Friday, 17 August 2018 17:12

Robert Klemko Talking Baker Mayfield, NFL

Robert Klemko on the MMQB and Sports Illustrated spoke with the Sam and Brad Show to talk about Baker Mayfield, the Browns, and the NFL as a whole.

 

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Raccoon Hill Golf Club General Manager Jason Turner joined the Sam and Brad Show for our Tee it Up Friday conversation.

Raccoon Hill Golf Club in Kent  offers memberships, a bar and grill and many other amenites for the golf enthusiast.

 

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Friday, 17 August 2018 15:25

AFC North Preview: Baltmore Ravens

Kirk McEwen of WBAL Radio in Baltimore joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the Ravens for our AFC North previews.

The Ravens and Browns play Week #5 of the regular season.

 

 

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A slew of changes are happening at the University of Akron. A total of 80 degree programs will be phased out due to declining enrollment and the changing college environment.

What will this mean for the students and faculty? Dr. John Green, interim president of the University of Akron, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to touch on the changes. One of the big questions surrounding the cuts are if jobs will be lost, but that is not the case. Green says the faculty members will only shift their job titles and will remain employed.

The majority of the cuts are master’s and bachelor’s programs. Students in the programs on the outs will be able to complete their degree.

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Thursday, 16 August 2018 17:55

2018 Camp Report Manchester Panthers

Longtime head football coach of the Manchester Panthers Jim France joined us for the 2018 edition of Camp Days.

 The Panthers will start the season against Chippewa.

 

 

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Thursday, 16 August 2018 17:28

Nate Ulrich Discusses Dez Arrival, Browns

Browns beat reporter Nate Ulrich joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the arrival of free agent Dez Bryant to Berea as well as the Browns as they get ready for the Buffalo Bills tomorrow. 

As of this writing, Bryant has not signed with a team yet, and is visiting the Browns to see if they fit into his short-term plans.

 

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Thursday, 16 August 2018 16:46

AFC North Camp Preview: Steelers

Steelers reporter Ray Fittapaldo joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the Steelers for our AFC North previews.  The Steelers and Browns play Week #1 of the regular season.

 

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Thursday, 16 August 2018 14:38

2018 Camp Reports Buchtel Griffins

Buchtel Head Coach Ricky Powers joined 1590 WAKR to talk about his ballclub for our Thursday edition of Camp Days.

 

They open up the 2018 season against Avon. 

 

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Thursday, 16 August 2018 14:01

Jay Crawford Talks Browns, Camp Dust-Ups

Play-by-play preseason Voice of the Browns on News 5 Jay Crawford joined the Sam and Brad Show to discuss the Browns, some of the tempers flaring during training camp, and the Bills, who are the opponent for preseason game #2.

 

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Radio Voice of the Browns Jim Donovan spoke with the Sam and Brad Show Tuesday to talk about the coordinators Gregg Williams (defense) and Todd Haley (offense) and their testiness during camp over the last couple days.

He also discussed the Browns and what we can see from them in their second preseason game against Buffalo on Friday.

 

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018 15:07

2018 Camp Reports: Stow Bulldogs

New head coach of the Stow Bulldogs Tom Phillips spoke with 1590 WAKR to preview his team for the upcoming season!

 

Players Michael Young and Michael Gondakis also joined in on the fun as well.  The Bulldogs open up with Lake Catholic on August 23. 

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018 14:50

2018 Camp Report Cuyahoga Falls HS

Second-year Cuyahoga Falls head coach Shane Parker spoke with 1590 WAKR to talk about his team for the 2018 edition of our Camp Reports Tuesday.

 They start off the 2018 season with Kent Roosevelt August 24.

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Monday, 13 August 2018 17:46

Feinstein: "Not Going To Be A Next Tiger"

Golf Channel contributor and author John Feinstein caught up with the Sam and Brad Show to talk about Brooks Koepka winning the PGA Championship and the hard charge from Tiger Woods at the end of the tournament.

He also talked about Tiger's legacy and dominance, saying there will never be another one like him.

 

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Monday, 13 August 2018 11:33

2018 Camp Report Wadsworth Grizzlies

Justin Todd of the Wadsworth Grizzlies caught up with WAKR to talk about the Wadsworth Grizzlies for our Monday edition of Camp Days. 

 

Also Mason McMillen and Brock Snowball joined in on the conversation as well.

 

The Grizzlies open up the 2018 season with the Firestone Falcons. 

 

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Thursday, 09 August 2018 14:49

2018 Camp Report Copley Indians

The Copley Indians are the subject of today's high school football Camp Report! 

Coach Scott Chouinard joined 1590 WAKR to talk about the upcoming season and the joy of helping mold young men on and off the field.

 

 Players Devin Prude and Tyler Lenke also joined us to go "Under The Helmet with us! 

The Indians open up the season against Twinsburg out of the Suburban League, a league Copley has been in for many seasons. 

 

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Browns beat reporter Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com talked about the team, the Antonio Callaway situation and more heading in to the first preseason game against the New York Giants.

