April 16, 2015
If you could interview anyone in the music, entertainment or sports fields, who would your top choices be and what intrigues you about them?
Toby Knapp, WIHT: Music – John Lennon. Entertainment – Ben Affleck. Sports – Mark Cuban. They all found ways to become powerful forces for good in this world… and made a difference. Isn’t that why we’re here? To make a difference?

Jordan, KSLZ/KBWX: Paul Simon would be high on my list. The catalogue of music he's written and the legacy he's prepared is something special, and talking about song inspirations would be an incredible experience.

Kobe, WWHT: Jimmy Fallon. He has his finger on the pulse of what moves the needle socially speaking. His bits turn into television shows (i.e. Lip Sync Battle), and he does so while maintaining a down to earth style. I’d love to get a peak inside his head.

Mike “OD” O’Donnell, WKRZ: David Letterman, I’d want to know how he feels after spending so much of his life on TV. Does he feel like he’s leaving a big part of his life behind and how’s he going to fill the time now.

Jeff Hurley, iHeartMedia: Coaches are always intriguing. The most successful coaches get everyone on the team to “buy in” to a collective vision of success. I’m amazed at great NFL coaches like Bill Belicheck, Pete Carroll, Mike Tomlin, Jim Harbaugh, etc. They bring 53 players onto the same page and get everyone to believe in the same goal.

Jammer, WEZB: Drew Brees, it’s a New Orleans thing. I’d ask him “When are we going back to the Super Bowl?”

Bob Patrick, WXLK: Howard Stern. He’s the Godfather, and the best interviewer in the world. No one does it like him. Mark Wahlberg and Chase Utley together because they are my top 2 man crushes and I’d like them to tell me why they deserve to be #1.

Mike Rossi, WSTW: I would love to talk to most any of the late night TV kings. This is a great time in late night TV and I would love to hear what makes their shows tick.

Blando, WXNR: I feel like the obvious answer for any rocker here is Dave Grohl and he’s my top pick but to go a different direction I’m going to say Steven Tyler. Aerosmith was the band I was born and raised on, and also my first concert, and I’d love to talk about the times between the headlines.

Sean Stewart, WDOD: LeBron James, A-Rod and Tiger Woods. I like polarizing people.
Heather Deluca, WSJO: I'd have to interview Kanye West, because I'd shoot straight and really ask him why he thinks he's the world's greatest gift. I think to him it makes perfect sense, and I'd want him to explain himself to me.

Java Joel Murphy, WAKS: Justin Timberlake…smiley face.

Orlando, WLLD: In music, I'd love to sit and delve into the mind of Clive Davis. His wealth of knowledge, stories and plethora of legendary artists, over the years would be great for any true music fan to experience. In sports, Michael Jordan, because he's Michael friggin Jordan!

Marissa, WFLY: Kelly Clarkson is always my top choice. Love her. Her personality is so naturally silly, I love it.

Eric Chase, WVKS: Does Emily Ratajkowski count? She was in SPORTS Illustrated. I'm intrigued that despite what has to be a lucrative modeling career, she can't seem to afford shirts. Tragic.

Jared Banks, KUDD: I would love to hear Quincy Jones tell stories about making some of the best music ever made. Being with Michel Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra and all the film work he has done. To be inspired by a man that has a passion for culture and the way music brings it all together would be an experience I would never forget.

Jon Zellner, iHeartMedia: I’d love to talk to Jimmy Fallon. He has done a terrific job of re-defining the late night talk show concept and just seems like such an interesting guy.

Sassy, WKXJ: Easy, Eminem. I can count on one hand the number of DJ's who had a successful interactive interview with Em. You have to understand his humor. Huge challenge to get him to relax and open up, but I'm more than willing to step up and try!

Brad Davidson, ThinkSay Records: In college when I was a sports broadcaster for WMUA 91.1 Amherst, I had the opportunity to interview Allen Iverson. We talked about basketball for around 5 minutes and then all he wanted to talk about was music for the next 30. I think I still have it on an old reel!

Skywalker, WSPK: I’ll pick one from each category: I like Mark Cuban, Jay Z and Ted Turner for their entrepreneurial spirit.
Ryan Kramer, KHFI & KPEZ: Allow me to throw everyone for a loop…Kem. I want to hear straight from him about how he was homeless, addicted to drugs and then somehow discovered. How he managed to make it through and come out on the other side when he had nothing left is a hell of an inspiring story.

Brian Mack, WXXL: John Lennon, he was a Beatle.

Paul “Cubby” Bryant, WKTU: Maybe we could squeeze this into the entertainment category, LOL. I've never interviewed a former or sitting president of the United States. Regardless of my views on whatever party they represent, I'd have to say it would be an honor just to say "I've done it!”

John Mayer, WRVW: Billy Joel, it would be a good way to just hang out with him, which is what I really want to do with him anyway.

Big Rob, KSME: For music, Michael Jackson. Why? Because it's Michael Jackson! I'll never forget breaking the news of his passing on the air that day...Never. For sports it would be John Elway. I was born and raised a Denver Broncos fan so I'd have a million questions to ask! He walked by my desk once as a promotions assistant at IHM in Denver. First time in my life I was star struck and speechless. I want a do-over!

Bailey, KTCL: If I could interview anyone, I think it would be Judge Judy. She is someone who is not afraid to step out of her comfort zone and take risks. By doing so, she has created an amazing career doing what she loves. Her story and how she got to where she is today is intriguing.

Gasman, WYBR: Eddie Van Halen. Why? A. He was one of my childhood heroes. B. Because he's Eddie f&%$ing Van Halen!

Reid, WAEV: Justin Timberlake for music - I’d like to know how he keeps track of all his ideas. Things he wants to do during a show, song ideas, skit ideas to do on Jimmy Fallon or SNL. Fallon would be another on the top of my list. He’s so entertaining and can turn on different characters and impressions at the drop of a hat, but what’s it like when he’s home. How does he balance being an entertainer and a “normal” person when he’s home…does he turn it off or is it on all the time.

Sean "The Rabbi" Tyszler, WMMR: Jack Black, he is just a fun guy to talk to.
Next Week's Question Of The Week:
If you were stranded on a deserted island, who would you want with you
for comic relief and which artist would you desire for music relief?
e-Mail your responses to: jodorisio@fmqb.com or bburke@fmqb.com

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