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.
Thursday, 21 March 2019 08:31

Ray Horner Podcast - 3/21/2019

:17 - We began Thursday’s show hot on a gun debate. Basically, the debate boiled down to “why do we need military-style weaponry?” Ray and Jeanne asked that question, while Tony and Steffany took the other side.

20:50 - Speaking of age limits and bans, Cuyahoga Falls could be the next city to raise the age of buying tobacco products to 21. Mayor Don Walters called in to talk about the initiative coming from the Summit County Health Department to raise the ages, not just for cigarettes but for vaping.

25:54 - How much of a problem is vaping with young people? A sizable one, apparently, if high schoolers are partaking in this activity.

33:03 - Executive director of the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship, Don Padgett, came on for his weekly visit with Ray. The tournament will be held July 11-14th.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019 10:16

Ray Horner Podcast - 3/20/2019

:17 - As soon as we signed off yesterday morning, the Los Angeles Angels and Mike Trout agreed to a historic 12-year, $430 million to keep him in Anaheim. As with each one of these signings, what will this mean for the future of Francisco Lindor in a Tribe uniform?

10:37 - Like the Buchtel Griffins, the St. Vincent-St. Mary Fighting Irish boys basketball is also headed to Columbus for the state tournament. Head coach Dru Joyce brought his players in studio for an interview ahead of their matchup against Olentangy Liberty.

23:32 - Outfielder Carlos Gonzalez was one of the many free agents available for the taking, and the Indians took him. Ray and Tony briefly discussed the signing.

27:21 - Governor Mike DeWine announced a new budget for student wellness in the state of Ohio, which amounts to $550 million in 2020 and 2021 for schools. Akron Public Schools superintendent David James talked about how this affects his school district.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 10:34

Ray Horner Podcast - 3/19/2019

:17 - Since every day is apparently a holiday, today is Let’s Laugh Day! The panel discussed their favorite sitcom characters and how their humor can transcend generations.

10:12 - Author Tim Carroll stopped by the studio to discuss his new book (out today) World War II Akron.

18:30 - Would you be able to function better at work if your employer allowed you to take a one-hour nap? The gang discussed this, along with an ASMR drop-in by Tony.

27:03 - We’re under a month until Tax Day, and BDO’s Doug Klein dropped by to touch once again on the tax refunds.

35:53 - Since Ray last talked the Fred Greetham, the Cleveland Browns bolstered their receiving corps with Odell Beckham Jr. Fred and Ray chatted about how this offense immediately got upgraded toward near-elite levels.

Monday, 18 March 2019 10:06

Ray Horner Podcast - 3/18/2019

:17 - For the first time since 1997, the Buchtel Griffins boys basketball team is heading to states. Head coach Matt Futch brought some of his players in studio to preview their Thursday matchup in Columbus.

13:16 - Tony the producer is back from his week in California, and he talked about his trip from the suburbs of San Diego to hiking in the Hollywood Hills. He even got to hang out at the famed Comedy Store and ran into Kevin Spacey.

18:46 - As always on Mondays, Dr. Gary Riggs stops by to answer questions on your pets. Specifically today, Ray and Dr. Riggs mentioned the coughing and runny nose from dogs this time of year.

30:18 - Could yoga be banned in certain religious circles due to its history? The panel discussed it.

37:46 - And finally, we have our Business of the Week, which is brought to you by HEARINC. and TLC Catering. Today, we honored Matt Minarik from Restora Health in Broadview Heights.

Friday, 08 March 2019 09:39

Ray Horner Podcast - 3/8/2019

:17 - Unlike most prominent Democrats, US Senator Sherrod Brown is not focused on a White House run. However, Ray and Tony feel he can still be a viable vice presidential candidate, but for which faction of the Democrat party?

12:15 - The documentary Leaving Neverland has been a big talking point this week after its release, and former child actor and friend of Michael Jackson’s, Corey Feldman, has spoken out. Ray and Tony talked about what’s known as “The Halo Effect,” where some parents either buy in or are bought off due to the celebrity contact.

19:41 - Captain Marvel will top the box office charts this weekend, according to our movie guy, Scott Wynn.

Thursday, 07 March 2019 10:14

Ray Horner Podcast - 3/7/2019

:17 - It was announced last night that Alex Trebek is suffering from stage 4 pancreatic cancer, but plans on fighting through it. The panel discussed Trebek’s legacy a bit, as well as some of their favorite breakfast cereals to begin the show.

9:08 - It’s been a week since Ray was out in Goodyear, Arizona, so how about an update on the Tribe in spring training? Broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus joined the program.

