Wednesday, 09 August 2017 07:53

AUDIO: Mayor Horrigan Addresses Income Tax Hike

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On November 7th, a council-approved effort to raise city income tax will be on the ballot. If approved, the mayor and members of city council have been quite open about what that tax money will be going towards.

Dan Horrigan, the mayor of Akron, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show in studio to discuss the income tax measure. Horrigan says the money will go towards improving the roads, firehouses, and police cars, which are “core city services." If passed, the proposed tax hike will be a quarter-percent increase.

The mayor admits this is not a popular decision around town, and that he and council are sensitive to the needs of the civilians. But Horrigan stresses that improvements to police, fire, and roads are indeed “needs, not wants."

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 10:07

MULTIMEDIA 2017 Camp Reports: Copley Indians

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Our first trip to the Suburban League takes us to Copley where we catch up with Scott Chouinard of the Indians.

 

The Indians finished 8-3 in 2016 and are looking to get even better in 2017.

 

Tomorrow we head to Revere and catch up with Mike Murphey and the Minutemen.  Camp reports are sponsored by Northern Ohio Honda Dealers. 

Sunday, 29 November -0001 19:00

AUDIO Zips' Bowden Discusses QB Competition

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University of Akron Zips head football coach Terry Bowden spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the upcoming season and the quarterback competition heading into Week 1 against Penn State.

 

Sunday, 29 November -0001 19:00

AUDIO Paul Hoynes Discusses Tribe Moving Forward

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Longtime Cleveland Indians beat writer Paul Hoynes spoke with Sam and Brad Monday to talk about the Indians as they prepare for the Colorado Rockies in a quick two-game set.

  

Monday, 07 August 2017 10:41

AUDIO 2017 Camp Reports: Buchtel Griffins

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WAKR wraps up our City Series camp previews with Ricky Powers and the Buchtel Griffins.  The Griffins open up the season against Columbus Beechcroft August 25.

  

Buchtel finished 4-6 in 2016.

Stay tuned for our Camp Previews brought to you by our friends at Northern Ohio Honda Dealers as we move to the Suburban League and the Copley Indians. 

Aaron Nelson, assistant coach of the Firestone Falcons in for Eric Mitchell, spoke with Sam and Brad to talk Firestone Falcons football ahead of the 2017 season.

 

The Falcons are looking to make it back to the city championship again this year after losing to the Ellet Orangemen in 2017.

 

Our Camp reports are sponsored by the Northern Ohio Honda Dealers.

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Sunday, 29 November -0001 19:00

AUDIO Baker: Tom Benson HOF Stadium "Game Changer"

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The curtain has been lifted on the 2017 NFL campaign and for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a sparkling new stadium was dedicated to kick off the season.

Pro Football Hall of Fame President and CEO David Baker said Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium is truly a "game changer" not only for the Hall, but for the city of Canton.

"This is the finest small-venue NFLstadium in the world," Baker said. 

 The locker rooms each hold 105 people and the Club area holds 1,000 people. The press box is a new feature as well with great view lines of the playing field.

The 23,000 seat facility was dedicated Thursday morning and featured a statue of Saints owner Tom Benson, who contributed $11 million to the stadium project that now bears his name.

Baker was extremely appreciative of Benson's contribution to keeping football thriving in the Hall of Fame City.

"He felt that this was where the game of professional football began, and he thinks it should live forever in Canton," Baker explained.

Hall of Fame President David Baker said they are actively preparing for the NFL's 100th anniversary by building various amenites for the Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village.

 The venue will host not only football at the high school, collegiate and pro level, but concerts, and other entertainment options for as Baker puts it, " the next 100 years.

Thursday, 03 August 2017 08:39

AUDIO: John Feinstein on Ara Parseghian, Bridgestone

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The Fighting Irish lost a coach who helped Notre Dame return to prominence. That coach happened to have roots in Akron.

John Feinstein, author, commentator, and talk show host, was in the Akron area and joined the Ray Horner Morning Show in studio. Feinstein talked about the passing of Fighting Irish coach Ara Parseghian, who helped lead Notre Dame to two titles, and the impact he had on the program and college football in general.

Feinstein is in town for the Bridgestone Invitational, and he and Ray talked about the field and how the tournament is fairing without Tiger Woods.

Thursday, 03 August 2017 06:09

MULTIMEDIA 2017 Camp Reports: Kenmore/Garfield

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Our 2017 Camp Days continue with the Kenmore /Garfield Golden Rams and Coach Kemp Boyd.

This is the first year as a merged school for Kenmore and Garfield, and Coach Boyd has done a great job so far of bringing these young men together.

 

  The Golden Rams start out the season with three non league games, Coventry, Barberton, and Springfield before opening up league play against Ellet.

 

Camp reports are sponsored by the Northern Ohio Honda Dealers. 

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