Center Stage

Shirt Factory Center Stage

Shirt Factory Center Stage, is a podcast recorded at the newest century-old hot spot, the Lititz Shirt Factory. Relentlessly curious cohosts Jim and Kim shine a spotlight on the talented performers who will entertain and energize audiences right from Center Stage. They’ll also introduce listeners to performer stories and share a few of their own. It’s a behind-the-scenes listen you don’t wanna miss.


Jim Hoffer

Jim is native to Lititz.  Starting his career in radio and TV in Lebanon and York, Jim built out a skill set that served him well as he moved up in his career to Connecticut and ultimately WABC in NYC.  He was a multiple Emmy Award-Winning Investigative Journalist for over 20 years.  He recently moved back to Lititz and bought the historic warehouse The Lititz Shirt Factory, restored it and doors opened April 2021.  An avid runner, cyclist, and proud dad of 2 daughters, Jim is energized about what lies ahead for Lititz Shirt Factory.


Kim Schaller

Kim calls Pittsburgh her hometown.  Her marketing career includes 30+ years at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company, where she served as the first female Vice President in the company’s history.  She was launched into a 3-year adventure in the middle of her Hershey tenure to Space Center Houston – working on a project with NASA/Johnson Space Center and the Disney Imagineers.  Kim is an enthusiastic learner, a globe-trotting hiker, and adoring mother of a daughter in Colorado.  A newcomer to Lititz, she is delighted every day with the unending discoveries of the Coolest Small Town in America.


11: Talking Jazz-Funk-Rock Fusion With Trash Juice

  • Posted: October 26, 2021
  • Duration: 32:08

When you hear the band name “Trash Juice” you probably aren’t thinking of a 5-piece hybrid jazz-rock-funk ensemble. Yet, that’s exactly what you’re going to get as Eric, Tyler, Austin, Baxter, and Reed. On this episode of the Shirt Factory Center Stage, Jim and Kim talk to four of the...

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10: Philadelphia-based Singer and Songwriter Carsie Blanton

  • Posted: October 13, 2021
  • Duration: 26:56

On this episode of the Shirt Factory Center Stage, Jim Hoffer sits down with singer and songwriter Carsie Blanton, who will be visiting the Lititz Shirt Factory on November 19. Carsie discusses the thoughts, feelings, and stories behind her intimate songwriting, how she’s handled the pandemic, and her love of...

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9: Bar Trivia At Lititz Shirt Factory

  • Posted: September 22, 2021
  • Duration: 26:57

If you’ve ever been to a bar trivia night, you know how much fun it can be. If you haven’t, you really should. Luckily for you, the Lititz Shirt Factory has Trivia with Bill every Wednesday. On this episode of the Shirt Factory Center Stage podcast, Kim and Jim sit...

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