Sunday, 29 November -0001 19:00

AUDIO Sam and Brad Wager Of The Day

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

 

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Sunday, 29 November -0001 19:00

Koby Altman Introduced As Cavs' GM

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.

 

 

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Sunday, 29 November -0001 19:00

AUDIO Zips Primed For 2017 Football Season

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.

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Sunday, 29 November -0001 19:00

AUDIO Sam and Brad Wager of the Day

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

 

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Cleveland Browns beat writer Mary Kay Cabot from Cleveland.com joined Brad Russell to discuss the opening of Browns training camp later in the week.

 

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Sunday, 29 November -0001 19:00

Sam and Brad Monday Wager of the Day

Brad, Justin, and Ben T got in on the Wager of the Day Monday to start the work week! 

  

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Sunday, 29 November -0001 19:00

AUDIO Sam Amico Talks Kyrie, Cavaliers

Brad Russell spoke with Sam Amico from Amico Hoops and Fox Sports Ohio to talk about the latest with Kyrie Irving and what direction the Cavs will go in as far as his possible replacement at point guard.

 

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Sunday, 29 November -0001 19:00

AUDIO Sam and Brad Wager of the Day

Sam and Brad along with Justin McKinney got in on the Friday edition of the Wager of the Day.

You can hear it every Monday-Friday around 5:20pm on the Sam and Brad Show on 1590 WAKR.

 

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Sunday, 29 November -0001 19:00

AUDIO Kyrie Irving Requests Trade What's Next?

Brian Dulik from the Medina Gazette spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about Kyrie Irving asking the Cleveland Cavaliers for a trade.

 

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Sunday, 29 November -0001 19:00

AUDIO Mike Sarbaugh Discusses Tribe, Jays

Indians Third Base/infielders coach Mike Sarbaugh spoke with Sam and Brad on a Feel Good Friday to talk about the Indians as they prepare to face the Toronto Blue Jays this weekend at Progressive Field.

 

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017 17:53

AUDIO Sam and Brad Wager of the Day

Sam, Brad, and Ben Thomas got in on the Sam and Brad Wager of the Day! 

 

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Sam and Brad caught up with STO's in-game reporter for the Cleveland Indians Andre Knott to talk about the Indians as they look to gain consistency in the second half of the MLB season.

The Indians will face the San Francisco Giants tonight at 10:15pm on 1590 WAKR. 

 

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Sam and Brad spoke with Jimmy Hanlin, golf host on SportsTime Ohio to talk about the Open coming up this Thursday.

 

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Bill Rabinowitz from the Columbus Dispatch discussed the lawsuit filed by former Buckeye great Chris Spielman against The Ohio State University for using his name and likeness in promotional materials.

  

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Friday, 14 July 2017 17:57

AUDIO Sam & Brad Show Wager Of The Day

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

 

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Eric Haase, catcher for the Akron Rubberducks spoke with Sam and Brad on a Feel Good Friday to talk about being named Eastern League Player of the Week and his time with the club.

 

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Sam, Brad, and Justin got in on the Three Question Thursday edition of the Wager of the Day! 

 

The Wager of the Day can be heard on the Sam and Brad Show every Monday-Friday at 5:20pm.

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Actor, director, producer Corbin Bernsen joined the Sam and Brad Show on a Thursday to talk about 'The Dynasty That Almost Was,' a MLB Network documentary on the dominant Cleveland Indians teams of the 1990's.

Bernsen narrated the documentary and also was a star in the movie Major League, which also was centered around the Indians.

For the full interview, click below.

 

 

 

Corbin also was a major part of the movie 25 Hill, which was shot here in Akron at Derby Downs, which took a special look at the All American Soap Box Derby.

 

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When you think of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, world class golf comes to mind, but one of the most important aspects of the tournament is the charities that benefit from their generosity.

This year's Charity Challenge golf outing was scrubbed due to rain, but some great sports figures such as former Browns running back Kevin Mack, former Cleveland Indian "Super" Joe Charboneau, and John Hirschbeck, former MLB umpire came to the South Course to say a few words, tell a few golf stories, and talk about what makes this tournament great. Today, Tournament Executive Director Don Padgett III along with the athletes presented a check for $8,000 to Akron Children's Hospital, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, and Flashes of Hope, who were represented at Firestone Country Club. 

