Thursday, 14 February 2019 09:00

Ray Horner Podcast - 2/14/2019

:17 - It’s been one year since the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Unfortunately, we’ve seen several school shootings since then, but this one in particular has stood out in recent memory. SACS Consulting & Investigative Services president and CEO Tim Dimoff was actually in Parkland recently, and he joined the show to discuss what has changed security-wise since then.

7:23 - Green mayor Gerard Neugebauer and fire chief Brian Lloyd stopped by the studio to touch on Green’s new community paramedic program for seniors.

14:12 - It sounds like an agreement to keep funding the government will happen, even if both parties are not excited about what is in the bill. Dr. David Beer talked about the extension of government and the money towards building more wall on the border.

23:03 - Pitchers and catchers have reported to camp, and Indians broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus reports to the Ray Horner Morning Show. Rosenhaus talked about the Francisco Lindor injury and who will replace him, especially with numerous free agents on the couch waiting for a call.

32:03 - In these cold winter months, what are some classic TV shows to binge-watch on a snowy weekend? The panel brought up theirs, which included Columbo, Golden Girls, Cannon, and Taxi.

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Tuesday, 12 February 2019 09:47

Ray Horner Podcast - 2/12/2019

:17 - The Cleveland Browns have signed former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt, who also went to Willoughby South High School and the University of Toledo. Why is he a former Chiefs running back? There was an incident of physical violence towards a female inside a Cleveland hotel room in 2018, and as soon as the video was released, the Chiefs cut him loose. The panel (which includes Jeanne and Steffany) sounded off on the signing and why the Browns would bring such a PR hit on themselves.

19:13 - We’re a couple of weeks removed from the cyber attack that hit the city of Akron, so what is the solution? A cloud-based service? According to councilman Russ Neal, that may be in the works.

25:20 - It’s Tuesday, and our tax guy, Doug Klein, joined the program to go over tax credits.

33:20 - The Buchtel boys basketball team keeps rolling this year. Head coach Matt Futch talked about his Griffins and the possibility of a shot clock in high school basketball.

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Friday, 08 February 2019 09:24

Ray Horner Podcast - 2/8/2019

:17 - The PBA is back at AMF Riviera Lanes in Fairlawn, and the morning show took in the sights and sounds from the tournament. Tony Mazur had the pleasure of sitting down with a founding member of the PBA, Carmen Salvino. Carmen talked a little bit about his technique and how he approaches the game like a physics equation.

9:48 - Speaking of bowling, Mark Gerberich happens to be in the bowling hall of fame, and he stopped by the studio to talk about his days at the alleys. If Mark’s name sounds familiar, he’s also the president of the All-American Soap Box Derby.

19:00 - Scott Wynn is our movie guy, and he went over what’s opening this weekend in theaters.

21:10 - With every offseason, Major League Baseball seems to throw up some proposals to shorten games and tighten some loose ends. However, baseball purists have not been fans of these proposals, and the morning show panel happen to include a few of those said purists.

37:42 - Remember the Akron Racers? Well, with the money and community support, they may be back at Firestone Stadium quite soon, according to Joey Arrietta.

44:25 - It was announced Thursday afternoon that Frank Robinson passed away at age 83. Not only was he a hall of fame slugger for the Reds and Orioles, but also was the first black manager in baseball, at the helm of the Indians in 1975. Bob DiBiasio from Tribe came on to chat about Frank and the process of having his number retired and a statue in his honor in 2017.

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Thursday, 07 February 2019 20:04

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 02/07/19

On this Three Question Thursday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, two local callers take the Three Question Thursday Quiz (00:21, 06:59), Kent State head basketball coach Rob Senderoff (11:18) and Akron head basketball coach John Groce (23:32) dish on the first of two Wagon Wheel showdowns between the two rival schools, and Kurt Helin of NBCSports.com joins the guys to discuss the NBA Trade Deadline (32:20).

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Wednesday, 06 February 2019 08:55

Ray Horner Podcast - 2/6/2019

:17 - Last week, a report floated out that Don Plusquellic, the long-time former mayor of Akron, may be interested in running again here in 2019. Well, today was the deadline to file is today and his decision is….he won’t be running…..in the democrat primary. However, this does not mean he won’t rule out running as an independent down the road.

21:14 - A school district in Massachusetts is looking to outlaw the game of tag during recess. The panel delved into the topic, with the consensus that outlawing games such as tag and musical chairs hurts more than it helps in the long-run.

31:28 - Big local matchup tonight in both girls and boys hoops, as Archbishop Hoban takes on St. Vincent-St. Mary. Hoban girls coach Scott Callahan previewed what’s to come in tonight’s rivalry games.

35:47 - Speaking of mayors and the city of Akron, the chief of staff, James Hardy, called in to update listeners on how they have responded to the cyber attack from last week.

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Friday, 01 February 2019 09:48

Ray Horner Podcast - 2/1/2019

:17 - With Sunday being the Super Bowl, Friday’s show had plenty of football themes. Ray and Tony talked about the top ten football movies of all time, with some honorable mentions just off the list.

7:26 - But not everything about football was positive. Malone University is dropping intercollegiate football as a cost-cutting measure, as the college has a $2.5 million structural deficit to contend with. Charlie Grimes, athletic director at Malone, joined the show to discuss the decision to cease football operations.

13:37 - If you’re of a certain age, you may remember a nightclub in the Akron area called Red’s. It may have closed in 1988, but its legacy lives on through owner Arnie Shapiro, who turned 95 this week.

17:29 - Temperatures have been rather frigid this week, with the highs being in negative digits the middle of the week. Ren Camacho, the new president and CEO of the Akron-Canton Airport, called in to discuss how the airport deals with such bone-chilling conditions.

