AUDIO: BCOA Apprise Program Helps Seniors With Medicare Open Enrollment

With the 2020 Medicare Open Enrollment season approaching, seniors might be wondering what they may need to do in order to apply for (or renew) their healthcare package.

Kathy Miller and Joanne McDermitt from the Beaver County Office On Aging joined Matt Drzik on A.M. Beaver County to discuss the 2020 Medicare Open Enrollment program, as well as how the BCOA’s Apprise Program can help seniors with any questions they may have as far as healthcare or insurance for their current or future enrollment. Kathy & Joanne answered several questions in regards to Advanced Programs and the Apprise program during their time on A.M. Beaver County.

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

VIDEO: NCSAA Director Nate Hartman Joins Dr. Pete Birchler For “People Purpose Planet”

With school back in full swing, sports are also back in full swing at schools of different backgrounds: public, private, charter, Christian-based, etc. And the continuing development of the latter of those became the focus of the September edition of “People Purpose Planet”.

Nate Hartman is the founder and director of the National Christian School Athletic Association (NCSAA), and he joined Dr. Peter Birchler from the Chiropractic Health Center on A.M. Beaver County along with show host Matt Drzik. Hartman spoke of what inspired him to start the NCSAA (headquartered in Beaver Falls), the purpose of bringing together and improving the Christian athletes & coaches that compete in these schools, and the values that they reinforce through daily practice and effort.

The NCSAA will be hosting their 7th annual 5K Run/Walk on September 14 at 9:00 AM with registration beginning at 7:30. More details about the run can be found here.

To watch the September edition of “People Purpose Planet”, check out the Facebook feed below!

Al’s Corner Celebrates Football Season With Tailgate Party

Football, food, free stuff…just a few F-words that everyone can agree on.

Such was the case at Al’s Corner on September 6, where Rachel and the crew joined up with Frank Sparks and Matt Drzik to host their annual tailgate party at the corner of Routes 18 & 351 in Koppel. Al’s had the grill going with burgers, hot dogs and sausage, while inside customers could get their hands on some fresh fish and homemade macaroni and cheese. Frank and Matt had the prize wheel going throughout the lunch rush, with several winners going home with prizes courtesy of Al’s Corner.

If you want a look, check out the photos below!

Tailgate Party at Al’s Corner Friday September 6, 2019 from 11- 1 pm.

(Koppel, Pa) FOOTBALL SEASON IS HERE AND THAT MEANS IT’S TAILGATE PARTY
SEASON. COME OUT TO AL’S CORNER IN KOPPEL THIS FRIDAY
SEPTEMBER THE SIXTH FOR A TAILGATE PARTY AL’S CORNER STYLE.
FRANK SPARKS AND MATT DRZIK WILL HOST A LIVE BROADCAST
TAILGATE PARTY AT AL’S CORNER FROM ELEVEN TO ONE. RACHEL WILL
HAVE THE GRILL FIRED UP AND THE SIDE DISHES READY. THE BEAVER
COUNTY RADIO PRIZE VAN WILL BE THERE ALONG WITH THE
PERSONALITY PRIZE WHEEL. TURNERS DAIRY  WILL HAVE THEIR ANTIQUE
CAR THERE AND THEY WILL ALSO BE HANDING OUT FREE ICE TEA. SO
PUT ON YOUR FAVORITE TEAMS GEAR AND HEAD TO AL’S THIS FRIDAY
FOR AL’S TAILGATE PARTY AND MAYBE YOU CAN BE A WINNER.

AUDIO: Presidential Nominee Dr. Jerome Segal Talks Bread & Roses Socialism With Matt Drzik On A.M. Beaver County

Usually when there’s a presidential election on the horizon in the United States, a certain segment of the population will express a jaded apathy towards the two-party system, and perhaps give nod to a new idealism that doesn’t constantly beckon towards the status quo.

Enter Dr. Jerome Segal, a 75-year old philosopher and leader of the Bread & Roses party, a socialist party dedicated to the utopian possibilities for the average American. One that echoes the sentiment, as Segal put it, that “nobody ever died wishing they spent more time at the office”.

