Monday, 06 February 2017 18:10

AUDIO Sam and Brad Wager of the Day Monday

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Sam and Brad got things going on a Monday with the Wager of the Day on a Vending Machine Monday!

Tonight's action, for entertainment purposes only, centers around the Washington Wizards and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

 

Monday, 06 February 2017 17:03

AUDIO Former Zip Jason Taylor Heading To HOF

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One of the inductees to the Pro Football HOF, Jason Taylor found out the good news over the weekend that he will be enshrined in Canton as part of the Class of 2017.

One of his former coaches, Lee Owens, former head coach at the University of Akron, current head coach at Ashland University spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about how Jason committed himself to the game of football.

 

For the full interview, click here. 

The Big Game has come and gone and the New England Patriots have won another one, giving Bill Belichick and Tom Brady 5 rings.

NFL writer Vinnie Iyer from the Sporting News was in Houston for the game, and he came on with Sam and Brad Monday to talk about his thoughts on the Falcons and Pats.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

Monday, 06 February 2017 12:52

WAKR Detroit Bus Trip

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  • Depart Akron on Thursday March 9th at 10am
  • Check in to hotel in Toledo and gamble at Hollywood Casino
  • Depart Toledo and head to Detroit to see The Cavs vs. Pistons game
  • Return to Toledo for overnight stay
  • Leave Toledo and return to Akron on Friday March 10th.
 
The price is $159 per person (based on double occupancy). 
Downtown Cuyahoga Falls is getting itself a facelift, and they are doing so rapidly.

Mayor Don Walters called into the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the changes to the downtown, which are set to be completed sometime in 2018 and cost between $11-$13 million. The major project for Walters is increased retail development, since the previous model of foot traffic has not gone as planned.

According to the mayor, in order for the new retail to flourish, the section of Front Street must re-open. Walters stresses “visibility and accessibility” as far as retail development goes.

Speaking of retail, Walters believes a potential tweaking or closing of Chapel Hill Mall (which is in Akron city limits) would not affect the Howe Avenue corridor too much.

Friday, 03 February 2017 18:17

AUDIO Sam & Brad Wager of the Day

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This Friday's Wager of the Day centers around the prop bets surrounding Sunday's Big Game.

Here's what Justin, Brad, and Sam got into as far as today's wager.

 We'll see who wins Monday!

The first Akron Rubberducks Hot Stove Banquet has come to the beautiful Hilton Garden Inn in Akron, and a familiar name in baseball circles in Northeast Ohio will be the keynote speaker at tonight's event.

Former Cleveland Indians second baseman Carlos Baerga spoke with Sam and Brad about tonight's event and the Indians' run to Game 7 of the World Series.

 

Carlos talked with the guys about his love of baseball and the event going on tonight with the Rubberducks.

 

Adam Liberman, director of Public and Media Relations for the Akron Rubberducks joined Sam and Brad ahead of the first Rubberducks Hot Stove Banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn.

 Former Indians great Carlos Baerga will be the keynote speaker at tonight's event.

Also, Rubberducks GM Jim Pfander stopped by to talk about tonight's event and how the team is connecting with the community away from the diamond.

"With the weather that's going on outside, what better time to come in and talk about a great baseball season here coming up," Pfander said.

 

For more with the guys, click here.

Sam and Brad caught up with former 10-year NFL veteran Tim Dwight to talk about the big matchup Sunday between the Falcons and Patriots.

Dwight played for both teams during his career and had a 94-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against the Broncos his rookie year in football's biggest game.

 

Friday, 03 February 2017 09:46

AUDIO: Rep. Tim Ryan on TPP, Trump

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Two weeks removed from President Donald Trump’s inauguration, and he has been as busy as any new president has ever been. He has had his supporters, but definitely seen a share of detractors.

Congressman Tim Ryan does not necessarily align politically with the new administration, but will admit if he agrees with a particular issue. One of those issues is withdrawing from TPP, and feeling a bilateral trade agreement is the preferred option.

However, Rep. Ryan feels President Trump has made Americans less stable in his two weeks in office. Ryan is against the refugee ban, and does not agree with irritation allies such as Mexico and Australia.