundraiser Dining Out For Life which assists the group in providing services to those who are faced with the challenges of living with HIV disease.
03/14/2016 - Interview with Veterinarian Doctor Jules Benson
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello speaks with veterinarian Dr. Jules Benson about the growing trend in pet insurance plans for our fine-furry friends. Dr. Benson has not only set thousands of tails wagging around the world with his hands-on practice but has also dispensed important health advice in the media through on-line, print and broadcast resources.
02/08/2016 - Interview with Author Judy Collins
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello speaks with award-winning singer-songwriter and author Judy Collins about her five decade career and her 50-album body of work. From her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards to her own original compositions to her latest work as an author of a children's book, Collins shares her secrets to success in this candid and open interview.
01/11/2016 - Interview with Author and Attorney Andy Abramowitz
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello speaks with attorney and author Andy Abramowitz about his debut novel Thank You, Goodnight. Praised by the American Booksellers Association as its Indie Next Pick, Abramowitz takes us into the world of a one-hit-wonder rock group and how if you don't achieve your dream of dreams, you can still lead a life to be proud of.
12/14/2015 - Interview with the Great-great grandson of Charles Dickens, Gerald Dickens
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello speaks with Gerald Dickens, the great-great grandson of Charles Dickens, regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. Gerald Dickens talks about his relative, one of his most beloved works, "A Christmas Carol," and how he is traveling the world staging his one-man show based on the holiday tale.
11/09/2015 - Interview with Harriett Glickman and Actor Mar Mar
Good Grief Charlie Brown! It has been 60 years since the first "Peanuts" comic strip appeared in newspapers across the country. Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello speaks with Harriett Glickman and actor Mar Mar about the new "Peanuts" movie and how Glickman, a Los Angles school teacher, was instrumental in convincing "Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz to include a minority character in his comic strip during the turbulent 1960's.
10/12/2015 - Interview with Actor Butch Patrick
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello speaks with Butch Patrick, famous for his role as Eddie Munster on the iconic 1960's TV show, "The Munsters," and Helen Darras about their book which details Patrick's career on and off the screen.
09/14/2015 - Interview with Author Matthew Quick
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello speaks with New York Times Best-Selling author and South Jersey native Matthew Quick. They talk about his book that was adapted into an Academy Award-winning movie, "Silver Linings Playbook." They also talk about his newest novel, "Love May Fail."
08/10/2015 - Interview with Author and Rowan Alum Tyson Hartnett
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host, Paul Perrello, speaks with Rowan alum Tyson Hartnett about his new book "Hoop Dreams Fulfilled." The book details his journey from college athlete to professional basketball player and the choices and challenges, mistakes, failures and successes made along the way.
07/13/2015 - Interview with Rowan University History Professor Jennifer Janofsky
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host, Paul Perrello, speaks with Rowan History Professor Jennifer Janofsky, curator of the Red Bank Battlefield Park and Whitall House in Gloucester County. Professor Janofsky shares details about an archaeological dig at the historic site of the 1777 battle and what artifacts and clues might be unearthed to help historians and history students understand what happened there 238 years ago.
06/08/2015 - Interview with Director Pete Docter and Producer Jonas Rivera
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello speaks with Disney Pixar Academy Award-winning director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera about their new movie "Inside Out," opening in theaters on June 19. The director and producer share their thoughts on the current state of computer animation as well as offer some insight on the creative process that has gone into such Disney/Pixar blockbusters like "Cars," "Up," and "Toy Story."
05/11/2015 - Interview with Author Lisa Genova
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello speaks with New York Times Best-Selling author Lisa Genova about her new book Inside the O'Briens as well as her previous books including Still Alice, which was adapted into a movie and took top honors at this year's Oscars. Genova, a neuro-scientist turned author, recounts how she had to self-publish Still Alice because no one was interested in the topic of Alzheimer's Disease.
