Friday, 22 March 2019 17:54

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 3.22.19

Brad Russell and Ben Thomas got into the Feel Good Friday edition of the Sam and Brad Show:

 

ESPN's Buster Olney talked MLB and Indians (20 seconds in) 

Brad and Ben talked about the morale amongst fans and players for the Cleveland Indians if they were to make a trade with one of their ace pitchers (14:47) 

Ben Braun former NCAA College basketball coach chimed in on the NCAA Basketball Tournament. (17:18)

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Friday, 22 March 2019 09:35

Ray Horner Podcast - 3/22/2019

:17 - We have some fun on Fridays, and we began Friday’s program talking about the once-proposed sequel to Forrest Gump 2, which was shelved in the wake of September 11th.

7:24 - Our movie guy, Scott Wynn, dropped by to update us on what’s happening at the theaters. With Captain Marvel dying down, Jordan Peele’s Us looks to make waves at the box office.

11:46 - Ray and Tony chatted about the city of Columbus and how it has become quite the destination in the Midwest.

19:56 - To wrap up the podcast this Friday, Ray and Tony talked some Tribe as the regular season approaches.

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Monday, 18 March 2019 17:43

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 3.18.19

For Monday on the Sam and Brad Show:

Dru Joyce II on the STVM Fighting Irish heading back to Columbus for a chance at another state title. (19 seconds) 

Paul Hoynes Cleveland Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com on the Tribe (11:05) 
 
Tom in Salem weighs in on the NCAA Tournament and Ohio State (20:19) 
 
 Michael DeCourcy Sporting News College Basketball Writer and Studio Analyst Big 10 Network on the State Tournament.(26:18) 
 

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Thursday, 07 March 2019 10:14

Ray Horner Podcast - 3/7/2019

:17 - It was announced last night that Alex Trebek is suffering from stage 4 pancreatic cancer, but plans on fighting through it. The panel discussed Trebek’s legacy a bit, as well as some of their favorite breakfast cereals to begin the show.

9:08 - It’s been a week since Ray was out in Goodyear, Arizona, so how about an update on the Tribe in spring training? Broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus joined the program.

19:36 - Malone University is adding cybersecurity as a major at their school. Dr. James Glasgow promoted the new major on the air.

23:15 - High school basketball playoffs keep moving right along. The Green Bulldogs are squaring off against Boardman tonight, and Green head coach Mark Kinsley previewed the contest and talked up his team.

28:26 - Can automated cars be racist? There's a little bit more to it than what's being reported...

32:22 - The weather is warming up in the forecast, which means it’s almost time to hit the links! And speaking of the links, Don Padgett III joined the show to promote the Bridgestone Champions Tour coming to Firestone Country Club on July 8-14.

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Thursday, 28 February 2019 09:54

Indians Radio Week, Day 4

Today is Indians Radio Week Day 4, the final full day, and Ray Horner is rubbing elbows with everyone at the Cleveland Indians spring training facility in Goodyear, Arizona. On the final day, Ray sat down with several members of the Tribe, both players and staff.

Goodyear is a blossoming suburb of Phoenix, and the ballpark is just part of the burgeoning infrastructure. Bob DiBiasio, VP from the Tribe, stopped by the radio booth to discuss the economic impact the Indians have had on the town on their tenth anniversary of being there. Bobby D also chatted about winning the division again and our Indians Insanity promotion (Addie Joss vs. Joe Carter).

Curtis Danburg, senior director of communications, previewed the promotions and key matchups for the 2019 season.

One of the key starters in the rotation is Mike Clevinger, and he sat down with Ray.

Catcher Roberto Perez talked about re-earning the starting job now that Yan Gomes is in the National League.

Journeyman reliever Tyler Clippard is looking forward to bringing his experience to the three-time reigning AL Central champs.

Kevin Plawecki is another catcher in the mix for the Tribe, as he came to the team in the offseason from the Mets.

The Indians claimed A.J. Cole off waivers, and he’s looking to prove himself in the American League after a short stint in 2018 with the Yankees.

Max Moroff came to the team from the Pirates in the Erik Gonzalez trade.

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Wednesday, 27 February 2019 10:37

Indians Radio Week, Day 3

Today is Indians Radio Week Day 3, and Ray Horner is rubbing elbows with everyone at the Cleveland Indians spring training facility in Goodyear, Arizona. On the third, Ray sat down with several members of the Tribe, both players and staff.

