On the Friday Prep Rally edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys spoke with Tim Tyrrell of Hoban, Justin Todd of Wadsworth, Jim France of Manchester, and Nate Moore of Massillon (in that order)
On the Friday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast,
Val Renner and Howard Parr discussed the new happenings at the Akron Civic Theatre, Next up, broadcaster Tony Brown of the Cleveland Monsters discussed what's going on with the hockey team, and Colin and Jess rounded out the podcast with the Weekend Preview presented by Jilly's Music Room.
Ron Stokes, color analyst for the Ohio State men's basketball team on the Ohio State-IMG Sports Network joined the Show to talk about the Buckeyes' matchup with Creighton tonight 11 minutes in.
Also Ross Benjamin joined to talk college and pro football against the spread for entertainment purposes only right off the bat.
This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Logan Johnson a senior wrestler from Firestone.
Sam and Brad caught up with Northeast Ohio native and WWE Superstar Mike "The Miz" Mizanin to talk all things Cleveland Sports and about his new movie coming out.
Sam and Brad also caught up with Steve Wyche of the NFL Network (17:50 into the podcast) and Ryan Harris of the Notre Dame IMG Sports Network to talk Fighting Irish (9:02 mark).
On the Tuesday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show podcast Jasen and Bobbi spoke with Jon Hartz of Valiant Comics to talk about the death of Stan Lee.
City of Akron Chief of Staff James Hardy also stopped by at 10:36 to talk about the new CitiCenter project
and Dawn Spriggs discussed record expungement and related topics in the studio around 25:35.
Week 2 of the playoffs in High School Football rolls on in Northeast Ohio.
Sam and Brad spoke with
Tim Tyrell of Hoban (20-30 seconds in)
Marques Hayes of East (7:41)
Justin Todd of Wadsworth (15:39)
Jim France of Manchester (25:23)
and Nate Moore of Massillon. (30:59)
Dr. Toni Bisconti in for Jasen Sokol spoke with Dr. Sabine Gerhardt from the University of Akron to talk about the recent mass shooting in California off the bat.
Jan Leach from Kent State University talked about Freedom of the Press at 13:39
and Nick Shook from NFL.com previewed the Browns and the Falcons at 28:15.
Sam and Brad caught up with Wes Durham, play by play voice of the Atlanta Falcons to talk Falcons and Browns Sunday,
They also put "the mystery man" through the Three Question Thursday Poll Quiz
They picked against the spread for entertainment purposes only with Ross Benjamin.
and they spoke with McKinley coach Dan Reardon ahead of the Mentor game Friday night.
On the Thursday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast with Jeff Lynn guest hosting,
Jeff and Bobbi spoke with security expert Tim Dimoff of SACS Security to talk about the shooting in California (20 seconds in) . Denny Wilson on his book on recovering from addiction(15:05), and Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com food writer Katie Byard talking Akron Dish.(32:05)
This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Tyris Dickerson, junior football player from Archbishop Hoban High School.
Sam and Brad spoke with Steve Doerschuk to talk about his article on Bruce Arians and his possible interest in coaching the Browns right off the jump.
Kent State men's basketball coach Rob Senderoff also joined the program at 15:33 to talk about the opening up of the Flashes' season here soon.
On the Tuesday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show, Jasen and Bobbi spoke with Doug Brattebo, professor of Political Science at Hiram College right off the bat,
Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro joined the show at 11:56 to talk about the pipeline emergency fund.
24:20 Jasen got into today's Dope of the Day!
Doug Dieken of the Cleveland Browns Radio Network and Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk Browns and Buckeyes.
Tim joined in around 13 minutes and we spoke with Doug right off the jump.
On the Friday Prep Rally Edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast, the guys spoke with
Tim Tyrrell Archbishop Hoban Knights
On the Friday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast, Jasen caught up with Senator Sherrod Brown,17 seconds in.
