Wednesday, 22 May 2019 19:00

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 5.22.19

On the Wednesday edtion of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast:

The fellas weighed in on Cleveland being the host city for the 2021 NFL Draft

Michael Lee of the Athletic joined in to talk NBA Playoffs 

One of the best television producers of our time Dick Ebersol joined the show to talk about being the recipient of the 2019 Pete Rozelle Radio and TV award during Enshrinement Week at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton. 

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Wednesday, 22 May 2019 09:42

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/22/2019

:17 - Today marks 27 years since Johnny Carson last graced our presence on the Tonight Show. Ray and Tony looked back at his career both on the show and away from it.

4:07 - The school year at the University of Akron is coming to a close, as is the first year of Dr. John Green’s tenure as interim president. He joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to recap his first year at the helm.

15:58 - Walking and texting may not be a big issue in the Akron area, but in New York, it’s become a problem.

21:19 - Jeff Sloan is the head baseball coach at Firestone CLC, and he joined Ray to talk about their Thursday matchup (if they get the game in due to storms) against Brunswick.

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Former Tribe and Oakland A's catcher and current A's broadcaster Ray Fosse joined Sam and Brad in Booth 6 at Progressive Field ahead of tonight's game. 

Fosse talked about the Indians and the revitalization of downtown when the Indians hit their peak in the 1990's 

"The beautiful thing about now that you see people come to a game and stay downtown," Fosse said. 

"It's a beautiful city and a growing city and I enjoyed my time here." 

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The Cavaliers have their coach in place and are ready to "drive the culture" back to winning basketball.

The Wine and Gold formally introduced John Beilein as the team's head coach to the media today at Cleveland Clinic Courts..

Beilein said this was an opportunity he couldn't pass up.

"I feel so good and I hated leaving a great place like the University of Michigan, it could only be for something special like this, we have something special right here in front of us," he said.

Beilein has coached for over 30 plus years in the collegiate ranks and 12 of those were most recently at the University of Michigan. 




Beilein was joined today by his family, grandchildren and also making statements today were Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and GM Koby Altman. 

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Kevin Kleps, sports business reporter from CraIn's Cleveland Business joined the Sam and Brad Show as they were live from Progressive Field as they discussed the possibility of Cleveland hosting the NFL Draft in 2021.

The announcement will be made in Key Biscayne, Florida tomorrow.

"The Browns and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission feels pretty good about it (the possibility of the draft coming here)," he said. 

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Tuesday, 21 May 2019 09:25

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/21/2019

:17 - Fans of Game of Thrones are still crowing over the series finale, which wasn’t up to many of their standards. That got the show talking about the best and worst series finales in TV history. The best, which include M*A*S*H, Cheers, and Tony’s favorite in Newhart, and the worst with Seinfeld and How I Met Your Mother.

8:57 - On the topic of TV shows, Ray began his Tuesday segment with the Indians’ Bob DiBiasio on his favorite shows. Bobby was also asked if he ever thought he would be the PR guy for his hometown team for over four decades.

16:23 - SACS Security and Consulting president and CEO Tim Dimoff joined the show to share his thoughts on what some deem today a “trigger-happy society."

21:03 - Continuing the discussion on violence, Summit County prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh stopped by the studio to talk about the increased bloodshed in our community. She is also holding free self defense classes for women.

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Monday, 20 May 2019 16:10

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 5.20.19

On the Monday edition of the Sam and Brad Show:

Vince Cellini of the Golf Channel and Cavaliers in the Paint spoke about Brooks Koepka winning the PGA Championship and the hire of John Beilein as the next coach of the Cavaliers. (20.1 seconds)

Sam and Brad talked about where the NBA is currently with the Warriors' dominance (14:00) 

Jared Greenberg of NBATV and Sirius XM weighed in on the hire of John Beilein and where the Cavs are as an organization (20:35) 

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Monday, 20 May 2019 14:44

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 5.20.19

On the Monday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show: 


Jeff Schudel joins Jasen to talk sports! (16 seconds) 
Keith Stahl talks with Jasen about Community Support Services and efforts to help homelessness. (8:28) 
CBS's Larry Magid talks with Jasen about viruses attacking schools and spam calls. (16:38)

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Monday, 20 May 2019 09:13

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/20/2019

:17 - Last night was the finale of HBO’s Game of Thrones, and between the four members of the panel, they’ve seen a total of zero episodes. Ray brought up the lack of productivity that will most likely happen at offices today.

