The Most Trusted names in Talk Radio on News Talk 104.1

News Talk 104.1 & 1600 WEJS brings the most trusted names in Talk Radio all day and all night. Every hour of every weekday provides listeners with insights from those who have the experience of being at the highest levels of government and those who have done the interviews of the news makers as history unfolds.

The Hugh Hewitt Show 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Professor Hewitt (Upper left) and lawyer served for nearly six years in the Reagan Administration in a variety of posts, including Assistant Counsel in the White House and Special Assistant to two Attorneys General. He is also a weekly columnist for The Washington Examiner and Townhall.com.

 

The Mike Gallagher Show 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Gallagher is a best-selling author, having written two books: Surrounded by Idiots: Fighting Liberal Lunacy in America (William Morrow) and 50 Things Liberals Love to Hate (Threshold), a humorous, insightful romp about the many things liberals seem to hate.

Perhaps his greatest passion involves supporting the law enforcement community. His charitable foundation “Gallagher’s Army: Fallen Officers Fund” provides assistance to the families of police officers killed in the line of duty.  In April of 2015, he was awarded the New York City Sergeants Benevolent Association “Heroism Award” for his steadfast support to law enforcement. In addition to reaching out to hero officer families, the foundation publishes and distributes the First Responders Bible, a King James Bible and spiritual fitness manual which is offered to First Responders to assist with the emotional and spiritual challenges they face every day (www.gallaghersarmy.org)

 

The Dennis Prager Show 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Dennis writes a syndicated column (Creators Syndicate) that is published in newspapers across the country and on the Internet. His writings have also appeared in major national and international publications including, Commentary, The Weekly Standard and The Wall Street Journal.

Mr. Prager was a Fellow at Columbia University’s School of International Affairs, where he did graduate work at the Middle East and Russian Institutes. He has taught Russian and Jewish history at Brooklyn College; and was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the U.S. Delegation to the Vienna Review Conference on the Helsinki Accords. He holds an honorary doctorate of law from Pepperdine University. Mr. Prager has lectured on all seven continents, in 45 U.S. states and in nine of Canada’s 10 provinces. He has lectured in Russian in Russia, and in Hebrew in Israel.

In 2002 Dennis produced a documentary Israel in a Time of Terror, a compelling look at how the average Israeli deals with the daily threat of terror. It has been shown at colleges, universities, churches and synagogues across the country. Dennis has also written and produced three best-selling comedy videos on values. For Goodness Sake, directed by David Zucker (Naked Gun), For Goodness Sake II directed by Trey Parker (South Park).

In 2011, Dennis co-founded with Allen Estrin, Prager University, an institution of higher learning on the Internet with a unique difference – all the courses are five minutes long. The courses distill the best ideas of the best minds in the world and cover the disciplines of Political Science, History, Philosophy/Religion, Economics and Psychology. The faculty includes Paul Johnson, George Gilder, Arthur Brooks, Peter Kreeft and many others.

 

America First with Dr. Sebasian Gorka 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

 

Gorka served in the British Army reserve in a Military Intelligence unit, then after the fall of the Berlin Wall, in the first freely-elected Conservative administration in Hungary. The after the 9/11 attacks he became a professor on a Pentagon-funded counterterrorism program run out of Germany.

In 2008 he moved to America with his family where he continued to work for the Defense Department and become a proud American citizen in 2012. He obtained his doctorate in Political Science from Corvinus University in Budapest and was a fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. In Washington, he served as Associate Dean for Congressional Affairs and Relations to the Special Operations Community at National Defense University and has also taught on the Masters program at Georgetown University.

Dr. Gorka has briefed the CIA, the DIA, the US Navy Seals, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, served as an expert for the DoJ during the Boston Bombing trial, and testified before Congress on the threat of Global Jihadism. He remains a guest instructor at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, at Fort Bragg, the home of the Green Berets.

Gorka writes for The Hill and has written two books for Regnery Publishing. His first Defeating Jihad, was a national best-seller and his latest, released in October, is called Why We Fight…Defeating America’s Enemies with No Apologies. Before launching his new SALEM show, “AMERICA FIRST with Sebastian Gorka,” he was an advisor to candidate Donald J. Trump and served on the staff of the White House in 2017 as Deputy Assistant to the President for Strategy.

 

The Mark Levin Show 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Levin is a lawyer, author, and radio personality as well as host of Life, Liberty & Levin on Fox News. Levin worked for President Ronald Reagan and was a chief of staff for Attorney General Edwin Meese.