:30 - Tribe broadcaster Tom Hamilton shared his thoughts on the team and the new(ish) rules coming out of Major League Baseball.

10:56 - Outfielder Leonys Martin had a life-threatening illness that ended his 2018 season prematurely. But he is working hard to be back to his old self in 2019.

15:09 - Pitching coach Carl Willis stopped by to talk about the continued success in the starting rotation.

23:11 - New RubberDucks manager Rouglas Odor is no stranger to Akron (and even Canton-Akron), and he spoke of his 32 years in the organization and how he’ll help guide the young Eastern League players.

31:56 - Carter Hawkins is the director of player development, and he discusses the evaluation of players both young and old.

40:32 - Assistant GM Matt Foreman made some sense on cases such as arbitration and contract extensions.

46:30 - Daniel Johnson came over in the offseason Yan Gomes trade, and he’s already turning some heads.

50:08 - Outfielder Matt Joyce tries to make the big league club after a back injury in 2018.

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Tuesday, 26 February 2019 10:29

Indians Radio Week, Day 2

Today is Indians Radio Week Day 2, and Ray Horner is rubbing elbows with everyone at the Cleveland Indians spring training facility in Goodyear, Arizona. On day two, Ray sat down with several members of the Tribe, both players and staff.

:30 - Manager Terry Francona spoke about managing without his father, dealing with the Michael Jordan baseball circus in Birmingham, and his favorite Pittsburgh Pirates players from back in the day.

6:54 - Team president Chris Antonetti touched on the crazy offseason, both on the Indians’ front and in Major League Baseball overall.

13:19 - General manager Mike Chernoff mentioned how analytics and the eye test go into judging personnel.

20:20 - Ryan Flaherty is trying to make the ball club, and he plans to prove himself by playing multiple positions.

25:19 - Second year player Shane Bieber is back with Ray to discuss his first spring training as a big leaguer and meshing with his fellow hurlers.

30:34 - Outfielder Greg Allen talks about how and where he can contribute to the lineup.

33:41 - Newcomer Jake Bauers came from Tampa Bay in the Yandy Diaz trade, and he talked about his rookie season in St. Pete and what he’s learned for year two.

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Monday, 25 February 2019 16:44

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 2.25.19

On the Monday edtion of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast:

Jeff Schudel talked about the weekend in sports (17 seconds) 

Ray Horner talked about our Cleveland Indians in Goodyear, Arizona as they get ready for the season (12:10) 

Dr. Toni Bisconti talked about the Oscars from last night. (23:45) 

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Monday, 25 February 2019 11:06

Indians Radio Week, Day 1

Today is Indians Radio Week Day 1, and Ray Horner is rubbing elbows with everyone at the Cleveland Indians spring training facility in Goodyear, Arizona. On the first day, Ray sat down with several members of the Tribe, both players and staff. :29 - Relief pitcher Dan Otero talked about the bullpen and changing faces. 8:06 - Infield coach Mike Sarbaugh chatted about Francisco Lindor and the infield. 13:02 - Broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus stopped by the radio table to touch on how the first weekend looked in Arizona. 22:43 - Southpaw reliever Tyler Olson tries to improve on his disappointing 2018 season. 26:51 - VP Bob DiBiaso mentioned his relationship with Bob Feller and previewed the 2019 season ahead. 35:02 - Outfielder Tyler Naquin on bulking up and wanting a spot as an everyday player. 37:04 - Starting pitcher Shane Bieber recaps his 2018 rookie campaign and looks ahead to 2019. 40:11 - Closer Brad Hand, who came over in a trade from San Diego, is ready for his first spring training with the Indians.

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Tuesday, 19 February 2019 17:55

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 2.19.19

Sam and Brad on the Tuesday edition of the podcast:

Spoke with Buchtel coach Matt Futch (19 seconds) and Hoban coach TK Griffith (9:20) on their matchup tonight 

They also spoke with MLB.com reporter Anthony Castrovince.(19:52) to talk Manny Machado signing with the Padres and the Indians as they continue Spring Training. 

 

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Monday, 18 February 2019 17:51

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 2.18.19

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

Sam and Brad had some fun as one of the callers talked about wrestling a bear at a bar. (18 seconds) 

Mike Fuline head coach of the Mount Union Purple Raiders spoke about the win over the weekend as they get closer to the close of the season (6:24)

Sam and Brad asked the callers where they stand with the Cleveland Indians. (18:20)

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Monday, 11 February 2019 09:47

Ray Horner Podcast - 2/11/2019

:17 - It was announced late Friday that Francisco Lindor will be out close to two months, which would have him out through spring training and even a couple of weeks into the regular season. Ray and Tony mentioned how this will affect the Indians’ start.

