Friday, 16 November 2018 16:45

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 11.16.18

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) 

 

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Friday, 16 November 2018 16:36

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 11.16.18

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.

 

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Friday, 16 November 2018 09:34

Ray Horner Podcast - 11/16/2018

:17 - We lost a great talent from yesteryear at the age of 85. Roy Clark could play the strings of a guitar and a fiddle better than anyone before and after him, and he even acted and told jokes. Ray and Tony talked about the glory days of Hee Haw and how Roy’s musical talents seemed to be ignored by country music and guitar enthusiasts.

6:23 - We’ve all seen the Goodyear blimp flying high above Akron and elsewhere. How about seeing it up close? With a money donation or an unwrapped toy for Toys For Tots, folks can drive through the blimp hangar at Wingfoot Lake, which is happening December 7th through the 9th. Ed Ogden and Jerry Hissem from Goodyear talked about the event as well as the new ships.

17:22 - November 16th is Fast Food Day (since every day is a holiday these days). Are you a frequent fast food buyer, or do you try to stay away from it? And which fast food restaurants keep soaring with popularity? The panel shared their thoughts.

25:52 - 3412 West Market Street will be quite busy this afternoon near the offices of Kisling, Nestico & Redick. They are giving out a thousand free turkeys between noon and 4 PM on a first-come, first-serve basis. Rob Nestico stopped by to promote KNR’s Coats & Cans For Kids.

30:40 - Each and every Friday, we talked to our movie guy, Scott Wynn, about what’s opening this weekend. A new Mark Wahlberg movie is out, The Grinch tops the charts, and The Meg is out on DVD and Blu-Ray.

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Thursday, 15 November 2018 18:23

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 11.15.18

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.

 

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This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Logan Johnson a senior wrestler from Firestone. 

Logan says that he got into the sport of wrestling at an early age and has loved it ever since.
 
A team captain and a letterman for the Falcons, Johnson says working with his coaches and teammates is something he enjoys.
 
“You make good friends when you wrestle, you meet a lot of people in tournaments, it's fun but it's hard work."
 
His coach Dan Sandy had some great words for Logan and the work he puts in on the mat and in other aspects of his life.
 
“Logan was the 2018 Akron City Series Heavyweight Champion and was also a member of the Academic All-City Series Team,” Sandy explained. “He is the rock of our team.”
 
 
 
  
In addition, he also helps with other activities when he has time. 
 
“He (Logan) helps volunteer at our community youth league events with concessions and doing score tables at times. He is also a member of our school's prestigious Akron School of the Arts Visual Arts Program. “
 
Logan says the Firestone community is like one big family and one he’s glad to be a part of.
 
“No matter where you go, you're always saying hi to people, no matter what."
 
Upon graduation in the spring, Johnson plans to attend The Ohio State University to study Agriculture.
 
Our next 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete is Madeline Dyer, a junior swimmer from Firestone.
 
She says swimming has always been a part of what she’s done, and she wanted to follow her older brother, who swam as well.
 
“I kind of wanted to do what he was doing, so my parents put me in swim lessons and it grew from there,"
 
She says being a part of the Firestone swimming tradition is an honor and a privilege. 
 
“It's such an incredible thing to have that kind of tradition," she says. 
 
Her coach Cindy Dial says she is a hard worker in and out of the pool. 
 
"Madeline is a great role model and she has a passion for her academics as well as her athletics and it is very contagious," she explained.
 
A returning letterman, All-Ohio Award Winner and All American, Madeline says she sets high goals for not only herself, but her team as well.
 
 
 
 When she’s not in the pool or studying, she’s volunteering at One of a Kind Pet Shelter and hanging with friends. 
 
We wish Logan and Madeline the best in all of their future endeavors. 
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Thursday, 15 November 2018 08:59

Ray Horner Podcast - 11/15/2018

:17 - We’re a week away from Thanksgiving, if you can believe that. Some families deep-fry their turkeys, others cook theirs the tradition way. Tony’s family, however, has picked up a turkey from…..Popeyes Chicken.

