Friday, 14 June 2019 10:12

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/14/2019

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

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

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

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Former Ohio State Basketball head coach Thad Matta joined the Sam and  Brad Show  to talk about being inducted into the OSU Athletics Hall of Fame. 

 

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Thursday, 13 June 2019 15:05

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 6.13.19

On the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast for Thursday: 

Richard Peterson of Capital Financial Group: Benefits and Risks of Reverse Mortgage (16.7 seconds) 
Jeffrey Kelly Lowenstein, USA Today contributor speaking about Reverse Mortgage Foreclosures (9:00) 
PGA Pro Joe Leenheer on the US Open (17:51) 

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Thursday, 13 June 2019 10:34

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/13/2019

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

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

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

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Wednesday, 12 June 2019 17:52

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 6.12.19

Sam and Brad spoke with Pamela Davis, the new head girls' basketball coach at Archbishop Hoban. (20 seconds)

The guys also weighed in on some of the changes in high school football divisions (9:40) 

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Wednesday, 12 June 2019 17:10

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 6.12.19

On the Wednesday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast: 

 Mike Mulhall, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission: All Star Week (16.3 seconds)

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro talks about nursing home oversight and State Highway Patrol  (12:33)

 

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Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Jerome"The Bus" Bettis joined the Sam and Brad Show live from Canal Park Tuesday afternoon.

Bettis will be the featured speaker at the 2019 Best of Greater Akron Preps event. beginning at 6pm.

The fellas spoke about tonight's event, the Pittsburgh/Cleveland rivalry, and talked a little golf as well.  The Bus spoke with Bourquin and Russell at the South Course of Firestone a couple of years ago. 

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Tuesday, 11 June 2019 16:42

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 6.11.19

Live from Canal Park, Sam and Brad spoke with Marty Brennaman, longtime Reds broadcaster and Jim Rosenhaus, Indians Broadcaster as they get ready for the Battle of Ohio.

 

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Sam Bourquin caught up with Jerry Snodgrass, executive director of the OHSAA to wrap up the sports season on the high school side in 2018-19.

He also spoke about the state baseball tournaments in Canal Park.

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Monday, 10 June 2019 17:44

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 6.10.19

On the Monday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast:

Former OSU standout AJ Hawk discussed being inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame (19.7 seconds) 

Sam talked about some news regarding the University of Akron's athletics department. (13:50) 

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Monday, 10 June 2019 14:37

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 6.10.19

On the Monday edtion of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast:

 

Dr. Dave Cohen joined Jasen for a political update. They talked about the presidential race and tariffs. (0:16 seconds in)

Jasen talked with Adam Liberman about the Rubber Ducks, Dad Bod Day, & the Baseball State Championships. (9:39)

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Monday, 10 June 2019 08:50

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/10/2019

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

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

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

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

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Friday, 07 June 2019 17:40

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 6.7.19

On the Sam and Brad Show on a Feel Good Friday

Cleveland Indians OF Tyler Naquin joined the Show to talk about the upcoming series with the Yankees. (19.0 seconds) 

Former Yankee John Flaherty of the YES Network joined Sam and Brad to talk about that series with the Tribe (9:53) 

Comedian and Golf Channel host and reporter David Feherty joined the show to talk about his upcoming gig at the MGM Northfield Park (19:03) 

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Friday, 07 June 2019 15:08

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 6.7.19

The Bonzai Friday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast:

Josh Gippen and Sister Catherine joined Jasen in the studio to talk about the release of a new documentary film. (16.3 seconds) 

Marty Bannister came on to talk about the state baseball finals at Canal Park (10:59) 

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Friday, 07 June 2019 06:44

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/7/2019

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

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

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

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Thursday, 06 June 2019 17:45

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 6.6.19

On the Three Question Thursday edition of the Sam and Brad Show:

Sam and Brad caught up with Jackie Greynolds Jr who is stepping down as Barberton's head basketball coach (17.9 seconds) 

They also caught up with NBA TV's Rick Kamla to talk NBA Finals and the Raptors going up 2-1 over Golden State  ( 11:40) 

Sam and Brad gave each other the Three Question Thursday Quiz. ( 22:19)

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Thursday, 06 June 2019 15:27

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 6.6.19

On the Thursday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast:

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine talks to Jasen about D-Day, Outstanding Warrants, Addiction (15.6 seconds) 
 Dr. Tom Sutton of Baldwin Wallace discusses immigration, tariffs, and the Democratic field for 2020 (10:56) 
PGA Pro Joe Leenheer's Golf Tip of the Week: Tee Height (20:58) 

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Thursday, 06 June 2019 08:25

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/6/2019

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

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

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

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Wednesday, 05 June 2019 17:42

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 6.5.19

On the Wednesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast:

