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.
Bear Breaks Down Door to Get Into Dutchess County House
Bear sightings and encounters are on the rise all over the Hudson Valley.
Father/Daughter Team Pull Off Girl Scout Cookie Scam in New York
Have you ever bought something at your front door and never got what you paid for?
New York Music Festival Tells Guests ‘NO PHONES ALLOWED’, Would You Go?
Is your phone something you be willing to keep tucked away while you're at a music festival?
Found a Baby Deer in the Hudson Valley? Is It Safe to Help?
Many Hudson Valley residents are asking "what do I do if a deer needs help?"
Hudson Valley’s 10 Best Dad Jokes Have Been Revealed
Did your favorite make the cut?
What Used to be at the Starr Institute in Rhinebeck, New York?
The 162-year-old building has been home to numerous businesses over the years.
Another Business Announces it’s Leaving Once Popular Hudson Valley Mall
Back in the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s, this was the place to be, but today not so much.
Popular Dutchess County Deli Closing After 17 Years in Business
Area residents are sad to see them go but have well wishes for owners.
Update: New York Truck Driver Identified in Fatal Dump Truck Accident
Greene County Sherriff's Office has released more information including the identity of the dump truck driver.
Dutchess County is ‘Ready’ for Second Location of Popular Coffee Shop
You really can never have enough coffee! Right?