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.
What Used to be at the Starr Institute in Rhinebeck, New York?
The 162-year-old building has been home to numerous businesses over the years.
Popular Dutchess County Deli Closing After 17 Years in Business
Area residents are sad to see them go but have well wishes for owners.
Wappingers Falls Traffic Circle Opens to Awful Reviews, Most Hate it!
The highly anticipated traffic circle opened last weekend to less than stellar reviews.
Why Did Nobody Call the Police When my Kids Broke Into my House?
I think I might need to rethink my living arrangements!
Liked Ulster County Diner Mysteriously Shuts Down, What Happened?
There is one place in most Hudson Valley towns that says a lot about the type of town you are in. Honestly, I think it could quite possibly be the most important thing in the community, especially if you like to eat out.
Ulster County Stewart’s Shop Employee’s Foot Run Over by Distracted Driver
The male employee was treated for his injuries at an area hospital.
New York State Police Issued Almost 14,000 Tickets Memorial Day Weekend
The holiday weekend ended with a bunch of drivers getting tickets.
Who Remembers Charles Chips? Are They Available in the Hudson Valley?
I'm not sure why but out of nowhere I'm suddenly craving a snack from way back in the day!
Rumored Empanada Mama Café NOT Opening in Fishkill, What Happened?
Unfortunately, it looks like the plan to open has changed.
‘Uncooperative’ Robbery Suspect Wanted in Ulster County, Could Be in Kingston
The suspect has allegedly been a part of numerous robberies in Saugerties, according to Police.