Governor Tom Corbett is scheduled to make his debut appearance on “Ask the Governor” on Thursday, June 9th. Video segments of the program will be available on PAMatters.com starting that day and the program is also airing on radio stations statewide through the Radio Pennsylvania Network. Visit our “Ask the Governor” page to submit a […]
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.
Entries by Brad Christman
U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a Middle East swing with fellow U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID). The conversation focused on several key issues facing Israel and the United States, including the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, the ongoing Middle East peace process and US-Israeli cooperation on military […]
Over Democrat objections, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has given it’s approval to a $27.3 billion, no-tax increase state budget that restores some proposed cuts in education. The House vote was 109-92 and the action leaves 37 days for the House and Senate to work out any differences before sending a final budget to Governor Tom Corbett’s desk. […]
The state Senate voted to confirm several appointees on Monday, most notably giving a positive nod to Governor Tom Corbett’s choice to replace him as Pennsylvania Attorney General. Linda Kelly was confirmed on a unanimous 50-0 vote and will finish out the remaining 20 months of the term. The office became vacant when former Attorney […]
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is poised to give its final approval to a $27.3 billion budget plan. The House voted 110-89 to advance the bill on Monday, setting up the final vote which could come as early as today. The spending plan stays true to Governor Tom Corbett’s overall spend figure, while supporters […]
Another strong storm front moved through central and eastern Pennsylvania late Monday, triggering tornado warnings in multiple counties. Some of the heaviest damage is reported in Juniata County, where barns, homes and other structures were subjected to high winds. No deaths or serious injuries have been reported, but barn roof collapses contributed to some loss […]
The head of the natural gas industry’s Marcellus Shale Coalition claims that some local municipalities in Pennsylvania are discriminating against drillers by passing local laws aimed at preventing gas well operations. Katheryn Klaber cited laws against drilling within a certain distance from buildings and noise ordinances that in some cases ban nighttime noise increases […]
Another series of strong thunderstorms rolled through central Pennsylvania overnight, bringing more heavy rains to areas that have been waterlogged for much of this spring. The hardest-hit region this week is in and around the state capital area, where the National Weather Service reports that some areas have received nearly six inches of rainfall since Monday. A line of very power […]
Well, for the approximately 17% of eligible voters who showed up at the polls on Tuesday, there was little chance of waiting in line to cast a ballot. The dust is settling from Pennsylvania’s 2011 primary election, and while some candidates are set for final showdowns in November, a couple of high-profile races remained too […]
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