Wednesday, 20 March 2019 19:55

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 03/20/19

On this Wednesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys question if LeBron James will make it all four years in Los Angeles, as well as his value compared to Duke phenom Zion Williamson (00:21). Charles Davis of Fox Sports chats with the guys about the Browns and the NFL (20:04), and Clark Kellogg of CBS Sports gives his take on the upcoming NCAA Tournament (34:38).

 

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Wednesday, 13 March 2019 18:40

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 03/13/19

On this Wednesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys discuss the Browns acquisition of star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and the hype for next season with WKYC's Bud Shaw (00:21) and Bleacher Report's Brent Sobleski (14:49). University of Akron basketball coach John Groce also stopped by to talk about the Zips' upcoming showdown with Buffalo in the MAC Tournament (27:40).

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Monday, 11 March 2019 19:00

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 03/11/19

On this Monday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys debate the NBA's greatest of all time with USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt (00:21), and Chip Patterson of the CBS Sports Network breaks down the college basketball landscape as we get closer to the NCAA Tournament (14:54).

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Wednesday, 06 March 2019 18:41

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 03/06/19

On this Wednesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys catch up with head basketball coaches Dru Joyce II (STVSM, 00:21) and Mark Fisher (Ellet, 06:40) as their two teams prepare to square off. Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian chats with the guys about some of the top prospects from the NFL Combine and what implications the combine has on this year's draft (13:01).

 

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Wednesday, 27 February 2019 18:58

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 02/27/19

On this Wednesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys catch up with the Akron RubberDucks' Adam Liberman to discuss the team's "signing" of Bryce Harper to a 330 million duck bills contract(00:20). Brian Dulik of the Medina Gazette and Associated Press stops by to talk with the guys about all things in area sports (05:42), and Paul Keels of the IMG Sports Network talks with the guys about the Ohio State Buckeyes following their big win over #22 Iowa(16:41).

 

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Tuesday, 26 February 2019 19:45

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 02/26/19

On this Tuesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys catch up with CBS Sports college basketball analyst Pete Gillen (00:21), talk Browns with Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle Telegram and BrownsZone.com (9:37), and take a look at some new, unique snacks and drinks (18:09).

 

 

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Friday, 22 February 2019 20:15

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 02/22/19

On this Feel Good Friday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys discuss the charges facing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft (00:21), catch up with Canton McKinley boys basketball coach Andy Vlajkovich (Coach V) (8:54), and talk with Mount Union basketball coach Mike Fuline as his team prepares to compete for the OAC Championship (18:32).

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019 19:28

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 02/20/19

On this Wednesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys discuss the scandal involving former NBA official Tim Donaghy (00:21) and talk with ESPN The Magazine's Scott Eden about his article on the scandal (14:48). Later in the show, Phil Mickelson's calves were also discussed (26:22).

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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 21:08

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 02.06.19

In this jam-packed Wednesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys caught up with ESPN's Hannah Storm, who is serving as the emcee of the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards (00:21). Indians General Manager MIke Chernoff talked about the Tribe's offseason with the guys (29:09), Coach Dru Joyce II spoke on the matchup between St. Vincent St. Mary and Hoban (45:02), and Jake Parsons talks becoming the new head football coach at Copley(1:00:39).

All this in addition to catching up with local football players who will be continuing their careers at the college level:
Tre Tucker (13:36), Gavin Krska (17:03), Zach Rankin (22:48), Tyris Dickerson (51:17), and Xavier Grey(1:07:45).

 

 

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Thursday, 31 January 2019 18:50

The Sam and Brad Show Podcast 1.31.19

On this Three Question Thursday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, WAKR's own Jasen Sokol joins the guys to wonder if they would be willing to spend a weekend in jail for a future Browns Super Bowl (00:20), Sam Amico from AmicoHoops.net talks about trade rumors surrounding Anthony Davis (04:34), and Kevin Simkins of NFL Films dishes about the Super Bowl and the Browns (16:42).

