April Job Fair & Career Fair
Friday, April 20th – Saturday, April 21st
At the former Macy’s Department Store – Akron Chapel Hill Mall
10am - 4pm
500+ Booths are Available.
The Cleveland Indians are getting ready for their Opening Day game against the Kansas City Royals at the corner of Carneige and Ontario
Communications Coordinator Curtis Danburg spoke with Jasen Sokol, Sam Bourquin, and Brad Russell about the promotions schedule and his views on Opening Day.
Chef Todd Brazile stopped by as well to talk about the latest ballpark food coming to Progressive Field this season.
Former Indians pitcher Chad Ogea also joined the program talking about his memories of Opening Day and his thoughts on the current Indians ballclub.
U.S. Senator and lifelong Tribe fan Sherrod Brown also spoke with the gentlemen in Booth 6 to talk about his memories of Opening Day and his thoughts on this year's team.
Voice of the Tribe Tom Hamilton spoke with the fellas as well about some of his favorite Opening Day memories.
Tribe writer Zack Meisel spoke as well about the team's start and the return of Michael Brantley to the lineup.
A staple in the world of is making his jump from classic rock radio to reality television. And he is taking his family with him.
Eddie Money called into the Ray Horner Morning Show, guest-hosted by Tony Mazur, to promote his new reality show, Real Money, which debuts April 8th on AXS-TV. Real Money follows the Money family around, which includes his wife, Laurie, five kids, and eight animals. Click this link to view a two-minute trailer for the new show.
In addition to the new show, Money also talked about his love of the Dodgers, whom he has followed since his days of living in Brooklyn. The 69-year-old singer also chatted about the comeback of vinyl records, his adoration for performing in Northeast Ohio, and a look back at his hit songs, which are still in heavy rotation on rock radio.
"Slow down to go faster."
As a fan of auto racing, I've heard that phrase a lot. Don't be so aggressive on certain parts of the race track and your lap times will actually get faster. It turns out the same is true in running.
Over the last couple of weeks, Akron Marathon race director Brian Polen has been slowly adding more running to the run/walks in my training program. At first, I was running as fast as I could for the one minute at a time. Needless to say, "fast as I could" wasn't so fast by the end. For the first mile or so I felt fine, but after that I would notice my running pace falling off. By about the 1.5 mile marker, my walking pace was completely gone as well. As the two mile mark approached, I wasn't sure how I was going to get to the end of the workout.
It took a few times running myself into the ground to realize that I had better back off my pace a bit so I could make it as far as I was supposed to go. But once I did, not only did I feel better but I saw noticeable improvement in my overall pace.
Lt. Dan wasn't lying
In the film Forrest Gump, Lt. Dan reminds Forrest and Bubba about the importance of socks. He was talking about the Vietnam War, of course, but I've found that socks really do make a big difference in running too. When I was trying on shoes at Vertical Runner of Wooster, I couldn't get anything to fit right and not slide around too much until I had on compression socks. There are a bunch of different brands, but the best ones are designed to help people avoid blisters and wick away moisture. The ones I bought cost around $15 per pair, but it was worth it.
Better with friends
In talking to people about my plan to run the Akron Half Marathon, I frequently hear things like "how can you run for that long by yourself? won't it get boring?"
I can't answer that question yet, but I can tell you it's a lot more fun when you get to run with other people. I did my longest workout yet (3.5 miles) with Brian Polen and Lauren Toole from the Marathon staff. Being able to talk with people during the run helped me forget how much work was ahead of me, and I actually felt better than I had at the end of most of my runs in spite of the distance.
Not too late to start
If you still want to get involved with this year's Akron Children's Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series but haven't started training yet, that's okay! This is week one of the Blue Line Beginners program for 2018, and the workouts consist only of 15-20 minute walks, run/walks, or runs. The group will be meeting Saturday at 8:00 a.m. at Botzum Trailhead, 2928 Riverview Road, Akron, for their weekly group run. Members of the Akron Marathon staff are usually in attendance, and there are frequent guest speakers to address various topics related to running.
This week for our 1590 WAKR Coaches Spotlight on the Sam and Brad Show, we head on out to Revere to speak with head softball coach Bob Mosher.
His team got out to a good start in Myrtle Beach going 4-1 in a recent tournament.
For last week's spotlight on former Barberton basketball coach Ken Rector, click here.
Fox Sports Ohio golf analyst and host Jimmy Hanlin joined Sam Bourquin to preview the Masters in Augusta coming up later this week.
Walsh University head basketball coach Jeff Young joined Sam Bourquin to talk about not only his team as they prepare for the 2018-19 season, but also the NCAA Championship Game victory by the Villanova Wildcats over Michigan Monday night.
Kent State men's basketball coach Rob Senderoff offered his thoughts on the NCAA Men's Championship in college basketball tonight between Villanova and Michigan as well as his thoughts on a new NCAA Basketball Tournament format.
Former University of Akron coach and current Duquesne basketball coach Keith Dambrot spoke with Sam Bourquin ahead of tonight's games.
Loyola Chicago will be taking on Michigan around 6:pm and Kansas will be squaring off against Villanova around 8:49pm
Did you miss 1590 WAKR's Opioid Roundtable? If so, you missed a great conversation featuring some of the people who are making a difference on the opioid epidemic in our area, including:
You can hear the entire roundtable, plus bonus interviews from the Jasen Sokol Show, in the playlist below.
For the inagural edition of the Sam and Brad Show Coaches Spotlight, we take a look at former Barberton boys' basketball coach Ken Rector.
He will be inducted into the Greater Akron Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Rector coached for 20 years for his alma mater, Barberton High School.
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Stay tuned for next week's edition of the Coaches Spotlight Wednesdays on the Sam and Brad Show
It started as a Beacon Journal project, became a year-round organization, and is now ready to welcome its next batch of running newbies.
Blue Line Beginners will hold its first meeting of 2018 for new members on Saturday, March 31 at 11:00 a.m. at the Main Branch of the Akron Summit County Public Library in Downtown Akron. The organization, founded by Beacon Journal reporter Paula Schleis, aims to take people who have never run a race before and train them to run the races of the Akron Children's Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series.
Schleis and Akron Marathon Race Director Brian Polen joined Jasen to talk about the program and how just about anyone can get involved.
Chief of Staff and VP of Communications for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Pete Fierle spoke with Sam Bourquin Wednesday to talk about an article in the New York Times in regards to the Hall of Fame's progress with the expansion and the Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village.