Jersey Magazine with Jim Monaghan

Jersey Magazine with Jim Monaghan

Jersey Magazine with Jim Monaghan

The Light of Day WinterFest 2024 shows kicked off this weekend and LOD president Joe D’Urso is a VERY busy man right now running from show to show.

As in past years, all performances and events go toward raising money and awareness for its continuing battle to defeat Parkinson’s disease and its related illnesses ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) within our lifetime.

Tony Pallagrosi is the Executive Director of the Light of Day Foundation; he and local NJ music legend Glenn Burtnick joined us last week heading into the 2024 shows.

This morning, Joe D’Urso talks about the shows upcoming this week and beyond.

Light of Day 2024 Details

Venues hosting LOD WinterFest 2024 shows include Asbury Park’s Stone Pony, Wonder Bar, Asbury Lanes, Clinch Transparent Gallery, Asbury Hotel, McLoone’s Supper Club, Watermark, Silverball Museum, Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, Low Dive, RBar, The Break, and Capitoline; Deal’s Axelrod Performing Arts Center; Red Bank’s Count Basie Center; Outpost In The Burbs in Montclair; City Winery in Manhattan; and Penguin Rep Theatre in Stony Point, NY.

Over 24 years, Light of Day has utilized the awesome power of music to raise approximately $6.5 Million to combat Parkinson’s disease, ALS, and PSP. Light of Day has grown from a one-day event into a multi-day festival in the metropolitan area.

More significantly, Light of Day has expanded into an internationally recognized tour, through a true grassroots effort of musicians, music fans, and benefactors.

Light of Day shows have taken place around the world on three continents, with shows in Canada, England, Wales, Ireland, Sweden, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Spain and Australia.

Portions of the proceeds from each show are donated to a local Parkinson’s organization.

Light of Day Ticket Information

Tickets can be purchased for all shows individually, including Bob’s Birthday Bash (events in Deal, Montclair, and New York City) are not included in any of the All-Access packages.

For more details on lineups, performance ticket packages, and shows with Free Admission, please visit

  • Former MLB Manager Clint Hurdle On the 2024 One Word Challenge

    Clint Hurdle is a former Major League Baseball player, coach, and manager who took the Colorado Rockies to the World Series in 2007.

    Now a special assistant to the General Manager (“Sometimes I’m more special than others,” Clint jokes) for the Rockies, Clint is one of the most positive people on the planet.

    A few years ago, Clint sent out an email that spoke of New Year’s Resolutions and the One Word Challenge. The idea is that instead of setting lofty goals that sound great (lose weight, work out every day, etc.) but are almost impossible to execute, pick one word as a kind of year-long mantra.

    I have a terrible time staying focused. Doing the Morning Jolt, that’s not always a bad thing because things are always fluid.

    There’s this song to talk about, and Florida Man’s daily antics, and then there are traffic reports to get to, plus sports.

    I don’t HAVE to focus on just one thing. In fact, I can’t focus on just one thing.

    At home?

    It’s a completely different story. The list of projects that often take forever to finish because I’m onto the next one would make for a nice mid-size novel.

    So in 2022, I decided to use the word “focus” for my One Word.

    Did it work?

    Sort of. But sometimes focusing on the word “focus” was a lot easier said than done.

    In 2023, I chose “finish” and I was surprised at just how easy it was to follow that.

    So when it came time to pick my 2024 word, I looked for synonyms for “finish” but I was coming up with words like “annihilate.”

    But I don’t want to destroy anything…I just want to get things done.

    To find out what my 2024 word is, and to find out what Clint’s word is, check out our conversation.

  • Rock N Ruff

    Hi Animal Loving Friends!

    Terrie Carr here with this week’s Rock N’ Ruff Rockstar Rescue!  And we are happy to have had a visit once again from our friends at The Gingerbread House Sanctuary and Rescue The Gingerbread House Rescue based out of Northern New Jersey who specialize in tiny dogs, small seniors and really love the Pekinese breed, and our friend Lynn Nixon came prepared with 5 awesome pups that need homes! First up, FRANKLIN a Papillon/Chihuahua mix who is so cute and cuddly!

    Franklin is 5 years old and is described by the rescue and his foster as…..

    “The sweetest little love bug. Franklin is a Velcro dog that LOVES being with his people. He is a great little companion and enjoys mild walks, sniffing in the yard, lounging around, and giving kisses. Mostly, he just wants to be glued to his people.

    He lives with other small breed pups in his foster home and is not interested in them. He is a good eater and goes potty outside. He does know how to use a potty pad if you have them down. He would be ok with teenagers and up no small kids due to his small size”

    Franklin would also love being the ONLY dog in the home as he is more bonded with people than dogs and can be a bit bossy with his toys, but this sweet, loving, good boy loves being held and being active and playing. He’s wonderful!

    Personally I couldn’t stop cuddling this awesome boy who was so comfortable with me loving him and also loved to run and play at the station! He’s a great little dude!

    Read all about the mission of The Gingerbread House here! The Gingerbread House Mission 

    Fill out an application – Gingerbread House Application

    The Gingerbread House Sanctuary & Rescue
    P.O. Box 312
    Wharton, NJ 07885

    For our full WDHA Rock N’ Ruff lineup – WDHA’s Rock N’ Ruff

    For Terrie Carr’s Rock N’ Ruff Roundtable – TC’s RNR Roundtable

    Check out Roger’s video and as always we thank you for your support and remind you to “Opt To Adopt”!


  • Coach Sheets' Ride In

    Jeremy Sheetinger is the head baseball coach at Georgia Gwinnett College where he led the Grizz Gang to the 2021 NAIA National Championship.

    These quick hits may, on the surface, be geared toward his fellow baseball coaches, but his motivational message can easily be applied to the classroom, workplace, and your personal relationships.

    This week, Coach Sheets talks about leaders always being in “evaluation mode” and how teams and organizations can go from good to great.

  • Local Look

    Looking for something fun to do in the area? Chris Swendeman has you covered with this week’s Local Look.

    There are always so many fun events happening in our local communities.  Check out what’s in store for this week in New Jersey.

    • If you’re into camping and the outdoors, then head over to Edison for the final day of the Garden State RV and camping show at the New Jersey Convention and Expo center. There will be the latest in recreational vehicles, trailers, camping supplies and so much more. The event runs today until 5 PM.  And more info can found at
    • The Jersey Shore Comic Book show will be kicking off the new year at the Toms River Elks Lodge today with their Cabin Fever Comic Book Show. The event runs from 10 AM to 4 PM with guests, artists and writers, vendors, collectibles and much more. Tickets are $5 and kids under twelve are free. Visit for more details.
    • And next weekend, the 26th and 27th Asbury park will be hosting the dead of winter paranormal investigation at the Paranormal Museum and Tower on Cookman Avenue. There will be a paranormal investigation, real ghost stories and much more. Visit for ticket information.


    And that’s your Local Look for this week on The Jersey Magazine.  If you’d like your event to be featured on The Local Look, you can email us at [email protected].  See you next week on 105.5 WDHA.

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