Monday, July 17, 2023



Thursday night on July 13th, 200 people gathered to witness the celebration of WARM Radio. The film WARMland Remembered was first shown, then a panel discussion featuring Tommy Woods, Bobby Day, Mike Stevens, Phil Condron, Rob Neyhard and Richard Briggs answered questions from moderator David Yonki as well as audience members. Here are a few photos.

The panel, Stevens, Woods, Yonki, Briggs, Neyhard and Condron. 

Tommy Woods having a word with us. 

Introducing the panel with WBRE TV's Tony Ingy capturing it all. 

Susan Nerbecki and Karel Zurbis, the Gosiewski sister zeroing in on a point. 

Here's coverage from WBRE TV 

(9) Facebook (click to hear and see whole news story then full interview with Bobby Day as well as a few introductions).

Tuesday, July 4, 2023



Here's a link to the  Times Leader story written by Bill O'Boyle. O' Boyle focuses on the WARM news department. 

WARM’s 65th anniversary will be celebrated July 13 at Friedman JCC | Times Leader



To make reservations call the Jewish Community Center at 570 824 4646 or go to

Thursday, June 29, 2023



Tuesday, November 8, 2022




Shaver at the helm, 

 Joey doing a promotion during the Vietnam War where WARM sent a message to a fighting veteran in Southeast Asia.

Since Joey's show had the largest teen audience, many a WARM prize winner was announced during his program.

Even afer he left the airwaves to become the most successful WARM salesman and manager, Shaver made sure every remote and appearance ran as he liked to say, "smooth as glass with a lot of class!" 

Then there were those WARM survey sheets coveted by many a teenager growing up in WARMland. 
Of course Joey was highlighted on those WARM LPs that featured the greatest hits of the day. 
At Harry West's going away party Joey was in great form on that great day.

RIP Sir! 
(Photos: LuLac archives, WARM Facebook)

When WARM Radio listeners say that they knew Joey Shaver all their lives, I believe them. Mainly because I was one of them. But my relationship with Shaver was not just a radio thing, I had the great opportunity to know him for more than sixty years of my life. The first stage was of course from WARM Radio. Shaver was a “go to” stop for my young musical tastes. Up until my Senior year in high school, Shaver was just a voice on the radio. 

When I was graduating high school, I wanted more than anything to be a broadcaster. I inquired about a technical course at Career Academy of Broadcasting. It turned out that Shaver was a local representative of the school. I did an audition tape at the then vaunted WARM building and was accepted into the school at Washington, D.C.  When I did the audition, Shaver allowed my dad to stay in the room with me and when I was finished, the look of pride on my father’s face was all I needed to try and succeed.

My next encounter with Shaver came after Broadcasting school and was when I was working at WVIA FM. Shaver then a WARM sales rep was doing a stint as an Action Auction [DY1]  guest and took a tour of the studio. Shaver said about me to my boss George Strimel, “This is one of my guys!”

Later I interned at WARM for a week and Shaver took me to a Kiwanis luncheon meeting. At that time, the Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Club had over 100 members. It was my first exposure to the then leaders of the community sand proceed invaluable to my own career in the years ahead. This was mid-February and on the ride back to the station Joey was hellbent on getting special flowers for the love of his life Judy. He was a man on a mission trying to get the right ones that she’d like.

When I became a member of the Kiwanis club myself, thanks to Rob Friedman and Mark Holtzman, we had a meeting with then Vice President of the United States, George H.W. Bush.  While the rest of us, Bernie Mengringhausen, Frank Procopio, Nelson Caryle, Friedman, myself and others, went by car, Joey took his plane. All of us were thrilled to meet the VEEP but Joe was beside himself bursting with pride that only a veteran like himself could appreciate.

Through my years at United Way and other agencies, Shaver served as my radio rep even though he was the Sales Manager at WARM.  He always introduced himself as “The best radio sales person” in the area.

Through the years, Shaver would always say, “You should work with me someday”. After my radio selling career abruptly ended (as they sometimes do) Shaver hired me to work with him at Cable Rep Advertising. We’d go out on Sales Calls together and he was of course a master. Our lunches together were quite memorable in the sense that he enjoyed every morsel and inquired to the waiter or waitress exactly what that ingredient was that made the food taste so good.

One day we went to Shoe Shine Shop in Scranton and as the man was shining his shoes, he had a look of pure joy on his face. Joey loved the small things in life.

Through his later years he stayed active in making sure “his music” remained alive with Joe Nardone’s oldies shows.  His Dance programs on WVIA TV were magical and again gave him the opportunity to share his loves and passions.

 Joey Shaver was a public person to be sure. But he joyfully shared his life with the people that sustained his career. Shaver will be counted as one of the members of the pantheon that is known as the WARM Sensational Seven, Good Guys, or Legends. He was a key part of a bygone era.

His radio handle at one time was “Little Joey Shaver” But he was anything but. Joey Shaver was a giant as radio personality but more importantly as a friend and gentleman. 


Tuesday, July 28, 2020



Kierney in his later years. (Colorado Springs Gazette.) 
 Kierney in a promotional ad from 1958. He is the second to the right. (590 Forever archives) 

When WARM first went on the air in 1958 as The Mighty 590, Vince Kierney was one of the first personalities. Dubbed “The blonde Adonis” by George Gilbert Kierney did a double shift on WARM. He’d do the afternoon and the drive time evenings. Kierney came to a WARM reunion and was a call in guest to the last WARM reunion sanctioned by a radio station. (That was the old WSGD-FM) Here’s his obit from the newspaper in Colorado: 
Vincent Anthony Kierney departed to heaven on July 8,2020. Vince was born June 14,1935 in Jersey City NJ to John and Stella Kierney. He was a well known disc jockey in Scranton PA and met many music stars of the 1960s, which he cherished. He finished his career as an adjuster for Allstate and moved to Colorado in 1987 to be closer to family. Vince was a loving father and grandfather. He loved going to movies, spending time with family, and was a devoted member of the Knights of Columbus and St. Patricks church. Vince is survived by his daughter Gail, son Kevin, daughter-in-law Max, and 2 grandchildren Joshua and Jeremy. Services will be held on Saturday, July 18 at 11:00am at St. Patricks church in Colorado Springs, CO. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.



It was fifty years ago to the day, July 28th, 1965 that WARM Day was held. There were various WARM days t Rocky Glen Park through the years but this one was the grandest of all. The music had The Four Seasons (riding high on the charts) headlining. Frankie Valli rehearsed at the WARM studios with Tommy Woods. The crowd was so big that Valli and the Seasons had to be brought through to the stage via ambulance. A Hammond organ had to be brought in because the Seasons did everything live, eschewing lip syncing. Others on the bill were the Beau Brummels, Cannibal and the Headhunters, with local talent like Mel Wynn and the Rhythm Aces and even the Joe Nardone All Stars who were a mainstay at San Souci almost every day of the week.
For WARM, it was a celebration of 25 years. (The station went on the air in 1940 but later became the Mighty 590 in June of 1958. Later, a magazine called Amusement Business published by Billboard) featured WARM Day and brought the event and WARM national attention.
We reported on that in 2017 and here’s that link: 
Here’s what the Seasons, the Brummels and Eddie Rambeau sang:
The last video is Larry Voytko's take on Rocky Glen Park  and WARM day. 



Richie Saullo out of Hazleton was known in the broadcast industry for quite a while. He was a Sales Representative at WARM in the 90ds when WARM acquired WAZL. He was a straight forward guy who will be missed.