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.
Best Holiday Movie Ever Made: Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas
I'm willing to fight anyone who disagrees!!
Old Spice & Secret, Just Two Brands of Deodorants Part of Major Recall
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New Paltz Man Shows Off His Gingerbread House on TV’s Food Network
The attention to detail on these gingerbread houses is AMAZING!
Divorced Couple Fighting Over the Right to Keep Last Name
If you've been married and things ended with you going your separate ways, how did you and your ex handle the whole last name thing?
Popular Hudson Valley BBQ & Bar Looking to Put Coats on Newburgh
Before we know it winter will be here and one thing we want to make sure of is that nobody has to go without a coat this year. To make that possible one of our favorite places in the Hudson Valley is doing its part to help.
Ever Try Duke’s Mayonnaise? Is It Really Better Than Hellmann’s?
Why have we never even heard of this?
Want to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in the Hudson Valley? Here’s Where
As we inch closer and closer to Christmas many families have started the tradition of heading out to a Hudson Valley Christmas tree farm to cut down their own tree and this year we have a bunch of choices where we can "cut our own".
Best Bakery, Featured on TLC, 2 Reasons to Visit Jeffersonville, New York
It's an extremely small village located in Sullivan County but Jeffersonville packs quite the punch.
Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge Ready to go Cashless, Here’s When
The need to stop at the toll booths while crossing the Kingston-Rhinecliff bridge will end sooner than later.
12 Things You Can Say to Ruin a Hudson Valley Thanksgiving
If you're looking to destroy Thanksgiving with your family this year we came up with some great ways to do it....LOL!