In Touch Podcast

Backyard Broadcasting’s public affairs show that focuses on local life and events in our area.

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    Join the community and support Lifland Skatepark (inside Elm Park in Williamsport) and their Radical Ride, October 8th. During this In Touch Extra, Freddi Hammer speaks with the President of Lifland Skatepark, Lonnie Wilcox (who is also the graphic artist and website developer at Backyard Broadcasting). Lonnie will share the origins of the park and […]
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    Attend the “LyComing-Out Day” Festival at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds in Hughesville on October 8th from 11am til 6pm.   LGBTQ Supporters and Allies will enjoy an inclusive environment with food and shopping vendors, plus fun entertainment, including stars from RuPaul’s Drag Race. President and Vice President of Williamsport’s Lycoming Out Day Festival, Fred Foster and […]
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    In 1982, Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak created the "US Festival."  Billed as the biggest thing since Woodstock, Wozniak staged a three-day concert in the mountains of San Bernardino County, in Southern California, that featured some of the day's biggest names in music including The Police, The Cars, Pat Benatar, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Fleetwood […]
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    Jehovah’s Witnesses came back to Lycoming County neighborhoods to knock on doors again in September, after the pandemic shut down their Kingdom Halls and halted their door-to-door ministry for over 30 months!  Robert Hendricks, National Spokesperson for Jehovah’s Witnesses, shares details about the heart of the mission of their ministry and more about the global launch […]
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    The Schick Elementary (K-5th) Sock Walk Fundraiser on Friday, September 30, 2022.  Loyalsock Elementary School PTO  funds support fun programs and educational tools for students; Field Trips Annual Teacher Appreciation Programs Playground Upgrades Mini grants for staff Reading Programs Science Programs Annual Fall Festival Activity Day
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    Senator Gene Yaw and Representative Joe Hamm join the program this week to remind you about their annual Senior Citizens Expo at Community Baptist Church in Montoursville this Thursday (9:30a-1pm).   Seniors, their families and caregivers are invited to meet over 75 vendors who have information about Health Care, Elder Law, Volunteer Options, Nursing Home Facilities, […]
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    The 80’s were full of blockbuster movies… Back to the Future, Rain Man, the Princess Bride and Big just to name a few.  But what 80's movie had one of the best soundtracks, even being listed on the "Best Movie Soundtracks: The 15 Film Music Compilations That'll Change Your Life" list in the Huffington Post […]
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    Here's Shawn Carey's conversation with George, one of the guitarists from the tribute band, "Hotel California:  A Salute To The Eagles."  For more than two decades, tribute band, Hotel California, has touched the hearts of fans all over the world by accurately reproducing the Grammy award winning sounds of The Eagles.  See the show at […]
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    Jake interviews Brittany Fischer, Communications & Development Director for YWCA Northcentral, PA.  Greg Hayes, Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation and Jessica Survano, Development Director for River Valley Regional YMCA on the upcoming "Over the Edge" fundraising event on Friday, September 23, 2022 in downtown Williamsport.
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    9-11 Memorial Coalition members, President Tank Baird, Chief Todd Winder and Chaplain Gary Smith get ready for the 21st Annual 9-11 Memorial Motorcycle Ride Sunday, September 11th.   They tell us… – How to join the 42-mile column of riders to help us all “Never Forget” – The history and community love for the ride. – […]
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    In the first episode of Growing Up 80's with Jake Michaels, he looks back at a few songs from 1987 that just missed making it to the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the songs that kept them from the #1 spot. He also looks back at what was popular on T.V. […]
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    Dave Bresnahan, former Williamsport Bills catcher, before returning to Historic Bowman Field to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the "Great Potato Caper," joined Backyard Broadcasting's Shawn Carey to share what led up to that night, the actual potato toss and what happened afterwards.
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    Director of Veterans Affairs of Lycoming County Michael McMunn talks about the Hometown Heroes Banners that you’ll see throughout Lycoming County.
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    Williamsport Registered Nurse, Lisa McCloskey is also an international breastfeeding consultant and since it’s August, she has information on National Breastfeeding month. Freddi Hammer talks with Lisa about the benefits of “human milk feeding” for both moms and babies, challenging social norms about breastfeeding, legislation about breastfeeding in the workplace and programs available to assist […]
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    Jim Dougherty, the new Executive Director of the Community Arts Center, shares information about the upcoming shows in their 2022-2023 season. Find out more about the history of the CAC, how different shows get chosen, and how you can plan for lots of fun entertainment with the whole family at all the CAC shows next […]
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    The Lycoming County Master Gardeners invite you to their “Garden Fest” next Saturday, August 13th! This Sunday, get a preview of the event with Garden Fest Chair, Jennifer Dudek! There will be programs on native plant species, having a sustainable yard that won’t upset the neighbors, pollinators and Bonsai Trees, rain or shine…plus kids activities, […]
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    With hot weather and summer activities in high gear, Dr. Jessica Ay-Liff, Medical Director at Med Express in Wilkes-Barre has tips and reminders to keep your family safe. She discusses preventing Heat Stroke/Heat Exhaustion, Water Safety, Avoiding Lyme Disease, Zika Virus and COVID-19, Child Safety during Summer Travel, and watching for drug interactions in hot […]
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    The River Valley Regional YMCA continues to serve our community with programs highlighting healthy living, social responsibility and youth development. Find out from the region’s YMCA Marketing Coordinator, Mandy Minella, about how the summer is going and what’s being planned for the upcoming fall season at branches across North Central PA.
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    A recent rate hike by PPL Electric could increase your utility costs this summer but you have more control than you think over your electric bill! Freddi Hammer talks with PPL Regional Affairs Director, Tracie Witter, who has information on finding smart, energy saving appliances and how to shop around for an electricity supplier.
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    The war in Ukraine has affected over 50% of the employment and ended school for many students, the non-profit group “ENGin” pairs young Ukrainians with English-speakers for FREE online English conversation practice and cross-cultural connection. Find out how this 2 year-old program is looking for volunteers like you to help young Ukrainians (ages 13-35) prepare […]
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