5:26 - The new trend in transportation is the car service, and now it has trickled down to teenagers calling over a vehicle for proms and homecomings. Ray is a bit of a novice when it comes to Uber and Lyft, so he got a mini lesson from Tony.

11:49 - Speaking of Uber, some high schoolers are foregoing the usual bagged lunch of cafeteria foods in favor of fast food items found on Uber Eats, GrubHub, DoorDash, and PostMates.

19:17 - Our veterinarian Dr. Gary Riggs stopped by to discuss the warmer days for your pets, digestive issues, and certain raw diets.

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Friday, 17 May 2019 17:25

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 5.17.19

The Feel Good Friday edition of the Sam and and Brad Show Podcast:

WKYC's Bud Shaw joined the show to talk all things Cleveland Sports (20.3 seconds) 

Ed DeRosa broke down the Preakness Stakes this weekend. (15:51) 

Connie in Canal Fulton told her story about two holes in one on the golf course (28:34) 


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Our G&G Fitness Coach of the Week is Rod Swartz, the head baseball coach of the Norton Panthers.

Their last game they won the PTC Metro over Coventry.

Swartz says that the "third season" is going well.

"We play Marlington in the districts Monday at 2pm down in Louisville," he says. "We have a deep and experienced team, and it's been a pleasure to be around."


Their record is currently 19-1 on the season. Stay tuned for next week's 1590 WAKR G&G Fitness Coach of the Week, 

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Friday, 17 May 2019 15:13

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 5.17.19

On the Friday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast: 
Congressman Anthony Gonzalez  on prescription prices, police training (16.4) 
Jasen and Bobbi with callers asking them should you leave a game early? (8:24) 
Rich Ruda from the JACK Thistledown Racino preview of The Preakness (12:40) 
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Friday, 17 May 2019 08:46

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/17/2019

:17 - Odell Beckham Jr. may be the most talented wide receiver in football, but does that give him the luxury of skipping out on voluntary mini camp? And what about the Kareem Hunt situation? Ray and Tony shared their thoughts.

6:50 - What’s the latest update on the GM plant in Lordstown? WFMJ-TV’s Lindsay McCoy, who also used to be in the WAKR newsroom, has the latest update.

14:11 - The Indians have their longest homestand of the season right now, and with that comes a slew of fun promotions such as jersey giveaways, fireworks nights, and dollar hot dogs. Curtis Danburg from the Tribe joined the show to talk about all those, as well as the economic impact the all-star game in July will have.

21:08 - Who’s excited for John Wick 3? Scott Wynn, our movie guy, is!

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Thursday, 16 May 2019 17:19

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 5.16.19

On the Three Question Thursday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast:


Sam and Brad spoke with CBS College Basketball analyst and former coach Pete Gillen to talk about what players the Cavs might take at #5.(20 seconds) 

They also spoke with Ohio State Representative Dave Greenspan (R-Ohio) on the latest with legalizing and regulating sports gaming in the state of Ohio.(11:14)

Sam and Brad themselves talked about legalizing sports gambling and what it might take to get it passed in the Buckeye State. (22:01) 

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Thursday, 16 May 2019 15:43

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 5.16.19

For the Jasen Sokol Show Thursday Podcast: 
Senator Rob Portman on the future of Ohio's Auto Industry (16.6 seconds)
Denny Wilson, F.I. Housing: Ohio Premier of film Heroin's Grip ( 8:30) 
PGA Pro Joe Leenheer: trouble for Tiger Woods (18:29) 

