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

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Contours
10:32 am
Fri December 19, 2014

CONTOURS: Sunday December 21, 2014

  •   Fishbone:  Bill Nutt interviews Norwood Fisher from the Ska, Funk, R & B band Fishbone.  They are appearing at the Stanhope House Saturday November 27, 2014.
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Contours
10:29 am
Fri December 19, 2014

CONTOURS: Sunday December 28, 2014

  • Doo Wop Project:  Bill Nutt interviews former cast member of Jersey Boys, Dominic Scaglione about the Doo Wop Project show at MAYO Performing Arts Center in Morristown on January 10, 2015.
  • Theater at MAYO:  Bill Nutt interviews Mariah MacFarlane, star of Nice Work If You Can Get It at the MAYO Performing Arts Center in Morristown on January 15, 2015.
  • William Shatner:  Bill Nutt interviews the legendary actor William Shatner about his long career and upcoming performance at the MAYO Performing Arts Center in Morristown on January 9, 2015.

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Interviews
12:52 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Live Music Friday featuring Karen Kamenetsky on Melanie in the Morning

Karen Kamenetsky joined Mel Thiel in the WNTI studios on Friday December 12.  She played songs live from her new CD which is titled "With This Flame" and is comprised of all original Hanukkah songs.

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Contours
12:45 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

CONTOURS: Sunday December 14, 2014

  • Baking Bible:  Melanie Thiel interviews Rose Levy Beranbaum and Woody Wolston about Rose’s latest cookbook, the Baking Bible.
  • The Nutcracker:  Bill Nutt interviews Christine Taylor, executive director of the NJ Civic Youth Ballet about their annual production of the Nutcracker at the Lackland Center at Centenary College. 
  • Aztec Two-Step:  Melanie Thiel interviews Rex Fowler, one half of the folk duo Aztec Two-Step about their long career and upcoming shows in the area including the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe, PA on Saturday December 12, 2014.

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Contours
4:33 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

CONTOURS: Sunday December 7, 2014

  • Festival of Trees:  Melanie Thiel interviews Kevin Guyette of the ARC of Warren County about their annual Festival of Trees at Rossi Chevrolet in Washington, NJ.  The event is a fund raiser for the ARC and Abilities of Northern New Jersey.

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