WNEP TV’s Mike Stevens traveled the Pennsylvania Road for more than thirty-five years..

In all that time, Mike never lost sight of the original goal of the Pennsylvania Road assignment: to travel the back roads and country lanes of northeastern and central Pennsylvania in search of interesting people doing interesting things.

The Pennsylvania Road has taken WNEP viewers to meet folks who whittle, carve, saw, fiddle, play, collect, draw, build and otherwise do things that Mike thought TV 16’s viewers ought to know about.

He has finally parked his car and left the Pennsylvania Road to Jon Myer who now travels it so well. Mike can occasionally be found contributing to the Saturday morning Home and Backyard show and still opens the door to the Photo Link Library each Friday on Newswatch 16 at six. He has also begun a Blog for the station under the title, “Stevens Says” and has also begun work on a podcast presentation, “The Slow Lane”. Mike is a frequent guest speaker at church, civic and charitable functions in the WNEP coverage area.


Recent Articles
  • Looking Back, Looking Ahead in the PhotoLink Library

    Looking back at days gone by and looking at what we might see ahead. It’s what Mike Stevens is doing in this visit to the PhotoLink Library.

  • Back Down The Pennsylvania Road: Icy Trip to Sullivan County

    Snowy days like Monday’s storm make us appreciate the beauty of Mother Nature. In 1983, Mike Stevens ventured deep into a cave outside Lopez, where he found something quite beautiful for this Trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road.

  • Remembering Arabella Parker

    Heartbreak in Northumberland County following the tragic death of a three-year-old girl. The passing of Arabella Parker has touched many people, among them, our own Mike Stevens. Usually, Mike Stevens writes obituaries or makes comments about older people, folks who’ve lived their lives before moving on to a final rest, but then he heard about Arabella parker of Northumberland County. Arabella Parker, three years of age, she will always be three years of age. What killed her didn’t happen by […]

  • Thanksgiving in School Back Down The Pennsylvania Road

    Children have been learning about the history of Thanksgiving in school for decades and decades. We decided to go back to the decade of the 1980s for this trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road when Mike Stevens was in a classroom in Schuylkill County for a holiday feast.

  • Moments in Time in the PhotoLink Library

    Mike Stevens says, if you think about it, a snapshot is a moment, and moments are what we’re going to look for this time in the PhotoLink Library.

  • The Slow Lane Podcast: Picturing the Poconos and Pennsylvania

    Mike Gadomski had a varied background over his life. In the end it was preparation for what he does today: tell stories and take pictures of Pennsylvania, it’s cities, the fading rural areas and the life style you can find there. He is the guest this time when Mike Stevens takes us for another ride in The Slow Lane. Listen to more episodes HERE or wherever you listen to podcasts, including Apple Podcasts, Google Music and Spotify.

  • Back Down The Pennsylvania Road: Autumn’s Passing

    On a foggy, rainy autumn day, similar to this day 10 years ago, Mike Stevens headed Back Down The Pennsylvania Road and said there were still some colors to be found.

  • Road Less Traveled to the PhotoLink Library

    Mike Stevens leads us down a quiet road less traveled as he says farewell to fall in the PhotoLink Library.

  • Back Down the Pennsylvania Road: Veterans Day

    The date was November 11, 1918. The weather forecast was for a fair night. Not only would it mark the end of the war to end all wars but it would also give us a chance to honor those who fought our nation’s battles.

  • Fading Fall in the PhotoLink Library

    The signs of fall are fading, but Mike Stevens takes us to the PhotoLink Library where, he says, at least a few remain.

  • The Slow Lane Podcast: Hanson’s, An Amusing Bit of History

    They came and went but are still talked about. Amusement parks that brought smiles and joy to thousands on weekends will be the topic of discussion this time on The Slow Lane. If you remember San Souci, Rocky Glen or Hanson’s come along for the ride…we’ll visit them all. Also, find out when you can see a brand new documentary featuring Hanson’s Amusement Park! Listen to more episodes HERE or wherever you listen to podcasts, including Apple Podcasts, Google Music and Spotify.

  • Back Down The Pennsylvania Road: Pottsville Maroons

    Schuylkill County was once home to a professional football team called the Pottsville Maroons. In November of 1989, Mike Stevens went to Pottsville to learn more about them, and that’s this trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road.

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