He is the former president of Landmark Legal Foundation, a best-selling author of seven books, and contributes commentary to various media outlets including National Review Online.

Since 2015, Levin has been editor-in-chief of the Conservative Review.

 

The Dan Bongino Show 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

A former member of the NYPD and United States Secret Service agent as well as an instructor at the Secret Service Training Academy in Beltsville, Maryland.

Assigned to the U.S. Presidential Protection Division during George W. Bush’s second term. Remaining on protective duty after Barack Obama became President, leaving in May 2011 to run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland.

Bongino authored a book about his career as a Secret Service agent, Life Inside the Bubble, released in 2013. The book discusses his experiences protecting presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama and investigating federal crimes along with his U.S. Senate bid in Maryland.

 

The Ben Shapiro Show 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Shapiro is a conservative political commentator, public speaker, author, and former attorney. At age 17, he became the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the United States.  Currently writing columns for Creators Syndicate and Newsweek. He serves as editor-in-chief for The Daily Wire, which he founded.

An editor-at-large of Breitbart News between 2012 and 2016, author of ten books, the first being Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth and the latest being The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great.

 

The Jim Bohannon Show 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Bohannon is an American television and radio broadcaster hosting his nationally syndicated late night radio talk show for 31 years

He previously hosted America in The Morning, a nationally syndicated radio news show, stepping down in December 2015.

Bohannon has been voted one of “The 100 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts in America” for three consecutive years by Talkers magazine, and in 2013 was the recipient of Talkers Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jim Bohannon was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2003. He has also been nominated for the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Award for Network Syndicated Personality of the Year.

 

Red Eye Radio 1:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m.

Co-Hosted by Eric Harley with a radio career spanning over three decades. He has entertained listeners across America with his insight and humor.

Gary McNamara joined Eric on MRN in the summer of 2005 and in 2012, the broadcast duo took the reins of Red Eye Radio, creating an overnight program reaching more than 150 stations.

Growing up as the son of a military veteran (Eric’s father served in two foreign wars), Eric has a deep affection for those who serve. He is a strong supporter of organizations like The Coalition To Salute America’s Heroes and others.

Gary McNamara launched his radio career at WJJL Niagara Falls, NY. From there he returned to his hometown of Buffalo, where he broadcast from WBEN. Following successful stints with WLS in Chicago and KXL in Portland, OR, Gary joined the roster at Dallas/Fort Worth’s WBAP in 2000. Like the vast majority of his listeners, Gary believes that America doesn’t owe him a thing but he owes this country everything.

EXCLUSIVE: MiLB set to announce April games will not be played

On Monday, it is expected that Minor League Baseball will make a formal announcement that all games scheduled in April will not be played.

This comes as most states have stay at home or shelter in place orders in place issued by Governors and with the federal guidance of slowing the spread of COVID-19 through April 30, 2020.

It also happens as the White House Coronavirus Task Force has spoken publicly about the peak mortality rate in the United States happening over the next few weeks.

Most if not all minor league teams fall into a non-essential business category based on federal guidelines requiring teams to temporarily close their forward facing retail and front offices.

Prior to the pandemic full season teams were set to begin play this week.

On Saturday President Trump had a conference call with most of the professional sports commissioners or representatives and discussed guidance for restarting seasons at a yet to be determined date in the future.

The major professional sports leagues remain in a holding pattern as to when they will resume their current seasons.

In the meantime, the boys of summer will have to wait until at least May to start the season.

Stay tuned to News Talk 104.1 & 1600 WEJS and Fox Sports 92.7 &1050 for further developments.

URGENT: White House COVID-19 Sunday Press Briefing

Coming up at 7:00 p.m. News Talk 104.1 & 1600 WEJS sister stations Fox Sports 92.7 FM and 1050 AM will carry the White House Coronavirus Task Force Press Conference. The White House Coronavirus Task Force is available online here.

Gov. Wolf: Health Sec. Sign Order Providing Building Safety Measures to Combat COVID-19

Harrisburg, PA – Under her authority as Secretary of the Department of Health to take any disease control measure appropriate to protect the public from the spread of infectious disease, Dr. Rachel Levine today signed an order providing direction for maintaining and cleaning buildings for businesses authorized to maintain in-person operations under her and the governor’s life-sustaining business orders announced March 19.

According to the Building Safety Measures order, “Cleaning, disinfecting, and other maintenance and security services performed by building service employees are critical to protecting the public health by reducing COVID-19 infections in the commonwealth.”