Nick Shook from NFL.com to talk Browns at 12:17
Austin Ward from Lettermen Row on the Ohio State Buckeyes at 20:15
and Michael Beaven from the Akron Beacon Journal to talk Week 1 of the High School Football playoffs at 28:52.
On this edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast 22 seconds in, the fellas spoke with Ross Benjamin who picked some college and pro football games against the spread for entertainment purposes only.
at 15:38, the guys spoke with Dan Reardon of the Canton McKinley Bulldogs as they prepare to take on Solon in Week 1 of the playoffs in high school football.
Sam and Brad spoke with Doug Lesmerises to start off the Sam and Brad Show Podcast.
Later on, the guys spoke with WKYC Sports Content Writer Bud Shaw to talk all things Cleveland Sports.
This week our 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Theresa Damm, a senior basketball player from Our Lady of the Elms High School.
She says she got into basketball at an early age and as a senior leader, she wants to lead her team not only vocally, but by example as well.
"We have a young team, a lot of freshmen, so it's going to be a lot of them (the coaches) coaching, but also myself helping out the younger players learning the game," she says.
Coach John Reed echoed that sentiment as he offered his take on Theresa both as a player and as a person.
"She is a role model on and off the court and we are looking for her to model and teach the younger ladies how to play the game and how to do things the "Elms" way,"
On the court, she will be expected to lead as well, Reed says.
"This will be her 4th year in the program in which she excels in every facet of the game and she has the ability to handle the ball and to post up."
Damm says that the Elms community is a very close one and they encourage leadership and being involved all across the board.
"Everybody really gets a fair shot at leadership and to have a voice, and to speak and be heard," she explained.
Theresa is also her class vice president, and is involved in community activities such as volunteering at the Haven of Rest and the American Red Cross.
Upon graduation in the spring, Theresa plans on attending the University of Akron to study criminal justice and participate in the ROTC program.
Our next 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Nick Llewellyn, a senior football player from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School.
Nick says that the brotherhood amongst the football players and especially his fellow seniors was one of the things he most enjoyed during his time with the Fighting Irish.
"Not much has changed with our group, we were always fighting and shooting for what we want, that was the main thing that kept us going all the way through."
He said that the alumni who played for the Irish also helped guide the team as well.
"Everyone comes back and the whole school supports you, and it's a great family atmosphere," he said.
Llewellyn's coach, first year head coach Bobby Nickol talked about his grit and toughness on the football field.
"He's an Unbelievably hard working player and gives every ounce of his 160 pound frame to play a position meant for 200 pound guys," Coach Nickol said.
Nick 13 tackles, a forced fumble and an interception on Friday, their last game of the 2018 season.
As a young man, Nickol says Llewellyn is just as impressive.
"He has 4.0 GPA and is going to be highly successful in anything he chooses to do in life," Nickol continued. " He is the definition of a STVM student athlete."
Nick is a two-sport athlete as a football player and a wrestler.
In addition to those things, he is also a Peer Minister, a member of the National Honor Society, and a member of the Irish Athletes for Christ, among other clubs and groups.
We wish Nick and Theresa the best in all of their future endeavors.
Sam and Brad had a lot going on today with the firings of Browns coach Hue Jackson from earlier Monday and Cavaliers coach Ty Lue from Sunday
Jim Donovan, radio voice of the Browns joined in at 2:19 to talk about the firing of Hue Jackson and Todd Haley and what's next for the Browns.
18:12 Joe Vardon of The Athletic joined the conversation to talk about Ty Lue's firing and the rebuild for the Cavs.
29:40 Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle Telegram and BrownsZone.com also talked about the Browns and who could be their next head coach in 2019.
The Thursday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast started with Leanne Graham talking about Victim Assistance and their benefit at the Spagetti Warehouse in downtown Akron, (28 seconds in)
Later on (9:20), Ross Benjamin picked some games against the spread in college and pro footbal for entertainment purposes only.
20:34 Dan Reardon head coach of McKinley talked about the War of 1894 against the Massillon Tigers this Saturday.
