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.
Stop eating flour and sugar and drink more Gin! (Opinion)
Aside from gin, enter chickpea pasta! It's delicious, high in fiber and no wheat.
Choking man saved by off-duty Trooper — #BlueFriday
This week's honoree is New Jersey State Trooper Major Michael Rinaldi.
Finding comedy after a face beating — #SpeakingPodcast
Comedian Pat O'Donnell shares an interesting story with the podcast crew about the one time he found out his girlfriend was engaged....
Drivers license for illegals is a back door to voting (Opinion)
New Jerseyans deserve a Governor who "has the backs" of legal, law-abiding, tax and fee paying citizens.
New Jersey Pols want you to smoke pot and gamble (Opinion)
If Trenton wants more revenue, they are going to have to actually encourage people to smoke pot. As absurd as I find that notion, they shouldn't be hypocrites.
Homemade Corned Beef Hash straight from ‘Spadea’s Fridge’
Because making it yourself is the way to go!
Tribute to Jersey legend Clarence Clemons
We were honored to be joined in studio by Nick Clemons and another Jersey rock legend, JT Bowen.
Spay-Dee-Ah, Spah-Day-Ah, Spade-ah…Poe-Tay-Toe, Poe-Tah-Toe
An annoyed listener called the show wanting to point out that I pronounce my own name incorrectly. Seriously?
Want to be on stage with Spadea? Just make Jessica laugh!
This is your chance to be a part of the next #SpeakingPodcast comedy show in Springfield, NJ.
Hamilton PD participate in children’s reading program
This week, we're proud to recognize the Hamilton Police Department for the first #BlueFriday of 2019.