8:28 - February is the month where we focus on heart health, and that’s what Cleveland Clinic-Akron General’s Dr. Tim Brown discussed with Ray this morning.

18:59 - As this podcast was uploading, it’s snowing outside. But that doesn’t mean we can’t talk RubberDucks baseball. Ducks’ GM Jim Pfander promoted the tickets being on sale, and even mentioned some of the promotions for the season. The RubberDucks also have a new orange jersey, which was first unveiled two weeks ago at the Corbin Bernsen hot stove dinner.

28:54 - Each Monday morning, Dr. Gary Riggs talks about anything animal related (he is, after all, a veterinarian), whether it’s about your pets or the wildlife. Today, Dr. Riggs touched on polar bears and tigers and how they are nearing extinction.

39:08 - Time now for our Business of the Week! We head down the street from our studios to the White Pond Paradise spa.

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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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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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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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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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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 17:18

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 1.15.19

Sam and Brad got into the Tuesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show podcast 

Here is the interview with Joe Vassalotti, APS AD to talk about the fight that occured last weekend at Firestone and what measures are being taken to prevent those incidents from happening in the future.

 

Anthony Castrovince from MLB.com talked Indians (21 seconds in) 

Jeff Twiddy of the Louisville Leopards, new head coach joined in (13:19)

Paul Keels talked Ohio State Buckeyes and the basketball team's struggles. (23:24)

Athletic Director Joe Vassalotti of the Akron Public Schools joined to talk about the fight that happened during last week's Buchtel/Firestone basketball game. (34:13)

 

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Thursday, 13 December 2018 17:49

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 12.13.18

Sam and Brad spoke with STO's Jensen Lewis and Ross Benjamin from RBWins.com on the Thursday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast! 

  

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Monday, 10 December 2018 10:46

Ray Horner Podcast - 12/10/2018

:17 - A familiar name and voice around the Akron area, and especially on 1590 WAKR, is Dr. Debbie Plate from Cleveland Clinic/Akron General. She stopped by the studio to chat about the flu and its symptoms.

11:04 - It’s really chilly outside, so let’s warm things up with some baseball talk? Ray and Tony discussed the rumors that the Indians may trade either Trevor Bauer or Corey Kluber, or both. Then they talked about the newest hall of famers in Harold Baines and Lee Smith, two players the panel believe shouldn’t have made the cut.

23:34 - As usual on Mondays, veterinarianDr. Gary Riggs drops by to answer questions on your pets. Among other topics, he talked about running with dogs in the cold, and what happens when your pets eat the household holiday plants.

34:18 - Our Business of the Week this year has been sponsored by Hear Inc. So why not the sponsor talk about his product this week? Jim Morris spoke about his company, Hear Inc., and how it’s helped revolutionize the way folks can hear.

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Friday, 07 December 2018 17:34

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 12.7.18

On the Friday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast, 

Sam and Brad spoke with TK Griffith of Hoban (around 32 minutes),  Dean Rahas of Revere (43:20),  Joe Noga of Cleveland.com on the Indians and previewing the Winter Meetings (starting off) , and Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository to preview the Browns and Panthers (around 11 minutes). 

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Friday, 07 December 2018 17:20

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 12.7.18

Jasen and Bobbi caught up with NFL.com's Nick Shook to talk Browns and Panthers and US Senator Sherrod Brown at 9:15 talked about Cleveland Indians great Larry Doby.

 

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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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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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Thursday, 18 October 2018 10:45

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/18/2018

:16 - We’re just a few weeks away from the gubernatorial election in Ohio. Joining us this morning is Betty Sutton, who is on the ticket with Richard Cordray for governor.

8:03 - Stemming from a conversation about Italy, Ray and Tony talked about fun honeymoon for young married couples. As mentioned earlier this week, Tony got engaged over the weekend, and he and his fiancee Leah are open to possible honeymoon ideas.

15:22 - The Cleveland Indians have been eliminated from the playoffs for over a week and a half, but they still have some holes to be filled and questions to be answered. Do the Indians need to sell off a starting pitcher or two for a power bat, and if so, could Corey Kluber be a name?

30:09 - Our master gardener, Jeanne Poremski, joined us on the phone to get us ready before the first frost.

