Jessica Palumbo; The Arts in Frostburg



Jessica is back to discuss the upcoming events in Frostburg Maryland. Jessica starts the episode off by discussing the first Arts Walk of the year happening April 29, 2017 from 3-8pm. It will be held in the arts and entertainment center of Frostburg. The day promises to be packed full of fun and excitement for the art lover of all ages.

A new event being held May 13, 2017 from 1pm-3pm is Finding Frostburg . Be sure to have your phones charged and your team ready to solve riddles and win prizes in what is sure to be a great scavenger hunt!

Frostburg First is also encouraging artists to become members of Frostburg First as a way of connecting their services to local businesses and also staying up to date on artist related events in Frostburg.  Find more information HERE



How a Bill becomes a Law; Johnny O

Johnny O returns for his enlightening education on how our government works. We focus on the Affordable care Act repeal and replace bill, why it failed and how the Senate used its interesting rules to lay the ground work to avoid a filibuster and pass this flawed healthcare bill. Johnny O and I discuss the reasons healthcare costs have risen over the past two years and the idea of a single payer system.

This episode is full of information you might have to listen to it twice. If you want to be involved in politics be sure to read several news sources, and call your representatives at the state and federal levels.


Fracking Ban for Maryland; Annie Bristow & Carol Smith


The Fracking Ban movement in Western Maryland has been gaining momentum over the course of several years, and has culminated in legislation to Ban Fracking in the state of Maryland.  This grassroots effort faced a lot of challenges but was able to overcome them with hard and educating the public at large of the negative effects fracking would have on our area. It is never to late to get involved and this proves that the power really lies with the people. I am hoping that this episode inspires you to get involved in issues that are important to you to effect positive and long lasting change.


To support Bill 1325 without amendments, call the President of the MD Senate 888-997-5380.

Links to more information about Fracking: 

Citizen Shale     Don’t Frack Maryland 

Josh Horevay; Clatter

Josh  Horevay joins us for our 100th episode. He is cooking Appalachian fare for Clatter Coffee Shop located on Broadway in Frostburg Maryland. Josh is using his creative flare to introduce local seasonal foods into a coffee shop food setting. Do not miss his twist on a traditional bagel and the much anticipated PBJ &C. Clatter keeping all the food priced reasonably so you can ideally eat there daily.  Clatter is planning to open in the middle of March so be sure to stop in fuel up and say hello to Josh.


Go See Live Music


This episode will inspire you to purchase your tickets to experience the beauty that is live music.

We kick off this episode with a concert with Tim O’Brien coming to the Palace Theatre in Frostburg Maryland on March 25, 2017. This intimate setting is ideal for seeing this talented musician and wet your appetite for seeing more live music this spring and summer.

Jason Brady finishes off the this music centric episode by discussing the best in local Festivals that you can not afford to miss! If you have ever wanted to spend your weekends camping, listening to fantastic music, and meeting new people this is the way to do it! All of the festivals mentioned have something to offer for families and several music genres. The best way to attend is to lend a hand and volunteer, be sure to check out all of the opportunities at each of the festivals websites.



Get tickets for The Palace Theatre Tim O’Brien 

Delfest May 25-28th

Red Wing Music Festival July 14th- 16th (click HERE to Volunteer)

Grey Fox- July 14-16th

Floyd Fest- July 26th-30th

Peach Fest– August 13-16th

Watermelon Park September 21-24

Festy  Early October


Ogre #98


Ogre, to know him is to love him and if you don’t, get ready to fall hard. Ogre is a staple in Frostburg MD and hosts several annual events. The Brother’s of the Brush mustache and beard competition which is held each fall, is a lot of fun so start growing your whiskers to participate and The Chili Cook-Off in January, it is cold and the football season is over so make a pot; there are several categories so there is something for everyone. The most impressive feat the Ogre has accomplished is growing some of the worlds hottest pepper varieties. His hobby has grown and his dream of starting a hot pepper business might just take off with Kick a Pooch Farm.

Get in contact with him here:

National Photography Exhibition


Mike Thompson is back to discuss the 2017 National Photography competition. The Allegany Arts Council is putting out the call for entries and the deadline is Feb. 27, 2017 so be sure to enter to win over $5,000 in cash prizes. The Juror of this prestigious competition is Shannon Thomas Perich, she is the curator of historic photography at the Smithsonian.

There are several events scheduled celebrating photography month. The ever popular  kids photo boot camp is happening April 1, 2017 space is limited so call the Arts Council to grab your spot. The Allegany Museum is hosting a “history in your attic”  a photo retrospective for the entire month, featuring old photography of our region. The month would not be complete without a Robert Hine Gallery talk which will take place later in the month.  For more information visit  the Allegany Arts Council’s Website

SUMBIT your work, good luck and hope to see your work in the show!

Jen Browne; CLA Events you Can’t Miss!

Jen Browne from the Frostburg State Creative Literature Center returns! We discuss a schedule of spring events  and call for submissions to engage with our wonderful creative community. The CLA encourages everyone to swing by and enjoy their creatively inviting space.

The one-act play submissions are open now be sure to submit your play before April 7, 2017 for a chance to see your play come to life.

 Have your calendars at the ready…and check out the full list of events HERE


Dr. Johnny O: Executive Orders

Dr. Johnny O is back with his first episode of his political series for RTL. In this episode we are learning all about  executive orders, memorandum, and proclamations. We are using current events to help the public at large learn and be able to relate to the topics being discussed in this series. Dr. Johnny O is wanting to convey facts and knowledge about how our government works and how you can fully participate in the democratic process. If you want to participate with a topic suggestions, please send us an email at

Frostburg First for the 4th time!


Jess is back to discuss all of the exciting events that have happened since we last chatted. Frostburg Maryland was selected as one of the top eight small towns to compete for $500,000.00 to help the small business community.  The small business revolution stopped by Frostburg on January 9, 2017 and had a chance to meet business owners and the people who make up this great town. On February 9, 2017 they will make an announcement of the top cities and open it up for a worldwide vote that will conclude on February 16, 2017.             So how can you help???         VOTE VOTE VOTE! 


More information on how you can help visit their website and use the #myfrostburg on your social media posts!