Chaz & AJ in the Morning

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Connecticut's #1 Morning Show. Heard on 99.1 PLR and 95.9 The FOX. Hosts Chaz and AJ lead you through interviews, current events, and Dumbass News. Come here for a recap of the biggest stories of the day in Connecticut and pop culture.

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Friday, August 5: Flubbles, Scot Haney's Glamping, Celebrating Stupidity

* The flubble montage was, once again, bolstered by AJ's passion for 80's movies, and inability to remember the names of the actors he's talking about. (0:00)  Scot Haney from Channel 3 WFSB was on the phone to talk about the monkeypox vaccine, the rules of gay camping, and agreed to jump in with Chaz and AJ on an auction item for tonight's show at Stand Up for Vets. (5:58)  To celebrate stupidity, Chaz and AJ asked the Tribe to share one of the dumbest things they've ever done. Texting the wrong person, car stunts, throwing machetes and taking pictures of boogers all made the cut. (22:54)  Photo Credit: Getty Images/flyparade/iStock/Getty Images Plus

43m
Aug 05
Pod Pick: Boss Keith's Top 5 News Stories

* Not actual news, just the news he cares about. Chaz and AJ had Boss Keith back in studio for his Top 5 list, since his voice has finally recovered from a weekend of yelling. He shared all the necessary news in his life, about Dane Cook, Tom Brady, and dumb GPS people. 

8m
Aug 05
Pod Pick: Ashley's Wedding Anxiety

* Ashley and Erik are getting married! Saturday is the big day, so Alyssa Goggi will be filling in for her tomorrow morning. As soon as Alyssa showed up today to train, the anxiety took over for Ashley. Nervous laughter, crying, yelling and unintelligible noises all made appearances in her explanation for the final plans to be made. Her fiance, Erik eventually called in to help her relax, and could not have sounded calmer if he tried. 

29m
Aug 04
Thursday, August 4: Fighting Robo-Calls, Proof of BigFoot, Live Nation's Jimmy Koplik

* Attorney General William Tong was on the phone with Chaz and AJ to offer Ashley some tips for working through her wedding stress, and tip for all of us to avoid stress and scams from robo-calls. (0:00)   In Dumb Ass News, a woman in Ohio claims to have recorded proof of BigFoot. Chaz and AJ had the audio to share, and called Trapper Don to see if this sound was made by another animal. (14:44)  Attorney Norm Pattis was on the phone to talk about a recent cold case being solved through DNA testing and genealogy results. Norm was also asked about a client of his, Alex Jones, going viral for a snafu made by his other attorneys during yesterday's court proceedings. (21:20)  Live Nation's Jimmy Koplik called in to talk about last night's Earth, Wind and Fire show at the Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater. Jimmy also answered some Tribe questions about AC/DC and Randy Bachman. (34:38) Photo Credit: Getty Images/pabradyphoto/iStock/Getty Images Plus

44m
Aug 04
Pod Pick: AJ is Not Happy About the "Road House" Remake

* Chaz and AJ had movie critic Joe Meyers on the phone this morning to talk about the most underrated movies of all time. He mentioned "Road House," and that launched AJ into a rage about the reported remake starring Jake Gyllenhaal. 

9m
Aug 03
Wednesday, August 3: Guess What I'm Gargling, Ashley's Wedding Anxiety, Bruce Tickets

* "Guess What I'm Gargling" is a game AJ pitched to play on the air, less than 24 hours after the boss emailed the air staff about being more responsible with liquids in the studios. Either the game is very hard, or AJ didn't do it correctly, because no one was able to guess the song he was trying to sing. (0:00)  Ashley has been keeping a sharp eye on the weather forecast for Saturday, since that's the date of her wedding. Chaz and AJ asked how she's been handling the week, and her answer sounded a little like word vomit, mixed with all her anxiety. (14:50) Bruce Springsteen's Mohegan Sun show is sold out, and tickets on secondary sites are going for insane prices. Chaz and AJ were graciously offered a single pair of tickets to the show by Tom Cantone, the ONLY pair of tickets being given away for this show, anywhere. Tom and Mohegan Sun agreed to do this once they heard it would help local veterans, at the Stand Up for Vets event this Friday. (38:09) 

