Archive for July, 2012

Last Day to Vote for Brian O to Co-Host LIVE! With Kelly, Plus This Week’s Brian O Apperances in the Media

July 11th, 2012 in News by

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 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, 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, 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!

Brian Olatunji Finalist to Co-Host LIVE! With Kelly

July 9th, 2012 in News by

UPDATE: Brian O made the Top 10! The Top 5 get on the show next week! YOU can vote him in by clicking here!

Up and coming NHRA Funny Car driver Brian Olatunji has been selected as a finalist to co-host LIVE! with Kelly. After a nationwide search only 10 finalists remain and fan votes will help decide who the winner will be. Brian Olatunji a 15 year drag racing veteran has competed in a variety of NHRA categories from Super Gas to Top Alcohol Funny Car. 2012 will mark the year Brian Olatunji will look to make his mark in the Pro Modified division with Harold Martin Motorsports.

The Detroit native is looking forward to sitting next to Emmy award winning superstar, Kelly Ripa for a day; however he needs your help. Fans can vote for Brian Olatunji by going to The Live! Website! Voting ends at 3:00PM ET on Wednesday, July 11th.

“Co-hosting — LIVE! With Kelly is a phenomenal opportunity and would be great exposure for myself and the sport! My team put together a cool video which showcases some of my personality and your votes will be the driving force to make this dream possible. I need you to vote for my video and be sure to vote early and often!” said an energetic Olatunji! The Top 5 finalists will be on LIVE! next week.

Olatunji is also in the process of filming for a new television series in which he will be starring on SPEED. The new TV show is set to debut this fall. The reality series will highlight what it takes to make it as a professional race car driver and his quest from, relatively unknown to competing with the best in the world. During filming Olatunji hopes to secure his NHRA Nitro Funny Car license with ambitions to join the NHRA Full Throttle Series during the 2013 season.

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