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Jimel Calliste, President of the Wilkes-Barre chapter of the NAACP, joined Marcy on the show Sunday to talk about some of the accomplishments and challenges the past two years have brought on the organization. Calliste spoke of the triumph of renaming Coal Street Park into Martin Luther King Jr Park and the first annual Juneteenth celebration. He also discussed future community involvement through Covid vaccination initiatives and the annual Freedom Fund Banquet coming up this month. Next week former NAACP President Ron Felton will join the show to go into detail about this year’s banquet and it’s special honorees.

Frankie welcomes Maggie Mehall to tell listeners about a fundraiser and donation driving going on for the Saint Joseph’s Baby & Children’s Pantry in honor of national diaper week. The group aids area families in need with new and gently used clothing, toys and items for young children and infants, and also supplies diapers to low-income households.

Then Meghan and Michaela join Marcy to talk about the Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce and the upcoming Young Professional Awards, which will take place October 6th at PNC field. The awards range in a variety of categories – from volunteers and Cultural ambassadors to STEM and Trailblazer – as a way to help shine a spotlight on local up and coming professionals in their respected fields.

Finally Frankie learns about a special Foster grandparent program from Telespond Senior Services Colleen Garrison. The program provides opportunities to low income individuals over the age of 55 to provide care and attention to at-risk children in educational and social settings

Paint Pittston Pink Co-Founder Barbara Sciandra joins Marcy to talk about the local nonprofit’s roots and fundraising agenda this year, including a series of events that lead up to the annual Paint Pittston Pink Day on Saturday, October 1st. The organization was formed to assist with raising funds for cancer research at the University of Pennsylvania to help find a cure for the disease.

97.9X’s Mike Duffy also joins in on the conversation, as he will be raising funds and  participating in this year’s Gentleman’s Dash in honor of his father. Duffy and the radio station are also holding their own series of fundraising events to support the cause, including a special Locals Only Live show September 22nd. Learn about how to support Duffy and the dash at

Learn more about PPP here or by visiting the organization on Facebook and Instagram.

Kathy Buccio – lifestyle expert and Network TV contributor joins Marcy to provide some much needed fall survival tips, especially when it comes to feeding the family.

NEPA Youth Shelter Executive Director & Founder Maureen tells Marcy about the youth shelter and its purpose, including how it got started, the services it provides and how the community can help.

Marcy is joined by John Davis of Valley with a Heart to discuss this year’s major event and fundraiser going on September 4th at Saint Faustina Grove in Nanticoke. Valley With a Heart is a homegrown organization that raises funds for chronically and terminally ill children and their families right here in Luzerne County! You can learn more by visiting

Dr. Nancie Fitch speaks to Marcy about various forms of summer safety, including sun, water, travel, insect and disease. She directs listeners to the CDC for more information and useful tools on these topics.

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day, and September is Nartional Recovery Month. To highlight the topics of addiction – as well as mental health – Marcy is joined by local advocate Carol Coolbaugh and 2022 Ms. Pennsylvania Alysa Bainbridge to discuss a local Overdose Awareness event being held at Kirby Park August 28th. The annual event features speakers, including Bainbridge, resources and more.

Correspondent Kim Sawyer learns about a new at-home dialysis treatment through music producer and recording artist David Rush. The treatment comes from Tablo, learn more at

Frankie Warren welcomes Amanda Marchegiani, Community Relations Coordinator from the Northeast PA Regional Cancer Institute. They spoke about an upcoming fundraiser for the organization August 26th called “La Belle Soirée à Paris” featuring featuring concert pianist, John Paris and Paul LaBelle and The Exact Change All Star Band. The event will be held at Maiolatesi’s Winery at 7pm

Marcy is joined by The Lands at Hillside Farms board member Jim Reino, Co-Chair Joyce Stevens and Executive Director Chet Mozloom. The farm operates as a local nonprofit and is home to an array of shops, educational programs and camps that rely on STEM learning and technology, agriculture and animal welfare, to name a few.. In February of 2022 a fire devastated the farm’s educational center, which housed several of these community resources. Unfortunately the nonprofit’s insurance could not cover the total cost of the building and it’s contents so the group is holding a short-term financial campaign in an attempt to cover the 200k deficit.  To learn more about Hillside Farms or to donate to the fire fundraiser click here

Frankie welcomes Sandy Rice of the Back Mountain Chamber to discuss an Elton John Tribute Fundraiser and event coming up August 12th.

He’s later joined by Michelle and Remington as they talk about the annual Paulie Friedman Run and Walk, which will take place at the Friedman JCC on August 7th.

Next Marcy welcomes Laura Breakstone to the show, who is setting up a K9 Community Clean Up at Kirby Park on August 7th. The Paramount PetCare owner is looking for volunteers to assist with the cleanup to keep both humans and their furry friends safe as they walk throughout the park.

