Being safe in the water, a high-flying ride in a World War I airplane and crabbing are the focus of the latest episode of “-30-,” The Press of Atlantic City’s television show, which airs 7:30 p.m. Thursday on Stockton University’s channel.
Here’s the lineup for this week’s show:
• Each year the fun of summer is marred by news someone lost their life while swimming in the ocean. And this year is no different. Meteorologist Dan Skeldon and multimedia editor Vernon Ogrodnek talk to local lifeguards to find out what every vacationer needs to know about a safe day at the beach.
• Learn the secrets of crabbing from Ron Meischker, who created and organizes an annual crabbing tournament on Patcong Creek, which attracts hundreds to grab their nets. Photographer Erin Grugan spent a day on the water with Meischker to find out everything you need to know about the summer pastime.
• Who doesn’t like pizza? Well you better like it a lot to take on the 3 Brothers Pizza challenge on the Ocean City Boardwalk — eat an entire 26-inch pie in less than an hour and win more pizzas. As part of At The Shore’s annual Boardwalk Edition, associate editor Rebecca King challenged our own Fat Boys, associate editor Ryan Loughlin and entertainment publications director Scott Cronick, who claim to be world-class eaters, to see who could win the contest and bring home the pizza.
• Look up at the sky at any time of day in South Jersey, and you may just spot a Red Baron plane. Famously flown by a real-life World War I German flying ace, Red Baron airplanes are now used primarily for scenic air tours. Owner Dave Dempsey, who recently refurbished his plane, takes host Pamela Dollak for a ride where she learns some interesting history about the plane and got a bird’s eye view of our vacationland.
• Take a look back at the first summer beach concert in Atlantic City, which attracted 50,000 music lovers to the sand for a rocking night of Pink.
Each week, “-30-” explores the stories behind the region’s major events and newsmakers.
The show is produced by Press staffers working with Stockton students and airs on Stockton’s educational access Channel 9. Most residents of Atlantic County can watch Channel 9 through Comcast cable. Segments can be watched anytime at PressofAC.com/30.
New episodes run each Thursday and are re-aired at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays and 5 p.m. Tuesdays.