In Touch Podcast

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

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    Ian took some time out of his day to speak with comedian Bert Kreischer about his upcoming show at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport on Thursday, Februry 2nd, 2023.  Bert also discusses his career and his upcoming movie.  
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    Jake takes a look back at February 1986 for a few forgotten hits by artist like Simple Minds, Survivor, Jellybean and more.  He also flashes back to the movie "One Crazy Summer" starring John Cusack and Demi Moore.  He touches on events of 1986 and also fills you in on some new music news from […]
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    Did you miss any of Keith Kitchen’s “Strange and Deranged” last week?  The world's largest strip club is offering bouncers a giant robot suit, a woman on TikTok goes viral when her order of 1/4 lb of cheese results in a delivery of 50 lbs of cheese, a gamer playing Rainbow Six: Siege butt dials […]
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    The Lycoming County United Way has a Spring Forward 5k coming up soon and will also play a big role in Raise the Region in March, cheering on all the area 501c3 organizations to hit their goals. Freddi Hammer talks with Ron Frick, CEO of the Lycoming County United Way and he’ll reveal more plans […]
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    Get ready for Friends in Low Places: The Music of Garth Brooks & The Women of '90s Country, hitting the stage of the Community Arts Center for ONE NIGHT ONLY – SATURDAY, January 28th?! Shawn Carey talks with the students of the Uptown Music Collective and gets a mini performance in studio. Uptown Music Collective […]
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    Did you miss any of Keith Kitchen’s “Strange and Deranged” last week?  Opening a mini fridge in your hotel room could cost you $50, dancing in Sweden requires a license, and an author fakes her own death…these stories and more this week in The Files of The Strange and Deranged!  Don't forget to listen to […]
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    Little League District 12 is seeking energetic volunteers to be Little League baseball and softball umpires this year. As a volunteer for Little League you may have opportunities to help teach life lessons and enrich lives of children who dream of playing Little League baseball. Little League District 12 Administrator Rich Lyons and Chris Downs […]
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    The 2nd Annual “Hats for Heat” event is coming January 28th 2023, and Vinnie Reeder from Reeder Bros. Oil this week tells us the amazing back story about this fundraiser got started.  (Vinnie) Reeder Bros. invites you to the Loyalsock Hotel to have a good time with music, food, raffles, and fun and help raise […]
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    The latest episode of Growing Up 80’s with Jake Michaels is about three hit songs from the 1980’s that were recently re-recorded or reimagined by their original artist.  One song has updated lyrics to reflect a message of resilience and hope during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Another song features a reunion of the original members of […]
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    The Central Pennsylvania Foodbank is a network of many counties working together to make sure every Pennsylvanian has fresh food on their table. Executive Director of the Central PA Food Bank, Joe Arthur, visits with Freddi Hammer to talk about the important work they do to collect and distribute healthy food, how they have worked […]
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    Did you miss any of Keith Kitchen’s “Strange and Deranged” last week?  This past week on The Files of The Strange and Deranged, predictions made 100 years ago…some came true, a man drove 100 miles before realized he had left his wife behind and Denmark had no bank robberies at all in 2022…these stories and […]
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    In this episode, Jake starts off 2023 looking back 40 years to 1983 and the songs that were #1 hits in that year.  You'll learn a bit about the 18 songs that made it to the summit of the Billboard Hot 100 in 1983.  Songs like "Maneater" from Hall & Oates, "Billie Jean" from Michael […]
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    A Norwegian woman faces jail time for hate speech, an investment banker takes things too far, a time traveler on Tik-Tok tells us of deep sea discoveries that will occur over the next 20 years and more…this week on The Files of The Strange & Deranged.  Don't forget to listen to The Files of the […]
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    The Williamsport Crosscutters invite you to their Hot Stove Banquet fundraiser on Tuesday, January 24th at the Genetti Hotel in Williamsport. Meet Major League guests for a question and answer session, live and silent auctions of sports memorabilia to benefit Sojourner Truth Ministries in Williamsport. Freddi Hammer talks with Gabe Sinacropi, VP of Marketing for […]
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    This past week on The Files of The Strange and Deranged, a man is cited for driving in the HOV lane with an inflatable Grinch as his passenger, a dog is rescued from a Florida island, and speaking of Florida, it may be the home for more Strange and Deranged stories than any other state […]
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    Grief affects each person differently.  Feelings of loss and sadness can show up without warning, even many years after losing someone you love.  The holidays, with traditions, events, group meals and difficult family time, can heighten or reignite these intense feelings of loss.  Freddi Hammer will go over 10 strategies of coping with intense feelings […]
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    This week on The Files of The Strange & Deranged, a man is arrested for slapping a horse on the butt, a reckless driver in a Wal-Mart parking lot turns out to be a dog, a blind horse breaks multiple Guinness World records and much more!  Don't forget to listen to The Files of the […]
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    (ENCORE AIRING)  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 […]
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    This week on the Files of the Strange & Deranged, an Annabelle doll is blamed for a mysterious illness, a criminal mastermind films himself stealing a surveillance camera, a bear destroys an inflatable Christmas decoration and more!  Don't forget to listen to The Files of the Strange and Deranged weeknights at 9:40 on Classic Hits […]
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    In this episode Jake looks back at one of his favorite albums from the 80's, 1985's "Play Deep" from The Outfield.  Jake looks back on the year that was 1985 and shares his thoughts on the songs included on the "Play Deep" album, which includes the infectious power pop song "Your Love."  Take a stroll […]
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