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.
How to make ‘Jersey Fresh’ pico de gallo
While we have all of these amazing fresh ripe Jersey tomatoes, use them in any way you can.
10 Things Every Adult in NJ Should Be Able to Do
There aren't many manual transmission cars anymore. If you go overseas and rent a car, you will find plenty so buckle up Betsy, you're in for a scary time.
See How Much New Jersey has Changed Over 750 Million Years
While New Jersey has long been known as the Garden State, it isn't that long ago (in the grand scheme of things), that New Jersey was underwater.
NJ girl rescued in North Cape May looking for person who saved her
If you happened to be in the right place at the right time to save a young girl's life in the early 90's, she is looking for you!
Hidden gem waterfront dining in South Jersey
You literally have to check your GPS a few times as you're heading down this bent road on the way to this place.
Jersey drivers, please don’t do this
We've all bought something that doesn't fit in our car. But when you do, STAY IN THE LANE!
Watch a seagull terrorize a young girl on Wildwood slingshot ride
There's something about our seagulls at the Jersey Shore that seems more aggressive and obnoxious than most.
Be careful with these peppers now at NJ farmstands
So, if you see these little firecrackers at your local farm stand, remember, at least one of them is loaded!
Most New Jersey Drivers Do This And It’s Annoying
Here in New Jersey we are a competitive bunch.
Even New Jersey’s pet stores are celebrating Pride Month
It's real progress to see major retailers embracing Pride Month, even if its just to make a few extra bucks.
NJ weed delivery services popping up all over
While the state government dithers in setting up the rules for legal cannabis sale and distribution, some clever businesses aren't waiting.
Rosie O’Donnell’s Saddle River mansion to be demolished
A developer recently took it off her hands to tear it down to make room for affordable housing units.