24:04 - As we wrap up this podcast and the week, the Akron Beacon Journal’s Bob Dyer and former NFL player Jay Brophy stopped by studio for some old Super Bowl memories from yesteryear. Brophy played in Super Bowl XIX, where his Miami Dolphins got trounced by the San Francisco 49ers.

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Thursday, 31 January 2019 11:10

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/31/2019

:17 - Barberton mayor Bill Judge called into the program Thursday to discuss some of the layoffs coming to the city and how they tried consolidate services to make ends meet.

11:30 - Break out the orange golf balls and Whitey’s chili, it’s time for the 29th annual Chili Open! Jim Redmond from the Akron Rotary and George Murphy, president of Wayne Homes, stopped by to talk about Saturday’s event.

15:58 - There have been rumors about a new automaker looking to occupy the now-former GM plant in Lordstown, but who will come in and when? WFMJ (and former WAKR) news anchor Lindsay McCoy is plugged in to what is happening in the Mahoning Valley area, and she talked to Ray about what she has heard.

23:40 - Classical music and football rarely go hand in hand, but they will on Saturday night at the Canton Symphony! Assistant conductor Matthew Jaroszewicz stopped by the studio to preview their performance of the classic Harold Lloyd silent film The Freshman.

30:27 - The American Red Cross’ Acts of Courage is happening Thursday March 7th at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn on West Market Street. Mary Williams from the Red Cross came in studio to promote the event.

34:02 - Today, if he was still alive, would have been Jackie Robinson’s 100th birthday. Ray and Tony talked about Jackie’s life and legacy, and the impact his character and performance continues to have this day.

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Thursday, 31 January 2019 11:10

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/31/2019

:17 - Barberton mayor Bill Judge called into the program Thursday to discuss some of the layoffs coming to the city and how they tried consolidate services to make ends meet.

11:30 - Break out the orange golf balls and Whitey’s chili, it’s time for the 29th annual Chili Open! Jim Redmond from the Akron Rotary and George Murphy, president of Wayne Homes, stopped by to talk about Saturday’s event.

15:58 - There have been rumors about a new automaker looking to occupy the now-former GM plant in Lordstown, but who will come in and when? WFMJ (and former WAKR) news anchor Lindsay McCoy is plugged in to what is happening in the Mahoning Valley area, and she talked to Ray about what she has heard.

23:40 - Classical music and football rarely go hand in hand, but they will on Saturday night at the Canton Symphony! Assistant conductor Matthew Jaroszewicz stopped by the studio to preview their performance of the classic Harold Lloyd silent film The Freshman.

30:27 - The American Red Cross’ Acts of Courage is happening Thursday March 7th at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn on West Market Street. Mary Williams from the Red Cross came in studio to promote the event.

34:02 - Today, if he was still alive, would have been Jackie Robinson’s 100th birthday. Ray and Tony talked about Jackie’s life and legacy, and the impact his character and performance continues to have this day.

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Wednesday, 30 January 2019 10:27

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/30/2019

:17 - Late Tuesday morning, a rumor floated around the Akron area about Don Plusquellic throwing his hat in the ring for mayor. If you recall, Plusquellic was mayor of Akron from 1987 till May 2015. If the reports are true, would be be a real threat to current mayor Dan Horrigan?

10:19 - Today is the coldest day of the year (so far), with the high in negative digits. While schools and some offices in the area are closed, there is still some black ice on the roads, so Kevin Thomas from Akron AAA stopped by to give some travel tips for the icy conditions.

19:32 - Maroon 5 with Big Boi and Travis Scott will be entertaining folks at the Super Bowl Halftime Show. According to Ranker, Prince had the best halftime performance, which was Tony’s favorite. The panel went over some of their favorite performances and anything Super Bowl related.

30:02 - You know him from the silver and small screen. The star of such TV shows like LA Law and Psych and films Major League and 25 Hill, Corbin Bernsen, called into the show today. He’ll be appearing at the Akron RubberDucks Hot Stove Banquet this Friday.

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Tuesday, 29 January 2019 17:49

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 1.29.19

The Tuesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast!

Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today talked NBA 

Matt Loede talked about the Cleveland Indians and their moves (or lack thereof) this offseason

Pete Fierle talked Big Game and the Pro Football HOF down in Atlanta. 

 

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Tuesday, 29 January 2019 10:30

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/29/2019

:17 - Quite an eventful way to begin a Tuesday. First, Ward 2 councilman Bruce Kilby sounded off in the Akron Beacon Journal on the mayor’s lack of awareness with city services during last week’s major snowfall. That prompted a response from….

8:30 - Mayor Dan Horrigan, who happened to be listening to Kilby’s commentary in the car, and presented a counterpoint.

13:26 - The city services are preparing for this week’s deep freeze, but what about the schools? Akron Public Schools superintendent David James joined the program to discuss how the district goes about the process of delaying or canceling school. He did break some news: Akron Public Schools are closed tomorrow.

20:22 - Every Tuesday during the tax season, Doug Klein will attempt to answer your tax questions.

28:40 - You may have heard about the cyber attack that happened over the weekend. SACS Security & Consulting president and CEO Tim Dimoff made some sense in how to prevent such attacks in the future.

34:42 - The Orange & Brown Report’s Fred Greetham stopped by to talk about the Browns’ offseason.

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Tuesday, 29 January 2019 07:27

METRO RTA Offering Free Rides

(METRO RTA) Beginning Tuesday, January 29, 2019 through Friday, February 1, 2019, METRO is offering free fares on all services, including line-service, Northcoast Express, SCAT, and Call-A-Bus.
 
