Wednesday, 02 November 2016 19:22

AUDIO John Telich Confident In Kluber, Tribe

The anticipation builds as Game #7 of the World Series is about to descend on the corner of Carnegie and Ontario.

John Telich from Fox 8 Sports joined Sam and Brad ahead of the game between the Cubs and the Indians.

 

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Wednesday, 02 November 2016 19:07

AUDIO Andre Knott Breaks Down Game #7

It all comes down to this. The Cubs and the Indians are ready for Game #7 of the World Series.  Andre Knott, Indians in-game reporter spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell ahead of the deciding contest.

 

For the full interview, click here.

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Tuesday, 01 November 2016 18:33

AUDIO Matt Loede: Confident In Tribe

The Cleveland Indians will be looking to make history tonight and Game 6 in Cleveland will be an electric atmosphere.

Matt Loede from NEOSportsInsiders joined Sam and Brad to talk about the matchup between the Cubs and the Indians tonight at the corner of Carneige and Ontario.

 

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Tuesday, 01 November 2016 18:15

AUDIO Joel Hammond Talking Tribe & Cubs

Joel Hammond, the Communications Coordinator for the Cleveland Indians spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell ahead of Game 6 of thw World Series.

 

For the full interview, click here.

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Tuesday, 01 November 2016 17:50

AUDIO Jim Rosenhaus Discusses Game #6

The Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs are getting ready for Game #6 of the Fall Classic. The Tribe is looking for their first World Series crown since 1948.

Jim Rosenhaus, Tribe broadcaster on the Indians Radio Network spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell live on site ahead of the matchup.

 

For the full interview click here.

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Tuesday, 01 November 2016 09:27

AUDIO Chris Trapasso Talks NFL

Chris Trapasso, homepage editor for NFL.com, spoke with Brad Russell to talk about the NFL, the winless Browns, and Hue Jackson's state of mind going into Sunday's game with the Cowboys.

 

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Friday, 28 October 2016 17:49

AUDIO Indians/Cubs Ready For Game #3

The Indians and Cubs have shifted the World Series over to the North Side of Chicago to Wrigley Field for Game 3 of the World Series.

Chris Assenheimer from the Elyria Chronicle Telegram spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell ahead of Game 3 and talked about Josh Tomlin's start tonight.

 

Steve Greenberg from the Chicago Sun-Times spoke with Brad Russell about the Chicago side of things.

 

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Thursday, 27 October 2016 19:03

AUDIO Lake and Green Renew Rivalry

Lake football head coach Dan DeGeorge spoke with Brad Russell about their cross-town rivalry with Green to close out Week 10 of the high school football season.

 

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Thursday, 27 October 2016 19:00

AUDIO Massillon/ McKinley Renew Rivalry

Head coach Nate Moore of the Massillon Tigers spoke with Brad Russell about the 127th edition of the Massillon/McKinley football rivalry.

 

Dan Reardon of McKinley joined Sam Bourquin to talk about the McKinley side of things.

 

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Wednesday, 26 October 2016 17:45

AUDIO Former Cub Trainer Looks At Chicago

As the Chicago Cubs look to even the World Series tonight in Game #2, former Cub trainer Tony Garofalo spoke with Sam and Brad from Progressive Field to talk about the Fall Classic.

 

For the full interview with Tony, click here.

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Wednesday, 26 October 2016 17:24

AUDIO Jordan Bastian Talking Tribe

Ahead of Game #2 of the World Series, Jordan Bastian MLB.com Cleveland Indians reporter joined Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell live on site to talk about the Indians taking on the Cubs and the quality play of catcher Roberto Perez.

 

For the full interview with Jordan, click here. You can follow Jordan on Twitter at MLBastian.

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Former Cavalier great and Director of Alumni Relations Campy Russell joined Sammy B from the Q ahead of the ring and championship banner ceremony prior to the Knicks and Cavs at 7:30pm.

 

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Tuesday, 25 October 2016 18:12

AUDIO Cavs Lift Curtain, Repeat In Mind

The promise has been delivered, now it's time for the Cavaliers to deliver once again this 2016-17 season.

Radio play-by-play voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers John Michael dropped by the "Q" to pay a visit to Sam and Aaron ahead of tip-off between the Wine and Gold and the Knicks.

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Tuesday, 25 October 2016 16:44

AUDIO Indians/Cubs World Series: Game 1

It's finally here. Game #1 of the World Series between the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs has fans of both the Cubbies and the Tribe in a frenzy.

