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 presentations, “The Slow Lane”. Mike is a frequent guest speaker at church, civic and charitable functions in the WNEP coverage area.


Recent Articles
  • Back Down The Pennsylvania Road to Sullivan County

    Mike Stevens has traveled the Pennsylvania Road for decades. He has shared a staggering number of stories, big and small, from northeastern and central Pennsylvania. Sometimes, he stumbled onto things he didn’t know were out there, such as this trip on a trail in Sullivan County just off the Pennsylvania Road back in June of 2004.

  • A Different View in the PhotoLink Library

    Mike Stevens’ visit to the PhotoLink Library this week allows us a different view of the world. If nothing else, it’s a chance to sample the smaller things in life.

  • The Slow Lane Podcast: Playing With Radio

    They stood in the corner of a room so many years ago: magic carpets made of wood and filled with glowing tubes of glass. Radio took a listener any place it wanted. The Slow Lane takes us to sample some old time radio being done today in Wyoming county.

  • STEVENS SAYS: My Quiet Place

    The proverbial rat race has us all running on its track. The daily grind becomes something unavoidable but, if we are lucky, the track shuts down on weekends. My favorite place to be, aside from a good doughnut shop, is my front porch  in late afternoon of nearly any given weekend. The traffic dies down to only an occasional car. No one is out for their evening stroll as yet and the mowers have been put up having done their […]

  • Helping Rescue Animals Back Down The Pennsylvania Road

    Mike Stevens visited a burgeoning animal rescue operation in Luzerne County 28 years ago.

  • Looking Skyward in the PhotoLink Library

    Mike Stevens takes the PhotoLink Library for a little ride. He looks skyward to see what we might be missing.

  • Back Down the Pennsylvania Road to the Rainy Spring of 1989

    We are into our last couple of weeks before the summer solstice. This spring has had its share of nice days in between some pretty nasty ones. Spring of 1989 was wet and cool, but Mike Stevens still found time to accentuate the positives in this trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road from 30 years ago.

  • Brighten Things Up in the PhotoLink Library

    It certainly has been a rainy, stormy week. Mike Stevens wanted to brighten things up a bit with a visit to the PhotoLink Library.

  • A Memorial Day Essay

    Mike Stevens sees Memorial Day as a time for one more “so long.”

  • A Moment in Time in the PhotoLink Library

    A moment of your time is needed to examine spring when Mike Stevens stops in the PhotoLink Library.

  • Stevens Says: Walk Right This Way

    So, just the other day it stopped raining. It came as quite a shock to me as I’m sure it did you. It took awhile for the sudden absence of a pitter-patter noise on the roof to sink in. What made that happen was the bright, intense, yellow light streaming through the back window. Sunlight! Imagine that. I hadn’t seen sunlight for days, since BTR (Before The Rains). The opportunity was not to be missed and I went out into […]

  • Yellow Signs of Spring Back Down The Pennsylvania Road

    It was 18 years ago when Mike Stevens went to Wayne County for a look at those fleeting flowers of spring, the dandelions. And that’s this trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road.

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