Sunday, 29 November -0001 19:00

AUDIO Sam and Brad Wager Of The Day

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Brad and Justin got in on the Wager of the Day on 1590 WAKR! 


Sunday, 29 November -0001 19:00

AUDIO Jim Ingraham Talks Surging Tribe

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Sports Columnist Jim Ingraham of the Elyria Chronicle Telegram and the Medina Gazette spoke with Brad Russell on Friday to talk about the Indians, who have now won eight in row.


Sunday, 29 November -0001 19:00

AUDIO Steve Doerschuk Talks Training Camp Opening

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Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository discussed the opening of Browns training camp in Berea starting today.

Sunday, 29 November -0001 19:00

AUDIO Kent State Looking To Improve In 2017

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The Kent State University Golden Flashes are looking to improve in 2017 playing a tough brand of football.

Kent State head coach Paul Haynes commended his team for their work ethic heading into fall camp.

"The guys had a great summer, very positive attitudes and worked hard getting ready for fall camp," Haynes said.

The team opens the 2017 against the defending national champion Clemson Tigers. 

Coach Haynes discussed his quarterback Nick Holley who was moved from wide receiver and the toughness he brings to the Flashes.

"There's an article I read from one of those quarterback guru guys that said that the quarterback has to be the toughest guy on the team, and that's why we moved him is because of just that, he's one of the toughest guys on the team."

Holley led the team in passing yards and rushing yards during the 2016 season.

 Kent State's non-conference schedule includes not only Clemson, but Howard, Marshall, and Louisville.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 15:41

AUDIO: Jay Brophy Reacts To New CTE Study

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A new study of the brains of more than 200 former football players finds almost all of them show signs of the brain disease known as CTE.

The study, led by Boston University neuroscientist Dr. Ann McKee, doesn't confirm that CTE is common among football players. But the percentage of brains studied that had CTE went up with the level of play.

1590 WAKR football analyst Jay Brophy, who played at the University of Miami and with the Miami Dolphins, joined Jasen to talk about the study, what football teams and leagues are doing to combat brain injury, and what high school teams should be doing to protect young players.

Sunday, 29 November -0001 19:00

AUDIO Sam and Brad Wager Of The Day

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Brad and Justin got in on the Wednesday Wager of the Day on 1590 WAKR!

You can catch it every Monday-Friday at 5:20pm on 1590 WAKR during the Sam and Brad Show


Sunday, 29 November -0001 19:00

Koby Altman Introduced As Cavs' GM

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The Cavaliers' offeseason has been anything but dull, and new General Manager Koby Altman addressed some of the pressing matters in Cleveland inlcuding Kyrie Irving's trade demands.

Altman was formally introduced at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon at Cleveland Clinic Courts. He has been with the Cleveland Cavaliers front office for the past five years, most recently as the Assistant GM.

Cavaliers' majority owner Dan Gilbert said he feels very confident in Koby's ability to take over in his new role.

"Koby's a special guy," Gilbert explained. "He knows basketball and he's a relationship guy, he's both book smart and street smart."

Altman takes over for the departed David Griffin, who served as the GM in Cleveland since the 2014-15 season.

Koby says despite reports of unrest within the organization, between players, etc,  things are fine in Cleveland. 

"This thing is not broken, we are a very successful organization, and we're going to continue to drive for that success," he said.



Sunday, 29 November -0001 19:00

AUDIO Zips Primed For 2017 Football Season

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Football season is just around the corner and the Mid-American Conference got things started with their annual Media Day Wednesday at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.
If you're wondering about the change in venue, it was moved from Detroit, where there's construction at Ford Field.
The Akron Zips are looking to get back to a bowl game, and sixth-year coach Terry Bowden discussed how the quarterback depth heading into 2017 helps his ballclub.
"That's why I say competition is the key," Bowden explained. "Tommy Woodson if he's healthy, he'll be hard to beat out, but we've got some good people in a position to compete for that starting position."
There's 5 scholarship quarterbacks heading into fall camp including last year's starter Tommy Woodson, who missed some time last year with injury.

 Defensively, linebacker Ulysees Gilbert will be expected to bring leadership on the field this upcoming season for the Zips.

"Ulysees Gilbert is our leader by example, our leader by hard work, and leader by exceptional talent," Bowden said. "He speaks more with his actions than by his mouth."
Gilbert was named to the Nagurski watch list and led the team with another 100-plus tackle season in 2016.
Coach Bowden says he's confident about his team's chances this upcoming season, for him it comes down to playing hard and staying healthy.


Zips running back Warren Ball also discussed his excitement to get things going this football season.  A transfer from Ohio State, Ball said his journey to Akron has been one with challenges, but he relishes his leadership role with the team.

"I just want to make those around me better and help this team win," Ball said.

 The Zips finished 5-7 overall and 3-5 in MAC play in 2016.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 07:18

News 5’s Leon Bibb, Lee Jordan Bid Farewell

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This week, Northeast Ohio will say goodbye to two familiar faces and voices.

Leon Bibb has been a fixture in Cleveland news for 38 years. A native of the Glenville area, Bibb first joined WKYC-TV after a stint in Columbus. In 1995, he moved down the street to WEWS and has been there ever since. Bibb talked spoke to Tony Mazur about his life and career and the emotions going into his retirement.

In a business where moving from town to town, station to station is par for the course, Lee Jordan has been with News 5 for thirty years. Jordan talked about working on the groundbreaking Morning Exchange program, as well as covering fascinating stories about members of the community.

Both Bibb and Jordan plan to stay active after their final newscasts. Bibb says he's currently putting together a book, and Jordan plans to relax and truly enjoy the seasons in Northeast Ohio.

Sunday, 29 November -0001 19:00

AUDIO Sam and Brad Wager of the Day

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


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