Hey guys, I'm Bill Spadea, host of our morning drive show on New Jersey 101.5. I'm also the host of Chasing News, which airs weeknights on Fox Television in New York and Philly. I've done a little bit of everything over my 20-plus year career, serving as a political strategist, analyst, candidate for office and business executive. Before getting into media, I served as an executive in the real estate industry for 18 years, coaching, recruiting and selling. I'm still a licensed broker in several states, including New Jersey, Washington and Massachusetts. As a candidate, I took on a three-term Democratic House incumbent in New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District. Highlights of the campaign included a 200-mile walk through all 44 towns in the district, knocking on 16,000-plus doors and beating expectations as the top Republican challenger in New Jersey in 2004. Our campaign ranked 17th out of 157 GOP challengers nationwide by earning 40 percent of the vote with more than 115,000 votes. Following the race I spent time as a surrogate speaker in New Jersey for Republican candidates for governor and U.S. Senate, and for Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign in 2008. In 1991, I graduated with a B.A. from Boston University and received an honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps Reserves after serving eight years. My wife, Jodi, and I live in Princeton with my son, Michael, who attends our local public high school. My daughter now lives in London as she enters her third year at the University of the Arts.
Top 6 places in NJ to get the best seafood for your home cooking
Listeners shared their favorite places to get fresh seafood for cooking up and serving at home.
Where to get the best NJ root beer floats just in time for summer
It's been a mild and relatively quiet winter, so summer is on everyone's mind.
Try these 4 must visit hot dog places in NJ
Hot dogs are kind of a staple for the casual American diet.
4 unique NJ businesses you didn’t think you needed to check out
They don't necessarily come to mind when you think about small businesses.
NJ Legislature finally addresses critical issue: Central Jersey
They are settling in to tackle important ideas and take action!
You need to check out these top 5 eateries in Monmouth County, NJ
Here's a combination of places from listeners and from my travels.
NJ high school students raise money to fight childhood blood cancer
Specifically, they are involved with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).
Are you a New Jersey car prepper? It’s time you become one
Start thinking about how you would survive if your car was stuck or not working.
Amazing Soppressata pizza is found at this Neptune City, NJ restaurant
The brick and tile wood-fired oven will draw you in.
Birravino restaurant in Red Bank, NJ: A must-go dining experience
From the moment we were greeted at the restaurant by the Manager Brian to the expert service from Marie, our outstanding waitress, we knew we were in for a great night.
Top 4 places in NJ to get great pancakes
These are the best places to get a delicious pancake.
Have you ever saved a life in Jersey or been saved?
We had a great conversation on the air this week about life-saving techniques.