About Us

 

Welcome to PARADELPHIA, the Delaware Valley’s source for the latest in strange news, hi-tech gadgets and studies of the unexplained from around the world!!

 


 

 

Rick Prewitt – Founder of Paradelphia, Host, Webmaster

Rick is a life-long resident of the South Jersey/Philly area and has been the host of Paradelphia Radio since it’s inception in October 2013. A graduate of Rowan University with a degree in Liberal Arts/Communications and The Connecticut School of Broadcasting where he studied various forms of writing and production of broadcast media, Rick has an interest in the paranormal that dates back to the 70s & 80s when he would religiously watch TV staples such as In Search Of and Unsolved Mysteries and devour Stephen King novels inside of a week. In Paradelphia, Rick has merged his love of broadcasting with his interest in the strange and supernatural and hopes to grow the brand into the “go to place for Delaware Valley residents to get their paranormal fix”.

You can follow Rick on Twitter @paradelphia or @rickprewitt

Follow the show on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/paradelphiaradio

 

 


 

Doug Hogate, Jr – Co-host, Founder of J.U.M.P.S. and Legend Trips investigator & researcher

Doug founded Jersey Unique Minds Paranormal Society (JUMPS) back in 2007 and has spent the past 7 years investigating some of the Delaware Valley’s most haunted locations.  An avid history buff, he also relishes the chance to research the history and the “why” of the haunting happening in each venue.

After appearing on Paradelphia last fall, Doug and show host Rick Prewitt have worked together on multiple investigations.  That also led Doug to be a frequent guest on the show and become an investigator with the site’s Legend Trips project.

In August of 2014, Doug officially joined Rick as the permanent co-host of the show.  Rick and Doug now host Paradelphia LIVE every Thursday night from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

You can follow Doug on Twitter @dhogatejr

You can ‘LIKE’ Doug on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/doughogatejr

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Jennabee Keen – Content Producer, On-Air Talent

Jennabee is a married, 23 year old who resides in the lovely town of Quinton, Nj. She is a devoted (but not your average) Christian which tends to sparks fun debates with Toxic Mike every once in a while on the show.Currently, Jennabee is working on her special needs education degree and works at a day program for adults with special needs, also is a volunteer cheer coach for the Salem City Midget Football Cobra cheerleaders. Jennabee who is also the sister of Co-host Doug Hogate, has joined his ghost hunting team JUMPS on many occasions and also has joined Rick & Doug in Legend Tripping in the past. She loves hearing people’s stories & experiences especially those that people would find “weird” or “out of the norm”. You can follow Jennabee on Instagram or Twitter @TheRealJennabee. For contact about the show, please email ParadelphiaAssistantJennabee@gmail.com

 


 

“Toxic” Mike Francolino – Producer, Radio Personality, Owner of Toxic Network

Nicknamed “Toxic Mike”, Mike Francolino is the founder and owner of Toxic Network Radio. In addition to producing and co-hosting various shows on the network, Mike also hosts a show dedicated to the punk rock genre called “Punch Drunk Punk” and and another highlighting underground rap/hip-hop artists called “Buried Alive”. A thinking mans skeptic, Mike often plays the foil to host Rick Prewitt during their lively and often times hilarious banter while discussing show topics ranging from ghosts to UFO’s to the latest hi-tech gadgets.

 


 

Desirae DePrince – Writer, Contributor of original fiction

Desirae has been writing short stories since the fifth grade. Always fascinated by the supernatural and all things dark, her stories tend to follow the same path. In eighth grade, Desirae was introduced to “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe, and has been infatuated with his work ever since. She is inspired by things that go bump in the night, people who experience strange happenings, and her own twisted mind.

 


 Kelly Roncace – Features writer/reporter for NJ.com, Gloucester County Times,  South Jersey Magazine, Legend Trips investigator & researcher and Paradelphia.com staff writer

Creator and writer of the weekly Paranormal Corner column in the South Jersey Times/NJ.com, Kelly also writes feature articles on varying topics for multiple media outlets in South Jersey. Kelly joined the Jersey Unique Minds Paranormal Society in 2012 and has highlighted their supernatural investigations in many of her articles. Kelly has also appeared multiple times on Paradelphia Radio and will be teaming up with Doug Hogate and Rick Prewitt in this site’s Legend Trips project as an investigator, researcher and correspondent.