Listen every Saturday morning 7-8. We are TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS as we spotlight the fine "area" businesses and get to meet the fine area businessmen and businesswomen who provide such great products and services to us here in Central Pennsylvania....and alot of times....maybe some services and products you may not be aware of or know are available here in our area.
It is our mission to support our local businesses because nowhere will you get better value and customer service than with a locally owned and operated business.
"We're Takin Care of Business".....Saturday mornings on WHP Talk Radio 580
I have lived in Central PA since the early 80's. I grew up outside of Uniontown, PA in the southwestern part of the state in a VERY small coal mining town. Worked on the farm, in the mines, drove truck and worked hard. Went to college at West Virginia University from 1975-79. Was offered my first radio job at WAJR/WVAQ in Morgantown, WV right out of school. In fact, I picked up my diploma Sunday afternoon at 2PM and started that day on the air at 4PM.
I moved to Harrisburg and Central PA in 1984 to get out of radio, but ended up being offered a job at WKBO and then Sunny 99. I was very fortunate in meeting Kathi Wise (Homecoming Queen-CD East 1978) when we worked together at 99.3 FM in the late 80's and we were married in October of 1992. Our first son Jordan was born in October of 1993. Our second son Matthew was born in September of 1997. We have lived in the Linglestown area at the base of the mountain since 97 and are blessed to have WONDERFUL neighbors and friends who we enjoy our spare time with.
We have quite a menagerie. A gorgeous black lab named Casey, a FAT cat named Ramsey and also Sabrina...a white cat we rescued from a shelter who we later found out cannot hear.
I love the area and am proud to call it home. But still a proud supporter of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Steelers and Penguins....and of course the WVU Mountaineers.
Along with my on air work Saturday mornings on WHP, I am the full time Creative Director for the 5 Clear Channel-Harrisburg radio stations. I write and produce many of the commercials you hear. I am also the voice on commercials you hear on other area radio stations and on local TV.
I also "produce" other radio programs including Let's Talk Travel With Sandy Fenton and The Old Barn Hockey Show and Legends Of Success with John Resnick which is broadcast nationwide.
I live by the motto of FAITH & STRENGTH. I am blessed to have a job and career that I love. I enjoy coming to work every single day. I love life and love to laugh. And I will always greet you with a smile.
7-7:30 THE 215TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HISTORIC PEACE CHURCH
The Peace Church in Camp Hill will celebrate its 215th anniversary on Sunday May 19th starting at 1:30. Learn about the history and celebrate this major event in our local history.
Local historian Sheldon Munn and President of the Friends of Peace Church invited me to record the show at the church and he shares with us the stories and history of The Peace Church which is on the National Regiser of Hisoric Places.
Here is a video of Sheldon talking about the anniversary event
While I was there I took a few photos. Below you will see the actual key to open the doors, and the display for the anniversary event.
And you can hear my interview with Sheldon Munn here:
7:30-8 EXPLORING JW MUSIC IN CARLISLE WITH OWNER JUSTIN WALTERS
Someone else celebrating a landmark anniversary this year.
Justin Walters heard our Saturday morning interviews and invited me over to see his music store.....JW Music in Carlisle. I walked in and was amazed at the size of this store and the incredible selecton of instruments and accessories. They really do have everything from A-Z when it comes to music.
And then we sat down and he told me about how his business started and how it has evolved and that this year JW Music is celebrating its 25th anniversary. A wonderful hometown business with a great staff that knows music and their products along with experts who can service and repair your instruments. Also a teaching area where area children come to learn and have fun with music.
These folks just love music and love sharing it with everyone.
An accomplished violinist, Justin also told us about some incredible violins he purchased recently while in Europe. He tells us what makes them so special and unique.
JW Music is located at 127 North Hanover Street in Carlisle. Call 258-6765.
And their Lemoyne location at 331 Market Street. Call 761-8222
Learn more at www.jwmusic.com
Hear our interview here:
This is a video of Justin showing and playing the two violins he purchased in Europe.