I started my radio journey way back in 1993 at a station in Kingston (B-94) and throughout the years, I have made stops at stations in Long Island, Philadelphia, and of course here in the Hudson Valley. I worked at 96.1 Kiss FM and WRWD before I was lucky enough to land here at 97.7/97.3 The Wolf. One of the questions I always get asked is, "CJ, how are you so happy and awake in the morning, every morning?" My answer is a simple one. I always said that if I ever get the chance to wake up people here in the Hudson Valley with a radio show, I am going to do it with a smile and do my best to make them laugh as much as possible. I understand that most of the laughs on the show are you laughing at me and not with me, but I’ll take what I can get. When I’m not here at the Wolf playing around, I’m at home playing Dad to four amazing kids. I love sports with baseball (METS) and football (Cowboys) being my favorites. I know, how does someone from New York become a cowboys fan? Well, growing up, my stepdad was a big Steelers fan and I always would cheer for the team that was playing against the Steelers. Back then, the Cowboys and Steelers had a big rivalry, so I always rooted for the Boys and it stuck. If you wake up with the Wakin' Up With CJ + Jess show every day, I just wanted to say thank you for all the support. If you don’t listen, do a brother a favor and give us a try tomorrow or as soon as you can.
‘Stay in Your Lane’ While Turning Campaign Across New York
A friendly reminder of how to turn at an intersection has caused some to call for retesting of New York drivers.
How in the World Can a Piece of our Childhood be Discontinued?
I will never understand the folks that make decisions like this!!
COVID Tests Recalled, Here’s What to Look For
Several at-home COVID-19 test kits are being recalled because they may give false negative results.
If You Crash Into a Deer in New York is it Legal to Keep Antlers?
Unfortunately, some of us have had this dilemma after crashing our vehicles into a deer.
Are Drivers that Drive Around Like This Breaking the Law in New York?
When you get behind the wheel of your car or truck there are hundreds of reasons the police could pull you over, but is this one of them?
Does the Color of Your Front Door Mean Something Special?
It does and the color says a lot about the homeowner.
Man Accused of Killing Pet Rooster, Spends Month in Jail
"He calls the chicken police on me!!"
‘Patty’ or ‘Paddy’? How Are You Saying Happy St. Patrick’s Day?
How do you say the abbreviated version of Happy St. Patrick's Day?
Do At-Home COVID Test Kits Expire? The Answer May Surprise You
Before you head out to your favorite Hudson Valley pharmacy to stock up on at-home COVID tests make sure you are aware that most brands have a shelf life.
Witches on Paddle Boards Taking Over Sleepy Hollow, New York
Ever see a witch on a paddle board?
This Kitchen ‘Hack’ Blew My Mind Last Night
I can't believe I had no idea about this easy hack to make cooking dinner way less messy than ever before.
If You Find A Dollar Bill in Your Car Bumper, Don’t Take It
It happened in Newburgh, and one woman is warning others to beware!