Gustav in Canton weighed in on the Indians (20 seconds in) 

Former Cleveland Cavalier and NBA Champion Kendrick Perkins weighed in on the NBA Finals.(9:37) 

 

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Wednesday, 05 June 2019 15:34

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 6.5.19

On the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast for Wednesday: 
 
  
Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan talks about road work, recycling and gun locks (13 seconds in) 
Jim Donovan, Voice of the Browns on Minicamp (19:59) 

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Wednesday, 05 June 2019 10:04

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/5/2019

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

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

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

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Tuesday, 04 June 2019 17:02

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 6.4.19

On the Tuesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show:

Sam and Brad discussed Browns Minicamp and comments made by QB Baker Mayfield regarding RB Duke Johnson. (19.4 seconds) 

Louisville softball coach Andrea Arney discussed her team's state championship at historic Firestone Stadium over the weekend. (4:06) 

Sam and Brad also spoke about the incredible run by sports gambler and Jeopardy! Contestant James Holzhauer. (13:59) 

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Tuesday, 04 June 2019 15:57

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 6.4.19

For the Jasen Sokol Podcast on Tuesday June 4. 
 
 
Harmon V: 84th AA Founder's Day celebration (16.3 seconds) 
Phil Trexler of WKYC: Failing Corporal Carson (8:46) 
Travis Lee featured in the  People of Akron, Kung Fu and Qigong (15:33) 
Akron City Councilman Jeff Fusco: Akron Summer Reading Program (24:44) 

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Tuesday, 04 June 2019 10:10

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/4/2019

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

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

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

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Monday, 03 June 2019 17:14

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 6.3.19

On the Sam and Brad Show Podcast for Monday:

Sam and Ben spoke with Chris Assenheimer on the Indians' struggles (20.2 seconds) 

Tim Stried from the OHSAA joined the show to talk about the high schoolers' wrapping up state championships in softball and track and field (among other sports) and looking ahead to the baseball championships at Canal Park. (8:09) 

Ben and Sam discussed the statement NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made on reducing the amount of preseason games from 4 to 2. (22:05) 

 

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Monday, 03 June 2019 15:00

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 6.3.19

On the Monday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast:

Jasen talks with Jeff Schudel about Cleveland sports. They chat about the Indians, the Browns & Baker Mayfield. (0:15)

Brent Kovacs of ODOT joins Jasen to talk about all of the work being done on Howe Ave. over the next couple of years. Phase 1 complete! Phase 2 begins. (12:00)

CBS's Law Enforcement & Security Analyst, Paul Viollis, talks to Jasen about the shooting that took place in Virginia Beach. (19:55)

 

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Monday, 03 June 2019 08:44

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/3/2019

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

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

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

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Congrats to our G&G Fitness Coach of the Week Dan Massarelli of Canton Central Catholic.

His team is trying to get back to states against Ashtabula Edgewood.

 

Congrats to all our Coaches of the Week and we will pick it up again in the 2019-2020 school year.

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Friday, 31 May 2019 16:00

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 5.31.19

On the Bonzai Friday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast:

Congressman Dave Joyce spoke about marijuana and state's rights protecting Lake Erie (16.1 seconds) 
Brit Charek and Anoo Vyas discussed Bechdel Film Fest & PechaKucha this weekend (11:23) 
Jason Klein joined the program to discuss Hale Farm opening for the season (25:41) 

 

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Friday, 31 May 2019 15:07

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 5.31.19

On the Feel Good Friday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast:

Brad Russell spoke with OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass to talk about the state softball tournaments at historic Firestone Stadium this weekend and the state baseball tournaments next week at Canal Park. 

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Friday, 31 May 2019 08:58

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/31/2019

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

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

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

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Thursday, 30 May 2019 17:25

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 5.30.19

On the Thursday edition of the Sam and Brad Show:

Matt Futch, head coach of the Buchtel Grffins spoke about freshman phenom Chris Livingston playing for the U16 USA National Team in Brazil coming up. (18.9 seconds) 

Jimmy Hanlin of FSO spoke about the Memorial down in Dublin Ohio this weekend (11:12) 

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Thursday, 30 May 2019 15:53

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 5.30.19

On the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast Thursday: 
 
 
Senator Sherrod Brown:Reacts to Robert Mueller's statement also talking Manufacturing Camps (16.2 seconds) 
Congressman Tim Ryan spoke about Robert Mueller's statement, why he's running for President of the United States (6:59) 
State Auditor Keith Faber shared his thoughts on making colleges affordable (18:55) 

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Thursday, 30 May 2019 08:09

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/30/2019

:17 - A recent study looks pretty bleak for America, as Millennials are not having kids at the rate of previous generations, and it could affect the economy. The two Millennials in the studio, Tony and Steffany, are both childless and weighed in.

