Longtime Lebanon radio personality Laura LeBeau will soon be hosting a current affairs program airing throughout Pennsylvania, according to State College-based Seven Mountains Media.

LeBeau, currently news director and morning show host at WLBR-AM and Froggy 100.1 FM, has been named director of news and public affairs for Seven Mountains – Pennsylvania, where she will develop and host “Commonwealth Beat with Laura LeBeau,” a weekly feature that will be broadcast in all Seven Mountains markets.

Seven Mountains is the largest radio station owner in Pennsylvana.

LeBeau will also have expanded local duties at WLBR 1270 AM / Froggy 100.1, where she will be program director.

The Michigan native arrived in Lebanon in November 2001 as a general assignment reporter and news anchor for WLBR and WQIC-FM (now WFYV-FM, Froggy 100.1). Over the years, she added duties as a popular midday talk show host on the AM side, as well as morning news anchor for both the AM and FM stations.

She currently hosts the weekday morning show, “Talk of the Town with Laura LeBeau.”

“I am excited to take on this new role within Seven Mountains Media,” said the veteran broadcaster. “There are many issues of great concern to Pennsylvanians. I look forward to bringing them into the spotlight with open, objective and honest discussions.”

“We are thrilled that Laura’s contributions will be enjoyed across 7MM’s vast Pennsylvania network of over 100 signals with our new statewide news and public affairs show,” said Seven Mountains’ chief operating officer, Jim Loftus.

“In Lebanon, WLBR will be in good hands with Laura as our program director,” Loftus continued. “Seven Mountains Media envisioned this statewide role for Laura when we acquired the Lebanon stations from Forever Media on Jan. 1st.”

LeBeau said she hopes the show will premier this fall.

Local coverage — a morning news magazine show, election coverage, local sports, and news maker interviews — should continue largely unchanged, LeBeau said.

LeBeau began her radio career while a student at Temple University, when she was an overnight board operator, then morning show producer, at Philadelphia’s Power 99 FM. She had stops at radio markets in the District of Columbia, Virginia, Wisconsin, the Jersey Shore, and North Carolina before arriving in Lebanon.

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Chris Coyle writes primarily on government, the courts, and business. He retired as an attorney at the end of 2018, after concentrating for nearly four decades on civil and criminal litigation and trials. A career highlight was successfully defending a retired Pennsylvania state trooper who was accused,...


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