39:02 - Nick Bosa had surgery several weeks back, and rather than rehab his groin and get on the field for the Michigan game and beyond, he’s choosing to forego and enter the NFL Draft. Is this a good decision, and how is Buckeye Nation treating this?

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Thursday, 11 October 2018 17:22

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 10.11.18

20.4 seconds Sam and Brad got into the Three Question Thursday Poll Quiz with midday guru Jasen Sokol 

8:59 Kurt Helin, NBC Sports Writer and managing editor for NBCSports.com joined the guys to talk about the upcoming NBA season and the news and notes around the Association.

27:07 Andre Knott from STO joined Sam and Brad to put a final wrap on the Indians season and talk about some of the decisions they have to make in terms of the roster and free agency.

48:33 Ross Benjamin picked against the spread for college and pro football for entertainment purposes only.

 

Stay tuned to tomorrow's podcast for the Prep Rally!  We'll be talking to a variety of high school football coaches to get you ready for Week #8! 

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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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Monday, 08 October 2018 10:16

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/8/2018

:27 - Ray begins Monday’s show about the struggling Indians, who dropped the first two games of the ALDS to the Houston Astros. Do they still have a shot? Is their window closing?

11:11 - Dr. Gary Riggs, our morning show veterinarian, stopped by, as he does each Monday around 7:30. They talk about allergies with pets, if dogs get sunburn, and dispelling the rumor about dogs being colorblind. Dr. Riggs has offices in Norton and Barberton.

23:20 - The Rialto Theatre has been rejuvenated, and the rest of Kenmore is going through the same process. The Rialto is the 1590 WAKR Business of the Week!

35:11 - The 1974 Cleveland Indians only won 77 games. So why is there a book out about them? Because if it weren’t for 1974, Jacobs/Progressive Field isn’t built. No Belle or Lofton or Baerga or Thome or Sizemore or Sabathia or Lindor or Kluber or three Ramirez players (Manny, Alex, Jose) don’t happen. Jim Clark has a book out about that season, from Ten Cent Beer Night to possibly moving the team to New Orleans or Seattle.

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Thursday, 04 October 2018 19:13

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 10.4.18

On this edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast, Ryan Isley from Cleveland.com joined around 11 seconds to break down Week 7 in High School Football including a matchup he'll be covering, Barberton and Ellet. 

18:07 Ross Benjamin picked against the spread in college and pro football for entertainment purposes only, One of the games includes the Red River Rivalry between perennial powers Oklahoma and Texas. 

31:17 Former Cleveland Indian Carlos Baerga joined the program to talk ALDS between the Indians and Astros coming up Friday. 

 

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Thursday, 04 October 2018 17:44

Sam and Brad Podcast 10.3.18

For the Sam and Brad Show Podcast from 10.3. 17 seconds in we spoke with Jim Rosenhaus of the Cleveland Indians Radio Network to talk ALDS between the Indians and Astros on Friday.

14:56 Former World series champ AJ Pierzynski of FOX Sports joined the fellas to talk about the MLB playoffs as a whole .

 

 

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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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Tuesday, 02 October 2018 17:54

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 10.2.18

On the Tuesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast,  the guys dove into the ALDS between the Indians and Astros, as well as Zips football and the Cleveland Browns.

6.8 seconds Doug Dieken of the Cleveland Browns Radio Network joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the loss to the Raiders and looked ahead to the Baltimore Ravens matchup on Sunday

12:16 The guys debated about the two young quarterbacks that have the league talking, Baker Mayfield of the Browns and Patrick Mahomes II of the Kansas City Chiefs. Which one would you take?

17:09  Head football coach Terry Bowden of the University of Akron Zips joined the show to talk about the home game vs Miami (OH) on Saturday.

25:56 The guys get you primed for the ALDS Game #1 in Houston between the Indians and Astros.

 

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Thursday, 13 September 2018 16:57

Matt Underwood Talking Tribe, AL Central

Sports Time Ohio's Matt Underwood spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the Cleveland Indians and their matchup with Detroit Friday after an off-day today.

 

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 15:31

Jordan Bastian Assesses Indians' Play

Indians beat reporter for MLB.com Jordan Bastian joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the Indians as they continue their series in Tampa.

 

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Tuesday, 28 August 2018 12:15

Progressive Field is Sensory Inclusive

Progressive Field is now certified as "sensory inclusive," after the Indians partnered with Kulture City out of Alabama, to ensure all programs, activities, and events that the ballpark hosts accommodate the needs of fans with sensory issues.

