Morning Jolt Interviews

Spinal Tap's Derek Smalls On the WDHA Morning Jolt

Derek Smalls was a founding member of the legendary band formerly known as Spinal Tap. Though the band released just three albums, their influence on rock is undeniable. Smalls has recently released a solo album Smalls Change: Meditations On Ageing that has received rave reviews. Derek called into the WDHA Morning Jolt to talk with…

NHRA Driver Ron Capps On the Jolt

Ron Capps drives fast...VERY fast. As the driver of the NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger Funny Car, he's won 20 NHRA Funny Car events and will be participating in the NHRA New England Nationals this weekend in New Hampshire. Ron called into the WDHA Morning Jolt to talk with Jim Monaghan and John Hodorovych on…

Morristown Colonial History On the Jolt

There's an incredible amount of American colonial history here in the Morristown area. In fact, local legend is that the land around WDHA here in Cedar Knolls was once a burial ground for cavalry horses during the revolutionary war. Phillip Greenwalt is currently the Acting Chief of Interpretation for the Morristown National Historical Park and…

Rich Robinson Premieres New Magpie Salute on the Jolt

Rich Robinson's searing guitar work was the foundation of the Black Crowes which he formed with his brother Chris back in the late 1980's. His latest band, Magpie Salute, is back with a new album coming out in August and a tour with Gov't Mule and the Avett Brothers which brings them to the PNC…

"Simpsons" Writer Mike Reiss On the Jolt

Mike Reiss is the longest-tenured writer on television's longest-running show. As a former head writer on "The Simpsons" he won four Emmy Awards. In his new book Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons, Mike offers hilarious stories of what goes on behind the scenes with arguably TV's…

Sharlee Jeter Joins the WDHA Morning Jolt

A lot of people are diagnosed with cancer. Not very many people commute from Atlanta to New York and back for cancer treatment while in their senior year of college. Sharlee Jeter did. The sister of New York Yankees legendary shortstop Derek Jeter, Sharlee tells that story - and more - in her new book…

Rock Author Steven Hyden On the Morning Jolt

Eagles fans - take note: You and Steven Hyden might come to blows. The author of Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me has just published a new book called Twilight of the Gods - A Journey To the End of Classic Rock, and he takes some serious shots at Don Henley, the late Glenn Frey,…

Talking Marvel Comics With Brooks Peck On the Jolt

Marvel Comics celebrates 80 years in 2019 and the Museum of Pop Culture is gearing up for the event with a special Marvel Super Heroes Exbibit. Co-curator Brooks Peck joined Jim Monaghan and John Hodorovych on the Jolt to talk about Marvel's impact, some of the special items at the exhibit and more.

R&R Hall of Fame CEO Joel Peresman On the Jolt

Ever since the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame opened its doors, there's been controversy. Why did this band get in? Why didn't that band get in? Is there a bias against heavy metal? Some of the selections have ultimately forced a redefinition of just what rock & roll is. Rock & Roll Hall of…

Ken Daneyko Talks Devils Playoff Hockey On the Jolt

If...no WHEN...the New Jersey Devils win the Stanley Cup this year, the first place Ken Daneyko is bringing the Cup is here to DHA! At least that's what Mr. Devil said when he spoke with Jim Monaghan and John Hodorovych on the WDHA Morning Jolt. Ken gave his thoughts on the upcoming series with Tampa…