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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Tuesday, 09 October 2018 11:03

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/9/2018

:28 - Stick a fork in the 2018 Cleveland Indians. From questionable coaching decisions to lackluster pitching to very little offense, Ray and Tony dug into the Tribe’s loss to the Houston Astros in the ALDS.

13:25 - Mayor Dan Horrigan dropped by the studio to touch on a slew of topics ranging from the sewer project, the early primary voting, and the future of the Rolling Acres Mall site.

33:25 - For many years, Joe Hlas was Ray’s bowling correspondent on the morning show. Today, he talked about another type of game. Specifically, a game show. Joe and the Hlas family from Norton appeared on Family Feud back in April, and their showing will be televised next week.

41:28 - Back to the Tribe, Bob DiBiasio from the team joined the show for some Indians post mortem.

48:30 - Perhaps the Indians had to die for the Browns to be resurrected? Fred Greetham from the Orange & Brown Report came on the show to recap the Browns’ 12-9 victory over the Ravens, improving their record to 2-2-1.

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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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Monday, 01 October 2018 17:44

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 10.1.18

6,8 seconds On this edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast, Sam and Brad talked about the Browns' overtime loss to the Oakland Raiders and the officiating from last night's game.

5:43 Gustav in Canton called in to talk about the Browns and who is to blame for not being able to close out games as well as questioning the coaching staff.

6:35 Ari Wasserman, Ohio State Buckeyes beat writer talked about the Bucks' come from behind win against Penn State.

21:30 Tom in Salem says the Buckeyes says the win over Penn State propeled the OSU football team to "rule the Big Ten"

21:59  Steve Doerschuk Browns Beat Writer talked about the Browns loss and the start from Baker Mayfield. 

 

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 16:45

Sam & Brad Show Podcast 9/27/18

7.8 seconds: The Sam and Brad Show's first podcast began with them giving midday guru Jasen Sokol the Three Question Thursday Poll Quiz.

7:36 Mogadore head football coach Matt Adorni discussed their Week #6 matchup with the Crestwood Red Devils in high school football with the guys.

14:38 Sam and Brad picked the Browns/Raiders game on Sunday.

16:30 Ross Benjamin picked against the spread in college and pro football for entertainment purposes only, Some of the games he pick include the Browns and Raiders, Notre Dame/Stanford, and Iowa State/TCU. 

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018 16:48

Browns/Jets Set For Thursday Night Showdown

Marty Lyons of the New York Jets radio network joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the Jets' matchup with the Cleveland Browns on Thursday. 

Scott Petrak, Browns beat writer for the Elyria Chronicle Telegram and BrownsZone.com spoke with Sam and Brad as well to talk about the matchup as well.

 

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Monday, 17 September 2018 17:41

Doug Dieken Assesses Browns On & Off The Field

Doug Dieken of the Cleveland Browns Radio Network joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to talk about the Browns' loss to the Saints and the trade of Josh Gordon to the New England Patriots,

 

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Mary Kay Cabot joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the Browns heading into Week #2,

 

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Thursday, 06 September 2018 16:23

Doug Dieken Talking Browns/Steelers Week 1

Color Analyst for the Cleveland Browns Radio Network Doug Dieken spoke with the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the Week #1 matchup between the Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

 

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Wednesday, 22 August 2018 17:36

Would You Bet On The Browns To Surprise?

ESPN Chalk gambling writer David Purdum joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his article in ESPN.com discussing a lot of money being put on the Cleveland Browns this upcoming season.

 

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Browns beat writer Steve Doerschuk spoke with the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the return of Josh Gordon and the team as they prepare for the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday.

 

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Thursday, 16 August 2018 17:28

Nate Ulrich Discusses Dez Arrival, Browns

Browns beat reporter Nate Ulrich joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the arrival of free agent Dez Bryant to Berea as well as the Browns as they get ready for the Buffalo Bills tomorrow. 

As of this writing, Bryant has not signed with a team yet, and is visiting the Browns to see if they fit into his short-term plans.

 

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Thursday, 16 August 2018 14:01

Jay Crawford Talks Browns, Camp Dust-Ups

Play-by-play preseason Voice of the Browns on News 5 Jay Crawford joined the Sam and Brad Show to discuss the Browns, some of the tempers flaring during training camp, and the Bills, who are the opponent for preseason game #2.

 

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Radio Voice of the Browns Jim Donovan spoke with the Sam and Brad Show Tuesday to talk about the coordinators Gregg Williams (defense) and Todd Haley (offense) and their testiness during camp over the last couple days.

He also discussed the Browns and what we can see from them in their second preseason game against Buffalo on Friday.

 

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Browns beat reporter Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com talked about the team, the Antonio Callaway situation and more heading in to the first preseason game against the New York Giants.

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Tuesday, 07 August 2018 18:18

Hue Jackson Adresses Browns, Callaway

Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson adressed the media after practice Tuesday to talk about Antonio Callaway allegedly being cited for marijuana possession in Strongsville early Sunday morning, and the upcoming first preseason game against the Giants Thursday.