04/24/2015 - Interview with musician Charlie Gracie
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello speaks with Rock and Roll Music pioneer Charlie Gracie about his new book, his hit record "Butterfly" and his rags-to-riches-to-rags story in the music industry. He also talks about how he is enjoying new found fame around the world, nearly 50 years after his hit dropped.
03/09/2015 - Interview with Televison Host Paul DiMeo
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello speaks with television host/designer Paul DiMeo about the second season of his National Geographic channel show "Building Wild." They also talk about his work on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."
02/09/2015 - Interview with Director Kevin MacDonald
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello speaks with Academy Award-winning director Kevin MacDonald about his new movie, "Black Sea," inspired by the Kursk submarine disaster of 2000. MacDonald reflects on his career making feature films and docmentaries, and shares how "Black Sea" actor, Jude Law, prepared for the role of Robinson, the sub captain. Plus, he mentions what it is like to hear your name announced at the Academy Awards ceremony.
01/12/2015 - Interview with Photographer David Bergman
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello marks the 100 episode of the award-winning Studio 89.7 by welcoming Sports Illustrated photographer David Bergman. He discusses his new book, Work, which documents a two year world tour with Bon Jovi. Bergman recounts what it was like to travel the globe documenting every move of the rock superstar and his band.
12/08/2014 - Interview with Keisha Lewis
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello speaks with Keisha Lewis from the touring production of the musical Cinderella. She is the first African American to play the stage role of the Fairy Godmother. She talks about taking on the role, what life is like on the road, traveling city to city, and what it is like to fly across the stage.
11/10/2014 - Interview with Actress Danielle Fishel
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello welcomes Danielle Fishel, known for her role as Topanga from "Boy Meets World." The two discuss her new book, life after "Boy Meets World," and reprising her role in a spinoff series called "Girl Meets World."
10/13/2014 - Interview with Director Miguel Arteta
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello welcomes the director and one of the stars of the movie Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day to the program. Miguel Arteta talks about his move from independent cinema to working on a Disney movie and actor Ed Oxembould recounts what it was like to meet co-stars Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner for the first time.
09/08/2014 - Interview with Jade Starling
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello speaks with 80s Disco Diva Jade Starling of Pretty Poison about her music, songwriting and her new solo album.
08/11/2014 - Interview with Author and Former White House Counsel John Dean
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello speaks with bestselling author and former White House Counsel John Dean on his new book on the 40th anniversary of President Nixons resignation in the wake of the Watergate scandal.
07/14/2014 - Interview with Author Paul Greenberg
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with New York Times bestselling author Paul Greenberg about his new book American Catch: the Fight for Our Local Seafood and our love affair with seafood and how much of the seafood Americans eat comes from abroad.
06/09/2014 - Interview with Author and Radio Producer Denny Somach
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with author and legendary radio producer Denny Somach about his book Get the Led Out: How Led Zeppelin Became the Biggest Band in the World.
05/12/2014 - Interview with TV Host Marc Summers
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with television host and producer Marc Summers about his latest venture in front of the camera with Food Networks newest show ReWrapped.
04/14/2014 - Interview with Author Jason Mott
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with Jason Mott, the author of The Returned which has been turned into Resurrection, a successful show on ABC. Motts personal story rivals that of his writing as he recounts how he went from a customer service job at a cell phone company to a best selling author and had his book optioned for television rights even before the book hit store shelves.
03/10/2014 - Interview with Author Michael Christaldi
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with Cherry Hill resident and author Michael Christaldi about his new book Early Paramount Studios about the humble beginnings of one of Hollywoods major motion picture companies.
02/10/2014 - Interview with Director Chaz Palminteri
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with actor, writer and director Chazz Palminteri who is bringing his critically acclaimed one-man show A Bronx Tale to the Prince Music Theater in Philadelphia this month. Palminteri talks about how he refused a million dollars to walk away from his story and plans to turn the hit movie into a Broadway musical.
