A collection of high school football talent from across the Buckeye State will descend upon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium on Saturday.

Tournament Director Steve Channell spoke with Sam and Jay Brophy to talk about the event and what fans can expect tomorrow afternoon.

Admission for the two games is only $10, with all-star players in Divisions 4-7 playing against each other at 12 noon and Divisions 1-3 all stars playing against each other at 4pm.

The event is put on by the Ohio HS Football Coaches Association.

For more information, click here.  or visit their Facebook page.

 

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Friday, 28 April 2017 17:51

AUDIO Wager of the Day Friday

Sam, Jay Brophy, and Ben Thomas got in on the Feel Good Friday edition of the Wager of the Day! 

You can catch the Wager of the Day on the Sam and Brad Show every Monday-Friday at 5:20pm! 

 

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Browns beat writer Scott Petrak from the Elyria Chronicle Telegram spoke with Sam Bourquin and Jay Brophy as they discussed the Browns' first round of the draft on Thursday night.

The Browns selected Myles Garrett with the first overall pick, as well as Michigan's  Jabrill Peppers with the 25th overall pick and David Njoku out of the University of Miami 29th overall.

 

 For the full interview click below.

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Today's Sam and Brad Wager of the Day revolves around the NFL Draft as the Browns get ready to pick at #1 and #12.

Catch the Wager of the Day every Monday-Friday at around 5:20 on 1590 WAKR and catch Sam and Brad at TD's Tailgate Grill tonight from 7pm-10pm on Fulton Road in Jackson Township as they get ready for the draft tonight.

 

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Former N. Canton Hoover quarterback and former Purdue and Florida signal-caller Austin Appleby took some time to join the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his preparations for the NFL Draft and how he projects himself to play in the league.

Appleby led the Florida Gators to a bowl win over Iowa in the Outback Bowl, starting seven games in 2016.

 

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Thursday, 27 April 2017 16:02

AUDIO Chris 'Beanie' Wells Talks NFL Draft

Former Garfield Golden Ram, OSU Buckeye, and NFL running back Chris "Beanie" Wells spoke with Sam and Brad as they broadcasted live from Fred Martin Nissan.

Beanie discussed the draft process and what it was like for him when he came into the league.

 

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Sam, Brad, and Justin got in on the Wednesday edition of the Wager of the Day on 1590 WAKR! 

 

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017 16:48

AUDIO Know Your Prospect: Patrick Mahomes II

Sam and Brad caught up with Adam Cook from Whitehouse HS in Whitehouse,Texas to discuss where his former QB Patrick Mahomes II might end up in the NFL Draft.

 

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Akron Rubberducks outfielder Greg Allen spoke with Sam and Brad on Tuesday live at Canal Park. He talked about his season thus far and what he's looking to do as a member of the Cleveland Indians organization.

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Monday, 24 April 2017 18:53

AUDIO Know Your Prospect: Gareon Conley

For today's edition of Know Your Prospect,  we spoke with former Massillon Washington HS coach Jason Hall as he spoke about former Tiger and OSU Buckeye standout Gareon Conley.

 

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Monday, 24 April 2017 18:02

AUDIO Sam & Brad Wager of the Day Monday

Sammy B and Jay Brophy along with Justin got in on the Monday edition of the Wager of the Day.

Check out the Wager of the Day every Monday-Friday on the Sam and Brad Show on 1590 WAKR! 

 

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Sports Columnist Terry Pluto from Cleveland.com and the Cleveland Plain Dealer spoke with Sam Bourquin and Jay Brophy Monday to recap the Cavaliers' sweep over the Pacers in Indianapolis.

 

For the full interview with Terry, Sam, and Jay, click here.

 

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2017 marks the twentieth anniversary of Canal Park and the Akron baseball franchise. A major figure in getting the baseball team into downtown Akron was former mayor Don Plusquellic.

It has been two full years since Plusquellic stepped down as mayor, and he gave an update on his life on the Ray Horner Morning Show. Plusquellic talked about the impact Canal Park has had on downtown development, which includes the housing, the pubs and restaurants, and Lock 3 Park.