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Tuesday, 07 August 2018 16:33

Austin Corbett Talks First NFL Camp

Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Austin Corbett joined the Sam and Brad Show live from Browns training camp in Berea to talk about his first camp as a rookie.

The rookie out of Nevada spoke about what he's learned alongside veterans JC Tretter and Kevin Zeitler and what it's been like as a Brown.

The Browns will be taking on the New York Giants Thursday in the first preseason game in the Big Apple. We'll have it for you on 1590 WAKR.

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Cleveland Browns Radio Network analyst Doug Dieken joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to talk about camp up in Berea and a sense of optimism surrounding the club due to an influx of new players and coaches.

 

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Browns rookies Antonio Callaway and Nick Chubb spoke with the Sam and Brad Show during training camp in Berea Friday afternoon.

Callway, a rookie from Florida, spoke about getting the call from GM John Dorsey and his first camp.

Chubb talked about being a part of a solid running back room with Carlos Hyde, Duke Johnson, and others.

 

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Cleveland Browns GM John Dorsey spoke with Sam and Brad live at training camp in Berea to talk about his optmism for the club in 2018 and moving forward.

 

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Steve Doerschuk, Browns beat reporter for the Canton Repository, joined the Sam and Brad Show out in Berea to talk about his thoughts on training camp.

 

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Browns beat writer Scott Petrak joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to talk about the latest news involving the Browns' Josh Gordon not being available for training camp starting on Thursday.

The NFL says he  is not suspended, but there is some uncertainty as to when he will report. 

 

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018 17:16

Steve Doerschuk On Browns Heading Into Camp

Browns beat reporter Steve Doerschuk discussed the Browns and what stands out for them as far as pivotal players in 2018. 

 Steve caught up with Brad and Justin on the Sam and Brad Show Wednesday. 

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Browns beat reporter Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository discussed the team's recent veteran minicamp and Tyrod Taylor establishing himself as a leader. 

 

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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 16:32

Scott Petrak Wraps Up Browns' OTA's

Scott Petrak, Browns beat writer wrapped up Browns OTA's with Sam and Brad Tuesday.

 

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Former Marshall Thundering Herd and NFL Quarterback Chad Pennington spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the advice he's given to Browns QB Baker Mayfield.

Chad spoke about the jump from college to the pros and that they have to be patient with themselves.

 

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The Voice of the Browns Jim Donovan caught up with Sam and Brad today to talk about the 2018 draft class for John Dorsey, Hue Jackson and company.

 

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Veteran broadcaster Jay Crawford joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to talk about his new venture doing the play-by-play for the Cleveland Browns' preseason games on News 5.

He also talked about the Cavs' loss in Game  #1 of the playoffs and how the lack of chemistry and synergy on the court is worrysome at times.

 

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Tuesday, 27 March 2018 17:09

AUDIO Odell Beckham Jr: Yay Nor Nay?

Sam and Brad spoke about the possibility of the Browns aquiring Giants wideout Odell Beckham, Jr. 

Former LSU teammate and current Browns receiver Jarvis Landry lobbied for Cleveland to land the NY star. 

Do you want him on the Browns squad?

Sam and Brad have a discussion about the controversial  Beckham. 

 

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Sam and Brad spoke with Cleveland.com and Cleveland Plain Dealer sports columnist Bud Shaw to talk about our teams on a Monday afternoon.

 

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After 11 seasons with the Cleveland Browns, Joe Thomas is calling it a career.

Former Browns offensive lineman and color analyst for the Cleveland Browns Radio Network Doug Dieken spoke about Joe and his career in Cleveland. 

 

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WKYC Sports Director and Voice of the Browns Jim Donovan spoke with Sam and Brad to talk NFL free agency, some of the deals the Browns have made, and the possible future of Joe Thomas.

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Sports columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer Terry Pluto spoke with Sam and Brad to talk Cleveland sports, including the trades from the Browns, the inconsistencies of the Cavs, and the Indians as they continue Spring Training. 

 

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Monday, 05 March 2018 17:39

AUDIO Know Your Prospect: Baker Mayfield

For this week's edition of Know Your Prospect, we went down to Lake Travis HS in Texas to catch up with Hank Carter, the head coach down there to talk Baker Mayfield, who was his quarterback there.

Mayfield was the 2017 Heisman Trophy Winner at Oklahoma, and was the signal caller at Lake Travis for his final two seasons in high school.

 

For more insight into some of the NFL's top prospects, click here to read more about Josh Allen of Wyoming. 

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Thursday, 01 March 2018 17:25

AUDIO Know Your Prospect: Josh Allen

For this week's edition of Know Your Prospect, we caught up with Bill Magnusson, the head coach of Firebaugh HS to talk about former signal-caller Josh Allen.

 

For more insight into the top NFL Prospects, click to hear more about Sam Darnold of USC.

