I was born in an Italian neighborhood in South Philadelphia and went to Catholic school until the seventh grade when my parents moved us to South Jersey. We made frequent trips here to see family and of course to visit the shore. Wildwood and Atlantic City were our summer beach spots. After moving to Jersey and being the new kid, I figured it was easier to make friends if you made people laugh. That's when I got hooked on comedy. Working summers on a farm, I knew there had to be an easier way to make a living. It was a high school teacher at Holy Cross, Tom Bauer, who steered me toward broadcasting. l got my first job in radio in Hammonton at the age of 18. I did every job you could do at my first couple of radio gigs, from play-by-play high school sports to news to music director to producing commercials and even sales. Fortunately, I found my way to the stage and have done stand-up for many years, even opening for Jerry Seinfeld in Philadelphia just before his hit TV show premiered. I almost quit radio in the early nineties after losing a job as a morning show host in Philly. Luckily New Jersey 101.5 kept calling me to come work here. I reluctantly came in one day to do a shift and I've never looked back. The opportunity to connect with people all over the state on every level from politics to family life to pop culture and do it in a comedic way was custom made for me. The station management paired me with Judi in 1997 and the chemistry and close friendship was immediate. It was the kind of 'lightning in a bottle' chemistry that broadcasting managers dream of concocting. We love what we do on the air and off the air we both are extremely dedicated to our families and children. Off the air I love to fish, golf, garden, cooking, hiking, and building crazy things like my motorized floating dock. I love spending time with my family and a few close friends and nothing gives me more pleasure than cooking a great meal for the people in my life. If I could do anything else but radio, it would be to open an agritourism (bed and breakfast) in Italy to cook for and host American tourists. After years of studying my Italian is pretty acceptable and I still study every week. That doesn't look like that's happening anytime soon, so New Jersey may be stuck with me for a while. I feel very fortunate to be in the position that I am, working with some of the most talented people in communications and hanging out every day with the best people anywhere, the listeners to New Jersey 101.5.
NJ 101.5 host Dennis Malloy checking in — Yes, I am still alive!
I've heard from so many people that so many of our listeners posted nice things in my absence and wish me a speedy recovery.
This is why I don’t tell people I’m from New Jersey when I travel
We still have a long way to catch up to Florida for nutjobs making the news, but it's a new year and we can dream.
NJ hospitals facing staff shortages despite forced vaccinations (Opinion)
New Jersey Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli is asking for help from FEMA to cover shortages of doctors and nurses at hospitals in our state.
Mummers Parade: A revered tradition most of NJ knows nothing about
If you're ever looking for something to do on New Year's Day, either stay the night before at a local hotel or take the drive and check it out.
16 words or phrases people in NJ don’t want to hear in 2022
People in New Jersey are usually ahead of the curve when it comes to most things, and language is no different.
7 COVID-19 predictions for 2022 from New Jerseyans (Opinion)
We asked our listeners for their prediction on where they think this is going. Here's some of what they had to say.
Thank God there are some real men left in NJ (Opinion)
What the store clerk did May seem insignificant or trivial, but it gives hope to the rest of us that yes there are real men left here in New Jersey.
New Italian restaurant just opened in Jersey City
Chickie's a new Italian Eatery that was granted a liquor license back in May and finally opened earlier this month with a soft opening on Dec. 13.
These lines were common all over New Jersey (Opinion)
We have a tradition every Christmas morning of going to work one of the very few diners that are open in the area, but we had some interference on the way.
NJ waiting for the other shoe to drop with dictator Murphy (Opinion)
With word coming out Tuesday that Murphy is in talks with the legislature to extend and/or expand his executive powers we may be facing the same vaccine passports as Philadelphia.