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


WNTI Highlights
8:32 am
Tue February 24, 2015

Denny Tilton comes back to WNTI with the Dawnbird

Air date:  Friday February 20, 2015

Denny Tilton came back to WNTI with the Dawnbird to play some early morning tunes for the listeners. 

For more informaiton on Denny Tilton's music, visit

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2:35 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

CONTOURS: Sunday February 22, 2015

  • Black Maria Film Festival:  Melanie Thiel interviews Professor of Film at Centenary College, Boris Gavrilovic about the upcoming Black Maria Film Festival to be shown at Centenary College Wednesday March 11, 2015 in the Sitnik Theater.
  • UFO Report:  Dr.
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9:17 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Contours Air Date: Sunday February 15, 2015

  • Free Tax Preparation:  Melanie Thiel interviews Sarah Brelvi, Chief Professional Officer of United Way of Northern New Jersey about free tax preparation for incomes lower than $50,000.00 in every county in the state of New Jersey.  Information is available at to find a site and schedule an appointment.
  • Winter Injuries:  Melanie Thiel interviews Dr. James Fedich from Village Family Chiropractic about the proper way to shovel snow without injuring your back.  Dr.
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12:31 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

CONTOURS: Sunday February 8, 2015

  • Centenary Stage Company:  Bill Nutt interviews Playwright Joni Fritz about “In The Car With Blossom and June”  at the Centenary Stage Company, Lackland Center, Hackettstown, NJ opening February 20, 2015.  Information available at
  • Stomp!:  Bill Nutt interviews Jeremy Price, cast member in Stomp!
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WNTI Local
3:10 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

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