Aaron Coleman

Aaron Coleman

Aaron has been working with RCRG since August of 2008 covering various news and sporting events. He graduated in 2003 from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron. He then went onto the University of Akron in May of 2008 with a degree in Radio/TV & Media Productions and a minor in Psychology. It was at WZIP & ZTV where Aaron developed a passion for radio especially Sports Radio. While attending the University of Akron you could hear Aaron on Sundays doing the "Sports Power Talk" program. Aaron covers City Hall, County Council and Akron School Board beats and handles traffic updates weekday afternoons on 1590 WAKR, 97.5 WONE and 94.9 WQMX. You can contact Aaron through the newsroom 330-864-6397 or email acoleman@rcrg.net

Monday, 21 January 2019 23:05

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 1.21.19

On the Monday edition of the Sam and Brard Show Podcast

Sam and Brad spoke with former McKinley coach and current Ursuline coach Dan Reardon (21 seconds)

Dean Blandino of Fox Sports, NFL rules analyst, spoke about some of the calls and non calls in the league championship games from Sunday (5:31)

Andy Kamentzsky of ESPN 710 in LA talked about the Rams punching their ticket to the Super Bowl (15:47) 

Friday, 18 January 2019 17:31

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 1.18.19

Sam and Brad caught up with former Tallmadge Head football coach Alan Vanderink to talk about his departure from Tallmadge High School and his arrival to Kent Roosevelt.

They also got into their NFL Picks ahead of the AFC and NFC Championship games.

 

For the first G&G Fitness Equipment Coach of the Week, Sam and Brad caught up with Jeff Twiddy, the new head football coach of the Louisville Leopards.

Twiddy said that the timing was right for him to take that job and work in a community that loves football.

"I'm pumped because it reminds me of Mogadore, and football is the most important thing there, and as a football coach you can't ask for anything more than that."

 

 Coach Twiddy graduated from Mogadore High School and was previously coaching at Byesville before taking the job with the Leopards.

Stay tuned next Friday for next week's Coach of the Week! 

 

Friday, 18 January 2019 14:57

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 1.18.19

On the Friday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast, Jasen and Bobbi spoke with:

Major Mike Lyons, Military Correspondent for CBS News discussed the missle defense program possibly coming to the area (16 seconds) 

Dr. Matt Akers discussed the Greater Akron Civility Compact (6:01) 

Thursday, 17 January 2019 17:34

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 1.17.19

On the Thursday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast, the guys spoke with a variety of guests on a Three Question Thursday

Sam and Brad talk about the apology by Kyrie Irving to LeBron James (17 seconds in) 
Ross Benjamin on the AFC and NFC Championship Games (9:58)
Rob Senderoff Kent State Basketball Coach to talk about the big road win against Ohio University earlier in the week. (25:54)

Thursday, 17 January 2019 15:40

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 1.17.19

Jasen and Bobbi spoke with a variety of folks on the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast.

 1. Larry Magid, CBS Tech Consultant talked about the Facebook photo harvesting controversy  (15.8 seconds) 

2. Cassie Neiden:Managing Editor of Cannabis Business Times spoke about Ohio Medical marijuana and sales reports from that. (5:25)

3. PGA Pro Joe Leenheer talked golf and gave his golf tip of the day. (14:56)

This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Billie Johnson, a junior basketball player from East.
 
He says that working with his teammates and coaches is something he enjoys and pushes him to be better day in and day out.
 
“Sometimes it's hard because some people don't like to listen, but we always come together and figure out what to do," he said.
 
He says head coach of the Dragons Brian Dawson gets the most out of him and his fellow basketball players and puts them in a position to succeed on the court and off.
 
“He always gets the best out of us," Billie explained.
 
 
 
Coach Dawson says Billie’s work ethic is contagious and that having him on the court makes a difference for East. 
 
“He’s one of our post players and we need him to get a double-double for us (points and rebounds) which he usually does,” Dawson said 
 
“Not only is he a great player, but a great kid as well, he goes to practice, he maintains a 3.0 GPA, he does the morning announcements in the morning, and on top of all that he goes to work, so he’s a well rounded young man.”
 
The three year letterman is not only a leader on the court, but also a leader in his school community, being a part of the Student Council. 
 
Our next Female Student Athlete of the Week is Alexis Buchanan, a senior  basketball player from East. 
 
She says she got into basketball from an early age and never looked back.
 
“ I used to look up to my male cousins when I was younger, I started playing when I was 8, and I wasn't too good, but I kept up with it and I'm on the varsity," she said.
   
 
 
 In addition to being a basketball player and a  three year letterwinner, she is also a co-captain on the cheerleading squad.
 
Her head coach on the basketball team Darryl Anderson says she is a leader on and off the court. 
 
“Alexis us a high energy; high quality young lady,” Anderson said.
 
“Alexis does our dirty work and she is one of the top rebounders and defenders on the team.”
 
Off the court, Buchanan exhibits a lot of good characteristics that make her a good basketball player.
 
“She is a leader at school and she is a positive role model to all of her teammates,” Anderson continued.  
 
“Alexis is a young lady that her coaches and teammates can rely on.”
 
Buchanan said that working with her coaches and teammates is something she truly enjoys.
 
“Every year I like coming across more people," she explained. 
 
Upon graduation in the spring, Alexis plans on attending Bowling Green State University to major in pre-nursing.
 
We wish Billie and Alexis the best in all of their future endeavors. 
 
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 17:18

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 1.15.19

Sam and Brad got into the Tuesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show podcast 

Here is the interview with Joe Vassalotti, APS AD to talk about the fight that occured last weekend at Firestone and what measures are being taken to prevent those incidents from happening in the future.

 

Anthony Castrovince from MLB.com talked Indians (21 seconds in) 

Jeff Twiddy of the Louisville Leopards, new head coach joined in (13:19)

Paul Keels talked Ohio State Buckeyes and the basketball team's struggles. (23:24)

Athletic Director Joe Vassalotti of the Akron Public Schools joined to talk about the fight that happened during last week's Buchtel/Firestone basketball game. (34:13)

 

Monday, 14 January 2019 17:44

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 1.14.19

In the Monday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast, the guys spoke with John Telich (21 seconds in) and Scott Petrak (11:54) to talk about the introductory press conference for new head football coach Freddie Kitchens of the Cleveland Browns. 

Friday, 11 January 2019 17:31

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 1.11.19

Sam and Brad spoke with former Brown Kamerion Wimbley to talk Browns and the hiring of Freddie Kitchens (21 seconds in) 

Also they spoke with Ken Rector, the former Barberton HS basketball coach to talk boys' high school basketball in the area.(12:25) 

Dave Tuley out in Vegas spoke about the future (and present) of sports gambling. (28:43) 

 

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