Tony Mazur

Tony Mazur

A lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio, Tony Mazur has been with 1590 WAKR since 2015. He is the producer and fill-in host of the Ray Horner Morning Show, as well as a contributor on various programs on the station.
 
Prior to joining Akron media, Tony's first few years in radio were in the Cleveland area. He began his broadcasting career fresh out of high school at 18, and has been active in the field ever since. Tony already has an alphabet soup of call letters, working for and contributing to WKNR, WHK, WFUN, WWMK, WKRK, WNCX, and WWGK, all in Northeast Ohio. He has also covered professional, collegiate, and high school sports across Ohio.
 
When he is not behind the microphone in a radio studio, Tony has been seen performing stand-up comedy in the area. He can either be found at a ballpark, comedy club, concert hall, or in his thriving neighborhood of Highland Square.
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 10:39

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/22/2019

:17 - Ray is back from his day off, and he started his shortened week off talking to Dr. John Green, interim president at the University of Akron. Dr. Green recapped his State of the University address from last Friday, which included points about finances and the near and distant future as far as recruiting goes.

13:30 - Tuesday was the day the Oscar nominations were released ahead of next month’s Academy Awards. Our movie guy Scott Wynn has seen all these pictures, and he broke down who his favorites are for these awards.

20:35 - Speaking of actors and awards, Ray and the panel went over some of the most acclaimed actors of our time, as well as those who’ve appeared to be underrated over the years.

32:36 - The end of January starts tax season, and yes, we actually have a tax guy to defer to. Doug Klein drooped by the studio to answer tax questions, including the biggest one now: are we still getting our refund during the government shutdown?

Friday, 18 January 2019 10:33

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/18/2019

:17 - Remember almost two weeks ago when it was 60 degrees? Now the temperatures have consistently been below freezing, and this week we may see a blast of snow. Justin Chesnic from ODOT prepped the listeners on what to expect.

3:47 - So let’s say the snow blankets our yards with a foot and we’re snowed in. What is on the queue to watch while you’re stuck inside?

20:20 - Ray went up to Progressive Field for Cleveland Indians Affiliate Day, and he spoke with GM Mike Chernoff about how the offseason is going.

26:40 - One of the great events in the Akron area is being held next week at Quaker Station. Red & White on Thursday Night benefits the Arthritis Foundation, and Darby Schwartz and chef Jonathan Martin from the Galaxy Restaurant in Wadsworth stopped by to promote the event.

33:38 - And finally, Scott Wynn gave us a brief preview of what’s to come at the movie theaters.

Thursday, 17 January 2019 09:39

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/17/2019

:17 - Later in the podcast here, Senator Sherrod Brown joined the show. How much appeal does Sherrod have nationwide and especially with Millennials? Is America finally ready to elect a female president like Kamala Harris? The future of both the Democrats and Republicans may be quite interesting.

12:24 - As mentioned, Sherrod Brown called into the program. He is visiting some key areas that have been affected by anything from the partial government shutdown to the exodus of the auto industry.

18:30 - Ray and Tony talked at length about Bob Costas, who is now leaving NBC after nearly four decades. Costas, according to the panel, seemed to make even the smallest games big and the biggest games enormous, and they put Bob on the pantheon of classic American broadcasters.

25:08 - Our friends from the Western Reserve Playhouse stopped by to talk about and act out a scene Tartuffe, which is happening this weekend.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 09:44

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/16/2019

:17 - The topic of Netflix was brought up on yesterday’s podcast, and since then, it was announced they’re increasing their prices a couple of bucks. Will this help their revenue stream and continue with these critically-acclaimed original series? And what about those who have basic cable? What will that look like in a few short years?

15:35 - Last night at Brush High School, Tony had the pleasure of being a part of the Ball family. LaVar Ball was present in South Euclid-Lyndhurst to watch his son, LaMelo, and the entire SPIRE Academy squad take on Brush. Tony painted the picture of the atmosphere, with bordered on chaotic.

23:54 - Using nicotine to treat memory loss? Not as crazy as you’d think. Dr. Paul Newhouse, spokesperson and director from the Center for Cognitive Medicine at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center joined the show to talk about his studies.

29:32 - The OHSAA sent out a letter to parents for them to knock it off with harassing referees in high school sports, as it has caused a shortage of officials. Will this help at all?

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 13:34

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/15/2019

:17 - Ohio has a new governor, though he’s a familiar face, in Mike DeWine. Dr. David Beer, professor of political science at Malone University, called into talk about November’s gubernatorial race, and looks ahead to the next four years in Columbus.

6:04 - Proper nutrition is a must if one wants to shed weight and calories in the new year. Kelly Reed from Cleveland Clinic-Akron General joined the show to touch on all things nutrition, especially on what to eat and certainly what not to eat.

15:05 - Still using your ex’s Netflix account? Is your kid using your Hulu password at college? If so, that’ll cost you a new subscription. Ray and Tony talked about the changing times in cable and streaming views and a little on what the future may look like.

23:07 - What’s happening up at the auto show in Detroit? Mike Caudill from Our Auto Expert has us covered. He even shared some intel about a company rumored to take over the Lordstown space.

