Archive for the ‘Kreskin’s Thought For The Week’ Category

Kreskin on Jesse Frees – 3/26 @ 10:30am

Posted by admin On March - 24 - 2017



THIS SUNDAY 3/26/17 ON WMTR 1250 AM @ 10:30AM.



Farewell to a Dear Friend…

Posted by admin On March - 17 - 2017

Arnold Larson, 81 years old, West Caldwell, NJ

Passed away earlier today March 13th, 2017 from a debilitating illness.  He was with our class of 1953 at Grover Cleveland HIgh School.  After earning a  Bachelor of  Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Newark College of Engineering, he worked at Picatinny Arsonal in New Jersey for 58 years. His expertise was in the area of safety, designing weapons and explosives for the United States Army.   

His family is from Sweden. Arnold and I have been close friends for some 70 years.
May he rest in peace.
(George J. Kresge) 

Big Apple Convention

Posted by admin On March - 10 - 2017

An Inspiring Book written by: Victoria & John Galasso

Posted by admin On March - 6 - 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

A Smile, a Grin, a Laugh, That’s Life

Book written by: Victoria & John Galasso

John Galasso, Kreskin & Victoria Galasso with their book “A Smile, a Grin, a Laugh, That’s Life.

Yours truly has had a passion for reading. It’s been a major part of my personal and professional life. It’s nothing for me to read in an evening 3 to 4 books, and I’ve added an entire addition to my home library that now numbers some 8,000 books. With all those volumes, I want to share with you:

A Smile, A Grin, A Laugh, That’s Life, written by Victoria Galasso and John Galasso, a daughter and father.

It is one of the most remarkable volumes I have read in a long time. Unbelievably it’s a treaty on laughter and how it can become a healing force. What is so unique of the writings and expressions of professional comedians as well as psychologists, and medical people, all of whom, in a fascinating way, expose the fact, little realized today, that laughter can literally heal. It is clear to me that this book can become a supportive tool in ones life. After reading A Smile…my advice is to keep the book on your dresser or your office desk. Just pick it up a couple of times a day and thumb to a page or two which when you glance over a couple of passages, I predict will bring a smile to your face. You want to know something, as strange as this sounds, this book could appropriately be sold in the vitamin section of a pharmacy.

Yes, without the consuming of pills or drugs you will learn that laughter has the power to heal.

                                        -The Amazing Kreskin




Scavello’s on the Island

“Creates Unforgettable Events”


Saturday Evening  March 4, 2017

Is Absolutely No Exception!!!

They Are Hosting Yet Another

Spectacular Evening of  Entertainment”


Delicious Mouth Watering Culinary Splendor.”


Dr. Seuss Day at Wilson School

Posted by admin On March - 1 - 2017

For the umpteenth time, Kreskin celebrated Dr. Seuss Day,

Thursday, March 2nd

by reading Seuss’

The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

 To a Grammar School audience, this time at the

Wilson School in West Caldwell, NJ

Kreskin loves to share with young, imaginative minds the creative pictures that Seuss so brilliantly produces with 500 Hats

Kreskin getting ready to read “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins” on March 2, 2017

Kids in the auditorium   Kreskin at Wilson School in West Caldwell, NJ (Grades K – 5) interacting with the children.

The Late Joey Reynolds Show

Posted by admin On February - 28 - 2017

The Late Joey Reynolds Show


The Amazing Kreskin,

Rita Cosby, John Pizzi, John Galasso, Danny Morgan, Bill Scheft and Chris Doyle

The Passing of Alan Colmes

Posted by admin On February - 23 - 2017


Alan Colmes & Kreskin January 13th, 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.

In Memory of Emil Piel

Posted by admin On February - 14 - 2017

Yours truly was rewarded with a flood of wonderful memories this past Thursday, February 9th, 2017 when I visited with the family of a special teacher in my life, that being, Emil Piel. With his passing a viewing took place at the Paul Ippolito-Dancy Memorial Home in Caldwell, NJ. It was in Caldwell during my high school days Emil Piel was teaching Psychics and Science at Grover Cleveland High School. He never told us about his remarkable military career and how he had received in WWII the Distinguished Flying Cross while serving in the Marines as a dive bomber pilot. I had many riveting private moments with him after class and there was one occasion when he decided since I had recently learned chess to play a game of chess with me. What was dramatic for us is that neither of us won. It was a draw and he suggested I learn more about the game because he felt I showed potential. One of my special memories was his one day asking me if I could predict what mark he was going to give me. This was a special moment for me as it revealed, even in my early days that he was sharing an interest and an enthusiasm that showed support for my future.

Jesse & Julie

Posted by admin On February - 10 - 2017

Jessie Frees

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.

What a joy it would be for me someday to have the opportunity of interviewing Jesse Frees herself.



The Talk of New Jersey


                              Experts in Every Field


STATION: 973-538-1250

MOBILE: 973-216-6195


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.