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!
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.
This Saturday Marist will play Mercer for at least a share of the Pioneer Football League Championship ....Coach Parady joined me on the Thursday show to talk about the game and this very exciting football season at Marist College. (LISTEN)
This is a picture of our Performance Studio. Work is proceeding at a brisk pace (despite what it looks like), so that we'll be all ready to begin Joe Daily's Holiday Concert Series on Monday, December 2. Make this the "before" picture. It's going to look great!
Ahhhh. Isn't he cute? Or she. (And we also don't know which way s/he is facing.) But anyway, this little guy was all curled up in a ball on our back steps. Looked like he didn't quite make it to his winter hibernation spot. Charlotte thought he was dead and brought him in the house. (I know you're wondering why, but that's another story.) She checked him about once an hour and he hadn't moved. Until the last time she checked and he was gone! We found him (phew--visions of woolly bears in bed with you), and I took this picture and did some resesarch. Seems when they are more reddish brown, like this one, that means a mild winter. Thought you could use some good news. Don't mention to Mike Spiel that I'm believing folklore. He puts woolly bear caterpillars in the same category as the groundhog. Definitely a sore spot.