48m
Aug 03
Pod Pick: Speeding Stories, and a Crazy Car Accident

* Brian Averna was on the scene of a crazy car accident in New Haven yesterday, a car jumped a curb, a gate and a tree to land on top of a bunch of parked cars. Chaz and AJ were also taking speeding stories from the Tribe, after hearing about a Danbury man getting caught in New Hampshire traveling 160 mph.  Photo credit: Brian Averna 

19m
Aug 02
Tuesday, August 2: Police Training, Busted at 160 mph, the Bus Driver Shortage

* Sean Cassidy was in studio with Chaz and AJ to administer some physical tests, to see if they would be able to pass the police exam. (0:00)   Attorney Norm Pattis was on the phone to talk about the recent arrest in New Hampshire, a man from Danbury busted doing over 160 mph in his Corvette. (19:40)  There is a massive shortage of school bus drivers in Connecticut. Steve Gardner of All-Star Transportation was on, looking to fill some 1,000 positions. Plus, Sandy Hook's Fire Department has named their new chief, and he was on with Chaz and AJ to say hello and thank you. (32:18)  The owner/operator of a cat figuring museum was on the phone with Chaz and AJ this morning. Shawn Redner shared how their home became a museum, and cat rescue operation. (50:22) 

1h 1m
Aug 02
Pod Pick: Stand Up for Vets with Jim Florentine

* The Chaz and AJ Maritime Chevrolet Stand Up for Vets is this Friday night, headlined by Jim Florentine. Laurie Hollander was on from Help Our Military Heroes, as was Bob who is still waiting for AJ to pay up on an auction item from a few years ago. Plus, comedian Jim Florentine on the Will Smith apology, and the band he'd pick to play his private party if he won a lotto jackpot.  Photo credit: Dan Florentine 

31m
Aug 01
Monday, August 1: Losing Money, Financial Advisor on Lottery Jackpots, Hatchet Road Rage

* People lose money every day, sometimes a whole bunch at once. Chaz and AJ asked the Tribe to share their stories of losing money, and took an interesting call from a guy in East Haven (0:00)  One, single winner will claim the $1.3 billion Mega Millions jackpot. Chaz and AJ asked a real financial advisor how much advice you should take from viral articles on the internet. (5:21)   Crazy road rage in Wallingford! Chaz and AJ talked about the incident that started with someone honking their horn, and ended with some being threatened with a hatchet. (21:37)  Photo Credit: Getty Images/Vladimir Razguliaev/iStock/Getty Images Plus

31m
Aug 01
Pod Pick: Locked Up For Road Rage

* A local road rage story that Chaz and AJ covered in news, prompted a Tribe member to call in with a personal story. Brian admitted he spent nine months locked up because of the incident, after pulling the man through his driver's side window and mushing his face into the asphalt.  Image Credit: Antony Robinson / iStock / Getty Images Plus

8m
Jul 29
Friday, July 29: This Week's Flubbles; Another CT Bank Robbery; Trumbull Teen Makes It To "America's Got Talent"

* This week's Flubble montage was 100% AJ, as a prank. Did he even pick up on it? (0:00) * Comedian Pat Oates was in while Brian Foley called in to address yet another bank robbery in the state. Brian seemed very confident that the police had good information on a suspect, and that an arrest would be made very soon. (6:06) * Gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski was on to talk about the unacceptable conditions in some state prisons and correctional services buildings, specifically what he witnessed in Cheshire. (20:49) * Amanda Mammana is a Trumbull teen that went viral for her inspiring performance on "America's Got Talent." Amanda was on to talk about her decision to sing for a televised crowd, while dealing with a speech impediment. (35:02) Image Credit: tiero / iStock / Getty Images Plus

