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Community Broadcasters Community Affairs Show is the show that let's you know what is going on in your community and how you can get involved to support your friends, neighbors and community. If you are a charity, business, organization with an event or supportive training to share please contact Jess Brander, the host, to be on the show. or 607-732-4400. This is sadly my last community affairs show as the program per our new owners. Thank you to all those who were involved with the show and participated. I have truly enjoyed bringing the communities and their people together. Hope our paths cross around town. -Jess Brander

Listen to the LAST show: 

Sunday, September 22nd 7:00 am: Komen Twin Tiers Executive Director Patricia Nozell and Commitee Member for the Stiletto Sprint Caren Hill join me to discuss Breast Cancer Awareness month coming up in October and all their events and facts about Breast Cancer Awareness. Specifically we will discuss the First Annual Stiletto Sprint happening Friday, October 4th 5:30-8:30pm. Come support breast cancer research and kick up your heels for this fun event on Water Street next weekend. Find out more information at or click here --> Facebook page or at their sponsors locations around town. Get signed up on their website or sign up the day of the event starting at 4:30pm. 

Participate in the next community event:

CASA of the Southern Tier Superhero Run: September 22nd in Watkins Glen. for more information or to register.

Past Shows:

Sunday, September 15th 7am: Habitat for Humanity Restore Manager in Corning, Johnathan Wylie joins me to talk about the Restore and how it benefits Habitat for Humanity, how it is great for contractors or businesses looking to donate items, and great for customers to save on items for your home at 50-75% off while donating to a good cause. Find out more about the restore and items they have on their or to donate your time or money find out more at

Sunday, September 8th, 7am: Program Coordinator, Kristie Kinney and Americore Program Assistant, Ashley Masteller talk about CASA of the Southern Tier and the Superhero Run coming up September 22nd in Watkins Glen. for more information. To become a volunteer fill out the application their website and also contact Kristie at 607-936-2272 to find out about their upcoming training for voulenteers in October. Find CASA on  or on

Sunday, September 1st 7:00 am: Patty Dates comes in the talk about the 10th Annual Rene Jones Memorial Buddy Walk which takes place Saturday, September 7th. Pre-register at For More information about the walk contact Christine Heckle: (607) 738-9156 or find them on Facebook. The Buddy Walk is sponosored by the Down Syndrome Information Network of the Twin Tiers. 

Sunday August 25th: John Treahy, CEO president of Glove House. 220 Franklin Street, Elmira NY, 607-734-5238 Glove House Facebook

August 18th, 7am: Red Knights Chapter 42: Find out who the Red Knights are and about their benefit ride The Bucket Burgade motorcycle ride that benefits the wounded warrior project on Saturday August 24th. For more information about the Red Knights click here -->  To find out more about the Bath fire department or to get hooked up with the links about the motorcycle ride click here --->  You can also find out more about the wounded warrior project at this link -->

Sunday August 11th 7:00AM: The American Red Cross Executive Director of the Steuben Chapter, Brian McConnell joins me to discuss preparedness before a disater strikes, the history of the Steuben Chapter of the Red Cross, new disater type apps (ex tornado app) for your smart phone which you can find by typing in American Red Cross in your app store on your smart phone, also volunteering oppurtunities, and how to find blood drives in your area. Joining me as well on the show is Services to Armed Forces Lead Volunteer, Linda Conway who will discuss what the Services to Armed Forces program does for the community, how it helps the military families, how to get finacial aid, and the Ride for the Red 5th Annual Motorcycle Run that benifits the organization on Saturday, August 31st. Pre-Register Here -->Ride for the Red You can also donate blood the day of the motorcycle run. Find out more information and sign up to donate by clicking here--> Find out more about the American Red Cross inclucding volunteer opportunities, where you can donate blood and more by clicking the link -->  If you have questions you can also email me directly at

Sunday July 28th 7:00 AM: I will speak with Director of the Chemung County Department of Aging and Long Term Care Pam Brown about Programs, Upcoming Events, Voluenteer oppurtunitues and more.  For more information click on this link --> You can also visit the office at  Human Resouce Center,425 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira NY or call 607-737-5520. 

Sunday July 21 7:00AM: Suicide Prevention Coordinator of the Bath VA Karen Aikman discusses how veterans who are having trouble readjusting to life after active duty can get help. The Veterans Crisis number 1-800-273-8255 Press 1, or text 838255. These numbers are for family and veterans to get the help they need. Karen and I will also discuss the Bath VA and what their mission is and so much more. Here are some links that could also help someone in need. 

