It was announced Thursday the city of Akron has plans for an income tax increase from 2.25 to 2.5 percent. If approved by City Council, the tax proposal will go on the ballots in November.

Mayor Dan Horrigan spoke in-depth on this proposal on the Ray Horner Morning Show. Horrigan says the quarter-percent tax increase will raise $15 million for the city, and the money will go into the police and fire departments and the streets.

The proposal will be presented to council on Monday, and once approved, Horrigan and other council members will hold town halls to discuss exactly where the residents’ tax dollars are going.

Reaction came fast Thursday to Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan's proposal to raise the city income tax from 2.25 percent to 2.5 percent. Akron City Council President Marilyn Keith (D-Ward 8), Budget Committe Chairman Mike Freeman (D-Ward 9), and Councilwoman Tara Mosley Samples (D-Ward 5) joined Jasen to give their thoughts on the plan and respond to concerns raised by the listeners.

Thursday, 22 June 2017 18:01

AUDIO Sam and Brad Wager of the Day

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Brad and Justin got in on Thursday's Wager of the Day! 


Thursday, 22 June 2017 16:45

AUDIO Lang Whitaker Talks NBA Draft, Cavs

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Lang Whitaker from and NBA TV spoke with Brad about the Cavaliers front office search and the upcoming NBA Draft tonight.


For the full interview, click here.


Thursday, 22 June 2017 16:12

AUDIO Could Billups Come To Cleveland?

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Pistons beat writer Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press spoke with Brad Russell on Thursday to talk about Chauncey Billups and a possible front-office role for him in Cleveland.

Billups played for the Pistons from 2002-08 and then from 2013-14. The rumors are flying after Cavs owner Dan Gilbert spoke with Chauncey after GM David Griffin and the team parted ways. 

For the full interview click here.


Wednesday, 21 June 2017 18:44

AUDIO Sam and Wager of Day

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Justin and Ben got into the Wednesday edition of the Sam and Brad Wager of the Day. 


President of the Gatorade Legue Malcolm Turner joined Brad Russell to talk about the rebranding of the league from the NBA D League to the "G League" and some of the new teams coming to the league as well.


The Canton Charge is in the G League and has been a competitive member since their inception. 

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 15:25

AUDIO: Fentanyl Test Strips Could Prevent ODs

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Greg McNeil from Cover2 Resources hopes test strips that detect fentanyl in heroin will soon be as available as Narcan and needle exchanges.

Inspired by a similar program in New York City, McNeil is working with the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County to implement a pilot program in the Cleveland area. The strips, which cost around $1, only detect fentanyl but a similar strip to detect carfentanil is in the works.

McNeil joined Jasen to talk about the program.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 20:22

AUDIO Sam and Brad Wager of the Day

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Brad and Ben got into the Tuesday edition of the Wager of the Day!  You can listen for the Wager of the Day around 5:20pm M-F on the Sam and Brad Show.


Tuesday, 20 June 2017 19:35

AUDIO Sam Amico Discusses Griffin Departure

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Brad caught up with Sam Amico of to discuss the front office situation of the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

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