This week our 1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week is junior football player Ethan Wright of Manchester High School.
Ethan says he got into football at an early age and loved the team aspect and the camaraderie of his teammates, some of whom he plays with today.
“I just love the game,” Ethan says. “I started playing in second grade, and have just loved it ever since.”
He plays for the Panthers and legendary coach Jim France, Ohio’s all time wins leader in high school.
France says Wright, who plays running back and safety at Manchester, is a team-first player despite a great deal of individual accomplishments.
“Ethan Wright is a quality young man who strives to get better as an athlete and human being each and every day,” France said.
On the field, even though he was a first team all state performer and a three year letterman, France explains that Ethan’s work ethic sets him apart.
“Ethan is a hard working and humble guy, he is team oriented and is a winner.”
Wright says the team success this year on the gridiron stems from the togetherness and brotherhood that has started since before the season began.
Ethan says that his work on the field translates to the classroom as well, saying it’s going to prepare him for college and beyond, taking pride in his work.
“You just got to work hard in the classroom, you have to have the right GPA or coaches won’t look at you,” he said.
Our next 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Audrey Dolan a junior soccer player from Manchester High School.
Audrey says the coaches and teammates are what keeps her going and looking forward to working with them day in and day out.
“It’s actually a lot of fun,” Dolan said. “It gets stressful when the games get hard, but it’s fun.”
Her coach Eddie Kissner says that Dolan’s work ethic in both the classroom with a 3.5 GPA and the soccer field is apparent to all.
“Audrey has improved so much as the season has progressed. Audrey works extremely hard as a forward pressuring backs to create turnovers,” he said.
“She has also become a great finisher scoring some of our biggest goals of the season.”
In addition to being on the soccer team, Dolan is also a member of the Ski Club and the Art Club.
When she’s not on the soccer field or staying on top of her studies, she volunteers at the Cuyahoga Falls Women’s Club.
“My grandma plays cards there and I cook and clean there a couple times a week,” she says.
Audrey says she enjoys her time there and she’s always picking up some good advice from the people at the Women’s Club.
We wish Ethan and Audrey the best in all of their future endeavors.
Sam and Brad spoke with Steve Doershuck right off the bat to talk Browns and the tension between coaches.
Tom Withers joined in later to talk Cavaliers at 18:53
and Terry Bowden joined in to talk UA Zips football at 33:52
Sam and Brad broke down the losses by a couple of our teams 21 seconds in, the guys spoke with "The Voice of the Buckeyes" Paul Keels to talk about the Buckeyes' loss to the Boilermakers.
12:53 the guys spoke with Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle Telegram and BrownsZone.com to talk about the Browns' loss to the Bucs.
The Week #9 edition of the High School Football prep rallly.
Sam and Brad break down the matchups and more with Tim Tyrrell of Hoban 23 seconds in
Dan Larlham of CVCA at 14:33
John DeMarco of Louisville at 22:58
Nate Moore of Massillon at 28:55
Jim France of Manchester at 44:03
and Tony Gotto of Barberton.at 49:05
Sam and Brad got into the Thursday edition of the podcast with Sam and Brad talking scary movies ahead of Halloween.
Ross Benjamin picked games against the spread in college and pro footbal for entertainment purposes only,
John Michael the Radio Voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers joined the show to talk about the debut and the next game against the Timberwolves.
This week our 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Brooke Sells a senior soccer player from Coventry High School.
NBA insider Sam Amico of AmicoHoops.net joined the Sam and Brad Show in studio to talk NBA and Cavaliers ahead of the 2018-19 season.
The Cavaliers open up the season Wednesday against the Toronto Raptors.
Sam and Brad also caught up with Zips head football coach Terry Bowden to talk about the Wagon Wheel game against Kent 19 seconds into the podcast. Also at the 5:04 mark Browns radio network analyst Doug Dieken weighed in on the Browns' season thus far.