Finally Peter Sidari joins Frankie once again to discuss the upcoming fundraiser for Dr Jen’s Hope on August 7th at Coopers Seafood.

Alex Groysman joins Marcy with a special event that will benefit Ukraine in August. The Scranton 5K for Ukraine was founded by several local Ukrainian immigrants. The event will be held August 13 with proceeds benefitting World Central Kitchen – Ukraine Fund. It begins at the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail at 9am. You can learn more at

Then Amber Loomis joins the show to give all the details on the Osterhout Free Library’s All Fore Books Mini Golf Fundraiser July 31st. This is your opportunity to golf through the actual library while raising money for amazing free community programs, such as the Library of things, wireless routers and children’s programming. The event is in collaboration with the Wilkes-Barre Rotary and is just $10 for adult and $5 for kids!

Dr Nancie Fitch discuses several summer safety tips with Marcy throughout the show. She highlighted topics such as water and sun safety, how to prep for travel, dealing with ticks and other pesky insects and caring for you medication in the heat. She stressed the importance of checking in with young children and the elderly during the hot summer months.She also referred listeners to the CDC website for more information. Dr Fitch is a local director for MedExpress in Wilkes-Barre.

Cassandra Coleman joins Marcy to discuss America’s 250 birthday in 2026, and how America 250 PA is helping put Pennsylvania on the map. The federal and state nonprofit aims to not only celebrate the occasion, but detail what make the Keystone State historic, special and unique through a series of events and programs in all 67 counties. Listeners can learn more by visiting

Mike Taluto from PennDot speaks about several summer safety tips, including an upcoming Child Car Seat Safety Check happening Tuesday, July 12th at the PennDot location in Dunmore. He also talks about open positions and recruitment opportunities for the winter months.

Frankie learns about the upcoming Back Mountain Memorial Library auction from several Library board members. It acts as the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year and allows for several updates and expansions on programming, tech and more for the community at-large.

Alex Groysman joins Marcy with a special event that will benefit Ukraine in August. The Scranton 5K for Ukraine was founded by several local Ukrainian immigrants. The event will be held August 13 with proceeds benefitting World Central Kitchen – Ukraine Fund. It begins at the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail at 9am. You can learn more at

Lastly Frankie is joined by Wilkes-Barre Mayor Geroge Brown, who discusses several upcoming community events such as the Fireworks Celebration at Kirby Park, Farmer’s Market and more.

Shawn and Lauren Myers stop by to talk about their nonprofit Puck Cancer, and how it helps area cancer patients through a Prescription Fund at Medical Oncology Associates of Kington. The organization hosts several, fundraisers throughout the year with the aid of the local community, including a Puck Cancer Festival that will take place July 16th at Quality Hill Playground in Nanticoke. The group will also host a golf tournament August 20th.

You can learn more about Puck Cancer by visiting Puck Cancer, Inc. on Facebook or by clicking here.

Marcy is joined by Shelby Monk of the Diamond City Partnership to discuss how Downtown Wilkes-Barre is bouncing back through a series of public events, marketing, collage programs and more. The nonprofit is hosting a free Downtown Discoveries KidsFest on Saturday June 25th from 11-1 in Midtown Village.

Holly and Craig join Marcy to talk about this year’s Pride Fest, held on Public Square Sunday, June 26th by the NEPA Rainbow Alliance. The day will start off with a parade followed by music, food, vendors, shows and educational booth and resources. The NEPA Rainbow Alliance provides education, support, and advocacy for LGBTQ+ individuals and families while working to advance fairness and equality.

To learn more or get involved visit NEPA Rainbow Alliance on social, or check out their site  here.

Craig and Holly join Marcy to talk about The NEPA Rainbow Alliance PRIDEFEST coming up June 26th on Public Square! The event will feature a parade, food, vendors, shows, educational stands and resources based around the LGBTQ+ Community and its supporters. The NEPA Rainbow Alliance provides education, support, and advocacy for LGBTQ+ individuals and families while working to advance fairness and equality. Find out more at

Marcy then includes some upcoming events in the community at the show’s end.

Amber and Irene from the Friends of the Osterhout Free Library join Marcy to discuss the annual Tent/Book sale fundraiser. It’s one of the biggest funding sources for the Osterhout Library, which is so much more than just books. It’s a historical community landmark that offers, educational programming, children’s programming, wireless hotspots and even a special “Things” catalog that lets cardholders rent out items like guitars, tents and more – all free of charge.

The Osterhout Free Library Tent sale runs from June 6-10 on Franklin Street in Wilkes-Barre.

