BREAKING NEWS!!!!! Pens -Blue Jackets Series starts Wednesday night.

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets will begin their first round NHL playoff series Wednesday evening at PPG Paints Arena at 7:30 PM.  Game two is scheduled at PPG Paints arena for Friday night also at 7:30.

Here is the complete series schedule:

  • Game 1  Wednesday, April 12 7:30 p.m. PPG Paints Arena
  • Game 2  Friday, April 14 7:00 p.m. PPG Paints Arena
  • Game 3  Sunday, April 16 6:00 p.m. Nationwide Arena
  • Game 4  Tuesday, April 18 7:30 p.m. Nationwide Arena
  • Game 5 (if necessary)  Thursday, April 20  PPG Paints Arena
  • Game 6 (if necessary)  Sunday, April 23  Nationwide Arena
  • Game 7 (if necessary)  Tuesday, April 25  PPG Paints Arena

Penguins 7, Devils 4

The Pittsburgh Penguins clinched home ice for the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 7-4 win over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night at the Prudential Center. The Penguins won their 50th game of the season, reaching the mark for the first time since 2014. Coincedentally, their first round opponent in 2014 is the same as it will be this year: Columbus.

Tune in to AM Beaver County for further discussion and highlights with Matt Drzik and Pat Septak, beginning at 6:30.

State Representative Aaron Bernstine Returns To A.M. Beaver County

District 10 Representative Aaron Bernstine joined Matt Drzik on AM Beaver County on Thursday morning to discuss his recent successes and challenges in state legislation, including bills involving using lottery winnings to pay due back taxes, and mandatory minimum sentences for criminals in Pennsylvania.

Bernstine will be holding a series of town meetings next week throughout his District (Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence Counties). For a schedule of meetings, click here.

To hear today’s interview in full below, click the media players below!

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Geneva College Presents “In The Mood XXII” on April 8

“Big Band Music Returns!”

The Geneva College Jazz Band presents their annual performance of music from the Big Band era on April 8th at John White Chapel, on the campus of Geneva College. Director Don Kephart sat down with Matt Drzik on A.M. Beaver County on Wednesday Morning (4/5) to discuss some of the details of this year’s show. If you missed it this morning, click on the players below to hear this morning’s interview IN FULL!

If you’d like tickets to this year’s concert, tickets will be available at the show at $7 for adults and $3 for students. You can also reserve seats by calling the Geneva College Music Department at 724-847-6660.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

2017 Beaver County Maple Syrup Festival Day 2

The weather was great for day 2 of the 40th Beaver County Maple Syrup Festival. People came out by the hundreds to fill their bellies with some great pancakes. 1230 WBVP and 1460 WMBA did a live broadcast live from Brady’s Run Park.  The line was long for the Personality Prize wheel and kept Frank Sparks and Matt Drzik busy throughout the day.

Ryan Matsook Resigns As Beaver Falls Football Coach

Beaver Falls football head coach Ryan Matsook has resigned. Matsook released a statement on his Twitter account earlier this evening, thanking the players that he had the opportunity to coach over his 11-year tenure.

Matsook took over the head coaching position at Beaver Falls in 2006, leading the Tigers to the 3A PIAA Championship this past season.

Tune in to A.M. Beaver County with Matt Drzik and Pat Septak tomorrow morning at 6:30 for more details and dicussion on this development.

Archie Miller, Indiana Hoosiers new coach

One of Beaver Counties favorite sons, Blackhawk native, Archie Miler has been hired as the new coach of the University of Indiana men’s basketball team. The deal announced on Saturday  is for seven years. Tune into Matt Drzik and A.M. Beaver County Monday morning, March 27, 2017 for more on Archie’s hiring.  A.M. Beaver County is on the air from 6 to 9 a.m. Monday thru Friday on 1230/WBVP and 1460 WMBA.

Kate Lowery and Chief John DeLuca on Teleforum Friday March 24, 2017

Kate Lowery from Beaver County Behavioral Health and Beaver Falls Police Chief John DeLuca were guests of guest host Frank Sparks on Teleforum on Friday morning, March 24,2017.

Kate talked more about the complex issue surrounding Beaver County contracting with Gateway Rehabilitation Center for rehab services. Kate explained that there are many types of rehabilitation services that the county requires and Gateway does not offer some of the services. Kate explained that the services that Gateway does offer that the county could utilize are at a cost that is higher than what those services can be obtained from other providers.

State Rep. Jim Christiana met with Kate and Beaver County Behavioral Health staff on Friday March 17, 2017 to discuss the complex issue and that it’s not as easy as Gateway is here in the county and we should be using them. Kate stated on Teleforum that the meeting went well and the meeting ended by Kate inviting Rep. Christiana to continue the conversation at any that he would like to.

Beaver Falls Police Chief John DeLuca and Kate talked about a unique program that has been started in Beaver Falls where if a person over doses after Narcan has been issued they are transported to the Police Department to monitored for four hours and then after sobering out they are offered to be in the program. Chief DeLuca detailed that the program is done at a magisterial level and the person is charged with disorderly conduct and then admitted into the program and must agree to complete the program that lasts for 90 days. Upon completion of the program the charges are withdrawn. The first person to complete the full 90 days of the program was honored with a certificate of completion Friday afternoon at the Beaver Falls Municipal Building.

Chief DeLuca explained that the program is in the infant stages and they are learning and making adjustments as they go. We plan on having Kate and Chief DeLuca on Teleforum again in the near future to keep us up to speed on the progress.

If you are interested in helping out with the program and want to know more you can contact Chief DeLuca at 724-846-7004 .

Aaron Bernstine Discusses Business Growth, Open House With Matt Drzik

District 10 State Reprenstive Aaron Bernstine joined Matt Drzik on A.M. Beaver County to discuss his plans to create job opportunities in his District (which includes Beaver Falls), and an Open House that he is holding on March 6th at his office on Line Ave. in Ellwood City. The event will be from 3:00 to 6:00 pm tonight, and it is free to the public.

In case you missed it this morning, listen to the FULL interview below!

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4


Blass, Bernstine Slated To Appear On A.M. Beaver County

Join Matt Drzik on AM Beaver County tomorrow morning at 6:30 to get your work week started right. At 7:40 we will be talking to Pirates broadcaster Steve Blass for a Spring Training Report from Bradenton. Then in the 8 o’clock hour, we will be speaking with State Representative Aaron Bernstine, and we’ll be discussing his open house that he will be hosting Monday night. All that and more beginning at 6:30 tomorrow morning on AM Beaver County!