Tuesday, 06 March 2018 08:55

AUDIO: Dana Addis on Suburban School Safety

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In the last two decades, there has been a rash of school shootings, and a common theme with them is that they seem to occur in suburban areas. These suburbs get shaken for a long time, in that many would never believe something like a school shooting would happen in their community.

Norton, Ohio shares some characteristics with towns such as Columbine, Chardon, and Parkland, so what is that community doing to prevent gun violence? Dana Addis, the superintendent of Norton schools, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss what his district is doing to help the safety of their students. Addis says they are conducting meetings with students and doing everything they can to ensure their safety. He even says students are communication to get a better understanding of each other.

One of the factors holding up the process nationwide is the cost of added security. Addis brings up the stat that only four percent of schools use metal detectors due to the high costs.

Monday, 05 March 2018 17:39

AUDIO Know Your Prospect: Baker Mayfield

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For this week's edition of Know Your Prospect, we went down to Lake Travis HS in Texas to catch up with Hank Carter, the head coach down there to talk Baker Mayfield, who was his quarterback there.

Mayfield was the 2017 Heisman Trophy Winner at Oklahoma, and was the signal caller at Lake Travis for his final two seasons in high school.

 

For more insight into some of the NFL's top prospects, click here to read more about Josh Allen of Wyoming. 

Monday, 05 March 2018 16:24

AUDIO: Jasen's Running The Akron Half Marathon

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For the last three years, I've been the announcer for several of the Akron Children's Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series events. It's become something I look forward to every year, but there has always been one thing about it that has been awkward for me:

I've never actually run a race.

Not a marathon, not a half marathon, not even a 5k. But that's about to change.

Brian Polen, the race director for the Akron Children's Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series, told me after last year's Goodyear Half Marathon and 10k that he wanted to see me run some races this year. I've never been one to jump at the opportunity to work out, but for some reason I said I would. When the weather began to warm up, Brian decided it was time for me to begin my training.

Over the next six months, I'll be preparing to run the National Interstate 8k in June, the Goodyear 10k in August, and the FirstEnergy Akron Half Marathon in September. I'll still be announcing the June and August races and covering the marathon for 1590 WAKR in September, so I'll be running each course about a week before the actual race. Brian has put together a complete training plan for me, and I'll be visiting Vertical Runner of Wooster (which is owned by Brian and his wife Tammy) soon to get all the gear I need to put the plan into action.

I'll be documenting this journey through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Strava, and here on WAKR.net, and I'd love for you to join me! While you may have an idea of what a runner looks like, I've learned that there really is no one type of runner. People of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels challenge the Blue Line each year and achieve their goals. I'll be taking part in this year's Blue Line Beginners program, and I hope I'll get to call your name when you cross the finish line this summer.

For more information or to register for the races, go to www.akronmarathon.org.

Brian Polen joined The Jasen Sokol Show on Monday to talk about turning Jasen into a runner

Sam and Brad caught up with former Kent State and Cleveland State men's head basketball coach Gary Waters to talk about the ongoing NCAA Basketball Scandal and how that impacts teams and coaches across the nation. 

Waters won over 300 games as a college basketball coach at Kent State, Rutgers, and Cleveland State. He is now retired and working on a new book. 

Copley head basketball coach Mark Dente spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the upcoming matchup with Walsh Jesuit Saturday at 5 p.m.

 

Thursday, 01 March 2018 17:25

AUDIO Know Your Prospect: Josh Allen

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For this week's edition of Know Your Prospect, we caught up with Bill Magnusson, the head coach of Firebaugh HS to talk about former signal-caller Josh Allen.

 

For more insight into the top NFL Prospects, click to hear more about Sam Darnold of USC.

 

Thursday, 01 March 2018 16:07

AUDIO Paul Keels Talks Buckeyes/Big 10 Tourney

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"The Voice of the Buckeyes" Paul Keels spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the Ohio State men's basketball team as they prepare for the Big 10 Tournament Friday.

The Bucks are the #2 seed and will play the winner of the Northwestern/Penn State game. Tip off is at 6:30 with coverage beginning at 6pm Friday on 1590 WAKR. 

Thursday, 01 March 2018 14:01

AUDIO Tom Phillips Takes Over Stow Program

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New head football coach of the Stow Bulldogs Tom Phillips joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his new venture in the high school ranks.

Phillips was previously working for the University of Cincinnati's football program as its Director of Player Personnel.

 

Thursday, 01 March 2018 09:21

Wahoo Week Day 3

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Thursday, 01 March 2018 07:28

Wahoo Week, Day 3

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Wahoo Week is almost over, but that means we are getting closer to the official start of baseball season. Ray Horner is still out in Goodyear, Arizona, and he has grabbed interviews with members of the Indians, on-field personnel and off.

Bradley Zimmer - Outfielder Sandy Alomar Jr. - First Base Coach Mike Napoli - First Baseman/DH Eric Hasse - Minor League Catcher Edwin Encarnacion - DH/First Baseman Carl Willis - Pitching Coach Bob DiBiasio - VP, Public Relations Bobby Bradley - Minor League Outfielder

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