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.
Friday, 04 January 2019 09:08

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/4/2019

:17 - Friday's s show began talking about the purpose of live mascots at sporting events, which comes off the heels of the Texas Longhorns' steer prying loose and trying to gore UGA, the University of Georgia's Bulldog mascot. Maybe PETA is finally on the right side of something?

6:41 - It's day three of our local mayor roundup, and today, we went down to Green. Mayor Gerard Neugebauer stopped by to recap 2018 in Green, which culminated in their fight against and settlement with Nexus on the pipeline.

20:18 - Capital Financial's Richard Peterson called into the program to talk about Ohio raising the minimum wage up a few cents, and the affect it may have on small and larger businesses.

28:00 - Have you ever lost something like a wedding ring, jewelry, wallet, phone, etc., and you yourself have felt lost? Ray and the panel shared their experiences.

39:12 - With it being Friday, it's time to sit down with our movie guy Scott Wynn. Scott and Ray chatted about Escape Room, as well as the new Mary Poppins.

Thursday, 03 January 2019 09:29

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/3/2019

:17 - January 2nd, 2019 was a brutal day if you were a celebrity born in 1942. “Mean Gene” Okerlund, Bob “Super Dave” Einstein, and Daryl “The Captain” Dragon all passed away on Wednesday, and all had huge careers in the 1970s and ‘80s. Ray and Tony chatted about their lives and brought up some fun facts.

6:32 - It’s day two of Ray’s meetings with the local mayors. Today, Barberton mayor Bill Judge called into the show to recap 2018 and look ahead to 2019, specifically how the Magic City can rebound after losing their largest employer.

16:36 - While it seems like people never eat at home anymore, the numbers for chain restaurants have gone way down in 2018. Eaters seem to be abandoning the chains and the sports bars and heading toward the ethnic-themed restaurants.

28:50 - During our Question of the Day, which was about former Cleveland Browns quarterbacks who threw the most touchdowns, Ray and Tony got into yet another discussion about who the team should hire as head coach.

Wednesday, 02 January 2019 10:44

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/2/2019

:17 - In the NFL, the day after the regular season is called Black Monday, due to many coaches getting fired after scuffling seasons. The Browns are in a unique position where it’s a highly sought after job, but they also had some success with interim coach Gregg Williams. Where will they go? Who will they choose?

11:50 - In the first week (or so) of 2019, Ray will sit down with the mayors from the area to look back at 2018 and look ahead to the current year. Today, Cuyahoga Falls mayor Don Walters stopped by the studio to look back at 2018, from the continued growth of Portage Crossing to the opening of Front Street to automobile traffic.

28:28 - It’s day 11 of the government shutdown. Dr. David Beer, professor of political science at Malone University, mentioned what it’s all about and the repercussions that could come from it.

40:30 - With the new year beginning, many are looking to kick things off on a healthy path, from eating better to getting some exercise. Judi Christy from the Akron YMCA called in to talk about what The Y has to offer, whether you’re a newbie to a gym or a frequent visitor.

47:11 - Continuing the conversation of the Browns’ coaching search is the Orange & Brown Report’s Fred Greetham.

Monday, 31 December 2018 09:01

Ray Horner Podcast - 2018 in Pop Culture

On the Ray Horner Morning Show, we cover hard-hitting news, but we also discuss some lighter elements of our popular culture.

Join guest host Tony Mazur as he talked pop culture with Bob Ethington from the Akron-Summit County Public Library, as well as the top grossing movies with WQMX morning show host Scott Wynn.

Friday, 14 December 2018 09:38

Ray Horner Podcast - 12/14/2018

:17 - We lost a local legend on Thursday at the age of 79. Don Webster worked at WEWS/Channel 5 for 35 years, hosting the famed shows Upbeat, The Morning Exchange, and Academic Challenge, and was a personable weatherman throughout his tenure. Ray and Tony reflected on Don’s life.

6:07 - So long, Edwin Encarnacion, and so long, parrotheads. Encarnacion and Yandy Diaz got packaged in a three-team trade that ended up bringing back longtime catcher and first baseman Carlos Santana. Is this a blockbuster move? The panel doesn’t think so.