Looking back after two years away, Plusquellic is proud all he and his administration accomplished. He was glad to have kept the corruption out of the office, and believes he did all he could to bring jobs back to Akron, especially in the rubber industry. He also shared his thoughts on the Kenmore-Garfield merger.

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Friday, 21 April 2017 18:38

AUDIO Sam and Brad Wager of the Day

Sam and Justin got in on the Friday edition of the Wager of the Day.

You can catch the Wager of the Day every Monday through Friday on the Sam and Brad Show around 5:20pm.

 

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Aaron DeBord, the head coach of the Stow Bulldogs baseball team spoke with Sammy B to talk about a proposal from the OHSAA to extend the baseball season into mid-June.

This stems from the unpredictable nature of Ohio's weather and how this could benefit teams in the area.

 

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Brian Dulik of the Medina Gazette spoke with Sam Bourquin about the Cavaliers taking a commanding 3-0 lead over the Indiana Pacers Thursday night. 

 

Brian also discussed the report of Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor turning down a contract extension with the club.

 

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Sam Amico from NEOSports Insiders and Fox Sports Ohio joined Sam and Brad to talk about the Cavaliers as they prepare for Game #3 against the Pacers tonight.

They play tonight on 1590 WAKR. Pregame starts at 6:30 with the tip-off at 7pm.

 

For the full interview with Sam and Brad click here, and for more on Amico's take on the Cavs and the NBA, click here. 

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Thursday, 20 April 2017 17:43

AUDIO Sam & Brad Wager of the Day: Thursday

Sam and Brad gave their picks on the Thursday edition of the Wager of the Day.

 

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Easter Sunday went from a celebratory holiday to a local and national tragedy, where millions saw the death of Robert Godwin on Facebook.

One of the talking points were what Facebook could have done to avoid a situation like this, or if it could have been avoided at all. Mark Welfley from Welfley Technologies in Fairlawn joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the dangers that can come from apps such as Facebook or Snapchat.

Welfley shared some tips on how to ensure better online safety for kids and teens. One of those tips is to go to the Settings tab and turn off the location. Another is to guide teens on proper Internet behavior, such as controlling one’s emotions and cyber bullying.

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Sam, Brad, and Justin got into the "Pick 3" edition of the Wager of the Day.

 

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Former NBA Referee Tim Donaghy spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday to talk about the state of the NBA and the tough task of officiating at the highest level.

When asked about why coaches and players are subject to a substantial fine when they question an officials' call, Donaghy said the league doesn't want to face embarrassment.

 

This conversation stems from a postgame rant from Memphis Grizzlies' head coach David Fizdale who was hit with a $30,000 fine for his critical comments after his team's loss to the Spurs in Game #2.

 

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 Tim was a referee in the NBA for 13 years and author of the book Personal Foul. 

For the full interview, click here.  For more on Tim, click here.

 

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 18:32

AUDIO Wager of the Day Tuesday

Sam and Brad got into the Tuesday Wager of the Day on the Sam and Brad Show on 1590 WAKR.

 

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:24

AUDIO Telich: Big 3 Effort In Game #2

John Telich from Fox 8 Sports discussed Game #2 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers on Tuesday.

He also discussed some of the issues going on with the Indiana Pacers and what to expect in Game #3 in Indianapolis Thursday.

For the full interview, click here. 

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Chris Broussard from FS1 broke down the NBA Playoffs and the Cavs/Pacers series with Sam and Brad as they broadcasted live from Quicken Loans Arena.

 

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Sam Bourquin spoke with ESPN Cavs beat writer Dave McMenamin and ESPN basketball writer Brian Windhorst to talk about the new book "Return of the King" as it takes a behind-the-curtain look at the Cavs' championship run, as

well as the catalyst of that triumph, Akron's own LeBron James.

For more on Return of the King, click right here.

 

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NFL Network analyst and former Washington Redskins GM Charley Casserly joined Sam Bourquin Friday to discuss the upcoming NFL Draft and the Cleveland Browns with picks #1 and #12.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Sports Time Ohio in-game reporter for the Cleveland Indians Andre Knott spoke with Sam Bourquin on a Friday afternoon to talk about the Indians as they head into their series with Detroit.

