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WKXL 103.9/101.9 FM, 1450 AM, and NHTalkRadio.com continue to be a vibrant New Hampshire media entity. The station first hit the airwaves in 1946 and to this day keeps Granite Staters informed and engaged in the current events of our times. Our goals are very simple to inform and entertain our listeners with interviews and stories that are thoughtful and compelling. From tragedy to triumph, fires to championship celebrations, the New Hampshire Primary to the City Council race, we have you co ...
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On Wednesday we highlighted the 10th Annual Blues Festival set for August 24 in Londonderryto benefit our veterans who need assistance in New Hampshire. Event coordinator Dennis "Dr. Harp" Martin, Eddie "Sticks" Raczka and guitarist Rick Shaw of the Rik-Sha Blues Band provided some great live Blues in studio while the Commander of NH5-1 Combat Vets…
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We are fast approaching the end of June and that means that theaters are gearing up for opening nights!!! And so I take a look at some of the plays that just opened or will be opening shortly like Jersey Boys at the Winnie Playhouse, A Night of One Acts and Opera at the Pittsfield Players. I also talk about my disappointment with the recent Frankie…
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Monday's topics were numerous including, the Red Sox record-breaking performance against the Yankees and the Celtics' pursuit of Banner #18 as our sports guru John Leahy joined us for a Monday visit. Also on the list of topics, summer vacation destinations, Eversource's rate hike and George Strait's record shattering concert over the weekend.…
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I’m not even sure where to begin describing the chat I had with my long time friend Clint Klose. We talked about the one act play festival that his students from Concord High School participated in and their success there. Clint then talked about RB Productions (hint: they are unbelievably busy), his role there and then out of the blue he dropped a…
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Almost all entertainment is magical to a certain degree. However today’s entertaining episode is ALL about magic. Real Magic. In fact it’s all about "Discovering Magic”, Andrew Pinard’s magic show that is taking place for the next 3 months at the Kimball Jenkins Estate in Concord. What I love about speaking with Andrew, besides the magic, is the hi…
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The Executive Vice President and General Manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway David McGrath was with us Wednesday to preview the next two weekends at the track. The motorcycles will be there this weekend and next weekend NASCAR moves in with racing all week culminating with the USA Today 301 Cup race a week from Sunday. www.NHMS.com…
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Monday's show focused on the NBA and NHL Championship Series with our guest, broadcaster and author John Leahy. We discussed the Celtics' two games to none lead over Dallas and the Florida Panthers' opening game victory against Edmonton. We also touched on the start of Week 2 in the Hunter Biden trial and a fun-filled Saturday in Manchester.…
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Riding solo again today I brought up various productions that are happening this summer at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse, NL Barn Theatre, M&D in Conway, Powerhouse Theatre and in Pittsfield. I gave a quick recap of the Powerhouse Theatre Collaborative Play Festival held at Prescott Farm this past weekend. Finally, I talk about the Market Days coming…
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The Sheriff of Merrimack County, David Croft, was our Thursday guest. Merrimack County is the third-largest county in the state with almost 154,000 people and about 956 square miles but it even goes beyond that. The Sheriff's Office hold the highest law enforcement authority and statewide jurisdiction meaning that they can stop vehicles, serve pape…
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Tuesday's diverse program featured our monthly segment with the New Hampshire Insurance Department. We were joined by Dr. Jason Aziz, Director of Health Economics, Life and Health at the Department. We talked price transparency in health care and a very helpful website to navigate health costs, nhhealthcost.nh.gov Also appearing Tuesday, Scott Spra…
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Monday's show featured discussion of the upcoming Stanley Cup Final between the Dallas Stars and the Edmonton Oilers. Edmonton is looking to become the NHL's first champion from Canada in 31 years. Also mentioned Monday, the start of Hunter Biden's gun trial in Delaware, Eugene Debs' campaign for President from prison in 1920 and the fifth marriage…
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The Powerhouse Theatre Collaborative Play Festival @ Prescott Farm in Laconia is once again tackled by NH Unscripted! Today’s guests, Gary Locke (one of the directors) and Chuck Fray (one of the writers) stop in to discuss the Festival in more detail. We talked about things like: Is the shortened format easier or more difficult to work with? What d…
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Local baseball icon John Bly joined us in studio to talk about American Legion baseball and the team he manages, Post #21 of Concord. They will be opening their season at Memorial Field on June 11th. We also learned about the very successful club baseball team at the University of New Hampshire where John is a member of the coaching staff.…
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This week on Facing the Future we’ll talk with Professor Sita Slavov of George Mason University about making tough fiscal choices today to protect future generations. She will discuss her proposals to reform Social Security, and institute a carbon tax among others.By WKXL - NHTalkRadio.com
