Typical Financial Planning Vs. Traditional Planning. What’s The Difference? Find Out More This Tuesday.

Tune into Beaver County Radio 1230 WBVP and 1460 WMBA Tuesday October 16, 2018 at 9 a.m. for Tom Young from 1st Consultants Inc. in Beaver. Tom will be making his monthly appearance and the topic this month will be “The difference between  typical financial planning and traditional planning” . Find out why, although they might sound the same, the two methods have dramatically different perspectives regarding managing your money.    Tom will explain that and more during his appearance this month. You can also participate in the show by calling 724-843-1888 or 724-774-1888. You can also ask your questions on Facebook Live.

Click Tom’s picture below at showtime of 9:10 a.m. to be directed to the WBVP and WMBA Facebook Page where Tom’s appearance will be on Facebook Live.

Click on the logo below to find out more about 1st Consultants Inc.

Local Seniors Turn Out for Senior Day at the Beaver Valley Mall

Beaver County Radio Program Director, Frank Sparks, along with former intern turned employee, Kaisha Jantsch, attended Senior Day at the Beaver Valley Mall, where area Seniors visited with organizations, vendors, and even local government officials to learn about the opportunities the Beaver County community can offer them.

The event took place from from 10am-12pm today. Sparks used the time to interview organization and government representatives on air, while Jantsch ran the infamous Beaver County Radio Personality Prize Wheel.

Scott Tady to guest host Teleforum on Tuesday October 9, 2018

(Beaver Falls, Pa.) Scott Tady , Entertainment Editor for the Beaver County Times will guest host Teleforum on Tuesday October 9, 2018 from 9 a.m. to Noon for the vacationing Frank Sparks. Tady who recently celebrated 25 years of employment at the Beaver County Times will have a vast array of guests for the listeners.

Scott will have local national sports writer John Mehno at 10:10 a.m. right after the 10 o’clock news. . Lincoln Park founding artistic director Steve Catanzarite will join Scott at 11:10 a.m. and Scott will round out the morning with The Skyliners’ lead vocalist Donna Groom.

The phone lines will be open throughout the show at 724-843-1888 and 724-774-1888 for any comments or questions you may have. Frank will be back on Wednesday with a live Broadcast from Senior Day at the Beaver Valley Mall from 10-12 noon.

You can hear Scott Tady and Frank Sparks every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. for “Notes on Local Entertainment ” sponsored by Wooley Bully’s in New Brighton . It’s the show that highlights local entertainment and happenings. If you or someone you know has a local artist that you would like to have featured on the show contact Frank Sparks 724-846-4100 or you can email him at fsparks@beavercountyradio.com

2018 Geneva Homecoming Pre-game broadcast on WBVP and WMBA

Homecoming 2018 for the Geneva College Golden Tornado’s started out as a beautiful afternoon on an early October Saturday. Beaver County Radio’s Frank Sparks and Ed Hermick hosted a pre-game tailgate broadcast from the North Gate of Reeve’s Stadium on the Campus of Geneva College. Frank started out by interviewing Dr. Calvin Troup who is President of Geneva College. The rest of the afternoon involved interviews with staff and faculty of Geneva College as they gave their predictions about today’s football game.

During the broadcast Frank interviewed many dignitaries from Geneva College. They talked about topics such as student life, admissions, degrees, and of course athletics.

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

If you would like  more information on Geneva College click on the Logo below to be directed to their website ……

Homecoming at Geneva the Topic on Teleforum Friday October 5, 2018

(Beaver Falls, Pa.) This is a big weekend on the campus of Geneva College in Beaver Falls as it is Homecoming weekend and Geneva College has a plentiful array of events and happenings wrapped around the Golden Tornadoes hosting the Bethany Bison at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 6, 2018, from Reeves Stadium on the campus of Geneva College football ball game.

Cheryl Johnston, Director of Marketing Services and Public Relations and Kelly Sanzari, Director of Alumni Relations joined Frank Sparks on Teleforum in the 10 o’clock hour to talk about all of the activities that started on Thursday night  and will continue thru Saturday. Beaver County Radio’s Frank Sparks and Ed Hermick will anchor a pre-game pep rally broadcast at the upper gate of Reeve’s Stadium from 1 to 3 pm. If you would like a full list of the events and happenings during homecoming go to https://www.geneva.edu/news/2018/10/nr-homecoming-and-family-weekend-2018. If you would like more information about Geneva College go to https://www.geneva.edu/  .

Bob Barrickman and Tom Hays will Broadcast the game on Beaver County Radio starting at 3 pm.

You can see their interview as it was streamed live on Facebook below.