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019 16:50

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 5.15.19

On the Wednesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast:

Seth Greenberg, college basketball analyst for ESPN discussed last night's NBA Draft lottery (20 seconds in) 

Jim Bowden of The Athletic and Sirius XM joined the program to talk a little Indians and MLB (17;28)

Sam and Brad discussed "basketball purgatory" and what it means for the Wine and Gold (23:59) 

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019 15:59

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 5.15.19

On the Wednesday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show:
WKYC's Ben Axelrod breaks down NBA draft lottery (17.4 seconds) 
ABJ's Katie Byard: on the Akron Dish. discussed New owners for Bricco, Romanian Festival (9:03) 
Downtown Akron Partnership's Sharon Gillberg and Kelli Fetter joined the show as well (19:09) 

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019 09:40

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/16/2019

:17 - The NBA Draft is happening on June 20th, and the Cleveland Cavaliers will have the fifth pick. John Michael is the radio voice of the Cavs, and he believes the team will have the chance to snag a solid player at that spot. Michael also talked about the hiring of John Beilein from the college ranks.

13:12 - There has been talk about increasing the NFL season by two games, but many have questioned if there are just too many NBA and MLB games. Dr. Joe Congeni deals with sports medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital, and he mentioned how the body can really break down playing in 82 NBA games or 162 baseball contests.

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019 08:42

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/15/2019

:17 - A legend in the comedy world passed away yesterday, as Tim Conway lost his battle with dementia. A native Northeast Ohioan, Conway made audiences double over in laughter for nearly 60 years. Ray and Tony shared their thoughts on the death of Dorf.

5:47 - With more on Tim Conway, writer Rich Heldenfels joined the show to talk about his interactions with him over the years when he wrote for the Akron Beacon Journal.

11:32 - The Carol Burnett Show reminded the panel this morning on variety shows from years past and why they were important.

16:32 - In other news, the United States’ trade war with China continues. Dr. David Beer, professor of political science at Malone University, educated the listeners on tariffs, and he touched on the current political climate.

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Tuesday, 14 May 2019 16:41

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 5.14.19

On the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast live from Canal Park:


 Dr.David Cohen from the  Bliss Institute discussed civility in politics and the 2020 Democratic candidates for President (16.1 seconds)

Katie Riley discussed the Akron Marathon Race Series (10:29)

 Richard Peterson of Capital Financial Group discussed tariffs and stock markets (14:29)

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Monday, 13 May 2019 17:16

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 5.13.19

On the Monday edition of the Sam and Brad Show:

Cavaliers TV Play-by-Play voice Fred McLeod spoke about the hiring of John Beilein as the next head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. (21 seconds)

Oliver Luck, Commissioner of the XFL spoke about the startup of the new football league in 2020.(10:08)

Sam and Brad offered their thoughts on the hiring of John Beilein as the new Cavaliers coach. (20:49)


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Monday, 13 May 2019 15:01

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 5.13.19

Jasen broadcasts live from the Building Trade Expo Monday.

Mayor Dan Horrigan stops by to talk about the importance of the building trades and how people can get into them. (17 seconds)

Anthony Bellino, from Fox Sports 1230, joins Jasen to talk about the announcement that the Cavs hired John Beilein as the new head coach. (5:07)

Pam Hickson-Stevenson of the Akron-Summit County Library, joins Jasen to talk about the services they offer and about the expo.(12:52)

Executive, Ilene Shapiro, joins Jasen to talk about the Trade Expo.(19:28)


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Friday, 10 May 2019 17:29

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 5.10.19

On the Feel Good Friday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast:

 Dallas Braden Oakland A's Broadcaster from NBC Sports California spoke with Sam about the upcoming A's and Indians series.(20.3 seconds) 

Lake High School graduate and North Carolina State graduate Jake McBride spoke with Sam about  advancing in the US Open Local Qualifer earlier this week. (16:27) 

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Our 1590 WAKR G&G Fitness Coach of the Week this week is Bill Gamble of the Jackson Polar Bears. He is the head baseball coach for the Polar Bears.

