Hey guys, I'm Bill Spadea, host of our morning drive show on New Jersey 101.5. I'm also the host of Chasing News which airs weeknights on Fox Television in New York and Philly. I've done a little bit of everything over my 20+ year career serving as a political strategist, analyst, candidate for office and business executive. Before getting into media I served as an executive in the real estate industry for 18 years coaching, recruiting and selling. I'm still a licensed broker in several states including New Jersey, Washington and Massachusetts. As a candidate, I took on a three-term Democratic House incumbent in New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District. Highlights of the campaign included a 200 mile walk through all 44 towns in the district, knocking on 16,000+ doors and beating expectations as the top Republican challenger in New Jersey in 2004. Our campaign ranked 17th out of 157 GOP challengers nationwide by earning 40% of the vote with more than 115,000 votes. Following the race I spent time as a surrogate speaker in New Jersey for Republican candidates for Governor, U.S. Senate and for Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign in 2008. In 1991, I graduated with a B.A. from Boston University and received an honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps Reserves after serving eight years. My wife Jodi and I live in Princeton with my son Michael who attends our local public high school. My daughter now lives in London as she enters her third year at the University of the Arts.
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What wedding advice do you have for morning show Producer Kristen and podcast co-host Jessica Nutt?
Jersey City PD will honor fallen heroes
Detective Ed Dolan and the rest of the Jersey City Police Department are this week's #BlueFriday honorees.
Comedian Jay Black used to teach high school — #SpeakingMillennial
The new Speaking Millennial Podcast episode features Jay Black's former students.
A former Syrian refugee’s perspective on Trump and bombing Syria
Mayor of Montvale Michael Ghassali has an interesting perspective coming to this nation with his family fleeing the war on country many years ago.
Embracing the hate — Just let the listeners vent
Lots of listeners call into the show to express how much they disagree. They are heard and it's embraced.
Help those struggling with mental illness by joining NAMI’s walk
The organization provides education and advocacy as well as presentations for people affected by mental illness to share their personal stories.
Spadea’s daily distraction: Space.com (The Jersey smell version)
According to Space.com, the International Space Station smells good. As for New Jersey....it needs some work.
Millennials and raw meat — not so perfect together
A new study shows that some Millennials don't like the idea of handling raw meat while cooking. So one company came up with a solution.
Trenton taxing AND confusing you, but still line their own pockets (Opinion)
The New Jersey legislature got it in their heads that the state can allow residents to pay taxes locally as a charitable contribution. Oh boy!
Rider University students stand up for Veterans
The Rider University office of Veterans and Military Affairs is hosting their second annual comedy show to raise money for veterans.