UPDATE: Voting has concluded, thank you to everyone that helped out! Tune into LIVE! with Kelly tomorrow morning to see if Brian O made the Top 5!
Voting for LIVE!’s Coast to Coast Co-Host Search ends TODAY at 3:00PM ET! We thank everybody for their support of Brian Olatunji’s entry! Head on over to CohostSearch.com to cast your final ballot!
Brian Olatunji has been making the rounds in the media this week. On Sunday night, he appeared on the Detroit ABC affiliate WXYZ Channel 7 Action News. You can watch him improvise his way through the live in studio interview with anchor Glenda Lewis at the bottom of this post, or read WXYZ’s article on the Detroit racer which includes the video by clicking here. In addition, the Oakland Press’ Nathaniel Gaynor interviewed Brian O about his bid to get into the Top 5 of the LIVE! Co-Host Search. It can be viewed at this link.
On Tuesday, Brian O made a splash on the popular racing show WFO Radio hosted by Joe Castello. Brian and Joe had a lot of fun chatting about a myriad of topics ranging from life, drag racing, reality show filming and co-hosting with Kelly Ripa on LIVE! The full interview is available at WFORadio.com, WFO Radio iPhone App, and as an iTunes Podcast Subscription. The Brian O segment begins 1 hour and 52 minutes into the July 10th episode and it is a great showcase for Brian O’s larger than life personality.
The media frenzy hasn’t been limited to interviews, as the Mayor of Detroit showed his support by endorsing Brian O’s Co-Host Search entry. Mayor Dave Bing spread the word to his 11,700 followers on Twitter. The official website of the National Hot Rod Association has been keeping their fans up to date on Brian O’s contest via their NHRA Notebook. Drag Racing Online, the internet’s most popular drag racing magazine, informed their readers to vote for Brian O in the fan favorite Agent 1320 news section. John Kernan of RPM2Night.com, a household name in the world of motorsports, also ran the Brian Olatunji Co-Hosting story on the popular website.
On July 15th, this coming Sunday, Detroiters can set their radio dials to HOT 107.5 at 7:30AM and listen to Koffey Brown conduct an interview with Brian O. We will keep you posted on more media coverage in the days to come, and hopefully we can announce Brian O’s appearance on the LIVE! Co-Host Search Top 5 competition next week! Stay tuned and don’t forget to rock that vote today!