Category Archives: Hip New Jersey Radio

#HipNJRadio helps broaden our reach around the world, and the podcast will feature those that make #HipNJ, well, hip!

#HipNJRadio Ep 2: Howard Freeman, Exec Producer of the Quick Check Festival of Ballooning

Hip New Jersey Radio is back with another amazing episode! Christian Russo talks with Howard Freeman, executive producer of the 33rd annual Quick Check Festival of Ballooning. Howard tells us all about this amazing festival taking place July 24th-26th at Solberg Airport in Readington, NJ. Hear all about the incredible events planned for three days of great entertainment and family fun. Soar over the Cushetunk Mountains to catch the sun rise or enjoy the evening sky. After your feet hit the ground catch great musical acts like Kansas and the Wheels of Soul Tour featuring 2012 Grammy Award winners Tedeschi Trucks Band. All this and more this week on Hip New Jersey Radio!

For more information about the festival click the link below!

Pat McGlynn

#HipNJRadio: Pat McGlynn

If you love our videos, then wait until you get a listen to our latest addition to the site, Hip New Jersey Radio!  #HipNJRadio will shine a spotlight on the greatest happenings and people in the Garden State.  

Our first episode features 2015 WFAN Fantasy Phenom contest winner Pat McGlynn. McGlynn is a special education and history teacher at West Essex Regional High School in North Caldwell. Now the 35-year old is living out a lifelong dream of being a professional sports talk show host. Pat shares how much his life has changed since winning the highly-coveted contest.  

The Fantasy Phenom Contest allows one winner to get a one-year contract to host a show on the station. Coached by Craig Carton of the morning show “Boomer and Carton,” McGlynn (known on air as Patty Mac!) gets to host his own sports talk radio show once a week.

Out of 300 contestants, the contest was narrowed down to six finalists. This year was McGlynn’s third year entering, but the first time he went further than the second round.

“This is something I’ve always wanted to do…this contest provided that opportunity,” explained McGlynn.

Inspired by WFAN veteran Steve Somers, McGlynn debated transferring in college to achieve his aspiration. Now every Friday night between 1am and 3am, listeners can tune in as McGlynn lives out his dream. 

Be sure to stay tuned for future #HipNJRadio podcasts on Sound Cloud, and follow Pat’s rise to fame on Twitter!