 Here is audio from Padgett as well as the athletes presenting the check to charity. 

 

 

That $8,000 came from last year's tournament.  In early June, an additional check for more than $1 million was split between 38 local non-profit organizations including the three being represented at Firestone today. John Hirschbeck says this event means a lot to him on a lot of different fronts."It means a lot, because we have our own organization in Youngstown, the Magic of Michael, after our own son, Michael who passed away three years ago, and we've been affiliated with Akron Children's Hospital, trying to raise money and help kids and families facing the 'curve balls 'of life," he says.Retired from umpiring, John says he looks to attend this year's tournament with his wife and see what this year's Bridgestone Invitational is all about.

Former Browns Pro Bowler Kevin Mack, who was invited to hit a shot for University Hospitals said that its an honor for him and other former pro athletes to give back to the community.

"Having been in this area for so long, anytime you have a chance to contribute to any type of charity, you always step forward," he explained.

Mack says he's played Firestone a couple of times over the years and he always thought it was a unique feeling to play where some of the world's greatest golfers have also competed.

Mack played for the Browns from 1985-1993 and now works with the organization in front office.

Charboneau says it's a "great instrument" to have the world's best golfers on a great course and spotlight some great local charities.

"That's what it's all about, helping people," he said.

The tournament runs from August 3rd, through the 6th at the South Course.

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017 18:15

AUDIO Sam and Brad Wager of the Day

Sam and Brad along with Justin got in on the Wednesday edition of the Wager of the Day! 

 

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017 16:31

AUDIO Jack Rose 'Humbled' By Induction

Longtime coach Jack Rose joined the Sam and Brad Show Wednesday to talk about his induction into the Stark County High School Football Hall of Fame.

 

For the full interview, click here. 

 

 

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Executive Director of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Don Padgett III discussed the new fan amenities coming to the South Course in 2017.

The tournament will be coming to Firestone Country Club August 2-6. Quite a few of the PGA's big names will be playing in this year's event. 

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Sam, Brad, and Justin  got into the Monday edition of the Wager of the Day on 1590 WAKR! 

 

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Sam and Brad had a little fun on a Monday as they made their way-to-early Browns predictions for wins and losses during the 2017 season. 

 

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Friday, 07 July 2017 18:16

AUDIO Sam and Brad Wager of the Day

Sam, Brad, and Justin got into the Feel Good Friday edition of the Wager of the Day!

 

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Former NFL fullback Lorenzo Neal joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about inducting his good friend and former teammate with San Diego Chargers LaDanian Tomlinson into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Neal played 16 years in the NFL. The Pro Football Hall of Fame will hold their ceremonies in August.

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Sam and Brad spoke with Akron Rubberducks pitcher Cameron Hill to talk about him being selected to the Eastern League All Star Game.

Hill is one of four Rubberducks selected to the game, which will be played in New Hampshire July 12.

 

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Devin Jordan, former Massillon Tiger and Ohio State Buckeye wideout came to our studios in the Akron Radio Center to talk about "A Day With The Buckeyes"  coming up this Saturday at Jerzees Sports Grille in the Belden Village area.

Jordan is currently the wide receivers coach at Walsh University and the President of the Beyond The Game Organization.

 

This free event is Saturday July 8, from noon-6pm and many former Buckeyes will be in attendance from Jordan himself, to Mike Doss, Chris "Beanie" Wells, and Brian Hartline, among others.

For more information on the event and Jordan, click here.

 

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Sam, Brad, and Justin McKinney got in on the Three Question Thursday edition of the Wager of the Day! 

 

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Sam Amico from Amico Hoops and FoxSports Ohio joined the Sam and Brad Show Thursday to talk about his recent article  discussing the Cavaliers' GM search and how Zydrunas Ilgauskas would be a good fit in the front office of the Wine and Gold.

Ilgauskas played for the Cavaliers from 1996-2010 and is the all time franchise leader in rebounds, blocked shots, and games played.

 

The full interview can be heard here.

 

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Sam, Brad, and Ben T got into the Wednesday edition of the Wager of the Day after the holiday! 

You can catch the Wager of the Day every Monday-Friday around 5:20pm on the Sam and Brad Show. 

