I was born in an Italian neighborhood in South Philadelphia and went to Catholic school until the seventh grade when my parents moved us to South Jersey. We made frequent trips here to see family and of course to visit the shore. Wildwood and Atlantic City were our summer beach spots. After moving to Jersey and being the new kid, I figured it was easier to make friends if you made people laugh. That's when I got hooked on comedy. Working summers on a farm, I knew there had to be an easier way to make a living. It was a high school teacher at Holy Cross, Tom Bauer, who steered me toward broadcasting. l got my first job in radio in Hammonton at the age of 18. I did every job you could do at my first couple of radio gigs, from play-by-play high school sports to news to music director to producing commercials and even sales. Fortunately, I found my way to the stage and have done stand-up for many years, even opening for Jerry Seinfeld in Philadelphia just before his hit TV show premiered. I almost quit radio in the early nineties after losing a job as a morning show host in Philly. Luckily New Jersey 101.5 kept calling me to come work here. I reluctantly came in one day to do a shift and I've never looked back. The opportunity to connect with people all over the state on every level from politics to family life to pop culture and do it in a comedic way was custom made for me. The station management paired me with Judi in 1997 and the chemistry and close friendship was immediate. It was the kind of 'lightning in a bottle' chemistry that broadcasting managers dream of concocting. We love what we do on the air and off the air we both are extremely dedicated to our families and children. Off the air I love to fish, golf, garden, cooking, hiking, and building crazy things like my motorized floating dock. I love spending time with my family and a few close friends and nothing gives me more pleasure than cooking a great meal for the people in my life. If I could do anything else but radio, it would be to open an agritourism (bed and breakfast) in Italy to cook for and host American tourists. After years of studying my Italian is pretty acceptable and I still study every week. That doesn't look like that's happening anytime soon, so New Jersey may be stuck with me for a while. I feel very fortunate to be in the position that I am, working with some of the most talented people in communications and hanging out every day with the best people anywhere, the listeners to New Jersey 101.5.
Why NJ has the second worst roads in America
We pay so much in taxes, and the state just raised the gas tax a few years ago, so why would we have such horrible roads?
These are New Jersey’s most popular cars
It would figure that the most popular car in our state is a car that is only number one here in New Jersey.
‘Jersey Style’ Pico de Gallo for your Superbowl Party
While we have all of these amazing fresh ripe Jersey tomatoes, use them in any way you can.
Rack ’em up: The 14 best spots to play pool in NJ
These are scattered all across New Jersey so there's likely one near you!
Here’s where millionaires choose to rent in New Jersey
There are over 100 millionaires that rent in one city in New Jersey.
Unique healthy and delicious fast food chain expanding in NJ
It may not be as popular as Mexican but in a market like New Jersey, they could see rapid growth.
This NJ Irish pub has a unique Valentine’s Day celebration
Valentine's Day Stinks! Or does it?
Nine great NJ wineries to check out this winter
Some of them are cozy little places to have a meal, enjoy some great local wine and even listen to some music.
Hoagies vs. subs: There’s a real difference in these NJ lunch favorites
How do you decipher these NJ classics?
NJ’s almost forgotten African-American hero
He made it to the 1960 Olympics in Rome
8 great date spots in New Jersey
Since this month includes Valentine's Day, it seems more people are on the hunt for a great date night spot.
Try to guess what is the 3rd most Instagramable city in NJ
When people visit our cities, they love sharing their experience on Instagram.