Monday, 15 October 2018 10:42

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/15/2018

:17 - Ray and the morning gang kicked off Monday’s show with some pleasant news. Tony Mazur, the show’s producer, got engaged over the weekend!

10:00 - Green mayor Gerard Neugebauer stopped by the studio to provide an update on the Nexus pipeline. As of late last week, gas is now flowing through the pipe.

16:58 - We are now less than a month away before the midterms. Will the Republican Party maintain the governorship in Ohio with Mike DeWine, or will Richard Cordray swing the pendulum back to the Democrats? And how about the sizable lead Sherrod Brown has in the senate over Jim Renacci? Dr. David Beer from Malone University previews what may occur leading up to the election.

26:05 - It’s been a few days and the storm has settled a bit, but Hurricane/Tropical Storm Michael has devastated parts of the Florida Panhandle. Jim McIntyre from the American Red Cross provided an update.

33:05 - Time now for our Business of the Week! This week, we head over to Fairlawn and visit with Wells Trecaso Financial Group. Doug Wells and Ralph Trecaso talked about their business, which has been around since the early 1990s.

42:48 - The Cavs open their season on Wednesday, and the voice of the team, John Michael, previewed what to expect. Michael believes players like Jordan Clarkson and Rodney Hood will have significant expanded roles now that LeBron took his talents to Los Angeles.

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Friday, 12 October 2018 16:48

Sam and Brad Podcast 10.12.18

Here is the FridayPrepRally edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast! 

 20 seconds Kevin Pollock of Norton!

4:38 Chuck Shuman of Ellet talked about their matchup with East! 

 8:36 Bobby Nickol of STVM talks Buchtel! 

13:21 Coach Marques Hayes of East talks about the City Series showdown with Ellet! 

20:59 Justin Todd of Wadsworth! 

29:07 Jim France of Manchester talks Orrville 

33:45 Brian Baum of North Canton Hoover talks about the Green game. 

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Friday, 12 October 2018 10:24

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/12/2018

:17 - Ray was off today, so producer Tony Mazur filled in the hosting shoes. Comedian Jim Florentine is at the Funny Stop Comedy Club this weekend. Being a sports and music fan, he called into the show to talk about the state of the NFL today (including the 2-2-1 Browns) and the nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

10:38 - Tony chats about famous serial killers, mainly because he thinks of odd things when he’s on very little sleep.

19:39 - It all started in 1996, a small Halloween festival in the backyard of Claude DeBord. It has since expanded every year from his yard to Hardesty Park, and now it’s grown to Derby Downs. DeBord went over the history of his festival and what to expect on October 13th from noon-9 PM.

25:16 - It’ll be chilly this weekend, so why not cozy up in a movie theater seat? WQMX morning man Scott Wynn talks about what’s in theaters this weekend, including A Star is Born and Venom.

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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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This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Maxwell Moldovan a junior golfer from Green High School.

Maxwell said he learned the game from his father, who works in the golf industry. 
 
"He got me into the game. we live on a golf course, so the opportunity to play was presented to me early," he said.
Maxwell had an outstanding season for the Bulldogs in 2018. He won 4 out of 6 tournaments in the regular season and won the 2018 Division I sectionals earlier this month. 
 
His coach Jason Martin said Moldovan has an excellent work ethic and that translates on both the course and in the classroom.
 
“Maxwell Moldovan is a very hard worker and dedicated golfer. He has had an incredible 2018 high school golf season as defending state champion, he explained.“
 
“He is a super young man and a pleasure to coach.”
 
Maxwell says he patterns his game after recent WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Champion Justin Thomas, who is one of the rising stars on the PGA Tour. 
 
"I look up to him, our games are similar and we're built similarly, so he's a guy I can see myself potentially competing against." 
 
 
 
We wish Maxwell the best in all of his future endeavors. 
 
Our next Student Athlete of the Week is senior tennis player Emily Christopher of Green High School. 
 
Emily says she enjoys the competition of tennis and working with her coaches and teammates day in and out. 
 
"I learned leadership skills and my teammates have taught me a lot about respect and the game as well," she explained. "I love my teammates and the team atmosphere of it."
 
Her coach Jenna Montisano says Emily is a smart tennis player with a great feel for the game.
 
