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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Thursday, 07 February 2019 10:04

Ray Horner Podcast - 2/7/2019

:17 - US Senator Sherrod Brown has been in the news recently with his comments on Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. He joined the show to discuss that story and recap Tuesday’s State of the Union address.

3:38 - Ray went over to AMF Riviera Lanes in Fairlawn for the PBA Tournament, and he spoke with Tony Marvin from Riviera and PBA deputy commissioner Kirk Krueger.

12:02 - If you drive along the Kenmore Leg on I-76, you’re going to experience some delays and reroutes due to ramp closures. ODOT’s Justin Chesnic went over the process and how long it will take.

18:40 - Tony made the impulsive decision to go see Cher in concert last night, and he was quite entertained.

24:04 - In order to increase more camaraderie with students and help other students get interested in different sports, some schools are waiving ticket admissions for students.

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Tuesday, 05 February 2019 10:52

Ray Horner Podcast - 2/5/2019

:17 - Still smoking cigarettes? Well, you may want to avoid Hawaii as a vacation destination. The state is, for the lack of a better word, banning cigarettes for folks under 100. Ray and Tony talked about this topic, which Hawaii doesn’t mind taking the financial hit.

8:04 - 2019 is the 80th anniversary of one of, if not the greatest year in cinema history, 1939. Bob Ethington from the Akron-Summit County Public Library stopped by to talk about two iconic films from that year that are seeing re-releases: Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz.

23:28 - It’s Tuesday, and that means our tax guy, Doug Klein, dropped by the studio to discuss deductions here in tax season.

32:08 - Remember the Firestone Tournament of Champions at Riviera Lanes? The name may have changed and the decades have passed, but professional bowling is back in the area. Jerry Schneider does media relations with the PBA, and he previewed what’s to come this weekend with tournament play.

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