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Ohio All-Stars Defeat Pennsylvania 22-20

Penn-Ohio high school football classic at Salem, Ohio.
Ohio 22, Pennsylvania 20.
Community College of Beaver County Players of the Game: Ohio: Mathias Combs; Pennsylvania: Jacob Bunofsky,

Customer Appreciation Week At Al’s Corner In Koppel!

Free Food Friday? Not quite this time.

Rather it was “Thirsty Thursday” (as coined by Rachel McGreal) being celebrated by the customers of Al’s Corner on the corner of Rts. 18 & 351 in Koppel. It’s Customer Appreciation Week at Al’s, and Beaver County Radio’s Frank Sparks & Matt Drzik joined the crew at Al’s Corner to try some great food. Matt and Frank were joined by a cast of characters, including news director Pat Septak and Scott Tady from the Beaver County Times, who joined Frank for a live edition of “Notes On Local Entertainment” on site at Al’s Corner.

Frank and Rachel even did a live tour of Al’s for our viewers on Facebook Live:

And of course, the Personality Prize Wheel was in full swing. If you missed out on the action, check out the photos below!

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The Ellwood City Arts Festival Will Be June 29 Thru July 1

Actually–to be precise—the full title is the 38th Annual Ellwood City Arts, Crafts, Food, & Entertainment Festival.

No matter what you call it, the annual festival returns to Ewing Park in Ellwood City on Friday, June 29. The weekend festival will feature all-day music on the main stage, crafts and arts displays throughout the festival, and many food vendors located in and around the park.

Two of the Festival’s committee members, Raylene Boots and Richard DiGia, joined Matt Drzik on A.M. Beaver County on June 25 to discuss this year’s events, which includes the return of the Children’s Tent, the first edition of the Festival Hall of Fame, and the finale of Zambelli Fireworks over Helling Stadium on Sunday night at 10:00pm.

If you missed it, or want to hear it again, click on the players below to hear this morning’s interview!

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The 2018 Beaver County Boom Is Three Days Away!

The soundtrack has been chosen, the pyrotechnics are getting set, and soon “Hot Summer Nights” will commence and converge over the attendees at this year’s Beaver County Boom! The 2018 Boom will be presented live by Beaver County Radio on Saturday, June 23, with coverage beginning at 6:00pm with the Wrangler Band performing live at Thursday’s in Bridgewater. Frank Sparks and Pat Septak will be anchoring coverage at Thursday’s while Matt Drzik and Ed Hermick will be live in Bridgewater Park with the Personality Prize Wheel spinning.

Matt joined Mark & Nate Kopsack from PUSH Beaver County and Dr. George Zambelli from Zambelli Fireworks to discuss the sponsors that have made Beaver County Boom possible, as well as discussion of this year’s “Hot Summer Nights” soundtrack that will be synced up with the fireworks and shown over the Beaver Valley at 9:45.

If you missed this morning’s interview or want to see it again, check out the video from our Facebook Live feed!

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Talking Boom on A.M. Beaver County at 8:40 A.M. June 20, 2018

Mark and Nate Kopsack will be live in studio and Dr. George Zambelli will be calling in at 8:40 A.M. on A.M. Beaver County with Matt Drzik today, June 20, 2018.

They will let you know the up to the minute details of this year’s Beaver County Boom that is happening this Saturday June 23, 2018. The guys will also be available to take your questions at 724-843-1888 and 714-774-1888. You can also ask questions and make comments on the wbvp-wmba Facebook page as the interview will be streaming on Facebook Live.

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The Relay For Life Begins Tomorrow At Brady’s Run Walking Trail

Cancer is a disease that affects everyone either directly or through the experiences of a loved one. The Relay For Life is an event held across America at different times of the year, in support of the American Cancer Society and the fight to find a cure for cancer.

Rick Plassmeyer is one of head operators of the Beaver County Relay For Life, which begins on June 16 at 10:00 AM at the Brady’s Run Walking Trail in Fallston, and continues for 24 consecutive hours into Sunday morning. Plassmeyer, a two-time cancer survivor, spoke on A.M. Beaver County with Matt Drzik; emphasizing the weekend’s activities, its goals for donations, and all of the fun and food that can be found at this weekend’s event.

If you missed the interview or want to hear it again, click on the players below!

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AUDIO: Knights of Columbus Golf Outing Will Tee Off On July 14

The Knights of Columbus Beaver Valley Council #604, in cooperation with the McGuire Memorial Foundation, will be presenting their 14th Annual Golf Outing at Blackhawk Golf Course on July 14th. Shotgun start is at 8:00 A.M. for golfers participating in the scramble.

Council #604 Grand Knight Dennis Garrett and McGuire Memorial Foundation Director of Development Joyce Lewis-Andrews joined Matt Drzik to talk about this year’s Golf Outing, including golfer protocol (what to expect, what to bring) as well as what these two organizations have planned for future events.

If you missed this interview on A.M. Beaver County or want to listen again, click on the players below!

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The 2018 Beaver County Boom Is Set To Go Off June 23!

It has become one of the best ways to spend a hot summer night, and the organizers of the 2018 Beaver County Boom–PUSH Beaver County, Zambelli Fireworks and Beaver County Radio among them–are recognizing that this year.

Matt Drzik was joined by committee members Mark & Nate Kopsack from PUSH Beaver County, as well as Dr. George Zambelli from Zambelli Fireworks, to talk about “Hot Summer Nights”: this year’s Beaver County Boom that will be on June 23, 2018. The evening will feature mini-food trucks, a concert at Thursday’s, and many other activities and festivities for attendees. All of which culminates in a choreographed fireworks display that will be shown over the Beaver River at 9:45.

Don’t forget, Beaver County Radio will be at Thursday’s broadcasting The Wrangler Band’s live performance, as well as at Bridgewater Park with the Personality Prize Wheel!

If you missed the interview from earlier, don’t worry! You can check it out by clicking below.

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Allegheny Health Network Breaks Ground For Cancer Institute in Center Township

State Representative Jim Christiana made his thoughts about cancer bluntly on Wednesday morning:


He, along with several other county dignitaries and doctors, greeted and broke ground with the Allegheny Health Network on a new Cancer Institute to be built on Wagner Road in Center Township near the Beaver Valley Mall. The $20 million facility is set to feature state-of-the-art technology and world-class cancer care, so stated AHN Chair of the Cancer Institute:


The AHN Cancer Institute of Beaver County, expected to open up in 2019, is also expected to bring an economic boost to Beaver County, one that State Representative Jim Marshall is happy about:


County Commissioner Dan Camp also spoke at the groundbreaking, agreeing that the facility will bring jobs to the county, but that the most important aspect will affect the county’s citizens who are suffering:


Also in attendance were fellow commissioners Tony Amadio and Sandie Egley, former commissioner Joe Spanik, and Chamber of Commerce Director Jack Manning.

Senior Day At The Mall To Be Held May 9

The Annual May History and Health Fair returns for Senior Day At The Mall to the Beaver Valley Mall this Wednesday May 9. Angela Gentile, director of the Beaver County Office On Aging, joined Matt Drzik on A.M. Beaver County on May 4 to discuss this year’s edition.

This year’s History & Health Fair features over 50 vendors that provide information and exhibits, as well as screenings. Beaver County Radio will be there broadcasting live with Frank Sparks and Kaisha Jantsch from 10 until Noon with the Personality Prize Wheel. There will be entertainment at Noon at the Center at The Mall, featuring the Croatian singing ensemble Sveti Nikola.

For more information on the Office On Aging, visit bcoa.us. To hear the FULL interview with Matt and Angela, click the players below.

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