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Monday, 07 January 2019 18:47

The Sam and Brad Show Podcast 1.7.19

On this Monday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys talk everything NFL with Jason Cole of FanSided.com (00:21) and Nate Ulrich from the Akron Beacon Journal about the Browns head coaching search (19:33).

 

 

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Wednesday, 26 December 2018 18:36

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 12.26.18

On the Wednesday edition of The Sam and Brad Show, the guys (Brad Russell and Ben Thomas) discuss the Browns with Jim Donovan (00:21) and weigh the pros and cons of keeping Gregg Williams as the Browns head coach (15:46).

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Wednesday, 05 July 2017 15:16

AUDIO Terry Pluto Discusses Indians, Kluber

Terry Pluto from the Cleveland Plain Dealer spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday afternoon to talk Indians as they lost to the Padres last night 1-0 despite a great pitching performance from Corey Kluber.

 

Pluto also discussed the Cavaliers' ongoing search for a GM.

The full interview can be heard right here.

 

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 10:51

AUDIO Indians, Fans Pumped For Opener

Cleveland Indians Communications Coordinator Joel Hammond joined Jasen Sokol live from Booth 6 in Progressive Field to talk about the festivities going on during Opening Day today at Progressive Field as the Indians take on the Chicago White Sox.

 

Director of Merchandising Karen Fox also joined Booth 6 to shed some light on what new Tribe gear will be available at the Indians' Team Shop this season.

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Tuesday, 04 April 2017 15:16

AUDIO Quality Win For Tribe Over Rangers

Al Pawlowski, host of Indians Live on SportsTime Ohio joined Sam and Brad Tuesday to discuss the Cleveland Indians' win over the Rangers on Opening Day.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Sam and Brad spoke with Campy Russell after the Cavaliers' overtime win Sunday over the Indiana Pacers. The Cavs are wrapping up the regular season and will take on the Orlando Magic on Tuesday.

 

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Chip Patterson, CBS Sports College Basketball Writer spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of the game between the Gonzaga Bulldogs and North Carolina Tar Heels.

Sam and Brad  are broadcasting live from the Gridiron Bar and Grille ahead of the NCAA Championship Game and Opening Day for the Cleveland Indians.

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Thursday, 30 March 2017 15:16

AUDIO Michael DeCourcy Discusses Final Four

College Basketball Writer Michael DeCourcy of the Sporting News spoke with Sam and Brad Thursday to talk about the "fresh blood" in the Final Four this coming weekend.

 

The full interview can be heard below.

This year's Final Four are Oregon, Gonzaga, North Carolina, and South Carolina. 

 

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Tim Debevec, the head coach of the Jackson Polar Bears spoke with Sam and Brad Monday after their state championship clinching win over Moeller 39-38 in Columbus.

 

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Brad Russell was joined by NFL veteran, 3-time Pro Bowler Josh Cribbs, who announced his retirement from the league earlier in the week, thanking the Cleveland Browns and their fans.

Cribbs was undrafted out of Kent State and played with the Browns from 2005-2012.

 For the video link to Cribbs' announcement, click here.

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Friday, 24 March 2017 15:50

AUDIO Rubberducks Inch Closer To Opener

With the Opening Night for the Akron Rubberducks just 12 nights away, many people will be making their way to Canal Park for some great baseball fun.

Adam Liberman, Director of Public and Media Relations for the Rubberducks joined Brad Russell on a Friday.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Sam, Brad, and Justin got in on a "Pick 3 Thursday" edition of the Wager of the Day.

 

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Thursday, 23 March 2017 17:13

AUDIO Know Your Prospect: Mike Williams

Today's edition of Know Your Prospect takes us to South Carolina where we meet coach Chris Carter from Edisto HS.

He coached former Clemson standout Mike Williams at Lake Marion HS in the Palmetto State.

Here's what Coach had to say about Mike with Sam and Brad on Thursday.

 

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Sam and Brad spoke with Cleveland Cavaliers beat writer Rick Noland to talk about the Cavaliers' tough loss to the Denver Nuggets last night.