He talked about the team his run has been on, winning 50-plus Federal League games and getting ready for the post season.

Coach Gamble says his team is getting close to where he wants them to be, despite their tremendous success.

"We know the pitching is elite, we know that every play is going to matter the further and further we go in the tournament," he says. 


Stay tuned for the Coach of the Week next week on the Sam and Brad Show.

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Friday, 10 May 2019 14:52

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 5.10.19

On the Bonzai Friday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast:

Nicole Mullet and Amanda Golden of ArtsNow asking for community input (16.4 seconds) 

 Governor Mike DeWine discussed Workhorse at Lordstown depends on Postal Service (10:14) 

Bob Dyer of the Akron Beacon Journal discussed the War on Robocalls (18:53) 

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Friday, 10 May 2019 09:04

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/10/2019

:17 - We began Friday’s program talking about classic game shows and some of our favorites. Outside the staples such as Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune, the panel mentioned some close to their heart, as well as others many have forgotten about.

6:35 - Speaking of game shows, Tony had the pleasure of speaking with a long-time kids and teen game show host Marc Summers, who is bringing his Double Dare Live through Akron on May 16th. Marc, who has hosted shows on the Food Network the last two decade, talked about the Double Dare nostalgia, and well as his battle with OCD.

19:46 - According to our movie guy, Scott Wynn, the girls are taking charge at the movie houses this weekend, from What Men Want to The Hustle.

23:06 - Since every day is a holiday these days, today is National Clean Your Room day.

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Thursday, 09 May 2019 14:47

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 5.9.19

On the Thursday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast: 
Rick Stockburger, V.P. and C.O.O. of Tech Belt Energy Innovation spoke about Workhorse renewable energy vehicles (16 seconds in) 
PGA Pro Joe Leenheer shared his golf news and tips (11:16) 

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Children and preteens with cable television in the 1980s and ‘90s had their eyes glued to the fledgling kids network Nickelodeon. Those kids are now well into their thirties, but have the opportunity to feel young again when Double Dare Live visits the Akron Civic Theatre on May 16th.

The long-time host of Double Dare, Marc Summers, was interviewed by WAKR’s Tony Mazur, who happens to fall into the category of nostalgia-loving thirty-somethings. Marc talked about his itch to enter the game show hosting business in the 1970s, as well as his other programs (What Would You Do?, Unwrapped), and his bouts with OCD that once crippled his career.

Coming off the heels of a successful 2018 tour, Double Dare Live has toured throughout the United States in 2019, and will wrap up in Morristown, Pennsylvania on May 19th.

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Thursday, 09 May 2019 08:57

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/9/2019

:17 - Teen suicide is on the rise, and is the second-highest killer with teenagers behind accidents. Dr. Liz Menefee is with Child Guidance and Family Solutions, and she informed our listeners of the warning signs and the prevention of teen suicide.

7:44 - TV Guide released its funniest TV shows of all time, which includes Seinfeld, Cheers, Mary Tyler Moore Show, among others. The panel gave their favorite funny sitcoms and commented on others.

17:50 - Jeanne Poremski is our master gardener, and with the nicer weather, this is her time to shine. Jeanne talked about the plants flowering ahead of Mothers Day, and answered some questions on adding Roundup near vegetable gardens.

