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 governor tells conservatives to ‘shove their thoughts and prayers’ (Opinion)
He uses any tragedy to justify pushing more government control and in this case gun control.
New Jersey residents tired of paying for peoples’ poor choices (Opinion)
Whether it's Narcan or abortion, the people who follow the rules and take responsibility for their actions are tired of paying for the mistakes of others.
The auction business is booming in New Jersey
From estate sales to business liquidations to chickens and goats, New Jersey's auction business is alive and well.
Canada geese are all over the place this time of year in NJ
Most Canada Geese pair with a mate at age three, though some begin this process at two years. Pairs usually stay together for life.
Rent up 50% in May for some parts of NJ
People have fled Manhattan and other boroughs of NYC during the pandemic.
An open letter to Pennsylvania drivers on New Jersey roadways (Opinion)
The most common response to the headline from any New Jersey driver is, "Yeah, move the f^@% over!"
That loud noise that woke many New Jerseyans up Sunday morning
It shook up a lot of people in a wide section of Ocean, Monmouth, Burlington counties.
Parts of New Jersey are covered in yellow dust and muck
It happens every spring and it's worse in areas near the Pine Barrens.
NJ has the second highest foreign-born population in the country (Opinion)
The percentage of foreign-born residents in the United States recently reached a level not seen in 100 years.
A rare photo of Dennis Malloy’s prom night
Do you think this style and color of tux will ever come back?