Tony Mazur

Tony Mazur

This week has shown some uncertain futures for two long-time staples in the Akron area.

Dan Horrigan, the mayor of Akron, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss a few local topics, one of them being the sale of the Akron Beacon Journal to GateHouse Media. Horrigan believes in a strong local newspaper to hold the politicians accountable, and has said the Beacon is part of the fabric of the city. Once the sale goes through, the mayor wants to sit with the new owners to discuss their approach to journalism and the business community.

Horrigan also touched on the Bridgestone Invitational, which will leave town after 2018. The mayor is disappointed that the Bridgestone will not return for 2019, especially with how it affects the local economy and the Northeast Ohio Golf Charities. He says the city will work on bringing a new tournament to town, with the hopes of the top golfers in the world coming back, as well.

For the fourth-straight year since LeBron James has returned from South Beach, the Cleveland Cavaliers are embarking on another playoff run.

John Michael, the radio voice of the Cavs, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to preview the playoffs and the team’s opponent. Michael says the rotations and matchups will depend on their opponent, and regardless, Tyronn Lue will typically rotate nine players in the game. The final game of the season will mark the first time in LeBron’s career he will have played in all 82 contests, and Michael made a case for him being the MVP.

The Cavs’ voice also talked about other potential foes in the Eastern Conference, including young and hungry teams such as the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers.

This week's 1590 WAKR Female Student of the Week is Kendal Miller from St. Vincent-St Mary High School.

Kendal is standout senior basketball player for Coach Carley Whitney and the Fighting Irish. St. V had another tremendous season, as they made it to the regional championship game in Division II, before falling to Gilmour Academy.

Kendal is already set to continue her academic and athletic career, which will ocurr at The University of Akron. She actually committed to the Zips during her junior year at St. Vincent-St Mary.

Miller really is a big fan of the tight-knit community at St. V. She says you can always count on the student body and teachers to be there when you need them the most, on or off the court. Kendal is also a really big fan of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. When she isn't playing ball or studying, Kendal enjoys catching up on her sleep.

Best of luck to you, Kendal!

A staple in the world of is making his jump from classic rock radio to reality television. And he is taking his family with him.

Eddie Money called into the Ray Horner Morning Show, guest-hosted by Tony Mazur, to promote his new reality show, Real Money, which debuts April 8th on AXS-TV. Real Money follows the Money family around, which includes his wife, Laurie, five kids, and eight animals. Click this link to view a two-minute trailer for the new show.

In addition to the new show, Money also talked about his love of the Dodgers, whom he has followed since his days of living in Brooklyn. The 69-year-old singer also chatted about the comeback of vinyl records, his adoration for performing in Northeast Ohio, and a look back at his hit songs, which are still in heavy rotation on rock radio.

Thursday, 05 April 2018 19:10

AUDIO: Bob Vila Shares Tips On Pest Control

Spring has arrived, and for some, so have the household pests. How does one get rid of them, or prevent them from showing up at all? The home improvement expert has the answers.

Bob Vila joined the Ray Horner Morning Show, which was hosted by Tony Mazur, to discuss pest control around the home. During this time of year, vermin such as termites begin to make their way into homes, and Bob shares some tips on how to get them out and keep them out.

For more information on termite and pest control, go to BobVila.com and PestWorld.org.

This week, our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Alex Cramer, a senior baseball player for Stow-Munroe Falls High School.

Alex said he got into the sport in the third grade and played a variety of sports growing up.

As a team captain for the Bulldogs, he leads more by example than vocally, although he says both are necessary at different times.

As a Stow baseball player, Alex knows the expectations and tradition of being a Bulldog.

“It’s such an honor,” Cramer said. “We have very high expectations and I’m very proud to be a part of that.”

In addition to playing baseball, Alex is a member of the National Honor Society and volunteers at the Akron Food Bank.

Upon graduation in the spring, Alex plans on attending the University of Akron to study mechanical engineering.

We at 1590 WAKR wish Alex the best in all of his future endeavors.

Erika Johnson from Springfield High School is this week’s 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week.

Ericka is four-year letter winner in softball for the Spartans. She was also recognized as first team all-PTC in the outfield, as well as an all-state honorable mention.

Erika loves playing for the Lady Spartans because the team is very close and great friends "Whether we are winning or losing, we are always having fun in the dug out,” she says.

Staying focused is one of the more challenging things when it comes to playing softball. Erika makes it a point to stay mentally prepared.

"Sometimes during a seven inning game, you can get tired and lose focus."

Focus is also important in the classroom, where Erika enjoys studying marketing. After high school, Malone University is her next stop, where she plans to study child psychology.

Hayden Murphy from Barberton High School is the male 1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week for March 30th-April 6th.

A senior at Barberton, Hayden is a member of the Magics baseball team. When this interview was recorded, the baseball team has yet to play for 2018 due to the time of year and the inclement weather, but Hayden looks to finish his career strong.

Through his senior guidance, Hayden looks to help lead the Magics to an improved record in 2018. To beat the wintertime blues, the coaches had the players in the weight room, sometimes as early as 5:30 in the morning.

Baseball has been passion and main sport for Hayden since he was four years old. Like many teenage athletes, they participate in other sports until they fall in love with one in particular, and baseball grabbed Hayden’s attention early on.

"I played soccer my freshman and sophomore year,” Hayden says. "But I ended up getting hurt and I thought I’d just play baseball after that."

As for college, Hayden is still undecided. However, he looks to stay local, taking a glance at smaller neighborhood schools such as Walsh and Malone. Biomedical engineering

Hayden is a Barberton lifer, spending his 17+ years in the Magic City.

"I think growing up in Barberton allows you to be different,” says Hayden. As for the school, he says "It’s amazing. I love it here."

After a shockingly brief appearance in the postseason, the 2018 Cleveland Indians are fired up and ready for the regular season to begin.

Bob DiBiasio, VP with the Indians, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to preview the opening day roster. One of the questions on the team has been Michael Brantley, and though he will start the year on the disabled list, Bobby D says the veteran outfielder has not experienced any setbacks. Other topics of discussion are the continued strength of the pitching staff and retaining Mike Napoli in the organization.

The Indians take on the Seattle Mariners Thursday night for the regular season opener. Progressive Field opens up eight days later on April 6th, when the Tribe takes on the Kansas City Royals.

This week's 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Garrett Mellon from Archbishop Hoban High School.

Garrett is a member of the Knights' lacrosse team. Hoban's season is already underway, and they are looking forward to a very competitive year.

Garrett settled on lacrosse as his full-time sport just one year ago, after years of playing football and basketball. But it wasn't the first time he picked up a lacrosse stick, as he has been dabbling in the sport since he was six.

The family atmosphere at Hoban has been attractive to Garrett. He says the support is great across the board, whether it is in the classroom or on the athletic fields.

Garrett hopes to attend The Ohio State University and play lacrosse in the future.

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