19:36 - Malone University is adding cybersecurity as a major at their school. Dr. James Glasgow promoted the new major on the air.

23:15 - High school basketball playoffs keep moving right along. The Green Bulldogs are squaring off against Boardman tonight, and Green head coach Mark Kinsley previewed the contest and talked up his team.

28:26 - Can automated cars be racist? There's a little bit more to it than what's being reported...

32:22 - The weather is warming up in the forecast, which means it’s almost time to hit the links! And speaking of the links, Don Padgett III joined the show to promote the Bridgestone Champions Tour coming to Firestone Country Club on July 8-14.

Wednesday, 06 March 2019 09:55

Ray Horner Podcast - 3/6/2019

:17 - A new documentary is out about two now-adult men recalling their childhoods being manipulated by Michael Jackson. The morning show panel chatted about Finding Neverland, the downfall of Jackson, and why a parent would allow their children to be involved with an adult, albeit a world famous one.

11:59 - The University of Akron is holding a lecture on national security Thursday night with James Clapper and Michael Morell. Morell, a Cuyahoga Falls native, promoted the event on the air with Ray.

16:25 - The Copley Indians are playing some playoff hoops, and head coach Mark Dente called in to chat about his team.

20:01 - How often do you hug? Do you hug everyone or just family members? And if so, for how long? We discussed hugging in great detail this morning.

29:38 - Also happening on Thursday is the American Red Cross’s Acts of Courage event, where members of the community are rewarded for helping their peers.

Tuesday, 05 March 2019 10:04

Ray Horner Podcast - 3/5/2019

:17 - Major League Baseball continues to tinker with speeding up the game. Ray recalls a recent survey that said fans cannot stand the constant foul balls being hit. Other topics discussed during this segment were the drastic infield shifts and continuous mound visits.

11:58 - It’s the time of year for high school basketball playoffs. The Buchtel Griffins are squaring off at Barberton High School tonight against Poland Seminary. Buchtel head coach Brian Neugebauer previewed his matchup versus the Bulldogs.

18:08 - St. Vincent-St. Mary is taking on Ellet, and Dru Joyce joined the program to talk about his Wednesday game against the Orangemen.

22:31 - Our tax guy, Doug Klein, stopped by to talk about handling your taxes in retirement.

31:49 - A day late, but we have Glenn Leppo from Leppo Rents, as they are our Business of the Week! Brought to you by HEARINC. and TLC Catering.

Monday, 04 March 2019 09:57

Ray Horner Podcast - 3/4/2019

:17 - As of the uploading of this podcast, there is snow blanketing the streets of Akron. But in just over two months, Cedar Point will open their gates for another season. Tony Clark called in to talk about what’s happening at Cedar Point for this summer, which includes several new restaurants and themed areas for those who aren’t into the thrill rides.

6:55 - President Trump had quite a week, from his summit in Hanoi to the Michael Cohen hearings. Dr. David Beer, professor of political science at Malone University, discussed the week that was, as well as who Trump’s opponent will be in 2020.

16:04 - Tony just moved to a new apartment in Copley, and many Millennials are ditching homeownership in favor of rental properties. What kind of impact will this have down the road?

25:24 - Kris Drew is one of our weekend sports guys, and he dropped by the studio to chat about some high school basketball playoffs.

Thursday, 28 February 2019 09:54

Indians Radio Week, Day 4

Today is Indians Radio Week Day 4, the final full day, and Ray Horner is rubbing elbows with everyone at the Cleveland Indians spring training facility in Goodyear, Arizona. On the final day, Ray sat down with several members of the Tribe, both players and staff.

Goodyear is a blossoming suburb of Phoenix, and the ballpark is just part of the burgeoning infrastructure. Bob DiBiasio, VP from the Tribe, stopped by the radio booth to discuss the economic impact the Indians have had on the town on their tenth anniversary of being there. Bobby D also chatted about winning the division again and our Indians Insanity promotion (Addie Joss vs. Joe Carter).

Curtis Danburg, senior director of communications, previewed the promotions and key matchups for the 2019 season.

One of the key starters in the rotation is Mike Clevinger, and he sat down with Ray.

Catcher Roberto Perez talked about re-earning the starting job now that Yan Gomes is in the National League.

Journeyman reliever Tyler Clippard is looking forward to bringing his experience to the three-time reigning AL Central champs.

Kevin Plawecki is another catcher in the mix for the Tribe, as he came to the team in the offseason from the Mets.

The Indians claimed A.J. Cole off waivers, and he’s looking to prove himself in the American League after a short stint in 2018 with the Yankees.

Max Moroff came to the team from the Pirates in the Erik Gonzalez trade.

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