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.
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 10:14

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/24/2018

:17 - Last week, candidate for Lt. governor, Betty Sutton, joined us. This week, Jon Husted called into the program. He is the running mate alongside AG Mike DeWine. Husted talked to Ray about the campaign in general and how he sees Ohio in the present and future.

10:14 - Dr. Joe Congeni, whose speciality is sports medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital, stopped by the studio to talk about injuries and prevention. One topic was on the mistake of NFL officials picking up their flags after Baker Mayfield was conked in the head on Sunday. Another is confusion over the Nick Bosa injury, which has caused him to forego the rest of his Ohio State career.

17:21 - Madi and Josh are two students from Coventry High School, and they competed in our Academic Exam! How’d they do? How’d YOU do? Powered by the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

29:14 - The Barberton football team keeps rolling along, and they take on Highland this Friday. Head coach Tony Gotto is back this week after being suspended for a game, and he joined Ray to talk about his Magics.

32:36 - The 2018 World Series has begun, and the Red Sox took a 1-0 lead in the contest. Do you care? Will Middle America be watching?

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 11:08

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/23/2018

:17 - October 23, 2001 was the day the iPod was first announced, so today is iPod Day. Does anyone still use one of them? And what are some other technological devices that have either been phased out over time, like the pager or the PalmPilot? Remember LaserDisc? Ray and Tony talked about all of these.

17:08 - The Browns, whether they pretend otherwise, have problems within the coaching staff. On Monday, Hue Jackson says he won’t take over the playcalling from OC Todd Haley, but that’s a different tone than what he had after Sunday’s game. Fred Greetham from the Orange & Brown Report came on to interpret and break down what’s happening.

26:17 - Remember the Pacer? The Pinto? The original Honda Civic? We mentioned some old ugly cars from yesteryear on the program.

39:25 - The 8-1 East Dragons have a big game against Buchtel this Friday. Dragons head coach Marques Hayes joined Ray to preview the matchup and look back on their season so far.

Monday, 22 October 2018 10:47

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/22/2018

:17 - The Cleveland Browns dropped to 2-4-1 on the season after a 26-23 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Both the coaching and the officiating looked suspect, and Ray and Tony broke down what exactly happened. Also, will Hue Jackson be out the door soon? That update on the Browns is brought to you by Klaban.

9:28 - Barberton mayor Bill Judge joined the program to talk about retaining and attracting businesses in his city. Just recently, B&W moved from Barberton to Akron, which, Judge admits, hurts, but is better than having them head to the Carolinas.

18:20 - It’s Monday, so it’s time for our Business of the Week! This week, we head over to Tallmadge Avenue and chat with our friends at DeVitis Italian Market! Brought to you by Hearinc.

27:28 - Also on Mondays, we talk to our veterinarian Dr. Gary Riggs about your pets. With October wrapping up next week, it is still Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and yes, pets can also get breast cancer. But just how prevalent is it? Dr. Riggs has offices in Barberton and Wadsworth.

36:20 - The Haven of Rest is celebrating 75 years in the Akron community, first opening its doors in 1943 off N. Howard St., and are now on E. Market. Rose Rose, Charlotte Hunt, and Rev. Jeff Kaiser joined Ray in studio to talk about their continued mission statement.

Friday, 19 October 2018 09:31

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/19/2018

:17 - Dave Landau was on Last Comic Standing and Gotham Comedy Live, and has made quite a name for himself in the world of radio and podcasting. He’s currently co-hosting Compound Media’s The Anthony Cumia Show, and he’s performing stand-up at the Funny Stop in Cuyahoga Falls this weekend.

5:48 - Ohio State is in primetime against Purdue this weekend, which has been a trap game for the Buckeyes in past years. So how are the Buckeyes this year? Ray and WAKR’s Chris Drew talk about the injury of Nick Bosa and the play of QB Dwayne Haskins.

11:55 - Speaking of football, let’s go over to the Browns. WAKR’s Ben Thomas, host of Full Throttle Football, previewed the Browns’ contest against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

18:22 - Ray mentions a study where households with three kids endure the most stress. Why is that? Various reasons, such has needing a bigger car, going on roller coasters alone, etc.

26:04 - Time now for our Final Exam! Let’s see how you and the panel did.

33:22 - Let’s head to the Front Row with WQMX morning man Scott Wynn and see what’s happening at the movies. The big movie this weekend is the return of Halloween.

Thursday, 18 October 2018 10:45

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/18/2018

:16 - We’re just a few weeks away from the gubernatorial election in Ohio. Joining us this morning is Betty Sutton, who is on the ticket with Richard Cordray for governor.

8:03 - Stemming from a conversation about Italy, Ray and Tony talked about fun honeymoon for young married couples. As mentioned earlier this week, Tony got engaged over the weekend, and he and his fiancee Leah are open to possible honeymoon ideas.

15:22 - The Cleveland Indians have been eliminated from the playoffs for over a week and a half, but they still have some holes to be filled and questions to be answered. Do the Indians need to sell off a starting pitcher or two for a power bat, and if so, could Corey Kluber be a name?

30:09 - Our master gardener, Jeanne Poremski, joined us on the phone to get us ready before the first frost.

39:02 - Nick Bosa had surgery several weeks back, and rather than rehab his groin and get on the field for the Michigan game and beyond, he’s choosing to forego and enter the NFL Draft. Is this a good decision, and how is Buckeye Nation treating this?

Tuesday, 16 October 2018 11:09

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/16/2018

:17 - One of the big talking points in Akron these last few weeks has been a proposed ordinance to fine and even jail residents who have incessant barking dogs. Well, city council shot down Russ Neal’s proposal, and he joined Ray to discuss what’s next.

10:17 - Time now for our Academic Exam, sponsored by the Akron-Summit County Public Library. Matt and Katelyn from East Community Learning Center squared off a day earlier than normal, as we’re live at Goodyear Hall tomorrow.

23:00 - The devastation continues in the gulf of Florida, as the panhandle looks to rebuild what was torn up from Michael. The tornado-like winds damaged the power structure and grids need to be rebuilt. Mark Durbin from FirstEnergy gave us some education on what needs to be done.

30:52 - The Browns came out flat in Sunday’s contest against the Los Angeles Chargers. What needs to be done to rectify both sides of the ball to get back to .500? Fred Greetham from the Orange & Brown Report gave his thoughts on the game and looked ahead to Sunday in Tampa.

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.

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