10:05 - Who will coach the Cleveland Browns next season? Bruce Arians? Lincoln Riley? Gregg Williams? John Dorsey spoke to the media about the coaching search, and Ray and Tony broke down the Browns at the bye week.

19:05 - Gordon King owns and operates A1 Baseball Glove Repair in Parma, and he has helped refurbish and restring countless old baseball gloves. Gordon also dedicates his time to fixing these gloves for veterans and those in active military duty so they have something to occupy themselves with overseas.

36:28 - The Cleveland Indians and Pittsburgh Pirates completed a five-player trade on Wednesday, which sent utility player Erik Gonzalez to the Steel City. So how will the Tribe look next year with Gonzalez, Michael Brantley, and possible others playing elsewhere?

45:03 - The Mogadore Wildcats are no strangers to the playoffs, and especially playing a team like Kirkland. Head coach Matt Adorni previewed his matchup against the Hornets.

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018 10:46

Ray Horner Podcast - 11/14/2018

:17 - Before prom, a number of students in Wisconsin took a photo where it looked like they gave the camera a Nazi salute. Ray, Jeanne, Steffany, and Tony shared their thoughts on this matter and how parents should approach a situation if one were to come in contact with an individual with radical beliefs.

15:30 - Moving onto some high school football here. Justin Todd is the head football coach at Wadsworth, and his undefeated Grizzlies are set to take on Massillon.

21:47 - Another terrific football program is at Archbishop Hoban. Tim Tyrrell’s Knights keep moving right along, and they will play Shaq Washington's Maple Heights Mustangs this Friday.

26:05 - Long-time coach Jim France from Manchester has his Panthers on a roll, and he previewed his upcoming matchup against Orville.

30:52 - The fires in California rage on, and the devastation is leaving countless people without homes or even towns. Jim McIntyre from the American Red Cross

38:08 - Russ Brode is a lieutenant in the Akron Fire Department, and he talked to Ray and the listeners about the differences between putting out wildfires and regular house and office fires.

45:23 - Finally, Dan Horrigan, the mayor of Akron, called into discuss the continued development in downtown, as well as the uprising of the area’s booming neighborhoods and what will go into the old Rolling Acres land.

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Tuesday, 13 November 2018 17:18

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 11.13.18

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). 

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Tuesday, 13 November 2018 16:26

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 11.13.18

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. 

 

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Tuesday, 13 November 2018 11:13

Ray Horner Podcast - 11/13/2018

:17 - A name that is no stranger to Ohio, as well as 1590 WAKR, is Senator Sherrod Brown. Could he be the next presidential candidate for the Democrats? Dr. David Cohen from the University of Akron’s Bliss Institute shared his thoughts on the long-time senator.

8:08 - Another person who isn’t a stranger to these parts is Jim Trout from Acme Fresh Markets. In addition to his duties at Acme, Trout is the honorary chairman of the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign, and he stopped by the studio to talk about it.

15:12 - Dr. Tim Brown normally joins us once a month on Mondays (he’ll be on next Monday the 19th), but he called in to talk about a heart medication recall.

21:16 - Open enrollment for the 2019 marketplace has begun, and will continue through December 15th. Anne Armao from Summa Health joined us for some more information.

29:18 - The Browns took care of the Falcons on Sunday, 28-16. Fred Greetham from the Orange & Brown Report recapped the contest and looks ahead as the Browns cruise into the bye week.

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Monday, 12 November 2018 11:04

Ray Horner Podcast - 11/12/2018

:17 - For years, Captain Ernie Stadveg flew over the skies of Akron with his traffic and weather reports, and even had his own fan club, Captain Ernie’s Flying Club. What people may not know is he was an 18-year veteran, serving in both World War II and Korea. Tony Mazur, who’s filling in for Ray, had the pleasure of interviewing him.

22:22 - Colonel Lionel is with Akron Public Schools and helps students get some real-world military experience and education before graduation.

