I'm hosting and speaking at many events throughout the month of April. Many events that I host are political and many are to support charities and educational initiatives.

If you are not willing or able to call the show and speak on air, I make sure that I schedule enough events around the state to maximize the interaction and conversation with the great people of our state.

Bill Spadea at the Town and Country Inn in Keyport
Bill Spadea at the Town and Country Inn in Keyport

It's important that we rebuild our state from the ground up. Our huge market share on the radio is one thing, but what's really important is the action that accompanies the words.

For me, it was taking the momentum of our perspective through two years of mandates and lockdowns — and we're still not out of the woods — and building an organization to formalize our advocacy. That's why I launched Common Sense Club. To give parents and businesses around the Garden State a voice beyond the microphone.

It's one of the reasons I work hard every day and spend quality time with groups around our great state. Noting replaces that in-person conversation with people who are diggin' in with us!

Spadea at Brock Farms - NJ101.5
Spadea at Brock Farms - NJ101.5

Here's a list of some of the events I'll be at this month:

Conference (tickets) at The Palace in Somerset, NJ

Thursday, April 28, 2022 (all day)

For more info, click HERE.


Dinner Gala NJ Right to Life (tickets) at Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, NJ

Friday, April 29, 2022 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

For tickets, click HERE.


Medical Freedom Rally Speech (tickets) at Hightstown Elks Lodge in East Windsor, NJ

Saturday, April 30, 2022 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

For more info, click HERE.

The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Bill Spadea. Any opinions expressed are Bill's own. Bill Spadea is on the air weekdays from 6 to 10 a.m., talkin’ Jersey, taking your calls at 1-800-283-1015.

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These are the best hiking spots in New Jersey

A trip to New Jersey doesn't have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible trails, waterfalls, and lakes to enjoy.

From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to the hidden gems of New Jersey, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is such a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it's a great workout.

Before you go out on the trails and explore some of our listeners' suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.

If you are going downhill and run into an uphill hiker, step to the side and give the uphill hiker space. A hiker going uphill has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.

Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless they are marked as an official trail, steer clear of them. By going off-trail you may cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, the plants, and wildlife that live there.

You also do not want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.

Bicyclists should yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also yield to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you will encounter on the trails in New Jersey.
If you are thinking of bringing your dog on your hike, they should be leashed, and make sure to clean up all pet waste.

Lastly, be mindful of the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it's probably best to save your hike for another day.

I asked our listeners for their suggestions of the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions:

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