“Based upon the manner of COVID-19’s spread in the commonwealth and in the world, and its danger to Pennsylvanians, I have determined that the appropriate disease control measure is the direction of building safety measures as outlined in this order to prevent and control the spread of disease,” Dr. Levine wrote.

The measures outlined in the order are for owners of buildings of at least 50,000 square feet used for commercial, industrial or other enterprises, including but not limited to facilities for warehousing, manufacturing, commercial offices, airports, grocery stores, universities, colleges, government, hotels, and residential buildings with at least 50 units.

In addition to maintaining pre-existing cleaning protocols, the order outlines these new protocols:

  • Clean and disinfect high-touch areas routinely in accordance with CDC guidelines, in spaces that are accessible to customers, tenants, or other individuals.
  • Maintain pre-existing cleaning protocols established in the facility for all other areas of the building.
  • Ensure that the facility has a sufficient number of employees to perform the above protocols effectively and in a manner that ensures the safety of occupants and employees.
  • Ensure that the facility has a sufficient number of security employees to control access, maintain order, and enforce social distancing of at least 6 feet, provided the security employees are otherwise responsible for such enforcement.

The order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m., April 6.

View the full order as a PDF here or on Scribd.

URGENT: 1,493 Positives Bring PA Total to 11,510 with 150 deaths

Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, 1,493 Positives

Bring Statewide Total to 11,510

Harrisburg, PA-The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., April 5, that there are 1,493 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 11,510 in 65 counties. The department also reported 14 new deaths among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 150. County-specific information and a statewide map are available here. All people are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.

“The continued rise in cases combined with our increasing deaths from COVID-19 reflects the seriousness of this situation,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “We need everyone to listen to the orders in place and to stay calm, stay home and stay safe. We know that these prolonged mitigation effects have been difficult for everyone, but it is essential that everyone follows these orders and does not go out unless they absolutely must.”

There are 66,261 patients who have tested negative to date. Of the patients who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:

    • Nearly 1% are aged 0-4;
    • Nearly 1% are aged 5-12;
    • 1% are aged 13-18;
    • Nearly 8% are aged 19-24;
    • 42% are aged 25-49;
    • Nearly 29% are aged 50-64; and
    • Nearly 20% are aged 65 or older.

Most of the patients hospitalized are aged 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. There have been no pediatric deaths to date. More data is available here.

All non-life-sustaining businesses are ordered to be closed and schools are closed statewide indefinitely. Currently the entire state is under a stay-at-home order.

Statewide – The Wolf Administration has since noon, April 1:

For the latest information for individuals, families, businesses and schools, visit “Responding to COVID-19” onpa.gov.

The Wolf Administration stresses the role Pennsylvanians play in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.
  • Clean surfaces frequently.
  • Stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19, especially if you are unwell.

Updated Coronavirus Links: Press Releases, State Lab Photos, Graphics

All Pennsylvania residents are encouraged to sign up for AlertPA, a text notification system for health, weather, and other important alerts like COVID-19 updates from commonwealth agencies. Residents can sign up online atwww.ready.pa.gov/BeInformed/Signup-For-Alerts.

UPDATE: COVID-19 cases Lycoming County revised to 9

Harrisburg, PA- The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., April 5, that there are 1,493 Positives Bringing the state total to 11,510 with 150 deaths.

Local counties as noted below that have at least one positive COVID-19 case confirmed and updated cases provided.

Montour County – 37 (added 18 cases Satuday)

Columbia County – 22 (added 2 cases Satuday)

Northumberland County – 14 (added 5 cases Satuday)

Bradford County – 10

Lycoming County – 9 (revised a case down from Satuday)

Tioga County – 3

Potter County – 3

Clinton County – 1 (first case confirmed Friday) as reported first by News Talk 104.1

Sullivan County – 1 (first case confirmed Saturday)

Combined, there are now 100 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the region.

Stay tuned to News talk 104.1 & 1600 WEJS and talkwilliamsport.com for developments on this story.

COMING UP: Guest lineups for Palm Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Palm Sunday news shows on News talk 104.1 & 1600 WEJS:

 

Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace airing at 11 a.m. features Surgeon General Jerome Adams, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Governor Gretchen Whitmer, D-Michigan.

