WKOK Area News: Weekday hourly newscasts from 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., immediately following CBS News On The Hour. With the exception of expanded newscasts (10 minutes) at 8:00 A.M., Noon and 5:00 P.M., all newscasts are three minutes in length. Because the need of our audience to be informed doesn't end on Friday night, WKOK provides a full schedule of area news broadcasts on Saturday and Sunday. WKOK is the only Central Pennsylvania station with a seven-day-a-week commitment to news, including holidays!
WQKX World/Area News: Weekday hourly newscasts from 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. All newscasts (94 Second News Updates) contain a blend of area, state, national and international news.
Allen Thomas, News Director
Allen is a graduate of Temple University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. He comes to us from WGMD-FM in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Allen has also worked for WHP-AM in Harrisburg and for WXPN-FM in Philadelphia.
A. J. Taylor, Anchor/Reporter
A.J. a field and studio reporter. She attended Ursinus College and has done additional work at Penn Technical College in Williamsport. A.J. is a Lycoming County native who has worked in news at both WKSB and WILQ prior to joining our News Department..
James Dinan, Anchor/Reporter
James became a member of the WKOK/WQKX news team early in 1997 from WNNJ AM/FM in Newton, New Jersey. He's a recent graduate of George Washington University. Along with being an incredible anchor..he makes a mean lasagna. His hobbies include playing quiz bowl and taste testing Tin Roof Sundaes.
Chad Hershberger, Anchor/Reporter
Chad came to us from Lewistown in Central Pennsylvania where he worked at WIEZ AM & WMRF FM. Chad also served as News Director of WPSU in State College. He is a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Journalism. Chad balances assignments for us with his full-time job in public relations.
Ann Blugis, Anchor/Reporter
Ann holds a degree in Journalism, with a minor in Criminal Justice, from Indiana Unviersity of Pennsylvania. A Shamokin area native, Ann got her start on a radio station in her hometown. She joined WKOK/WQKX News in 1985 and became our Assistant News Director. In 1995 Ann left full-time radio but still handles key anchor and reporting assignments on a part-time basis.