6:45 - Today is the final day of the year from Akron Public Schools students. From the I Promise school to all the new career academies, David James has been quite busy, but he spared a few minutes in studio with Ray to recap the school year that was.

19:22 - Robert Mueller spoke on Wednesday, and many on the political left wonder if that will lead congress to go forward with an impeachment proceeding for President Donald Trump. Dr. David Beer, professor of political science at Malone University, reviewed Mueller’s press conference and the possibility of impeachment, which he admits may help Trump in 2020.

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Wednesday, 29 May 2019 17:37

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 5.29.19

Sam and Brad's Wednesday Podcast:

TIm Kurkjian of ESPN talked about the Tribe and the rest of Major League Baseball (19.3 seconds) 

Jay Crawford talked about his new gig with WKYC-TV in Cleveland coming up soon and also discussed Browns OTA's. (14:50)

 

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Wednesday, 29 May 2019 14:51

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 5.29.19

 
On the Wednesday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 
 
Dr Doug Brattebo of Hiram College talks about the 2020 election and the impeachment question (15.5 seconds) 
Callers weigh in on changes to recycling and plastic bag bans (14:30) 
Author Tim Carroll discusses Akron's role in D-Day (26:28) 

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Wednesday, 29 May 2019 09:05

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/29/2019

:17 - It’s a big couple of weekends in the Akron area with high school sports, and the focus is on Firestone Stadium coming up. Joey Arrietta, the proprietor of the classic ballpark, joined the show to talk about the softball tournament and what the plan is in case of rainouts. Ray also asked Joey about the future of the Akron Racers.

7:25 - The relief efforts continue in Dayton after the devastating tornadoes passed through the region. Jim McIntyre called in to discuss what the American Red Cross is doing to help those in Southwestern Ohio.

10:59 - Pizza Hut is giving themselves a facelift after dropping sales. Ray, Tony, and Steffany talk about chain pizza places in today’s world and what the future holds for them.

17:55 - The abortion debate in America continues to divide the country, with southern and Midwestern states becoming more restrictive while New York and Virginia have been much looser. Attorney Wilson Huhn discussed the possibility of Roe v. Wade being overturned.

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Tuesday, 28 May 2019 16:14

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 5.28.19

On the Tuesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show:

Greg Beals Ohio State Baseball Coach talked about the clinching of the B10 Title and what's next (21.2 seconds).
 
Jackson HS graduate and  current OSU catcher Dillon Dingler talked about his season thus far and their upcoming matchup with Vanderbilt on Friday (7:10) 
 
Sam and Brad opened up the phones for people to air their frustrations on the Cleveland Indians and their struggles as of late. (13:12) 

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Tuesday, 28 May 2019 15:04

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 5.28.19

On the Tuesday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast:
 
Kris Drew on the People Of Akron profile:  St. Paul's Episcopal Church Youth Ministry Leader (15.2 seconds) 
Jane Bond: discussed the Summit StageFest Saturday in Highland Square (16:07) 

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Tuesday, 28 May 2019 09:58

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/28/2019

:17 - Sad news in the sports world coming out of Memorial Day weekend that Bill Buckner passed away at the age of 69. Even though he’s notoriously known for his error that ended Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, Ray and Tony talked about what a solid player Buckner was for the Dodgers and Cubs throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s. 5:15 - The Indians’ Bob DiBiasio joins the program every Tuesday (yes, today is Tuesday), and he talked about Travis Hafner, more on Bill Buckner, and baseball being played at League Park again. 13:03 - The country of Nepal has seen an influx of tourism over the last few decades due to folks wanting to climb Mount Everest. In 2019, eleven people have already died trying to reach the summit, including two from America. 17:34 - Basketball is a two-armed game for most, but Kevin Atlas (Laue) defied the odds. His Believe in You Challenge is what it sounds like, believing in oneself and the powers that may come from within. Atlas joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to share his inspiring story.

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Friday, 24 May 2019 15:20

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 5.24.19

On the Bonzai Friday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast:

Doug Tayek of Ohio AARP Age Friendly Communites (16.1 seconds) 
Cara Adams the Chief Engineer Bridgestone America racing tires on at Indy this weekend (9:02) 
Adam Liberman on the Akron RubberDucks weekend (18:01) 
  

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Sam Bourquin spoke with Pro Football Hall of Famer "Broadway" Joe Namath to talk about his new book All the Way: My Life in Four Quarters. 

Namath, 75, talks about his life journey on and off the field, his struggles, and more. 

 (Photo courtesy of Little, Brown, & Company)

Namath was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985 after spending the majority of his career with the New York Jets.  

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Friday, 24 May 2019 09:38

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/24/2019

:17 - It’s the Friday before a holiday weekend, so we began the program on a fun note. Ever wonder what started our passions for working in radio? Listen in!