The Weather Channel has warned that the coldest arctic outbreak in at least 20 years is expected this week in parts of the Midwest. With temperatures so low, METRO invites members of the community to utilize its services for a dependable mode of transportation.
 
“We do not cancel operations; this is transportation people can rely on. We run 359 days a year, in all weather conditions,” said METRO Executive Director Dawn Distler. “We want to make the boarding process as easy as possible for folks coming in from the cold, so we decided to waive fares during the arctic blast. It was an easy decision to make.”
 
First-time riders can call METRO at 330.762.0341 or visit akronmetro.org for schedule information. Or, you can plan your trip using Google Transit.
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(Community Support Services) As the National Weather Service warns that Wednesday, January 30, 2019 could be one of the coldest days on record, Akron area organizations charged with aiding the homeless are working to ensure that everyone will have access to shelter.  
                Community Support Services, Inc. operates the Homeless Outreach and Intake Center at 111 E. Voris Street, Akron; bringing supportive services for persons experiencing homelessness under one roof. Individuals who are homeless or at risk for homelessness, have symptoms suggestive of severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance abuse disorder, and who is not already active in mental health and/or addiction treatment is eligible to utilize all the services at the Center. If a homeless individual does not meet program criteria, outreach workers will attempt to connect the individual with other community agencies and services. The Homeless Outreach office can be reached at 330-762-4663.
                Haven of Rest Ministries, 175 E. Market Street, Akron, is accepting admissions at all hours in preparation for the cold.
                The City of Akron has opened warming centers at the following locations:

  • Mason Park Community Center, 700 E. Exchange Street
  • Patterson Park Community Center, 800 Patterson Ave (North Hill)
  • Summit Lake Community Center, 380 W. Crosier Street
  • Lawton Street Community Center, 1225 Lawton Street (near West Side)

All these warming centers will be open from 8:30 am to 10:00 pm. 
According to Bob Stokes, President and CEO of Community Support Services, “Recent studies have shown that approximately 700 homeless individuals die each year due to hypothermia. With this dangerous polar vortex forecast this week, we are reaching out to the homeless men and women throughout our community in as many ways as we can to give them this potentially life-saving information.”

                Community Support Services, Inc. is a leader in behavioral healthcare for Summit County and the surrounding region. The agency provides comprehensive, high quality, cost-effective treatment, rehabilitation, advocacy, and support for recovery, primarily to persons most in need, to enhance the quality of their lives.

Meanwhile, the Salvation Army of Summit County is responding as well: 

(Salvation Army) Local offices of The Salvation Army in Akron and Barberton will be open as warming centers as temperatures are expected to drop to what could be record lows in the area this week.

· Both Summit County Salvation Army locations will serve as drop in center/warming sites Tuesday through Thursday, January 29 through January 31, 2019.  
· Hours for the downtown Akron location, 190 S. Maple Street, south of St. Vincent de Paul Church on West Market Street, will be from 9:00AM to 4:00PM.
· The Barberton location, 560 Wooster Road West, will be open from 9:30AM to 4:00PM.
· Donations of new or clean, gently used winter hats, scarves and gloves in all sizes will be appreciated and accepted at both locations.

 

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Monday, 28 January 2019 10:06

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/28/2019

:17 - It was announced Friday afternoon that the partial government shutdown will cease, at least temporarily. Dr. David Beer, professor of political science at Malone University, recapped what went down and the impact the shutdown has had on the political landscape.

6:50 - Another incident occurred Friday on the local front, as the city of Akron was hit with a cyber attack. Akron mayor Dan Horrigan joined the program to discuss the cyber event, with him believing this attack to be financially motivated.

14:36 - We may see negative digits for a high in the Akron area, so our veterinarian, Dr. Gary Riggs, urges owners to keep their pets inside as much as possible.

22:36 - For more on the government shutdown, Dr. David Cohen called in to talk about the stalemate that continues, even if building a wall may still be on the table.

Time now for our Business of the Week! Ray sat down with Paul Doerr, the owner of Quick Clean Car & Pet Wash in Akron.

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Friday, 25 January 2019 09:12

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/25/2019

:17 - A middle schooler in Barberton brought two unloaded guns to class and was quickly apprehended. Tim Dimoff, president and CEO of SACS Security and Consulting, talked about the importance of “If You See Something, Say Something.”

6:35 - Outfielder AJ Pollock signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers, which could mean two things: LA may be out on Bryce Harper, and Corey Kluber trade talks may heat up. So how cold is the Indians’ hot stove?

12:33 - Our movie guy Scott Wynn stopped by and, well, there’s not much happening at the theaters.

15:04 - A new study shows that eating fried chicken too often could be harmful to one’s health. In other breaking news, water is wet.

21:00 - Earlier this week, Tony interviewed Tom Conti from Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Areas to talk about the ski slopes, skiing conditions, and snow tubing.

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Thursday, 24 January 2019 10:14

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/24/2019

:17 - James Rollins is a best-selling author, and is out with a new book called The Crucible. Ray talked to James about his book, which deals with artificial intelligence and how human nature can respond to it. He also talked about his inspiration for writing his unique style of novels.

6:05 - ESPN dropped a damning piece about Jimmy Haslam’s tenue as owner of the Cleveland Browns. Ray and Tony broke down the piece, which covers Haslam’s first six years at the helm, and how it all turned around with John Dorsey and Baker Mayfield.

23:12 - Sharon Tate would have been 76 today, but it was 50 years ago that she was brutally murdered. Ray and Tony chatted about the Manson murders and the strange subplots that stemmed from it.

30:40 - Next week begins Catholic Schools Week. Ray had Diocese of Cleveland superintendent Dr. Frank O'Linn called into the show to preview the week ahead.

