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.
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After many hours of counting votes, we have a top 5, did your favorite make it?
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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.
Has Wiffle Ball Died?
Does anyone still play in the Hudson Valley?
With Pot Legal, What Happens to Drug Sniffing K-9’s?
It's a question that many police departments across the country are having to deal with.
Is It St. “Paddy” or St. “Patty”?
The debate got the Hudson Valley going today.
What Type of Shoveler Are You?
Is "shoveler" a word? If it's not, it is now..LOL!
WATCH: Uncommon Coyote Spotted in New York
It's a "dark-phase coyote".
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If you've been driving around in your car the last few weeks and have repeatedly had that conversation with yourself about how bad you need to buy a "new to you" car, experts are now saying this month is the month to do it.
How to Scan a Document on iPhone
This iPhone hack could save us all some time.