01/13/2014 - Interview with Journalist Lu Ann Cahn
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist Lu Ann Cahn about her new book I Dare Me, an entertaining look back on a year which changed her life.
12/09/2013 - Interview with Former Rowan University Professor Joseph Robinette
Tis the season to be Jolly and for an official Red Ryder Carbine Action Air Rifle! Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with Tony-Award nominated Rowan Professor Emeritus Joseph Robinette about his work on the hit holiday musical A Christmas Story, The Musical.
11/11/2013 - Interview with Actor John O'Hurley
How will you spend your turkey day? Watching the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade, football and the National Dog Show? Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with actor John OHurley who for the 12th year will host The National Dog Show on NBC on Thanksgiving Day.
10/14/2013 - Interview with Writer and Director Stephen Chiodo
Just in time for the season of Halloween Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with Stephen Chiodo, the writer and director of the cult classic movie Killer Clowns from Outer Space celebrating is 25th anniversary. Chiodo shares the back story for the movie, how it got made and plans for a so-called re-quel of the science fiction flick.
09/09/2013 - Interview with Journalist Larry Kane
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with the Dean of Philadelphia Television News Larry Kane about his new book The Beatles: When They Were Boys, which delves into the formative years of the Fab Four in England and their meteoric rise in popular music in the 1960s.
08/12/2013 - Interview with Author Daniel James Brown
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with New York Times best-selling author Daniel James Brown about his new book The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
07/08/2013 - Interview with Actors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with Academy Award winners Nat Faxon and Jim Rash about their new movie The Way, Way Back.
06/10/2013 - Interview with Actor Jesse Eisenberg
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with Academy Award nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg about his new movie Now You See Me, and his career on and off the screen and stage.
05/13/2013 - Interview with American Idol Winner Kris Allen
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with American Idol Season Eight Winner Kris Allen about life after the hit FOX television show and his current tour which was nearly sidetracked by an accident earlier this year.
04/08/2013 - Interview with Actress Ta'Rea Campbell
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with Philadelphia native and actress TaRea Campbell about her starring role in the Broadway touring production of Sister Act, how it is similar to the 1992 Whoppi Goldberg movie and what it is like to part of a musical that is set in her hometown.
03/11/2013 - Interview with Author Jim Pauley
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talked with author Jim Pauley about his new book The Three Stooges: Hollywood Filming Locations. Pauleys ten-year labor-of-love of the Stooges documents the sites of the comedy trio's famous Columbia Pictures short films made in and around Hollywood between 1934 and 1958.
02/11/2013 - Interview with Author Jennifer Chiraverini
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with New York Times best selling author Jennifer Chiaverini about her new book, Mrs. Lincolns Dressmaker which details the extraordinary friendship between Mary Todd Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckley, a former slave who won her freedom by the skill of her needle and the friendship of the First Lady by her devotion.
01/14/2013 - Interview with Author Ingrid Croce
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with author Ingrid Croce about her new book detailing the life and career of her late husband American singer-songwriter Jim Croce. She details the moment she met Jim, the meaning behind some of his songs and her reaction when she got word of her husband's death.
11/12/2012 - Interview with Top Chef Micahel Isabella
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with Bravo Television Top Chef Season 6 competitor Michael Isabella about his new cookbook Crazy Good Italian. Isabella shares recipes from the book as well as his experiences growing up in North Jersey and cooking for family and friends for the upcoming holidays.
10/08/2012 - Interview with Food Network Star Tom Bury
If you cant stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with New Jersey reality television star and contractor Tom Bury about his work on Food Networks number one program Restaurant Impossible and his upcoming appearance at the Suburban Home Show in Oaks, Pennsylvania. A contractor, architect and builder, Bury has appeared on "Restaurant Impossible" since it's first season.
