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!
Joining me at our broadcast from Stop & Shop on Friday was Ron VanWarmer, Associate Director of the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. What warm, inspiring remarks he made about the need locally and how far your generosity goes to help.
Friendly Auto Group has been sponsoring Stuff the Bus for 16 years! Their wholehearted commitment and assistance has made this effort possible. Pictured here with me is the Marketing Manager for Friendly Honda (and former Joe Daily Kid Komic!), Linsey Levine.
This is just ONE of the Durham School Services buses that our wonderful listeners stuffed! Such generosity! All of us were truly astounded. You have helped so many right here in the Hudson Valley. Thanks also goes to Stop & Shop for their incredible donations; to Superior Wireless of the Hudson Valley; Foam & Wash Car Wash; DRA Imaging; and Camping World of the Hudson Valley who provided our beautiful (and warm!) RV.
I'll be here at the Stop & Shop on Route 9 in Hyde Park until 9:00. PLEASE stop by and contribute some non-perishable items for the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, say hello, and feel good for the rest of the day. If you can't make it out this morning, the food drive will continue through the rest of the day today and all day tomorrow. To find out more, www.lite921.com/pages/stuffthebus.html
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.