46m
Jul 29
Pod Pick: Jimmy Koplik On Summer Jam At Watkins Glen

* Live Nation's Jimmy Koplik was on to talk about the 49th anniversary of Summer Jam at Watkins Glen. The show was in the Guinness Book of World Records for "largest audience at a pop festival," with sets performed by The Grateful Dead, The Band, and The Allman Bros. Jimmy remembers how the idea first came to him as a 22-year-old, how Watkins Glen was decided as the setting, and why everyone was always naked backstage.  Image Courtest Of Jim Koplik

16m
Jul 28
Thursday, July 28: What The Interest Rate Hike Means For You; How You'd Spend The Mega Millions; The Tribe Impersonates AJ

* Kyle the teacher was on to try and explain in simple terms what yesterday's interest rate hike means for the average citizen. (0:00) * The Mega Millions jackpot is now officially over the BILLION dollar mark. How much would you actually get to keep if you won, and chose the lump sum option? Plus, how AJ would spend his days as the jackpot winner. (17:07) * Chaz asked the Tribe to call in and share their best impressions of AJ. (30:08) * Jimmy Koplik shared all the latest concert news, including the postponement of the Steve Miller show and Bruce Springsteen's Mohegan Sun show selling out. (40:10) Image Credit: Ralf Geithe / iStock / Getty Images Plus

48m
Jul 28
Pod Pick: Mark Boughton

* Are you leaving money on the table? Chaz and AJ had an old friend on to share the easy way you can snag some money from the state. The opportunity is gone by July 31, so Mark Boughton from the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services was on to share how to find out if you qualify. Image Credit: Stephen Nocera

16m
Jul 27
Wednesday, July 27: AJ Takes The Clothespin Challenge; The Dumb Thing That Sent You To The E.R.; Cpl. John Himan Shares His Story

* Corporal Josh Himan was on to talk about Stand Up for Vets, happening Friday, August 5, at Grassy Hill Country Club in Orange. In September of 2009, while in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, his Humvee ran over an IED. The blast ejected him from the vehicle and resulted in Josh sustaining a spinal cord injury that left him a quadriplegic.  (0:00)  * Chaz and AJ asked the Tribe about the dumb thing they did that sent them to the E.R. They got some great calls, and one horrifying story about a moth seeking sanctuary in someone's ear. (10:51) * AJ took on the Tribe's pop culture trivia questions, and for every wrong answer he stuck a clothespin somewhere on his face or body. (20:41) * Joe Meyers has really been enjoying the Paul Newman series on HBO Max, and then Chaz and AJ talked about the best/worst movies from 1979. (29:16)

45m
Jul 27
Pod Pick: New Haven PD Sgt. Paul Finch

* Sgt. Paul Finch with the New Haven Police Department is looking for recruits. The New Haven PD needs to fill about 80 vacated positions, and Chaz and AJ were both convinced they could complete and pass the physical portion of the exam.  Image Credit: NHPD Officer Reginald McGlotten

16m
Jul 26
Tuesday, July 26: Lt. Col. Dan Hampton; Whale Breaches Onto A Boat; Stump The Show

* Lt. Col. Dan Hampton (Ret.) was on to talk about his new book, "Valor." He wound up talking quite a bit about his own military career, 151 missions, but one in particular stuck out as he wasn't sure he'd make it back. (0:00) * Ethan from Sea Tow in Boston was on to talk about the viral video of a whale breaching the water and landing on a small boat. He's seen and responded to calls like this in the past, believe it or not! (12:05) * Dumb Ass News - A 15-foot snake killed it's owner, and almost everyone on the show feels like snakes are terrible pets. A Tribe member called in to defend pet snakes, but failed miserably when he shared a little too much information. (22:14) * Stump the Show is usually a sure-fire way for the Tribe to win tickets, but not today! AJ was the MVP, swatting down question after question with correct answers. (31:24)

36m
Jul 26
Pod Pick: Mitch Hallock

* Mitch Hallock, the King of the Nerds and creator of Connecticut's Terrificon was in studio to talk about the event happening this weekend! He's expecting at least 20,000 people to show up, and shared a story from a past event where a dead man was signing autographs. 