30:06 - Each Monday morning, our veterinarian Dr. Gary Riggs joins us to take your questions. Since the Browns beat the Falcons on Sunday, Tony asked Dr. Riggs about falcons and how they’re a success story in returning to their habitats. They also discussed seizures that can occur in pets and what to do.

40:00 - Also on Mondays, we present our Business of the Week! Today we put a spotlight on OGS Industries in Akron, and VP Tom Bader discussed the history of the company that his father started in 1959, and all that’s under the umbrella of OGS.

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Friday, 09 November 2018 16:58

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 11.9.18

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)

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Friday, 09 November 2018 15:33

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 11.9.18

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.

 

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Friday, 09 November 2018 11:33

Ray Horner Podcast - 11/9/2018

:17 - It’s been almost thirty years since Amy Mihaljevic went missing and was later found dead in Ashland County, and the murderer has yet to be found. However, due to some breakthroughs in DNA testing, the killer could be traded, and according to James Renner, we may have an answer within the next year. He joined fill-in host Tony Mazur to discuss it.

16:00 - On November 10th, 1975, the SS Edmund Fitzgerald was traveling on Lake Superior “fully loaded for Cleveland.” However, gale force winds in the blustery November night caused the ship to lose radio contact, and “The Fitz” sunk before Whitefish Bay, losing all 29 crew members. We’ve all heard the Gordon Lightfoot song, so Tony shared some facts on the most infamous shipwreck in the history of the Great Lakes.

27:40 - November is the month where we become more aware of all types of diabetes. Dr. Desmond Bell, president of the Save a Leg, Save a Life foundation, joined the show to talk about prevention and treatment with diabetes.

36:29 - The climate may be weeks behind, but it’s time for the ol’ fall cleanup. Our master gardener Jeanne Poremski took questions on proper grass maintenance, cutting peonies, and how to treat blooming hibiscus plants.

51:06 - And finally, we wrap up the week with our movie guy and WQMX morning man Scott Wynn. Opening this weekend is yet another Grinch movie, and he urges Tony to go see Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star is Born.

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Thursday, 08 November 2018 17:52

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 11.8.18

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. 

 

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Thursday, 08 November 2018 16:27

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 11.8.18

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) 

 

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This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Tyris Dickerson, junior football player from Archbishop Hoban High School.

Tyris said he’s been into football from a young age, and said playing for Hoban and coach Tim Tyrrell has been a great experience.
 
“He doesn't just make you grow as a person on the field, he makes you grow as a person in life, " Dickerson said.
 
 
 
  
"He really brings us all together and creates a family (atmosphere) at the school."
 
Coach Tyrrell says Dickerson’s play and leadership abilities are just a couple of the traits that make him a special athlete and person.
 
“He was our leading rusher on the team last year with over 1,800 yards and is over 1,300 already this year,” Tyrrell explains. 
 
“More than football Tyris is a leader more off the field, he is our lead mentor for all young players on the football team.”
 
Tyris was named 1st team all district in football and also participated in track and field during the spring. 
 
He says the Hoban community is a special one, and he truly appreciates the support from all sides.
 
A true jack of all trades, Tyris is the lead designer on the team, he designed the new home uniforms,7 on 7, and sweat suits for the team this year.
 
In the community, Dickerson volunteers at the Haven of Rest, and will attend Eastern Kentucky University upon graduation in the spring of 2019 to study Broadcasting Communications. 
 
This week our 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Megan Hutson a senior basketball player from Archbishop Hoban High School. 
 
She says she enjoys the camaraderie with her coaches and teammates and it’s those relationships that make basketball fun at Hoban.
 
"Over the past four years, I've grown so close to my multitude of coaches," she said. "We (my teammates) know how to work with each other now and our chemistry has grown so much over the last four years."
 
Megan is a three year letterwinner going into her senior season and her head coach Scott Callaghan says her leadership and love of the game translates to the court in practice and in the game. 
 
“Athletically, Megan has excelled on the basketball court because of her size, speed, and heart,” he said.
 
