Weekdays @ 8:30AM

Call and Debate local and national issues!

WKOK Sunrise, Thursday, April 25, 2019 with Chad Hershberger:

5:00am to 7:00am: This Morning, America’s First News with Gordon Deal. Show topics include:

  • There’s a group of supporters of Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders who say they’ll vote for a Trump re-election if their man is denied the nomination. Hear the reasons why.
  • Also, a look at the overnight stock markets, and a look ahead at the day on Wall Street.

7:10am: Connie Timm, President, Lewisburg Arts Council, and Sara Kelley, past President and current board member, on the this weekend’s Lewisburg Celebration of the Arts, Lewisburg Live and the rest of the events associated with the arts festival. Chad will want to know about the featured artists, musicians, opportunities to participate in events and a glimpse of the logistics ‘if you go’ stuff.

On The Mark with host Joe McGranaghan and guest co-host Peggy Chamberlain-Roup:

8:30am to 10am: Open phones. They’ll talk about the big issues of our day and renew their 30 year friendship.



WKOK Sunrise, Friday, April 26, 2019 with Chad Hershberger:

5:00am to 7:00am: This Morning, America’s First News with Gordon Deal. Show topics include:

  • Where the 2020 candidates stand on issues like college affordability and student debt.
  • They’ll look at the overseas stock markets and get a preview of the day ahead on Wall Street.

7:40am: Movie Mike McGranaghan, professional movie critic, author and ‘women in cinema’ advocate, with his review of ‘Breakthrough’ and he’ll have words about new movies. He’ll discuss the entertainment news including the ticket controversies related to ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

On The Mark with host Ben Reichley and guest co-host Todd Roup:

8:30am to 10am: Open phones. They’ll agree on some things, but disagree on the Mueller Report, Pres. Trump, tariffs, trade policy, Twitter and some Harrisburg topics…I’m hoping. J


WKOK Sunrise, Monday, April 29, 2019 with Mark Lawrence:

5:00am to 7:00am: This Morning, America’s First News with Gordon Deal. Show topics include:

  • A look at the weekend stock markets and overseas trading, plus a look ahead on Wall Street
  • And America’s newest past-time on the farm. .

7:10am: Victoria Rosancrans, leader of the Northumberland County Youth Leadership group, along with several young leaders, on their upcoming observance of Mental Health Month; May 8th, 6pm-8pm at the Claude Kehler Park in Shamokin. We’ll talk about the many deliverables of the NCYL, their past activities and the bright future for which the young leaders are preparing. There is a suicide prevention component to their work and they’ll explain that critical, timely, effort.

7:40am: Lois Passi, Chair, Local Vision, Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way, along with Connie Kistler and Cynthia Reid, two leaders of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Sunbury, on the regional diaper drive which is starting on this day. They’ll talk about how a critical unmet need in many families-on-the-margin, is diapers. The high cost and the pressing needs add to the stress that exacerbates the cycle of poverty. They’ll announce their effort to hook-up generous donors with drop-off locations.

On The Mark with co-host Joe McGranaghan:

8:30am to 10am: Open phones. We’ll renew our friendship with a hearty argument.

Listen to past Shows

Mark Lawrence and Ben Reichley host Freddi Carlip of Lewisburg, and Mariasha Baumgarten, co-director, Chabad of Lewisburg, on the upcoming Menorah lighting in Hufnagle Park, this Sunday, 4:30pm. Chabad of Lewisburg is holding the community lighting, then a Grand Chanukah Part at the Greenspace Center. We talk about the growing community of Chabad, an increase anti-Semitism in the US and the ‘Tree of Life’ recovery.

During open phones we talked about the state legislature being encouraged to bail out the nuclear power industry which has fallen on hard times because of the natural gas industry. We talk about corporate welfare, the employee impact in the community and more.

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Mark Lawrence (is back!) and Joe McGranaghan argue about President Trump, his hugely successful impact on the US economy, and his moral failings. We talked about Wall Street, climate, and the President’s remarks on Tritter.

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Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan discuss a Bucks County election case where a county court voter registration is being sued for observing their previously agreed upon deadline (!?), and we talked about President! Donald! Trump’s! exclamation point filled response to Saudi Arabia.

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Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan discuss the late Jesse Woodring of Sunbury who died Monday. We remembered his dedication to the city of Sunbury, his devotion to advance the economy of the city and improving its image. We talked about his time on the Sunbury Community Hospital board.  Then during open phones, we talked about the new White House rules designed to control reporters, and Ivanka emails which violate federal policy.

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Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan discuss a wide range of topics with few calls. We talked about Jim Acosta being allowed back in the White House, the Girl Scouts suing the Boy Scouts, and various cult mass murder events, Jim Jones, Ruby Ridge, and Waco.

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Mark Lawrence and guest co-host John Shipman talk about the winter storm, and a time in Sunbury when there was no snow plowing!  We updated the Winternet and news stories related to the storm. During open phones, we talked about the divisive discourse in the US right now, the divisive sides of the health care discussion, and related topics.

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