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!
or should I say "Queen" of the Throne?--pictured here relaxing in a display tub. When you're queen, you get to relax wherever you want. For more pictures of our fun visit to the N&S Supply Bath Classics Showroom in Fishkill, go to www.lite921.com/photos/main/king-of-the-throne-winner-mary-374189/#/0/21887076.
photo ClearChannelMedia&Entertainment of the Hudson Valley
Laurie Cusher, owner of the Hyde Park Jeweler and Lite 92.1 honored Nancy Steiler, who was nominated by her twin sister, Barb Wild (next to me). It was a privilege to hear and be able to publicly recognize the personal heroism of Nancy and her sister's love and support. As her gift, Nancy chose a Kameleon Necklace featuring the Pink Ribbon Jewel Pop for Breast Cancer Awareness. Barb received a gift, as well. Thank you, Laurie, for your generoisty and heartfelt kindness.
Same passion--new address. Leah is sharing her heart--still loving all the animals rescued by the DCSPCA, she is also now giving her love and expertise to the Hudson Valley Animal Rescue and Sanctuary. We look forward to assisting Leah and her co-workers in their efforts to provide care to the many animals they rescue and rehabilitate. They also have adoption services and offer a spay/neuter program. To learn more, you can visit their website www.hvars.org.
Everyone is looking forward to singing along with all the wonderful local entertainers we have scheduled between December 2 and Christmas. We will be in our new performance studio, all decorated for the holidays. Above is a picture of the Little Big Band Sound, performing a few years back. They'll be joining us again this year on December 3. There are just a few slots left in our schedule. To find out more, go to www.lite921.com/contests/joe-dailys-daily-holiday-concert-series/260841.