Thursday, 18 October 2018 18:02

Sam And Brad Show Podcast 10.18.18

Sam and Brad got into the Thursday edition of the podcast with Sam and Brad talking scary movies ahead of Halloween.

Ross Benjamin picked games against the spread in college and pro footbal for entertainment purposes only,

John Michael the Radio Voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers joined the show to talk about the debut and the next game against the Timberwolves.

 

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Monday, 15 October 2018 10:42

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/15/2018

:17 - Ray and the morning gang kicked off Monday’s show with some pleasant news. Tony Mazur, the show’s producer, got engaged over the weekend!

10:00 - Green mayor Gerard Neugebauer stopped by the studio to provide an update on the Nexus pipeline. As of late last week, gas is now flowing through the pipe.

16:58 - We are now less than a month away before the midterms. Will the Republican Party maintain the governorship in Ohio with Mike DeWine, or will Richard Cordray swing the pendulum back to the Democrats? And how about the sizable lead Sherrod Brown has in the senate over Jim Renacci? Dr. David Beer from Malone University previews what may occur leading up to the election.

26:05 - It’s been a few days and the storm has settled a bit, but Hurricane/Tropical Storm Michael has devastated parts of the Florida Panhandle. Jim McIntyre from the American Red Cross provided an update.

33:05 - Time now for our Business of the Week! This week, we head over to Fairlawn and visit with Wells Trecaso Financial Group. Doug Wells and Ralph Trecaso talked about their business, which has been around since the early 1990s.

42:48 - The Cavs open their season on Wednesday, and the voice of the team, John Michael, previewed what to expect. Michael believes players like Jordan Clarkson and Rodney Hood will have significant expanded roles now that LeBron took his talents to Los Angeles.

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Thursday, 04 October 2018 09:49

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/4/2018

Ray began Thursday’s show talking about James A. Garfield, the 20th president of the United States. Specifically, the mysterious and preventable death surrounding President Garfield, and how “Ignorance is Bliss."

Each Thursday morning during the non-winter months, our master gardener Jeanne Poremski drops by to answer your gardening questions.

It should be an interesting season for the Cleveland Cavaliers for a variety of reasons. John Michael, the voice of the Cavs, stopped by and discussed a few of those reasons.

In a sports-heavy show today, Brian Dulik from the Medina Gazette joined the show to preview the Indians in the ALDS, the Cavs season ahead, and the Browns a quarter of the way through the season.

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It’s over. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ strange season, filled with highs and lows, came to a close Friday night with a four-game sweep by the Golden State Warriors.

John Michael, the voice of the Cavs, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to reflect on the season that was, including the team before the trades, the team after, and how they were able to keep it together to make it to their fourth-consecutive NBA Finals.

As far as the team going forward, Michael believes this all hinges on the decision from LeBron James. Regardless of if LeBron stays or goes, the voice of the Cavs believes the squad will have a “vastly different look.”

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For the fourth-straight year since LeBron James has returned from South Beach, the Cleveland Cavaliers are embarking on another playoff run.

John Michael, the radio voice of the Cavs, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to preview the playoffs and the team’s opponent. Michael says the rotations and matchups will depend on their opponent, and regardless, Tyronn Lue will typically rotate nine players in the game. The final game of the season will mark the first time in LeBron’s career he will have played in all 82 contests, and Michael made a case for him being the MVP.

The Cavs’ voice also talked about other potential foes in the Eastern Conference, including young and hungry teams such as the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers.

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After six seasons, four all-star game appearances, three NBA Finals visits, and one championship, Kyrie Irving is now a member of the Boston Celtics.

John Michael, the play-by-play voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers, talked to the Ray Horner Morning Show about the Irving trade, with brought Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, and a future first round draft pick to town. Michael talked about the value the Cavs received from the pick, in that it addresses the need for another scoring point guard, a solid defender, and a pick for the future.

The voice of the Cavs also shared his thoughts on the falling out between Irving and LeBron James, how that relationship was beyond repair and needed a fix. Michael also addressed rumors on a potential buyout for Dwayne Wade with the Chicago Bulls, with many believing the aging shooting guard would head to Cleveland.

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 09:45

AUDIO: John Michael On Cavs GM Search

Exactly one year after the Cleveland Cavaliers hoisted up the Larry O’Brien trophy, the Cleveland Cavaliers are on the lookout for a new general manager. David Griffin, the now-former GM of the Cavs, has parted ways with the organization, eleven days before his contract was to expire.