“She has a variety of shots, and is great at reading the court to find the open spots. She can be consistent or aggressive depending on what it takes to defeat her opponents,“ she said. 
 
“She and her doubles partner, Lauren DePew, have had a lot of success this year. They won the Dover Invitational (beating out 8 schools). They finished 3rd in the Federal League, and had an overall record of 18-4.”
 
 

  
Off the court, Emily exhibits the character that makes for not only a good athlete, but a quality person as well. 
 
“She is extremely kind; both on and off the court. Emily is very ethical and honest. She is extremely intelligent, and is her own person. She doesn’t buy into what others think. She works hard, and is always looking for ways to better herself.”
 
Away from the court, Emily volunteers at her church and likes spending time with friends and family. 
 
Upon graduation in the spring, Emily plans on attending the University of Akron to study criminal justice. 
 
We wish Emily the best in all of her future endeavors. 
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Thursday, 11 October 2018 10:11

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/11/2018

We were pleased to have Scarlett Lewis join us in studio. Tragically, her son, Jesse, was murdered the morning of December 12th, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. She told her story on the air with Ray, and will do so at Glover CLC tonight.

Each Thursday morning, we are joined by our master gardener, Jeanne Poremski, to answer your questions and get your lawn and garden in shape before the cold hits.

Also on Thursdays, Georjette Thomas from Pay It Forward For Pets stops by to get some pets adopted. Today we have Grady available!

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 10:17

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/10/2018

:28 - Nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were released on Tuesday, and naturally, there will always be a debate on who’ll go in, who gets snubbed, and the criteria and qualifications overall. Ray, Jeanne, and Tony chatted about the list of candidates, as well as those who are on the outside looking in.

9:23 - Hurricane Michael, as of this post, has been upgraded to a Category 4 and is set to blast the Florida Panhandle as early as this afternoon. As is the case with hurricanes and tropical storms, the American Red Cross is there to help, as Jim McIntyre stated with Ray.

16:03 - Continuing the coverage from Florida is WFLA’s John Conrad, who came on to set the scene. Also joining us is Ed Esposito, former news director at WAKR.

25:50 - Time now for the Academic Exam, sponsored by the Akron-Summit County Public Library. This week, we have Parker and Mason, two brothers from Green High School competing.

36:40 - Patrick Bravo is the president of the school board in Akron, and he joined Ray to talk about the foundation’s continued support of LeBron James’s I Promise school and what to do with the older school facilities.

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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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Friday, 05 October 2018 09:45

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/5/2018

:30 - Ray starts Friday’s show talking about all things revolving around weddings, including the proposal, the ceremony, and the reception. My, how things have changed over the years. Tony brings up the point of how weddings are much different with Millennials, in that the ceremonies and receptions aren’t always at churches and party centers, respectively.

10:54 - Our morning show golf pro Dan Dauk joined the show to go over what the heck happened last weekend with the United States in the Ryder Cup. They also talked about the Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson televised matchup happening around Thanksgiving.

16:42- Each Friday morning, we play a game with the panel called the Final Exam. If you can’t play along live, play along on the podcast! Just don’t skip ahead and cheat!

23:53 - And to wrap up the week, our movie guy Scott Wynn dropped in. Big releases this weekend are A Star is Born with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, and the new villainous film Venom.

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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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This week our 1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week is Caleb Eckenrode of Springfield High School. 

Caleb plays on the golf team for the Spartans, and he got into the game at an early age, learning the ins and outs from his stepfather.
 
““My stepfather introduced me to the game at the age of seven, started out as a family thing," Caleb explained.  "I didn't get into competitive golf until about the 8th grade, and it just took off from there."
 
Caleb is a letterman in golf, and also participates in indoor track and outdoor track.
 
His coach Jack Morgan spoke about his demeanor on the course and how he applies himself on the links. 
 
 
 
 “Caleb possesses maturity beyond his years on the golf course, “ he said. 
 
“Caleb has developed his golf game into something that is very fun to watch.  He plays within himself and does not try anything that he is not capable of doing and he will only continue to improve throughout his high school career and I look forward to see how he grows as a golfer and as a person."
 
Caleb says he enjoys watching PGA golfers Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson for their prowess on the course and their cool off it.
 
We wish Caleb the best in all of his future endeavors. 
 