Part of the certification process was ensuring that all Progressive Field staff be trained by medical professionals to better recognize guests with sensory needs. Now, the stadium is equipped with sensory bags, that include noise-canceling headphones, weighted lap pads, and more.

Progressive Field joins other local establishments, including Quicken Loans Arena and the Akron Zoo as sensory inclusive. 

See the full press release from the Indians below. 

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The Cleveland Indians have partnered with KultureCity to make Progressive Field and all of the programs and events that the ballpark hosts to be sensory inclusive. This new initiative will promote an accommodating and positive experience for all guests and fans with a sensory issue who visit the ballpark. 

The certification process entailed the staff at Progressive Field being trained by leading medical professionals on how to recognize those guests and fans with sensory needs and how to handle a sensory overload situation.

Sensory bags, equipped with noise canceling headphones, fidget tools, verbal cue cards and weighted lap pads will also be available to all guests at the ballpark who may feel overwhelmed by the environment and can be checked out from Fan Services.

Sensory sensitivities or challenges with sensory regulation are often experienced by individuals with autism, dementia, PTSD and other similar conditions. One of the major barriers for these individuals is sensitivity to over stimulation and noise, which is an enormous part of the environment in a venue like Progressive Field. With its new certification, the ballpark is now better prepared to assist guests with sensory sensitivities in having the most comfortable and accommodating experience possible when attending any event at the ballpark 

“To know that you soon will be able to see families attend a baseball game, a true community binding experience, with their loved ones who have a sensory challenge and who were not able to previously attend, is truly a heartwarming moment,” said Traci Johnson, Executive Director of KultureCity. “Our communities are what shapes our lives and to know that the Indians are willing to go the extra mile to ensure that everyone, no matter their ability, is included in their community is amazing.”

About KultureCity

KultureCity is a leading non-profit recognized nationwide for using their resources to revolutionize and effect change in the community for those with sensory needs; not just those with Autism. In the past year alone, KultureCity has created several sensory inclusive venues and events including the NFL Pro-Bowl, NFL Super Bowl, 16 NBA arenas, 5 NFL stadiums, 5 NHL arenas and countless zoos, science centers and aquariums across the nation.

 

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Monday, 23 July 2018 17:43

Bobby D Discusses HOF'er Jim Thome

Senior VP of Public Affairs for the Cleveland Indians Bobby DiBiasio spoke on the Sam and Brad Show to talk about Indians great Jim Thome going to the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend.

DiBiasio says he will be in Cooperstown that weekend from July 27-30. The Induction will take place July 29.

 

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Friday, 20 July 2018 16:27

Andre Knott Likes Brad Hand Deal

Andre Knott, the Indians in-game reporter for Sports Time Ohio spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the deal to aquire Brad Hand from the San Diego Padres.

He also discussed the possibility of adding another player to bolster the lineup.

 

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Indians beat writer Chris Assenheimer spoke about the Indians' strengths and weaknesses heading into the All-Star Break and what the Tribe can do when the second half of the season resumes against Texas on Friday.

 

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Jim Rosenhaus of the Cleveland Indians Radio Network joined Brad Russell and Justin McKinney about the Tribe, who are on a 7-game winning streak heading into their road trip.

 

The Indians travel to St. Louis to take on the Cardinals tonight in game 1 of a three-game series. First pitch set for 8:10pm on 1590 WAKR. 

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Wednesday, 02 May 2018 12:10

Indians Resume Progressive Field Tours

Cleveland, OH—The Cleveland Indians will resume tours of Progressive Field on Tuesday, May 1, with all proceeds benefiting Cleveland Indians Charities.

Tours will run through Saturday, Sept. 1 and will take place Monday-Saturday with the exceptions of holidays and day home games.

The tours will begin and end at the Team Shop and will be offered at 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. On days when the team is on the road or is idle, a 1:30 p.m. tour will also be offered.

Fans can go behind the scenes to explore the most popular areas at the ballpark, including many typically not available to fans on game days.

Those areas include (subject to change):

  • Lexus Home Plate Club
  • Press Box
  • Infiniti Club
  • The Corner Bar
  • Visitor’s Clubhouse (select days)
  • Warning Track
  • Home Dugout
  • Batting Cages
  • Terrace Club Feller Exhibit

Tours are available in several packages:

  • Public: $12 for adults; $10 for children (14 and under) and senior citizens (60 and over) 
  • Group: Group tours are available for $400 and include 40 tickets.

o   Additional tickets are available at $10 each.