Senior Communications Coordinator for the Indians Curtis Danburg joined Brad Russell and Sam Bourquin on site fom the corner of Carneigie and Ontario ahead of the 8:08 first pitch.

 

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East and Buchtel will be squaring off Saturday in a Week 9 matchup crucial to the City Series and the top spot in that conference.

Dragons head coach Marques Hayes spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell from the Iron Grill Friday to break down that matchup and discuss his team's season thus far.

 

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Friday, 21 October 2016 16:47

AUDIO Mogadore Wildcats Set For Waterloo

The Mogadore Wildcats are having another strong season and will be primed for a Week 9 showdown with Waterloo High School.

Matt Adorni, the head coach of the Wildcats, spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell on Friday to talk about his team.

 

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Tony Gotto, the head coach of the Barberton Magics spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell as they broadcasted from the Iron Grill in Akron ahead of a great Week 9 in high school football.

 

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The Cleveland Indians are heading to the Fall Classic.  They now await the winner of the Chicago Cubs and the LA Dodgers and will play the winner of that series on Tuesday,

Indians beat writer Paul Hoynes discussed the ALCS and previewed the Tribe with Brad Russell.

 

For the full interview, click here.

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Friday, 14 October 2016 18:07

AUDIO Andre Knott Talking ALCS Game #1

In-game reporter for the Cleveland Indians Andre Knott from STO spoke with Brad Russell and Sam Bourquin ahead of the ALCS Game #1 in Cleveland between the Blue Jays and the Tribe.

 

For the full interview with Andre, click here.

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Matt Adorni from the Mogadore Wildcats joined Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell to talk about their Week 8 matchup against Garrettsville Garfield.

 

The Wildcats defeated Southeast 42-10 in Week 7.

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Derrick Mason from 102.5 The Game spoke with Brad Russell Thursday to discuss the upcoming game between the Titans and the Browns this Sunday.

 

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Wednesday, 12 October 2016 19:49

AUDIO Walsh Jesuit Prepared For Hoban

The Walsh Jesuit Warriors will be ready for a Week 8 tilt with Hoban on Friday.

Scott Biegie joined Brad Russell on Wednesday to talk about the game and what the Warriors have been up to.

 

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Wednesday, 12 October 2016 18:38

AUDIO Martinez: Jays, Indians ALCS: Exciting

The Cleveland Indians and the Toronto Blue Jays will be set for an ALCS showdown on Friday, and we got the Toronto perspective from Blue Jays television play-by-play man Buck Martinez, who joined the Brad Russell Show to talk about the series and what he antcipates will happen.

 

For the full interview, click here.

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Former Indians Manager Mike Hargrove spoke with Brad Russell Tuesday to talk about the Tribe's win in the ALDS over Boston and their upcoming series with the Blue Jays in the ALCS coming up on Friday.

 

For the full interview with Mike Hargrove, click here.

Cleveland.com's Zack Meisel offered his thoughts as well on the Indians and what the Tribe needs to do to defeat Toronto in the ALCS.

  

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Monday, 10 October 2016 17:48

AUDIO Doerschuk: Browns Still A Ways Away

The Browns fell to 0-5 at the hands of the New England Patriots Sunday and are once again searching for answers at the quarterback position due to injuries.

Browns beat reporter Steve Doerschuk from the Canton Repository joined Brad Russell to talk about the team and their preparation for Tennessee this Sunday.

 

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Thursday, 06 October 2016 18:59

AUDIO Rosenhaus, Petraglia Break Down ALDS

Trevor Bauer and and Rick Porcello are set to toe the rubber tonight for Game 1 of the American League Divisional Series.

Jim Rosenhaus, Tribe broadcaster joined Sam and Brad to talk about the squad's mentality heading into this game.

 

Mike Petraglia of WEEI Radio in Boston talked about things from the Boston perspective, including David Ortiz who is retiring after the season.

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Thursday, 06 October 2016 18:20

AUDIO Indians and Sox Set For Game 1

It's finally here. The wait is over and the Cleveland Indians and their fans are ready to "Rally Together " at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario for the ALDS. 

Terry Francona, the Indians' manager spoke to the media prior to the game, saying starting pitcher Trevor Bauer will be ready for the Red Sox lineup tonight. 
 
 He also discussed his catcher rotation, which was a subject of debate.
 
"We thought that having a third catcher could potentially impact us more than having one more pitcher," Francona said.
 
 
Red Sox skipper John Farrell also spoke to the media about his club leading into the series, saying they're focused and ready to go.

First pitch set for 8:08pm on 1590 WAKR.