09/10/2012 - Interview with Author Matt Bondurant
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello spoke with Matt Bondurant, author of "The Wettest County In The World," a prohibition-era historical novel about his own family--which is now being adapted into a film, "Lawless." Bondurant talked about the discovery of his grandfather and great uncles' lives during the prohibition era. Later, Bondurant discussed the difficulties in getting the book to the screen.
07/09/2012 - Interview with Actors Kathryn McCormick and Ryan Guzman
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with actors Kathryn McCormick and Ryan Guzman, two of the stars of Step Up Revolution, the next installment of the worldwide smash Step Up dance franchise which opens in theaters on July 27th. Both McCormick and Guzman discussed her characters and the plot of the movie. Later, they talked about their career paths that led them to these roles. Finally they discussed the importance of connecting with fans.
06/11/2012 - Interview with Author Susan Orlean
Host and Rowan University adjunct professor Paul Perrello spoke with Susan Orlean, author of "Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend." Orlean talked about Rin Tin Tin's beginnings in Hollywood. Nicknamed "the dog that saved Warner Brothers," Rin Tin Tin earned more money than his costars. Orlean, a bestselling author, explained her interest in people's fascination by non-human things.
05/14/2012 - Interview with Broadway Actress Marni Nixon
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with Broadway actress and singer Marni Nixon about her work on the stage and screen and her most notable roles as the singing voice-double for Audrey Hepburn and Natalie Wood in Hollywood musicals My Fair Lady and West Side Story respectively. She also spoke about her book "I Could've Sung All Night," and what drove her to write it. Finally, Nixon explained her experience with voice dubbing in major films.
03/12/2012 - Interview with Actress Emily Blunt
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with actress Emily Blunt about her new movie Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, as well as film career and her co-stars from Meryl Streep to Miss Piggy. Blunt also mentioned her parent's encouragement in taking her role in "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," based on their love of the book. She also mentioned other projects she'd been working on.
02/13/2012 - Interview with Author and Humanitarian Doc Hendley
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with bartender, author and humanitarian Doc Hendley about his efforts to bring clean water to people living in Africa. Hendley described how much of a devastating impact the world's water crisis has. Also, he explained the transition from holding a few Wine to Water events to travelling to different nations around the world. For more information, how to donate, or to hold an event, log onto winetowater.org.
01/09/2012 - Interview with Brandon Andrus
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with Brandon Andrus, a native of the Philadelphia area who stars as Nick Massi in the current national tour of the hit musical Jersey Boys. Andrus discussed his road to the stage and his role in "Jersey Boys." As a Philadelphia native, Andrus shared his joy of having the show run in Philadelphia. "Jersey Boys" runs from December 6th, 2011 - January 14th, 2012 at the Forrest Theatre in Philadelphia, PA.
12/12/2011 - Interview with Carol Aebersold and Chanda Bell
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with Carol Aebersold and Chanda Bell, the mother and daughter team responsible for taking a simply family holiday tradition and turning it into a multi-million dollar selling Christmas book and television special.
11/14/2011 - Interview with TV Host David Frei
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and Host Paul Perrello talks with David Frei (FRY), co-host of The National Dog Show and the Westminister Kennel Club Dog Show about his new book Angel On A Leash.
10/10/2011 - Interview with Susan Gibbs and Dan McSweeney
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talked with Susan Gibbs and Dan McSweeney of the S.S. United States Conservancy about the groups efforts to save and redevelopment the historic luxury liner that sits rusting along the Philadelphia waterfront. A history of the ship was discussed as well as the downfall of the use of luxury liners.
09/12/2011 - Interview with Philadelphia Broadcaster Jerry Blavat
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello talks with legendary Philadelphia broadcaster Jerry Blavat about his new book You Only Rock Once, his career, the cast of characters he has met along the way and his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
08/08/2011 - Interview with Saturday Night Live Star Joe Piscopo
Host Paul Perrello was joined by special guest Joe Piscopo. The duo discussed Piscopo's career including his days as a cast member at Saturday Night Live and upcoming projects.