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Today’s episode was all about the upcoming “free to attend” Play Festival at Prescott Farm in Laconia this weekend June 1st and 2nd. Pumping it up with me is K. Stawasz. 14 short plays written by local talent, directed by local talent and performed by local talent will be showcased for free both days. We break down what it takes to accomplish that …
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Miss New Hampshire Volunteer Eliza Fisher made a return visit to the show on Wednesday. Eliza will be participating in the Miss Volunteer America Pageant next month in Tennessee. A sendoff fundraiser for Eliza will be held this Sunday on the MS Mount Washington on Lake Winnipesaukee at 1 PM. For ticket information go to eventbrite.com and search NH…
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Recently, WKXL had the pleasure of taking part in a career day at Merrimack Valley High School in Concord. Many area businesses and local employers were represented at the event. During the course of the day WKXL had the opportunity to chat with a number of the participants concerning the careers they were presenting to the upcoming graduates who a…
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The very first episode of The Sports Machine with Slim was on December 4, 2020. During that show at the 14:40 mark Slim made this prediction: The Boston Celtics are going to win the NBA title this season. Those of you who wish to listen to that first show can find the link here: https://www.nhtalkradio.com/?p=20094As it turns out, that prediction h…
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Today guest was Tom Seiler. As a stage actor he has appeared in over 197 plays including the leads in such shows as The Man who came to Dinner, Rumors, Dam Yankees, Cheaper by the Dozen, and many others. He spent 10 years in television news working for CNN for the first three years they were on the air. He spent 4 years on the New Hampshire Film Co…
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This week on Facing the Future we'll talk with Jason Furman, a former top economic advisor to Presidents Clinton and Obama. He now teaches economics at Harvard University. We discussed the prospects of a "soft landing" for the economy and the crucial role of interest rates in projecting future debt.By WKXL - NHTalkRadio.com
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Tomorrow will be the last day of The Sports Machine with Slim on WKXL Radio. We use today's show to review some of the interesting takes that Slim has had over the past 6 months. Caitlin Clark would score how many points in a game if Slim was guarding her? The Boston Celtics are going to win the NBA title this season. The NY Rangers are the best te…
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New Hampshire filmmaker Adam Newman of Dreamscape Productions was our guest on Thursday to discuss the success of his first full length motion picture, "Everwinter Night" which now has over 10,000 streams on Tubi and Amazon Prime. Adam also previewed his latest film, "Round The Decay" which is set to be released in October. One of the other topics …
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Do the Celtics get pizza for winning Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals? No. Happy Pizza Day refers to the day Laszlo bought two pizzas for 10,000 BTC. Today is the 13th anniversary of that day, and in some circles, it is a huge day to be remembered. Yesterday may well be a huge day to be remembered for Celtics fans moving forward. Jaylen Brow…
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What I know about opera is pathetically slim. That’s right nobody comes to me when they have questions about it, but, I needed to get a little more “culcha” in my life and so I broke down and went to NH Opera Idol recently held at the Bank of NH Stage in Concord. I was intending to quietly slid in as an audience member, but, was quickly pressed in …
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Our Wednesday guest for the full program was Ernest Thompson, best known his Academy Award winning screenplay of the classic movie, "On Golden Pond", which was filmed in New Hampshire. Mr.Thompson is a playwright, director, actor, lyricist as well as an in-demand public speaker, teacher and mentor. He will be delivering the keynote speech on June 8…
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What do the NBA experts think about the Celtics/Pacers series? 14 out of 16 "experts" on ESPN predict the Celts to win. More importantly though, what do the "experts" on The Sports Machine with Slim think about the series? Let's hear what they have to think about Celts/Indy and the Minn/Dallas series as well. It is full throttle NBA talk today!…
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On today's episode of Artful Living, Jane will chat with Ernest Thompson, an award winning novelist, playwright, and director who also lives here in NH! Ernest will be the keynote speaker for NH Writer's Project June 2024 Conference event. Also, we will talk with Kaitlyn Patterson Gagnon about the many exciting Summer programs offered at Good Life …
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It is a sad day at The Sports Machine with Slim. Boston Bruins hockey is over for this season. We have been talking about them for months and months. I expected a better outcome, but in the words of Bill Belichick - It is what it is.The Boston Celtics live on, and they take the floor in game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals tomorrow night vs a su…
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WMUR Videographer Kyle Heavey was with us Monday to talk about his weekend at the "Kyle Festival" in Kyle, Texas where Kyle's from all over the world gathered to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people with the same first name. Find out how they did. Also, our hockey analyst, John Leahy, joined the show to bre…
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Lots of chaos in the sports world today. Scottie Scheffler. Denver waves the white flag in a million point loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The NY Rangers make a huge comeback to move into the NHL Eastern Conference Finals. What happens tonight in the NY/Pacers series? Who wins the Preakness? All of this is just pre-game gobbledygook. We all kno…
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