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The Bridgeton Beacon

The Bridgeton Beacon

Join local conversations with the "beacons" of Bridgeton and South Jersey. Meg McCormick Hoerner sits to podcast with those who make a positive impact on Southern NJ, and it's residents.

Recent Episodes

January 29, 2023

A Whiskey Array pt2 πŸ›Œ Catherine Hardy

Welcome to part-two in this conversation with Bridgeton-native Catherine Hardy. Catherine owns and operates two historic rental properties, collectively known as A Whiskey Array . Meg and Catherine also chat about the importa...

Interviews People Area Info Lodging

January 29, 2023

A Whiskey Array pt1 πŸ›Œ Catherine Hardy

In this episode, Meg sits down with Bridgeton-native Catherine Hardy. Catherine owns and operates two historic rental properties, collectively know as A Whiskey Array. Meg and Catherine also chat about the importance among ...

Interviews People Area Info Lodging

January 19, 2023

Verna's Flight Line πŸ” Millville Airport

Verna's Flight Line is a hometown favorite at Millville Airport. Verna Herman, the proprietor, serves up delicious breakfast, lunch, and catering options for her neighbors and friends. Stop by for a quick bite or book Verna's...

Interviews People Area Info Food Burgers

January 07, 2023

Pea Crabs in Your Oysters πŸ¦€ How About That

This is another conversation with local seasoning entrepreneur Mark Harris, of Wet & Wild Workshop Seasoning. 🐟

Interviews Area Info Food

December 18, 2022

Wet & Wild Workshop πŸ— Seasoning

This is a conversation with local seasoning entrepreneur Mark Harris, of Wet & Wild Workshop . 🐟 We're talking about good taste at Glasstown Brewing in Millville . Tom, the producer, cornered him for a quick chat about Wet &...

Interviews People Food

November 28, 2022

Melissa Helmbrecht 🍞 Hopeloft in Bridgeton

We are joined by Melissa Helmbrecht. In 2016, Melissa created Hopeloft as an informal collaborative of nonprofits located in the heart of Bridgeton, New Jersey. Since then, Hopeloft has served as a springboard for community-l...

Interviews People Community Beacons Area Info

November 27, 2022

Seabrook At War πŸ₯¬

Welcome to back to the Bridgeton Beacon for "Seabrook at War", a historical narration by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. We'd like to thank the NJ Historical Commission for usage rights. This production tells the story of Seabrook Family ...

History Agriculture Farms

November 03, 2022

About Paul Hunsberger πŸŽ™οΈ

Welcome back to the Bridgeton Beacon. Meg is joined by Dan Hunsberger, son of local broadcast legend, Paul Hunsberger. It was a voice that was familiar to many in the South Jersey area. For years, Paul Hunsberger hosted β€œOff ...

Interviews History People

October 30, 2022

Francis H. Sharp Lifetime Achievement Award πŸ†

Each year the Bridgeton Area Chamber of Commerce gives out the Francis H. Sharp Lifetime Achievement Award. πŸ† β€œ Binks” Sharp was the 1965 President of the Chamber and owned and operated Sharp’s Penn Wallpaper in Bridgeton NJ ...

Interviews People Community Beacons Bridgeton Chamber Of Commerce

October 29, 2022

Bruce Riley 🎧 Ultra Clean Technologies

Welcome back to the Bridgeton Beacon podcast. We're joined by Bruce Riley, the founder and CEO of Ultra Clean Technologies Corp, a leading manufacturer of hose & tube cleaning and capping products for industrial and commercia...

Interviews People Community Beacons

October 26, 2022

Jim Quinn πŸŽ™οΈ On Broadcasting

Welcome to the Bridgeton Beacon . In this episode Meg is joined by Jim Quinn, President of Quinn Broadcasting. This is both a fun discussion about modern media, and a walk down memory lane in which Jim shares his decades of ...

