As we here at 1590 WAKR continue to celebrate Black History Month, we caught up with one of our community's most influential athletes, Akron native Butch Reynolds, who is doing some fantastic things in the community, both in Akron and Columbus.

He talked with Sam and Brad Wednesday about the importance of giving back to the community and how it all starts with our youths.

A graduate of Archbishop Hoban High School here in town,  Reynolds is currently a coach of track and field at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, and is involved in various community initiatives, including the Butch Reynolds Care For Kids Foundation.

He represented the United States in track and field in the 1988 Seoul Olympics, where he picked up a gold medal in the 4x400 relay and a silver in the 400 meters.

For the full interview, click here.

 

 

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 16:03

AUDIO Fred McLeod Talking Wine & Gold

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Cavaliers play-by-play man Fred McLeod from Fox Sports Ohio spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday to talk about the team's workmanlike win over Minnesota Tuesday and their game tonight against the Indiana Pacers.

  

 The full interview can be heard below.

 

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 15:13

AUDIO Buchtel Ready For Ellet, City Championship

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Steve White, the head coach of the Buchtel Griffins, spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday ahead of the City Series Boys Basketball Championship Friday with the Ellet Orangemen.

 

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 16:08

AUDIO Barberton Magics Ready For Tournament Play

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The Barberton Magics are getting ready to hit the hardwood tonight against Kent Roosevelt in a Suburban League tilt.

The Magics will be getting ready to head to Copley for a playoff matchup against the Indians in March.

Head coach for Barberton Jack Greynolds Jr says things are going well in the Magic City for his team.

For the full interview, click here. 

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 14:54

AUDIO Copley Basketball Ready For Tournament

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Head coach of the Copley Indians Mark Dente spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell Tuesday to talk about his team's seeding in the upcoming state tournament in the Division I Canton district.

 

The undefeated Indians will take on Aurora tonight in a Suburban League contest.

For the full interview, click here.

Monday, 13 February 2017 17:08

AUDIO Joe Horrigan Talks Pro Football HOF

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame's Executive Director Joe Horrigan spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell Monday afternoon.

 Joe spoke a little bit about this year's Class of 2017 and a little bit about what goes into the selection process.

For the full interview, click here.

Dr. Jon Steinbrecher, commissioner of the Mid-American Conference spoke with Sam and Brad about what he thinks it will take for the conference to get more than one team into the NCAA Tournament.

 

The MAC Tournament runs from March 8-11 at the Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland. 

For the full interview, click here.

 

Monday, 13 February 2017 15:14

AUDIO Tim Rogers Talks Tournament Seeding

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Tim Rogers, reporter for various media outlets in the area spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell Monday about the seedings in the upcoming boys basketball tournament.

A lot of the focus is placed on the Canton Division I district with a bevy of tough teams out there.

 

For the full interview, click here.

Friday, 10 February 2017 19:32

AUDIO Morten Andersen Talks HOF Nod

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Morten Andersen, longtime NFL Placekicker and one of the members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2017 joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the big news about being enshrined in Canton.

 

Sports columnist Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about some of the experimental extra inning rules as it relates to baseball.

 

For the full interview, click here.