Category Archives: Toast of the Town

With exclusive interviews and revealing discussions, Hip New Jersey gets up close and personal with the best and brightest personalities in the state. Join hometown heroes on a tour of their favorite spots in town. Whether it’s celeb hangouts for Jersey luminaries, or tranquil spots for idol relaxation, we’ll journey where few have gone before.

WFAN’s Boomer and Carton with Governor Chris Christie

Summer 2014 is officially a go!

Excited sports fans lined up in front of D’Jais Bar & Grill in Belmar as early as 3 a.m. for WFAN’s 660am & 101.9FM morning show, Boomer & Carton, and their first annual “Kick-Off to Summer.”

A buzz filled the air as Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton talked the latest sports news, but not without the occasional interruption from the raucous crowd. The interaction with the hosts provided them with a once-and-a-lifetime chance to get to know their favorite morning show personalities.

Attendees were treated to a special performance from the Gin Blossoms, who performed some of their most famous hits such as “Hey Jealousy.”  But the surprise of the morning was an appearance from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.  Governor Christie, a diehard fan of the show, came to show his support for his long- time friends.  In between sports chit-chat, he promoted the rebuilt Jersey Shore, urging listeners to check out the new and improved Garden State beaches communities.

Numerous companies sponsored the “Kick Off to Summer” including 888 Poker, the first legal online gaming website in New Jersey.

While you are heading down the shore, don’t forget catch Boomer & Carton every morning this summer at 6 a.m. on WFAN 660am and 101.9fm New York!

“Good Day New Jersey”

“Good Day New York” was more fabulous than usual this morning- for one day only, they transformed themselves into “Good Day New Jersey!”

Garden State A-listers galore assembled on the FOX set, including U.S. Senator Cory Booker, Miss New Jersey, and actors Dule Hill and Joe Piscopo.  Buddy “The Cake Boss” Valastro unveiled a mouthwatering Jerseyfied cake, and the Rutgers University Cheerleaders performed!

All-in-all, it was the perfect Jersey morning with our friends “across the river.” Just one question, FOX– where was #HipNJ’s invitation?

Toast of the Town: Cindy Vero

Wake up New Jersey! It’s time to get the inside scoop on 103.5 KTU‘s very own Cindy Vero.

Cindy is born and raised a Jersey Girl and proud of it!  The Mornings with Cubby and Cindy” co-host’s contagious and vivacious personality is as real as it gets, and it’s on display in this special “Toast for the Town” segment.

HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino got to experience the perfect day in Cindy’s cozy town of Hawthorne.  Cindy took us to Well Read, a bookstore that is not only a hot spot for avid readers, but highlights the works of local authors.

Giving us more of a reason to love this quaint town is the Cuban Flavor Café, one of Cindy’s favorite Hawthorne haunts. Cindy and Lisa Marie dined on the restaurant’s signature dishes and sipped sangria as they talked about Cindy’s rise to the top!

We finished off the segment walking Cindy’s three rescue dogs at one of Hawthorne’s beautiful parks.  While there, we learned more about Cindy’s big heart. She has made countless appearances and been a part of many charitable events in between training three rescue dogs to call her own. She works especially close with the Lustgarten Foundation, raising awareness for pancreatic cancer. To top it all off, Cindy hosts a show Sunday mornings at 6 called “KTU Cares”, where she interviews local celebrities and hometown heroes who are giving back to their communities.

This woman does it all and she kicks butt at everything she does, which is exactly how every Jersey Girl does it!