NEPA Scene Podcast Episode 15 - Nightlife, BeatTeks, and the music scene with DJ Hersh


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In Episode 15, Rich and Brittany are both out of town this week, leaving Johnny in charge to talk to his longtime friend Frank Hershberger, better known as DJ Hersh, who was named DJ/Electronic Act of the Year in the 2014 Steamtown Music Awards. After thumb wrestling to determine who will have to drink a Zima after the awful ‘90s malt beverage recently made a return to shelves, the Wilkes-Barre disc jockey discusses how he got started at the age of 21 and why he keeps doing it at 35, founding BeatTeks with fellow DJs, what makes a good DJ, his experiences in the local nightlife and music scenes and how they’ve changed over the years, his relationships with local musicians, what people want to hear in different cities and venues, learning to love DJing weddings, why he lives and works in NEPA, what it was like opening for the Wu-Tang Clan at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, co-organizing the former MayDay Music Festival in Wilkes-Barre, his upcoming IndepenDANCE event on Saturday, July 8 and the annual BeatTeks BBQ on Saturday, Aug. 5 at River Grille in Plains, and more. We also answer some questions and comments from live viewers. The NEPA Scene Podcast covers arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. It airs as a live video stream every Wednesday at 7 p.m. on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page and is available afterward on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, YouTube, and This episode and all previous episodes are available now on NEPA Scene, the award-winning independent arts and entertainment website that combines the accuracy and professionalism of a print magazine with the immediacy and convenience of a blog, offering a wide variety of content to readers in NEPA, Philadelphia, New York, and beyond.

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