35:12 - Who was your favorite news anchor from yesteryear? Walter Cronkite? Peter Jennings? Dorothy Fuldheim? Ray asked the panel their favorites, and even opened up the phones for listeners.

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Wednesday, 23 January 2019 09:36

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/23/2019

:17 - Since the weekend’s massive snowfall, the side streets (and even some main streets) in Akron appear to be untouched by snow plows. Mayor Dan Horrigan joined the show to explain what is happening, and has said he wants the streets to be cleared before the temperatures drop again.

6:08 - The University of Notre Dame, the Catholic college in South Bend, Indiana, has decided to cover up some Christopher Columbus murals due to protests from social activists. The morning show panel understands the sensitivity of this measure, but stress not to erase history, which isn’t always kind.

16:28 - The Baseball Hall of Fame announced its newest inductees to Cooperstown: Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay, Mike Mussina, and Edgar Martinez. Ray and Tony agree with Rivera and Halladay, but question Mussina and Martinez, who statistically never dominated their respective eras. What about Al Oliver? Tommy John? Jim Kaat?

24:56 - Have you tried online dating, either using a website or an app like Tinder or Bumble? Some single folks are finding out the online dating may not be all sunshine and roses, and the old fashioned way of meeting on the town or through friends can be more successful.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:44

Man Shot, Killed in Akron

Akron Police homicide detectives are investigating a deadly shooting Tuesday night near the intersection of Clark and Black Streets.

The call came in around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday about a man shot. When officers and EMS arrived, they found the 37-year-old victim unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the thorax area.

He was transported to Akron City where he died shortly afterwords, around 10:20 p.m. No ID on the victim yet, but the Summit County Medical Examiner says once next-of-kin is notified they will be providing an update. 

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Thursday, 03 January 2019 16:38

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 1.3.19

Jasen and Bobbi's Thursday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast!
 
They spoke with Akron police chief Ken Ball
 Jeff Lynn on the death of Gene Okurlund 
Akron NCAAP President Judi Hill on new discipline rules for schools 
Joel Leenheer, PGA Pro on the Sentry Tournament of Champions.

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Friday, 14 December 2018 09:38

Ray Horner Podcast - 12/14/2018

:17 - We lost a local legend on Thursday at the age of 79. Don Webster worked at WEWS/Channel 5 for 35 years, hosting the famed shows Upbeat, The Morning Exchange, and Academic Challenge, and was a personable weatherman throughout his tenure. Ray and Tony reflected on Don’s life.

6:07 - So long, Edwin Encarnacion, and so long, parrotheads. Encarnacion and Yandy Diaz got packaged in a three-team trade that ended up bringing back longtime catcher and first baseman Carlos Santana. Is this a blockbuster move? The panel doesn’t think so.

11:29 - Scott Wynn stopped by to chat about the movies opening up, and what’s happening in the world of entertainment. Ralph Breaks the Internet still tops the charts, and there’s a new PG-13 Deadpool flick.

13:47 - We keep things a bit light on Fridays. And speaking of Fridays, let’s talk restaurants, specifically forgotten restaurants from yesteryear. Remember Rax? Bennigan’s? Bob’s Big Boy? Chi-Chi’s? Arthur Treacher’s? Damon’s? Blimpie? York Steak House? Tony Roma’s? All of these were discussed.

27:06 - Dan Flowers called into the program to talk about the Akron-Canton Foodbank and what’s happening around the holidays.

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Thursday, 13 December 2018 09:45

Ray Horner Podcast - 12/13/2018

:17 - Victoria Lorenzen isn’t much different from a normal high school junior, except one major difference: she’s an airplane pilot. Her parents are both pilots, and Akron Public Schools and Firestone CLC has allowed her fulfill her dreams. She spoke of her passion in the studio with Ray.

9:21 - Everyone have their Christmas tree decorated? The panel talked about their trees, either their current ones or trees from their youth. Lots of tinsel, garland, and even bubble lights!

16:24 - Tim Dimoff is the president and CEO of SACS Security, and he talked about how firms like his would help find missing persons.

27:19 - Well, is Corey Kluber heading west or no? Will the Indians be active in free agency? Tribe broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus answered those questions to the best of his ability.

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The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office is still looking for the public's help identifying two of the four victims in Monday morning's deadly crash at Goodyear Boulevard and Kelly Avenue in Akron.

Two of the victims have been ID'ed, according to the report. 29-year-old Colleen Wood from Akron, who was driving the car that hit a wall, and then a pole before bursting into flames.

The front passenger was 29-year-old Alex Jay Lester from Ravenna. Thursday, the M.E.'s office released more of a description of the two victims who were riding in the back seat.

See more below: 

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This is an update regarding the traffic fatality that occurred on 12/3/2018 near the intersection of Goodyear Blvd. and Kelly Ave. in Akron.

Two of the deceased occupants have been positively identified.  They were Colleen A. Wood, a 29 year-old female from Malasia Road in Akron and Alex Jay Lester, a 29 year old male from Merrill Road in Ravenna.

The two back seat passengers are still unidentified.

  1. Caucasian Male

Approximately 5 feet, 11 inches and weighing approximately 228 pounds

Victim appears to be in his twenties or thirties

Victim has a metal plate in his left jaw.

  1. African American Male

Approximately 5 feet, 5 inches and weighing approximately 106 pounds

Victim has a dental bridge on his upper front teeth

Victim appears to be a small framed and slim African American Male, possibly a adolescent.

