Dr. Todd Allen Talks Civil Rights, Faith, Education, Politics & COVID-19 On AMBC

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it sure does rhyme.”

That quote, while disputed in origin of claim (most say it’s Mark Twain), was the focal point of the conversation between Dr. Todd Allen, communication professor and special assistant to the president at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, and Matt Drzik, host of A.M. Beaver County on March 24.

The two Geneva College graduates and Beaver Falls alumni spoke about how the current coronavirus pandemic is having an effect on college education, the role of race in the 2020 election, Dr. Allen’s continued teaching of values and history regarding civil rights, and the role of faith in everyday life.

To listen to the full interview, click on the player below!

Beaver Valley Choral Society Set For Lenten Concerts, Celebrating 100 Years In 2020

Few people and institutions get to share in the glory of turning 100. Even fewer get to do so in such a glorious and busy fashion.

The Beaver Valley Choral Society is one of them.

BVCS Associate Director Sharon Burchill & BVCS President Lee Pfeifer joined Matt Drzik on A.M. Beaver County to discuss the upcoming schedule for the Choral Society, beginning with their Lenten/Easter series of shows entitled “Depth Of Mercy”. Shows begin March 28, and the full schedule can be viewed on their website.

The two also announced the return of the BVCS Summer Academy held at (and in conjunction with) the Rochester Area School District. The Academy gives students a chance to take a crash course in vocal performance, instrumental jazz, music technology, and more. Full details can be seen here.

And if that wasn’t busy enough, the Choral Society is heading to New York City for 5 days in November, as they were selected by Distinguished Concerts International New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall on November 16. Lee & Sharon talk about how the BVCS is honored to have this performance, one that will require several days of practice before the performance with full orchestra.

To hear the full conversation, click on the player below!

The 6 C’s & The 3 P’s: Pastor Larry Bettencourt Returns To People Purpose Planet

“What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him?” -James 2:14

For the second month in a row, Pastor Larry Bettencourt of Champion Life Church in Chippewa, joined Dr. Pete Birchler from The Chiropractic Health Center in Chippewa and AM Beaver County host Matt Drzik to discuss the pastor’s ongoing mission in faith, highlighted by his 6 “C’s” of Champion Life’s message of works and worship. The trio also discussed the statement of “everyone is a Champion”, the connections and projects that Champion Life helps and assists with in Beaver County, the logic of helping your neighbor locally before globally…and even the purpose of using a website in the era of social media.

To watch the full interview, click on the Facebook feed below!

Beaver County Radio Giving 10 Winners a Free Primanti Sandwich Once a Week for a Year!!!!


                                        “Almost Famous” trivia contest”

                                               March 2 – March 6, 2020

(Beaver Falls, Pa,) During this week March 2-6, 2020,  Beaver County Radio listeners will have the chance to call in live on the air and answer trivia questions about local Beaver County people and events that are, well, Almost, but not quite, famous. It’s all part of Primanti Bros. “Almost Famous in Beaver County” contest. Correct answers will be automatically registered for a prize giveaway courtesy of the New Primanti Bros. in Center Township.  

1230/WBVP, 1460/WMBA and 99.3 F.M will give away 10 Coupon Books good for one FREE SANDWICH per week for the next year – Nearly $400 in value! Good at the new Primanti Bros. location in Center Township (Wal Mart Plaza).

You will have two opportunities to register each day during AM Beaver County with Matt Drzik, Teleforum with Frank Sparks, and then once during Yankee Trader with Diane Brosius. There will be a total of 25 finalists for the ten grand prizes. The ten grand prize winners will be announced Saturday March 7, 2020 during Beaver County Radio’s Live Broadcast at Primanti Bros in Center Twp.

When you hear an Almost, but not quite, famous trivia question on Beaver County Radio call 724-843-1888 or 724-774-1888. The first person with the correct answer will become one of the 25 finalist for the grand prize.

Almost Famous in Beaver County Trivia is presented by the new Almost Famous, Always fresh, Primanti Bros. In Center Township. Click on the logo below for more information about Primanti Bros. 

For Complete Beaver County Radio Contest Rules go to: https://beavercountyradio.com/contest-rules/


Beaver County Radio Is Now Streaming 24 Hours A Day Via Beavercountyradio.com


(Beaver Falls, PA) Beaver County Radio officials announce the addition of new cutting edge streaming technology.