They lost to the Chicago White Sox 10-4 last night at Progressive Field, and the team's had it's struggles as of late, but it's too early to worry, says Andre.

 

The full interview can be heard here.

 

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This week's 1590 WAKR Student athlete of the week is Caitlin Raid from Woodridge High School.

Caitlin is a standout softball player for the Bulldogs. She is only a sophomore, but has already put together some impressive numbers as the team's number one pitcher.

Caitlin says she enjoys attending Woodridge High School, and has fun with her softball teammates. She has great memories from a recent trip to Disney World the team made earlier this spring.

Caitlin does plan on attending college after graduation and going into stem research studies.

Best of luck, Caitlin!

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This week, our 1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week is Tayler Frame, a senior softball player at East CLC.

Tayler is a 4-year letterwinner on the softball diamond and was named the team's Most Valuable Player.

She says as a senior, being a leader is key for her team.

"I try to lead by example, and then try to give them the extra vocal help that they need if they're missing something," she says.

She's been sharpening those leadership skills as a member of the ROTC, which helps in a lot of aspects of Tayler's life.

"To be a team captain, you have to have strong leadership skills, and I think it really helps my players when I know how to better lead them," she explains.

Frame says her goals for the team this year is to continue to get better, have fun, and win a City Series championship.

In addition, Tayler is also a member of the National Honor Society and is ranked 3rd in the Class of 2017.

Upon graduation, Tayler plans on attending the University of Akron and majoring in pre-med.

We at 1590 WAKR wish Tayler the best in all of her future endeavors.

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Thursday, 13 April 2017 18:35

AUDIO Sam and Brad Wager Of The Day

Sam, Brad and Justin laid out Thursday's Wager of the Day on the Sam and Brad Show.

You can hear the Wager of the Day in the 5pm hour Monday-Friday with the guys.

 

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Thursday, 13 April 2017 18:19

AUDIO Know Your Prospect: OJ Howard

This Thursday edition of Know Your Prospect takes us back to Alabama as OJ Howard gets ready for the NFL Draft. We caught up with Mike Sims, head coach of Crenshaw Christian Academy and OJ's former coach at Autauga Academy.

 

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Thursday, 13 April 2017 16:07

AUDIO Eddie White Previews Cavs & Pacers

Eddie White, host of Pacers Overtime spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers playoff series starting Saturday.

 

The full interview can be heard here. Don't forget Sam and Brad will have a special edition of their show from the Q starting at noon.

 

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Sam and Brad alomng with Justin got into Wednesday's Wager of the Day live at the Q!

 

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017 17:16

AUDIO Dane Brugler Discusses Upcoming Draft

Dane Brugler from CBS Sports spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell about the upcoming NFL Draft and where they might go with the #1 overall pick in the draft.

 

The full interview can be heard here.

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017 16:27

AUDIO Zack Meisel Talks Indians, Wahoo Logo

Zack Meisel, Indians beat writer for Cleveland.com spoke with Sam and Brad about the ongoing debate surrounding the Chief Wahoo logo and how long it will last.

 

Zack also discussed the thrilling home opener yesterday at Progressive Field as Michael Brantley delivered the game-winning hit.

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A disagreement between the mayor and council came down Tuesday night over sewer bills and potential discounts for landlords. Both Mayor Dan Horrigan and Ward 4 councilman Russ Neal separately joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to bring up their arguments over these rates.

First, Mayor Horrigan explained his point of view on these particular utilities, acknowledging the difference between property owners and residents.

Councilman Neal, who has a background in real estate, shared his counterpoint.

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 19:59

AUDIO Sam & Brad Wager Of The Day Tuesday

Sam, Brad, and Jasen Sokol got into the Tuesday Wager of the Day as the guys took a look at the Indians home opener!

 

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 10:51

AUDIO Indians, Fans Pumped For Opener

Cleveland Indians Communications Coordinator Joel Hammond joined Jasen Sokol live from Booth 6 in Progressive Field to talk about the festivities going on during Opening Day today at Progressive Field as the Indians take on the Chicago White Sox.

 

Director of Merchandising Karen Fox also joined Booth 6 to shed some light on what new Tribe gear will be available at the Indians' Team Shop this season.