30:46 - And finally, Fred Greetham from the Orange & Brown Report came on to talk about the introductory press conference on new head coach Freddie Kitchens.

Monday, 14 January 2019 14:15

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/14/2019

:17 - Each month, Dr. Tim Brown from Cleveland Clinic-Akron General stops by to answer a gaggle of medical questions. This visit, Dr. Brown discusses sleep drugs, from melatonin to harder drugs like Ambien.

8:02 - We stay in the medical world, however, this has to do with animals. Dr. Gary Riggs joined the show in studio, and he talked about various topics, specifically why dogs will roll around on the carpet or on other dead animals, and the importance of scheduling optical and dental appointments.

18:25 - It’s no secret that President Donald Trump has been a controversial figure, but are his accomplishments not being discussed enough, like his relationship with China and trade? And how about the wall? The panel shared their thoughts.

33:38 - Time now for our Business of the Week! We head over to the Cuyahoga Falls offices of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, brought to you by HEARINC. and TLC Catering.

Friday, 11 January 2019 09:00

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/11/2019

:17 - Today’s Bride will be at the John S. Knight Center in Akron this weekend for a bridal show. Producer Tony is in the early stages of planning a wedding, and while he and his fiancee Leah are still looking for venues, it certainly won’t be a destination wedding.

8:20 - Former NFL player and local high school coach Jay Brophy came on the show to talk about a few football items. First, Ray and Jay talked about the hiring of Freddie Kitchens, then they mentioned the Rooney Rule and lack of minority coaches, and finally on this weekend’s games.

25:29 - Speaking of this weekend, Saturday is the annual TribeFest, held at the Cleveland Convention Center. Indians director of communications Curtis Danburg joined the program to preview the event.

30:42 - January 11th is the anniversary of the death of Paul Lynde, a favorite of Tony’s. As a tribute, they touched on the life and times of the hilarious star of Hollywood Squares.

35:19 - And finally, it’s Friday, so our movie guy Scott Wynn stopped by. Aquaman still tops the charts, and a new buddy comedy with Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston is out in theaters.

Thursday, 10 January 2019 09:30

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/10/2019

:17 - With this being the first full work week of the new year, some may have issues getting back into the rhythm of sleep. Is the goal eight hours a night? And can one make up sleep with naps? Those questions were answered by Valerie Linzey, a certified nurse practitioner with Cleveland Clinic-Akron General.

7:22 - Staying on the topic of sleep, the panel discussed their own sleeping habits, which may differ from others due to the early schedule. Tony mentions a serious of videos in the ASMR genre, which include a straight edge razor shaving a scruffy face, which makes Jeanne cringe.

12:34 - The smoke turned white in Berea yesterday, as the Browns finally have their head coach. Freddie Kitchens takes over due to his relationship with Baker Mayfield, but he now has to assemble a staff. Who’s on the short list?

23:38 - This particular segment began about McDonald’s adding more bacon to their menu, and that segued into oddball items one puts on food from family traditions. A few callers chimed in with their own funky sandwiches, many of which included peanut butter as a main ingredient.

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 10:50

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/9/2019

:17 - President Donald Trump addressed the nation in primetime last night on the dangers of illegal immigration along the southern border. Dr. David Beer is a professor of political science at Malone University, and he joined Ray to recap both Trump’s speech and the counter address from Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

9:16 - So how safe is the border? Tim Dimoff from SACS Consulting came on to discuss national security measures.

15:50 - And what about immigration in general? Farhad Sethna is a local immigration attorney, and he shared his thoughts on Trump’s rhetoric, which he’s been critical about these last two years.

22:00 - Changing things up a little bit, while still touching on security, Akron police chief Ken Ball stopped by the studio today. Among many topics, Chief Ball discussed the crime and overdose numbers in 2018, and what the communities can do in the new year.

40:40 - And finally, Dr. Joe Congeni, a sports medicine doctor at Akron Children’s Hospital, called in to talk some Browns. Not necessarily the X’s and O’s, but what the Browns have to do to ensure the health of rookie Denzel Ward, who suffered two concussions to end his season early.

Tuesday, 08 January 2019 11:02

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/8/2019

:17 - We kicked off Tuesday’s show with Senator Sherrod Brown and his help with TSA and workers during the government shutdown.

9:06 - A familiar name in the Akron area (and to our show) is Laura Lyn. She is a psychic and she is taking some folks in the bowels of the old B.F. Goodrich stacks to check on paranormal activity.

20:32 - So far, Ray has chatted with the mayors of Cuyahoga Falls, Barberton, Green, and Akron, and now we “circle” around and talk to Tallmadge mayor David Kline.

26:32 - Smartphone sales waned a bit during Christmastime, at least compared to previous years. Does Apple need a shot in the arm? Is Samsung really cleaning up at the marketplace?

36:35 - And finally, we’re at this coaching search once again for the Browns. Now that Bruce Arians is off the board, could it be Mike McCarthy? How about Freddie Kitchens as both OC and head coach?

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