He put it as such in a phone interview with Matt Drzik on A.M. Beaver County, where Dr. Segal talked about the necessity for the American individual to become more invested in the stocks and trades of the corporate system, how fear is a destructive force in today’s America, and his 20-year plan for culture change towards each American being in solid (if not comfortable) financial standing.

More information about Dr. Segal’s campaign can be found here.

To listen to the interview with Dr. Jerome Segal, click on the player below.

The 24th Annual Good Samaritan Parish Festival Begins August 29

It’s a cavalcade of music, food, worship, and fun…just as it has been for nearly a quarter-century.

The Good Samaritan Parish Festival returns to Ambridge for Labor Day Weekend, and Rose Filipponi and Leah Lesak gave a preview of the weekend’s festivities on A.M. Beaver County with Matt Drzik. The four-day festival includes live entertainment, homemade meals, snacks, and desserts…and the famous polka mass on Saturday night. Plus there will be a dance floor, prize giveaways, and an hourly 50/50.

A full list of what to expect from the 24th Annual Good Samaritan Parish festival can be viewed here.

To listen to the interview with Rose, Leah, and Matt…click on the player below!

Opening Night of the Big Knob Fair Live Radio Broadcast

(New Sewickley Twp.) It was opening night of the annual Big Knob Fair and Beaver County Radio’s Frank Sparks and Matt Drzik were there covering opening ceremonies and doing a live broadcast on 1230 WBVP, 1460 WMBA, and the all new 99.3 FM.

It was a cool overcast evening but that did not deter the crowds from coming out for opening ceremonies which feature the Freedom High School Marching Band. The Band started the night by playing the national anthem. After the anthem they played a few songs that are featured in their half time show during the Freedom Bulldog football games. After the Bill Steel from the Big Knob Grange started the opening festivities as he introduced some of the dignitaries from the area who showed up to celebrate the opening of the fair. After Senator Elder Vogel spoke Beaver County Commissioners Chairman issued a proclamation to Bill and the Big Knob Grange from the County Commissioners. Fair goers then heard from Pa. State Rep. Jim Marshall and Beaver County Commissioners Tony Amadio and Sandie Egley.

The famous Beaver County Radio prize van also made an appearance as did the Beaver County Radio Personality Prize Wheel.  The crowd was entertained by opening night performers the Hat Trick Band there were Tractor Pulls The Big Knob Fair runs daily thru this Saturday August 31, 2019.

Check out all of the pictures of the fun at the fair below……

Bill Steel Talks About The 77th Annual Big Knob Fair

For 77 years, Beaver County residents of all ages have descended upon the Big Knob Grange in New Sewickley Township for the annual end-of-summer tradition of the Big Knob Fair. And as the 77th edition sets to kick off to the public on August 27th, it looks like there won’t be much change in that regard.

Bill Steel, who heads the Big Knob Fair Committee, joined Matt Drzik on A.M. Beaver County to discuss the grand traditions that are coming back–such as the homemade cooking, livestock sale, and the opening ceremonies on Tuesday–as well as the things one may not have been aware of, such as the wine competition and the (new) kids’ demolition derby.

For more information on this year’s event, check out their website here. Beaver County Radio will be broadcasting live from 6 until 8 on Opening Night this Tuesday.

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

Deb Gray Talks Job Searching & Business Growth On A.M. Beaver County

Every day in Beaver County (and across America), people are looking to become employees, employees are looking to advance towards the top, and those at the top are looking to better their product. Express Employment Professionals–with locations in Monaca and Robinson Township–seek to help those who want to make those steps forward.

Deb Gray, the owner of Express Employment Professionals, came on A.M. Beaver County to discuss the current nature of the Beaver County job market and what her business hopes to accomplish in helping businesses and employers. She talked about the things that workers need to do in order to advance, such as (but not limited to) patience, the willingness to adapt, and honesty.

To check the full interview, click on the Facebook live feed below!