In recognition of the approaching 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, PAMatters is sharing daily observations of noted historian Mark Nesbitt, who brings you the personal stories of the boys and men who were marching into history in the summer of 1863… Visit Mark’s blog at http://markvnesbitt.wordpress.com/ for more Gettysburg stories… June 24 […]
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
It’s January and you return to your very well-paid job from a nice holiday break – a month and a half holiday break. Certainly everyone can relate to that. Your boss welcomes you back and then informs you that he has several big and important projects for you to complete by mid-year. In fact, some of […]
The long-awaited and much-anticipated Senate version of liquor privatization legislation is now officially unveiled. State Senator Chuck McIlHinney uncorked his proposal Tuesday after chairing a series of public hearings in his Senate Law & Justice Committee. McIlhinney’s proposal would expand the carry-out sale of wine and spirits to more than 14,000 existing license holders, such […]
State Senator Charles McIlhinney is expected to unveil his legislation today dealing with the liquor business in Pennsylvania. McIlhinney recently chaired a series of hearings on the proposal to privatize the booze business in PA, hearings that sometimes became contentious as union-backed opponents of privatization, including some lawmakers, expressed their outrage at the plan to […]
When the original Bill of Rights was passed by the Congress of a young nation in 1789, copies were hand-written and sent to each state. Pennsylvania’s copy disappeared in the 1800s. New York’s was believed to be lost in a fire. Still, the New York Public Library has one of the hand-written copies and many […]
Saying it’s an important added level of security, Penn State University has announced a ban on all bags, backpacks and purses at home sporting events this fall. The policy was first put in place for the Blue-White spring football practice game in April. That was just after the backpack bombings at the Boston Marathon. The […]
Governor Tom Corbett today will submit his nomination for a vacant seat on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. That seat opened up with the resignation last month of former Justice Joan Orie Melvin who was convicted on corruption charges earlier this year. She is appealing that conviction. The governor has selected longtime Superior Court Judge Correale […]
The weather system feared to form a phenomenon known as a derecho began moving into Pennsylvania early this morning, sweeping through western PA in the 3 and 4 o’clock hours and then continuing its path across the Commonwealth. Much of the state is in store for severe thunderstorms, heavy rain and damaging winds, along with […]
Democrats and Republicans postured and battled Monday in the state House of Representatives, but in the end the Democrats fell short to the GOP majority on every critical vote. The Democrats were pushing their own budget plan, which they said would increase spending for education and expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, a move […]
Starting this month, we will be placing audio from the complete “Ask the Governor” programs on PAMatters.com. Now, you can listen to the entire program and/or watch video clips of specific topics. Click the play button to get started… [audio:AsktheGov06-10-13_1.mp3] This program was recorded Monday, June 10th, 2013 and includes discussions on the following […]
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