Hey guys, I'm Bill Spadea, host of our morning drive show on New Jersey 101.5. I'm also the host of Chasing News, which airs weeknights on Fox Television in New York and Philly. I've done a little bit of everything over my 20-plus year career, serving as a political strategist, analyst, candidate for office and business executive. Before getting into media, I served as an executive in the real estate industry for 18 years, coaching, recruiting and selling. I'm still a licensed broker in several states, including New Jersey, Washington and Massachusetts. As a candidate, I took on a three-term Democratic House incumbent in New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District. Highlights of the campaign included a 200-mile walk through all 44 towns in the district, knocking on 16,000-plus doors and beating expectations as the top Republican challenger in New Jersey in 2004. Our campaign ranked 17th out of 157 GOP challengers nationwide by earning 40 percent of the vote with more than 115,000 votes. Following the race I spent time as a surrogate speaker in New Jersey for Republican candidates for governor and U.S. Senate, and for Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign in 2008. In 1991, I graduated with a B.A. from Boston University and received an honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps Reserves after serving eight years. My wife, Jodi, and I live in Princeton with my son, Michael, who attends our local public high school. My daughter now lives in London as she enters her third year at the University of the Arts.
Rest in peace to Ocean County, NJ Assemblyman Ron Dancer
He served in the New Jersey State Assembly for near than two decades.
Top NJ food crimes — stop doing these 4 things
There are certain things that simply should not be done when it comes to food.
Best places to celebrate ‘National Ice Cream Day’ in NJ
And support NJ small businesses too!
Are these the best 5 pizza places at the Jersey Shore?
The listeners have voted. Do you agree?
Is swimming at the Jersey Shore too dangerous now? (Opinion)
It seems every day I hear about another report of drowning occurring.
Kill this bug immediately if you see it anywhere in NJ
It's getting out of control.
Here’s where to go to see car racing in New Jersey
There are a few famous racetracks right here in the Garden State.
3 of the best, thrilling roller coasters in New Jersey
New Jersey has some of the best roller coasters in the nation. And you can do 'em all in a day trip!
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ mayor has the courage to fight back (Opinion)
Paul Kanitra posted a video on Facebook the other day calling out the state AG and governor for doing nothing to help with the "pop-up parties".
Top mispronounced towns that show you’re not from NJ
There are certain 'tells' when it comes to learning whether you are from New Jersey or if you are just passing through...or you're a transplant from another state. First of all, it's in the title. We're "New Jerseyans".
Lakewood, NJ cops pays for stranger’s cab after breaking down
Today's #BlueFriday honoree is Lakewood Patrolman Dawry Desangles.
Allergic reaction at lunch — What would you do?
A friend had an allergic reaction at a restaurant and her EpiPen was in the car.