11:29 - Scott Wynn stopped by to chat about the movies opening up, and what’s happening in the world of entertainment. Ralph Breaks the Internet still tops the charts, and there’s a new PG-13 Deadpool flick.

13:47 - We keep things a bit light on Fridays. And speaking of Fridays, let’s talk restaurants, specifically forgotten restaurants from yesteryear. Remember Rax? Bennigan’s? Bob’s Big Boy? Chi-Chi’s? Arthur Treacher’s? Damon’s? Blimpie? York Steak House? Tony Roma’s? All of these were discussed.

27:06 - Dan Flowers called into the program to talk about the Akron-Canton Foodbank and what’s happening around the holidays.

Thursday, 13 December 2018 09:45

Ray Horner Podcast - 12/13/2018

:17 - Victoria Lorenzen isn’t much different from a normal high school junior, except one major difference: she’s an airplane pilot. Her parents are both pilots, and Akron Public Schools and Firestone CLC has allowed her fulfill her dreams. She spoke of her passion in the studio with Ray.

9:21 - Everyone have their Christmas tree decorated? The panel talked about their trees, either their current ones or trees from their youth. Lots of tinsel, garland, and even bubble lights!

16:24 - Tim Dimoff is the president and CEO of SACS Security, and he talked about how firms like his would help find missing persons.

27:19 - Well, is Corey Kluber heading west or no? Will the Indians be active in free agency? Tribe broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus answered those questions to the best of his ability.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 10:14

Ray Horner Podcast - 12/12/2018

:17 - Are the days of the movie house over? Or what about the movie star, the blockbuster films that aren’t of the action variety? The morning show panel dug into this topic early this morning.

12:08 - Canal Park is home to not only the Akron RubberDucks, but the best turf in the state of Ohio. Head groundskeeper Chris Walsh joined the show to discuss their process of maintaining such fine grass.

19:58 - Reverend Jeff Kaiser called in to talk about the Haven of Rest during the holiday season.

25:52 - As always on Wednesdays, Dr. Joe Congeni comes on the program to discuss sports medicine. The Cavaliers are without Tristan Thompson for an extended period, and Dr. Joe talked about what thoracic outlet syndrome is.

33:25 - Chris Eck is from FirstEnergy, and he stopped by our studios to talk about energy usage this time of year, with all the Christmas lights and displays happening.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 10:34

Ray Horner Podcast - 12/11/2018

:17 - It’s indeed the holiday season! The morning show panel chatted about the lack of Christmas lights on houses this year, as well as their favorite holiday traditions.

14:54 - Speaking of holiday traditions, the new pastime seems to be banning or censoring things that some don’t like. A radio station up the road recently banned “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” from their Christmas playlist due to its perceived suggestive lyrics. Ray and Tony think it’s a bunch of bunk.

20:08 - Mark Welfley from Welfley Technologies in Fairlawn is our tech guy who comes in every holiday season to break down the newest gadgets. Welfley talked about everything from Alexa to tablets to smartwatches.

42:13 - Could this really be the end in Cleveland for Corey Kluber? Sure seems that way, as the Los Angeles Dodgers are willing to part with a member or two from their crowded outfield for the two-time Cy Young winner.

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.

Thursday, 29 November 2018 10:35

Ray Horner Podcast - 11/29/2018

:17 - The news of General Motors closing down regional plants has been tough, especially for folks near Lordstown, Ohio. Senator Sherrod Brown has made his feelings known on this subject, and has appealed to President Donald Trump to get

7:34 - The holidays are stressful enough. It’s worse when scammers are out to rip off consumers on the open market. Tim Dimoff from SACS Security and Consulting shared some tips on how to prevent these scams from occurring.

17:31 - Five burger patties, five hot dogs, five kielbasa, eight chicken strips, eight strips of bacon, cheese, lettuce, and tomato make up the seven-pound, $75 Gridiron Burger at Arizona Cardinals games. Tony thinks he can tackle.

31:42 - About 125,000 children under 18 in Ohio are uninsured. Why is that? Joan Alker from the Center for Children & Families explains.

36:16 - The holidays aren’t just stressful with the wallet or the big box store. It’s also a time when people reminisce over lost loves or family members, and the corresponding grief adds to the stress. Pat Reese from the House of the Lord is here to help.

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