Morning Jolt Interviews

Game of Thrones' Michael Condron On the Jolt

Michael Condron spent two seasons on the wildly popular Game of Thrones television show playing Bowen Marsh known as the First Steward of the Night Watch. His latest project isplaying the role of William Paterson in Graeme of Thrones, a parody of the hit HBO series. Graeme of Thrones comes to New Jersey on March…

Paul Shaffer On the WDHA Morning Jolt

Paul Shaffer - singer, multi-instrumentalist, actor - he's done it all! A member of the house band for NBC's Saturday Night Live from 1975-1980, Paul was also the musical director, side-kick and band leader for David Letterman's late-night television shows for more than three decades. Paul's new CD with the World's Most Dangerous Band features…

Comedian Paul Provenza On the WDHA Morning Jolt

Bronx-born Paul Provenza is well-known as a comedian, author, actor and director who started his stand-up career in New York City while still in high school. His latest project, the documentary Dying Laughing, explores the behind-the-scenes world of stand-up comedy and has received top reviews from sites like Rotten Tomatoes. A stand-up comedian is his…

Sophie Tweed-Simmons On the WDHA Morning Jolt

As the daughter of Shannon Tweed and Gene Simmons, we literally watched Sophie grow up in front of us on the reality show Family Jewels. Sophie's latest project is the country musical Country Crush which is available on DVD March 14 exclusively at Walmart. Jim Monaghan and Kim Mulligan spoke with Sophie about her career,…

Actress Drea de Matteo On the WDHA Morning Jolt

Perhaps best-known for her role as Adrianna on The Sopranos, Drea de Matteo's resumé includes Sons of Anarchy, Desperate Housewives, the sitcom Joey and a current starring role as Detective Tess Nazario on the NBC police drama Shades of Blue. Kim Mulligan and Jim Monaghan chatted with Drea about some of what's to come in…

The Onion's Scott Dikkers On the WDHA Morning Jolt

If you've ever read The Onion, you know Scott Dikkers. As the founder and longest-serving editor-in-chief of the farcical online newspaper, Scott and his crew have served up satirical news and audio that some consider to be the best comedy writing in America. Scott's new book, Trump's America: Buy This Book & Mexico Will Pay…

Former CNN Washington Bureau Chief Frank Sesno On the WDHA Morning Jolt

Frank Sesno is an award-winning American journalist, former CNN correspondent, anchor and Washington bureau chief, and director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University. His new book ASK MORE: The Power of Questions to Open Doors, Uncover Solutions, and Spark Change makes a compelling case for cultivating and championing…

Former Scarlet Knight Patrick Kivlehan On the WDHA Morning Jolt

Patrick Kivlehan has some pretty impressive credentials - a four-year football career plus a year of baseball at Rutgers that helped make him one of the 50 greatest athletes in Rutgers history as chosen by The Star Ledger. Four former Scarlet Knights (Mohamed Sanu, Devin McCourty, Logan Ryan, Duron Harmon) will be part of Sunday's…

Rutgers' Rick Mantz On the WDHA Morning Jolt

With four former Scarlet Knights participating in this year's Super Bowl, and a load of new high school student-athletes who just committed to Rutgers, Jim Monaghan and Kim Mulligan spoke with Rick Mantz, the Director of High School Operations at Rutgers. Rick talked about the excitement on campus and within the Rutgers football program as…

TSO's Jeff Plate On the WDHA Morning Jolt

The amazing Trans-Siberian Orchestra celebrates its 20th anniversary with two shows at Newark's Prudential Center on December 26. TSO drummer Jeff Plate called into the WDHA Morning Jolt to chat about TSO's longevity, cross-generational appeal and more.