Thursday, October 8, 2015

Who gets to gab with Kelly Ripa?

How about Danny Bonaduce or Preston Elliot or Chris Booker?

Who gets to gab with Kelly Ripa?


Live With Regis and Kelly is searching for radio hosts to join Kelly Ripa during the week of Jan. 24-28, filling in for Regis Philbin.

The field has been narrowed to 100 semifinalists, and the field will be further winnowed to 10. Then viewers will get to choose the five broadcasters who will join Ripa in New York.

Among the hopefuls:

  • Danny Bonaduce of WYSP
  • Preston Elliot of WMMR
  • Chris Booker of L.A.'s 97.1 AMP (formerly of Q102)
  • Craig Carton of The Fan in New York (formerly of WIP and WKXW)
  • Elvis Duran (the syndicated morning guy on Q102)
  • Howard Stern of XM/Sirius
  • Michael Baisden (syndicated afternooner on WDAS)
  • Mike & Mike of ESPN (syndicated on 97.5 the Fanatic)
  • Ralph Garman of KROQ (and a Northeast High and La Salle alum)
  • Ryan Seacrest (heard middays on Q102)

Voting begins Jan. 10.
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