Tony Mazur

Tony Mazur

A lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio, Tony Mazur has been with 1590 WAKR since 2015. He is the producer and fill-in host of the Ray Horner Morning Show, as well as a contributor on various programs on the station.
 
Prior to joining Akron media, Tony's first few years in radio were in the Cleveland area. He began his broadcasting career fresh out of high school at 18, and has been active in the field ever since. Tony already has an alphabet soup of call letters, working for and contributing to WKNR, WHK, WFUN, WWMK, WKRK, WNCX, and WWGK, all in Northeast Ohio. He has also covered professional, collegiate, and high school sports across Ohio.
 
When he is not behind the microphone in a radio studio, Tony has been seen performing stand-up comedy in the area. He can either be found at a ballpark, comedy club, concert hall, or in his thriving neighborhood of Highland Square.
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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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