Your South Jersey Podcast

Season 3

November 27, 2022

Seabrook At War

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 ...

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

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

April 20, 2022

South Jersey Wineries pt14 🍾 Growing in New Jersey

🌿 This is part four in a series of episodes with Jack Tomasello, of Tomasello Winery in Hammonton. Sit back and enjoy this series, and our forthcoming winery podcast features. Join local conversations with the "beacons' of So...

Interviews South Jersey Winery

April 19, 2022

South Jersey Wineries pt13 🍾 Sparkling Wines

Welcome to part 3 in this series with Jack Tomasello. 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 forthcoming winery podcast features. Join ...

Interviews South Jersey Winery

April 19, 2022

South Jersey Wineries pt12 🍾 Designer Grapes

🌿 This is part II in a series of episodes with Jack Tomasello. Jack and his brother Charlie are the current heads of Tomasello Winery in Hammonton. Founded immediately upon the repeal of prohibition, Tomasello Winery is on i...

Interviews South Jersey Winery

April 19, 2022

South Jersey Wineries pt11 🍾 Tomasello Winery in Hammonton

🌿 This is the first in a series of episodes with Jack Tomasello, of Tomasello Winery in Hammonton. Founded immediately upon the repeal of prohibition, Tomasello Winery is on it's fourth generation of vintners and has nine out...

Interviews History South Jersey Winery

April 14, 2022

South Jersey Wineries pt10 🍷 NJ Winery Business

This is the third in a series of episodes with Adamo Natale Pipitone, the founder of Terra Nonno Vineyard & Winery in South Jersey . We hope to have Adamo Natale Pipitone Jr on to discuss the chemistry of wine in New Jersey. ...

Interviews South Jersey Winery

April 14, 2022

South Jersey Wineries pt9 🍷 A Labor of Love

This is the second in a series of episodes with Adamo Natale Pipitone, the founder of Terra Nonno Vineyard & Winery in South Jersey . And don't miss the previous (7) episodes with Dustin Tarpine, of Cedar Rose Winery. Adamo ...

Interviews South Jersey Winery

April 14, 2022

South Jersey Wineries pt8 🍷 Terra Nonno Vineyard and Winery

This is the first in a series of episodes with Adamo Natale Pipitone, the founder of Terra Nonno Vineyard & Winery in South Jersey . Adamo and his son launched Terra Nonno to honor the family's multi-generational love of wine...

Interviews History South Jersey Winery

April 13, 2022

South Jersey Wineries pt7 πŸ‡ How Did I Not Know About This?

Join us for part-seven in this series with wine maker, Dustin Tarpine. He can't count how many visitors to his NJ Winery say "How did I not know....". Dustin is one of the owners of Cedar Rose Winery in South Jersey. He and h...

Interviews South Jersey Winery

April 13, 2022

South Jersey Wineries pt6 πŸ‡ Our Best Wines

This is the sixth installment with Dustin Tarpine, of Cedar Rose Winery. He discusses their "go-to" wines and this years exceptional blueberry wine. Dustin is one of the owners of Cedar Rose Winery in South Jersey. He and his...

Interviews South Jersey Winery

April 13, 2022

South Jersey Wineries pt5 πŸ‡ Running a Vineyard

Join us for part-five in this series with wine maker, Dustin Tarpine. Dustin is one of the owners of Cedar Rose Winery in South Jersey. He and his longtime friend, Steve Becker, originated the idea while working in the fields...

Interviews South Jersey Winery

April 13, 2022

South Jersey Wineries pt4 πŸ‡ The Judgement of Paris

Welcome to part-four in this series with wine maker, Dustin Tarpine. Dustin is one of the owners of Cedar Rose Winery in South Jersey. He and his longtime friend, Steve Becker, originated the idea while working in the fields ...

Interviews South Jersey Winery

April 13, 2022

South Jersey Wineries pt3 πŸ‡ Mentors & Partners

This is part-three in this series with wine maker, Dustin Tarpine. Dustin is one of the owners of Cedar Rose Winery in South Jersey. He and his longtime friend, Steve Becker, originated the idea while working in the fields to...

Interviews South Jersey Winery

April 13, 2022

South Jersey Wineries pt2 πŸ‡ Growing

This is part-two in this series with wine maker, Dustin Tarpine. Dustin is one of the owners of Cedar Rose Winery in South Jersey. He and his longtime friend, Steve Becker, originated the idea while working in the fields toge...

