Breaking News!!! 1230 WBVP-AM can now also be heard at 99.3 FM

(Beaver Falls, Pa.) Exciting news has come out of the 1230 WBVP-AM Studios today!!! Effecticve Immediatley  WBVP-AM can also be heard at 99.3 FM. This is an exciting time for all of Beaver County just in time for the upcoming high school football season.  Beaver County Radio is excited about what the future holds as we broadcast Live everyday from The St. Barnabas Studios.  This wouldn’t be possible without the great advertisers, sponsors, and listeners who support us everyday.  Thank you everyone for your continued support of Beaver County Radio.

Politics and Hall of Fans were the topics on the “Best Of Beaver County”

(Beaver County, PA) The Best of Beaver County is easy to discover; it’s right on your radio!  Tune in this and every Thursday from 11 to 11:30 A.M.  for “The Best of Beaver County”, an innovative radio program on WBVP and WMBA presented by St. Barnabas. The show is hosted by Jim Roddey and is dedicated to shining light on the great things going on right here in local neighborhoods, and the people that are making it happen. This week Jim’s guests were Jim Christiana, Chairman of the Beaver County GOP Committee and Rick Holman who was recently inducted into the Ford Football Hall Fans.

In the first segment Mr. Roddey  was joined by Jim Christiana. The two talked about Christiana’s time as a Pa. State Representative and the changing times in Beaver County. Christiana discussed Former Gov. Corbett and his role in helping to bring the Shell Cracker Plant to Potter Twp.. The guys also discussed the impact of the plant and President Donald Trump’s visit earlier this week.

 

In Segment two Rick Holman talked about his induction into the Ford Football Hall of Fans in Canton, Ohio . Rick told Roddey about his journey and what his hall of fans display looks like in Canton Ohio.

You can watch today’s show as it streamed live on Facebook by pressing the play button below…

The radio broadcast will be replayed each Sunday from 11:30 am to Noon from the St. Barnabas Studio on Beaver County Radio.

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Jim Christiana, Chairman of the Beaver County GOP Committee and Dan Camp. Chairman of the Beaver County Board of Commissioners will be on “The Best of Beaver County” tomorrow

(Beaver County, PA) The Best of Beaver County is easy to discover; it’s right on your radio!  Tune in this and every Thursday from 11 to 11:30 A.M.  for “The Best of Beaver County”, an innovative radio program on WBVP and WMBA presented by St. Barnabas. The show is hosted by Jim Roddey and is dedicated to shining light on the great things going on right here in local neighborhoods, and the people that are making it happen.  Find out what all the buzz is about by joining “The Best Of Beaver County”. This week Jim’s guests will be Jim Christiana, Chairman of the Beaver County GOP Committee and Dan Camp. Chairman of the Beaver County Board of Commissioners.

Jim Christiana
Dan Camp

 

 

 

 

 

A live video stream of this week’s edition of  “The Best Of Beaver County” can be viewed on the WBVP-WMBA Facebook page, plus the radio broadcast will be replayed each Sunday from 11:30 am to Noon from the St. Barnabas Studio on Beaver County Radio.

 

Rod Penfield, Site Vice President for FENOC at the Beaver Valley Power Station joined Frank Sparks on Teleforum

(Beaver Falls. Pa.) Rod Penfield, Site Vice President for FENOC at the Beaver Valley Power Station joined Frank Sparks on Teleforum today in the 10 o’clock hour.

Rod talked with Frank about the upcomimg closure of the Beaver Valley Power Station and what steps if any are being taken to try and save the plant. You can hear Rod’s entire interview with Frank by pressing the play button below.

Eric Loehlein,Manager of site maintenance, and Rod Penfield,Site Vice President for First Energy Shipingport Nuclear Plant to be on Teleforum Today at 10 a.m.

Tune into Teleforum with Frank Sparks today at 10:10 a.m. for his special guest’s in studio Eric Loehlein, Manager of Site Maintenance, and Rod Penfield, Site Vice President for First Energy Shipingport Nuclear Power Plant.