 

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018 17:14

AUDIO Nate Ulrich Discussing Browns & Combine

Browns beat reporter Nate Ulrich joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the latest Browns news and the upcoming NFL Combine in Indianapolis. 

 

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 17:58

AUDIO Know Your Prospect: Sam Darnold USC QB

For the first edition of Know Your Prospect for 2018, we took a trip out to California to catch up with  Coach Jaime Ortiz (San Clemente HS)  to talk about former USC and San Clemente QB Sam Darnold. 

 

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Saturday, 06 January 2018 14:01

PHOTOS: Fans Protest Browns at 0-16 Parade

The bitter cold Cleveland weather didn't deter several thousand disgruntled Browns fans from converging outside FirstEnergy Stadium to show their displeasure with the 2017 season at the Perfect Season Parade 2.0.

Cleveland Police estimated the crowd at 2,500 to 3,200 people with no arrests made. Dozens of trucks and party buses normally seen at pregame tailgate parties participated in the parade. Organized by Browns fan Chris McNeil, better known by his Twitter handle @Reflog_18, the event also raised funds and collected canned goods for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.

Check out some of the best floats and signs from the Perfect Season Parade:

 

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Browns players Emmanuel Ogbah and Danny Shelton took to Twitter to criticize the parade attendees.

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Wednesday, 27 December 2017 17:29

AUDIO Bill Hillgrove Discusses Steelers, Browns

Longtime play-by-play voice of the Pittsburgh Steelers Bill Hillgrove spoke with Sam Bourquin Wednesday ahead of the Steelers and Browns game on Sunday, New Years Eve.

Hillgrove also discussed the Steelers' playoff chances and a possible rematch with New England and new addition, former Steeler (and Akron native) James Harrison. 

 

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Doug Dieken, color analyst for the Cleveland Browns Radio Network spoke with Sam Bourquin after the Browns' loss to the Ravens Sunday, 27-10.

The Browns are now 0-14 on the season and have two more games left (Chicago and Pittsburgh) to avoid a winless season, the second in NFL history. 

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Tuesday, 12 December 2017 16:20

AUDIO Chris Spielman Talks NFL, Browns

Chris Spielman, former NFL player, Massillon Tiger, and Ohio State Buckeye, spoke with Sam and Brad to talk a little NFL and the state of the Cleveland Browns.

Spielman is now a college and NFL analyst for FOX Sports.

 

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Thursday, 07 December 2017 17:13

AUDIO Doug Dieken Talks Sashi Brown Firing

Color analyst for the Cleveland Browns Radio Network Doug Dieken spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the firing of Sashi Brown and what that means for the team moving forward.

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Thursday, 07 December 2017 16:39

AUDIO Steve King: Continuity Needed With Browns

As the Browns continue to stumble and have yet to win a game in 2017, one of the pieces of the front office will no longer be working with the team moving forward.

Steve King of Browns Daily Dose spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the firing of Sashi Brown by the organization Thursday morning.

 

In a statement released by Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam, he thanked Sashi for his contributions and said that coach Hue Jackson will be returning to the team in 2018.

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Jimmy Haslam has been embroiled in a fraud case involving his business Pilot /Flying J and some new developments have surfaced. 

A Knoxville journalist says that Cleveland Browns owner and Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam's voice was heard on secret recordings played during today's court proceedings allegedly instructing employees how to defraud trucking companies. 

Jamie Satterfield, crime and legal journalist for the Knoxville News Sentinel and KnoxNews.com joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the Pilot/Flying J federal fraud trial in Tennessee, and what's next for Haslam and his company.

Haslam has not been charged in connection with this ongoing case and denies any knowledege or wrongdoing with Pilot/Flying J.

For more on this story click here.

 

 

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Monday, 20 November 2017 16:25

AUDIO Doug Dieken Assesses Browns' Struggles

Former Browns great Doug Dieken of the Cleveland Browns Radio Network joined Sam Bourquin Monday to talk about the team's 0-10 record and where they need to go from here.

 

He also talked about rookie QB DeShone Kizer and how he could use a veteran mentor at the position to help him on the sidelines to assess plays and make them on the field.

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Clay Skipper, a writer for GQ Magazine spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about his article in the magazine on embattled wideout Josh Gordon and his latest comeback attempt.

 

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Wednesday, 01 November 2017 17:52

AUDIO Tom Reed Talks Browns Dysfunction

Tom Reed of the Athletic spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday to talk about the disconnect between the Browns coaching staff and the front office.

 

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Benjamin Allbright from AM 1340 and 104.7 FM in Denver spoke with Sam and Brad Tuesday to speak about the Cleveland Browns, their front office, and the organization as a whole.

 

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Monday, 16 October 2017 17:36

AUDIO Jim Donovan Discusses 0-6 Browns

Channel 3 Sports personality and Voice of the Cleveland Browns Jim Donovan spoke with the Sam and Brad Show Monday to talk about the Browns, as they fell to 0-6 after their loss to the Texans Sunday.

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