New Cranford Business: The MAX Challenge

January is a month of resolutions, and no resolution is probably made more often than promising to get in-shape. To help you keep that promise The MAX Challenge opened this month at 777 Walnut Avenue. Cranford Radio spoke with the franchise owner, Mike Wells about the business.

Hear about The MAX Challenge

Hugs for Brady Foundation


Mike Wells


Brennan Sweet: Associate Concertmaster of NJ Symphony Orchestra

One of Cranford’s musical gems is Brennan Sweet. Brennan has been the Associate Concertmaster for the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra since 1994. Listen as we hear a sample of his music and learn about his life as a musician.


Brennan Sweet

Hear interview with Brennan Sweet

Longer samples of Brennan’s music

Music featured is from recitals with Jenny Lin at First Lutheran Church in Montclair, NJ

Cranford Dramatic Club Presenting Spring Awakening



Jeffrey Fiorello


Jack Bender

While it’s won eight Tony awards, many theatergoers might not be familiar with Spring Awakening. It’s the latest offering from the Cranford Dramatic Club and will debut on Valentine’s Day, February 14. The director, Jeffrey Fiorello, and music director, Jack Bender talk with Cranford Radio about the play.

CDC’s Spring Awakening

Purchase tickets for Spring Awakeing

Decisions Near for Rahway River Flood Mitigation

Cranford, and other towns along the Rahway River, are awaiting word from the US Army Corps of Engineers on their preferred alternative for mitigating flooding.  Former Cranford Mayor, Dan Aschenbach, who serves as coordinator for the Mayors Council Rahway River Watershed Flood Control, and Leo Coakley, a water resources engineer with Hatch Mott MacDonald, talked about the council and mitigation steps being considered.

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Dan Aschenbach


Leo Coakley

Cranford’s Tom Kaminski: WCBS Newsradio 880 Helicopter Traffic Reporter (Part 3)

In the third, and final, part of my interview with WCBS Newsradio 880 helicopter traffic reporter Tom Kaminski, we talk about some of his most memorable moments in the air, including the morning of September 11, 2001.  Tom also talks about what it’s like flying over Cranford and offers a few tips for driving in this area.

Listen to interview with Tom Kaminski

Audio of Tom’s reports on 9/11

Thanks to WMSC, Montclair State University where this interview was recorded and to Don Swaim’s WCBS All-News 88 Appreciation Site.