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.
Happy Thanksgiving — Drink up!
Like so many guilt-trip media reports, the culture tries to make people feel like villains for enjoying themselves.
Tuckerton cops in the line of fire — #BlueFriday
Today we're honoring all the men and women of the Tuckerton PD who continue to act to keep the public safe from dangerous criminals.
Time to ban frozen turkeys from airplanes (Opinion)
It's a dangerous policy.
Addiction, Depression and Recovery — #SpeakingPodcast
Podcast cohost Jay Black talks about his own life struggles and uncovers some details that are very relatable to anyone who has struggled with their own demons.
New Jersey is so bad, the Democrats are fighting each other (Opinion)
I'm happy to find allies on the Left if it means fighting the corruption in Trenton to fix New Jersey.
NJ Politicians want you to pay more (Opinion)
In the latest move to work around the voters, Planned Parenthood will likely be getting more than ten million of your dollars.
Racism on a college campus — Jersey girl feels unsafe (Opinion)
The Jersey girl from Denville is a writer and in her attempt to write an article, she's been harassed, threatened and intimidated.
State Troopers were right to throw out protester (Opinion)
Radical activist Sue Altman was tossed out of the room by several Troopers while protesting and disrupting the proceedings while George Norcross was testifying.
Linden cops stop a crime in progress, get injured in the process
The incident began with a 23-year-old man lighting a mattress on fire presumably to burn down his house.
Hangin’ with SNL legend Kevin Nealon — #SpeakingPodcast
Join me behind the scenes with Jay Black's friend Kevin Nealon who had a legendary career with the iconic show Saturday Night Live.