By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog
New Jersey 101.5 (WKXW-Trenton)’s Jim Gearhart is retiring, Save Jerseyans, after 25 years of service on the radio waves to Garden State taxpayers.
Citing “the extent of Gearhart’s injury,” the station also announced that the beloved host’s popular stand-in, Bill Spadea, who has hosted “Bill Spadea’s New Jersey” on NJ 101.5 since 2014, will assume full-time morning drive-time hosting duties effective December 1st.
Spadea is also the ringleader of Fox29/My9’s “Chasing News” where he will continue to serve as host. Long before his media career, Bill was a Boston Graduate, U.S. Marine, businessman and conservative activist whose political resume includes chairing the College Republican National Committee and a 12th congressional district Republican candidacy in 2004.
“I love New Jersey. The opportunity to join other New Jerseyans every morning in a conversation about our state is both exciting and rewarding,” opined Spadea in a statement released by the station. “The NJ 101.5 team is the best in the business and I’m proud to be a part of this successful family.”
You can read the full NJ 101.5 statement HERE.
Our entire team wishes Jim a speedy recovery and a long, healthy retirement! And naturally all the best of luck to our friend, Bill, as he officially embarks on this new endeavor.