What is next? Who is next? Why did this happen? John Michael, the radio voice of the Cavs, answered some of those questions on the Ray Horner Morning Show. Michael admitted the timing of this parting of ways was a bit puzzling, since the NBA Draft and free agency are right around the corner. As far as a replacement, Michael believes a new GM could be named “sooner rather than later.”

Back to Griffin, Michael felt the former Cavs executive was a “player’s GM” who stressed team chemistry. Griffin helped transform the team in just three short years through the acquisitions of JR Smith, Iman Shumpert, Timofey Mozgov, and others. Michael also thought Griffin did a good job based on the little flexibility the team had.

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017 09:56

AUDIO: John Michael Previews Cavs Second Half

The Cleveland Cavaliers are at the halfway point in the season. Technically, they are more than halfway, but now that the all-star break is over, the team is focused on getting healthy for the playoffs.

John Michael, the play-by-play voice of the Cavaliers, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the bumps in the road and the silver linings. Those bumps have come from injuries, first to JR Smith and now to Kevin Love. As far as Smith, Michael believes he is still a ways away from returning to the lineup.

The silver linings, according to Michael, are the additions of Kyle Korver and Derrick Williams, who have stabilized the rotation. Still, the Cavs may make some type of signing, with a veteran backup point guard being a top need.

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John Michael, play-by-play voice of the Cavaliers Radio Network spoke with Sam and Brad to talk Cavaliers as the majority of the team will get some rest for the All-Star Break.

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Thursday, 26 January 2017 15:15

AUDIO J. Mike: "Griff Will Make Move"

John Michael, play-by-play voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers Radio Network spoke with Sam and Brad Thursday to talk about the Cavs' struggles as of late.

He says he's confident  Cavs General Manager David Griffin will make a move before the trade deadline.

For the full interview, click here.

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Play-by-play voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers Radio Network John Michael caught up with Sam and Brad on a Feel Good Friday to talk about the Cavs as they look towards their clash with the San Antonio Spurs Saturday.

 

The Cavs picked up a win last night over the Suns 118-103 at the Q. For the full interview, listen here.

 

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Tuesday, 22 November 2016 18:08

AUDIO John Michael Discusses Surging Cavs

Cavaliers Radio Network play-by-play man John Michael spoke with Brad Russell Tuesday ahead of their game with Portland on Wednesday.

 

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Tuesday, 25 October 2016 18:12

AUDIO Cavs Lift Curtain, Repeat In Mind

The promise has been delivered, now it's time for the Cavaliers to deliver once again this 2016-17 season.

Radio play-by-play voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers John Michael dropped by the "Q" to pay a visit to Sam and Aaron ahead of tip-off between the Wine and Gold and the Knicks.

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Sure, the World Series is one of the most major events in professional sports. But next door to Progressive Field, the Cleveland Cavaliers will be receiving some shiny jewelry.

John Michael, the play-by-play voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers, called into the Ray Horner Morning Show to preview the first of 82 Cavs games in the 2016-2017 season. Michael looked at the impact from the bench, which added some new faces in Chris “Birdman” Andersen and Mike Dunleavy. The Cavs’ voice also looked at the team’s championship rival, the Golden State Warriors, as well as LeBron James’s impact in his third year back in wine and gold.

Michael also talked about the ceremony itself, in which the Cavaliers will wear their championship rings and the banner will be raised to the rafters. Tipoff is set to start at 7:30 PM. 1590 WAKR is Akron’s home of the Cavs, and you can hear them live on nights when there is no World Series game played.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers haven’t made any roster changes, but the addition of Tyronn Lue as head coach seems to have changed the team.

John Michael, the play-by-play voice on the Cavaliers Radio Network, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to gloss over all the goings on with the team. Specifically, Michael commented on the new rotation of players, with Anderson Varejao, Richard Jefferson, and others seeing the floor now, as opposed to the first half of the season.

The voice of the Cavs also talked about the recent firing of David Blatt, and the stigma that LeBron James is a “coach killer,” and whether that label is fair or not.

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Thursday, 03 December 2015 09:21

AUDIO: John Michael On Cavs Stuggles, Injuries

The Cleveland Cavaliers are off to a 13-5 start, which is impressive and not surprising, even though the Golden State Warriors can't seem to lose.

The Cavs sit atop the Eastern Conference, and because of the nagging injuries to key members, that stat looks extraordinary. The voice of the team, John Michael, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the struggles they've encountered and how they've played through injuries.

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