It took 10 meetings spread out over weeks of talks, but the Corbett Administration and the Service Employees International Union have reportedly come to a tentative agreement on a new contract for about 10,000 state employees. It’s the 2nd consecutive day that the state has come to terms with a major state employee union. […]
About Brad Christman
Brad’s broadcasting career began at WGSA-AM in Ephrata, Pennsylvania in 1988. After working in sales, promotions, news, sports and on-air, Brad was promoted to News Director in 1989. He left Ephrata in 1990 to assume News/Sports Director duties at 92.1 GOLD/1590 WCBG in Mercersburg/Chambersburg, PA. After the stations merged with WAYZ and WHGT in 1993, Brad served as News Director of all four stations simultaneously and as Program Director of WCBG, overseeing its conversion to a News/Talk format.
In 1994, Brad came to Harrisburg to become the morning anchor for Radio Pennsylvania, a statewide network consisting of more than 60 radio stations across PA. He was promoted to Assignment Editor in 1998 and then to News Director in 2007. In his 17 years at Radio PA, Brad has reported on some of the biggest stories in Pennsylvania’s history, and he recently collected his 100th award for broadcasting and journalistic excellence. Brad has received honors from organizations including The Associated Press, UPI, the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters, the National Association of State Radio Networks, The National Headliner Awards, the U.S. Army and more.
Brad is a past President (2006-07) of the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association and continues to serve on the association’s Board of Directors. He is also a past President (2003) of the National Association of State Radio Networks News Directors Association.
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State budget negotiations continue in Harrisburg as the Corbett Administration attempts to iron out differences with fellow Republicans in the legislative leadership. Their goal is to have a spending plan signed and in place one week from tonight, making this the first budget deadline met in 8 years. Governor Tom Corbett said last night that […]
One of the biggest state employee unions is reporting on its website that it has reached a tentative agreement with the Corbett Administration. AFSCME Council 13 says the deal was struck around 11pm Wednesday night, but so far neither side is releasing any details. The tentative contract must still be ratified by the union membership, […]
House Republican leaders say in 10 days or less, Pennsylvania will have its first on-time spending plan in nearly a decade. With June 30th looming, the process is kicking into high gear as lawmakers say work continues “non-stop” to meet the often-missed deadline. House and Senate budget negotiators are currently ironing out the […]
It had been 16 years since I last sat across the broadcast studio from Tom Corbett. Back in 1995, he was the newly-appointed Attorney General and I was just entering my 2nd year as an anchor & reporter at Radio PA. Flash forward to June 9th, 2011. He’s now the governor and I’m the […]
Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum used the Somerset County Courthouse as a backdrop as he made his official announcement that he’s running for President of the United States in 2012. On a bright, sunny day in western Pennsylvania, Santorum’s speech was momentarily interrupted when a spectator fainted near the stage. After assisting those who helped […]
He’s been running for months, visiting early primary and caucus states like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, but today former Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Rick Santorum makes it official: he is a candidate for President of the United States. Santorum has chosen to make his announcement on the steps of the Somerset County Courthouse. […]
14-year old Sukanya Roy of South Abington Township near Scranton is the winner of the 84th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee. Roy won the title last night by correctly spelling “cymotrichous” in round 20. By contrast, last year’s spelling bee only lasted 9 rounds. Roy won the trophy and the lucrative prizes that […]
Years of preparations boil down to one tense day for the kids who have advanced to the semi-finals of the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee, which will crown a new champion this evening. After two days of written and oral spelling, the field was whittled down from 275 to 41. Pennsylvania leads all states with […]
Hello, PAMatters junkies! Brad Christman here, and in addition to serving as News Director for the Radio Pennsylvania Network, I’m an admin and editorial supervisor for this new website. If you’ve been with us during this launch period, you’ve read a lot about our “Ask the Governor” program. Well, we’re now just a week […]
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