Jeffrey M Andrulonis was born in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania and was raised in rural Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. He graduated Mansfield High School, joined the US Army Reserve, participated in the ROTC program at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, and served during the first Persian Gulf Conflict. He is a former Joint Board Chairman of the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters and currently serves the organization as a Director. He also represents the Commonwealth’s Radio stations on the Pennsylvania Emergency Communications Committee. Among many other organizations, Jeff is a member of the Motor Racing Network’s Radio Advisory Board, is a former President of the Kane (PA) Chamber of Commerce, Olean (NY) Rotary Club, and is also an active member of Bakerburg Community Church in Mainesburg, Pennsylvania.
Jeff began his Radio career at the age of 15 at WHGL AM/FM in Troy, Pennsylvania, where he ran the control board during Sunday morning church services. He also served as a night and weekend Disc Jockey (back when DJs still played 45s) before being promoted to News Director of WHGL at the age of 17. Jeff also served as a part-time General Assignment Reporter and Weekend News Anchor for WETM TV in Elmira, New York; WENY TV in Elmira, New York; and WYOU TV in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA. He also did reporting for ABC Radio and Television in New York during this time, including a live shot with the late Peter Jennings, covering a major prison riot at the Southport Correctional Facility in New York. Jeff covered the Southport Prison Riot for 44 consecutive hours for the ABC Information Network and also covered the Centralia Mine Fire, among other stories.
Jeff spent a year at Wiggle Radio in the Sunbury/Selinsgrove, PA, market. During this time, in an attempt to increase his personal income, he asked to learn how to sell Radio advertising. This transition from on-air work to sales and management was finalized when Jeff accepted an Account Executive position with WHP 580 and 97.3 The River in Harrisburg, PA, in 1992. He was promoted to Local Sales Manager before resigning in 1995 to found Colonial Radio Group, Inc.
In 1995, Colonial Radio Group purchased WFAI (now WFAY) Radio in Fayetteville, NC. Jeff also launched the Alltel Traffic Network (Fayetteville’s only helicopter traffic network). As of 2017, Colonial owns and operates Radio stations in Olean, NY; Bradford, PA; Fayetteville, NC; Myrtle Beach, SC, and Georgetown, SC.
Jeff and his wife, Christy, split their time between Jeff’s boyhood home, a farm in rural Tioga County, Pennsylvania, and their homes in Fayetteville and Myrtle Beach.