Anybody with information concerning the unidentified victims are asked to contact the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office at 330-643-2101

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Thursday, 29 November 2018 10:35

Ray Horner Podcast - 11/29/2018

:17 - The news of General Motors closing down regional plants has been tough, especially for folks near Lordstown, Ohio. Senator Sherrod Brown has made his feelings known on this subject, and has appealed to President Donald Trump to get

7:34 - The holidays are stressful enough. It’s worse when scammers are out to rip off consumers on the open market. Tim Dimoff from SACS Security and Consulting shared some tips on how to prevent these scams from occurring.

17:31 - Five burger patties, five hot dogs, five kielbasa, eight chicken strips, eight strips of bacon, cheese, lettuce, and tomato make up the seven-pound, $75 Gridiron Burger at Arizona Cardinals games. Tony thinks he can tackle.

31:42 - About 125,000 children under 18 in Ohio are uninsured. Why is that? Joan Alker from the Center for Children & Families explains.

36:16 - The holidays aren’t just stressful with the wallet or the big box store. It’s also a time when people reminisce over lost loves or family members, and the corresponding grief adds to the stress. Pat Reese from the House of the Lord is here to help.

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 10:22

Ray Horner Podcast - 11/28/2018

:17 - The Ohio State Buckeyes sit at six in the AP Top 25, which makes them on the outside looking in for the college football playoff. Ray thinks the Bucks have a case for the playoff, while Tony believes their loss to Purdue and narrow win over Maryland may have cost them

10:49 - We’re a year and a half from the 50th anniversary of the Kent State shootings, and the folks there want to preserve the memory. Dr. Mindy Farmer from Kent State talked about the Ohio History Connection award the school won in commemoration of the event.

15:31 - My, how things have changed in high school athletics. An offseason once meant an off season, but there are no off days in this world. Dr. Joe Congeni from Akron Children’s Hospital discussed the weight training schools are doing throughout the winter to prepare for sports like track, baseball, and even football.

21:07 - Could the Indians part ways with Trevor Bauer? How about Corey Kluber or Carlos Carrasco? While the window is still open, they may need to, as mentioned here by Ray and Tony.

28:05 - At 10 AM on Saturday, the Joe Siegferth Basketball Classic is happening over at Firestone CLC. Ron Linger, Akron Public Schools’ assistant athletic director, went over the bulk of the games.

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Thursday, 15 November 2018 08:59

Ray Horner Podcast - 11/15/2018

:17 - We’re a week away from Thanksgiving, if you can believe that. Some families deep-fry their turkeys, others cook theirs the tradition way. Tony’s family, however, has picked up a turkey from…..Popeyes Chicken.

10:05 - Who will coach the Cleveland Browns next season? Bruce Arians? Lincoln Riley? Gregg Williams? John Dorsey spoke to the media about the coaching search, and Ray and Tony broke down the Browns at the bye week.

19:05 - Gordon King owns and operates A1 Baseball Glove Repair in Parma, and he has helped refurbish and restring countless old baseball gloves. Gordon also dedicates his time to fixing these gloves for veterans and those in active military duty so they have something to occupy themselves with overseas.

36:28 - The Cleveland Indians and Pittsburgh Pirates completed a five-player trade on Wednesday, which sent utility player Erik Gonzalez to the Steel City. So how will the Tribe look next year with Gonzalez, Michael Brantley, and possible others playing elsewhere?

45:03 - The Mogadore Wildcats are no strangers to the playoffs, and especially playing a team like Kirkland. Head coach Matt Adorni previewed his matchup against the Hornets.

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018 10:46

Ray Horner Podcast - 11/14/2018

:17 - Before prom, a number of students in Wisconsin took a photo where it looked like they gave the camera a Nazi salute. Ray, Jeanne, Steffany, and Tony shared their thoughts on this matter and how parents should approach a situation if one were to come in contact with an individual with radical beliefs.

15:30 - Moving onto some high school football here. Justin Todd is the head football coach at Wadsworth, and his undefeated Grizzlies are set to take on Massillon.

21:47 - Another terrific football program is at Archbishop Hoban. Tim Tyrrell’s Knights keep moving right along, and they will play Shaq Washington's Maple Heights Mustangs this Friday.

26:05 - Long-time coach Jim France from Manchester has his Panthers on a roll, and he previewed his upcoming matchup against Orville.

30:52 - The fires in California rage on, and the devastation is leaving countless people without homes or even towns. Jim McIntyre from the American Red Cross

38:08 - Russ Brode is a lieutenant in the Akron Fire Department, and he talked to Ray and the listeners about the differences between putting out wildfires and regular house and office fires.

45:23 - Finally, Dan Horrigan, the mayor of Akron, called into discuss the continued development in downtown, as well as the uprising of the area’s booming neighborhoods and what will go into the old Rolling Acres land.

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Monday, 12 November 2018 11:04

Ray Horner Podcast - 11/12/2018

:17 - For years, Captain Ernie Stadveg flew over the skies of Akron with his traffic and weather reports, and even had his own fan club, Captain Ernie’s Flying Club. What people may not know is he was an 18-year veteran, serving in both World War II and Korea. Tony Mazur, who’s filling in for Ray, had the pleasure of interviewing him.

22:22 - Colonel Lionel is with Akron Public Schools and helps students get some real-world military experience and education before graduation.

30:06 - Each Monday morning, our veterinarian Dr. Gary Riggs joins us to take your questions. Since the Browns beat the Falcons on Sunday, Tony asked Dr. Riggs about falcons and how they’re a success story in returning to their habitats. They also discussed seizures that can occur in pets and what to do.

40:00 - Also on Mondays, we present our Business of the Week! Today we put a spotlight on OGS Industries in Akron, and VP Tom Bader discussed the history of the company that his father started in 1959, and all that’s under the umbrella of OGS.

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Tuesday, 06 November 2018 10:19

Ray Horner Podcast - 11/6/2018

:17 - It’s election day! We covered the most crucial and series topic of our time: is a hot dog a sandwich?