Marcy learns about NEPA Gives and what it means to the Greater Wyoming Valley YMCA with Lindsay Landis. The Y has joined together across the Wyoming Valley, strengthening its youth and food insecurity programs in recent years. They will be live at Susquehanna Brewing Company Friday, June 3rd for NEPA Gives. You can visit in person or donate that day through

Frankie is joined by Chris Kelly and Tony Aquaviva from the North Pocono Public Library for the upcoming Garden Gala on June 17th. The event will overlook the many gardens around the library and act as a major fundraiser. Get your tickets by visiting the library!

Marcy is joined by Shaun and David from Benchmark Mortgage to tal about the upcoming Hometown Heroes 5K taking place at Kirby Park on June 11. The event is made to honor all local Heroes and First Responders and includes a Hero Mile!

You can register or find out more at

Correspondent Kim Sawyers talks about a new at-home dialysis treatment with music producer and dialysis patient David Rush. Frankie learns about the upcoming Osterhout Book Sale with some Friends of the Osterhout Public Library, and Jim Brogna tells gets listeners involved in the upcoming Heart Walk.

Marcy is joined by Cassandra with America 250 PA – a non-partisan passed organization whose mission to is promote Pennsylvania through various events, programs and more as the nation leads up to its 250th Birthday in 2026. Cassandra spoke about seveal programs and events that have already begun across the commonwealth, and how PA residents can get involved! If you would like to learn more, participate or even volunteer visit

Crystal tells Marcy about all the finalized fun for Ruth’s Place Walk for Hope on May 7th at the VOA of NEPA! Ruth’s Place is the sole 24/7 women’s shelter in Luzerne County, and the Annual Walk for Hope fundraiser helps keep the nonprofit going.

Check out this years event At the Volunteers of America in Wilkes-Barre on May 7th

Shelby from the Diamond City Partnership stops by to talk about how Downtown is bouncing back through a series of events meant to bolster activity and the downtown economy, like Sips, Cocktails & Culture, Downtown After Dusk and more.

Marcy tells listeners about the upcoming #570Day on May 7th. Developed by the Wilkes-Barre Rotary and Wyoming Valley Chamber the day is meant to shine a spotlight on all NEPA has to offer. Tag your favorite shop, trail, destination and more with #570Day on social media!

Crystal is back with Marcy to talk about the issue of homelessness and the annual Ruth’s Place Walk for Hope fundraiser. Ruth’s place is the only women’s homeless shelter in the area that offers 24/7 service. Its operated by the Volunteers of America, and can be reached through Facebook at Ruth’s Place.

Marcy learns about the Osterhout Bible Church Centershot Archery Program from members Ryan Decker, and his wife, Sherry. The program is free and all ages, and teaches archery skills for six weeks int he spring at the church grounds in Tunkhannock. People can learn more on Facebook at Osterhout Bible Church

Victim’s Resource Center CEO Suzanne Beck explains the VRC’s role within the community, how they advocate for victims of sexual and domestic crimes and upcoming events and awareness days.

Marcy is joined by Shelby from the Diamond City Partnership to talk about the economic stability of downtown Wilkes-Barre and its importance to surrounding communities, as well as a plethora of upcoming events to help bolster local businesses in the area.

Marcy learns all about the importance of Elder Law and what it does from Brenda Colbert and Kevin Grebas of Colbert & Grebas Law. They discuss what a certified elder law attorney is, types of elder law and common misconceptions about prepping for nursing home care. Colbert & Grebas also holds webinars to discuss these topics with the public, with the next one coming up on March 26th at 10AM.

Marcella is joined with Crystal from the Volunteers of America NEPA to talk about the issue of homelessness in the Wyoming Valley.  Tey also discuss VOA programs Ruth’s Place and Give Hope that aid the homeless, as well as the Walk for Hope Fundraiser and Leadership Wilkes-Barre’s “Kitchen Impossible” task!

The St. Nicholas / St. Mary’s Lady Crescents and their coach, John Boylan, are going to  Hershey and need your help! They tell Marcy about their journey so far, and what to expect during the 3-day basketball tournament. You can help them get to states by donating here:

Then Chris Kelly joins Frankie to talk about a mini golf event at the North Pocono Library, and the coveted Wyoming Valley Children’s Association returns with their silent auction and Blue and Gold Gala! WVCA Executive Director Nina DeiTos Zanon tells Frankie all about it!

Marcy learns about the Diamond City Partnership, Its future events to benefit the city and the current economic status of Downtown Wilkes-Barre from DCP Marketing and Development Director Susan Magnotta.

Marcy learns all about the Northwest Area Cross County and Running Rangers Programs – as well as the importance for kids to get reacquainted in healthy activities after Covid –  from Coach Gareth Henderson. They also discuss an upcoming trail event and fundraiser that will take place on the Susquehanna Warrior Trail April 23rd! Sunday Magazine listeners can use code RADIO to get an extra 10% OFF their registration, too! Check out for all the info!