 

Meet the Press with Chuck Todd airing at Noon features Surgeon General Jerome Adams, Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte, along with Governors Jay Inslee, D-Washington and Asa Hutchinson, R-Arkansas

 

Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan airing at 2 p.m. features Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and White House Cornoavirus Task Force member, Michael Dowling, CEO of Northwell Health, former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, Luana Marques, president of the board of directors of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America and James Bullard, president of the St. Louis Federal Reserve.

Palm Sunday Church Services on News Talk 104.1 and online

Palm Sunday Church Services available on News Talk 104.1 and online:

8:15 a.m. on News Talk 104.1 & 1600 WEJS

St. John Newberry United Methodist Church, Pastor Lenore Hosier

Listen Online Link

 

10:00 a.m. on News Talk 104.1 & 1600 WEJS

Hope River Church, Pastor Dean Olson

Listen Online Link

 

North Carolina Services – Online

9:00 a.m. online

Believers Fellowship Church, Pastor Jesse Futrell

Listen Online Link

 

11:00 a.m. online

Jackson Heights Original Free Will Baptist Church, Pastor Justin Barnett

Listen Online Link

 

 

Little League Responds to News Talk 104.1 Report on Trump Tweets

On Saturday afternoon President Trump offered a pair of tweets referring to Little League players getting players back on the field as first reported by News Talk 104.1.

News Talk 104.1 reached out to Little League and received the following from Kevin Fountain, Director of Media Relations:

Question: The president just tweeted at Little League, was anyone on the call (today) yesterday with the professional leagues?

No, Little League was not an attendee of today’s  call with the President and professional sports commissioners.

Question: If not, has the President or anyone on his team reached out?

Mr. Keener and Little League International have been in touch with members of the White House in regards to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its effect on our program.

Question: If so, what guidance or timeline have they provided?

No specific guidance or timeline was provided during these conversations. Little League is focused on getting its players and volunteers back to the baseball and softball fields when it is safe and appropriate. We would welcome additional conversations with the White House about how this pandemic is impacting our local Little League programs here in the United States and around the world.

From the News Talk 104.1 story earlier this afternoon:

Moments ago, President Trump took to twitter with a pair of tweets regarding Little League and the possibility of playing this season.

@realDonaldTrump · 2m
To all of our youth who are missing the start of their @LittleLeague seasons, hang in there! We will get you back out on the fields, and know that you will be playing baseball soon….

He followed it with:

@realDonaldTrump · 1m
….We will get through this together, and bats will be swinging before you know it. In the meantime, take care of mom and dad, and know that this will not be forever! @littleleagueceo

News Talk 104.1 & 1600 WEJS has reached out to Little League International for comment.

4:15 p.m.

Congressman Fred Keller also went on Twitter to thank President Trump:

Congressman Fred Keller @RepFredKeller · 4m

Thank you President  @realDonaldTrump for recognizing the importance @LittleLeague plays in the lives of many young Americans! I look forward to joining you in welcoming the world back to Williamsport for the Little League World Series when we’ve defeated this virus!

Stay tuned to News Talk 104.1 & 1600 WEJS as well as talkwilliamsport.com for more on this developing story.

Commissioners cancel meetings for upcoming week

The next Lycoming County Board of Commissioners work session scheduled for Tuesday, April 7 and regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting for Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 10 a.m. haveb been canceled.

News Talk 104.1 & 1600 WEJS and talkwilliamsport.com will provide updates as they become available.

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis and its associated risks, the Lycoming County Board of Commissioners will NOT be conducting the Commissioner’s Work Session on Tuesday April 7, 2020 and the Commissioner’s Public Meeting on Thursday April 9, 2020.

The next scheduled meeting will be held Tuesday April 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Members of the public are highly encouraged NOT TO ATTEND these meetings in person as to limit the size of the meetings to less than ten people as per Federal and State guidance to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

County Staff that are working remotely will join by conference call to brief their respective action items and or participate.

County Staff and Members of the public may utilize www.Lyco.org to access: the “Commissioner’s Meeting” that is live-streamed on YouTube, Meeting Agendas, and to provide Public Comment and ask Questions. Additionally, Members of the public may sign in to the YouTube video to provide public comment on agenda items only at the beginning and general public comments at the end of the meeting.

While this may not be the optimal solution, this necessary action is in the interest of the safety our residents and employees alike.

We will continue to expand and improve our capabilities to receive public comment and interact with our staff and Members of the public in this temporarily required virtual environment.

Thank you for your patience as we navigate this COVID-19 crisis together. The prudently responsible actions that we take and the positive attitude with which we face these challenging times ahead will define our success.