FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19 (6pm ET/3pm PT) They say that music is a universal language, and we’re proving it with an hour of topics that will be music to your ears. Raymond Acevedo earned legions of fans as part of the boy band Menudo, but he’s garnered critical acclaim for his career as a solo artist. Then, singer/songwriter/producer Tony Lucca was put through the gauntlet as a contestant on The Voice, but he’s emerged as perhaps the best-known contestant from the hit reality show, and he’ll preview his new self-titled album. Plus, we’ll go behind the scenes of the world of music with Lori Majewski who shares a connection with Raymond and Tony — and a certain former American Idol judge.
Raymond Acevedo is a Puerto Rican rock music singer who, in 1985, became part of one of the most successful Latin boy bands of all time: Menudo. Since leaving the group, Raymond has focused on a solo career with music that has encompassed multiple formats. Now, Raymond will celebrate his birthday a few days early by discussing his musical journey, his influences, and, of course, his new music.
Tony Lucca got his start, as many of our pop favorites have, on the Mickey Mouse Club. But he skyrocketed to stardom as a contestant on the NBC singing competition The Voice. Now, as he prepares to release a self-titled album (his eighth full-length album overall), Tony discusses his experiences and what’s ahead. And he gives listeners a preview of one of his new songs.
Then, Lori Majewski will continue our musical theme by discussing her book Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s. Get ready for a ride in the Kroll Call time machine as we head back to the ’80s — the 1980s, the time machine doesn’t go back to the 1880s! — to talk about some of the biggest New Wave artists.
Kroll Call is a weekly, hourlong entertainment program (Airing FRIDAYS at 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific) that connects the audience to their favorite celebrities, offers advice and expertise on a wide range of topics, and even lets the audience become part of the show. Kroll Call airs live at 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific on krollcall.com and the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network. It is available for free on-demand on iTunes, Stitcher, and krollcall.com.