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.
Monday, 17 June 2019 10:37

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/17/2019

:17 - The big story this Monday morning was the massive amounts of flooding in southwestern Summit County. Copley roads got hit hard, and Barberton was under a flood watch on Sunday. Mayor Bill Judge talked about Barberton’s preventative measures and what roads are closed.

4:52 - Barber Road is one of the streets closed due to high water. Norton mayor Mike Zita provided some insight.

8:12 - Switching gears here to another hot topic on folks’ minds: CBD. Cleveland Clinic-Akron General’s Dr. Tim Brown joined the show to talk about the fact and fiction revolving around CBD, THC, hemp, and marijuana.

15:01 - A big trade in the NBA occurred with the Pelicans’ Anthony Davis heading west to join LeBron James with the Lakers. Ray and Tony touched on that move and why the Lakers, Knicks, and Bulls have not been sexy destinations for players this last decade.

20:57 - All-American Soap Box Derby president Mark Gerberich came on late in the show to discuss the three newest members of the derby hall of fame.

Friday, 14 June 2019 10:12

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/14/2019

:17 - The Indians are 11 games back in the AL Central, and according to Fox Spots’ Jon Morosi, unless they feel they can catch the surging Minnesota Twins, they may sell before the trade deadline. Fill-in host Tony Mazur rants on the Indians’ organization and their quick rush to blame the low attendance for why the team can’t bring in a proven cleanup hitter.

11:16 - Our movie guy Scott Wynn stops by to talk about new Shaft and Men In Black films, and why Dark Phoenix did not do well at the box office.

15:01 - A couple of local comedians are being featured in a Comedy Central show called Hart of the City with Kevin Hart. Rob Ward and Nelsin Davis dropped by the studio to talk about their roles in showcasing their hometown.

Thursday, 13 June 2019 10:34

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/13/2019

:17 - Akron mayor Dan Horrigan stopped by the studios on this Thursday morning to touch on various topics around the area. First, he mentioned the Bridgestone Senior Players tournament next month, the continued construction downtown, development on both the east and west sides, and getting rid of the reverse parking.

13:08 - Father’s Day is this weekend, and one of Ray’s favorite films is Field of Dreams. That was ranked as one of the best Father’s Day movies, and others were mentioned as well.

19:14 - Our master gardener Jeanne Poremski answered your questions on pests, pruning bushes, and fungi.

Monday, 10 June 2019 08:50

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/10/2019

:17 - Some justice came to Gibson’s Bakery in Oberlin to the tune of $11 million after three years of threats and boycotts over a perceived case of racism. Ray, Tony, and Jeanne discussed the decision, where Oberlin College has to pay out the neighborhood bakery over its claims of the store racially profiling shoplifters.

9:35 - Tony went back in time to Warren, Ohio and had lunch at a Ponderosa Steakhouse (yes, they’re still around!).

15:48 - Our veterinarian Dr. Gary Riggs stopped by to talk about a major topic this time of year with your pets: ticks and tick bites.

21:11 - Chris Livingston just finished his freshman year at Buchtel CLC, and he’s already one of the top basketball players in the country, even winning the FIBA 16U MVP award. His high school coach, Matt Futch, joined the Ray Horner Show to talk about his player’s talents and work ethics.

Friday, 07 June 2019 06:44

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/7/2019

:17 - Bret Ernst is an actor and comedian who’s lived in Los Angeles for the last two decades, but has recently made Akron his home. He joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about his background, his love of sports (mainly football and boxing), and promote his two June 15th comedy shows at The Tangier.

15:50 - The summer weather is upon us, and that means the area hiking and bike trails will be populated. Lindsay Smith and Stephanie Walton from Summit Metro Parks stopped by to talk about all things outdoors for our area.

23:09 - A new X-Men film is in theaters, and Godzilla is still stomping around. Our movie guy Scott Wynn gave us a preview at what’s happening at the theaters this weekend.