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Wednesday, 08 May 2019 17:26

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 5.8.19

Sam and Brad Show Podcast for Wednesday:

Sammy B's rant on the Indians and their lack of offensive production: (19.8) 

Golfer Maxwell Moldovan of Green as he advanced in the US Open qualifier yesterday (10:36)

Head Coach Jeff Duncan of Kent State University spoke about the Kent State Baseball team. (17:21)

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Wednesday, 08 May 2019 15:16

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 5.8.19

On the post-election edition of the Jasen Sokol Show with the winners in the primary:


Pastor Greg Harrison ( Democratic candidate in mayoral race ) (16.2 seconds in) 
Shammas Malik: wins Ward 8 (3:50) 
Sharon Connor : wins Ward 10 (10:05) 
Phil Lomabardo: wins Ward 2 (17;07) 

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Wednesday, 08 May 2019 08:58

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/8/2019

:17 - The results from election day were in, and in Akron, there were some slight changes happening inside city council. But as for the mayoral primary, current mayor Dan Horrigan will continue his path toward reelection come November, and he joined Ray to recap Tuesday night.

6:04 - Akron Public Schools superintendent David James dropped by the studio to discuss a few topics, one of which is it being National Teachers Week. Ray asked David about school safety, off the heels of another school shooting in Colorado, and the success of the I Promise school.

15:02 - Not only is it National Teachers Week, but it’s also National Nurses Week, as well. Lorie Rhine is the chief nursing officer at Summa Health System, and she called into the show to talk about the field of nursing and how its grown in the last couple of decades.

19:55 - Getting back to school safety and the latest school shooting, SACS Security and Consulting president Tim Dimoff discussed it more in depth.

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Tuesday, 07 May 2019 17:46

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 5.7.19

On the Tuesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast:

Sam caught up with ESPN Baseball analyst Tim Kurkjian (20.9 seconds in) 

He also caught up with the listeners including Howard in Akron on what should be done with Firestone Stadium (4:51) 

Former Cleveland Cavalier Kendrick Perkins joined the show to talk NBA Playoffs. (9:01) 

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Tuesday, 07 May 2019 16:17

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 5.7 19

On the Tuesday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast: 
County Exec Ilene Shapiro: Investment in Opportunity Zones (19 seconds) 
Sec of State Frank LaRose: Primary Vote (20:05) 

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Tuesday, 07 May 2019 09:11

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/7/2019

:17 - For no reason in particular, the morning show reminisced over one of television’s most iconic sitcoms, The Andy Griffith Show. Ray brought up some fun facts on the show’s classic characters.

5:20 - Today is election day for the primaries in Ohio. Secretary of State Frank LaRose called into the show to discuss what’s to come for the primaries and how the voter turnout may look by the time the polls close.

10:42 - Tuesdays during the baseball season means Tribe VP Bob DiBiasio arrives on the program to answer some questions. Those questions included the outfield woes, the struggles of Carlos Gonzalez, and the offseason trade of Yandy Diaz.

19:08 - President Trump has made improving trade with China a sticking point during his presidency, but now he’s drawing a line in the sand by threatening tariffs, which caused markets to decrease.

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Monday, 06 May 2019 16:47

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 5.6.19

Sam and Ben Thomas got into a lot of good discussions on a Monday afternoon. 

Sam and Ben discussed the events surrounding the Kentucky Derby (21 seconds) 

Fred Cowgill WLKY TV Sports Director in Louisville offered his thoughts on Kentucky Derby (4:08)
Steve Aschburner spoke about the NBA Playoffs and the Cavs coaching search  (18:19) 

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Monday, 06 May 2019 15:08

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 5.6.19

On the Monday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast: 

 Jasen talks with Rich Ruda of Thistledown about the events of the Kentucky Derby (17 seconds) 

Freda Levenson joins Jasen to talk about district maps in Ohio being redrawn to reduce gerrymandering. (11:32) 

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Monday, 06 May 2019 10:57

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/6/2019

:17 - The weekend against the Mariners began well for the Indians with two late-inning wins, but a 10-0 drubbing on Sunday caused some to scratch their heads. Ray and Tony recapped the Indians’ offensive woes, specifically how Francisco Lindor, Jose Ramirez, and Jason Kipnis are all hitting under .215.

6:02 - Dr. Gary Riggs is our veterinarian who stops by weekly, and he talked to Ray about issues like teeth and gum disease, among others.

