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 GETTING READY FOR BUCK SEASON AT STAUDT'S GUN SHOP
First day of rifle season for deer "Buck Season" is coming up December 2nd, and if you are planning on heading out there to bag a buck, get that gun ready. Alot of hunters already have brought theirs to Staudt's Gun Shop.
We took the Mike Parks Mic again over to Staudt's to visit with Joe Staudt and get the latest on guns and ammo. Speaking of ammo, if you haven't noticed it already, there IS a shortage of rifle ammo. We'll find out from Joe what is really scarce and why. We'll also talk about scopes and also what's new in their gunsmithing shop. They will be offering re-loading classes soon and also are making final touches to their custom guns which will be available soon.
I also talked Joe into holding a BLACK FRIDAY SALE!! Staudt's will be offering 10% off everything in the store and also 5% on gun repairs for guns brought in that day to the shop. If you love guns, appreciate great service, and miss that old fashion hometown gun shop, stop by Staudt's 7050 Allentown Boulevard across from Aroogas. Visit them online at www.staudtsgunshop.com
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7:30-8 UNDERSTANDING TRADEMARKS & TRADE NAMES-THE KELLER LAW FIRM
Our continuing education of intellectual propety law with attorney Kelley Keller. This time we get into trademarks and trade names and what you should know before going into business.....and.....what you need to know as an existing business.
We'll discuss the differences in protection as well as meaning...and what could happen if someone else is using the same name in another part of the country. What do you do and how can you protect yourself? Kelley will offer advice.
To learn all about The Keller Law Firm and how they can help you if you're starting a business or owning an existing business, visit www.thekellerlawfirm.com
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7-7:30 HOLIDAY FAMILY PHOTOS WITH MICHELLE WHITEHEAD PHOTOGRAPHY
With the holidays approaching, alot of you will be scrambling to find that perfect family photo for your Christmas cards. If you don't have it, or are planning on taking some photos yourself, our favorite professional photographer, Michelle Whitehead will offer some tips and suggestions on how to take great family and holiday photos.
Michelle is also offering some special "mini photo sessions." These sessions will be held on the beautiful grounds of Strite's Orchard now thru the end of the month. You get a half hour photo session with lots of professional shots of your family having fun in the orchard. You will get the digital images and also an online album. These sessions fill up fast so call Michelle and reserve your time now. Call 343-4932 and visit her wonderful website to see her incredible work at www.michellewhitehead.com
7:30-8 THE ANNUAL MEDICARE ENROLLMENT PERIOD WITH CAPITAL BLUE CROSS
Now thru December 7th, seniors have the opportunity to make changes to their Medicare coverage. There are many options to choose. Should you go with more coverage, a lower deductible, should you switch plans?
Steve Russell is the Vice President of Medicare Programs for Capital Blue Cross and we will talk about Medicare and the options available to you. How to make Medicare work for you, the supplement plans, the prescription drug plans and also the Medicare Advantage plans which provide you with beter benefits and lower out of pocket cost.
Capital Blue Cross is committed to the Medicare marketplace and to our community. They have a reputation of providing quality care and high customer satisfaction. And with their many connections nationwide they can provide you coverage wherever you travel.
For a one on one consultation with a Medicare expert who can help you pick a plan right for you and your budget, Capital Blue Cross has set up a special toll free hotline at 1-800-990-4201. You can also find alot of information on their website at www.capbluecross.com/medicare
7-7:30 SQUIRRELS & MICE WITH RICK SHADEL & S&S WILDLIFE CONTROL
It's that time of year, when the critters and creatures, just like us, come in from the cold to spend winter where it's warm. Theat means squirrels and mice and snakes. So if you are hearing noises in the night in your walls or up in the attic, it could mean you have unexpected guests.
Not only are they annoying, but they can be dangerous and unhealthy. They chew wiring, mess with your insulation and also turn that space into their own personal bathroom.
Rick will tell us what you can do now to try and keep them out and if you already have them you can call his crew to inspect, diagnose, capture, remove, exclude and repair.
Call 1-866-SKUNK-BE GONE (758-6523) and visit www.sandswildlifecontrol.com
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7:30-8 SAFE MONEY RETIREMENT WITH JOHN LAWRENCE
Serving South Central PA for 13 years, John assists those over age 50 in securing their retirement dollars through the use of SAFE money strategies. All of the plans he offers are 100% protected against loss and there is never a fee for his services.
In this edition of Safe Money Retirement John will discuss how to not outlive your money, how to protect your portfolio through the ups and downs of the economy and stock market, what are fixed indexed annuities and are they a safe choice, and also we'll answer some listener questions like what if you are behind with your retirement saving plan and how much do you need to retire?
For a no obligation consultation with John call him toll free at 888-251-7797.
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