MLB.com reporter for the Cleveland Indians Jordan Bastian asessed the Cleveland Indians during the Sam and Brad Show Wednesday.
He talked about the team's dreadful loss to the Cubs yesterday.
The Tribe and the Cubs will go at 7:10pm tonight in downtown Cleveland.
Longtime sportscaster and the radio voice of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Don Criqui spoke with Sam and Brad to talk Notre Dame offensive linemen Quenton Nelson and Mike McGlinchey for our Know Your Prospect segment.
He also talked a little Browns as well, offering his thoughts on what can get them turned around.
CBS Broadcaster Jim Nantz joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday afternoon to talk about being named the 2018 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational Ambassador of Golf.
Nantz was truly humbled by the distinction, saying he truly enjoys coming to Akron's Firestone Country Club.
"Of all the awards I've received in my life, this one really stands out." Nantz explained.
Nantz will recieve the Ambassador of Golf award Wednesday August 1 at Firestone's South Course.
Former Ohio State Buckeye and NFL player Ray Ellis spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the death of his former coach Earle Bruce.
Bruce passed away at the age of 87 and coached the Buckeyes from 1979-1987.
EL Pitcher of the Week for your Akron Rubberducks Shane Beiber joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his hot start to the season.
Tom Withers of the Associated Press joined Sam and Brad to talk about last night's win over the Pacers in Game #2 of their playoff series.
Game #3 will be Friday night in Indianapolis. You can hear it on 1590 WAKR.
Color Analayst for the UCLA-IMG Sports Network Matt Stevens spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about Josh Rosen for our Know Your Prospect segment.
Stevens, a former Bruin quarterback, said that Rosen is "another Aaron Rodgers" and is the best QB in the draft.
On Monday, Akron City Council announced the age for the sale of tobacco products have been raised from 18 to 21. Originally proposed by Tamiyka Rose, Akron becomes the tenth city in the state of Ohio to become a “Tobacco 21” town.
Akron mayor Dan Horrigan joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to share his thoughts. Though he understands any pushback the city could receive, the mayor feels this is a larger part of the evolution of the culture, and by curbing the use of tobacco, it will help promote a healthier society. Jeff Fusco is a part of city council, and he felt that the lack of availability of the products, based on research, would lessen the amount of teen smoking rates.
Veteran broadcaster Jay Crawford joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to talk about his new venture doing the play-by-play for the Cleveland Browns' preseason games on News 5.
He also talked about the Cavs' loss in Game #1 of the playoffs and how the lack of chemistry and synergy on the court is worrysome at times.
Jensen Lewis, fomer Tribe pitcher and current host on Indians Live on Sports Time Ohio, spoke with Sam and Brad to talk Tribe on 1590 WAKR.
The Indians will be taking on the Minnesota Twins in Puerto Rico starting Tuesday for a quick-two game series.
There's a lot of questions about the Cavaliers after their 18-point loss to the Indiana Pacers in Game #1 of the NBA Playoffs
Fox Sports Ohio's TV play-by-play voice Fred McLeod offered his thoughts.
After 12 seasons coaching at the University of Akron, 34 overall, head women's basketball coach Jodi Kest is retiring.
She joined Sam and Brad Thursday to talk about her career and latest ventures.
We at 1590 WAKR wish Jodi the best in all of her future endeavors.
Paul Keels, the "Voice of the Buckeyes" discusses some of the notable Ohio State draft-eligible players for our Know Your Prospect segment,
The Board of Directors had their meetings this morning and Tim Stried from the OHSAA spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about some of the divisional breakdowns and competitive balance in boys and girls basketball.
Also Tim discussed the proposal passed during the meeting to extend the baseball season in high school athletics by one week.
NBA writer Sam Amico from Amico Hoops.net spoke with Sam and Brad Thursday to talk about the Cavaliers as they get ready for the Indiana Pacers on Sunday.
He also offered his thoughts on who needs to step up for the Wine and Gold during the second season.
Fox Sports Ohio Golf Analyst Jimmy Hanlin talked a little golf with Sam and Brad Thursday including the news of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational moving from the South Course to Memphis in 2019.
He also discussed Masters winner Patrick Reed and what's next for him.
Radio Voice of the Oklahoma Sooners football program Toby Rowland spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about Baker Mayfield for our Know Your Prospect segment.
For this week's edition of the Coaches Spotlight, we headed over to Stow-Munroe Falls High School to catch up with head baseball coach Aaron DeBord.
