SO WHO IS RUDY BLAIR? Tough question to answer and especially when I have to keep this short but let's try anyway. I've been in the Broadcasting Industry for almost 30 years in both Radio and Television. 23 of those years was with 680News as the Music & Entertainment Reporter. During that time I've interviewed some of the biggest artists in music including Beyonce, Jay Z, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Lorde, Gordon Lightfoot, Tony Bennett and Tim McGraw to name a few. I was there for many of these artists at the beginning of their careers and helped give them their first national interview spotlight including Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Michael Buble, Avril Lavigne and The Tenors. I've estimated I've interviewed over 7,000 artist and that's a lot to remember. I've covered several big events multiple times including The Grammy, Junos, Much Music Video Awards,The Canadian Screen Award and Canada's Walk Of Fame. I've also been lucky winning several honours including 16 Radio-Television News Directors Association National and Regional Awards, The Harry Jerome Award, inducted into the Humber College Radio Broadcasting Hall Of Fame,The Vaughan Road Academy Hall of Fame and received an Honorary Degree from Humber College. I've appeared on several televisions shows, reported for CityNews and had my own Rogers Television show, ON THE MIC WITH RUDY BLAIR where I not only interviewed many of the top music acts in the business but also new indie artists and helping them get exposure. I could really keep going but there isn't room to put everything in on my career. What I can say is this website RUDY BLAIR ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA will be a continuation of everything I've done in the past to help promote music acts of the future. I'll also be interviewing and promoting upcoming events,chat with stars of the stage,movies,sports,politics and the every day person who has an interesting story.
In short, welcome to Rudy Blair Entertainment Media.
One of the years biggest events WWE’s WrestleMania 36 https://tinyurl.com/s7zq59y will be taking place on two nights, Saturday April 4th at 7pm & Sunday, April 5 at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando Florida. Because of the Coronavirus Outbreak there will not be an audience involved but will be streaming on WWE Network with former New England Patriot Rob Gronkowski hosting the two day event. Some of the matches from the Raw, Smackdown and NXT brands include Universal Champion Goldberg vs. Roman Reigns, The Undertaker vs. AJ Styles, John Cena vs. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt, Edge vs. Randy Orton (Last Man Standing Match), Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch vs. Shayna Baszler, NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair & SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley vs. Sasha Banks vs. Lacey Evans vs. Tamina vs. Naomi (WrestleMania Fatal 5-Way Elimination Match). One of the headliner matches will be WWE Champion (former UFC Champion) Brock Lesnar vs. the 2020 30-Man Royal Rumble winner Drew McIntyre https://www.wwe.com/superstars/drew-mcintyre . Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com had spoken with McIntyre several months earlier when he was in Toronto for SummerSlam 2019 and talked about his career and if he would ever get a chance at a world championship . (Brock Lesnar vs Drew McIntyre | WWE WrestleMania 36 PROMO [HD] https://tinyurl.com/u8qeg5r )
Tuesday March 31st, 2020
(This Interview is also on SoundCloud https://tinyurl.com/tdl5yxp )
This Canadian Hip Hop performer is an award-winning recording artist who has written music for the reality TV show, Fashion Hero and also the team anthem for the Canadian National Basketball team, Sudbury 5. An international traveler, he’s performed throughout the United States and Europe and has collaborated with several artists including Juno Award winner Dru https://www.drufire.com/int/ and Canadian Hip Hop recording artist, record producer and film/video director, Rich Kidd https://www.facebook.com/richkiddbeats/ . Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com speaks with “Mo Littles” https://www.facebook.com/molittles/ about his new single Hands Down (feat. Merkules & Tek Luciano) https://tinyurl.com/wvqd4wk , how the Coronavirus Outbreak has effected his life and career, his upcoming album and what it was like to meet his idol…Maestro Fresh-Wes https://tinyurl.com/smclotm .
Monday March 30th, 2020
(This Interview is also on SoundCloud https://tinyurl.com/u8fjhgl )
This Montreal recording artist is considered one of the nations top Blues artist. The winner of several awards including the 2019 Blues Blast Music Award Female Blues Artist of the Year & several Toronto Blues Society Maple Blues Awards, this singer/songwriter is also the 2020 Juno Award nominee Blues Album of the Year . Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com speaks with Dawn Tyler Watson https://www.dawntylerwatson.com about her music career, dealing with the Coronavirus Outbreak and the meaning behind her Juno nomination album “Mad Love” featuring the single Feels Good https://tinyurl.com/ru9ejn4 .
Friday March 27th, 2020
(This Interview is also on SoundCloud https://tinyurl.com/sprx7kj )
The SiriusXM Top of the Country and CMAO Rising Star winner Andrew Hyatt https://www.andrewhyattmusic.com has released a new single “I Needed That” https://tinyurl.com/u2bcx7x . Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com speaks with the 2019 CMAO Male Artist of the Year Nominee about how he’s dealing with the Coronavirus Outbreak , the meaning behind his latest single , his upcoming EP and performing this weekend Instagram live concert “from a safe social distance” Diesel Bird Digital Music Fest https://www.dieselbirdfest.com (MARCH 28 & 29th, 2PM est) featuring Dallas Smith , Meghan Patrick , The Reklaws, Tebey and Terri Clark.
Thursday March 26th, 2020
(This Interview is also on SoundCloud https://tinyurl.com/ttsuxdt )
With everyone dealing with the recent Coronavirus Outbreak many of us are trying to figure out how to stay in shape during these tough times. Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com speaks with Personal Training Specialist Greg MacDonald https://www.instagram.com/gregmacdonaldfitness/ of Greg MacDonald Fitness https://gregmacdonaldfitness.ca (Location: Prototype Sports Performance http://www.prototypesportsperformance.com 2374 Dunwin Dr. Mississauga (416) 618-1675 ) on some of the exercises you can do at home, get the whole family involved and how not to binge eat.
Tuesday March 24th, 2020
(This interview is also on SoundCloud https://tinyurl.com/r2d77lh )
The Juno Nominated children’s duo Sonshine and Broccoli https://www.sonshineandbroccoli.com/home are giving back during the Coronavirus Outbreak by putting on live performances for kids on Facebook https://tinyurl.com/s3my9kb and Instagram https://tinyurl.com/rd94okt (Monday-Friday at 11:30am). Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com speaks with Lisa Sonshine about becoming a new mom, dealing with the Coronavirus Outbreak, how families can take part in there live performances,who will be their special guest performers and the meaning behind “It’s Cool to be Kind”. (Sing it Out https://tinyurl.com/szlkreu )
Monday March 23rd, 2020
(This Interview is also on SoundCloud https://tinyurl.com/r6xgd6q )
Canadian Country recording artist Sarah Wickett https://tinyurl.com/sb9cg99 has released a new single. Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com speaks to the native of Beaverton , Ontario about her career, dealing with the Coronavirus emergency, the meaning being her new single “Did It For Me “ https://tinyurl.com/rxd9vyd , talk of an upcoming album and plans for a Facebook performance.