Archive for February, 2017
The radio and cable news broadcast industry has lost a special figure and I personally have lost a remarkable, cherished broadcast friend, namely Alan Colmes. All of us who worked with him considered him one of the warmest and kindest figures you could find in the industry. Alan and I knew each other for some 30 years. When I last appeared with him, which was on his radio show on January 13 of this year, we reflected on his adding to my career an unforgettable memory and learning experience. Early in his career he had an ABC late night radio show. He had decided on one of his vacation days to turn his show over to yours truly. How vividly I remember sitting in front of a microphone as it went live a few minutes past midnight, knowing I had four hours and 55 minutes to fill. That he put his trust and confidence in me was very special. I was overwhelmed to realize that his work consumed these hours, live, night after night, through the many months that he was on the air. He was a man of the highest integrity and had an extremely generous feel in relating to others. Yes, in simple words, he was a very good and kind man. He had a passionate love and care for his wife Jocelyn. Indeed in the off microphone time when I last saw him he expressed more concern, about how his wife would handle her loss then he was about his own condition. Talk about an unselfish human being, when we were on the air I found it overwhelming that as he had always done in the past, he carried on and intensively passionate conversation without the damnedest hint of what was hanging over him. The listeners had no clue of that. Half way through the show I did a mental test with him that was rather complicated, and had never been done by me on a public broadcast. His concentration and focusing was undiminished and he picked up the mental responses that I was projecting, resulting in the exciting climax to the experiment. He talked about this for much of the rest of the show. Yes, I have personally lost a special communication friend, but the bond that we had is one of the richness’s of my life.
Feb 12th, 2017
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is one of the most knowledgeable broadcasters that I’ve known throughout my career. She also is a remarkable listener. Jessie, I am certain could meet a total stranger, whatever their background might be and after asking them 2 or 3 questions, would be able to build from the answers an entire ½ hour program. This ability I must say, to the degree that she possesses it, is a rare gift that you don’t find common in broadcast interviews today.I need to share with you that I have known of Jessie’s broadcasting since I was in high school. For you see she was already doing broadcasts while going to school. As a matter of fact she was...
- Chosen by the NY Times while in 8th grade to be amongst all the students in NJ to be on a Radio show
- In 12th grade she had her own show for the Newark Evening News.
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Jessie and Julie, award winning veteran New Jersey broadcasters have interviewed thousands of people during their radio careers. Guests have included such notables as:
President: George H.Bush.
Vice Presidents: Hubert Humphrey, Gerald Ford, Dan Quayle, and Dick Cheney.Bob Dole,
Former Secretary of State: Caspar Weinberger,
Former Secretary of Labor: Ray Donavan,
Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff, Betty Ford, Secretary of the Treasury William Simon, and Tricia Nixon. Governors: Brendan Byrne, James Florio, Thomas Kean, Christie Todd Whitman, Dick Codey, Don Di Francesco, Jon Corzine, James McGreevy, and Chris Christie. U.S. Senators: Frank Lautenberg, Adlai Stevenson, Bill Bradley. U.S. Congressmen: Rodney Frelinghuysen, and William Pascral l.Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman. Pat Buchanan, Mayor Ed Koch, Bob Hope, Helen Hayes,Tony Bennett, Frankie Laine,
The Amazing Kreskin, Tony Randall, Frank Gifford, John Graham, Thomas Goblin. Newspaper Journalists, New Jersey Senators, Assemblymen, Freeholders, Mayors, Physicians, Alternative Healers, Attorneys, Veterans, Authors, Financial Experts, Sports Figures.
Award winning veteran New Jersey Broadcaster, Jessie Frees has hosted numerous radio shows and has interviewed thousands of notable guests in her 45-year career. She hosts the interactive live call-in talk shows, "Ask the Expert" and "Your New Jersey Connection" on WMTR . A children's author, she is a mother of three and grandmother of eight. A political analyst and writer, she guest lectures around the state. She has interviewed more authors, doctors, and alternative healers on air then any other broadcaster in the state. Jessie can be heard on Your New Jersey Connection and on Ask the Expert, Sundays from 10 am - 12 pm.
Award winning television and radio interviewer, Julie Briggs hosts "Your New Jersey Connection" and "Ask the Expert" on WMTR 1250 A M and WDHA 105.5 FM. A native of New Jersey,Julie is a political science graduate from Seton Hall University. She broadcast in San Diego and San Francisco and was formerly News Director and News Anchor of New Jersey Cable TV News programs. She writes commercials for national accounts, does voice overs, and is the mother of three sons. Julie can be heard on Your New Jersey Connection and on Ask the Expert, Sundays from 10 am - 12 pm.