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Beaver County Radio Is Now Streaming 24 Hours A Day Via Beavercountyradio.com


(Beaver Falls, PA) Beaver County Radio officials announce the addition of new cutting edge streaming technology.

At  a staff luncheon held in the WBVP/WMBA and 99.3 F.M. headquarters in Beaver Falls, PCoverrogram Director, Frank Sparks, stole the show when he stood up and made a brief speech, and then clicked a play button on his smartphone. Instantaneously, the room was filled with a crystal clear audio stream from the popular Beaver County Radio stations.  Just a few minutes earlier, the final details had been taken care of to enable WBVP, WMBA and 99.3 F.M. to commence with full time audio streaming over the internet.

Beaver County Radio has a tradition that is 72 years long and  now we are making it even easier for you to stay  informed in Beaver County and to take Beaver County Radio wherever you go.  At 12 noon on Friday February 28, 2020 Beaver County Radio started streaming via beavercountyradio.com.

In August of 2019 we added a new FM station, 99.3 FM, to our line-up and now we are making it even easier for you to listen to Beaver County Radio. In the coming weeks you will also be able to download our App via the Google Play Store, the Apple Store, and Alexa.

Program Director, Frank Sparks told Beaver County Radio news that this has been a project that  he and other staffers were excited to work on and bring to the citizens of Beaver County and around the world! Sparks also said this is huge because Beaver Countians who have moved throughout the United States and also the snow birds who go south for the winter can now keep up with what’s going on in the County and Surrounding area. Sparks said Beaver County Radio will now be streaming 24 hours a day.

Click the Listen Live button above to listen to what is on the air now on Beaver County Radio.


VIDEO: Jones & Kunselman Discusses The In & Out Of Home Rule Charter

As has been reported, the city of Beaver Falls is adding a question to the April Primary ballots allowing to assemble a citizen-led commission to go through the ins and outs of home-rule charter for the possible future switch of government from third-class to home-rule charter.

The men leading the public awareness behind it, City Manager Charles Jones and Financial Manager Kevin Kunselman, joined Matt Drzik on Beaver County Radio to talk about the advantages of home rule charter, the disadvantages of the alternative of Act 47, and clearing up some discrepancies in regard to what had been reported.

To watch the FULL interview, click on the Facebook feed below!

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Larry Bettencourt Of Champion Life Church Is February Focus Of “People Purpose Planet”

What does it truly mean to be “causal”?

That and several other different questions in regards to vocation and worship were asked and answered in the February 2020 edition of “People Purpose Planet”, presented by The Chiropractic Health Center in Chippewa.

This month’s guest, Pastor Larry Bettencourt of Champion Life Church in Chippewa, joined Dr. Pete Birchler from the CHC and AM Beaver County host Matt Drzik (after a slight delay) to talk about his brand of faith and worship. Pastor Larry spoke about how he feels worshipers need to “come as they are”, the idea of being “fake” when it comes to presenting yourself before the Lord, and the logistics of making Champion Life a permanent facility.

To watch the full interview, click on the Facebook feed below!

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“Steel City Kitties” Cat Show Comes To The Willows February 8 & 9

Beaver County is about to find out who the Top Cat is.

Steel City Kitties is moving their annual cat show to the Willows Event Center in Industry, taking place this Saturday & Sunday (February 8-9) from 9-4 each day.

SCK secretary Marilyn McBane joined Matt Drzik on A.M. Beaver County to discuss this year’s show, including the range of cat breeds that will be on display, the rules and regulations for the contest, the various booths that will be provided by different county organizations and merchants, and the reasons that the show is moving from Monroeville to Beaver County.

For more info on Steel City Kitties and their 2020 show, visit their site by clicking here.

To listen to the full interview, click on the player below!

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Powell Scores 81 As CCBC Wins 147-61 over Butler CC

Final Score from CCBC:

CCBC 147, Butler sCC 61.

Yazid Powell scored 81 points for CCBC in honor of the late Kobe Bryant. Powell left the game early in the second half.

