On the Monday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast,
Sam and Brad spoke with Tom Withers of the AP to talk Browns and Cavs as they traded for fan favorite Matthew Dellavedova.(22 seconds in)
Also Sam and Brad discussed the new-look Browns and how they're playing for interim coach Gregg Williams (16:45)
And they spoke with the Voice of the Browns, Jim Donovan. (20:35)
Filling in for the vacationing Jasen Sokol, Dr. Toni Bisconti spoke with Jeff Schudel to talk Browns and Cavaliers, at 14;38 she spoke with Dr. David Cohen, and at 25:10 she spoke with the fine folks from the Ohio Shakespeare Festival.
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).
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.
This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Zach Miller, a senior hockey player from CVCA.
Hockey’s been a big part of his life from his early years when his parents had him taking skating lessons.
“Ever since I was seven years old, I started playing hockey and have played it ever since,” Zach said.
He says being around the guys is one of the best aspects of being on the team.
“Being around the guys is so much fun, because of the atmosphere that’s provided,” Miller said.
His coach Doug Fairchild says that Zach is a true leader both on and off the ice.
“Zach is an outstanding student, one of the top students in our engineering program at CVCA,” Fairchild explains.
“Zach was a unanimous selection as a team captain this season due to his hard work and dedication. He is an excellent example for our younger players to follow.”
When he’s not playing hockey, Zach’s a part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the National Honor Society. He’s also done some volunteer work for the Akron–Canton Regional Foodbank.
Upon graduation in the spring, Zach plans to major in Areospace Engineering.
Our next Student Athlete is Lauren Davis, a senior basketball player from CVCA.
She says working with her coaches and teammates is something she truly enjoys whenever she steps on the basketball court.
“We all just care about each other so much and it makes for a good atmosphere during games and practices,” she explained.
She is a two year captain, and a three-year varsity letter winner for the Royals.
Her coach Andy O’Keefe says that leadership translates to all facets of Lauren’s life.
“She exemplifies what it means to be a servant leader. Lauren's toughness, skillset, and determination make her a force to be reckoned with on the basketball court,” O’Keefe.
“At the same time, her selfless and humble character makes everyone on the team better.”
Upon graduation in the spring, Lauren plans to attend Kent State University to study nursing.
We wish Zach and Lauren the best in all of their future endeavors.
Sam and Brad spoke with Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch to talk about the retirment of Urban Meyer today and they spoke with former OSU linebacker Joshua Perry (14:25) to talk about playing for Coach Meyer.
On the Tuesday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show podcast, Ben Axlerod spoke with Jasen and Bobbi about the retirement of Urban Meyer after 7 seasons at the helm of the Ohio State football program.
Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro joined the program at 8:40 to talk about medical marijuana for Summit County employees.
Fimmaker Ariella Altchouler joined the progam at 26:54
Christopher Wilkins from the Akron Symphony Orchestra joined the program to talk about Akron Symphony's Home for the Holidays at EJ Thomas.
Sam and Brad talked to George Thomas from the Akron Beacon Journal to talk about the firing of Terry Bowden right off the jump, At 12:51 they talked to Brian Bidlingmyer about this weekend's Greynolds Classic, and at 20 minutes they spoke with Rob Oller of the Columbus Dispatch.
Jasen spoke with Dan Coughlin about his book "Just One More Story" Dr Toni Bisconti joined in (17:43) Jeff Schudel talked weekend sports (29:29), and Tom Sutton talked politics (41:58) on the Monday edition of the Podcast.
The Friday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast featured Tim Tyrrell, Doug Lesmerises talking Buckeyes (around the 15 minute mark) and Scott Petrak to talk Browns (around 22 minutes in).
On the Friday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast, Jasen and Bobbi talked to Shammas Malik, Council Candidate for Ward 8 in the City of Akron right off the bat..
Nick Shook from NFL,com on the weekend and the Cleveland Browns around 9 minutes in
and Austin Ward from Lettermen Row on the Big 10 Championship Game between Ohio State and Northwestern around the 19 minute mark.
