Chaz from Chaz & AJ in the Morning | Weekdays 5:30AM-10AM
What is your favorite spot in Connecticut?
Out in the woods at the project house or at my favorite neighborhood restaurant or pizza place.
How long have you worked for PLR? What was your first job here?
I started at WPLR as an intern in 1986. I became part time a year later and by 1989 I did the overnight show called Camp Overnight. September of 1990 I was promoted to night show where I hosted Camp Chaos until December of 1994 when I went off to do morning radio. I met AJ while doing radio on Long Island and returned to PLR in February of 2003 as the morning show.
What makes your station/show great?
WPLR has set the standard for rock radio for almost 50 years. Our show is an electronic town hall meeting held in a frat house. A breakfast table for 3 million every morning. The Tribe keeps it fresh and exciting.
Favorite band or artist of all time?
No true fan of music can say they have a favorite artist. My high school band was Van Halen. Loved them right up until Gary Cherone. (No offense Gary-just wasn’t a fit) I have a vast range of music genres in my library of over 10,000 songs.
What is the best concert you’ve ever seen?
The top spot is shared by the greatest 4 live performers to ever live:
Bruce Springsteen at Mohegan Sun, Paul McCartney at MetLife, Billy Joel at MSG and Frank Sinatra outside on the beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey in the mid 80’s. Nothing like hearing New York State of mind in New York City. Seeing Bruce in Jersey is in my bucket list.
TV show or Movie that you think someone should know about?
If you ever think you can get away with murder watch an episode or two of Forensic Files. For laughs watch “Get Smart” with Steve Carell from “The Office.” Why didn’t they make another 5 of them??? Apparently, I was the only one who loved it.
If you didn’t do radio, what would you do?
Navy Seal Sniper, Supreme Court Justice or Chef
A skill you wish you had but sadly don’t?
The ability to order healthy at a restaurant or not eat an entire large pizza…is that a skill?
If you are on death row and you have a final meal. What is it?
Lasagna from Nona Lucia in Watertown
Meatballs from Savin Rock Roasting in West Haven
Pizza from too many places.
Burger and Potato salad from Louis Lunch in New Haven
Limoncello cake from Brookside in Oxford.
But I’d die happy
Tell us one fun fact about yourself
My first car broke down so often that I had a cardboard sign I kept in the back seat that said “Broke down. Be back soon”