07/11/2011 - Interview with Author Wes Shank
Host Paul Perrello and guest Wes Shank discussed the legendary horror film "The Blob" and Blob Fest, a tribute to the movie held in Phoenixville, PA.
06/13/2011 - Interview with Actor Noah Wyle
Host Paul Perrello sits down with actor Noah Wyle to discuss his career path, family life, and his new show, Falling Skies.
05/09/2011 - Interview with Actor Josh Hopkins
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello spoke to American actor Josh Hopkins about him starring in "Lebanon, Pa."
04/11/2011 - Interview with former Member of N'Sync Joey Fatone
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello spoke to singer, dancer and actor Joey Fatone about his time in N'Sync, "Dancing with the Stars" and hosting "The Price is Right" in Atlantic City.
03/14/2011 - Interview with Former Member of the Peace Corps Robert Potter
Paul Perrello interviews Robert Potter, a former member of the Peace Corps. They also discuss "Niger 66: A Peace Corps Diary," a documentary that Potter worked on based on his experiences in Niger in the early days of the Peace Corps.
02/14/2011 - Interview with Author David Eisenhower
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello spoke to David Eisenhower about his new book "Going Home To Glory, A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower." David Eisenhower offers up his personal observations about his grandfather and the man America knew as the 34th President and Five-Star General.
01/10/2011 - Interview with 'Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello spoke to Buddy Valastro about how he became the "Cake Boss", his new perspectives on life, and his love for his family and fans.
12/13/2010 - Interview with Singer Katherine McPhee
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello spoke to singer Katherine McPhee about her time on the TV hit show American Idol and the release of her new Christmas album.
11/08/2010 - Interview with Music Critic Jon Bream
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and host Paul Perrello spoke with music critic Jon Bream about his work as a critic, conflicts with artists, and authoring "Neil Diamond Is Forever".
10/11/2010 - Interview with Author Darce Stoker
Rowan University Adjunct Professor and Host Paul Perrello spoke to author Darce Stoker about the sequel to his great grand uncles book, Dracula. They discuss Draculas success in Philadelphia and the creation of the sequel, Dracula: The Un-Dead.
09/13/2010 - Interview with Song Writer Frank Previte
Host Paul Perrello speaks with song writer Frank Previte about "Dirty Dancing" and his work to help fight cancer in Patrick Swayze's memory.
08/09/2010 - Interview with Actor and War Veteran George Takei
Host Paul Perrello spoke to George Takei about his experience in "Star Trek" with its controversies at the time. They also discuss his experience in an American containment camp during World War II.
07/12/2010 - Interview with Musician Kevin Eubanks
Host Paul Perrello speaks with musician Kevin Eubanks about coming home to Philadelphia, his numerous honors, his musical inspiration and his time on the Jay Leno Show.
06/14/2010 - Interview with Author Brad Meltzer
Host Paul Perrello speaks with guest Brad Meltzer about his book "Heroes for My Son," his first work of nonfiction. He speaks about his inspiration and the stories of these extraordinary people.
05/31/2010 - Interview with Actor and Author Kathy Kinney
Paul Perrello interviews Kathy Kinney, who starred as Mimi in The Drew Carey Show from 1995 to 2004. Kinney talks about her career and her new book, "Queen of Your Own Life."
05/10/2010 - How to be a Successful Actor with Kathleen Turner
This week on Studio 89.7 host Paul Perrello talks to actor Kathleen Turner about her acting career in the movies and what it takes to be successful in acting.
03/08/2010 - Interview with Doctor Ian Smith
Host Paul Perrello sits down with Doctor Ian Smith and talks about his new best selling book.
02/08/2010 - Interview with Singer and Former American Idol Contestant Bo Bice
Host Paul Perrello interviews Bo Bice about his American Idol success and his new CD.