  • School: Cleveland Indians Charities presents a special tour program for schools for $7 per ticket.

Tour tickets can be purchased online at Indians.com/tours, in person at the Progressive Field Team Shop or ticket office or over the phone by calling 216.420.HITS.

Since Progressive Field opened in 1994, hundreds of thousands of patrons have toured Progressive Field and benefited Cleveland Indians Charities (CIC). CIC is the self-sustaining charitable arm of the Cleveland Indians that concentrates on creative partnerships with select organizations that focus on youth education and recreation. Since its inception in 1989, CIC has donated more than $10 million to youth-oriented agencies and organizations throughout Northeast Ohio.

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018 17:11

Jordan Bastian Assesses Indians Club

MLB.com reporter for the Cleveland Indians Jordan Bastian asessed the Cleveland Indians during the Sam and Brad Show Wednesday.

He talked about the team's dreadful loss to the Cubs yesterday.

The Tribe and the Cubs will go at 7:10pm tonight in downtown Cleveland. 

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Jensen Lewis, fomer Tribe pitcher and current host on Indians Live on Sports Time Ohio, spoke with Sam and Brad to talk Tribe on 1590 WAKR. 

The Indians will be taking on the Minnesota Twins in Puerto Rico starting Tuesday for a quick-two game series.

 

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Tribe broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to talk about the Indians, the cold, and their early homestand.

 

Indians and Tigers play tonight at 6:10pm. 

 

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Friday, 06 April 2018 14:23

Indians, Fans Ready For Opening Day

The Cleveland Indians are getting ready for their Opening Day game against the Kansas City Royals  at the corner of Carneige and Ontario

 Communications Coordinator Curtis Danburg spoke with Jasen Sokol, Sam Bourquin, and Brad Russell about the promotions schedule and his views on Opening Day.

Chef Todd Brazile stopped by as well to talk about the latest ballpark food coming to Progressive Field this season.

 

Former Indians pitcher Chad Ogea also joined the program talking about his memories of Opening Day and his thoughts on the current Indians ballclub.

 

U.S. Senator and lifelong Tribe fan Sherrod Brown also spoke with the gentlemen in Booth 6 to talk about his memories of Opening Day and his thoughts on this year's team.

 

Voice of the Tribe Tom Hamilton spoke with the fellas as well about some of his favorite Opening Day memories.

 

Tribe writer Zack Meisel spoke as well about the team's start and the return of Michael Brantley to the lineup.

 

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After a shockingly brief appearance in the postseason, the 2018 Cleveland Indians are fired up and ready for the regular season to begin.

Bob DiBiasio, VP with the Indians, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to preview the opening day roster. One of the questions on the team has been Michael Brantley, and though he will start the year on the disabled list, Bobby D says the veteran outfielder has not experienced any setbacks. Other topics of discussion are the continued strength of the pitching staff and retaining Mike Napoli in the organization.

The Indians take on the Seattle Mariners Thursday night for the regular season opener. Progressive Field opens up eight days later on April 6th, when the Tribe takes on the Kansas City Royals.

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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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Longtime Cleveland Indians beat writer Paul Hoynes talked about the Tribe so far in the Cactus League.

  

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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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Tuesday, 27 February 2018 18:06

AUDIO Andre Knott Talking Tribe, STVM Event

In-game reporter and STVM grad Andre Knott spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the Indians in Spring Training on 1590 WAKR.

He also talked about a special event at STVM, Stogies, Sliders and Sports tomorrow night at the Costigan Baseball and Softball facility on Green Street. For more information click here.

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Monday, 26 February 2018 07:41

Wahoo Week, Day 1

Coming off a great season but disappointing finish in 2017, the 2018 Cleveland Indians have unfinished business to tend to. The team lost a few familiar faces in the offseason, but many members of the squad are back, as well as some new blood.

Ray will have interviews with anyone and everyone around the baseball team, from the players to the front office executives, all the way down to the person who puts the bases on the field.

Andrew Miller - Relief Pitcher Brandon Guyer - Outfielder Cody Allen - Closer Greg Allen - Outfielder Randy Drone - Founder, Dinger Bat Company Tyler Olson - Relief Pitcher Yonder Alonso - First Baseman

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ESPN Senior Writer Buster Olney spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about spring training as well aa the Cleveland Indians' prospects for sustained success moving forward.

For more on Buster's thoughts on the Tribe, click here.

 

 

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