Our next Student Athlete of the Week is Emma Sandefur, a cross-country runner who competes for Springfield High School. 
 
Her head coach Kevin Gorby said Emma’s goals are lofty, but she has the skill and determination to reach them.
 
“As an athlete Emma Sandefur is our hardest worker. Emma has dedicated herself this year to being the best. She dreams of getting to the State meet, and her work ethic will get her there,” he said. 
 
 “As a person Emma is a great teammate who truly cares about those around her. Emma has great character, and works hard to be the best person she can be. “
 
 
 
 
Emma says that working with her coaches and teammates is something that she enjoys and looks forward to day in and day out.
 
“ It's fun," she said. "We've become close as a team and we're friends." 
 
In addition to participating in cross country, Emma is also a member of the band. She says balancing academics and athletics is of the utmost importance.
 
“You have to be able to split your time and get your stuff done," she says. 
 
We wish Emma the best in all of her future endeavors. 
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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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Wednesday, 03 October 2018 10:22

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/3/2018

:30 - If there’s an open storefront in a shopping plaza, it’ll probably be a Halloween store come October. Ray kicks off the show talking about Halloween costumes and what the panel’s favorites were over the years. Tony brings up the point about how Halloween has become the New Year’s for Millennials as far as parties go.

11:11 - Yesterday, Ray chatted with Tony Gotto, head coach of the Barberton Magics about their matchup versus Ellet. The Orangemen head coach Chuck Shuman gave his thoughts on Friday’s big game.

15:19 - Each Wednesday, Dr. Joe Congeni from Akron Children’s Hospital stops by to discuss sports medicine. A hot topic these days has been concussions in football, but what about soccer? How about the other sports?

26:39 - The Western Reserve Playhouse continues to thrive, and for the next few weekends, Little Women will be on stage. Dawn Yamokoski and her crew were in studio to give us a taste of the production.

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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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Tuesday, 02 October 2018 10:32

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/2/2018

:26 - A proposed ordinance in Akron City Council looks to crack down on barking dogs. Residents whose dogs won’t stop barking can receive a $100 and possible jail time. Some agree with this measure, and others, including Tara Samples who joined Ray, disagree.

7:36 - The council member who proposed the ordinance, Russ Neal, also came on with Ray.

16:52 - Tony Gotto is the head coach of the Barberton Magics, and he joined Ray to talk about his team. The Magics are 6-0 and they take on an improving 5-1 Ellet team this weekend.

21:02 - The MLB playoffs are all set, and the Cleveland Indians are set to take on the Houston Astros in the ALDS. Bob DiBiasio, VP for the Tribe, talked to Ray about how the Indians will fare against the defending world champs, as well as Bobby D meeting Wayne Newton out in Las Vegas.

31:55 - A quarter of the NFL season is in the books, and the Cleveland Browns have a record of 1-2-1 through four games. Fred Greetham from the Orange & Brown Report discussed the season so far, including the play of rookie starting quarterback Baker Mayfield.

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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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Each week, the Ray Horner Morning Show spotlights a local business that assures their dedication to the community. This week begins “Rocktober,” so put those headphones on and crank it to 11, as Ray talked to Rich Seibert from Beach Boyz Entertainment. Rich began his business over 35 years ago at his home in Doylestown, and the company has expanded to employing dozens of people working events such as weddings, bar mitzvahs, sweet sixteens, and countless others.

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Monday, 01 October 2018 10:31

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/1/2018

:28 - Cavs guard JR Smith debuted a new tattoo on his right calf. Problem is, the ink is of a sponsor, and because it is against NBA guidelines, JR will be fined any time it is not concealed during a game. Ray thinks it’s nit-picky, while Jeanne agrees with the league.

7:46 - Each Monday, our veterinarian, Dr. Gary Riggs, comes in studio to answer questions on your pets. Today’s discussion revolved around Parvo and rabies vaccines for dogs, especially in puppies. Dr. Riggs has offices in Norton and Barberton.

18:50 - October begins Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Alex Vukoder from the American Cancer Society stopped by to talk about awareness and further prevention, as well as Tony being a part of the Real Men Wear Pink campaign.

25:50 - Our business of the week, Beach Boyz Entertainment in Cuyahoga Falls.

35:26 - Brian Polen, race director from the Akron Marathon, called in to recap the weekend’s events.