10:04 - If you are an Akron resident, did you receive a political robo call from either current mayor Dan Horrigan or former mayor Don Plusquellic? Many did and weren’t happy, and that includes Linda Omobien. The At Large council member talked about a tension between the former mayors, as well as the tensions inside the council chambers.

14:30 - Ray was joined by a couple of former NFL players on this Monday morning. First, Akron native and former Cleveland Brown Frank Stams came in studio, and Bears and Steelers QB Mike Tomczak called into the show. Both Frank and Mike our out to help NFL alumni through their retirement plans, especially in a sport where many careers are finished by age 30.

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Congratulations to Scott Kacsmar the head coach of the Walsh Jesuit Warriors baseball team as he is this week's G&G Fitness Coach of the Week. 


Stay tuned for next week's enstallment of the Coach of the Week! 

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On the Feel Good Friday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast:

Browns GM John Dorsey joined the show as the team starts their rookie minicamp this weekend.

 Dorsey says he's excited to see the new players and see what they can do.

"Youi finally get to see the draft class of '19 and begin your assessment of what you think of the class, and so far, so good," he says. 

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Friday, 03 May 2019 09:28

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/3/2019

:17 - As expected, magazine subscriptions are at all-time lows now. AARP magazine is number one, while Reader’s Digest comes in at #4. The panel also talked about ESPN: The Magazine pulling the plug this week, as well. 4:21 - Scott Callahan has been the head coach of the Hoban Knights girls basketball team for the last decade, but he has decided to step aside. Callahan talked to Ray about his decision 10:55 - Speaking of Scotts, our movie guy is named Scott Wynn, and he talked about what’s happening at the movie houses this weekend. Mainly movies not named Avengers: Endgame. 13:03 - Executive director of the ADM Board here in Akron, Jerry Craig, stopped by the studio to thank the frontline workers and first responders for those in this opioid epidemic. Jerry also talked about how the community has come together in these last five years to address this sad situation. 19:21 - Social security is on the minds of many, and News 5’s Jonathan Walsh is in Washington D.C. to get answers on spousal entitlements.

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Thursday, 02 May 2019 18:14

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 5.2.19

Today on the Sam and Brad Show Podcast, Sam spoke with:

BYU HC Kalani Sitake on Sione Takitaki, one of his former players as he prepares to play for the Browns after getting drafted by them. (20 seconds)
 Jensen Lewis Sports Time Ohio on the Kluber injury, (10:15)

Mike Leach, the Washington State Cougars Head Coach on his speaking engagement with theMassillon Tigers. (12:31)

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Thursday, 02 May 2019 15:47

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 5.2.19

On the Thursday edition of the Sam and Brad Show:

 Dan Flowers President and CEO of the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank discussed a new report on food insecurity (16.3 seconds)
 Max Barton picks for the Kentucky Derby this weekend. (15:30)

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Thursday, 02 May 2019 09:55

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/2/2019

:17 - Andrea Rabinovitz is a second generation Holocaust survivor, and she will be speaking at the Shaw JCC in Akron tonight to tell her mother’s story. Andrea, a Stow native, came by the studio to promote the event a talk more about her mother, who escaped Nazi Germany in 1939, while other family members died in concentration camps.

12:22 - Looking for a fairly inexpensive night out at a concert? Live Nation is offering $20 tickets for select concerts in the area this week only! Meagan Ditton from Live Nation stopped by to talk about some of those shows.

16:20 - It’s showering, which means it should bring May flowering. Our master gardener Jeanne Poremski informed our listeners on proper bulb maintenance.

22:03 - Senator Sherrod Brown called into the program to discuss government monitoring of social media and some more on social security.

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Congratulations to our 1590 WAKR Male and Female Student Athlete of the Year Scholarship Award Winners Nate Dobben of Norton High School and Alexis Radcliff of Kenmore-Garfield High School.