6:56 - Akron AAA president Kevin Thomas stopped by the studio to share some travel tips ahead of the Memorial Day traffic rush.

14:40 - Speaking of traffic jams, beware of the orange barrels and construction on the roads, especially in Summit County. ODOT’s Justin Chesnic has some information.

18:11 - The live-action Aladdin movie is out this weekend, as are a few others that won’t do quite as well at the box office. Our movie guy Scott Wynn previewed what’s to come at the movie houses.

21:22 - Continuing our Friday fun, the crew took the local potato chip challenge. The contestants were Hartville Chips (Hartville), Corell’s (Beach City), Gold ’N Krisp (Massillon), Shearer’s (Massillon), and Ballreich’s (Tiffin). What would be yours?

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Thursday, 23 May 2019 17:18

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 5.23.19

On the Three Question Thursday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast:

Sandy Alomar Jr joined the show to talk about being an All Star Game ambassador for 2019 in Cleveland (20.9 seconds) 

Brian Anderson, former Tribe pitcher and current Tampa Bay Rays television broadcaster spoke about the series between the Tribe and the Rays.(10:36) 

WKYC's Jimmy Donovan, the radio voice of the Cleveland Browns spoke about emceeing the announcement at Public Square regarding the 2021 NFL Draft coming to Cleveland. He also talked about being a part of the WAKR Speaker Series June 19 at St. George's in Fairlawn. (25:38)

 

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Thursday, 23 May 2019 15:55

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 5.23.19

On the Thursday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast:
 
  
Lamon Harris program supervisor of BOSS (Building Opportunities for Sustained Success Akron Urban League/ Walk In Closet (15.7 seconds) 
Curtis Baker of AMATS discussed Bridge Repairs (8:03) 
PGA Pro Joe Leenheer: golf news and the tip of the week (19:35) 

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Thursday, 23 May 2019 09:36

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/23/2019

:17 - It was officially announced on Wednesday that Cleveland will host the 2021 NFL Draft. Ray began the show about that and the economic impact it will have on the entire region two years from now.

4:41 - ABC broadcast live versions of Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons on Wednesday night, starring A-list actors. The panel shared their thoughts on this ambitious project, which fell flat in a lot of ways.

10:35 - GasBuddy.com’s Patrick DeHaan joined the program to discuss the gas prices around Akron and all of Ohio for the Memorial Day rush.

15:10 - Our master gardener Jeanne Poremski stopped by to chat about hanging plants, as well as preparing the vegetable garden for Memorial Day weekend.

21:19 - What’s the most death-defying thing you’ve done? Climbed a mountain? Ridden a big-time rollercoaster?

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Wednesday, 22 May 2019 19:00

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 5.22.19

On the Wednesday edtion of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast:

The fellas weighed in on Cleveland being the host city for the 2021 NFL Draft

Michael Lee of the Athletic joined in to talk NBA Playoffs 

One of the best television producers of our time Dick Ebersol joined the show to talk about being the recipient of the 2019 Pete Rozelle Radio and TV award during Enshrinement Week at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton. 

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Wednesday, 22 May 2019 09:42

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/22/2019

:17 - Today marks 27 years since Johnny Carson last graced our presence on the Tonight Show. Ray and Tony looked back at his career both on the show and away from it.

4:07 - The school year at the University of Akron is coming to a close, as is the first year of Dr. John Green’s tenure as interim president. He joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to recap his first year at the helm.

15:58 - Walking and texting may not be a big issue in the Akron area, but in New York, it’s become a problem.

21:19 - Jeff Sloan is the head baseball coach at Firestone CLC, and he joined Ray to talk about their Thursday matchup (if they get the game in due to storms) against Brunswick.

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Former Tribe and Oakland A's catcher and current A's broadcaster Ray Fosse joined Sam and Brad in Booth 6 at Progressive Field ahead of tonight's game. 

Fosse talked about the Indians and the revitalization of downtown when the Indians hit their peak in the 1990's 

"The beautiful thing about now that you see people come to a game and stay downtown," Fosse said. 

"It's a beautiful city and a growing city and I enjoyed my time here." 

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The Cavaliers have their coach in place and are ready to "drive the culture" back to winning basketball.

The Wine and Gold formally introduced John Beilein as the team's head coach to the media today at Cleveland Clinic Courts..

Beilein said this was an opportunity he couldn't pass up.

"I feel so good and I hated leaving a great place like the University of Michigan, it could only be for something special like this, we have something special right here in front of us," he said.

Beilein has coached for over 30 plus years in the collegiate ranks and 12 of those were most recently at the University of Michigan. 

 

 

 

Beilein was joined today by his family, grandchildren and also making statements today were Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and GM Koby Altman. 

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