Eric and Rod will fill the listeners in on if there is any progress in attempting to keep the Shippingport Plant from shutting down.

The Entire interview will be streamed live on our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/beavercountyradio/

“Made In The USA”: Trump Touts American Jobs & Trade During Visit To Shell Plant

(Matt Drzik/Beaver County Radio)

Shell estimates that there are 5,100 workers currently employed at the Shell Ethane Cracker Plant. One could assume then that all staff were in attendance at the plant on August 13 as U.S. President Donald Trump made his first visit to the massive plant off of Route 18.

The warehouse where President Trump spoke was packed with Shell workers.

Trump started off by warmly greeting his Beaver County audience, whom he quickly reminded everyone belonged to him in November 2016:

 

As was to be expected, the feeling of praise was mutually received and given by the President and the Shell workers, as Trump’s main focus was about American production.

 

He also heaped praise upon Shell itself, claiming that he loved the view of the cranes and trucks on site (saying it reminded him of playing with those toys when he was little). He also acclaimed Shell for being announced as the newest cooperators in Trump’s “Pledge To American Workers” initiative.

 

Though Trump did bounce around at times–chiding the likes of Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren & Joe Biden–for the majority he stayed focused on his self-claimed successes in helping American jobs and commerce survive and thrive.

 

If there was an enemy that Trump zeroed in on during the hour-and-change speech, it was China…the country with whom he felt was “screwing over” and “taking advantage” of America over years of attempts at socioeconomic dominance.

 

The crowd of workers were very positive of Trump and his speech, only booing at familiar targets like Hillary Clinton and the “Green New Deal”. In fact, the only level of agitation between the workers and Trump occurred after the speech, when the delayed departure of the presidential motorcade kept several hundred people inside the warehouse where the speech was held.

For more images from Trump’s speech at the Shell plant, check out the gallery below.

Air Force Staff Seargant Andrew Keeling and Tech Seargant Dave Sumpter stopped by Teleforum on Tuesday August 13, 2019

(Beaver Falls, Pa.) Air Force Staff Seargant Andrew Keeling and Tech Seargant Dave Sumpter stopped by Teleforum on Tuesday August 13, 2019. Staff Seargant Keeling is an Air Force Recruiter who is new to our area and Tech Seargant Sumpter is from the Cannonsburg Air Force Recruiting Facility.

The guys talked with show host Frank Sparks about their careers in the United States Air Force and what led them to become recruiters for the Air Force. Staff Seargant Keeling talked about growing up in Arizona and how he decided that he wanted to do something with his life and that he decided after studying the different branches of t he service that the Air Force was right for him. His MOS was a plumber before he moved on to wanting to help others achieve the success that he has by becoming a recruiter. Staff Seargant Keeling and his two dogs have recently been assigned to our area and he is working out of the Air Force Recruiting Center on Wagner Drive in Monaca.

Tech Seargant Sumpter talked about growing up in Oregon and his path that led him to the Air Force and the fact that after being an inventory specialist he wanted to help people and give back so he then went into recruiting. Tech Seargant Sumpter works out of the Cannonsburg Pa. Recruiting Center

They then went on to talk about the different options that the Air Force has to offer and the process of enlisting in the Air Force. The guys also talk about some of the benefits of the Air Force such as funding for school or to help pay back college loans. Tech Seargant Sumpter then told the listeners about some of the openings that the Air Force has now and is looking to fill.

If you would like more information you can reach out to Staff Seargant Keeling at the Monaca Recruiting Center at 724-773-8195 or you can call his cell phone at 412-977-1448. The Monaca Air Force Recruiting Center is locates at Center Commons 94 Wagner Road Monaca Pa. 15061.

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This Week’s Best Of Beaver County Provided A Pair Of Perspectives

Jim Roddey

(Beaver County, PA) The Best of Beaver County is easy to discover; it’s right on your radio!  Tune in every Thursday from 11 to 11:30 A.M.  for “The Best of Beaver County”, an innovative radio program on WBVP and WMBA presented by St. Barnabas.