This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is junior basketball player Josh Fleming from Woodridge High School.
“Josh epitomizes what we want Woodridge Basketball to represent,” Blevins said.
“He is a tireless worker and a great teammate as well as an excellent student and we always know Josh will give 100% in any situation.”
One unique thing about Josh is his volunteer work during the Polar Express in Peninsula during the holiday season.
Sam and Brad caught up with Doug Dieken to start the Tuesday Podcast.
At 13:05, they caught up with Ryan McGee to talk college football and where Ohio State might end up prior to the Big 10 title game.
Jasen and Bobbi spoke with Terry Pluto about his new book on the Cleveland Browns (right off the bat)
State Senator Joe Schiavoni spoke about the closing of the GM Plant in Lordstown at 15:47
City Councilman Jeff Fusco also spoke about improvements to the Mayflower at 24:52.
Sam and Brad caught up with Ari Wasserman of the Athletic right off the bat to talk about the OSU beatdown of the University of Michigan over the weekend and they also caught up with Tim Stried of the OHSAA at 13:12 to talk about the state championships this week in high school football, including Thursday's game between Hoban and Massillon. At 25:11 they talked Browns with beat writer Steve Doerschuk to talk about their win over the Bengals in Cincy.
On the Monday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast,
Austin Ward talked about the Buckeyes' big win over Michigan last Saturday right off the bat, Jeff Schudel talked about the weekend in sports (9:33), Larry Magid from CBS News talked about Cyber Monday (20:04), and Steven Portnoy also joined in the coversation to talk about what happened at the Southern border over the weekend (24:48).
On the Friday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, Brad and Ben Thomas caught up with Tim Tyrrell of Hoban (23 seconds in), Nate Moore of Massillon (3:47), and Ryan Isley(8:10) to talk about the remaining teams active in the OHSAA State football tournament with a chance to compete for a state championship on the line.
Also, the guys spoke with former OSU LB Bobby Carpenter to talk about "The Game" against Michigan at high noon Saturday at 23:23.
This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Samuel Lord, a junior wrestler from Ellet High School.
He started wrestling at an early age, but now as a junior in high school, the grind and the discipline of the sport drives him and his teammates.
“The coaches push us to be our best and the athletes in there all really push each other to be better every day,” he said.
His coach Brian Biel said that the junior captain knows the meaning of working hard and staying focused.
"He leads by example and has earned the respect of his teammates and coaches through his hard work, positive attitude, and pursuit of personal and team growth," he said,
Lord said that school always comes first and the coaches and his fellow teammates are always cognizant of that.
“Sometimes practices have to be short so we can get our work done, but it’s all about balance,” he said.
As always, the goal is States, but last year in just his sophomore season, Samuel was 6th in sectionals and 7th in the North Coast Classic.
As a team leader, he says leadership by example is more his style, but he’s not afraid to motivate a teammate when he knows they can do better.
Our next 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Sarah Mason, a senior basketball player from Ellet High School.
She learned the sport of basketball growing up with 6 brothers and grew to appreciate the game that way.
“I just grew up around basketball,” she said.
She also appreciates her head coach Tina Wallace, who is a tough coach, but looks out for her team day in and day out.
“She’s always there for us and always there to support us and teach us what we need to know,” she explained.
Coach Wallace talked about Mason’s hard work on and off the court
“She’s a relentless defender, first one in the gym, last one to leave, I call her the rock in your shoe” Wallace said.
“But the most impressive quality is her character, Sarah has Great Parents and she truly exemplifies Student-Athlete.”
Sarah is a four year starter and letter winner for Ellet and says it’s great playing basketball with people she’s grown up with and enjoys being around.
“It’s just a great feeling,” Mason said with a smile.
Upon graduation in the spring, Sarah says she plans on attending the University of Akron to study art.
We wish Samuel and Sarah the best in all of their future endeavors.
Sam and Brad caught up with Cavs' beat writer Joe Vardon to talk about his article in The Athletic chronicling the Cavaliers' demise.