Both were awarded $1,000 scholarships on Wednesday evening as part of that night’s festivities. The banquet was held at St. George’s Fellowship Centre inFairlawn.

Nate says he’s humbled and honored with the scholarship.



“It’s a tremendous honor,” Dobben said. “I really am grateful to receive this scholarship, it’s an amazing thing especially with so many amazing students here.”

Dobben played both football and basketball at Norton. He was also part of the Key Club, National Honor Society, Senior Class Vice President.

Upon graduation in the spring he will be studying Electrical Engineering in Fall of 2019 at the University of Akron.

Our next Student Athlete is Alexis Radcliff, from Kenmore/Garfield High School

She also talked about the honor and what it means for her future.

“It really means a lot and it’s really going to help me,” she said. “I’m so glad I got selected for this scholarship.”




This year Alexis was Academic All City, Player of the Year, and a member of the First Team in the Akron City Series.

Upon graduation in the spring, Radcliff plans on studying business management in college.

Thanks again to our sponsors Dominion East Ohio, TLC Catering, NECA-IBEW and Akron Children’s Hospital. Also thanks to G&G Fitness for sponsoring our Coaches of the Week.

We look forward to next year’s Student Athlete Banquet honoring high school athletes from the 2019-2020 school year.

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Wednesday, 01 May 2019 15:07

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 5.1.19

On the Wednesday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast:

 Dr Stacy Willett: UNC Charlotte shooting (14.8 seconds) 

Tony Brown, Voice of the Cleveland Monsters: playoff series (13:39) 

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Wednesday, 01 May 2019 08:47

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/1/2019

:17 - We’ve been talking about it on the show a lot recently, but the rise of measles has drastically increased of late. Dr. Tim Brown from Cleveland Clinic-Akron General touched on it last week, and he updated our listeners today about vaccines and booster shots for those born in the late-1950s and throughout the ‘60s.

7:01 - So will Woodstock 50 go on or not? The panel talked about the 50th anniversary of the music festival, as well as music fests in general.

15:50 - Fast food restaurants have to adapt to the needs of the consumer, and that’s what some are doing with the plant-based “impossible” burgers. Burger King has an Impossible Whopper, and White Castle has the Impossible Slider. Ray and Tony discussed the future of fast food joints.

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Tuesday, 30 April 2019 16:34

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 4.30.19

Sam spoke about a recent article in the Beacon Journal about local officials asking the State for stricter penalties for those who assault sports officials. He also took calls on the matter as well.

He also spoke with former Barberton graduate and Charleston (WV) football player John Cominsky who was selected in the fourth round of the NFL Draft. 

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Tuesday, 30 April 2019 15:14

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 4.30.19

On the Tuesday edtion of the Jasen Sokol Show:
Dr John Nicholas of the University of Akron spoke about Cleveland Hopkins malware attack (21.5 seconds) 
Representatives from the Akron Symphony  spoke about  West Side Story Saturday night at EJ Thomas(11:35) 

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Tuesday, 30 April 2019 08:28

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/30/2019

:17 - We’re up to over 700 cases of measles across 22 states. Due to “anti-vaxxers,” a disease that was thought to be eradicated by 2000 is back with a vengeance. The morning show panel talked about this outbreak, which continues to make news.

7:45 - Spring has indeed sprung, and so have the orange barrels throughout the Akron area. Justin Chesnic, who manages the public information desk at ODOT, joined the show to discuss the construction happening on I-76 in Norton, U.S. 224, and I-77 near Canton.

13:37 - Kris Drew is a massive Game of Thrones fan, yet Ray and Tony feel like they’re in the minority. Kris attempts to educate everyone on the show, which is in its final couple of episodes.

20:22 - Normally on Tuesdays, Ray has his “Hey Bobby!” segment with Bob DiBiasio from the Cleveland Indians. But Bobby is out of town, so the show improvised and came up with a "Hey Tony!” segment with producer Tony Mazur.

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