 

For the full interview, click here.

The Cavaliers play the Charlotte Hornets Friday.

 

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Sam and Brad, along with Justin McKinney got in on the Wednesday Wager of the Day, as they picked the Nuggets and Cavaliers tonight as well as some select NIT games.

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017 19:23

AUDIO Jackson Ready For Columbus, St. Ed's.

Jackson High boys basketball coach Tim Debevec spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday live from the Wingstop in Wallhaven as the Polar Bears prepare for Lakewood St. Edward's later on this week in Columbus.

 

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Sports Time Ohio In-Game reporter Andre Knott spoke with Sam Bourquin Tuesday to talk about the health of the Cleveland Indians and the return of Michael Brantley to the lineup yesterday against the Dodgers.

 

For the full interview click here.

 

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Actor and Canton native Bruno Gunn came on Monday to the Sam and Brad Show to talk about a special event coming to the Canton Civic Center.

The 25th annual Celebrity Cuisine is Tuesday night from 5:30pm-8pm, with tickets being just $30 at the door.  The event is hosted by Community Harvest and the Tri-County Restaurant Association and Atlantic Foods.

For more information, click here.

For more with Bruno and Faith, listen below.

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Monday, 20 March 2017 18:34

AUDIO Wager Of The Day Monday

Sam and Justin got in on a "Vending Machine Monday" edition of the Wager of the Day on the Sam and Brad Show.

The guys wagered on the NIT games tonight, Mike from Cuyahoga Falls joined in on the fun as well!

You can join in the fun as well by listening to the Wager of the Day every Monday-Friday at 5:25pm on 1590 WAKR.

  

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The University of Akron Zips will be taking on the Mavericks of U.T. Arlington for a second round NIT matchup in Texas.

Assistant coach Kevin Byrne of the UA basketball team spoke with Sam and Brad Monday to talk about the team, their journey on the road, and what they're looking for in the Mavericks tonight. 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Ken Pomeroy from KenPom.com joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to talk NCAA Tournament and who could make some noise in the Sweet 16 starting Thursday.

 

For more, go to Kenpom.com

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The NBA is none to happy about the Cavs' Big Three taking a rest day against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.

Cavs beat writer Joe Gabriele from Cavs.com joined Sam and Brad Monday to discuss the issue.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Friday, 17 March 2017 17:54

AUDIO UA, Dambrot Ready For Mavericks

University of Akron Zips head basketball coach Keith Dambrot spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the win over Houston in the first round of the NIT.

The Zips will play the Mavericks of UT Arlington on Monday at 8pm in Texas.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Tim Debevec, head coach of the Jackson Polar Bears boys' basketball team caught up with Sam and Brad on a Feel Good Friday to talk about his team's 80-59 win over Medina.

 

The Polar Bears advance to the Regional Final to take on Toledo St. John.

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Former St. Joseph's standout, Ohio State Buckeye, and current broadcaster for CBS Sports Clark Kellogg joined the Sam and Brad Show Thursday to discuss what he's seen so far in the NCAA Tournament.

 

For the full interview with Clark, click here.

 

 

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Former Kent State guard Trevor Huffman joined the Sam and Brad Show Thursday to talk about his memories of playing in the NCAA Tournament including their run in the 2002 tournament, including an Elite Eight berth.

He says he's glad to see his alma mater back in the tournament.

"I'm really excited we're back in the tournament," he said. "Those guys worked really hard."

 

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Chip Patterson, CBS Sports College Basketball Writer joined the Sam and Brad Show Thursday on the first day of the NCAA Tournament to talk about the madness that is March.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 18:08

AUDIO Sam & Brad Wager Of The Day Tuesday

Today's Sam and Brad Wager of the Day centers around college hoops in both the NCAA Tournament and the NIT as well as the Cavs/Pistons Game.

Sam's taking the Pistons plus 7 1/2, Brad is taking the Cavaliers minus 7 1/2.  Listen to see what else the fellas are wagering on for a Tuesday!

