Each year, Radio PA counts down the top 10 Pennsylvania stories of the year as voted on by the newsroom staff and other members of the statewide media. Today, we continue with story #8 and some big changes coming to a bar or tavern near you very soon… Click the audio player below to hear […]
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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Each year, Radio PA counts down the top 10 Pennsylvania stories of the year as voted on by the newsroom staff and other members of the statewide media. Today, we continue with story #9 and the slumping poll numbers for a governor heading into a re-election year. Click the audio player below to hear story […]
Each year, Radio PA counts down the top 10 Pennsylvania stories of the year as voted on by the newsroom staff and other members of the statewide media. Today, we kick it off with story #10 and the bizarre viral internet rants of a former Schuylkill County police chief who has an affinity for high-powered […]
After years of describing the situation as a crisis, lawmakers in the state House finally approved a comprehensive funding plan for roads, bridges and mass transit in Pennsylvania late Tuesday. The favorable vote came just one day after the House rejected the same proposal. PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch says he believes some lawmakers reconsidered the […]
It’s been raining steadily in much of south-central Pennsylvania for more than 24 hours and rainfall totals in some areas have topped a half a foot. The heavy rains have caused road closures and some schools are closing early and canceling Friday night football games. The rain was part of a slow moving system approaching the […]
Tropical Storm Karen is poised to be the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season to reach the U.S. mainland. The storm is currently churning in the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to make landfall this weekend along the Gulf Coast. The storm will shift into a tropical depression over land and is forecasted […]
The highly anticipated “marketplace” went live online this morning and if you tried to immediately shop for healthcare coverage, odds are you didn’t get very far. The website www.healthcare.gov experienced frequent crashes after going online at about 8:00am and those who were able to load the home page were sent to a virtual waiting room. Healthcare […]
Tens of thousands of people flocked to Washington D.C. over the weekend to kick off a week of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, which included the iconic “I have a dream” speech by the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Many in D.C. Saturday were there for the original event […]
The official 150th Anniversary Commemoration of the Battle of Gettysburg ran from June 28th through July 7th. Organizers were planning for 200,000 visitors over that 10 day period. They got 235,000. That’s the number released by the groups who planned the massive event. The number was based on input from a variety of sources, including […]
The 2013 summer break hasn’t been what state lawmakers usually hope for when they head back to their districts. State House members have already returned to the Capitol once, and now they’ll be back for another summer encore on Monday. The issue bringing lawmakers back to the hill deals with the state Fiscal Code. The […]
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