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Friday, 28 September 2018 09:25

Ray Horner Podcast - 9/28/2018

0:29 - Dr. Cliff Deveny is the interim president of Summa Health Systems, and he joined the show to talk about new business partners, which includes two new campuses. Summa is the largest employer in Akron.

6:31 - The Ryder Cup is underway across the pond in Paris. Dan Dauk, our morning show golf pro, broke down the United States’ chances (even if tee times are at the crack of dawn in America).

11:19 - Columbus Day is no more, at least in Akron and choice other communities. October 1st will be the inaugural North American First People’s Day, and Sam Chestnut, Matt Russ, and Burt Medicine Bull from the Lippman School joined the show to discuss the activities surrounding it.

18:53 - We’re some weeks away from Veterans Day, but it’s never too soon to talk about the mental and physical health of our veterans. Dr. Keita Franklin specializes in suicide prevention for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and she joined Ray to talk about what the VA is doing to help.

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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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This week our 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Emily Dente, a junior soccer player from Copley High School.

As a team captain, Dente says her leadership on the pitch is both vocal and by example.

“I’m very vocal on the field,” she says. I play center back, so I can see everything.”

  

 Her head soccer coach Wally Senk echoed that sentiment.

"Emily is a bonafide competitor with an innate ability to lead. She doesn't have an off-switch, embracing the grind and paying attention to the little things that make her and her teammates better,” he said.

Dente is a multi-sport athlete playing soccer, basketball, and track for the Indians.

Away from the field, Senk said she maintains that focus and intensity in the classroom as well.

“Emmy's determination, perseverance, and self-motivation are contagious and evident on the field as well as in the classroom, where she keeps her GPA above 4.0."

Emily comes from an athletic family as her dad Mark, is the boys and girls basketball coach at Copley High, and also has two brothers in sports.

“I really like it (being in an athletic family)because we all support each other,” she said.

Upon graduation in the spring of 2020, Emily plans on studying pediatric nursing.

We wish Emily the best in all of her future endeavors.

This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is senior football player Tyler Lenke of Copley High School.

Lenke said he got into football at an early age, and says it’s a lot of fun getting to work with his coaches and teammates day in and day out.

“There’s times, but there’s a lot of good times, and you just make the best of it,” he said. Tyler’s head coach Scott Chouinard, talked about his work ethic on the field. “Tyler Lenke is a three year starter and captain of our 2018 football team,” Chouinard explained. “He has played Offensive Line and Defensive Line and has been one of our most consistent players for the past three years.”

Away from the gridiron, Lenke also exhibits leadership, according to Coach Chouinard. “Off the field he is a kind and thoughtful individual who is always willing to help teachers and fellow students and he represents the best of Copley High School in his actions and his performance on the football field and in the hallways.”

 

 Tyler has played every position along the offensive line during his time at Copley, and as a captain, that versatility gives him insight and credibility with his teammates, especially his mates along the line. “When you’ve played every position along the line, you get to know what everyone’s supposed to do, and if someone needs help, you know exactly what to do, and you help them.”

Upon graduation in the spring, Tyler plans on attending college and mechanical engineering could be a possible course of study. We wish Tyler the best in all of his future endeavors.

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 11:06

Ray Horner Podcast - 9/27/2018

:29 - Ray’s first podcast began with a light conversation about reality TV shows, with Survivor entering its 37th season. Ray, Tony, Jeanne, and Steffany all talked about which reality shows they could and could not be a part of.

13:45 - Don Padgett III talked about next year’s Senior Players Championship as well as the Ryder Cup.

21:10 - Tim Tyrrell’s Hoban Knights football team is 5-0 and among the best in the state. Coach Tyrrell talked about his big matchup vs. Benedictine.

26:02 - Ray began his conversation with Senator Sherrod Brown on the Indians propelling towards next week’s playoffs, as well as his meeting with the United Mine Workers of America.

31:20 - Madhu Sharma is the acting executive director at the International Institute of Akron, and she joined Ray in studio to talk about their move to Summa St. Thomas in North Hill.

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Gerry Rardin former longtime Walsh Jesuit football coach joined the Sam and Brad Show Tuesday to talk about being inducted into the Summit County Sports Hall of Fame. 

