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Mark Lawrence - Eagle 107 Headline Updates

Mark has 20 years experience in broadcasting. He's has lived in Sunbury, State College, and in the Philadelphia area. Mark's radio 'Career' began when, as a young fellow, he knew several people who worked at WKOK AM/FM in Sunbury. Mark would ride his bike or walk to the studios in The Fort Augusta museum and would hang out while they were on the air.

Mark's first job in radio was at WTGC - AM in Lewisburg. After graduation from high school, he started as an automation minder, national and local newsreader and did some production. That's when he began to make news calls, go to meetings and started learning about local news. Mark left this job to go to Penn State, but worked there during one summer while in college. His next full time job came in 1983 in Bloomsburg at WHLM AM/FM. He was the afternoon news anchor, going to many meetings and reporting on many events... In 1987, Mark became News Director at WKOK/WQKX in Sunbury and stayed there until December of 1996 when he joined Clear Channel in Williamsport.

In February of 2001, Mark returned to Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation. He currently is anchoring the morning newscasts on the Rock 'N Roll Morning Show, as well as anchoring and reporting on Newsradio 1070 WKOK and 94KX. Mark enjoys reading newspapers, riding bike, walking, hunting and fishing. He's also a handyman and enjoys house painting and other similar work. Mark and his wife live in Northumberland and have a pesky cat named 'Paws.'
 

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Sara Bartlett - News Director

Sara grew up about forty minutes from Baltimore, Maryland in a now bustling town called Bel Air. She attended Shippensburg University and graduated in 2006 with a degree in Communication/Journalism and Speech Communication.

During her junior and senior years, Sara served as news director at the campus radio station, 88.7 WSYC, and co-hosted a weekly radio show called "Music Therapy." As a member of the National Broadcasting Society, she has won two grand prize national awards, one for her contribution to a radio dramatic narrative in 2005 and one for her creation and production of a radio commercial in 2006.

Before coming to Sunbury, Sara had worked as a DJ at 94.3 WQCM in Chambersburg and as a Promotions Assistant at Mix 106.5 and ESPN 1300 in Baltimore. She is very excited to work as a reporter/anchor at WKOK and is eager to learn all about Central Susquehanna Valley.

Some of Sara's interests include: going to concerts, playing basketball and tennis, the internet, cooking, the beach, reading, sports and traveling. She loves meeting new people, so feel free to contact her anytime.

 

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Matt Farrand - Eagle 107 Headline Updates

Born in New York City but raised upstate, Matt Farrand calls Geneva (NY) his hometown. Matt remembers, "I grew up pretty much on the campus of Hobart and William Smith College. The radio station was one of my hang-outs as a nine or ten year old. The college kids let me watch them do their things on the air. When the second hand of the clock on the studio wall would hit "12," and one of the guys would start delivering the news or sportsÖ Well, it left a big impression." Later, as a high schooler, Matt was transfixed by news, sports, and talk radio on the big clear channel AM stations of the day.

Matt's career of nearly thirty years in radio news and other media in began upstate and progressed from there. He has been motivated primarily by the goal of, "Ömaking everything I put on the air resonate with the listener. The man or woman listening should have no doubt that what they're hearing is clear and of importance to them." Matt has also done news in Texas (KFRO Longview), news and public affairs for WMCA New York, local cable television news (News 12 Long Island), wrote business news for the Financial News Network and written for a number of print publications. His television career was additionally highlighted by a five year stint as News Director for a small but scrappy news department in New York's Southern Tier (WICZ-TV Binghamton).

Matt continues, "My career has also had periods where I have not been on the air, selling retail running footwear and apparel and serving as a Sports Information Director for a small four year college. These jobs have helped me see more closely what motivates a wide variety of people, what they like, how they communicate and what they aspire to. Ultimately, it all helps me be a better radio reporter."

A competitive runner, cyclist and triathlete since 1977, Matt has competed in more than 15 marathons and two Olympic distance triathlons. Moreover, he is collecting notes for his personal memoirs, and is a frequent contributor of articles about running, film reviews and ideas to Lewisburg based Runners Gazette.  

 

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Ali Stevens - Eagle 107 Headline Updates

Well, I was born and raised in Baltimore for the first 25 years, then I lived in Central Pennsylvania for 5, then Ocala, Florida for 1 and back to Baltimore for 2 more years. I moved back to Central PA in May of 2006 and live in Northumberland with my two daughters. As of June of 2006, Megan is 3 Ĺ and Cassidy is 10 months.


I started my career in radio back in 1997 at a small AM station in Aberdeen, Maryland, which is home to Cal Ripken Junior. After that, I came to Central, Pennsylvania and worked as a news anchor for WKOK and morning show co-host for 94 KX for several years, with a brief stint at WBRE in Wilkes-Barre. I then moved to Florida to do a morning show there and worked in Baltimore as a News Anchor and morning show co-host for a couple of years. Now, Iím back doing mornings on Drew and the Crew and mid-day anchoring on WKOK. I keep coming back to Central PA because I love the area. I love the scenery and the people and I feel completely happy when Iím here. Iím actively involved with the Childrenís Miracle Network and love doing anything I can for children!


When Iím not on the radio, I am busy being the best mom I can be. When Iím not being mom, I enjoy reality television, sports, movies, taking walks and reading. I also have to admit that I love going out to eat and love sampling different kinds of wine. My favorite color is green, my dream car is a Jaguar (hunter green of course!) and I am a die-hard EAGLES FAN!!!! My favorite player is Brian Dawkins and I worship Donovan McNabb. On football Sundayís, I donít like to be bothered. If the Eagles loose, itís not much fun to be around me on Mondayís either. The rest of the week is okay though, so feel free to call or email me anytime.
 

 

 

 

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