Ask The Commissioners on Teleforum with Frank Sparks

Beaver County Commissioners Chairman Dan Camp and Commissioner Sandie Egley joined Frank Sparks on Teleforum during the monthly segment “Ask the Commissioners”  from 9 to 10 a.m. on Thursday October 4, 2018.

On the docket for this months show was the hiring of former county solicitor Joe Askar and Dana Kwidis as solicitors for Beaver County Children and Youth Services.

The Commissioners were asked by Frank Sparks why Joe Askar with all of the possible controversy that could possibly surround him. Commissioner Camp explained that he felt of the three finalist for the job that he felt that Askar and Kwidis were the most qualified and that is why he voted for them. Commissioner Egley when asked if she had a comment said we’ll just leave it where it is. Egley did not vote for Askar but did vote for Kwidis to be hired.

The remainder of the show centered around retirement, the budget, and taking phone calls with questions from the listeners.

Ask the Commissioners is brought to you by Huntington Bank, The Beaver Valley Auto Mall, Brighton Health Mart and WesBanco.

You can see the entire interview as it was streamed live on Facebook by clicking the play button below.

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Penn State Master Gardeners appeared on Teleforum with Frank Sparks on Tuesday October 2, 2018

The Penn State Master Gardeners Don Buffington and Adele Whipple made their monthly appearance on Teleforum with Frank Sparks on Tuesday October 2, 2018 at 9:10 am.

On the docket this month was winter prep as we are only a couple of weeks from the falls first frost. The master gardeners talked about cleaning out your garden and general yard  and plant prep for the cold months ahead. Don and Adele also answered questions from the listeners via telephone calls.

Don and Adele will be back again next month on November 6, 2018 at 9:10 a.m.

Amy Fazio Democratic Candidate for 14th District Pa. House of Representatives appeared on Teleforum with Frank Sparks Tuesday October 2, 2018

In  a continuing series highlighting local candidates for the PA house of Representatives Amy Fazio Democratic Candidate for the 14th District of Pa House of Representatives was a guest on Teleforum with Frank Sparks on Tuesday October 2, 2018  from 10:10 to 11:00 a.m..

Mrs. Fazio a Daugherty Township resident and member of the New Brighton School Board is running against current 14th District Republican Representative Jim Marshall. Fazio is married to her husband Bryan and has a 12 year old daughter. Amy also runs her own business out of her home. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., where her father was a police officer, Fazio has lived here for 15 years while her husband’s family has five generations in the county. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Skidmore College in 1996 and a master’s from Colorado State University in 2001.

During Amy’s interview she stressed education and what a passion it is to her and some ideas she has if elected that she would like to introduce. Amy answered questions from the listeners via telephone and Facebook Live.

Frank’s next guest in the continuing series will be Josh Kail a Republican who is running against Democrat Terri Mitko in the 15th District on Thursday October 18, at 10:10 a.m. and Current 10th District Representative Republican Aaron Bernstine at 11:10 a.m. the same day.  The final candidate in the series will be current 14th District Representative Republican Jim Marshall on October 24, 2018 at 11:10 a.m..

Click on the play button below to watch Amy’s interview as it was streamed live on Facebook today!!!!

If you would like more information on Amy Fazio you can go to https://www.facebook.com/amyafazio on Facebook.

Amy Fazio Democratic Candidate for 14th District Pa State Representative on Teleforum Tuesday October 2, 2018

Amy Fazio  a  Democratic candidate for the Pa State House of Representatives in the 14th District will join Frank Sparks on Teleforum on Tuesday October 2, 2018 at 10 a.m..

Amy is a Daugherty Township resident and current New Brighton School Board member. Amy will be available during the interview to take your questions by calling 724-843-1888 and 724-774-1888.  She is running for the seat that Republican Jim Marshall currently holds.  The entire interview will also be streaming on Facebook Live at  https://www.facebook.com/beavercountyradio/.

2018 Ambridge Festival of Churches Broadcast was a hit by all who attended!!!

(Ambridge, PA.) The 2018 Ambridge Festival of Churches was held in PJ Caul Park Saturday afternoon, September 29, 2018. Beaver County Radio’s Frank Sparks and Ed Hermick were in attendance with the Beaver County Radio Prize van and Personality Prize Wheel from 12 noon to 2 p.m..

Opening ceremonies started at 12 noon with a ring of bells in unison with the noon church bell. The bells were handed out to festival attendees. Then Pa State Representative Rob Matzie spoke next followed by U.S. Representative Keith Rothfus and Beaver County Commissioner Tony Amadio.  The Invocation was then issued and many dignitaries in attendance were then introduced by Rep. Matzie.

The entertainment started with the Ambridge High School Steel Drum Corp as they entertained the crowd while they were eating some of the many ethnic food and treats that were available for sale.   Check out the pictures of all of the fun below….