Special Edition of Saturday Sports Slam on Teleforum Friday April 21, 2017

Tomorrow Teleforum with Frank Sparks is going to be a busy place on Beaver County Radio . To start the show at 9:10 a.m. with Huntington Business Spotlight. This month the Spotlight will be on the Tull Family Theater and Carolina Pais-Barreto Beyers the Executive Director of the Theater will be our guest. Steve Carpenter, Senior Vice President, Retail Area Manager at Huntington Bank will also be in studio.

The Tull Family Theater is a film-based arts organization created to strengthen cultural, educational and entertainment experiences in the region northwest of Pittsburgh. The theater is located at 418 Walnut St, Sewickley, PA 15143.

At 10:10 Kevin Martin, Executive Director of Peace Action will be Frank’s guest via a telephone interview to talk about the Peace Not War Seminar this Saturday April 22, 2017 at CCBC starting at 1 p.m.

In the Eleven o’clock Hour There will be a special one hour presentation of the Saturday Sports Slam with Frank Sparks and Greg Benedetti.  The Show will be not be broadcast in it’s normal time slot on Saturday morning due to the Rotary Radio Auction being broadcast from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m..

The phone lines will be open at 724-843-1888 and 724-774-1888 throughout the morning. Tune in and call in.

Pirates Acquire Johnny Barbato From Yankees

The Pirates announced that they’ve traded for right-hander Johnny Barbato from the Yankees in exchange for a player to be named later or cash. Barbato was designated for assignment by the Yankees last week. The Bucs entered the day with a pair of open spots on their 40-man roster, so a corresponding move isn’t required. Pittsburgh announced that Barbato has been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.

The 24-year-old Barbato, struggled in his Major League debut with the Yanks last season, as he surrendered 11 runs in 13 innings of work. On the plus side, Barbato did post an impressive 15-to-5 K/BB ratio in that short time while averaging 94.6 mph on his fastball. Barbato’s numbers in Triple-A last season were solid as well: a 2.61 ERA with 9.1 K/9, 4.3 BB/9 and a 46.3 percent ground-ball rate in 48 1/3 frames.

PENS WIN!!!!!!!!!!! Take 3 Games to None Lead over Columbus

The Pittsburgh Penguins over came another slow start on Sunday Night In Game 3 of Round 1 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 5 to 4 in over time. The Pens now have a commanding three games to none lead in the series. Cam Atkinson scored for Columbus just 11 seconds into the game.  Jake Guentzel then tied the game up at the 3:17 mark of the first period. At the 5:02 mark of the first period Cam Atkinson scored again and then just 68 seconds later Zach Werenski scored giving the Blue Jackets a 3 to 1 lead after one period. Bryan Rust scored at the 5:21 and 13:25 mark of the second period tying the game going into the third period.  Jake Guentzel then scored his second of the game at the 13:10 mark of the third period giving the pens a 5 to 4 lead. Brandon Dubinsky  then scored late at the 15:11 mark tying the game back up. The overtime period was exciting and quick paced through out with both teams getting many opportunities to score. In the end Jake Guentzel snuck the puck under the pads of Sergei Bobrovsky at the 13:10 mark of the first overtime to give the Pens the victory and a commanding three games to none lead on the series over the Blue Jackets.  Marc Andre Fleury was again stellar and kept the Pens in the game throughout. The Pens can wrap up the series in game four on Tuesday night from Columbus. Air-time on Beaver County Radio 1230 WBVP and 1460 WMBA is 7 pm with puck drop at 7:30 pm. Guentzels hat trick and game winner in over time is the first time since the 1940’s that a rookie has done that.

Pirates win second straight game at Wrigley Field

After losing four straight games the  Pittsburgh Pirates have now taken two consecutive wins from the World Champion Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago.  Andrew McCutchen hit a three run blast in the seventh to put the Bucs ahead for good and complete a comeback that saw the Bucs down 6 to 2 at one point in the game. Click the play button below for a full recap of today’s game from Bucs announcer Joe Block.

Live Broadcast from Tractor Expo Today

Join 1230 WBVP and 1460 WMBA  today April 15, 2017 from 10 AM to 12 noon.  Frank Sparks will be Broadcasting “The Lead Lap”   and Eric McKenna will be broadcasting “Your Personal Realitor”  from the The Bi-Annual Tractor and Farm Equipment Expo at the Big Knob Grange.  Frank and Eric will be conducting interviews through out the morning.

The Expo is from 10 AM to 2 PM today.  There will be a wide variety of Tractors on display and free refreshments.  Stop out and spin the Beaver County Radio Personality Prize and maybe you can be a winner.