Dennis has enjoyed more than 41 years in radio, TV and stand-up comedy. His partner on air, Judi Franco, has been a radio broadcaster since 1990. Together, they’ve hosted the Dennis and Judi show for more than 20 years.
Dennis was inducted into the New Jersey Broadcasters Hall of Fame in November 2017. He loves being able to make people laugh, keep the public informed and give honest, bold opinions about our world today. Dennis is divorced with three grown children, two boys and a girl. He lives in a small cottage on a lake in Medford. He loves to fish both in fresh and salt water, and travels frequently, especially to Italy, where he was inspired to learn the language after discovering family in Southern Italy.
Dennis also volunteers in prisons, visiting non-violent offenders, prepares meals for the underprivileged and mentors kids without fathers.
Judi, an actress and singer, began as a child performer in her hometown of San Francisco California, appearing at the renowned Circle Star Theatre in San Carlos, California. When she was a young teen, Franco’s family moved to New Jersey, where her interests in community theater and radio were cultivated. A lucky break in 1991 found her first professional job in radio, and she was smitten. Judi is a volunteer for the Sephardic Bikur Holim food pantry, which provides meals for thousands of needy families in the Monmouth County area. She has also participated in various charity functions involving the American Cancer Society, Monmouth Medical Center, Hand in Hand for kids with special needs, Autism Speaks and Mary’s Place. As the wife of a lung cancer survivor, in her spare time she advocates for the caretakers of cancer patients.
Judi is the mother of four children and a grandmother of several. Her youngest son, Joseph, has special needs, and during the years 2009-2010 Judi made the difficult decision to take a leave of absence from her radio job to attend to his needs. Today, her son is a successful college student, and in 2011, she returned with much fanfare to the NJ airwaves. Judi now resides in Long Branch, with her husband Mark and believes in the adage from the Talmud that states “Just as the olive yields oil for light only when it is pounded, so are man’s greatest potentials realized only under the pressure of adversity.”