BF Business District Authority To Hold First Chili “Walk-Off” On January 25

Usually it’s the chefs of the world cooking up the chili to compete against each other in chili cook-offs. But this time it’s not the restaurants, bars, and caterers serving up the saucy delight…rather, it’s the local thrift stores, clothing stores and even the local radio stations displaying the results of their recipes.

The Beaver Falls Business District Authority is holding its first ever Chili Walk-Off from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, January 25. Twelve different businesses in the city (including Beaver County Radio) will be presenting their chili for those to try and vote on. Each business will have voting at its location, and those who vote will be eligible for gift cards from these businesses.

District Authority board members Brenda Mellan & Denise Molchen-Donnelly joined Matt Drzik on A.M. Beaver County to talk about the Walk-Off, how it all came about, and what to expect. They also talked about the upcoming events that the District Authority is holding, how one can become a member, and the hopes to fill the vacant buildings within the city.

To listen to the full interview, click on the player below!

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Senator Camera Bartolotta Touts Bipartisanship & Hard Work During AM Beaver County Interview

“We need to work together. There’s too much on the line. There’s too much at stake to tuck yourself in your own little shell and say ‘I’m not going to cooperate with anyone who doesn’t say exactly what I say.'”

Those words, spoken by Pennsylvania State Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46, Beaver/Washington/Greene), showcases her charge to change the partisan narratives that, in her mind, have plagued political dialogue in Harrisburg and Washington to the point where ‘politics’ has become “a dirty word”.

She spoke in a phone interview with A.M. Beaver County Host Matt Drzik on January 21 about her views on bipartisan politics in Harrisburg, as well as her thoughts on the improvement of Beaver County (including a surprise announcement at the end of the conversation), and what she’s accomplished and still hopes to accomplish before her time in the State Senate concludes.

To listen to the FULL interview, click on the player below!

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VIDEO: Changes & Improvements To Beaver Falls Discussed On A.M. Beaver County

Changes have come, and changes are still coming.

The city of Beaver Falls is going through a transition from old-school steel town to new-school small business haven, and some of the changes have already been seen (most notably involving traffic lights and parking spaces). But much more is yet to come as the town has several different new facilities coming to the area over the course of 2020.

A panel featuring 5 of Beaver Falls’ more notable and pursuing individuals joined Matt Drzik on A.M. Beaver County to talk about the city’s improvements (names included with links):

The group also discussed the responses the public has had so far to the current changes, and the ways that these organizations can be supported & assisted with.

To watch the FULL interview, click on the Facebook feed below!

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Aliquippa Impact’s Joel Repic Joins Dr. Pete Birchler For People Purpose Planet

Aliquippa has received a lot of negativity in recent years from various sources, and one organization has been trying to make the effort to go against that and push for a more positive “Impact” on Aliquippa’s youth.

Thus begat Aliquippa Impact, whose director Joel Repic joined Dr. Pete Birchler from the Chiropractic Health Center in Chippewa and AM Beaver County host Matt Drzik for another edition of “People Purpose Planet”. Repic talked about the ideas of hope and positivity that the organization teaches its youth, the relationship and role the parents have in the organization, and how it plans to continue bringing light and opportunity to the youth in the city and surrounding areas over the course of the next several years.

To check out the full interview, click on the Facebook feed below!

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[VIDEO] From PTSD To Pets: Your CBD Store Provided The Answers On A.M. Beaver County

New year, new me…new supplements?

That was one of the questions answered by Joe Gradwell & Melanie Vaughn from Your CBD Store in Bridgewater and Sewickley during their January 8 appearance on A.M. Beaver County with Matt Drzik. The duo discussed plenty of different aspects of CBD, including (but not limited to):

  • How it helps treat anxiety
  • How it can be used for panic attacks
  • Which types are drug-free and drug test-friendly
  • If and how CBD can be given to pets & animals
  • The warnings of lesser oils and higher costs

To watch the full interview, click on the Facebook Live feed below!

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