Thursday, 06 June 2019 08:25

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/6/2019

:17 - Today, June 6th, is the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The Ray Horner Show and WAKR (1590 AM, 93.5 FM) pay tribute to those who not only fought on the beaches of Normandy, but also anyone who has served in the armed forces. Ray took a look back at the importance of D-Day with Dr. Kevin Kern, professor of history at the University of Akron.

8:19 - June 6th is also Drive-In movie day, and the Akron area actually has a couple of them, in Wadsworth and Barberton. The morning show panel talked about the drive-ins not just being about the movie itself, but like a trip to Blockbuster Video back in the day, it was about an experience.

14:22 - Thursdays are when our master gardener Jeanne Poremski stops by to answer listener questions. This is her busy time of year, as master gardeners are giving tours and presentations.

Wednesday, 05 June 2019 10:04

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/5/2019

:17 - The wait and speculation are over. No, Ray Horner is not retiring, and no, we as a station aren’t going anywhere. In fact, we’ve added a new way to listen to us! Introducing WAKR on 93.5 FM, which will be heard throughout the FM area. We’ll still be on 1590 AM, on WAKR.net, the WAKR app, and this here podcast, but we’ve added FM to our repertoire, as well! Ray sat down with our owner Thom Mandel.

8:21 - OTAs are underway in Berea, and head coach Freddie Kitchens is already annoyed with the local media over the Odell Beckham voluntary workout situation. Ray and Tony agree this probably isn’t a good look for a first-year head coach before training camp.

14:47 - The Indians took down the Twins with a nice 5-2 win on Tuesday, but can they keep it up since they’re 10.5 games behind Minnesota? Tribe broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus joined the program to touch on the state of the Indians, including updates on Bradley Zimmer and Mike Clevinger.

Tuesday, 04 June 2019 10:10

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/4/2019

:17 - Apple is restructuring its music, TV, and podcast divisions, opting for more subscription-based services than purchasing individual songs, albums, and movies. Kris, Jeanne, and Tony all educated Ray on how listeners and viewers consumed their entertainment as we head toward a new decade.

10:16 - Bob DiBiasio from the Cleveland Indians joins us every Tuesday morning. Today, Bobby chatted about the newest draft pick Daniel Espino, as well as this week’s big homestand against the Twins and Yankees.

18:37 - June 4th, 1974 is a day that lives on in sports infamy, as that was the date of Ten Cent Beer Night at old Cleveland Stadium. Jim Clark was there 45 years ago today, and lived to tell his story through his book, Rally ‘Round Cleveland.

Monday, 03 June 2019 08:44

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/3/2019

:17 - We’re a month away from the MLB All-Star Game and festivities at Cleveland’s Progressive Field. The Home Run Derby is one of those festivities, and it seems to have lost its luster over time, as has the all-star game itself. Could this be traced back to interleague play?

7:25 - Last night, Rep. Tim Ryan hosted a town hall on CNN. Not a nationally known name like a Joe Biden and a Bernie Sanders, but could his background and ideas make waves in the Democrat Party?

17:25 - June is upon us, and our veterinarian Dr. Gary Riggs stopped by to prep your pets for the warmer weather. Dr. Riggs talked about grass chewing by dogs, allergies, and even skunks.

Friday, 31 May 2019 08:58

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/31/2019

:17 - A young fan was smacked with a line drive at a baseball game, and it has sparked conversation of extending the protective netting from foul pole to foul pole. Ray and Steffany believe this should be done, and even though Tony agrees due to fans today not giving their full attention to the field of play, he’s not happy about it.

14:45 - Green mayor Gerard Neugebauer stopped by the studio this morning to talk about the usage of Narcan, the Nexus pipeline, and the city’s partnership with a town in Romania.

24:00 - Godzilla is back in theaters this weekend, as is the new Elton John biopic, and Aladdin is in its second week. Our movie guy Scott Wynn has you covered.

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