For this week's edition of our Know Your Prospect interview, we went just north of 303 to speak with Jeff Fox, the head coach of the Nordonia Knights to talk shoutdown cornerback Denzel Ward.
The NFL Draft is less than three weeks away, and Ward is making a name for himself at some local combines and workouts.
Tribe broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to talk about the Indians, the cold, and their early homestand.
Indians and Tigers play tonight at 6:10pm.
The Cleveland Indians are getting ready for their Opening Day game against the Kansas City Royals at the corner of Carneige and Ontario
Communications Coordinator Curtis Danburg spoke with Jasen Sokol, Sam Bourquin, and Brad Russell about the promotions schedule and his views on Opening Day.
Chef Todd Brazile stopped by as well to talk about the latest ballpark food coming to Progressive Field this season.
Former Indians pitcher Chad Ogea also joined the program talking about his memories of Opening Day and his thoughts on the current Indians ballclub.
U.S. Senator and lifelong Tribe fan Sherrod Brown also spoke with the gentlemen in Booth 6 to talk about his memories of Opening Day and his thoughts on this year's team.
Voice of the Tribe Tom Hamilton spoke with the fellas as well about some of his favorite Opening Day memories.
Tribe writer Zack Meisel spoke as well about the team's start and the return of Michael Brantley to the lineup.
A staple in the world of is making his jump from classic rock radio to reality television. And he is taking his family with him.
Eddie Money called into the Ray Horner Morning Show, guest-hosted by Tony Mazur, to promote his new reality show, Real Money, which debuts April 8th on AXS-TV. Real Money follows the Money family around, which includes his wife, Laurie, five kids, and eight animals. Click this link to view a two-minute trailer for the new show.
In addition to the new show, Money also talked about his love of the Dodgers, whom he has followed since his days of living in Brooklyn. The 69-year-old singer also chatted about the comeback of vinyl records, his adoration for performing in Northeast Ohio, and a look back at his hit songs, which are still in heavy rotation on rock radio.
This week for our 1590 WAKR Coaches Spotlight on the Sam and Brad Show, we head on out to Revere to speak with head softball coach Bob Mosher.
His team got out to a good start in Myrtle Beach going 4-1 in a recent tournament.
For last week's spotlight on former Barberton basketball coach Ken Rector, click here.
Fox Sports Ohio golf analyst and host Jimmy Hanlin joined Sam Bourquin to preview the Masters in Augusta coming up later this week.
Walsh University head basketball coach Jeff Young joined Sam Bourquin to talk about not only his team as they prepare for the 2018-19 season, but also the NCAA Championship Game victory by the Villanova Wildcats over Michigan Monday night.
Kent State men's basketball coach Rob Senderoff offered his thoughts on the NCAA Men's Championship in college basketball tonight between Villanova and Michigan as well as his thoughts on a new NCAA Basketball Tournament format.
Former University of Akron coach and current Duquesne basketball coach Keith Dambrot spoke with Sam Bourquin ahead of tonight's games.
Loyola Chicago will be taking on Michigan around 6:pm and Kansas will be squaring off against Villanova around 8:49pm
For the inagural edition of the Sam and Brad Show Coaches Spotlight, we take a look at former Barberton boys' basketball coach Ken Rector.
He will be inducted into the Greater Akron Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Rector coached for 20 years for his alma mater, Barberton High School.
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Stay tuned for next week's edition of the Coaches Spotlight Wednesdays on the Sam and Brad Show
Chief of Staff and VP of Communications for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Pete Fierle spoke with Sam Bourquin Wednesday to talk about an article in the New York Times in regards to the Hall of Fame's progress with the expansion and the Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village.
Sam and Brad spoke about the possibility of the Browns aquiring Giants wideout Odell Beckham, Jr.
Former LSU teammate and current Browns receiver Jarvis Landry lobbied for Cleveland to land the NY star.
Do you want him on the Browns squad?
Sam and Brad have a discussion about the controversial Beckham.
Sam and Brad spoke with Cleveland.com and Cleveland Plain Dealer sports columnist Bud Shaw to talk about our teams on a Monday afternoon.
New Norton head football coach Kevin Pollock spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about his latest coaching venture on a Feel Good Friday.
Former USC football player and FOX College football analyst Petros Papadakis joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about Sam Darnold's potential as a pro, as well as Hue Jackson's handling and coaching of quarterbacks.