Thursday, 19 November 2015 18:33

AUDIO Rosey Sticking With Tribe

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Cleveland Indians broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus will be alongside Tom Hamilton for more years to come,

Rosenhaus signed a multi-year extension with the club to continue as the pregame host and as an in-game play-by-play broadcaster with Hammy all along the Cleveland Indians radio network.

Jim joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about his radio journey and what the Indians organization has meant to him.

 "I couldn't imagine doing it anywhere else," Rosey said. He will be entering his 10th year with the Indians this coming season.

Thursday, 19 November 2015 17:45

AUDIO Panthers Looking To Pounce Friday

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The Perry Panthers are one of the nine area teams that will be making an appearance in the third round of the playoffs, and will look to impose their will on Worthington Kilbourne in the Division II Regional Finals.

Keith Wakefield the head coach of the Perry Panthers joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about the matchup and his team's focus and talent as they prepare for Worthington.

One of the keys will be stopping the opposing offense, including their quarterback.

"It'll be our job to get him down, he gets the ball out quickly."

One of the keys to Perry's Wing-T offense is star running back Keishaun Sims, who has racked up some big numbers this season.

"He's a humble kid, he works hard, and his mental toughness, and grit are what makes him good," said Coach Wakefield.

Thursday, 19 November 2015 17:47

UAtoZ - November 14 Segments

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Thursday, 19 November 2015 08:34

AUDIO: Sherrod Brown Urges Against Demagoguing Refugees

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The question whether to take in the Syrian refugees or not is split directly down party lines with no sign of compromise.

Senator Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, sides with his party, believing a Republican embargo on the refugees is based on fear and not facts. The Ohio senator joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the vetting process with refugees and how the American people can be educated on the issue.

Sen. Brown also believes there's "demagoguery" on the part of the Right.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 18:48

AUDIO: Local Reps Address Refugee Crisis

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One of the biggest debates in the wake of the deadly terror attacks in Paris has been whether to accept refugees from Syria. The governors of 32 states have asked the federal government to not place Syrian refugees in their states, and there is speculation that Republicans in Congress may insert language into a key spending bill to block Syrian refugees from being accepted into the United States.

Rep. Jim Renacci (R-Wadsworth) believes Ohio Gov. John Kasich made the right decision by calling for Syrians to not be placed in Ohio.

"We need to ensure those coming over have no ties to ISIS or other terrorist organizations. We need to have a system in place, we need to be screening." Renacci said. "If we can't do that, we shouldn't just be allowing individuals to come in."

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Niles) sees it differently. While he also wants to make sure terrorists don't enter the country, he says there are safeguards in place to ensure the wrong people don't come in.

"If we don't know something... or we don't know who exactly you are, you don't get in the country," Ryan said.

When asked about the "gaps" in the ability to vet Syrian refugees noted last month by FBI director James Comey, Ryan said a refugee whose information falls into one of those gaps would not gain entry into the United States.

The House of Representatives is expected to vote on a bill that would, among other changes, require FBI background checks for refugees. The Associated Press reports President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the bill if it reaches his desk.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 10:34

AUDIO: Otto Orf Discusses Acquisition of East End Gym

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East End gym, formerly known as Goodyear Hall, is under new management.

Otto Orf, a member of the Rubber City Sports Group, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about what's ahead for the gym. East End gym will house plenty of activities in the near future, including basketball, volleyball, and indoor soccer.

Otto came to local prominence in the 1990s as the goalie the Cleveland Crunch. The Crunch took home three MISL titles, the only championships in Cleveland sports since 1964.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 17:53

AUDIO Hudson Looking To Top Mayfield

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The Hudson Explorers are looking to keep the ship rolling this weekend against a tough Mayfield team in the Division II Regional Finals at Solon.

Hudson head coach Ron Wright joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about the win over Nordonia last week 35-14 and challenges they will face in Mayfield.

"We played pretty well (against Nordonia) in all three phases of the game, the kicking gamw was what I was most worried about, but we did OK there."

 

Hudson and Mayfield will face off on the gridiron Friday November 20 from Solon at 7:30pm.

 

You may not know their names by heart, but you know their faces and voices. In the Oak Ridge Boys, you have the high-voiced guy, the bearded guy, and the low-voiced guy.

The low-voiced guy happens to be Richard Sterban, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to promote their upcoming holiday show at the Canton Palace Theatre. The Oak Ridge Boys will be passing through Canton on November 21st.

Sterban talked to Ray about the long history of the Oak Ridge Boys and what the audience will expect at the show on the 21st. Spoiler: they're probably sing "Elvira."

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 10:04

AUDIO: Tim 'Ripper' Owens Talks Football, Tunes

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A local boy made good is back home, at least for tonight.

Tim "Ripper" Owens joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the show he is part of tonight with Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain. The show, which will be at the Akron Civic Theatre, will be a tribute to former Black Sabbath vocalist Ronnie James Dio.

Ripper, a 1985 graduate of Kenmore High School, talked to Ray about music from yesteryear and his Cleveland Browns.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 08:53

AUDIO McKee Breaks Down Rousey Upset

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Many people are still buzzing about Holly Holm's knockout of MMA star Rhonda Rousey this past weekend in UFC 193, equating it to the knockout of Mike Tyson by James "Buster" Douglas many years ago.

Vince McKee from the Inscriber Digital Magazine spoke with our own Brad Russell from the Average Sports Show to talk about the match and what it means for the careers of both women moving forward.

"I think Holly Holm is going to be a dominant champion," McKee said. "I don't think she's going to flame out like Douglas did in boxing after he beat Tyson, he lost to (Evander) Holyfield and was never heard from again."

McKee said Rousey won't take a hit to her brand with this loss, but some much-needed time off will help her.

"I think she needs to take some time off, regroup, she had one bad night with her game plan, just attack it differently and get ready for a rematch."

 

 

 

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