Monday, Memorial Day 5/25/15 We will have a ‘Best Of’ WKOK Sunrise. We’ll hear a new Memorial Day feature, and we’ll air some excerpts of our Geisinger at 100 series. Plus, at 7:40am, we’ll have a new, live interview with Karen Gardener of the SUN Area Chapter of the American Red Cross Heroes Breakfast, and we’ll hear from one of the recipients–a woman who donated bone marrow — to a stranger. A real anonymous donation. Tuesday 5/26/15 6:10am and 6:40am, we’ll hear some more ‘Best Of’ segments, and the big dig into state and local news, plus The Weekend Recap. 7:10am and 7:40am, we’ll hear from some of the key plays at The Albright Center in Sunbury. That’s SRI’s new community arts center. We’ll talk about an upcoming deadline and how everyone in The Valley can help advance the…
Geisinger at 100: Dr. Glenn Steele-former President and CEO of Geisinger Health System, with an exclusive WKOK exit interview. We talked about his accomplishments–and what is being left undone. Some of his successes, and what didn’t work. In the sometimes emotional interview, he tells us what he will miss.
Karen Gardner–coordinator of the SUN Area Chapter American Red Cross Heroes Breakfast. We’ll discuss the nominees, the big breakfast and ‘heroes’ of past years.
Kevin Bittenbender-Sergeant Major US Army National Guard, and President of the Union County Veterans 4th of July Committee, Diana Williams-Treasurer North Shore Railroad, and Gary Shields-President and CEO North Shore Railroad, on the rail excursions for veterans which will be part of the Union County Veterans 4th of July Celebration. We also discuss their fundraising efforts, more about the scope of the upcoming parade and events, and how you can become involved.
Lisa Portzline–Coordinator Mayfair at the Playground, the inaugural fun, fundraising event at the Good Will Playground.
Geisinger at 100: Sara Bartlett’s 2-minute report on some happy patients–Sharon Budd and David Paterno.
Friday 5/15, and Monday 5/18 to Friday 5/22, Newsradio 1070 WKOK and WKOK.com present Geisinger at 100-An exclusive series of inside looks at the Geisinger Health System, their progress in past 100 years, and a progressive look forward.
We interview the outgoing president/CEO Dr. Glenn Steele with an eye on his forward-thinking legacy, and we’ll have few words about his greatest accomplishments–and some unfinished work. We’ll hear from the new president/CEO Dr. David Feinberg.
Dr. Donald Housley’s 37-minute interview aired today:
Dr. Walter Brasch, retired journalism professor, author and commentator, with words about our aging rail system, and seven deaths which could have easily been prevented.
Movie Mike McGranaghan, professional movie critic, author and women’s advocate, with his review of Hot Pursuit, words about Morgan Freeman’s marijuana habit, the end of American Idol, and the death of B. B. King.