“She is an elite rebounder and defender and most importantly, Megan is the captain of our basketball team because of her maturity, enthusiasm, and faith."
 
Off the court, she exhibited those same leadership traits that made her successful on the court.
 
 
 
  
"Megan Hutson perfectly fits the title of 'student-athlete.'  Academically, she challenges herself by taking the toughest courses avaiable, and she has earned all 'A's' throughout high school,” Callaghan explained. 
 
As a captain, Hutson says she will have to lead both by example and vocally in the 2018-19 season.
 
“The past three years have been more by example, but I'm trying to be more vocal this year."
 
Upon graduation in the spring of 2019, Megan plans on studying mechanical engineering. 
 
We wish Tyris and Megan the best in all of their future endeavors. 
 
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Wednesday, 07 November 2018 10:38

Ray Horner Podcast - 11/7/2018

:17 - It’s the morning after election day, and Ray Horner and 1590 WAKR have you covered! Before we went state and nationwide, Ray caught up with Akron mayor Dan Horrigan about moving the primary to May, which ended up passing.

5:38 - Dr. David Beer is a political scientist at Malone University, and he shared his views on the senate and house races, as well as the gubernatorial election in Ohio. Specifically, Dr. Beer points to just how red Republican Ohio is getting.

12:19 - After a few tries, a school levy has passed in Norton. Superintendent of Norton schools, Dana Addis, discussed the victory.

16:09 -Another local victory in Summit County was Issue 8. Julie Barnes from Summit County Children Services called in to discuss what this means for the residents in the area.

20:54 - With another look at the Ohio senate and gubernatorial races, Dr. David Cohen, professor of political science at the Bliss Institute, broke down what occurred.

31:06 - To cleanse the political palette, it’s time for the Academic Exam! Two students from Copley-Fairlawn High School stopped by to compete, and this friendly competition is brought to you by the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

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Tuesday, 06 November 2018 17:53

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 11.6.18

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.

 

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Tuesday, 06 November 2018 15:40

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 11.6.18

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!

 

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Tuesday, 06 November 2018 10:19

Ray Horner Podcast - 11/6/2018

:17 - It’s election day! We covered the most crucial and series topic of our time: is a hot dog a sandwich?

3:46 - We had the Browns covered for you, as well. Our Browns guy, Fred Greetham from the Orange & Brown Report, talked about Gregg Williams’s first game as interim head coach, and how the team looks as they take on the Atlanta Falcons before the bye week.

12:42 - In this sports-heavy show, Ray talked Tribe with broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus. The GM meetings are going on in Major League Baseball, and Rosey discussed the state of the Indians, including the reports of possible trades of core players.

31:52 - The East Dragons are 9-2 on the season, and they’re set to take on Canfield this week. Head coach Marques Hayes talked about his strong football team.

35:14 - We head to Mogodore to talk to head coach Matt Adorni. The Wildcats are 10-1 on the season and they are set to take on McDonald.

39:15 - Speaking of “futbol,” Ray heads north to Richfield as he chats with boys soccer coach Nick DePompei and his Minutemen.

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Monday, 05 November 2018 17:41

Sam and Brad Show 11.5.18

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.

 

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Monday, 05 November 2018 11:00

Ray Horner Podcast - 11/5/2018

:17 - After a whirlwind week, the Cleveland Browns were back on the field and surprised no one with a 37-21 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Ray and Tony broke down how they viewed the contest, which had a slightly better offensive scheme.

7:07 - Our veterinarian Dr. Gary Riggs stopped by, as he typically does on Mondays, to answer questions on your pets. Some of those questions revolved around flea medication, annual shots, and what happens if and when your pet gets into some candy.

20:27 - During our Question of the Day segment, the topic of what are the busiest airports during the holiday season was broached. The panel discussed some of their favorite airports to fly into, and some of the places to avoid if possible.

32:05 - Time now for our Business of the Week! Scheeser Buckley & Mayfield in Green is an engineering firm, and Jim Eckman, the president, talked about the company.

