11th Annual Indie Lit Fest

The Frostburg State University Center for Literary Arts, in partnership with the Allegany County Library System, is excited to announce that the eleventh annual Western Maryland Indie Lit Festival is scheduled for Oct. 13 & 14 on Main Street in Frostburg. The event brings together editors and publishers with writers and educators of the local community. Panel discussions and roundtable sessions include topics on various creative genres, revolutionary mothering, writing and the first amendment, writing about spirituality, telling the story through podcasting, and more! This event is FREE and open to the public!

For more info. check out their Website and Facebook Page 



2017 Queen City Film Festival

The Queen City Film Festival is Western Maryland’s premier film festival, this year October 5-8 2017 in Cumberland Md. The QCFF is currently in its sixth year and is being held at Mezzo’s  114 S. Centre Street on the third floor. The QCFF offers a four day program of screenings and educational panels, and welcomes filmmakers from around the world. Be sure to get your tickets and support this great local event. The Allegany Allied Arts are once again putting on the best Rocky Horror Picture show experience.. get your tickets early!!

Be sure to get your tickets HERE

Download the wonderful festival program HERE 

Get your Rocky Horror Tickets HERE

PBM2L 3rd Annual Chrystal Chalice Awards

Shannon Shine and C-Lo are back to discuss the third annual Chrystal Chalice award shows happening October 21, 2017 at Mezzo’s. This great award shoe acknowledges people who are making a positive impact in our community. Dress up it is a masquerade filled with dinner, drinks, awards, and dancing be sure to get your tickets and craft your mask. VIP $20.00 GA $10.00 If you want to win two free VIP tickets then like our Facebook Page HERE and share the post!

If you are not able to attend, be sure to participate by voting HERE and listen to PBM2L radio to learn about the nominees HERE 

If you are you coming from out of town be sure to book your room at the Ramada using the code CG Chrystal. 

Center For Literary Arts Fall Events; Jen Browne

Jen Browne is back to discuss upcoming fall events for the Center for Literary Arts. The One Act Play festival returns to the Palace for it’s 8th season September 30, 2017 at 7pm.  Playwrights from all over the world submitted work and the winners have been announced.. do not miss this event. Purchase your tickets at Main Street Books in Frostburg, Allegany Arts Council, and CLA.

The Fall Reading Series Starts this September 19th. All of the reading series will be held at 7:30pm at the Lyric Theatre 20 E. Main Street Frostburg that is free and open to the public. This series features Charley Henley, Chauna Craig, and Robert Earl Price.

Coffee with the Writer an informal discussion with writers with coffee and pastries with writers from 10-12pm on the first Saturday of each month with Frank Senese and Barry Weinberg in October 7 and November 4; drink hot Clatter Coffee and eat the sweet treats from Lorenzo’s

Stop into the CLA they are open Monday and Friday from 12-6pm Wednesday 12-2:30pm Saturday 9-4pm 

Matthew Scarpelli

Matthew Scarpelli, is a third generation funeral director, everyone at one time or another will need a funeral director and this episode will help shed some much needed light on this well respected profession. This episode is full of great information and insights including how his family started  Scarpelli Funeral Home.  


Women Action Coalition

The Women’s Action Coalition, Greater Allegany County began following the  the Women’s March in Washington, DC, January 21, 2017. Their mission is to increase our understanding of the current political situation, take action to bridge divides, and acknowledge the inherent value of each person, without exception.  This episode we will be promoting the First  Book Discussion in partnership with the Allegany County Public Library system; Hillbilly Elegy. This book will help kick start dialogue and hopefully bring about change and understanding. If you would like to help put the ACTION in women action, then click the links below for more information.

Meeting are held every Wednesday on the campus of Allegany College of Maryland. Allied Health Building Rm: 237 from 7-9pm

For more information:

WAC FaceBook Group 

Choose Civility 


Michael Lipton

The talented Michael Lipton joins us to discuss his upcoming show with his band the Carpenter Ants benefiting WFWM public radio. Mr. Lipton a very talented guitarist has been playing on  Mountain Stage for the past 30 years, and established the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame. The WV Music Hall of Fame inducts new members annually and the ceremony is broadcast live on WV public broadcasting. Be sure to visit their website for more information. The Carpenter Ants are West Virginia’s premier rhythm & blues group, having played well over 2,000 performances worldwide. They owe their success over the past 25 years to always having a good time which is contagious.

Be sure not to miss his exciting show on August 19, 2017 at the Palace Theatre in Frostburg MD. Get your Tickets HERE 


Ethics in Politics with Johnny O

Dr. Johnny O is back and discussing ethics in politics using the four levels of ethics as a guideline. This episode as always is full of fantastic information. Johnny O is a regular returning guest of the show and if you have a topic that you would like to discuss be sure to contact us with your questions.

4 Levels of Ethics

  • Personal Morality- based on who you are, your parents, background etc… -basic sense of right and wrong
  • Professional Ethics-  each profession has its own set of rules of behavior
  • Organizational- both formal organizational rules and informal org. culture
  • Social Ethics- group rules of your society, often found in laws

When radio meets a Podcast; WFWM

Chuck Dicken, station director of WFWM joins us to discuss the history of the station on the campus of Frostburg State University. This NPR affiliate public radio station provides  great news coverage and original programming;  from Jukebox Friday Night, Footlight Parade, Jazz, Sounds Eclectic…etc. For a full schedule visit their WEBSITE 

As with any public radio station, donations help keep the station going… so get out and buy your tickets to their great benefit concert series. HERE 



The H.A.M.S. Gregg Wolff

Gregg Wolff is back to discuss the Highland American Music Series Presents!

A Special Weekend of music to benefit Frostburg State University’s Public Radio station WFWM. (91.9 FM)

This concert series will kick off with Sierra Hall August 18, 2017 and The Carpenter Ants on August 19, 2017. Both shows will be held at The Palace Theatre doors open at 7:30pm.

Gregg also discusses their exciting 2017-2018 shows with Seldom Scene and the Quebe Sisters for more information check out their website 

All tickets are available for purchase online and at Main Street Books in Frostburg MD.

Don’t wait these shows will sell out, see great live music and support your local public radio station.