 

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Tuesday, 04 October 2016 19:25

AUDIO Dr. Chad Stephens Talking Concussions

Dr. Chad Stephens spoke with our own Brad Russell about concussions, football, the NFL concussion protocol, and what is being done to make the game safer.

"The difficult dichotomy is how do we keep the game physical enough to attract attention, but yet to make it safe for the players," he said.

 

For the full interview with Dr. Stephens, click here.

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Tuesday, 04 October 2016 18:42

AUDIO Tom Rinaldi Talks "Red Bandanna"

ESPN Correspondent and author Tom Rinaldi joined the Brad Russell Show to talk about his new book the "Red Bandanna" and some of the journalistic endeavors he's been on during his career.

The Red Bandanna is the story of Welles Crowther and his heroic actions during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

 

The full interview with Tom and Brad can be heard here.

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The Jackson Polar Bears are rolling this 2016 season and are looking to go 7-0 on the season after a defeat of the GlenOak Golden Eagles last Friday night.

Tim Budd the head coach of the Polar Bears joined Brad Russell to talk about his squad, and his young quarterback Jaret Pallotta who threw 5 TD's against the Golden Eagles.

 The Polar Bears will square off against McKinley during Week 7.

 

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Brad Russell spoke with Steve Doerschuk from the Canton Repository to talk about the Browns being winless, but showing promise in some spots.

 

The Browns will take on the New England Patriots Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium.

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Thursday, 29 September 2016 19:32

AUDIO Tony Gotto Talking Barberton Football

The Barberton Magics are primed for another Suburban League showdown this Friday.

Tony Gotto, the head coach of the Magics spoke with Brad Russell about Week 6.

 

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Thursday, 29 September 2016 19:27

AUDIO Lake Ready For McKinley

Dan DeGeorge, the head coach of the Lake Blue Streaks joined the Brad Russell Show to talk about his squad and the tough week-in-week-out matchups in the Federal League.

 

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Thursday, 29 September 2016 19:06

AUDIO GlenOak Set For Jackson Friday

Scott Garcia, head coach of the GlenOak Golden Eagles spoke with Brad Russell about the team's matchup against the Jackson Polar Bears in Week 6.

 

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Thursday, 29 September 2016 18:53

AUDIO Josh Gordon Going To Rehab

The saga of embattled Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has continued as he has decided to enter an in-patient rehab facility.

Brad expressed his frustration and disappointment with Gordon.

Gordon was slated to come back after his most recent suspension, and through a statement released by Gordon himself, he said he needed to step away from the game "to gain full control of his life"

Scott Petrak from the Elyria Chronicle Telegram spoke with Brad about Gordon and his latest misstep.

 

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016 19:58

AUDIO Nate Ulrich Talking Browns

Nate Ulrich from the Akron Beacon Journal joined the Brad Russell Show Wednesday to talk about the Browns, rookie quarterback Cody Kessler, and some of the growing pains seen in this season thus far.

The Browns take on Washington this Sunday. You can catch the game on 97.5 WONE.

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016 09:20

AUDIO Stow Looking For 6-0

The Stow Bulldogs have been rolling this high school football season and are looking to stay undefeated as they have a Week 6 matchup on the road against Twinsburg.

Head Coach Mark Nori of Stow spoke with Brad Russell to talk about his team, and his offense, which put up over 500 yards of offense last week.

 Nori says Twinsburg has some solid athletes on both sides of the ball, and his players have to be ready for whatever wrinkles the Tigers may bring to the field.

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Friday, 16 September 2016 16:51

AUDIO Green & McKinley AD's Talking Football

Ahead of their matchup on the gridiron tonight in Green, athletic directors Erich Muzi of Green and Greg Malone of McKinley joined Brad Russell and Sam Bourquin live from the Skyway Drive-In Restaurant in Green.

 

 The two teams will begin Federal League play tonight at 7 p.m.

 

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Thursday, 15 September 2016 18:14

AUDIO Indians Lose In Walk-Off Fashion

The Cleveland Indians lost this afternoon on the South Side of Chicago 2-1 dropping to 84-62 on the season.

Chris Assenheimer from the Elyria Chronicle Telegram joined the Brad Russell Show Thursday to talk about the loss and what the Indians need to do to sew up that AL Central moving forward.

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Wednesday, 14 September 2016 19:14

AUDIO Stow Set For Grizzlies Friday

Undefeated Stow will begin Suburban League play Friday against the Wadsworth Grizzlies led by Justin Todd.

