Blaine & Allyson
Blaine & Allyson
5:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. weekdays
WDVD-FM (96.3, Today's Best Hits)
The top-rated "Blaine & Allyson in the Morning" show works "because Allyson and I put it all out on the air. I'm pretty conservative, she's a commie," Blaine Fowler, who's been with WDVD since 2003, explains about his partner Allyson Martinek and why people can't get enough of them. "I'm a married guy with two kids. She's living with her four cats and Warren, her love slave. We disagree on a lot of stuff, but have off the charts, insanely good chemistry. She cracks me up; and I crack her up. We put it all on the air, warts and all (and there are a lot of warts)."
Thanks for the visuals, Blaine. Allyson does agree, and gets a little more specific -- no, not about the warts, but the show. "A specific feature that we do that I think is one of the more popular ones is "cross examination,'" she explains. "We ask each other questions, somtimes funny, somtimes personal, and share and reveal more about us than maybe the listeners even wanted to know (LOL!). But it's a way for us to connect on a more personal level ... and that's something that's important to us."
Listeners who tune in probably know that Blaine, who reigns over Detroit from his upbringing in the U.P., rocks and rolls with his band the BFE (Blaine Fowler Experience). Other close encounters of a different kind of BFE: "I'm a serious carnivore; I like the Red Coat, Miller's Bar, the Deadwood -- anywhere that serves a great steak, prime rib or burger.
"I burp a lot in the studio because I drink at least four Diet Pepsis per show," Blaine continues. "Allyson does her make up while on the air. I could probably do it for her, I've seen it so many times."
Allyson says their listeners really have heard just about everything from the dynamic duo, including Blaine's Pepsi-fied burps. "There's not much I don't share, but there are some serious political debates that go down between Blaine and I while the music is playing --almost daily," she says. "He's on the right and I'm very left. But I think there is hope for him."
Sounds like another subject worthy of debating. Of course there's much more going on the popular show. B&A are very community oriented and have a regular Friday feature where they share news about community events, fund-raisers, organizations and individuals who are in need of support.