41:54 - Coming up on November 12th at the Funny Stop Comedy Club is the 7th annual Suicide Prevention Benefit. Shawn Boyd started this event back in 2011 following the suicide of a friend, and he’s been raising money and awareness ever since. Shawn is performing that night, as well as our own Tony Mazur.

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Friday, 02 November 2018 16:20

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 11.2.18

On the Friday Prep Rally Edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast, the guys spoke with 

 Tim Tyrrell Archbishop Hoban Knights

Tony Gotto Barberton Magics  
 
Jim France Manchester Panthers 
 
Marques Hayes East Dragons 
 
 Dan Larlham CVCA Royals 
 
 Nate Moore Massillon Tigers 
 
 Justin Todd Wadsworth Grizzlies
 
in that order to talk Week #1 of the High School football playoffs. 

 

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Friday, 02 November 2018 15:00

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 11.2.18

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.

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Friday, 02 November 2018 09:31

Ray Horner Podcast - 11/2/2018

:17 - Remember, if you aren’t fully digital at home, this is the weekend we “fall back” with the time change. The panel opened Friday’s show talking about sleep, or lack thereof, and how they’re able to cope with their schedules.

10:52 - Akron Children’s Hospital has had Bill Considine in charge for 40 years, but that all changed this week. Grace Wakulchik is the new president and CEO at the hospital, and she talked to Ray about being prepared for the transition.

15:25 - Tammy Pescatelli got her start in standup at Hilarities Comedy Club in Cuyahoga Falls. Well, Hilarities has now become the Funny Stop, but she hasn’t forgotten her roots. She’s performing there this weekend, and being a Northeast Ohioan, she shared her thoughts on the Cleveland Browns.

22:20 - The world of comic books makes its way to Goodyear Hall this weekend. Michael Savene from the Akron Comicon joined Ray to give comic book enthusiasts some great access to the creators and exhibits.

25:50 - With Christmas around the corner and folks going shopping soon, our golf pro Dan Dauk talked about new clubs and equipment, especially for seniors hitting the links.

32:35 - Time to head to the front row with WQMX’s Scott Wynn. The big movie released this weekend is Bohemian Rhapsody, the new biopic on Freddie Mercury and Queen.

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Thursday, 01 November 2018 18:06

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 11.1.18

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.

 

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Thursday, 01 November 2018 17:43

Sam and Brad Podcast 10.31.18

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. 

 

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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,"
he explained.

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. 

 

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Thursday, 01 November 2018 10:22

Ray Horner Podcast - 11/1/2018

:17 - Bill Considine has been the head of Akron Children’s Hospital for 40 years, and though he’ll keep an emeritus title, he is stepping down. He talked to Ray about his time as CEO and the legacy he’ll leave behind, keeping it in good hands for Grace Wakulchik (who’ll join us tomorrow).

12:02 - A week before the election, the topic of birthright citizenship has been a divisive one, especially with the caravan headed towards the US border. Immigration attorney Farhad Sethna calls in to talk about the executive branch’s role here and how the laws could or could not be changed.

23:07 - Remember to “fall back” this weekend, as we turn our clocks back and get an extra hour of sleep. For many, the time change doesn’t affect us, but others have a real problem adjusting. Dr. Rajesh Tampi from Akron General talks about seasonal depression and how to properly cope.

30:31 - This podcast was recorded on November 1st. If you live in Akron, there are not only still leaves on the trees, but many are still green! Our master gardener Jeanne Poremski gave us a little insight and even took some phone questions.

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Wednesday, 31 October 2018 10:11

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/31/2018

:17 - A local invention is looking to change the way seniors can get in and out of cars. It’s called Slide N Ride, and it will be available for purchase at Acme Fresh Markets. Slide N Ride got some help from students at Archbishop Hoban, and the inventor and students talked about their process in studio.

16:15 - Speaking of Hoban, the Knights continue to be one of the best football programs in the state, headed by coach Tim Tyrrell. He talked to Ray about his upcoming matchup against Mayfield.

