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Thursday is the day WTMX-FM morning drive co-host Eric Ferguson will be fill-in co-host for a day on "Live! with Regis and Kelly," while Regis Philbin is on vacation. Among other things, Ferguson and co-host Kelly Ripa will interview Kelsey Grammer and Mark Feuerstein, star of the USA series "Royal Pains." Thursday also is Ferguson's birthday.

Hot adult contemporary WTMX-FM (101.9) morning drive co-host Eric Ferguson is one of 10 radio hosts who are finalists to serve as co-host for a day of the popular TV talk show "Live! with Regis and Kelly." The five temps will fill in for Regis Philbin while he is on vacation from January 24 to 28.

Viewers of "Live" were asked to nominate their favorite local radio host for the one-day job. After tens of thousands of nominations were received, "Live's" producers narrowed the field to the Top 100, which was then whittled to the 10 finalists. Beginning today at LiveRegisandKelly.com, viewers can vote for the five broadcasters they would like to see as co-hosts with Kelly Ripa. Voting will remain open until January 16, and the five winners will be announced on Jan. 17.

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