Marcella is joined by NEPA Youth Shelter’s Executive Director and Founder Maureen Gray to talk about the importance of the having a youth shelter and after-school teen center, and the reality for many LGBTQ+ youth across the Eastern part of the state.

Marcella speaks with UPMC Dr. Maria Guyette on the subject of loneliness, and discloses heating safety tips from the American Red Cross

Marcella is joined by Mike and Susan from the Luzerne County Community College to talk about the the shipping crisis across the country, as well as the CDL Program at LCCC.

Kevin and Laura from Team Beezy tell Marcy about their community project for Leadership Northeast, which involves an interactive children’s mural in Midtown Village off Public Square in Wilkes-Barre that benefits both the arts and local businesses. Then, Frankie is joined by Sharon to discuss this year’s Go Red campaign with the American Heart Association.

Marcella is joined by NAACP Wilkes-Barre Chapter President Jimel Calliste to talk about MLK Day and the impact Dr. King continues to have today, particularly when it comes to progress. He also talks about how his first term as president is going, what what the community can expect from the NAACP in the future. Frankie also welcomes Andrea to fill listeners in on Luzerne County’s Got Talent.

Marcella is joined by Dr. Melvyn Wolk and his wife, Marilyn, to talk about the Ronald McDonald House of Scranton and his new children’s book, the “Ill-phabet”, Dr. Wolk founded RMH Scranton, which is a nonprofit aimed at providing food, shelter and other various items to families of seriously ill children while they are in the hospital. The book helps kids learn about different medical issues and illnesses they may come across in a fun, educational way. A portion of proceeds from the book aids RMH Scranton.

Marcella is joined by Mike and Susan from the Luzerne County Community College to talk about the the shipping crisis across the country, as well as the CDL Program at LCCC.

Marcella is joined by the Executive Director of Pennie, Zach Sherman. Pennie allows Pennsylvanians to get affordable health care coverage, especially through a variety of new cost savings programs. Zach explains the programs and all Pennie has to offer, who is eligible, and what upcoming deadlines are around the corner.

This week CEO & President of the Family 2 Family Food Basket Program, Meghan Loftus, joins Marcy to talk about their upcoming holiday food distribution. Frankie learns about NEPA’s Got Talent and we get an update from the capitol in Harrisburg about gun violence in Philadelphia – and across the state – from Sen.Hughes and Street.

Tech expert Paul Hochman joins Marcy to explain the important role truck drivers have this holiday season, and how technology can help ensure we all get not only the gifts – but also necessary daily supplies – we all need to survive through shipping shortages. Then Ginny from Junior Achievement returns to remind us of a Virtual Career Day in December.

Marcy is joined by Staff Sgt Sal Dely & Sgt. Adam Vasquez from Toys for Tots, along with Hanover Twp Lions Club Member John VanWhy to talk about the largest local toy drive and Christmas Tree Lighting event coming up December 4th.

Local filmmaker Jordan Ramirez joins Marcy to talk about the Susquehanna River Watch and its history, as well as his film release on the topic. Then Ginny from Junior Achievement tells us about two upcoming Virtual Career Days.

Marcy welcomes Dr. Len Friedman and patient advocate, Kathlyn to speak on the importance of having a shingles vaccination, especially for those over 50. She also mentions local upcoming community events and local nonprofit organizations for Veterans.

Correspondent Kim Sawyer revisits this year’s Open Enrollment season with Brad from Metlife, and Marcy welcomes Melinda “The Small Biz Lady” Emerson on how local businesses can benefit this season through a free program offered by Verizon.

Mike Taluto from PennDot joins Marcy and NHTSA educator Rebecca Ryback to talk about Halloween and school safety tips, Teen Drivers, the upcoming winter season and more.


Correspondent Kim Sawyer talks open enrollment season with Brad from MetLife. Marcy learns from Director John Bubul that local theatre is making a comeback from the pandemic – well, the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre – with a special Halloween showing to celebrate its 100th season.

Maggie joins Marcy to talk about a Happy Hour Fundraiser for the baby and children closet at St. Joseph’s Center. Members of Friends of the Back Mountain Memorial Library explain how Covid has affect funding while announcing a special basket and purse raffle fundraiser. Finally, Marcy learns about Biketober with Get Your Tail on the Trail.

Members from the Wilkes-Barre Chapter of the NAACP talk history, new initatives, fundraisers and more while explaining why its important to have a local chapter in the Wyoming Valley.

Dr. Carlos Nunez talks about Sleep Apnea and a new CPAP Device, Medina stop by from the Diamond City Partnership to talk about the importance of Downtown Wilkes-Barre along with some upcoming fundraisers.


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