Interviews People Community Beacons

October 22, 2022

Doug Fisher Tellin' PJ Ritter Co. Stories πŸ§‘β€πŸ­

Welcome to a bonus episode with NJ Secretary of Agriculture, Jim Quinn.

Interviews History People Area Info Food Bonus Episodes PJ Ritter Company

August 26, 2022

pt4 πŸ›©οΈ Judge Lise Pearlman Author of Lindbergh Kidnapping Suspect No 1

Beacon Bonus Content: Welcome to part IV in this Lindbergh Kidnapping podcast series. Lise Pearlman is a retired judge, filmmaker, award-winning historian and best-selling author. πŸŽ™οΈ She joins host Meg McCormick Hoerner on NJ...

Interviews History Bonus Episodes Lindbergh Trial

August 21, 2022

pt3 πŸ›©οΈ Judge Lise Pearlman Author of Lindbergh Kidnapping Suspect No 1

Beacon Bonus Content: Welcome to part III in this Lindbergh Kidnapping podcast series. Lise Pearlman is a retired judge, filmmaker, award-winning historian and best-selling author. πŸŽ™οΈ She joins host Meg McCormick Hoerner on N...

Interviews History Bonus Episodes Lindbergh Trial

August 21, 2022

Lindbergh Kidnapping pt2 πŸ›©οΈ with Robert Zorn Author of Cemetery John

Bridgeton Beacon Podcast Bonus: Meg welcomes author Robert Zorn to your favorite NJ law podcast to delve into his family perspective on the historic case. They discuss his book πŸ›©οΈ Cemetery John and The Undiscovered Mastermin...

Interviews History Bonus Episodes Lindbergh Trial

August 21, 2022

Lindbergh Kidnapping pt1 πŸ›©οΈ with Robert Zorn Author of Cemetery John

Bridgeton Beacon Podcast Bonus: Meg welcomes author Robert Zorn to your favorite NJ law podcast to delve into his family perspective on the historic case. They discuss his book πŸ›©οΈ Cemetery John and The Undiscovered Mastermin...

Interviews History People Bonus Episodes Lindbergh Trial

July 20, 2022

Parker Smith of 🎭 Bridgeton NJ

This is a clip of Bridgeton native, Parker Smith, on the Mighty MERP podcast. πŸŽ™οΈ Parker grew up working stints at Owens Illinois before becoming an attorney and actor. You can listen to this full conversation at https://www....

Interviews People Bonus Episodes

May 15, 2022

South Jersey Wineries pt21 🌱 The Labor of Sparkling Wine

Welcome back to part-five in a chat with wine maker, Todd Wuerker, owner of Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery, in Rio Grande, NJ . Todd and his wife, Kenna, founded the vineyard in 1997 on family land in the Cape May Peninsula of ...

Interviews South Jersey Winery Farms

May 14, 2022

South Jersey Wineries pt20 🌱 Selling Wine

Welcome back to our chat with Todd Wuerker, owner of Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery, in Rio Grande, NJ . Todd and his wife, Kenna, founded the vineyard in 1997 on family land in the Cape May Peninsula of South Jersey. We hope y...

Interviews Food South Jersey Winery

May 14, 2022

South Jersey Wineries pt19 🌱 Hospitality

Welcome to part-four in our podcast series with Todd Wuerker, owner of Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery, in Rio Grande, NJ . Todd and his wife, Kenna, founded the vineyard in 1997 on family land in the Cape May Peninsula of South...

Interviews Food South Jersey Winery

May 14, 2022

South Jersey Wineries pt18🌱 Breaking The Mold

Welcome to part-2 in our podcast series with Todd Wuerker, owner of Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery, in Rio Grande, NJ . Todd and his wife, Kenna, founded the vineyard in 1997 on family land in the Cape May Peninsula of South Je...

Interviews South Jersey Winery

May 12, 2022

South Jersey Wineries pt17 🌱 Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery

Welcome to part-one in a series with Todd Wuerker, owner of Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery, in Rio Grande, NJ . Todd and his wife, Kenna, founded the vineyard in 1997 on family land in the Cape May Peninsula of South Jersey. We...