 

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Award-winning Golf author John Feinstein joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about Tiger Woods winning the TOUR Championship over the weekend, his 80th win in his illustrious career. 

 

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Friday, 21 September 2018 16:22

Massillon Ready To Roll Against Firestone

Massillon Tigers head coach Nate Moore joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about their matchup with Firestone tonight in Week 5. 

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Friday, 21 September 2018 16:17

Manchester Panthers Prep For Triway

Jim France, longtime coach of the Manchester Panthers talked about their matchup with Triway tonight in Week #5.

 

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Friday, 21 September 2018 15:48

CVCA Looks To Keep Rolling Against Northwest

Dan Larlham, head coach of CVCA spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about their matchup tonight with the Northwest Indians. 

 

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Friday, 21 September 2018 15:34

Hoban/STVM Get Ready For "Holy War"

Tim Tyrrell of Hoban discussed the upcoming Holy War between the Knights and St. Vincent-St. Mary at Akron's Infocision Stadium later this evening.

 

STVM head coach Bobby Nickol also joined the show to talk about the matchup tonight.

 

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This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Tyler Scott, a junior football player from Norton High School.

Tyler is a three-sport athlete in football, basketball, and track and field. He says the balance between academics and athletics is a challenge that he readily accepts. 
 
“Since I was little, father and mother have always taught me that grades come first," he said. 
 
"If you're going to participate in  school and want to play (sports) why not be the best at it? " 
 
On the football field, he says the camaraderie between his fellow players and coaches has led to success on the gridiron thus far.
 
“It's pretty fun and we have a lot more camaraderie this year, and we're winning so it's fun," Scott explained. 
 
His head coach, Kevin Pollock, who is in his first year with the Panthers says  that Scott is a natural with his skill set at both running back and defensive back.
 
"He’s an incredibly naturally gifted athlete who doesnt rely on his skill but works his butt off,” Pollock explained. 
 
Off the field, Scott is also a great young man to be around, says Pollock.
 
“Tyler is an outstanding playmaker, but also a great person. Always smiling, always doing the right things. Fun kid to be around and its special to watch him play."
 
We wish Tyler the best in all of his future endeavors. 
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Hurricane Florence continues to inflict devastation on the Carolinas, with both water levels and death tolls rising. What can residents in Northeast Ohio do and how can they be of assistance? The Ray Horner Morning Show caught up with some folks with local ties to give the listeners a look into what is happening first-hand in that region. Jim McIntyre - American Red Cross

Mark Durbin - FirstEnergy

Steve Bosso - Retired Twinsburg fire inspector

Jim Mantel - Retired radio personality living in North Carolina

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Zips head football coach Terry Bowden spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the win over Northwestern this past weekend and the upcoming game against Iowa State. 

 

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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 20:01

Business of the Week: Bober Markey Fedorovich

Each week, the Ray Horner Morning Show spotlights a local business that assures their dedication to the community.

For the inaugural edition, Ray sat down with Dale Ruther, partner with Bober Markey Fedorovich in Fairlawn. Ruther has been with BMF for over 35 years, and the company has been in business since 1959. Bober Markey Fedorovich is an independent CPA and business advisory firm that serves the Greater Akron area and beyond.

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Downtown Akron continues to receive its share of facelifts, from road repair to other cosmetic changes. Basically, if one can stomach the orange barrels and detours for a bit, downtown will look much different.

Dan Horrigan, the mayor of Akron, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to give an overview on the projects. Horrigan points to the major project, which is Main Street in downtown, where, as of this post, much of it is closed off. He believes this redevelopment will have a big impact on attracting more residents and businesses to the city in the future.

The mayor also touched on the added bike lanes and the Innerbelt area, as well as the sewer project, Rolling Acres land, and the early voting topic.

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Monday, 17 September 2018 17:10

Paul Keels and Zack Meisel Discuss New Book

Longtime radio voice of the Ohio State Buckeyes Paul Keels and Zack Meisel of The Athletic both joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about their new book: 

 
The book is available whereever books are sold and also online.

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Friday, 14 September 2018 16:36

East Preps For Dover Week #4

East Dragons head coach Marques Hayes joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about their matchup with Dover. 

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Friday, 14 September 2018 15:11

Revere & Barberton Ready For Week 4 Showdown

James Boyeas of Revere spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of their game with the Barberton Magics. 

