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.
Ulster County Animal Hospital Offers Dogs a Sweet Goodbye with Sweet Treat
In one of the worst possible situations, one Hudson Valley animal hospital offers dogs one of the sweetest gestures I've ever seen.
Buying a Gun in New York is Now More Traceable Than Ever
The change is another step in addressing gun violence and keeping guns out of the hands of people who intend harm.
YES! There Are Wolves in New York State, DNA Test Proves it
Wait, hasn't the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation long denied the presence of wolves in New York?
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?
Can Drivers Legally Pass Slow Moving Farm Equipment in No-Passing Zones?
Last week I was driving in the Rhinebeck/Red Hook area when I witnessed someone do something that made me question whether it was legal or not.
One New York School Wants You To, ‘Come Test Drive A School Bus’
The newly announced program is one-way schools are trying to find more school bus drivers. Could it work in the Hudson Valley?
Popular New York Rodeo Closed After 40 Years in Business
A little piece of my younger years has sadly announced they have closed.
Are These Really the Hudson Valleys 5 Favorite Holiday Songs?
After many hours of counting votes, we have a top 5, did your favorite make it?
New York Man Fights to Keep His Emotional Support Pot-Bellied Pig
Most of us have seen service dogs across the Hudson Valley but have you ever seen or heard about a service pig?
2021 Hess Truck Toy is Here, But it’s Not A Truck
Here's what the legendary truck looks like this year.
Doctoring a Car Inspection Sticker Could Land You in Jail
I'll admit it, I've done this....
11-month-old, 80-Pound Cougar Was Living in a New York Apartment
That is one scary neighbor!
Fireflies or Lighting Bugs? What’s the Proper Name for our Favorite Glowing Insect?
When you see them, what do you call them?
10 New Restaurants Coming to NYS Thruway Including Chick-fil-A & Shake Shack
If you travel on the New York State Thruway, dinner plans will soon be a little bit easier.