Interviews South Jersey Winery

May 02, 2022

Mother's Day Wine Trail πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Garden State Wine Growers Assoc

You're invited to the GSWGA - Mother's Day Wine Trail, 2022. πŸ‡ Today we're joined by Devon Perry, the Executive Director of the Garden State Wine Growers Association, as she shares details for the upcoming weekend. Β  More information available at: πŸ‡ https://www.newjerseywines.com/events/category/trail-weekends/mothers-day-trail/ Β  πŸ‡Β Sit back and enjoy this series, and our forthcoming winery podcast features.

Agriculture South Jersey Winery Farms

April 29, 2022

Run The Vineyards πŸƒ at Renault Winery

Welcome to this bonus Run The Vineyards episode in our South Jersey Winery series. πŸ‡ V isit https://gooddayforarun.com/rtv-2022/ - for the full schedule of South Jersey winery events. Sit back and enjoy this series, and our f...

South Jersey Winery

April 20, 2022

South Jersey Wineries pt16 🍾 Industry and Family

Welcome to part six with Jack Tomasello - and part 16 in our South Jersey Winery series. πŸ‡ Tomasello Winery is on it's fourth generation of vintners and has nine outlets in NJ. Sit back and enjoy this series, and our forthcom...

Interviews South Jersey Winery

April 20, 2022

South Jersey Wineries pt15 🍾 Wine and Progress

Welcome to part 5 in this series with Jack Tomasello - and part 15 in our South Jersey Winery series. πŸ‡ Tomasello Winery is on it's fourth generation of vintners and has nine outlets in NJ. Sit back and enjoy this series, an...

Interviews South Jersey Winery

About the Hosts

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Meg McCormick Hoerner

Host

Meg McCormick Hoerner sits with those who make a positive impact on South Jersey, and it's residents.

First and foremost, Meg loves the area. She has lived and worked in South Jersey her entire career.

She is determined to collect information, while the characters involved are still available to properly memorialize the stories.

With so many multi-generational businesses, founding families, and innovators - we're surrounded by great stories.

"Meg called me thirteen months ago, she was compelled to start collecting stories about people, history, and commerce in South Jersey.

She wanted to curate interviews with luminaries, legends, and old-timers - to develop a spoken history of sorts. "
- Tom

Meg is also the host of the most SEO dominant legal/law/lawyer podcast in New Jersey. Link via the little globe-icon below.

Or, it's easy to find at #1 on google for almost every NJ law podcast search term you can think of.

She has handled landmark cases and held top leadership positions as a prosecuting trial attorney in the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office.

As the former Chief Assistant Prosecutor, she succeeded in the largest white-collar criminal case in county history.

She also served as the lead attorney for the county’s Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force, where she supervised the investigation and prosecution of many undercover drug investigations.

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Tom Ritter

Producer

Tom's background is digital product development and process automation.

He'll talk your ear off about the comparative efficiencies of various digital media until you wish you hadn't asked the question.

His focus is leveraging conversational audio to facilitate visibility, SEO, social content, and networking among decisionmakers.

Some of his productions include:

ITADTalk.com - I.T. Asset Disposition

SpeakeasyLawPodcast.com - SWFL Real Estate

ProcessTeller.com (April '22) - Banking & Insurance Process Automation

TheBackgroundCheckPodcast.com (April '22) - Employment Screening

TheYiddishPodcast.com - Preservation of Spoken Yiddish

NJCriminalPodcast.com - New Jersey Criminal Law

In recent months, the Bridgeton Beacon has picked up steam, renown, and visibility among South Jersey decisionmakers, search engines and social media.

Meg is now tripling-down on her own productions, and Tom is offering South Jersey enterprises, organizations, and innovators the opportunity to leverage the "Beacon" for their own legacy building, SEO, and visibility.

Is your business multi-generational or innovative?

Do you have a few stories to tell?

We can turn those stories into a meaningful, multi-media legacy. That's a win-win.