18m
Jul 25
Monday, July 25: The Increase Of Wrong-Way Drivers And Drag Races; Google's Becoming Too Self-Aware; Hamptons Mega-Mansion

* Connecticut State Police Sergeant Jeltema was on to talk about the rash of wrong-way drivers lately, and the crackdown on illegal street drag races. (0:00) * Steve Greenberg "The Gadget Guy" was on to talk about the story out of Google, where an engineer was fired after warning people about the artificial intelligence project getting too self-aware. (14:29) * Jonathan Carbutti was on to talk about the sale of a mega-mansion in the Hamptons, for $30 million. Chaz and AJ could not contain themselves while talking about the details of the property. (27:45) * Dumb Ass News - Of course, only in Florida. A woman tried selling teddy bears with a whip and a pitchfork. (45:09) * Image Credit: Brett_Hondow / iStock / Getty Images Plus

51m
Jul 25
Pod Pick: The Fastest "From Hired-To-Fired" Stories

* Chaz and AJ wanted to hear the Tribe's stories about getting fired, specifically the quickest turnaround from "hired" to "fired." Plenty of stories barely lasting a full day on the job, including a guy that lost his position for eating a single piece of penny-candy. 

25m
Jul 22
Friday, July 22: Bank Robberies In Connecticut; Comedian Tammy Pescatelli; Why Are There So Many Shark Attacks This Year

* Brian Foley was on to address the continuing trend of bank robberies in Connecticut. It seems there is a common thread to all of the recent occurrences, and then Vicki the bank teller was on to share a personal story about the time her bank was robbed at gunpoint. (0:00) * Comedian Tammy Pescatelli was in studio and wound up sharing stories about the terrible people known as "line cutters." There was a viral video from Disney World recently, and Tammy said she was nearly the main character in another line cutting fiasco from her trip there two weeks ago. (16:48) * Adventurer Forrest Galante called in to talk about the disturbing trend of shark attacks and sightings in the Northeast. (35:32) * The Flubble Montage! AJ was so embarrassed by this week's montage, he made a vow to go with a "minimal word policy" from now on. (42:17) Image Credit: Peter_Nile / iStock / Getty Images Plus

48m
Jul 22
Pod Pick: Jimmy Koplik With Springsteen Ticket Info

* Jimmy Koplik was on to share the most recent information about the 2023 Bruce Springsteen show, coming to the Mohegan Sun Arena. Tickets are on sale, only for verified fans, and there have been some questions about the process - so Jimmy did his best to explain how it worked for him.  Image Credit: REUTERS/Rebecca Cook RC

8m
Jul 21
Thursday, July 21: The $150M Jewelry Heist; How AJ Beats The Heat; Vietnam Veteran Michael Sulsona

* Brian Foley, former Connecticut police officer was on to talk about the $150 million jewelry heist. Brian seemed pretty sure he already knew how it all happened, and that was immediately supported by Paul, a former driver with an armored car company. (0:00) * It's all anyone is talking about this week, the heat, humidity and extreme temperatures. AJ believes he's found an effective way to fight the heat, and demonstrated live on the air. (19:04) * Vietnam veteran Michael Sulsona was on to share his story from the war, first heading over there shortly after turning 18-years-old. Sergeant Sulsona also made sure to shout out "Help Our Military Heroes," who recently helped him with a vehicle, and is looking forward to meeting everyone at the Chaz and AJ Stand Up for Vets on August 5. (27:36) * Jennifer Bimonte-Kelly joined Chaz and AJ with some Pepe's pizza, to talk about her family's history in New Haven, and joining the show for the Toy Drive. (45:41) Image Credit: megakunstfoto / iStock / Getty Images Plus