3:46 - We had the Browns covered for you, as well. Our Browns guy, Fred Greetham from the Orange & Brown Report, talked about Gregg Williams’s first game as interim head coach, and how the team looks as they take on the Atlanta Falcons before the bye week.

12:42 - In this sports-heavy show, Ray talked Tribe with broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus. The GM meetings are going on in Major League Baseball, and Rosey discussed the state of the Indians, including the reports of possible trades of core players.

31:52 - The East Dragons are 9-2 on the season, and they’re set to take on Canfield this week. Head coach Marques Hayes talked about his strong football team.

35:14 - We head to Mogodore to talk to head coach Matt Adorni. The Wildcats are 10-1 on the season and they are set to take on McDonald.

39:15 - Speaking of “futbol,” Ray heads north to Richfield as he chats with boys soccer coach Nick DePompei and his Minutemen.

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Monday, 05 November 2018 11:00

Ray Horner Podcast - 11/5/2018

:17 - After a whirlwind week, the Cleveland Browns were back on the field and surprised no one with a 37-21 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Ray and Tony broke down how they viewed the contest, which had a slightly better offensive scheme.

7:07 - Our veterinarian Dr. Gary Riggs stopped by, as he typically does on Mondays, to answer questions on your pets. Some of those questions revolved around flea medication, annual shots, and what happens if and when your pet gets into some candy.

20:27 - During our Question of the Day segment, the topic of what are the busiest airports during the holiday season was broached. The panel discussed some of their favorite airports to fly into, and some of the places to avoid if possible.

32:05 - Time now for our Business of the Week! Scheeser Buckley & Mayfield in Green is an engineering firm, and Jim Eckman, the president, talked about the company.

41:54 - Coming up on November 12th at the Funny Stop Comedy Club is the 7th annual Suicide Prevention Benefit. Shawn Boyd started this event back in 2011 following the suicide of a friend, and he’s been raising money and awareness ever since. Shawn is performing that night, as well as our own Tony Mazur.

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Friday, 02 November 2018 09:31

Ray Horner Podcast - 11/2/2018

:17 - Remember, if you aren’t fully digital at home, this is the weekend we “fall back” with the time change. The panel opened Friday’s show talking about sleep, or lack thereof, and how they’re able to cope with their schedules.

10:52 - Akron Children’s Hospital has had Bill Considine in charge for 40 years, but that all changed this week. Grace Wakulchik is the new president and CEO at the hospital, and she talked to Ray about being prepared for the transition.

15:25 - Tammy Pescatelli got her start in standup at Hilarities Comedy Club in Cuyahoga Falls. Well, Hilarities has now become the Funny Stop, but she hasn’t forgotten her roots. She’s performing there this weekend, and being a Northeast Ohioan, she shared her thoughts on the Cleveland Browns.

22:20 - The world of comic books makes its way to Goodyear Hall this weekend. Michael Savene from the Akron Comicon joined Ray to give comic book enthusiasts some great access to the creators and exhibits.

25:50 - With Christmas around the corner and folks going shopping soon, our golf pro Dan Dauk talked about new clubs and equipment, especially for seniors hitting the links.

32:35 - Time to head to the front row with WQMX’s Scott Wynn. The big movie released this weekend is Bohemian Rhapsody, the new biopic on Freddie Mercury and Queen.

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Thursday, 01 November 2018 10:22

Ray Horner Podcast - 11/1/2018

:17 - Bill Considine has been the head of Akron Children’s Hospital for 40 years, and though he’ll keep an emeritus title, he is stepping down. He talked to Ray about his time as CEO and the legacy he’ll leave behind, keeping it in good hands for Grace Wakulchik (who’ll join us tomorrow).

12:02 - A week before the election, the topic of birthright citizenship has been a divisive one, especially with the caravan headed towards the US border. Immigration attorney Farhad Sethna calls in to talk about the executive branch’s role here and how the laws could or could not be changed.

23:07 - Remember to “fall back” this weekend, as we turn our clocks back and get an extra hour of sleep. For many, the time change doesn’t affect us, but others have a real problem adjusting. Dr. Rajesh Tampi from Akron General talks about seasonal depression and how to properly cope.

30:31 - This podcast was recorded on November 1st. If you live in Akron, there are not only still leaves on the trees, but many are still green! Our master gardener Jeanne Poremski gave us a little insight and even took some phone questions.

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Wednesday, 31 October 2018 10:11

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/31/2018

:17 - A local invention is looking to change the way seniors can get in and out of cars. It’s called Slide N Ride, and it will be available for purchase at Acme Fresh Markets. Slide N Ride got some help from students at Archbishop Hoban, and the inventor and students talked about their process in studio.

16:15 - Speaking of Hoban, the Knights continue to be one of the best football programs in the state, headed by coach Tim Tyrrell. He talked to Ray about his upcoming matchup against Mayfield.

22:56 - Julie Barnes from Summit County Children Services called into the show less than a week before the election to discuss Issue 8. For the first time in three decades, there is a levy renewal, and she discussed it.

27:04 - The 7-3 Manchester Panthers are set to take on Sandy Valley on Friday. Jim France talked to Ray about his program.

32:37 - Dr . Joe Congeni stopped by to talk about Kevin Love and his toe injury that may sideline him for over a month.

41:37 - Time now for the Academic Exam, brought to you by the Akron-Summit County Public Library. Today, Hannah and Cara from Barberton High School faced off.

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Tuesday, 30 October 2018 10:14

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/30/2018

:17 - We’re now a week away from the midterm elections, which, in Ohio, include the governor race. Current attorney general Mike DeWine called into the show to discuss his campaign and his platforms leading up to election day.

