WWE Superstar Mandy Rose joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about performing at the SummerSlam HeatWave Tour July 14 in Canton.

 

You can catch Mandy and the rest of the WWE Superstars at the Canton Memorial Civic Center beginning at 7:30pm.

 

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Connor Marabell of the Akron Rubberducks joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about competing in the Home Run Derby ahead of the Eastern League All Star Game in New Jersey.

 

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College football insider Phil Steele joined the Sam and Brad Show on Thursday to talk about his college football preview magazine for 2018.

He discussed the Ohio State Buckeyes, as well as the rest of the Big 10 and MAC, among other teams. 

 

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Thursday, 05 July 2018 15:00

Stipe Miocic Gets Ready for UFC 226

"The Baddest Man on the Planet" Stipe Miocic joined the Sam and Brad Show  Thursday ahead of UFC 226 to talk about his upcoming fight against Daniel Cormier, where he looks to defend his UFC heavyweight title.

 

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Fox 8 Sports anchor John Telich joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to talk about the legacy of LeBron James and the upcoming future for both the Los Angeles Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

James agreed to a four-year deal with the Lakers Sunday evening. 

 

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The University of Akron has a new women's basketball coach.

Melissa Jackson was officially named the head coach this week,taking over for the all-time winningest coach in Zips history, Jodi Kest.

Jackson joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the new gig and how she plans on putting her stamp on the program. 

 

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Thursday, 28 June 2018 16:04

Tom Withers Discusses Cavs, Free Agency

Tom Withers of the Associated Press joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the Cavaliers, LeBron's possible destination, and more on a Thursday afternoon. 

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018 17:16

Steve Doerschuk On Browns Heading Into Camp

Browns beat reporter Steve Doerschuk discussed the Browns and what stands out for them as far as pivotal players in 2018. 

 Steve caught up with Brad and Justin on the Sam and Brad Show Wednesday. 

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Dr. Sam Maniar from the Center for Peak Performance in Hudson joined Brad and Justin to talk about how athletes cope with mental health issues.

 

Dr, Maniar is the Sport Psychologist for the Akron Zips and the Spire Institute.  He served as the Sport Psychologist for the Cleveland Browns from 2014-2016. For more information on the Center for Peak Performance, click here.

 

 

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A controversial topic throughout President Trump's campaign, and especially recently, has been immigration and what to do in the near and distant future.

Immigration attorney from the International Institute, Farhad Sethna, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the recent events. Locally, Sethna says most of the immigrants that have come to Summit County are documented and went through the International Institute, but other issues may occur down the road with undocumented individuals.

On the national side, Sethna is sympathetic toward those coming into the country, mainly due to the language barrier that affects the children across the border. He believes the policies, or lack thereof, have become "chaotic" in nature.

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Wadsworth High School wrestling coach Clay Wegner spoke with Brad and Justin shortly after the board announced the decision.

The 25-year-old Wegner takes over from longtime head coach John Gramuglia, who coached Wegner in HS. 

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Jim Rosenhaus of the Cleveland Indians Radio Network joined Brad Russell and Justin McKinney about the Tribe, who are on a 7-game winning streak heading into their road trip.

 

The Indians travel to St. Louis to take on the Cardinals tonight in game 1 of a three-game series. First pitch set for 8:10pm on 1590 WAKR. 

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Friday, 22 June 2018 17:49

ESPN's Bobby Marks Assesses NBA Draft

Former Brooklyn Nets GM and ESPN Front Office Insider Bobby Marks joined the Sam and Brad Show to recap Thursday's NBA Draft.

 

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Friday, 22 June 2018 17:49

ESPN's Bobby Marks Assesses NBA Draft

Former Brooklyn Nets GM and ESPN Front Office Insider Bobby Marks joined the Sam and Brad Show to recap Thursday's NBA Draft.

 

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Friday, 22 June 2018 16:45

Tee It Up Friday Takes Us To Rawiga

Tee it Up Friday takes us to Rawiga Golf and Swim Club in Seville to talk a little golf with Bill Colianni, the Head Golf Professional.

 

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Fox Sports Ohio's Fred McLeod spoke with Brad Russell and Justin McKinney about the drafting of Collin Sexton at #8 for the NBA Draft.

 The Cavs are excited about their new prospect and look forward to seeing what he can do on the court.

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Thursday, 21 June 2018 17:28

Dan Dakich Discusses NBA Draft, Cavs

NCAA college basketball analyst for ESPN and host at 1070 The Fan in Indianapolis Dan Dakich spoke with Sam and Brad to talk NBA Draft this afternoon.

 

Coverage begins for the NBA draft  tonight at 7 p.m and the Cavaliers have the #8 pick obtained in the Kyrie Irving trade. 

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Questions have risen over time on the sewer project in Akron, mainly about the safety of the water supply as well as the cost for the residents.

The mayor of Akron, Dan Horrigan, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to answer some questions on the project. Horrigan says the city is trying to find new and different ways to drive down the costs of the sewer bills, and they are viewing the age of some of the town's sewers.

