I started my radio journey way back in 1993 at a station in Kingston (B-94) and throughout the years, I have made stops at stations in Long Island, Philadelphia, and of course here in the Hudson Valley. I worked at 96.1 Kiss FM and WRWD before I was lucky enough to land here at 97.7/97.3 The Wolf. One of the questions I always get asked is, "CJ, how are you so happy and awake in the morning, every morning?" My answer is a simple one. I always said that if I ever get the chance to wake up people here in the Hudson Valley with a radio show, I am going to do it with a smile and do my best to make them laugh as much as possible. I understand that most of the laughs on the show are you laughing at me and not with me, but I’ll take what I can get. When I’m not here at the Wolf playing around, I’m at home playing Dad to four amazing kids. I love sports with baseball (METS) and football (Cowboys) being my favorites. I know, how does someone from New York become a cowboys fan? Well, growing up, my stepdad was a big Steelers fan and I always would cheer for the team that was playing against the Steelers. Back then, the Cowboys and Steelers had a big rivalry, so I always rooted for the Boys and it stuck. If you wake up with the Wakin' Up With CJ + Jess show every day, I just wanted to say thank you for all the support. If you don’t listen, do a brother a favor and give us a try tomorrow or as soon as you can.
Does the Color of Your Front Door Mean Something Special?
It does and the color says a lot about the homeowner.
Weed and Mini-Golf Sound Like Fun? New York Course Offers ‘Puff Puff Putt’
Could this be something you might be interested in seeing in the Hudson Valley?
Want to Play a ‘Large Hairy Man’, or ‘Rich Woman’ in Hudson Valley TV Show?
Those are just two of the many roles a streaming service TV show is looking to fill with ONLY Hudson Valley residents! If you have ever thought about putting yourself on TV, or simply thought it might be fun to try and do some sort of acting, here is your chance to be a part of a show that's filming in the Hudson Valley.
Interested in a FREE Boat? Someone in Dutchess County is Giving One Away
Yes, you read that right a FREE boat.
‘Patty’ or ‘Paddy’? How Are You Saying Happy St. Patrick’s Day?
How do you say the abbreviated version of Happy St. Patrick's Day?
Storm King Mountain Fire of 1999, Did Military Bombs Really Explode?
Does anyone remember the 1999 forest fire in Cornwall?
Tragedy at Kaaterskill Falls Involving Unleashed Dog
A tragedy that could have been avoided.
Does Anyone Else Still Write Checks? When the Last Time You Wrote One?
I recently had to ask someone I was getting ready to work for to write me a check for their deposit and after I asked she made me feel like I was 100 years old.
You’ve Survived COVID! Did Your Hair Fall Out Like Mine is?
If getting through COVID wasn't bad enough some are reporting that after recovering they have started to lose some of their hair.
Does Ordering a Pizza Half Anchovies & Onions Ruin the Other Half?
I never thought that the simple task of ordering a pizza with my kids would be the start of a weekend-long argument that still hasn't been put to bed, maybe you can help end it?
Can You Spot the Fake Inspection Sticker Recovered From New York Car?
This is some of the best "artwork" we've ever seen!
Do At-Home COVID Test Kits Expire? The Answer May Surprise You
Before you head out to your favorite Hudson Valley pharmacy to stock up on at-home COVID tests make sure you are aware that most brands have a shelf life.