11:27 - Not long after we got off the air yesterday, the Cleveland Browns said goodbye to head coach Hue Jackson and, eventually, OC Todd Haley. DC Gregg Williams is the interim head coach with the understanding that the Browns will be on the search for a head coach soon.

17:45 - It started as an interim position, but it was made permanent on Monday, as Dr. Cliff Deveny is now the president and CEO of Summa Health Systems. The Akron native talked to Ray about his tenure so far and what he foresees down the road.

24:01 - The Wadsworth football team is undefeated on the season, but have a big game against Wooster on the horizon. Justin Todd, the head coach, talked about his Grizzlies.

29:36 - Speaking of undefeated teams, Barberton has been trudging through their opponents this season. Head coach Tony Gotto talked about his Magics and their upcoming games against Tri-Valley.

34:09 - Back to the Browns. Fred Greetham from the Orange & Brown Report was in Berea for the bloodbath at Browns camp and he shared what he knows and has heard.

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Monday, 29 October 2018 12:15

Summa Names Dr. Cliff Deveny President, CEO

(Summe Health) – The Summa Health Board of Directors today announced that Cliff Deveny, MD, has been named president and CEO. Dr. Deveny rejoined Summa in March of 2017 as interim president and CEO.

Since returning to Summa, Dr. Deveny has been instrumental in guiding the turnaround of the health system, both culturally and financially. Through August of 2018, the organization experienced an operating margin of $17.5 million. This reflects a turnaround of more than $50M in operating income improvement, when compared to the same time period in 2017.

“Dr. Deveny has done an outstanding job of transforming our culture,” said Anthony Lockhart, chair of the Summa Health Board of Directors. “As a graduate of Firestone High School and a longtime member of the Summa family, he clearly understands the communities we serve and the importance of a positive, thriving workplace environment. His collaborative style, coupled with his deep understanding of our vision for population health, makes him the perfect choice to serve during this vitally important time as we search for a potential partner and solidify our future.”

“Returning to Summa has been a gratifying experience and a tremendous honor,” said Dr. Deveny. “Working in partnership with the board of directors, Summa’s leadership team, the medical staff and our dedicated employees across the organization, we have made tremendous improvements in the delivery of care. This is a time of great opportunity and I look forward to continuing my work as president and CEO to ensure the very best care for the people of our community, now and well into the future.”

Dr. Deveny’s leadership also has resulted in many other successes. These include continued improvement in engagement with employees and physicians; innovative and meaningful approaches to those struggling with opioid addiction; increased treatment options for patients; ongoing investments and enhancements in the Barberton and Akron campuses; and a 4.5-star rating for SummaCare’s Medicare Advantage plans.

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Monday, 29 October 2018 10:42

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/29/2018

:17 - Over the weekend, a Cleveland sports team fired their head coach. Spoiler alert: it wasn’t the football team. The Cavaliers said goodbye to Tyronn Lue. So what’s the plan next for the Cavs? Is there a plan at all?

8:10 - Each month, Dr. Tim Brown from Akron General comes by the studio to take your questions on various medical issues. Today’s topic revolved around psoriasis and its warning signs and prevention.

17:39 - Today is National Cat Day! What luck, because our veterinarian Dr. Gary Riggs stopped by to talk all things feline.

29:04 - Dana Addis is the superintendent of Norton schools, and he called in to discuss a ballot issue leading up to the election. Addis made no bones about it with his plea: Norton schools are running out of money.

37:56 - Over the weekend in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, a shooting took place in a synagogue leaving several Jewish members dead. It’s been a difficult couple of days, and David Cook, CEO of the Jewish Community Board of Akron, touched on the sentiments inside the Jewish community.

43:40 - Now time for our Business of the Week, which is the law firm of Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs. This segment is brought to you by HEARINC. and TLC Catering.

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Friday, 26 October 2018 09:30

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/26/2018

17 - The Cleveland Cavaliers, who are 0-5 on the young season, are trending in the wrong direction. Is it too soon to push the panic button? Is Kevin Love a keeper for the future? What about Collin Sexton? If there’s a silver lining here, it’s that tickets will be dirt cheap for the fans.

12:56 - Comedian Chad Zumock is back at the Funny Stop in Cuyahoga Falls this weekend. The comic from Kent is also a big Cleveland sports fan, so he shared his thoughts on the Cavs and Browns.

16:26 - It seems the Megyn Kelly experiment at NBC has come to an end due to the controversy over her comments on blackface Halloween costumes. Ray, Tony, and Jeanne touched on the situation.

19:33 - It’s Friday, and it’s time for our Final Exam! Play along with the panel and see how you did!

25:42 - The Browns have a divisional game against the Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend, a team they tied with in Week 1. Ben Thomas, host of WAKR’s Full Throttle Football, broke down matchup.

30:29 - Halloween continues to be a big draw at the box office. WQMX morning man Scott Wynn is also our movie guy, and he mentioned what’s opening, what he’s seen, and what’s coming to DVD and streaming services.

33:05 - Looking to hit the links one more time before the winter weather arrives? Our morning show golf pro Dan Dauk discussed the differences in playing in the fall as opposed to the spring and summer.

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018 11:08

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/23/2018

:17 - October 23, 2001 was the day the iPod was first announced, so today is iPod Day. Does anyone still use one of them? And what are some other technological devices that have either been phased out over time, like the pager or the PalmPilot? Remember LaserDisc? Ray and Tony talked about all of these.

17:08 - The Browns, whether they pretend otherwise, have problems within the coaching staff. On Monday, Hue Jackson says he won’t take over the playcalling from OC Todd Haley, but that’s a different tone than what he had after Sunday’s game. Fred Greetham from the Orange & Brown Report came on to interpret and break down what’s happening.

