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Ron & Jen’s Great Escape, 3-9-2022 – Ron St. Pierre & Jen Brien

by Ron St. Pierre & Jen Brien, commentary


Hey friends! If you haven’t heard “Ron and Jen’s GREAT ESCAPE” IS now on the radio! We get to spend some time with you and talk real time issues once again. We are so grateful for this great opportunity! I’ve heard a lot of talk about how radio is going be extinct in the next few decades. How podcasts and other platforms like Spotify, iTunes and Satellite radio are killing it. 

I disagree (tho I do have satellite radio in MY car). There’s something special about local radio. Especially talk radio or radio shows in general. I listen to great radio shows from the 40’s and 50’s at night to decompress from the day and it really is “theater of the mind”.  It’s also a way to connect, stay informed, be entertained and a way to make your voice heard if you should want it to be. It’s also possible now to listen to a radio station anywhere in the world  on your phone  (imagine!), or computer, as stations have LIVE STREAMS which is the equivalent of turning on the radio and tuning to a station the old fashioned way. Technology! Just awesome! So, most of you will have to do that – LIVE STREAM our show from WADK.COM. from wherever you are anywhere in the world – even Guam! Last week was great! We had people listening from Northern California, Cape Cod, and down in Florida….even Canada! All because of LIVE STREAM! 

We hope you tune in and check out what we have to offer. You can hear us on Fridays 2-4pm locally at 1540AM, 101.1FM, and as I’ve said, live stream at WADK.COM.  I promise- you’ll laugh a little… and who doesn’t need THAT these days.



A recent poll says 31% of Americans would gladly ditch dinner foods for breakfast foods when the dinner bell rings. Here’s what we like to see on the table:

– Anything sweet and savory 48%

– Sweet 23%

– Savory 22%

– Eggs are the fav at 42%

– Omelets a close second at 37%

– Pancakes 36%

In Jen’s house growing up, bacon and eggs were a big treat at dinner… in Ron’s house it was pancakes!




A New York City Good Samaritan found a wallet in Times Square with $4 thousand bucks in it and handed it over to the police. Eduardo Martinez was walking through the Square on his way to work when he dropped his wallet loaded with cash. Understandably, Martinez raced back in a futile attempt to find the wallet when he was approached by two NYPD officers who, after verifying his ID, gave him back the wallet. Two questions… would YOU have returned the wallet? Second, what kind of a BRUGLIONE is walking around Times Square with 4 grand in his wallet?

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Ron St. Pierre is a veteran broadcaster whose career has spanned over four decades. Ron has programmed, performed on and managed WHJJ, WPRO, WWRX, 790 The Score in Providence, as well as WBZT and WKGR in West Palm Beach and WABC in New York City. Ron also anchored sports on WPRI Ch 12 in Providence. He is a member of both the Rhode Island Radio and Television and the City of Pawtucket Halls of Fame. He was born and raised in Pawtucket.

Jen Brien has over 20 years of radio broadcast experience having hosted shows on WPRO and WHJJ with Ron as well as her own shows on WRKO and WBZ in Boston, WXTK on Cape Cod and WHAM in Rochester, New York. Jen was born and raised in Woonsocket and served six years in the Army MP Canine Unit.

Hazel, Ron’s dog, makes regular appearances.

“Ron and Jen’s Great Escape” podcast, a more lighthearted look at the events happening around us, can be found on YouTube and wherever you get your podcasts, with new episodes premiering each Wednesday and listen to Ron and Jen’s Great Escape call in radio show Friday afternoons 2 til 4 on 101.1 FM, 1540 WADK and streaming everywhere on WADK.COM.