WDHA Morning Jolt

Weekdays 6am - 10am

We were all saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Smithereens founding member Pat DiNizio on December 12th.

Guitarist Jim Babjak, and fellow Carteret High School classmates Dennis Diken and Mike Mesaros, joined up with Pat in 1980 and over the course of nearly 40 years built a loyal following not only here in New Jersey but around the world.

Jim called into the WDHA Morning Jolt and spoke with Jim Monaghan and John Hodorovych about Pat’s untimely passing, some of his favorite memories of the Smithereens, and the legacy of their music.