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.
Deadline to be Cast in Local Movie Paying $700 a Day Approaching Quickly
You can audition from your house!!
48 Guns Turned in at Poughkeepsie Gun Buyback
After hearing the tragic news from Buffalo over the weekend, I think sharing the success of last weekend's Poughkeepsie gun buyback is super important.
Expired COVID Test? Don’t Worry it’s Probably Still Good
That's according to some health officials.
Are Hudson Valley Police Targeting Car Shows With New Law?
The newly adjusted loud exhaust law went into effect back on April 1st and since then some car show enthusiasts have noticed that some police departments have started to target them.
How Hudson Valley Fans of ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ Can Celebrate it’s 45th Anniversary
"What we're dealing with here is a complete lack of respect for the law." If that quote has any sort of meaning to you then you must keep reading!!!
Police Warn: Checks & More Being Stolen Out of Orange County Mailboxes
Stolen checks have reportedly been deposited in local banks.
3 Things That Make Ellenville, New York One of Ulster County’s Best
I think there are certain towns across the Hudson Valley that get a bad "REP" sometimes. Over the years I've heard some not-so-nice things about the Ulster County village of Ellenville. I won't go into what some say, instead, I thought we should focus on some of the reasons we love Ellenville!
Poughkeepsie, NY Paying Big Money With Gun Buyback
If you or someone you know has a gun that they would like to turn in and receive money, Poughkeepsie is ready to help.
One New York School Wants You To, ‘Come Test Drive A School Bus’
The newly announced program is one-way schools are trying to find more school bus drivers. Could it work in the Hudson Valley?
POLICE: Lawn Equipment Thefts on the Rise in Dutchess County, NY
New York State Police are trying to track down stolen lawn equipment.