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


4:18 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

CONTOURS: Sunday January 25, 2015

  • Mars Orbiter:  Dr.
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WNTI Highlights
10:34 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Bluegrass picking with Mipso on Melanie in the Morning

On January 19th, WNTI featured bluegrass picking with Mipso on Melanie in the Morning.  For more information on Mipso, visit their website at

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9:09 am
Fri January 16, 2015

CONTOURS: Bill Nutt interviews Dan Levinson from the Gypsy Jazz band Fete Manouche

  • Jazz at Centenary:  Bill Nutt interviews Dan Levinson from the Gypsy Jazz band Fete Manouche who will be appearing at Centenary Stage Co in the Lackland Center on Saturday January 24, 2015 in Hackettstown, NJ.
  • Centenary College History:  Melanie Thiel interviews Dr.
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9:07 am
Tue January 13, 2015

CONTOURS: Sunday January 11, 2015

  • Project Homeless Connect:  Melanie Thiel interviews Sarah Brelvi, Chief Professional Officer of the United Way of Northern New Jersey about Project Homeless Connect taking place on January 28, 2015 at two locations; Saints Philip & James Church in Phillipsburg, NJ and The American Legion in Hackettstown, NJ.  One day, one stop event to link people to services including housing, social services, legal services, food, clothing, and more.  Information available at

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11:36 am
Sat January 3, 2015

CONTOURS: Sunday January 4, 2015

  •   Stan Rubin:  Bill Nutt interviews Stan Rubin, band leader for the Benny Goodman tribute band performing at Centenary Performing Arts Guild for their January Jazz series on January 10, 2015.  Tickets and information available at
  • Michael Doucet:  Bill Nutt interviews Cajun musician Micahel Doucet about his upcoming performance at the Historic Blairstown Theatre on Saturday January 10, 2015.
  • Frank Vignola:  Bill Nutt interviews guitarist Frank Vignola about his show at the Sanctuary concert series in Chatham on Saturday January 10, 2015.
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