Dave returns to WRNJ after an absence of nearly 10 years. He began his career upon graduation from college in 1967 working at WRIO-FM, Cape May, NJ. He was program manager at WVCH, Chester, PA prior to enlisting in the military. While in the Army he produced motion pictures at the Pictorial Center in Queens, NY. After military service he worked at WHTG, Eatontown, NJ as Operations Manager and in 1975 he moved to Flemington, NJ as Director of Broadcasting, teacher and General Manager at WCVH-FM at Hunterdon Central Regional High School until his retirement in 2007. Kelber has worked at WCRV, Washington, NJ WEST and WLEV-FM in Easton, PA. He is also a professional phototgrapher / videographer and owns his own photography and video business. He is married and lives in Easton, PA.
The Morning Program: Weekdays 6AM – 10AM
Talk of the Town: Fridays 10AM – 11AM
As a second career (third if you count motherhood) Joyce Estey really loves her work. Estey came on-board as the WRNJ News Director in March of 1998. Since then she’s come to know a lot about the area, the people and their needs. Besides being the ‘straight-(wo)man’ opposite Dave Kelber on The Morning Program, Joyce is a host for some of the stations community programs. Twice a year she coordinates political forums, to keep her listeners informed before they head out to the polls. Prior to joining WRNJ, Estey spent two years as the News Director at WSUS and interned at WNNJ, both in Sussex County. Estey’s off-air time is filled with family. She is a wife and mother of 3, an active member of her church, an avid reader and has a daily regimen of exercise to benefit both body and mind.
News: Weekdays 6AM – 10AM
Newsline: Thursdays 10AM – 11AM
Inside Centenary: Every other Thursday 11AM – 12PM
Educationally Speaking: Third Wednesdays 10AM – 11AM
The Local Impact: First Wednesdays 10AM – 11AM
WRNJ’s Program Director, Chuck Reiger was born and raised in Phillipsburg, NJ and has been in Warren County radio since the early 70′s. He began his radio career as a weekend on-air personality at WCRV in Washington, NJ and quickly moved up as Program Director. He was also Program Director, on two different occasions, at WFMV in Blairstown, NJ. In between, he spent a few years at WEST & WLEV in Waston, PA. Finally, he found a comfortable home right here at WRNJ.
Afternoons w/ Chuck Reiger: Weekdays 12PM – 3PM
Russ Long’s broadcasting career began while he was in fourth grade at St. John’s School back home in Brunswick, ME. After college, he hit the road working at radio stations in Lewiston, ME, St. Johnsbury, VT and Fitchburg, MA. He then made stops in Iceland, Germany and Turkey as a member of the American Forces Radio & Television Service before moving to New Jersey. Russ was part of the original team that put WRNJ on the air on August 26th, 1976. Since then he has owned and managed radio stations in Blairstown and in Hazleton, PA.
After twenty years back in Hackettstown hosting The Morning Program on WRNJ, Russ ‘retired’ in 2009 and returned to Maine to enjoy life in the Pine Tree State and to co-anchor Midcoast Maine Mornings on a then soon-to-be-launched radio station in his hometown. When the launch date encountered a number of lengthy delays and the opportunity to host The Long Way Home became available, he jumped at the chance.
Dozens of local and regional charitable agencies and civic organizations have honored Russ for his dedication to community service during his nearly 35 years on the air. Russ is married to Sandra and they have one daughter, Michelle, a Sergeant with the Washington DC Metro Police.
Take The Long Way Home: Weekdays 3PM – 7PM
As Afternoon newscaster at WRNJ, Tom O’Halloren is determined to bring area residents the local news that cannot be found on any other station. Previously, Tom spent over two years working in social services with foster children and their families before joining the News Team in April 2011. As an Education Major, he brings his love of learning and teaching with him as it applies to local issues. Off the air, Tom enjoys backpacking along the trails of Northwest New Jersey, while producing and hosting a comedy podcast catered to Science Fiction fans.
Afternoon News: Weekdays 12PM – 7PM
For Rich, what goes around comes around. After working on-and-off-air at a bunch of stations in New England, he hung up the headphones for a career in Television (ABC, CBS) and music (Sony) research. In 1996, Rich began writing HzSoGood, a lighthearted monthly e-newsletter about music, radio and music radio. In 2009, Rich was encouraged to take those headphones and DJ at WGHT in Pompton Lakes, NJ and WRNJ. Rich is co-writer of Book of Days: 60′s and Book of Days: 70′s, two fun reviews of each decade’s pop culture. He also writes a weekly column for Billboard. Don’t forget to check out Rich’s twitter or you can email him directly!
The Rest of the Week: Saturdays 6AM – 1PM, Sundays 10AM – 3PM
Reverend Dr. Frank Fowler is the Senior Pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Hackettstown and is now in his 23rd year of service there. He is a native of Hackettstown and he and his wife Karen have 5 daughters. Rev. Fowler has been hosting “Let’s Talk About It” for more than 10 years. He views the show as a ‘community outreach service, offering listeners a chance to hear about some of the important human, community, social and personal issues that face us all.’ Each week a different guests talks with him about one of those issues. Guests include community leaders, national authors, social service professionals, pastors and a variety of other voices that help us think more deeply at what it means to be human.
Let’s Talk About It: Mondays 10AM – 11AM
Maria has enjoyed hosting ‘Healthier Living” for over 8 years and has been employed by HRMC since 1973. She has her nursing degree from The College of New Jersey and a Master’s degree in Health Administration. Maria has been married for 26 years and has 3 children, all in college. In her spare time she loves to read, mountain bike and relax on the beach
Healthier Living: Alternate Tuesdays: 11AM – 12PM