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!
If you are getting bored with the same walk or run on the treadmill every day, just know you're not the only one. (For me personally, opening and closing my garage door!) :) Need something to spice it up and burn a few more calories in the process? Here are 5 new treadmill work outs.
Start this low pace, but intense, walking interval on a low speed, around 3.5-3.8 on your treadmill speed dial. Walk for 20 seconds. Holding the side rail, turn your body to the side and shuffle feet in a side stepping motion. Play it safe and don’t grapevine your feet, but do get low in an athletic position, almost like a squat as you shuffle. Continue the side steps for 20 seconds. You’ll feel the burn in your glutes and outer thighs, and toward the end of the , your calves as well. Walk forward (normally) for 20 seconds and repeat on the other side. Continue for 10-20 minutes.
Begin at a jog for two minutes around a 6.5-6.8 pace. At the end of the two minutes, drop the speed to a brisk walk and raise the incline to 7%. Walk for another two minutes, maintaining a pace that is quick, but does not force you to hang on to the rails as you move. Repeat the intervals, bumping up the incline by 1% each time you hill walk.
Set the treadmill at a relatively easy jogging pace, around 6.5 on the treadmill speed. Jog for 1-2 minutes. Then, raise the speed to 7.0-7.5. This high interval speed should be difficult to complete toward the middle of your workout and/or during each interval. Match the length of the sprint with the recovery (1 minute for each or 2 minutes for each), then recover at 6.5 again. Repeat as many times as desired.
Once you stop laughing at the name, you’ll see how great these are. Fartlek basically refers to speed bursts and recovery. Start running at a comfortable pace, around 6.0-6.5 or higher if you are an advanced runner. Every so often, bump up the pace or the incline until you are pushed to your limit, then drop it down to the original pace. Repeat the random intervals as many times as desired. This is the ultimate body shocker, (read: fat burn!) since your muscles never know what to expect.