22:56 - Julie Barnes from Summit County Children Services called into the show less than a week before the election to discuss Issue 8. For the first time in three decades, there is a levy renewal, and she discussed it.

27:04 - The 7-3 Manchester Panthers are set to take on Sandy Valley on Friday. Jim France talked to Ray about his program.

32:37 - Dr . Joe Congeni stopped by to talk about Kevin Love and his toe injury that may sideline him for over a month.

41:37 - Time now for the Academic Exam, brought to you by the Akron-Summit County Public Library. Today, Hannah and Cara from Barberton High School faced off.

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Tuesday, 30 October 2018 10:14

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/30/2018

:17 - We’re now a week away from the midterm elections, which, in Ohio, include the governor race. Current attorney general Mike DeWine called into the show to discuss his campaign and his platforms leading up to election day.

11:27 - Not long after we got off the air yesterday, the Cleveland Browns said goodbye to head coach Hue Jackson and, eventually, OC Todd Haley. DC Gregg Williams is the interim head coach with the understanding that the Browns will be on the search for a head coach soon.

17:45 - It started as an interim position, but it was made permanent on Monday, as Dr. Cliff Deveny is now the president and CEO of Summa Health Systems. The Akron native talked to Ray about his tenure so far and what he foresees down the road.

24:01 - The Wadsworth football team is undefeated on the season, but have a big game against Wooster on the horizon. Justin Todd, the head coach, talked about his Grizzlies.

29:36 - Speaking of undefeated teams, Barberton has been trudging through their opponents this season. Head coach Tony Gotto talked about his Magics and their upcoming games against Tri-Valley.

34:09 - Back to the Browns. Fred Greetham from the Orange & Brown Report was in Berea for the bloodbath at Browns camp and he shared what he knows and has heard.

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Monday, 29 October 2018 18:38

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 10.29.18

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.

 

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Monday, 29 October 2018 10:42

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/29/2018

:17 - Over the weekend, a Cleveland sports team fired their head coach. Spoiler alert: it wasn’t the football team. The Cavaliers said goodbye to Tyronn Lue. So what’s the plan next for the Cavs? Is there a plan at all?

8:10 - Each month, Dr. Tim Brown from Akron General comes by the studio to take your questions on various medical issues. Today’s topic revolved around psoriasis and its warning signs and prevention.

17:39 - Today is National Cat Day! What luck, because our veterinarian Dr. Gary Riggs stopped by to talk all things feline.

29:04 - Dana Addis is the superintendent of Norton schools, and he called in to discuss a ballot issue leading up to the election. Addis made no bones about it with his plea: Norton schools are running out of money.

37:56 - Over the weekend in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, a shooting took place in a synagogue leaving several Jewish members dead. It’s been a difficult couple of days, and David Cook, CEO of the Jewish Community Board of Akron, touched on the sentiments inside the Jewish community.

43:40 - Now time for our Business of the Week, which is the law firm of Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs. This segment is brought to you by HEARINC. and TLC Catering.

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Friday, 26 October 2018 12:15

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 10.25.18

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. 

 

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Friday, 26 October 2018 09:30

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/26/2018

17 - The Cleveland Cavaliers, who are 0-5 on the young season, are trending in the wrong direction. Is it too soon to push the panic button? Is Kevin Love a keeper for the future? What about Collin Sexton? If there’s a silver lining here, it’s that tickets will be dirt cheap for the fans.

12:56 - Comedian Chad Zumock is back at the Funny Stop in Cuyahoga Falls this weekend. The comic from Kent is also a big Cleveland sports fan, so he shared his thoughts on the Cavs and Browns.

16:26 - It seems the Megyn Kelly experiment at NBC has come to an end due to the controversy over her comments on blackface Halloween costumes. Ray, Tony, and Jeanne touched on the situation.

19:33 - It’s Friday, and it’s time for our Final Exam! Play along with the panel and see how you did!

25:42 - The Browns have a divisional game against the Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend, a team they tied with in Week 1. Ben Thomas, host of WAKR’s Full Throttle Football, broke down matchup.

