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.
A special Fourth of July (and NJ 101.5!) wedding engagement!
Congrats to our NJ 101.5 and Chasing News producer Tommy Farrell on his engagement!
This NJ mayor is defying Trump at your expense (Opinion)
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka hatred of Trump and willingness to use his elected position to push his personal agenda has hit a new low.
Nothing Beats A Night With the Somerset Patriots!
The Somerset Patriots are planning some special guest appearances and family events. Bill Spadea has all the details here!
PBA Local 165 stands up for a 5 year old with cancer
Our honorees this week are the courageous members of PBA Local 165 from the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office.
Behind the scenes before the comedy show
We took the #SpeakingPodcast to the Comedy Cove in Springfield as we selected two winners for our contest.
You can talk LIVE with Bill Spadea after the show!
We're back on Facebook LIVE Tuesday mornings!
Sorry Mr. President, you got this one wrong (Opinion)
Who is advising the President on local issues?
NJ wrong to ban bets on hot dog-eating contest (Opinion)
Today's "let's make sure you have another reason to leave NJ" move is from the NJ division of gaming enforcement.
Murphy and Sweeney prioritize illegals over your kids (Opinion)
The Governor used his line item veto power to cut $48 million from the Sweeney/Norcross budget. That's a tiny amount when compared to the overall budget.
Hey Democrats, the Republican door is open (Opinion)
Who speaks for taxpaying citizens in New Jersey? Clearly it's not the Governor.