The Best of Beaver County focuses on those who making the County the best that it can be for residents and themselves alike, and the August 8 edition was no exception. Host Jim Roddey brought on a pair of guests who represent different mediations of American life, and the intricacies and stories that come with it.

PA State Representative Jim Marshall (right) talked about how his upbringing shaped who he is today.

First was PA State Representative Jim Marshall, who talked about his family’s roots in Beaver Falls and the Big Beaver Borough, his political views that shape his life, and his accomplishments during his tenure in Harrisburg.

From the current political climate to the celebration of historic culture: The second guest on the show was Melissa Moore from the Beaver County (Fort McIntosh) chapter of the Daughters Of The American Revolution. Melissa spoke about the history of Beaver County during the Revolutionary War, their group’s celebration of its past traditions, and the Daughters’ connections with other groups such as the Veterans’ Breakfast Club.

You can watch the video of today’s show as it streamed live on Facebook by pressing the play button…

The radio broadcast will be replayed each Sunday from 11:30 am to Noon from the St. Barnabas Studio on Beaver County Radio.

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“Touch a Truck” at the Beaver Valley Mall was fun for the everyone!!

(Monaca, Pa.) The Beaver Valley Mall parking lot was the setting for the 3rd Annual Back to School “Touch a Truck” event. There were Trucks from various industries plus a variety of Emergency vehicles that the children and their families could actually touch. The kids were honking horns, blow sirens and getting the chance to sit in the drivers seat. There were other activities and prize give aways by some of the malls retailers. Beaver County Radio’s Frank Sparks, host of Teleforum and Ed Hermick did a live broadcast during the Eric Mc Kenna show and Solid Gold Saturday. The personality prize wheel was manned by Beaver County Radio intern Kristian Beiga. The Beaver County Radio Pittsburgh Pirates Treasure Chest was also on hand for the event. This is just one of the many events and sales that the Beaver Valley has planned. If you would like more info on the mall or just wanna find out what’s going on at the mall go to https://www.shopbeavervalley.com/.

Check out the picture below of all the fun…..

The Best of Beaver County was all about education this week.

(Beaver County, PA) The Best of Beaver County is easy to discover; it’s right on your radio!  Tune in every Thursday from 11 to 11:30 A.M.  for “The Best of Beaver County”, an innovative radio program on WBVP and WMBA presented by St. Barnabas. The show is hosted by Jim Roddey and is dedicated to shining light on the great things going on right here in local neighborhoods, and the people that are making it happen. Jim’s guest’s  today were Nicole Darroch, STEM & STEAM teacher for the Ambridge School District and Dennis Nichols, President of the Beaver County Educational Trust.

Jim Roddey interviews Nicole Darroch Live during the Best of Beaver County

In the first segment Jim talked with Nicole Darroch. She talked about growing up in South Heights and graduating from Ambridge High School. After high school Nicole went to Geneva College and studied education. While at Geneva she participated in a program that sent her to Germany. Nicole was eventually hired by her Alma Mater as a special education teacher and eventually moved into teaching the STEM-STEAM program. She talked about her passion for the program and that each year they have a family night so that the whole family can particpate in some of the activities that the students do. Darroch stated that she was able to do this through a grant from the Beaver County Educational Trust.

Jim Roddey and Nicole Darroch pose for a picture together before the start of the Best of Beaver County
Nicole Darroch talks about Ambridge”s STEM-STEAM program live on the air with Jim Roddey

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Roddey and Dennis Nichols discuss the Beaver County Educational Trust on The Best of Beaver County

In Segment two Mr. Roddey talked with former Beaver County Commissioner and current President of the Beaver County Educational Trust Dennis Nichols. Nichols told Roddey about his up bringing and what exactly brought him to settle in Beaver County. Nichols then went on to talk about the Beaver County Educational Trust and what their mission is.  They also talked about the late Richard Shaw and his roll in all of this.

Dennis Nichols Live ib The Best of Beaver County

 

You can watch the video of todays show as it streamed live on Facebook by pressing the play button…

The radio broadcast will be replayed each Sunday from 11:30 am to Noon from the St. Barnabas Studio on Beaver County Radio.

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