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.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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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