Tony Gotto of Barberton also joined the show to talk about their end of the matchup.

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Friday, 14 September 2018 15:05

Hoban Ready For Week 4 Matchup

Hoban head football coach Tim Tyrrell joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about their matchup with Ursuline in Week 4. 

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This week our 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Sicilia Ho, a senior golfer for Wadsworth High School.

 She got into golf at an early age, with encouragement from her dad and two older sisters. 
 
“They played college golf and it runs in the family now, so that’s how I got into it,” she says.
 
She says she learned her competitive nature from them, something she takes out on the course with her.
 
“We always tried to improve one another, but it’s always nice to beat one of them, “she said with a laugh. 
 
Coach Michael Schmeltzer said her success is largely in part  due to her coach. 
 
“Sicilia is one of the hardest working student-athletes I have had the privilege to coach,” he said.
 
“She has a great future ahead of her both academically, and in women's golf. She is a true role model. “
 
Upon graduation in the spring, she plans on studying  mechanical engineering.
 
In addition to her golf at Wadsworth, she serves as President of the National Honor Society, Key Club, and Student Council Secretary, among other activities and clubs 
 
We wish Sicilia the best in all of her future endeavors
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This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Mason McMillen, a senior football player for Wadsworth High School.

He’s grown up around the sport, having started in second grade. Mason says he’s grown with his teammates throughout his football journey.
 
“I was eager to get out there and ever since (childhood) I’ve played it,” he explained.
 
Wadsworth Head Coach Justin Todd had some positive words for McMillen, who he appointed as a captain both his junior and senior year.
 
“Mason exemplifies everything a coach looks for in a student athlete,” Coach Todd explained. 
 

“He is a leader among his peers, being voted as a two time captain, and is looked favorably upon as a model for excellent student athlete behavior by the teaching staff and administration alike.”
 
Mason credits Coach Todd for helping him achieve success both on and off the field.
 
“I think he’s got the most out of me out of my high school career, and he’s prepared me for college coming up,” McMillen said.
 
His coach says it’s his work ethic that makes him stand out amongst his peers.
 
“He is the hardest working athlete I've had the pleasure of coaching, and Mason's achievements are a result of the hard work, discipline and fortitude he displays in each facet of life.”
 
Upon graduation in the spring,Mason plans on studying business economics once he gets to college.
 
We wish Mason the best in all of his future endeavors. 
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McKinley football coach Dan Reardon joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about their matchup with Green.

 Kickoff is set for 7pm Friday in Green. 

Jon Wallace also joined the show as well to talk about the game.

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Ross Benjamin from RBWins.com picked against the spread in college and pro football.

College picks: TCU (+14) over the Ohio State Buckeyes, Oklahoma (-17 1/2) over Iowa State, Vandy (+14) over Notre Dame, and Boise State (-3) over Oklahoma State.

He picked the Browns (+9 1/2 over the New Orleans Saints amongst other NFL games.

As always, these picks are for entertainment purposes only.

 

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Thursday, 13 September 2018 17:01

KSU, Coach Lewis Prepare For Penn State

Coach Sean Lewis of Kent State University spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of their game with perennial power Penn State on Saturday.

 Kickoff is set for 12 noon in Pennsylvania. 

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

 

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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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17 years have passed since the terror attacks on American soil, which claimed over 3,000 lives. In the nearly two decades since September 11th, 2001, what additional precautions have been made to ensure our continued safety?

According to SACS Security president Tim Dimoff, a lot has gone into further security. Dimoff joined the Ray Horner Morning Show on the 9/11 anniversary to discuss how Homeland Security and other intelligence agencies have snuffed out potential attacks throughout the years and will continue to do so. He points to taking the fight overseas to the Middle East has really helped snuff out terrorist groups, especially due to the use of drones.

Though a controversial topic today, Dimoff also says increased immigration screening has helped prevent attacks, mainly from countries on the “watch” list.

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Monday, 10 September 2018 17:37

Buckeyes Keep Rolling, Prepare For TCU

"The Voice of the Buckeyes" Paul Keels spoke with Sam and Brad Monday after their dismantling of Rugters this past Saturday.

OSU will face #15 TCU on Saturday in primetime.

 

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