DJs

At Townsquare Media Poughkeepsie, we do our best to support our local community in the most impactful ways possible. All of the content creators you see below live, work and play in the same places as you and your families -- and we know that what happens right here matters to you most. We hope you find that our original local content (found on our website and free mobile app) informs and entertains you as much as we enjoy creating it. Get to know each of us a little more by checking out our "behind the byline" facts below:

Nick

Nick Kessler grew up in Michigan and got his start working in radio at a classic rock station out of Detroit. From there he landed his first on air gig at WRIF's HD2 station RIFF2. Shortly thereafter he started mornings in Ann …

Taylor

How tough am I? I ate a bowl of nails for breakfast…without any milk. Oh wait, this isn’t an application to get into the Salty Spittoon? My bad. Anyways, I’M TAYLOR! I host the WRRV Morning Grind with Nick. You can catch me talk…

Val

What's up! I'm Val and i'm excited to be back and working at WRRV after quite a few years. I was on the air at WRRV from 2005-2011 and then moved to New England for work. I moved back to the Hudson Valley in March of 2018 a…

Simon

Radio host and interpretive dancer. Born and raised on the playground is where I spent most of my days. I was drawn to radio by a love of music and the inability to play an instrument. I love music festivals, drum solos and grille…

Hopkins

Started my career in radio a while back...Wow, has it been that long? I was a lowly intern once upon a time, bringing morning shows their breakfast and getting put in dunk tanks. I don't even want to remember some of the rest. Now…

Hannah

I am a huge live and local music enthusiast. I was the Live and Local Music Director for the award-winning WPSC-FM Brave New Radio. During my college career, I hosted a Live and Local show and a Pop Punk Show on Brave New Radio. …

McCarthy

Hello, friends! McCarthy, your resident weekend DJ here. I grew up in the Hudson Valley, and now, after detours in Indiana and South Dakota, I have returned to the land of my people. I started on-air here at WRRV in July 2014, but…