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-plus 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-plus 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 percent 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 and 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.
How about Gin and Bourbon for breakfast? Yup, we did that
It's called the "Election Day Hangover Cure".
Support families of fallen law enforcement: #BlueFriday
The Marc Castellano Foundation is a non-profit charity set up to raise money for scholarships and law enforcement families in need.
Yes, it’s time for Christmas in November!
In the spirit of the holiday, I'm playing one of my favorite Christmas tunes to end the show every morning through the New Year.
Roasted duck and the Wing Kee BBQ and Poultry calendar is BACK!
It's a piece of New England tradition in the NJ 101.5 studio.
‘Trump Wave’ misses NJ — Get ready for new taxes in 3…2… (Opinion)
The midterm elections were more of a 'Trump Wave' than anything close to a 'Blue Wave', but you wouldn't know that from being in the Garden State.
Taxpayers should pay to help ex-cons start businesses (Opinion)
Fifty bucks and a bus ticket is not exactly enough to start your life again after serving time.
A parent’s worst fear realized — one Dad’s attempt to #FixIt
Andrew Pollack, who lost his daughter in the Parkland, FL high school shooting, is in NJ campaigning for Rep. MacArthur and school safety.
Will New Jersey Elect a Republican Senator after nearly 50 years?
In 1972, the state of New Jersey did something that it hasn't done since, elect a Republican to the United States Senate.
Congressman who was shot for being Republican campaigns NJ-style
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was campaigning for his friend Congressman Tom MacArthur.
If Kellyanne Conway worked for Hillary, she’d be a hero (Opinion)
On this week's #SpeakingPodcast, we are #SpeakingPolitics with Kellyanne Conway