• Meet our Hot-Air Balloon Buffoon
    and The Balloony Tune!


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  • Chris Marino: The Hot-Air Balloon Buffoon Chris Marino: The Hot-Air Balloon Buffoon

    Born and raised in Paterson, NJ. A Montclair State University Graduate who majored in Communication Studies, Chris' career in radio includes stops in Sussex and Princeton, NJ, Hartford, New York City, Philadelphia, Miami and West Palm Beach, FL before becoming a proud resident of the Hudson Valley.

    Over the years in the Hudson Valley Chris has been on a few of our local stations, including 96.1 KissFM (Top 40), Q92 (AC) & Country 107.3 WRWD. Chris is the Senior Vice President for programming for the area and has made the jump back to Q92 on mornings, Marino in the Morning with Marissa. When Chris is on-air he enjoys everything life in the valley has to offer with his wife, and two sons growing sons.

  • Felicia Kirschner Meyer: The Balloony Tune Felicia Kirschner Meyer: The Balloony Tune

    Felicia was born and raised in the Hudson Valley! Felicia has spent almost 10 years with iHeart Hudson Valley helping to grow the various stations in the group. Not only is she Chris Marino's cohost, on Marino in the Morning on Q92, she is the area promotions director for Albany, NY, Poughkeepsie, NY and Sussex, NJ covering 17 stations in total!

    When she’s not giving away stuff that doesn’t belong to her and entertaining the masses, Felicia spends time with her husband, Ben, her rescue dog, Autumn, you will catch her volunteering in the community and enjoying everything that the Hudson Valley of New York has to offer!‚Äč Felicia is also an honoree of the Hudson Valley 40 Under 40 Mover and Shaker Award, part of the Hudson Valley Young Professionals advisory council, on the advisory council at Dutchess Country CTI BOCES, a board member of the Hyde Park Chamber and a proud Women of Impact for the American Heart Association!

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