Personalities

Joyce Estey

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

Meet The Mayors: Alternate Wednesdays 10 – 11AM

Educationally Speaking:  Third Wednesdays 10AM – 11AM

The Local Impact:  First Wednesdays 10AM – 11AM

 

Chuck Reiger

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

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

 

jay-edwards-wrnjJay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music.

Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker.  His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher.

Jay has been hosting his Saturday program here at WRNJ since Feb 2013.  You just never know what this guy will come up with as a topic for his online poll of the week.  Facebook: Jay Edwards Wrnj/Twitter: @JayEdwardsWrnj

The Jay Edwards Program:  Saturdays 10AM – 2PM

 

mike galleyMike Galley

Mike Galley’s broadcasting career began on the campus stations at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa. After graduation, part-time air shifts at WCHR-FM in Trenton, and WBRW in Somerville coupled with substitute teaching kept Mike busy. He then moved on to WTTR in Westminster, Md., where he eventually became Program Director.

Mike moved into television advertising sales and commercial production with Cable AdNet in southeastern Pennsylvania, and Channel 69 TV. Along with independent commercial voice-over production, he also did some work for WFMZ and WHOL in Allentown. For the past twenty years, Mike has been the Communications Director for Liebenzell USA, an international Christian mission in Schooley’s Mountain. However, the lure of live radio has called once again, and Mike joined the staff of WRNJ in February, 2014.

The Morning Program:  Weekdays 6AM – 10AM
Saturday Morning with Mike Galley:  Saturdays 6AM – 10AM

 

Tom O’Halloren

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

Inside Centenary:  Every other Thursday 11AM – 12PM

 

Dr. Frank Fowler

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 Chervenak

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

 

 

 

steve-randolphSteve Randolph

Talk Of The Town:  Fridays 10AM – 11AM