 

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Wednesday, 05 July 2017 15:16

AUDIO Terry Pluto Discusses Indians, Kluber

Terry Pluto from the Cleveland Plain Dealer spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday afternoon to talk Indians as they lost to the Padres last night 1-0 despite a great pitching performance from Corey Kluber.

 

Pluto also discussed the Cavaliers' ongoing search for a GM.

The full interview can be heard right here.

 

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Sam and Aaron got into Monday's Wager of the Day! 

 

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Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders spoke with Sam Bourquin on Monday to talk about the Cavaliers' free agent signing of Jose Calderon and the re-signing of Kyle Korver.

 

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Sam and Ben Thomas got in on the Sam and Brad Wager of the Day on a Feel Good Friday!

 

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Canton Repository reporter Alison Matas joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the latest developments with the Pro Football Hall of Fame Village.

 

For the full interview, check in here.

 

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Akron Rubberducks pitcher Thomas Pannone joined the Sam and Brad SHow on a Feel Good Friday to talk about being named to the Eastern League All Star Game coming up on July 12.

Pannone is one of four Rubberducks going to this year's game in New Hampshire, along with Manager Mark Budzinski and the coaching staff who will be a part of the game as well.

  

The full interview can be heard here.

 

 

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Sam , Brad, and Tyler got into the Thursday edition of the Wager of the Day. You can catch the Wager of the Day every Monday-Friday at 5:20pm. 

  

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Sam, Brad, and Justin got in on the Wednesday Wager of the Day!

 

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Former NBA player, coach, and Basketball Hall of Famer Larry Brown joined the Sam and Brad Show Wednesday to talk about  how former Pistons guard Chauncey Billups would fare as an executive with the Cavaliers.

Billups has been offered a role with the Cavaliers. Nothing has come as of yet, but both sides are continuing to talk.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Sam, Brad and Justin got in on the Tuesday edition of the Wager of the Day!

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Tuesday, 27 June 2017 16:03

AUDIO Still No GM For Cavaliers

CBS Sports NBA Writer James Herbert joined the Sam and Brad Show Tuesday to talk about the Cavaliers' ongoing search for a GM and the latest on Carmelo Anthony possibly seeking a buyout.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Monday, 26 June 2017 17:35

AUDIO Sam and Brad Wager of the Day

Sam, Brad, and Ben Thomas got the week started off right with the Monday edition of the Wager of the Day!

You can hear the Sam and Brad Wager of the Day every Monday-Friday around 5:20pm.

 

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Monday, 26 June 2017 14:53

AUDIO Brad Mills Talking Tribe, Napoli

Cleveland Indians bench coach Brad Mills joined Sam and Brad on Monday to talk about how the Tribe can get back on the winning track.

 

Brad also discussed his role as a bench coach and some of his favorite ballparks he's been to throughout his long tenure in Major League Baseball.

For the full interview, click here.

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Friday, 23 June 2017 17:29

AUDIO Sam and Brad Wager of the Day

Brad and Justin got in on the Feel Good Friday edition of the Wager of the Day! 

 

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Rick Noland, Cavaliers beat writer for the Medina Gazette spoke with Brad Russell on a Feel Good Friday to talk about the team still on the lookout for a General Manager after the departure of David Griffin.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Thursday, 22 June 2017 18:01

AUDIO Sam and Brad Wager of the Day

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

 

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Thursday, 22 June 2017 16:12

AUDIO Could Billups Come To Cleveland?

Pistons beat writer Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press spoke with Brad Russell on Thursday to talk about Chauncey Billups and a possible front-office role for him in Cleveland.

Billups played for the Pistons from 2002-08 and then from 2013-14. The rumors are flying after Cavs owner Dan Gilbert spoke with Chauncey after GM David Griffin and the team parted ways. 

For the full interview click here.

 

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017 18:44

AUDIO Sam and Wager of Day

Justin and Ben got into the Wednesday edition of the Sam and Brad Wager of the Day. 

 

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President of the Gatorade Legue Malcolm Turner joined Brad Russell to talk about the rebranding of the league from the NBA D League to the "G League" and some of the new teams coming to the league as well.

  

The Canton Charge is in the G League and has been a competitive member since their inception. 

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