At  a staff luncheon held in the WBVP/WMBA and 99.3 F.M. headquarters in Beaver Falls, PCoverrogram Director, Frank Sparks, stole the show when he stood up and made a brief speech, and then clicked a play button on his smartphone. Instantaneously, the room was filled with a crystal clear audio stream from the popular Beaver County Radio stations.  Just a few minutes earlier, the final details had been taken care of to enable WBVP, WMBA and 99.3 F.M. to commence with full time audio streaming over the internet.

Beaver County Radio has a tradition that is 72 years long and  now we are making it even easier for you to stay  informed in Beaver County and to take Beaver County Radio wherever you go.  At 12 noon on Friday February 28, 2020 Beaver County Radio started streaming via beavercountyradio.com.

In August of 2019 we added a new FM station, 99.3 FM, to our line-up and now we are making it even easier for you to listen to Beaver County Radio. In the coming weeks you will also be able to download our App via the Google Play Store, the Apple Store, and Alexa.

Program Director, Frank Sparks told Beaver County Radio news that this has been a project that  he and other staffers were excited to work on and bring to the citizens of Beaver County and around the world! Sparks also said this is huge because Beaver Countians who have moved throughout the United States and also the snow birds who go south for the winter can now keep up with what’s going on in the County and Surrounding area. Sparks said Beaver County Radio will now be streaming 24 hours a day.

Click the Listen Live button above to listen to what is on the air now on Beaver County Radio.


VIDEO: Jones & Kunselman Discusses The In & Out Of Home Rule Charter

As has been reported, the city of Beaver Falls is adding a question to the April Primary ballots allowing to assemble a citizen-led commission to go through the ins and outs of home-rule charter for the possible future switch of government from third-class to home-rule charter.

The men leading the public awareness behind it, City Manager Charles Jones and Financial Manager Kevin Kunselman, joined Matt Drzik on Beaver County Radio to talk about the advantages of home rule charter, the disadvantages of the alternative of Act 47, and clearing up some discrepancies in regard to what had been reported.

To watch the FULL interview, click on the Facebook feed below!

Larry Bettencourt Of Champion Life Church Is February Focus Of “People Purpose Planet”

What does it truly mean to be “causal”?

That and several other different questions in regards to vocation and worship were asked and answered in the February 2020 edition of “People Purpose Planet”, presented by The Chiropractic Health Center in Chippewa.

This month’s guest, Pastor Larry Bettencourt of Champion Life Church in Chippewa, joined Dr. Pete Birchler from the CHC and AM Beaver County host Matt Drzik (after a slight delay) to talk about his brand of faith and worship. Pastor Larry spoke about how he feels worshipers need to “come as they are”, the idea of being “fake” when it comes to presenting yourself before the Lord, and the logistics of making Champion Life a permanent facility.

To watch the full interview, click on the Facebook feed below!

“Steel City Kitties” Cat Show Comes To The Willows February 8 & 9

Beaver County is about to find out who the Top Cat is.

Steel City Kitties is moving their annual cat show to the Willows Event Center in Industry, taking place this Saturday & Sunday (February 8-9) from 9-4 each day.

SCK secretary Marilyn McBane joined Matt Drzik on A.M. Beaver County to discuss this year’s show, including the range of cat breeds that will be on display, the rules and regulations for the contest, the various booths that will be provided by different county organizations and merchants, and the reasons that the show is moving from Monroeville to Beaver County.

For more info on Steel City Kitties and their 2020 show, visit their site by clicking here.

To listen to the full interview, click on the player below!

BF Business District Authority To Hold First Chili “Walk-Off” On January 25

Usually it’s the chefs of the world cooking up the chili to compete against each other in chili cook-offs. But this time it’s not the restaurants, bars, and caterers serving up the saucy delight…rather, it’s the local thrift stores, clothing stores and even the local radio stations displaying the results of their recipes.

The Beaver Falls Business District Authority is holding its first ever Chili Walk-Off from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, January 25. Twelve different businesses in the city (including Beaver County Radio) will be presenting their chili for those to try and vote on. Each business will have voting at its location, and those who vote will be eligible for gift cards from these businesses.

District Authority board members Brenda Mellan & Denise Molchen-Donnelly joined Matt Drzik on A.M. Beaver County to talk about the Walk-Off, how it all came about, and what to expect. They also talked about the upcoming events that the District Authority is holding, how one can become a member, and the hopes to fill the vacant buildings within the city.

To listen to the full interview, click on the player below!