Joe Loverro


Weekday Mornings
6 - 9am

Friday Night Gold

7pm - Midnight

Joe's Q & A

Where were you born? Philadelphia PA

First radio gig? WIFI 92.5 Philadelphia, AOR

Favorite Hobby/Pastime? Astronomy, Railroads

Favorite Food(s): Italian, BBQ

If you could have one superpower, what would it be, and why? Ultimate wisdom. Is that a superpower? Know it all, always make the right choice. See through anything. beats all others hands down.

One song that's the anthem to your life? With A Little Help From My Friends-Beatles.

Favorite band and/or songs growing up? Beatles, Stones, CCR.

What are some of the stations/cities where you've worked before coming to Rip 97.9? WIFI,Philly, WGNA & WPTR Albany, WLDB Atlantic City, WHN NYC, KOME 98.5 San Jose CA, WDOT Burlington VT, WTTM Trenton NJ, WABK 104.3 Augusta ME, WRVT 97.1 Rutland VT, WHIM Providence RI.

Coolest / funniest / weirdest moment of your radio career so far? Coolest has to be the woman who told me she was so despondent, she thought of ending it all, but my voice and sense of humor on the radio was the single thing that changed her mind, and got her through it. (this was at WQQQ).

A funny thing was a trivia contest where the question was "name a candy bar that was named for a presidents daughter". A woman called and said "Chunky". I asked what president's daughter, to which she replied "Teddy Roosevelt." This little interaction blossomed into a fake commercial for Chunky Roosevelt Candybars, and even artwork by one of our interns. Of course the real answer was "Baby Ruth".

Then there was the time at WLDB in Atlantic City, when the audio board caught fire while I was on air. I ran to the kitchen area, grabbed a bucket, filled it with water, and tossed it onto the board, which put out the fire!

If they made a movie about you, what actor would you like to play you? Jack Nicholson (older), James Roday (younger).

Famous person (living or dead) you'd most like to have dinner with? Jesus, Leonardo DaVinci, Ben Franklin. Throw in Bruce Willis. What a dinner conversation.

What's your #1 pet peeve? Meanness.

Whom do you admire the most? My dad..

Dog or Cat? Other Critters? Dogs. Lucky, Ziggy and Lacey, all Bichons, in the last 10 years.