26:17 - Remember the Pacer? The Pinto? The original Honda Civic? We mentioned some old ugly cars from yesteryear on the program.

39:25 - The 8-1 East Dragons have a big game against Buchtel this Friday. Dragons head coach Marques Hayes joined Ray to preview the matchup and look back on their season so far.

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Monday, 22 October 2018 17:30

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 10.22.18

Sam and Brad broke down the losses by a couple of our teams 21 seconds in, the guys spoke with "The Voice of the Buckeyes" Paul Keels to talk about the Buckeyes' loss to the Boilermakers.

12:53 the guys spoke with Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle Telegram and BrownsZone.com to talk about the Browns' loss to the Bucs. 

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018 16:22

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 10.16.18

NBA insider Sam Amico of AmicoHoops.net joined the Sam and Brad Show in studio to talk NBA and Cavaliers ahead of the 2018-19 season.

 The Cavaliers open up the season Wednesday against the Toronto Raptors. 

Sam and Brad also caught up with Zips head football coach Terry Bowden to talk about the Wagon Wheel game against Kent 19 seconds into the podcast.  Also at the 5:04 mark Browns radio network analyst Doug Dieken weighed in on the Browns' season thus far.

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018 11:09

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/16/2018

:17 - One of the big talking points in Akron these last few weeks has been a proposed ordinance to fine and even jail residents who have incessant barking dogs. Well, city council shot down Russ Neal’s proposal, and he joined Ray to discuss what’s next.

10:17 - Time now for our Academic Exam, sponsored by the Akron-Summit County Public Library. Matt and Katelyn from East Community Learning Center squared off a day earlier than normal, as we’re live at Goodyear Hall tomorrow.

23:00 - The devastation continues in the gulf of Florida, as the panhandle looks to rebuild what was torn up from Michael. The tornado-like winds damaged the power structure and grids need to be rebuilt. Mark Durbin from FirstEnergy gave us some education on what needs to be done.

30:52 - The Browns came out flat in Sunday’s contest against the Los Angeles Chargers. What needs to be done to rectify both sides of the ball to get back to .500? Fred Greetham from the Orange & Brown Report gave his thoughts on the game and looked ahead to Sunday in Tampa.

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Monday, 15 October 2018 17:26

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 10.15.18

20 seconds in Sam and Brad dive into the Massillon win over Sun Valley (PA) 101-6.

6:28 Tom in Salem offers his thoughts on the matter with the Tigers.

8:14 Joe Scalzo of the Canton Repository joined in to talk about his thoughts on last Friday's game and his article he wrote in the Canton Rep.

19:42 Voice of the Browns Jim Donovan also joined in to offer his take on the Browns' loss to the Chargers ar FirstEnergy Stadium.

 

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Monday, 15 October 2018 09:36

Gas Prices Falling in Akron

Gas prices in Akron are down nearly 12 cents over the past week, averaging out at $2.60 per gallon of regular unleaded, as of Sunday night. That's 9 cents less than the Cleveland area, and 8 cents below the statewide average.

Patrick DeHaan with GasBuddy.com says that the Great Lakes states are reaping the most benefits of the recent drop in oil prices as the area has seen the largest drop in the price at the pump.

See the full press release from GasBuddy.com below:

Gasoline prices in Akron have fallen 11.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.60/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 372 stations in Akron. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.6 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.88/g, according to GasBuddy.

Average gasoline prices on October 15 in Akron have ranged widely over the last five years:
$2.32/g in 2017, $2.15/g in 2016, $2.37/g in 2015, $3.10/g in 2014 and $3.34/g in 2013. 

Including the change locally during the past week, prices yesterday were 28.1 cents per gallon higher than a year ago and are 14.1 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has increased 2.6 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 42.5 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

Areas near Akron and their current gas price climate:
Cleveland- $2.69/g, down 12.0 cents per gallon from last week's $2.81/g.
Pittsburgh- $3.13/g, down 1 cent per gallon from last week's $3.14/g.
Ohio- $2.68/g, down 11.0 cents per gallon from last week's $2.79/g.

"The last week has seen a flurry of events to keep an eye on, while the recent drop in oil prices materialized at pumps across the country, but no where have the declines been as large as Great Lakes states," said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "Great Lakes states have wreaked havoc on the national average, sending it down considerably as stations there have passed along the recent drop in oil prices relatively quickly. However, while Great Lakes motorists were seeing lower prices, average prices along the West Coast, mainly in Washington and Oregon, have started to jump after a natural gas pipeline explosion last week pushed some refineries to close. In addition, events in Saudi Arabia bear monitoring as the West claims the Kingdom is behind the disappearance of a Washington Post journalist and could rile tensions between the world's largest oil consumer and one of the world's largest oil producers. I believe gas prices in most areas East of the Rockies will drift lower, but keep an eye out on these new developments. I don't know that I've ever seen autumn so rife with possible volatility at the pump as we're seeing now."

For LIVE fuel price averages, visit http://FuelInsights.GasBuddy.com

About GasBuddy
GasBuddy is the technology company changing the way more than 75 million consumers find, purchase, and save money on gasoline. Founded in 2000, the original GasBuddy website was a pioneer in crowd-sourced information, leveraging technology, big data, and a passionate community that now connects more than 70 million users with real-time, accurate fuel pricing information as well as reliable reviews of gas station amenities and services. The app and website have the most accurate and real-time fuel prices at over 140,000 unique stations in the United States, Canada, and Australia and is the most comprehensive money-saving companion while on the road. GasBuddy is available on all mobile platforms. For more information, visit www.gasbuddy.com.

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