I was born in an Italian neighborhood in South Philadelphia and went to Catholic school until the seventh grade when my parents moved us to South Jersey. We made frequent trips here to see family and of course to visit the shore. Wildwood and Atlantic City were our summer beach spots. After moving to Jersey and being the new kid, I figured it was easier to make friends if you made people laugh. That's when I got hooked on comedy. Working summers on a farm, I knew there had to be an easier way to make a living. It was a high school teacher at Holy Cross, Tom Bauer, who steered me toward broadcasting. l got my first job in radio in Hammonton at the age of 18. I did every job you could do at my first couple of radio gigs, from play-by-play high school sports to news to music director to producing commercials and even sales. Fortunately, I found my way to the stage and have done stand-up for many years, even opening for Jerry Seinfeld in Philadelphia just before his hit TV show premiered. I almost quit radio in the early nineties after losing a job as a morning show host in Philly. Luckily New Jersey 101.5 kept calling me to come work here. I reluctantly came in one day to do a shift and I've never looked back. The opportunity to connect with people all over the state on every level from politics to family life to pop culture and do it in a comedic way was custom made for me. The station management paired me with Judi in 1997 and the chemistry and close friendship was immediate. It was the kind of 'lightning in a bottle' chemistry that broadcasting managers dream of concocting. We love what we do on the air and off the air we both are extremely dedicated to our families and children. Off the air I love to fish, golf, garden, cooking, hiking, and building crazy things like my motorized floating dock. I love spending time with my family and a few close friends and nothing gives me more pleasure than cooking a great meal for the people in my life. If I could do anything else but radio, it would be to open an agritourism (bed and breakfast) in Italy to cook for and host American tourists. After years of studying my Italian is pretty acceptable and I still study every week. That doesn't look like that's happening anytime soon, so New Jersey may be stuck with me for a while. I feel very fortunate to be in the position that I am, working with some of the most talented people in communications and hanging out every day with the best people anywhere, the listeners to New Jersey 101.5.
Young Ukrainian Refugee Couple Living in My NJ Town
Just imagine the nightmare this young couple has been through and imagine their good fortune to end up with family here in New Jersey.
NJ is Home to the Oldest Weekly Rodeo in the U.S.
If you've never been and want a real slice of Americana, take a trip down the Turnpike and back in time to Cowtown Rodeo this summer.
Opinion: Gas prices in NJ Two Years Ago vs. Now
Two years ago, we took this shot at a local Mercer County gas station when the price was $2.09 if you paid cash. Exactly two years later it is almost double that price at $4.15.
Where to Go Fishing in NJ
Make sure to follow the rules and respect nature to ensure the next several generations will be able to enjoy New Jersey's amazing fresh and saltwater fishery.
Opinion: Today is the Last Day of Shopping Bag Sanity in NJ
Tomorrow is Wednesday, May 4, 2022. The day New Jersey's strict plastic bag ban goes into effect. You can also mark it on your calendar as the day common sense died.
Opinion: Hey NJ, It’s Time to Learn How to Roll a Joint
Now that recreational weed is legal, you don't have to be afraid of buying rolling papers at your local convenience store.
Unique and Fun South Jersey Wine Festival Along the Cooper River
Wineries from all over South Jersey will have their tents set up along the beautiful Cooper River, presenting the best their vineyards have to offer.
See the NJ Pinelands Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before
A new exhibit features 695 photos from 170 photographers showcasing the flora, fauna, structures, and people of the Pinelands.
Opinion: Van Drew Says What Many of Us are Thinking
If you talk to anyone who immigrated to this country, legally, in the past 20 years and they'll say the same thing.
A Great NJ Town for a Day Trip
If you live in South Jersey, you know that Collingswood has been on the upswing for many years. It's a sort of trendy, simple, homey, small-town-America kind of place.