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 08:32

AUDIO Know Your Prospect: Reuben Foster

The Monday edition of Know Your Prospect takes us to Alabama, as we hook up with Fairhope HS Head Coach Tim Carter, former coach at Auburn HS, as we take a look at former Crimson Tide linebacker Reuben Foster.

Carter says the hard-hitting defender is not only a good football player, but a good locker room guy as well.

 

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After starting the year 3-3, Progressive Field will open its gates for the first time since the World Series. To get the fans set for Tuesday’s home opener, Ray Horner interviewed a long list of Tribe personnel throughout the morning.

Jim Rosenhaus - Indians Radio Network

Curtis Danburg - Senior Director, Communications

Bob DiBiasio - Senior VP, Public Affairs

Tom Hamilton - Indians Radio Network

Paul Dolan - CEO

Mike Chernoff - General Manager

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Monday, 10 April 2017 18:26

AUDIO Sam and Brad Wager Of The Day

Sam and Brad got into Monday's Wager of the Day on the Sam and Brad Show.

It's a Vending Machine Monday, and the guys took a look at the Cavs/Heat game, The Cavs are getting 11 and a half points, Brad's riding with the Cavs, Sam's taking the Heat,

Brad's taking J.R. Smith as the Wine and Gold's leading scorer, while Sam is going with Channing Frye, and Brad is taking the "over" 200 point total,  Sam is taking the "under" 200 points.

The second part of the wager takes us to the Cubs and Dodgers game, Brad says there will be three home runs hit tonight, and Sam says there will be four.

 

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Terry Pluto from the Cleveland Plain Dealer joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to discuss the Cleveland Cavaliers as they have limped down the stretch, losing to the Atlanta Hawks Sunday in overtime.

 The Cavs take on the Miami Heat tonight, minus the Big Three of LeBron James, Kevin Love, and Kyrie Irving, who will be resting for this game.

 Terry stuck around  to talk about the Indians as they get ready for the home opener Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox. Sam, Jasen, and Brad will be broadcasting live from Progressive Field beginning at 10am.

 

 

 

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Comedian and actor Norm MacDonald spoke with Sam and Brad Friday one week away from his performance at the Hard Rock Rocksino April 14.

The "Billy Madison" actor also discussed his love of golf, poker, and his career in show business.

 

For the full interview listen below. For more information about his performance at the Hard Rock click here, for more on Norm, click here.

 

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Friday, 07 April 2017 18:20

AUDIO Galko: Where Will Browns Lean?

Draft analyst Eric Galko from Optimum Scouting joined the Sam and Brad Show to see where the Browns might be leaning as far as the #1 and #12 picks in this year's NFL Draft.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

 

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Sam and Brad got in on the Friday Wager of the Day taking a look at the Cavaliers and Hawks plus the Indians and Diamondbacks.

The Wager of the Day can be heard every Monday-Friday around 5:20pm on the Sam and Brad Show for 1590 WAKR.

 

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Friday, 07 April 2017 15:12

AUDIO Casey Stern Talks NBA, Cavaliers

NBA TV Host Casey Stern joined Sam and Brad on a "Feel Good Friday" to talk about the NBA season winding down and the Cavaliers as they face the Atlanta Hawks tonight and Sunday night.

You can catch both games on 1590 WAKR.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Thursday, 06 April 2017 19:04

AUDIO Wager Of The Day Thursday

Sam and Brad got into the Wager of the Day on a "Pick 3 Thursday"

 

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Akron Rubberducks owner Ken Babby joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the home opener tonight versus the Bowie Baysox.

 

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Wednesday, 05 April 2017 18:36

AUDIO Wager of the Day Wednesday

Sam, Brad, and Justin got in on the Wager of the Day for Wednesday!

 The Wager of the Day can be heard on the Sam and Brad Show Monday-Friday at around 5:20pm 

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Boston sports reporter Mike Petraglia from WEEI Radio in Boston discussed the big matchup tonight between the Celtics and the Cavaliers.

That game will be heard on 1590 WAKR. Tip time is 8pm with pregame at 7:30pm 

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