Head coach Mark Nori spoke about the Bulldogs with our own Brad Russell on 1590 WAKR.

 

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Wednesday, 14 September 2016 18:48

AUDIO Brandon Sneed Talks Urban Meyer Article

Brandon Sneed from the Bleacher Report joined Brad Russell on the show today to talk about the article he wrote entitled I'm Not The Lone Wolf' speaking about Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer.

The article chronicled Meyer and his mental health issues that he experienced during his coaching career.

You can check out the article here.

 

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Antonio Castro from Phil Steele.com broke down the Top 25 in College Football including a discussion of the #3 team in the land, the Ohio State Buckeyes.

 

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Monday, 12 September 2016 19:27

AUDIO Hakem Dermish Talks Browns Loss

After the Browns' 29-10 loss to the Eagles in Week 1, the team is looking to regroup and get ready for the Ravens next Sunday with Josh McCown stepping in for an injured RGIII.

Hakem Dermish, with News Channel 5 Sports, spoke with WAKR's Brad Russell about the squad.

 

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Friday, 09 September 2016 18:08

AUDIO OSU Prepares For Tulsa

After a 77-10 beat down of Bowling Green last week in Ohio Stadium, they will be facing a Tulsa Golden Hurricane team who will be fast-paced and diverse on offense, making sure they strike quickly and often.

Tim Shoemaker from 11 Warriors joined Brad Russell Friday to talk about the matchup and the offensive playmakers surrounding  QB J.T. Barrett.

 

Kickoff is set for 3:30pm on 1590 WAKR.

 

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Friday, 09 September 2016 15:52

AUDIO Falls & Barberton Battle For Bell

The Barberton Magics and Cuyahoga Falls Black Tigers will be in their "Battle for the Bell" tonight at Clifford Stadium in Cuyahoga Falls.

Cuyahoga Falls Head Coach Sean Flaherty spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell about what challenges the Magics bring for his ballclub.

The Black Tigers are 1-1 on the season.

For Barberton, head coach Tony Gotto says his team will be prepared to go on the road and take care of business.

 

The Magics are 2-0 heading into Week 3.  These two teams have played since 1911. 

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Friday, 09 September 2016 15:18

AUDIO Stow Gearing Up For Solon

As the undefeated Stow Bulldogs are looking to maintain that mark, they will have a big matchup with Solon tonight.

Mark Nori the head coach of the Stow Bulldogs joined Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell from White House Chicken in Barberton to talk about their week 3.

Nori says the key to his team's success in the young season is controlling the lines of scrimmage both offensively and defensively.

 

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Wednesday, 07 September 2016 21:35

AUDIO Copley Looking For 3-0

After a pair of wins over Twinsburg and Firestone to start the season, the Copley Indians will be looking to get a third win on the young season against Lake Friday night.'

Copley head coach Scott Chouinard joined Brad Russell on 1590 WAKR to talk about the matchup against the Blue Streaks and how they can best use their athletes in space both offensively and defensively.

 

The Indians will square off against Barberton in Week 4 to begin Suburban League play.

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Wednesday, 07 September 2016 17:48

AUDIO World Champ Miocic Set For UFC 203

As we get closer to UFC 203, the MMA world takes center stage in Cleveland, Ohio Saturday with a series of excellent matches.

UFC World Heavyweight Champion and Cleveland native Stipe Miocic joined the Brad Russell Show to talk about his title defense against Alistair Overeem.

 

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Wednesday, 31 August 2016 19:46

AUDIO Lake Blue Streaks Looking For 2-0

Coming off a Week 1 win, the Lake Blue Streaks are looking to go 2-0 on the young season.  Head coach of Lake Dan DeGeorge spoke with 1590 WAKR's Brad Russell  about their week 2 matchup with Dover.

 

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The curtain has been lifted on the high school football season and one of the key matchups tonight will pit a pair of Bulldogs, Green and Stow here in Week 1 .

Green High School Athletic Director Erich Muzi joined Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell from Menches Brothers in Green to talk about the upcoming game and what's to come this season.

"We've (as an athletic staff) spent all week preparing for this game against our cross-town rival Stow, and they've got great fans, they were great hosts last year, and we want to reciprocate that," Muzi said.

"Our maintenance team has put together a great facility, and it's going to pop tonight, so hopefully people will be really pleased."

 

Stow Athletic Director Cyle Feldman also joined the program and he talked about some of the goings-on with Stow athletics and how excited they are to kick off the high school season with this cross-town rivalry.

 "The buzz is good," Feldman said. "We got pretty far (last season), but we're looking to advance."

 

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