01/11/2010 - Interview with Former NBA Star Earl Monroe
Host Paul Perrello sits down with former NBA star Earl Monroe to discuss his life in professional sports and his post-retirement work of helping those with diabetes like himself.
12/14/2009 - Interview with Food Network Star Guy Fieri
Host Paul Perello is joined by Food Network star Guy Fieri. They discussed everything from Guy's love of cooking to what made him try out for The Next Food Network Star.
11/09/2009 - Interview with Puppeteer for Sesame Street Fran Brill
Host Paul Perrello speaks with Fran Brill, puppeteer for Sesame Street and other Jim Henson projects. She explains how she filled the female voice roles as the first women ever cast by Henson, and how her characters evolved over the years.
10/24/2009 - Interview with 'The Addams Family' Star John Astin
Host Paul Perrello interviews actor John Astin, best known for his role as Gomez on "The Addams Family."
09/14/2009 - Interview with Actress and Author Danica McKellar
Host Paul Perrello sits down with actress and author Danica McKellar of "Wonder Years" fame.
08/10/2009 - Interview with Julie Powell
Host Paul Perrello spoke with Julie Powell, one of the key figureheads behind the film Julie and Julia. Powell covers just how the movie came about and what inspired her to make a life change.
07/03/2009 - Interview with Actor Blake Bashoff
Host Paul Perrello speaks with Blake Bashoff about his first movie Bushwack, and what Blake has been up to since leaving Philadelphia.
06/08/2009 - Interview with Famed Actor from Saved by the Bell Mark-Paul Gosselaar
Host Paul Perrello sat down with Mark-Paul Gosselaar and discussed what it was like living in the shadow of Zack Morris, the character he played on Saved By The Bell. They also talked about Raising The Bar, which he stars in and is returning for its second season on TNT.
05/08/2009 - Interview with Actor Christopher Plummer
Host Paul Perrello speaks with actor Christopher Plummer to discuss his latest endeavors.
04/13/2009 - Interview with Author Steve Lopez
Paul Perrello speaks with his Guest Steve Lopez about his return to Philadelphia, he left in 1997 and about his book "The Soloist". This is a true story about a man living on the streets with an amazing musical talent.
03/09/2009 - Interview with Jane Seymour
Host Paul Perrello chats with Jane Seymour about her role on Dancing with the Stars and how her talent and creativity is flourishing.
02/09/2009 - Interview with TV Personality Randy Jackson
Host Paul Perrello sits down with "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson. Jackson not only talks about being on "American Idol" and its extreme success, but he also talks about his life before "American Idol" as an award winning record producer.
01/12/2009 - Interview with Lucie Arnaz
Paul Perrello interviews daughter of the late Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Lucie Arnaz - an establish actress.
12/08/2008 - Author John Grogan on his book 'Marley & Me'
Author and former Philadelphia Inquirer columnist John Grogan speaks about his best selling novel, Marley & Me, and it's upcoming theatrical release. He also shares information about his new novel, The Longest Trip Home.
11/10/2008 - Interview with Actor David Cassidy
Host Paul Perrello interviews David Cassidy. Known as Keith from the Partridge Family, David talks about him and his 'family,' their rise to stardom and current successes.
10/13/2008 - Interview with Dark Shadows star Lara Parker
Host Paul Perrello speaks with Lara Parker about her role in the famous TV show, Dark Shadows, as well as information about her latest novel.
09/08/2008 - Interview with Actor Paul Sorvino
Actor Paul Sorvino shares his experiences and stories about his career, acting, heritage, and new food line, as well as information about his new film cenetered around NJ.
08/11/2008 - Interview with former American Idol Contestant Ace Young
Host Paul Perrello sits down and speaks with Ace Young, former American Idol contestant. They discuss his journey which has brought him to Philadelphia to promote his new self-titled CD.
07/14/2008 - Actor Hill Harper on New Book
Actor Hill Harper stopped by Studio 89.7 to discuss his new book about mentoring. Hill explains why there is an increasing lack of role models and mentors for America's youth.