Jasen and Bobbi spoke with CBS tech expert Larry Magid to talk about robocalls right off the bat,
Perry Clark of TRY ministries joined in around 5:02.
Summit County Sheriff Steve Barry also joined the program at 18:33 to talk DUI Checkpoints
The folks from Weathervane Playhouse also joined the show to talk about Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at 22:04.
On the Friday Prep Rally edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys spoke with Tim Tyrrell of Hoban, Justin Todd of Wadsworth, Jim France of Manchester, and Nate Moore of Massillon (in that order)
On the Friday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast,
Val Renner and Howard Parr discussed the new happenings at the Akron Civic Theatre, Next up, broadcaster Tony Brown of the Cleveland Monsters discussed what's going on with the hockey team, and Colin and Jess rounded out the podcast with the Weekend Preview presented by Jilly's Music Room.
Ron Stokes, color analyst for the Ohio State men's basketball team on the Ohio State-IMG Sports Network joined the Show to talk about the Buckeyes' matchup with Creighton tonight 11 minutes in.
Also Ross Benjamin joined to talk college and pro football against the spread for entertainment purposes only right off the bat.
This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Logan Johnson a senior wrestler from Firestone.
Sam and Brad caught up with Northeast Ohio native and WWE Superstar Mike "The Miz" Mizanin to talk all things Cleveland Sports and about his new movie coming out.
Sam and Brad also caught up with Steve Wyche of the NFL Network (17:50 into the podcast) and Ryan Harris of the Notre Dame IMG Sports Network to talk Fighting Irish (9:02 mark).
On the Tuesday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show podcast Jasen and Bobbi spoke with Jon Hartz of Valiant Comics to talk about the death of Stan Lee.
City of Akron Chief of Staff James Hardy also stopped by at 10:36 to talk about the new CitiCenter project
and Dawn Spriggs discussed record expungement and related topics in the studio around 25:35.
Week 2 of the playoffs in High School Football rolls on in Northeast Ohio.
Sam and Brad spoke with
Tim Tyrell of Hoban (20-30 seconds in)
Marques Hayes of East (7:41)
Justin Todd of Wadsworth (15:39)
Jim France of Manchester (25:23)
and Nate Moore of Massillon. (30:59)
Dr. Toni Bisconti in for Jasen Sokol spoke with Dr. Sabine Gerhardt from the University of Akron to talk about the recent mass shooting in California off the bat.
Jan Leach from Kent State University talked about Freedom of the Press at 13:39
and Nick Shook from NFL.com previewed the Browns and the Falcons at 28:15.
Sam and Brad caught up with Wes Durham, play by play voice of the Atlanta Falcons to talk Falcons and Browns Sunday,
They also put "the mystery man" through the Three Question Thursday Poll Quiz
They picked against the spread for entertainment purposes only with Ross Benjamin.
and they spoke with McKinley coach Dan Reardon ahead of the Mentor game Friday night.
On the Thursday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast with Jeff Lynn guest hosting,
Jeff and Bobbi spoke with security expert Tim Dimoff of SACS Security to talk about the shooting in California (20 seconds in) . Denny Wilson on his book on recovering from addiction(15:05), and Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com food writer Katie Byard talking Akron Dish.(32:05)
This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Tyris Dickerson, junior football player from Archbishop Hoban High School.
Sam and Brad spoke with Steve Doerschuk to talk about his article on Bruce Arians and his possible interest in coaching the Browns right off the jump.
Kent State men's basketball coach Rob Senderoff also joined the program at 15:33 to talk about the opening up of the Flashes' season here soon.
On the Tuesday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show, Jasen and Bobbi spoke with Doug Brattebo, professor of Political Science at Hiram College right off the bat,
Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro joined the show at 11:56 to talk about the pipeline emergency fund.
24:20 Jasen got into today's Dope of the Day!
Doug Dieken of the Cleveland Browns Radio Network and Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk Browns and Buckeyes.
Tim joined in around 13 minutes and we spoke with Doug right off the jump.