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Local author Matt Lupica spoke with Sam and Brad Tuesday to talk about his new book, The Baseball Stadium Insider to talk about some of the unique traits of all the Major League ballparks.

 

The full interview with Matt, Sam, and Brad can be heard right here.

 

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Kent State has punched their ticket to the NCAA Tournament and will take on UCLA in the first round Friday in Sacramento, CA.

Rob Senderoff, head coach of the men's team talked about the victory over Akron in the MAC Tournament and what challenges lie ahead with the Bruins.

 

The full interview can be heard here. 

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Monday, 13 March 2017 17:38

AUDIO Sam & Brad Wager Of The Day Monday

Sam, Brad, and Justin got in on the Wager of the Day for Monday. Today is a "Vending Machine Monday" and the winner will get to pick three items out of the vending machine here at the Akron Radio Center.

The games the fellas will be wagering on tonight are the Atlanta Hawks and the San Antonio Spurs, as well as the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers and in the NHL, the games of choice are the Columbus Blue Jackets taking on the Philadelphia Flyers, and the Pittsburgh Penguins facing off against the Calgary Flames.

 Who Wins? We shall find out Tuesday! 

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Sports Columnist Brian Dulik from the Medina Gazette spoke with Sam and Brad Monday to talk about the Browns' free agency moves as of late.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Monday, 13 March 2017 16:11

AUDIO Mike DeCourcy Breaks Down Brackets

College Basketball writer Mike DeCourcy from the Sporting News and studio analyst for the Big Ten Network joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to break down the brackets in the upcoming NCAA Tournament.

 

The full interview with Mike can be heard here. 

 

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Monday, 13 March 2017 15:22

AUDIO Allbright: Browns Won Free Agency

Benjamin Allbright joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to talk about the Browns' picking up some key free agents as of late and landing some additional draft picks.

Allbright's work can be heard on Yahoo! Fox Sports, and ESPN.  He is also a host on AM 1340 and 104.7FM in the Denver/ Boulder area.

He likes what the Browns are doing in terms of building the offensive line with additions such as Kevin Zeitlrer, and JC Tretter.

 

For the full interview, click here. 

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Thursday, 09 March 2017 16:05

AUDIO STVM Advances In Tournament

Dru Joyce II, the head coach of the STVM Fighting Irish joined the Sam and Brad Show Thursday to talk about the win last night over Alliance 91-54.

 

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Former Ohio State point guard and Canton McKinley Bulldog and current color analyst for men's basketball on the Ohio State -IMG Sports Network Ron Stokes joined Sam and Brad Wednesday to talk about the Buckeyes' upcoming game against Rutgers tonight in the Big 10 Tournament.

 

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Wednesday, 08 March 2017 15:15

AUDIO Zac Jackson Talks NFL, Browns

Zac Jackson from Pro Football Talk.com joined the Sam and Brad Show Wednesday to talk about the best course of action for the Cleveland Browns at the quarterback position.

 

Jackson will be covering the Cleveland Browns for The Athletic moving forward, joining the likes of other talented veteran sports writers, such as Jason Lloyd, who covers the Cavaliers.

Here's part two of Zac Jackson discussing NFL free agency, and where Browns WR Terrelle Pryor might be.

 

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NBA.com and NBA TV's Lang Whitaker spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday to talk about the calm before the storm as the NBA Trade Deadline looms Thursday at 4pm Eastern.

He says if anyone's positioned themselves to make a big move,  it's the Boston Celtics, who could be in play for Indiana's Paul George.

As far as our hometown Cleveland Cavaliers,  Iman Shumpert could be on the move, but Lang says they need all their parts for another run at the Larry O'Brien Trophy.

  

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Monday, 13 February 2017 17:08

AUDIO Joe Horrigan Talks Pro Football HOF

The Pro Football Hall of Fame's Executive Director Joe Horrigan spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell Monday afternoon.

 Joe spoke a little bit about this year's Class of 2017 and a little bit about what goes into the selection process.

For the full interview, click here.

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