Longtime head football coach for the Garfield Golden Rams Bob Sax stepped down as the head coach after 15 seasons at the helm.

Both Kenmore High School and Garfield High School will merge next fall (Fall of 2017) and they will be looking for a new leader.

Akron Public Schools Athletic Director Joe Vassalotti spoke with Sam and Brad on Monday to talk about that process.

 

He plans on teaching mathematics at Kenmore/Garfield next year.  

NBA and breaking news reporter Andy Bailey from Bleacher Report spoke with Sam and Brad Monday to talk about the big trade involving DeMarcus Cousins going to the New Orleans Pelicans.

 

For the full interview click here.

 

The Kent State Golden Flashes are feeling good, coming off their upset of the University of Akron on Friday.

Head Coach of the Flashes Rob Senderoff joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to talk about the big win as well as his team heading down the stretch of the regular season.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

 

John Michael, play-by-play voice of the Cavaliers Radio Network spoke with Sam and Brad to talk Cavaliers as the majority of the team will get some rest for the All-Star Break.

For the full interview, click here.

 

Steve King from BrownsDailyDose.com spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell to talk about some of the Browns' free agency and draft needs.

The NFL Combine is at the end of the month and the Browns have the #1 and #12 picks in the NFL Draft in April.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

Friday, 17 February 2017 14:58

AUDIO TK Griffith Talking Hoban Hoops

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Hoban head basketball coach TK Griffith spoke with Sam and Brad Friday to talk about the team as they head into their game with Padua Fransiscan tonight.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

Thursday, 16 February 2017 16:39

AUDIO Indians Ready For Spring Training

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Indians reporter Zack Meisel from Cleveland.com and the Cleveland Plain Dealer spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell to talk about the Cleveland Indians as they head into the spring training season.

 

For the full interview, click here.

Thursday, 16 February 2017 15:07

AUDIO Kent State, Akron Ready For Rivalry Game

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Rob Senderoff, coach of the Kent State Golden Flashes men's basketball team spoke with Sam and Brad Thursday ahead of the game Friday between KSU and the University of Akron.

Tomorrow's game is sold out at Akron's James A. Rhodes Arena and can be seen on the ESPN family of networks.

The Flashes are 14-12 overall and 6-7 in the MAC. 

 

University of Akron head basketball coach Keith Dambrot also spoke with Sam and Brad as well to offer his take on tomorrow's contest.

 

 The Zips are 22-4 overall and 12-1 in the MAC.

 

As we here at 1590 WAKR continue to celebrate Black History Month, we caught up with one of our community's most influential athletes, Akron native Butch Reynolds, who is doing some fantastic things in the community, both in Akron and Columbus.

He talked with Sam and Brad Wednesday about the importance of giving back to the community and how it all starts with our youths.

A graduate of Archbishop Hoban High School here in town,  Reynolds is currently a coach of track and field at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, and is involved in various community initiatives, including the Butch Reynolds Care For Kids Foundation.

He represented the United States in track and field in the 1988 Seoul Olympics, where he picked up a gold medal in the 4x400 relay and a silver in the 400 meters.

For the full interview, click here.

 

 

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 16:03

AUDIO Fred McLeod Talking Wine & Gold

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Cavaliers play-by-play man Fred McLeod from Fox Sports Ohio spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday to talk about the team's workmanlike win over Minnesota Tuesday and their game tonight against the Indiana Pacers.

  

 The full interview can be heard below.