06/09/2008 - Interview with Olympic Gymnastics Coach Bela Karolyi
Host Paul Perrello speaks with famed Olympic gymnastics coach, Bela Karolyi. They discuss his accomplishments and desire to encourage children to participate in gymnastics.
05/12/2008 - Former 76ers' Coach Pat Williams on NBA Championship Win
Host Paul Perrello speaks with former Philadelphia 76ers' coach, Pat Williams, about winning the NBA Championship and his new book "Tales from the 76ers."
04/14/2008 - Interview with Former Philadelphia Phillies Catcher Chris Coste
Host Paul Perrello speaks with Philadelphia Phillies catcher Chris Coste. They discuss his new book the 33 Year Old Rookie, which chronichles his life and his journey into becoming a major league baseball player.
03/10/2008 - On the Ice with Professional Figure Skater Scott Hamilton
Host Paul Perrello sits down with figure skating legend Scott Hamilton. They discuss the long running Smuckers Stars on Ice tour and its 1000th performance which will occur in Philadelphia.
02/11/2008 - Interview with Director Ari Sandel
Host Paul Perrello speaks with Ari Sandel, director of 30 Days & 30 Nights. They discuss the film that is about a cross country comedy tour.
01/14/2008 - Life after American Idol with former contestant Constantine Maroulis
Host Paul Perrello sits down with American Idol contestant Constantine Maroulis. They discuss his new album and life after American Idol.
12/10/2007 - Interview with Pianist Jim Brickman
Host Paul Perrello speaks with pianist Jim Brickman. They discuss his music, tour, and experiences as a musician.
11/11/2007 - Author Vincent Bugliosi on The Kennedy Assassination
Host Paul Perello sits down with Vincent Bugliosi. They discuss the 21 years of research that led to the book, Bugliosi wrote that discusses the assassination of former president, John F. Kennedy.
10/08/2007 - Actress Kate Flannery on her rise to fame
Philadelphia born actress, Kate Flannery, joins Paul on this episode of Studio 89.7. Kate speaks about her climb to fame and her experiences as "Meredith" on NBC's hit show "The Office."
09/10/2007 - Interview with author Wendy Lee
Author of "Grace Kelly: An American Princess", Wendy Lee shares intimate details about Princess Grace's private life.
08/13/2007 - Interview with actress Alexa Vega
Alexa Vega, star of Spy Kids and the movie-musical Hairspray, shared stories of growing up in Hollywood and her latest encounter with fame.
07/09/2007 - Professional Cyclist Floyd Landis on his Tour de France win
Lancaster County native, Floyd Landis speaks about his bittersweet win in the Tour de France and how he is coming back against the rumors and gossip with his latest book, "Positively False.
06/11/2007 - Interview with former New Kids on the Block member Joey McIntyre
Joey McIntyre, a former member of New Kids on the Block, talked about his days in one of the most popular boy bands of all-time. He also discussed his experience on ABC's hit TV show, Dancing with the Stars, and his newest CD.
05/14/2007 - Interview with TV star Chuck Barris
Paul Perrello talks to game show host and TV legend, Chuck Barris.
04/09/2007 - Interview with author Lisa Scottolini
Paul talks to NY Times best selling author Lisa Scottolini.
02/12/2007 - Interview with News Broadcaster Lynn Sherr
Paul talks to Philadelphia news veteran Lynn Sherr.
01/08/2007 - Interview with author Neil Gabler
Paul talks to Neil Gabler author of "Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination"
12/11/2006 - Interview with author Michael Vitez
Paul talks to the author of "Rocky Stories: Tales of Love, Hope, And Happiness at America's Most Famous Steps."
11/13/2006 - Olivia Newton-John on Breast Cancer
Paul talks to Olivia Newton John about her bout with breast cancer.
09/11/2006 - Interview with former Eagle Vince Papale
Paul Perrello talks to former Eagle Vince Papale.