30:29 - Halloween continues to be a big draw at the box office. WQMX morning man Scott Wynn is also our movie guy, and he mentioned what’s opening, what he’s seen, and what’s coming to DVD and streaming services.

33:05 - Looking to hit the links one more time before the winter weather arrives? Our morning show golf pro Dan Dauk discussed the differences in playing in the fall as opposed to the spring and summer.

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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.

 

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Thursday, 25 October 2018 10:34

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/25/2018

:17 - Depending on which poll you see, the race for governor in Ohio is very close between Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray. The latter called into the program.

9:58 - The stock market took a plunge on Wednesday, which calls to question just how stable the markets are in general. Richard Peterson from Capital Financial talked about the markets, the state of the economy, and a little on credit scores.

24:23 - Also on Wednesday, suspicious devices were found at the residences of several prominent Democrat politicians. Tim Dimoff, president and CEO of SACS Security and Consulting, joined the show to offer some insight.

30:31 - Akron Public Schools has been creative in recent years for helping students get into the trades. Over at East CLC, Bridgestone Americas is sponsoring their Automotive Technology program with a full service station. Superintendent David James explains.

38:34 - Speaking of Akron Public Schools, how are they doing overall? Treasurer Ryan Pendleton unveiled his five-year plan.

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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?

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018 17:54

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 10.23.18

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

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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.

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Monday, 22 October 2018 17:30

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 10.22.18

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. 

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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.

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Friday, 19 October 2018 17:21

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 10.19.18

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

 

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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.

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Thursday, 18 October 2018 18:02

Sam And Brad Show Podcast 10.18.18

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.

 

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This week our 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Brooke Sells a senior soccer player from Coventry High School.

Brooke says her love of the sport started at an early age.
 
"My mother got me into soccer about 15 years ago, my brother started playing when he was 5 and we've played ever since," Brooke explained. 
This year as a captain and 2nd team All-PTC member, Sells says she leads her team both vocally and by example.
 
"I feel like I'm a combination of both, she said, "I/m always telling my teammates where to be on the field." 
Her head coach Mike Gaugler echoes that sentiment by explaining how Brooke took a leadership role with the Comets early on.
 
“This being my 1st year coaching High School Girls Soccer, Brooke was a definite asset to myself and the team getting us rolling with conditioning and pace for the season,” Gaugler said. 
 
 “As a player she is very fierce and has great ball placement anywhere on the field!”

    
As of this writing, that has truly translated into success for her and the team this season, as she has 9 goals, 12 assists this season.
 
She’s already taking some classes at the University of Akron and plans on studying either Biology or Microbiology at Walsh University upon graduation in the spring. 
 
We wish Brooke the best in all of her future endeavors. 
 
Our next student athlete is Caleb Shank of Coventry High School. 
 
Kaleb says the experience of playing football for the Comets is a great experience when it comes to working with his coaches and teammates.
 
“It's really fun to be out there with all of them, it's always a good time, and I love playing hard with them," he said. 
 
 
 
  
He says that as a senior, the biggest thing he and his peers can pass on to the underclassmen is the work ethic it takes to be a Coventry football player.
 
“Just give it everything you got and never take a play off," he explained. 
 
Kaleb’s coach Ed Egan said that his perseverance as a person translates well to his ability on the field.
 
“Kaleb has had some knee injuries in the past,” Egan said.
 
“He came out this year as a senior, and has had a tremendous impact with 2 Sacks and 1 tackle for loss against Streetsboro, and this past Friday night against Woodridge he had 3 Sacks and 1 tackle for loss which was very impressive."
 
In addition to being a two-year letterman in football, Kaleb is a wrestler during the winter season. 
 
Upon graduation in the spring, Kaleb plans on studying physical therapy. His own experiences with injury led him to choosing that career path. 
 
“I had a couple knee surgeries and going to physical therapy seeing how they help people, I was really interested in it," he said. 
 
We wish Kaleb the best in all of his future endeavors. 
 
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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?

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018 16:22

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 10.16.18

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.

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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.

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