Bath VA Medicial Center:

Help with PTSD:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

American Association of Suicidology

Mental Health Association  New York State

NYS Office of Mental Health

National Institute of Mental Health

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Sunday July 14th 7:00am: Schuyler Outreach, hear about how you can donate for the Backpack drive. They are trying to get 300 plus backpack and supplies together by August 1st. You can drop off used or new backpacks or monetary donations to Schuyler Outreach located at 112 10th Street, Watkins Glen.During the show also hear about the mobile food trucks which you can find more information about by clicking this link -->  Mobile food trucks are the 1st Saturday of each month from 10am-11am and open to anyone in need. Click the link for more details. Schuyler Outreach food pantry is open Tuesday 9-2 & 6-8pm, Thursday 7am-2pm, & Friday 12pm-4pm. Check out more about Schuyler Outreach at this link --> Also check them out on Facebook 

Sunday June 30th 7:00AMCorning Community YMCA, summer fun and swimming safety. Also where else to swim this summer while the Corning YMCA pool is closed for the summer. Log on to for more details. Aldo to find places to swim other then the Corning YMCA pool as it will be closed for the summer. However their website lists a bunch of pools in your area to go to alternatively. Donatation are always and accepted at YMCA is a non for profit organization that benefits the community. Find out more my clicking on the blue links provided. You can also call 607-962-7002. Another great link is for safe events around the river. We also will talk about YES Camp at Watson Homestead for the kids this summer. Log onto the Corning YMCA link above for more details about that which starts July 1st but it is not too late to register.

Sunday, June 23rd 7 AM: Girl Scout Troop Leader and Treasure of Troop 921 talk about their big event coming up Wednesday June 26th Cornicon The Anime Convention. The ladies also will discuss becoming a girl scout, what their troop does for the community and more. For more information about your daughter/niece etc being a girl scout click here and click here to find out more about The Anime Convention. 

Sunday, June 16th (aka Father's Day don't forget about Dad) : Meals on Wheels Chemung County Board Members RC Ike and Debra Laviola stop in to talk about who meals on wheels benefits, how you can be a voulnteer, how you can benefit from meals on wheels, their upcoming events and more. For more information about Meals on Wheels Chemung log on to for more information. You can also buy your tickets to their next event at Meals on Wheels Chemung located at 150 Fox St, Elmira or call 607-734-9535.

Sunday, June 9th, 7:00am: President of the Steuben County Conference & Vistors Bureau, Peggy Coleman talks about upcoming events you do not want to miss in your backyard. Whether or are just visiting or lucky to live is this beautiful area with awesome events happening all summer long. Check this out. More information at the following links below in upcoming events and also visit

Sunday, June 2nd, 7 AM: Emergency Management. Don't Get Caught in an Emergency without a Plan! Listen for ways to be safe in case of a tornado, thunderstorms, power outages, flood and more. If you would like to make a donation to benefit victims of the Tornado in OK donate at this link -->

Other emergency management ,  (under departments choice Fire and Emergency Management),  Also to report an immdiate emergency always call 911 but if an emergency is not as urgent but needs attendance you can call the administrative office at 607-735-8600

Sunday, May 26th: St Baldricks Interview Aired on BYB stations

St. Baldricks Event: at Ridgeroad Elementary: May 31st 6-8 pm Call 607-739-6351 and ask for Betsy Hennesy to register to shave your head in support of childhood cancer and to help raise money to find a cure. You can also find our more information about St. Baldricks at the following links. Click here --> or Click here for Ridgeroad Elementary Event

Sunday, May 19th: Vice President Beth Vivkio from The Spirit of Schuyler

Hear about how the Spirit of the Schuyler got started, who they benefit, their scholarship program and their fun upcoming events. 

Sunday, May 12th 7:00 AM: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Susan G. Komen Twin Tiers Race for the Cure will be held Sunday, May 19th. Registration starts at 7 am or pre-register in the Registration Center at the Arnot Mall, near Littman Jewelers, at the following dates/times:Thursday, May 16, 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m, Friday, May 17, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m, Saturday, May 18, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The run starts at 8:30 am, walk starts at 9:45 am, and kids run at 11:00 am. Registration to participate ends Wednesday, May 15th. There will be a Boobeque, memorial dove release, fun for kids as well, and so much more, so come out to the 15th Annual Race for the Cure Sunday, May 19th. To register, donate or find out more information about Susan G Komen Twin Tiers Race for the Cure visit their website by clicking on the link -->

Sunday, April 28th Show: Walk a Mile in My Shoes Suicide Prevention Walk
If you or anyone you know if having suicidal thoughts or is feeling depressed call the Suicide Prevention Hotline also will get you connected to the VA at 1-800-273-TALK. Even if you are not feeling suicidal but feel depressed you can call and talk to someone who will support you.  It's a good idea for everyone to put this number in your phone because you never know where you will be when you need it. 1-800-273-TALK.  If you missed the show you can visit for more information. 

4/7/2013 Depression Recovery Program, Depression Awareness 

3/31/2013 Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA, Kitten Season, Voulenteering, Donating & Upcoming Events

3/20/2013 Director of Marketing, Watkins Glen Spring/Summer Events

3/3/2013 ARC of Steuben, Wellness Fair

2/24/2013 Big Brothers Big Sisters, Bowl for Kids Sake

2/17/2013 CASA of the Southern Tier, Zumbathon


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