Joe, known by many as the “Morning Mayor of the Hudson Valley,” has been entertaining audiences, both on air and in person, for over 34 years. For his many loyal listeners of all ages, his warmth and quick wit have become a happy part of their morning routine. And Joe enjoys his audience just as much—he considers himself privileged to be part of people’s lives and, besides providing music, information and lots of chuckles every morning, hopes to encourage and support the wonderful individuals, families, community organizations and businesses that, with him, call the Hudson Valley home.
Joe grew up in Englewood, New Jersey. He knew from about the age of eight that he wanted to be a radio broadcaster. Following his dream, and influenced by the great radio entertainers of the 40s through the 70s, Joe pursued his education at Ramapo College of New Jersey, where he earned a BA in Mass Communications in 1975. Following graduation, Joe worked at radio stations WSUS in Franklin, New Jersey and WKER in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, before moving to the Hudson Valley in 1979, where he has had the pleasure of working ever since.
Joe and his wife, Charlotte, live in the “Christmas card” Village of Walden, where they raised their two daughters, Aubrey and Mary. Now Joe is “dad” to a little 3-legged ball of fluff from the Dutchess County SPCA named Bailey who keeps him constant company while he does what it seems he’s always doing in his spare time—painting their house—“If you own an old house, it becomes your hobby.”
A firm believer in the power of radio to entertain, inspire, encourage and motivate, Joe spends far more than the hours he is heard on the air participating in a wide variety of community events, lending his on and off-air support to many local organizations working to improve the lives of the residents of the Hudson Valley.
God willing, he hopes to be doing more of the same for many years to come!
I happen to enjoy wearing neckties, and this time of year I get to wear many of my favorites--Christmas ties. Pictured here are only a few of them. I have several more. They all have a story, either because of who owned them first (one belonged to my Uncle George), where I got them--many as gifts--two are from Lou Brown and some are from my daughter, Mary. Every evening I choose one to wear for Joe Daily's Holiday Concert the next morning. It's the little things . . .
Meet Speedy! This cute little chihuahua is just brimming with love and excitement, enough to spread around YOUR house and then some. If you'd like to meet Speedy in person, call Leah at Hudson Valley Animal Rescue and Sanctuary, 845-392-4849.
Wow, the cool things I get to do. These horses from the Gentle Giants 4H Club were providing wagon rides and lots of smiles. Who could resist them?
This yearly event is a favorite of mine and, judging by the turn-out, a favorite of lots of you too.
Mrs. Claus did some shopping for Santa. Between all the shops, the music, the lights, parade and food, there was something there to put every person in the Christmas mood. The Rhinebeck Chamber of Commerce outdid themselves, as usual.
Friday evening was the first night of Kevin McCurdy's Holiday Spirit Festival in Wappingers Falls, now in its ninth season. We enjoyed the displays and entertainment, including the (nightly) tree lighting, Santa, all your favorite characters and the new stage show, "The North Pole's Got Talent." It's fun for the whole family--the lighted displays are dazzling and enchanting for children. Don't forget the camera. For more information: www.holidayspiritfestival.com.