Interviews South Jersey Winery

April 13, 2022

South Jersey Wineries pt1 πŸ‡ New Jersey

Welcome to the first part in a series with wine maker, Dustin Tarpine, one of the owners of Cedar Rose Winery in South Jersey. He and his longtime friend, Steve Becker, originated the idea while working in the fields together...

Interviews South Jersey Winery

April 10, 2022

Doug Fisher pt3 πŸ… The Evolution of New Jersey Farms

Welcome back to the Bridgeton Beacon podcast, and part 3 in this series with NJ Secretary of Agriculture, Doug Fisher. From aquaculture to zucchini, clams to Christmas trees, 🌲 hops to horticulture, firewood to farm land pres...

Interviews Agriculture Food

April 10, 2022

Doug Fisher pt2 πŸ§‘β€πŸŒΎ New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture

Welcome to part 2 in this series with NJ Secretary of Agriculture, Doug Fisher. From aquaculture to zucchini, clams to Christmas trees, 🌲 hops to horticulture, firewood to farm land preservation, nurseries to nectarines, the ...

Interviews People Agriculture Food

April 10, 2022

Doug Fisher pt1 🚜 NJ Department of Agriculture

From aquaculture to zucchini, clams to Christmas trees, 🌲 hops to horticulture, firewood to farm land preservation, nurseries to nectarines, the agricultural industry has been the backbone of the economy in Cumberland and Sal...

Interviews People Agriculture Food

April 10, 2022

Overdevest Nurseries 🌻 Growing Gardens Today and Tomorrow

Welcome to part 2 in this series. Meg continues her conversation with David Wilson, Director of Marketing for Overdevest Nurseries , LP. Since 1952, when the nursery was founded by John and Jean Overdevest after they left Hol...

Interviews Agriculture

April 10, 2022

The History of Overdevest Nurseries 🌳 Growing Trust

Meg continues her series on the agricultural industry in the Bridgeton and Cumberland County area by speaking with David Wilson, Director of Marketing for Overdevest Nurseries, LP. Since 1952, when the nursery was founded by ...

Interviews History Agriculture

April 08, 2022

JG Akerboom Nurseries pt2 🌳 Every Seed is Different

Almost 100 years ago, Jacobus Geradus Akerboom brought his passion for Horticulture to Bridgeton, NJ from his native Netherlands and J.G. Akerboom was born. Jacobus's daughter Rachel Elizabeth Sherman, and her husband James ...

Interviews Agriculture

April 08, 2022

JG Akerboom Nurseries 🌱 Strong Roots

Almost 100 years ago, Jacobus Geradus Akerboom brought his passion for Horticulture to Bridgeton, NJ from his native Netherlands and J.G. Akerboom was born. Jacobus's daughter Rachel Elizabeth Sherman, and her husband James ...

Interviews History Agriculture

March 26, 2022

Bob Woodruff Sr Pt2 πŸŽ™οΈ Community Service

For over 150 years, five generations of the Woodruff family have serviced the South Jersey community’s fuel needs. In this three-part series, Bob Woodruff Sr. shares with Meg the history of the Woodruff family and the Woodr...

Interviews History People

March 25, 2022

Bob Woodruff Sr. pt1 πŸ›’οΈ Energy and Family History

For over 150 years, five generations of the Woodruff family have serviced the South Jersey community’s fuel needs. In this three-part series, Bob Woodruff Sr. shares with Meg the history of the Woodruff family and the Woodr...

Interviews History People

March 01, 2022

Leon Allen ⚾ "Goose" Goslin Bridgeton NJ

β€œFor the country at large the eagle may remain the national bird, but for the National Capital the greatest bird that flies is the Goose,” sportswriter W.O. McGeehan once wrote. While he was a gifted slugger, Leon Allen Gosli...

History Sports People

March 11, 2021

Colonel Charles L. Harris βš”οΈ of Bridgeton NJ

Harris was a graduate of the United States Military Academy, but instead of a career in the military, he chose to study law. After the breakout of the American Civil War, he joined the Union Army and was assigned to the 1st W...

History People

March 10, 2021

Brison Manor 🏈 of Bridgeton NJ

Brison Manor (August 10, 1952) was an American football defensive end who played eight seasons in the National Football League for the Denver Broncos, from 1977–1984, before appearing in six games with Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a...

Sports People