59m
Jul 21
Pod Pick: When Bees Attack

* Chaz and AJ asked the Tribe about being bitten by animals, since a guy in Philadelphia tried to pet a raccoon and got his leg chomped. Bees have been a nuisance for everyone, but they added a personal attack on Rob by targeting his bald spot.  Image Credit: Prompilove / iStock / Getty Images Plus

13m
Jul 20
Wednesday, July 20: Connecticut's 16 Marijuana Cultivators Were Approved; Avon PD's New Training; When Movie Critics Were Wrong

* Weed is legal now in Connecticut, and 16 cultivators have been granted the green light to start production. Chaz and AJ spoke with their weed guy, Joe LaChance, who explained that all of these places had to pay $3 million up front, before growing even a single plant. (0:00) * School shootings are terrifyingly commonplace in the United States, and one Connecticut town is not waiting around to be next. Avon PD Lt. John Schmalberger talked about the training the entire department will be doing, to avoid a situation like the one in Uvalde, Texas. (12:10) * Movie critics don't always get it right, and no one knows that better than movie critic Joe Meyers. He was on to share five examples of movies critics either loved or hated, only to be proven wrong. (20:43) Image Credit: SEASTOCK / iStock / Getty Images Plus

35m
Jul 20
Pod Pick: Sex In Public Places

* The Tribe called in the most public places they've had sex, sometimes even getting caught in the act. Chaz and AJ found a study that the happiest couples are having sex at least once a week.  Image Credit: AntonioGuillem / iStock / Getty Images Plus

15m
Jul 19
Tuesday, July 19: Preparing For The Heat Wave; Bank Robberies In Connecticut; The Worst National Anthem Performance

* Connecticut is preparing for a heat wave, so Chaz and AJ talked about the businesses that get the biggest boost during one. (0:00) * Attorney Norm Pattis was on to talk about bank robberies happening around the state, which apparently is far more common crime than anyone realized. The good news is, most of these crimes do wind up being solved. (11:34) * Last night's Home Run Derby was overshadowed on social media by intense criticism for the performer's rendition of the National Anthem. Chaz and AJ were both incensed by the audio. (26:42) Ian Astbury of the Cult was on to talk about the time he gave up an opportunity to portray Jim Morrison in a movie, and all of the conversations he had with the other members of the band during this time. (37:08) Image Credit: Marc Bruxelle / iStock / Getty Images Plus

52m
Jul 19
Pod Pick: TikTok Divorce Attorney Katie K. Leonard

* TikToker Katie K. Leonard was on to share some of the wild characters she's experienced as a divorce attorney. She shared the gross details of "diaper baby," and then told her favorite story of all time.  Image Credit: Patrick Marcigliano (Courtesy Katie K. Leonard)

18m
Jul 18
Monday, July 18: Why You Got Kicked Out Of A Concert; How Connecticut's Drought Affects Farmers; Comedian Adam Carolla

* Chaz and AJ asked the Tribe about getting kicked out of concerts, and in the middle of some great stories took a call from "Cowboy Cal." He claimed to be a big fan of Chaz and AJ, but didn't seem to recognize that he was talking to them. (0:00) * Jim Smith is a local farmer, and was on explain how devastating droughts can be for farmers. Who knew so much work went into getting a gallon of milk to the stores? (8:51) * TikToker Katie K. Leonard was on to share some of the wild characters she's experienced as a divorce attorney. She shared the gross details of "diaper baby," and then told her favorite story of all time. (22:32) * Comedian Adam Carolla was on to talk about his new book of advice. Adam believes he's uncovered the answer for why we never see a man sitting on the back of a motorcycle, while a woman is driving. (41:05) Image Credit: Taglass / iStock / Getty Images Plus

48m
Jul 18