Another point of interest with the mayor is the demolition of the Rubber Bowl, which is in the process of coming down. While he shares many folks' feelings and memories on the facility, Horrigan cautions thrill-seekers from entering the premises, and people will be prosecuted. City planners are actively finding creative ways to develop the land next to Derby Downs and Akron-Fulton Airport.

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It has been a busy few weeks, but Dr. John Green is settling into his new job as president of the University of Akron. Dr. Green, also the director of the Bliss Institute and a frequent guest on the Ray Horner Morning Show, joined the program in studio to discuss what is on his plate. A major focus of Dr. Green’s is finding creative ways for enrollment. Other areas of focus have been working with the athletic department on the use of InfoCision Stadium, as well as fighting the deficit that has loomed over the school.

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Cleveland Plain Dealer sports columnist Terry Pluto reflected on his memories of the 2016 NBA championship won by the Cleveland Cavaliers 

He also talked about some of our favorite sports teams and the latest with them.

 

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Friday, 15 June 2018 16:57

Tee it Up Friday Takes Us To Loyal Oak

Dan Sutter of Loyal Oak Golf Course in Norton joined us for Tee it Up Friday to talk about some of the course amenites and what people can expect. 

 

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Cavaliers and NBA insider Jason Lloyd of The Athletic discussed the Cavaliers' season and the possible free agency destination of LeBron James this summer.

 

 

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It’s over. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ strange season, filled with highs and lows, came to a close Friday night with a four-game sweep by the Golden State Warriors.

John Michael, the voice of the Cavs, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to reflect on the season that was, including the team before the trades, the team after, and how they were able to keep it together to make it to their fourth-consecutive NBA Finals.

As far as the team going forward, Michael believes this all hinges on the decision from LeBron James. Regardless of if LeBron stays or goes, the voice of the Cavs believes the squad will have a “vastly different look.”

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Fomer 12-year NBA point guard and Cleveland Cavaliers 1st round pick Brevin Knight spoke with Sam and Brad to give his thoughts on the NBA Finals and Game #3.

 

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NBA insider Sam Amico from Amico Hoops.net spoke with Sam and Brad after Wednesday's Game #3 loss.

 Game #4 is set for Friday at Quicken Loans Arena.

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FS1 NBA reporter Chris Broussard spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of Game #3 of the NBA Finals here at Quicken Loans Arena.

Golden State holds a 2-0 lead over the Cavaliers in this series.

 

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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 16:32

Scott Petrak Wraps Up Browns' OTA's

Scott Petrak, Browns beat writer wrapped up Browns OTA's with Sam and Brad Tuesday.

 

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It has been a half century since the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy inside Los Angeles’s Ambassador Hotel. With the events that occurred in the immediate and distant future, how much different would the country be?

Dr. Kevin Kern, historian at the University of Akron, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the events leading up to Bobby Kennedy’s assassination. With Lyndon Johnson withdrawing from the 1968 presidential race, Kennedy stormed through the primaries and may have been a favorite with the DNC.

Dr. Kern also discussed the mood of 1968, beginning with the Tet Offensive, leading to the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King and Kennedy, as well as the racial tensions across cities such as Detroit and Cleveland.

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Forner NBA referee and author of the book Personal Foul Tim Donahgy spoke with Sam and Brad about the officiating during last night's NBA Finals  Game #1 between the Cavaliers and Warriors.

 

 

Check out Tim on refpicks.com 

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Vince Cellini of Cavaliers in the Paint for Fox Sports Ohio discussed the wild finish to last night's NBA Finals Game #1 in Oakland.

 

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NBA writer and insider Sam Amico joined Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell to talk about the NBA Finals Game #1 tonight between the Cavaliers and Warriors.

Amico says the Cavaliers have a chance because you can never know what can happen in a seven-game series.

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Thursday, 31 May 2018 16:08

Tallmadge Seeking Another State Title

Sam and Brad caught up with Tallmadge baseball coach Kenny Linn to talk about his team making another run to the State Final Four in Columbus.

 

The Semifinal matchup is set for Friday at 7pm against Dayton Chaminade-Julienne. 

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The Highland High School Baseball team is heading down to Columbus to compete for a chance to win a State Title.

Head baseball coach Jay Grissom joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his team's run in the tournament. 

 

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It has been almost two years since the little-used Innerbelt was closed, but its use in the present day is increasing.

Akron mayor Dan Horrigan joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about a slew of local topics, including what is happening with the present and future of the Innerbelt area. Horrigan talked about the temporary green space that has popped up in the area, and he says there is “progress” in

Horrigan also talked about the OHSAA softball championships being held at Firestone this weekend, believing it to be big economically for the region. The mayor also expressed sympathy for those affected by the tunnel project.

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They're back at it again for the fourth consecutive year.

The Golden State Warriors will be facing off against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.

Tom Withers of the Associated Press talked about the perspective from the home side of things, as LeBron and the guys defeated Boston in Game #7 Sunday with Sam and Brad. 

