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Monday, May 25, 2009

TechnoGrannyShow, Become an Internet Radio Superstar

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TG 5-25-09 Becoming Internet Radio Star


Top rated most listened to radio personality in NYC for many years. Left mid day host job last day of 2007.Since then has been creating content for online properties, and coaching emerging talent.
Also is known for her voice over work and has been the "Voice of God" for many high profile live events in NYC and on television programs. An actor, writer, producer and emcee.

Valerie runs the gamut from voice over artist to actor to speaker to writer/producer as well as theater and nightlife guru. She can be heard voicing NBC Network News Promos to the announcer on The Boomer Esiason Show on MSG to the Voice of God on this year's Tony Preview special on CBS.

She is also the Voice of God for Broadway On Broadway as well as numerous live events including - The NY Emmy Awards, The Point Foundation, The Trevor Project and Cable Positive.

As a writer, she writes a weekly nightlife column for The Three Tomatoes as well as the Italian American Network, where she also hosts her own 'Valerie' channel, interviewing compelling personalities.

In addition, she is an interviewer and host for and

As an actress, previous stage credits include the acclaimed Off-Broadway play, 'Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell' at The Minetta Lane Theatre, 'Guest speller' for Broadway's 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,' and 'The Vagina Monologues', co-starring Ally Sheedy and Kathryn Erbe.

The play she co-wrote and performs in, currently titled, 'Spit it Out!' is being readied for an off-Broadway run later this year.

Valerie is a frequent speaker, host and emcee for various corporate events and charitable causes.

The course description is:

Valerie Smaldone
President, Two Sides of a Coin

Talking points:
1. Discuss my background in media...what I did, what my experience was, what I am doing now.
2. Adding talent coach to my resume.
3. What compelled me to teach this course at the School of Visual Arts.
4. How I am spreading the word.

Here you go....
1. The most important thing you can do during an interview is LISTEN. Do not ask a question and start looking through your notes for the next one.
Great questions are born from conversation.
2. No matter what the delivery method, the host of a show must connect with his/her audience. I call it creating an "emotional bridge" from your side of the radio (or computer) to what is being delivered to someone's ears.
3. Use descriptive words when speaking. Creating pictures for listeners is a great way for them to be drawn into the topic or conversation and lasts longer in their memory.

Valerie Smaldone
Media Personality/Actor/Host/Producer

Radio and Voice Work

Announcer for The Boomer Esiason Show, MSG, Fox Sports Net, 2004-present

XM on Broadway, Drama Desk Awards, Co-host of Awards Ceremony, May, 2008

WOR Radio: Joan Hamburg Show, fill in host, WOR Morning Show, fill in host, March 2008

WLTW (106.7 Lite-FM) New York: Award winning mid-day radio personality consistently #1
in my demo and #1 in the station in NYC. Cume: 2 1/2 million listeners per week, Feb. 1984-
Dec. 2007

J-WAVE, Tokyo, Japan, host of daily program 1990-1995

Voice over artist: Promos for NBC, CBS, Lifetime, HBO/Cinemax, Commercials, Narrations,

Voice of God: New York Emmy Awards, CBS TV Pre-Tony Awards Preview Show, June 2008 (national carry), Broadway on Broadway, Broadway Under the Stars, Broadway Meets Country live events.
Charitable organizations: The Point Foundation, The Trevor Project, Glaad Media Awards,
Cable Positive

Syndicated radio

Blank Canvas (Two Sides of a Coin Productions) Originally created content for HD and online
radio format for Clear Channel Online, currently 80 interviews and 37 one hour shows are the
property of Valerie Smaldone's production company. Blank Canvas is a one-hour
entertainment/music program geared to women. Conducted interviews with celebrities, authors,
entrepreneurs, newscaster, and artists including: Cyndi Lauper, Phoebe Snow, Virginia Madsen, Mary Higgins Clark, Paulo Coehlo, Renee Siler, Duncan Sheik and dozens more.

Spotlight On...(Premiere Radio Production) Monthly two hour weekend specialty show focusing
on one major recording artist per program. Wrote and produced the show, and conducted
interviews with artists like: Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Elton John, Faith Hill, The Bee Gees,
Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan and many more.

Weekend Morning with Jim Brickman and Valerie Smaldone (Viacom Radio/ABC Radio
production) three-hour weekend specialty show incorporating music and entertainment features
and interviews with celebrity guests.

Television and On-Camera Work

Interviewer/host:, The Broadway League,,, Italian American, 2007-present

Channel 13, Host, 1987-2003

Shoppers University, Shopping Channel, Host, 1988-1989


Spit it Out!, A play with music, co-writer, and featured performer in the role of Kara Angelo

Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell, role of "Celebrity" at Minetta Lane Theatre, May 2007

Vagina Monologues, actor, co-starring with Ally Sheedy and Kathryn Erbe, April 2006


Host of numerous "Up Close and Personal" events for 106.7Lite-FM, including hosting concerts
James Taylor, Phil Collins, Rod Stewart, Kenny Loggins, Cyndi Lauper, Brian McKnight, Luther
Vandross, Martina McBride, Michael Buble and more.

Presenter: Radio City Music Hall/Theatre at the Garden: including
Tony Bennett, Gloria Estefan, Phil Collins, Rod Stewart, Michael Buble

Presenter/Host: Broadway in Bryant Park: introducing Broadway performers and shows in the

Speaker (partial list)

Moderator/Interviewer, The Three Tomatoes Intimate Conversations with Celebrity Women, 1/09-present
Host/Producer, Fun With Catastrophe! How to re-invent yourself in a challenging economy, 3/09-present
Host, Gilda's Club NYC luncheon, May 2008
Speaker, Staten Island Business Development event, April 2008
Moderator of panel ("Lessons Learned") The Three Tomatoes, April 2008
Host, Westchester Oratorio Society, April 2008
Emcee, New Jersey Italian American Heritage Foundation, April 2008
Emcee, Montfort Academy fundraiser honoring Lidia Bastianich, April 2008
Panel member, AWRT, April 2008
Auctioneer, Partnership With Children Gala, April 2008
Host, MS Society Gala, March 2008

Featured speaker at Bristol Myers Squibb National Sales Conference Oncology Sales, Miami,


The Three Tomatoes e-newsletter, writer, Valerie's Gallery, weekly nightlife column, February,
The Italian American Network, writer, Valerie's Column, weekly Italian American lifestyle column,
February, 2008-present
Valerie, writer, observations, January, 2008-present
Spit it Out!, A play with music, co-author


Sass Foundation for Medical Research, Humanitarian Award, April 2008
Italian Heritage and Culture Committee, IL Leone di San Marco Award for Achievement in
Radio, April, 2008
World Foundation for Medical Studies in Female Health, for work with Ovarian Cancer
Awareness, December 2007
AWRT, Golden Apple Award for Achievement in Radio, May, 2006
Grand Marshal Columbus Day Parade, Bronx, New York, October 2006
Italian Welfare League, Woman of the Year, October 2005
Five time Billboard Magazine, Radio Personality of the Year
Five time Radio and Records, Radio Personality of the Year
Three time Metro Air Award Winner, Host of Specialty Show

Special Talents/Interests
Media coach/Talent consultant

Food preparation, wine tasting, travel, antiques, animals, winter sports, searching for the perfect
pair of shoes.

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