Melanie Thiel

WNTI Management / Development Director

Mornings With Melanie  / Contours

It's been a long journey for me at WNTI. First starting out as a listener in the 1980's and now being part of management for the station and an employee of Centenary College. My passion for music started right from birth. My father was a drummer in a weekend band and my mother a dance instructor. I also have a brother and several aunts and uncles who were professional musicians so I guess it was just natural for me to end up in this business.

I host the Mornings with Melanie show from 6:00 - 9:00 am Monday through Friday and am also the Executive Producer and Host of Contours, WNTI's weekly issues and arts radio magazine.

Being involved with WNTI has opened a whole new world for me from interviewing musicians famous and not so famous to being the master of ceremonies on stage in front of over 5000 festival goers. I wouldn't trade my job for any other job in the world and when I'm old and grey, I'll show off my pictures and tell my stories to my grandchildren!

Mornings With Melanie hosted by Melanie Thiel is a production of WNTI and airs Mondays through Fridays 6 - 9 am Eastern Time U.S. - 91.9 FM

Contours hosted by Melanie Thiel (and Executive Producer) is a production of WNTI and airs Sundays 9-10 AM Eastern Time U.S. - 91.9 FM or Online


9:59 am
Wed November 26, 2014

CONTOURS: Sunday November 30, 2014

  •  Financial advice:  Melanie Thiel interviews Ed Kovac from Playball Financial about the 72T Substantially Equal Periodic Payment from your IRA and how you could benefit from these payments up to age 59 and 1/2 .
  •  A Christmas Carol:  Bill Nutt interviews Amy Hovell about the radio play version of A Christmas Carol at the Historic Blairstown Theatre running December 19-21, 2014.
  •  Micky Dolenz:  Melanie Thiel interviews Micky Dolenz from the 1960’s TV show/band the Monkees.  Dolenz is performing his Christmas show at the Musikfest Café in Bethlehem, P
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3:03 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

CONTOURS: SUNDAY November 23, 2014

  • Festival of Trees:  Melanie Thiel interviews Kevin Guyette from the ARC of Warren County about the annual Festival of Trees fundraiser at Rossi Chevrolet in Washington, NJ. The event is December 11, 2014 and proceeds benefit the ARC of Warren and Abilities of Northwest Jersey, Inc.

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10:32 am
Wed November 12, 2014

CONTOURS: Sunday November 16, 2014

  • Peter Pan:  Bill Nutt interviews Centenary Performing Arts Guild about their production of Peter Pan taking place at Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ in November. 
  • Jim Weider:  Melanie Thiel interviews musician Jim Weider, member of The Band and Project Percolator.  The Weight, music of The Band will be performing at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on November 21, 2014.
  • Micky Dolenz:  Melanie Thiel interviews entertainer Micky Dolenz about his upcoming Christmas show at the Musikfest Café in Bethlehem, PA on December 12, 2014.  Dolenz is one of the origin
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11:12 am
Thu November 6, 2014

CONTOURS: Sunday, November 9, 2014

Andrea Kirchuk and Norman Worth of the Hackettstown Rotary Club
  • Thanksgiving Food Drive: William Little interviews Norman Worth and Bob Eberle about a food drive to help those less fortunate during Thanksgiving.

  • Project One Step: Melanie Thiel interviews Dave Bechtel about an upcoming concert with Project One Step.
  • Jim Kweskin: Bill Nutt talks with Jim Kweskin about his upcoming performance.

Contours is a production of WNTI and airs Sundays at 9:00am with a re-broadcast on the web:

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WNTI Highlights
10:57 am
Mon November 3, 2014

WNTI’s November 1st concert was a huge success!

WNTI’s November 1st concert was a huge success!  Enjoy some pictures and thank you to everyone involved!