 

On the other side, Ryan Leong of the Associated Press caught up with the guys to talk about things from the Warriors perspective. They defeated Houston in 7games on Monday.

 

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The city of Barberton continues to find new and innovative ways of revamping its image.

Bill Judge, the mayor of Barberton, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the infrastructure in the city. From road repairs to retaining businesses, Judge believes the town’s infrastructure is quite healthy. PPG, BW, and Stark State serve as anchors inside the city limits.

Memorial Day weekend is a nice time to grab a free bike in the Metro Parks, according to Judge and Ray. Barberton has three bike stations for the trails, and they are open through November.

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Cuyahoga Falls has a number of destinations for locals to check out, and those areas continue to improve.

Don Walters, the mayor of Cuyahoga Falls, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about what is happening near Portage Crossing and down by the waterfront. First, Walters talked about Front Street opening up for vehicle traffic, and how businesses want to be a part of the revamped area. Down the street off Graham Road, Menards has come together, and the mayor said it was a long time coming for the arrival of the big box store.

As far as the talk of a new high school for Cuyahoga Falls, Walters says a measure will be on the ballots in November 2019 for voters. He believes a new school will be beneficial for security and monetary reasons, saying it will end up being cheaper in the long run to build a new facility than to sink money into an aging one.

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Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and many who have endured cabin fever throughout the cold months are looking to flee town for a few days. However, it is handy to have a few pointers at one's disposal.

Brian Thomas, the president of Akron AAA, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to go over some travel tips for the busy weekend. Thomas says a record number of travelers will be on the roads this weekend, with a figure around 42 million people in their cars. He says the time to avoid being on the freeways is during rush hour on Thursday, with many getting a jump on the long weekend.

Akron AAA has two locations in the area, with one downtown on Rosa Parks Drive and the other in Fairlawn.

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Samand Brad headed out to Las Vegas to catch up with Ken Thomson of Sports X Radio in Sin City to talk about the legalities of sports betting in parts of the U.S and what it could mean for Ohio potentially.

 

 

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Sam and Brad caught up with Brookledge Golf Club General Manager Scott Nickol to talk about his course for Tee It Up Friday.

 

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Former Tallmadge head boys basketball coach Michael Bluey spoke with the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his new venture, coaching the boys basketball team at North Canton Hoover.

Bluey served as an an assistant at Jackson High School before becoming the head coach at Tallmadge. 

 "Opportunities like Hoover don't come around very often," Bluey said. 

 "It's a diamond in the rough,and I'm certainly excited to get started."

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After over thirty years and 369 wins under his belt, John Gramuglia has decided to pass the torch.

The head coach of the Wadsworth wrestling team joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to look back on his decorated career with the Grizzlies. Gramuglia felt this was the right time to step aside and give the program some new blood. He feels the program must continue to evolve, and knows it is in good hands.

Gramuglia will not be going far. Though he won’t be head coach anymore, he plans on guiding the team in a less hands-on role, and will help further develop the youth program.

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Former Marshall Thundering Herd and NFL Quarterback Chad Pennington spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the advice he's given to Browns QB Baker Mayfield.

Chad spoke about the jump from college to the pros and that they have to be patient with themselves.

 

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The City Series boys' baseball championship is set for 5pm at the University of Akron. 

Ellet head baseball coach John Sarver joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his ballclub.

 

 Firestone is ready for the matchup as well. Coach Jeff Sloan also joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his team as well.

 

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Jackson head baseball coach Bill Gamble joined the Sam and Brad Show Tuesday to talk about the district final matchup between the Polar Bears and the Massillon Tigers at Thurman Munson Stadium this afternoon.

Game time is set for  5 p.m.

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A very unpredictable spring has led to a brutal allergy season for many. Patients are desperate for relief, and many want to know the balance between under and overmedication. Two specialists from Cleveland Clinic/Akron General joined the Ray Horner Morning Show in the thick of allergy season. First, Dr. Tim Brown discussed the priciness of treatments and how and where to find them. Dr. Bela Faltay, an allergy specialist, talked about inexpensive over-the-counter remedies and allergy shots.

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The second edition of Tee it Up Friday takes us to Chenoweth Golf Course as we speak with owner Brian Todd.

Todd says they take great pride in making sure the greens are well taken care of for people to play a challenging, yet fun course.

Chenoweth is located right off Arlington Road, just of I-77.

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Longtime sports columnist for the Boston Globe Dan Shaughnessy spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the upcoming series between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers.

 

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The Tallmadge Blue Devils and coach Kenny Linn have captured another Division II sectional title after an 11-0 defeat of Canton South.

Coch Linn joined the Sam and Brad Show Thursday afternoon.

 

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This week the 1590 WAKR Coaches Spotlight shines on Officer Howard Vaughn, the head coach of the Buchtel Griffins' baseball team. 

 Coach Vaughn discussed how he is bringing baseball to the youngsters and helping young people.

"I started in coaching six years ago and I saw a dying Buchtel baseball program, and I wanted to get it back started," he said. 

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