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Wednesday, 08 August 2018 14:47

2018 Camp Reports Coventry Comets

Coventry Comets football coach Ed Egan joined WAKR to talk about the 2018 of his football team.

 Coventry fnished 8-2 last season and they'll open up the 2018 season with Kenmore-Garfield. 

 

 

A couple of the Comet football players joined us as well to go Under The Helmet in Zach Rankin and Cody Garbrant.

 

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Wednesday, 08 August 2018 14:23

2018 Camp Report Highland Hornets

Highland Hornets head football coach Mike Gibbons joined 1590 WAKR to talk about the 2018 edition of his Hornet football team.

 

Also joining us are Hornet football players Jake Rogers and Jake Tecco go under the helmet with us.

The Hornets go against Brunswick Week 1.

 

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Tuesday, 07 August 2018 16:33

Austin Corbett Talks First NFL Camp

Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Austin Corbett joined the Sam and Brad Show live from Browns training camp in Berea to talk about his first camp as a rookie.

The rookie out of Nevada spoke about what he's learned alongside veterans JC Tretter and Kevin Zeitler and what it's been like as a Brown.

The Browns will be taking on the New York Giants Thursday in the first preseason game in the Big Apple. We'll have it for you on 1590 WAKR.

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It is a new week, and a variety of topics have come across the desk of Akron mayor Dan Horrigan.

First, the discussion on the present and future of Akron-Fulton Airport, which took place on the Ray Horner Morning Show. Horrigan announced that not only will the airport stay, but it plans to expand with a partnership with Stark State College.

Another topic has been the moving up of the primaries to May from September, which was shot down by city council, but Horrigan presses on. The mayor also talked about the final Bridgestone Invitational and how the new tournament will affect the area in 2019.

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Bob Hope was one of America’s most celebrated and honored entertainers of the twentieth century, and his life spanned that entire century. A native of Cleveland, Ohio who ventured to the West Coast, Hope accomplished almost everything in the entertainment business, from vaudeville to radio, to film to television, as well as entertaining troops from World War II till the Persian Gulf War.

So why is Hope’s legacy forgotten among today’s youth? Bob Ethington from the Akron-Summit County Public Library’s pop culture division joined the Ray Horner Morning Show, guest-hosted by Tony Mazur, to talk about the life of “Ski Snoot.” Ethington believes Baby Boomers began resenting Hope for his war-hawkish commentary during the Vietnam War, as well as his refusal to fade into the sunset.

On the flip side, Ethington talked of Groucho Marx and the Marx Brothers and how they were embraced by the Boomers of the 1960s and ‘70s.

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Your 2018 World Golf Championships- Bridgestone Invitational Winner is one of golf’s rising stars in Justin Thomas.

The Louisville, Kentucky native is currently 3rd in the World Golf rankings, capped off by a championship finish at the South Course this weekend.
 
Thomas heads into the PGA Championship this week with a great deal of momentum with a nice win here in Akron. 
 
“I take a lot of pride in how I played today,” Thomas said.  “I’m just in a great place right now mentally.”

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Eight time Bridgestone Invitational champion Tiger Woods didn't have the weekend he wanted to out on the South Course, but he did recall great times of playing here at Firestone and says he'll miss the community of Akron, the people who work the event, and the fans that appreciated his play.

Tiger says he's played in Akron for over 20 years, going back to his days as an amateur.

"This is one of the classic golf courses that unfortunately, we don't get to play that often."

 

Tiger finished the final round Sunday shooting a second straight 73.

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Sunday, 05 August 2018 14:00

2018 Camp Report: Barberton Magics

The high school camp reports have begun as we take a trip to the Magic City of Barberton to catch up with head coach Tony Gotto and players Gavin Krska and Kionnie Dukes.

Coach Gotto talked with Sam and Brad during the Gridiron Gathering about the expectations of the season after a fantastic 2017.

The video with Gavin and Kionnie can be seen below.  The Magics open up the 2018 season with the neighborhood rival Norton Panthers.

Special thanks to our sponsors with the Northeast Ohio Honda Dealers and City Barbeque for the Gridiron Gathering.

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Friday, 03 August 2018 16:54

Ari Wasserman Discusses Latest With OSU

Ari Wasserman of the Athletic joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the latest in the Urban Meyer situation.

 

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ESPN golf analyst Michael Collins joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about Day #2 of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

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Thursday, 02 August 2018 17:29

Bill Bender: "Wild Ten Days" For OSU

College football writer Bill Bender spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about OSU head football coach Urban Meyer being placed on paid administrative leave in the wake of the Zach Smith domestic abuse situation.

A report from Brett McMurphy stated that Meyer knew of Smith's abuse of his ex-wife Courtney and did not take immediate action.  Meyer said he knew nothing of the allegations against Smith, who was a former receivers coach for the Buckeyes during Big 10 Media Days 10 days ago.

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Thursday, 02 August 2018 16:25

Day #1 Of Bridgestone Solid For Tiger

Day #1 of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational was a solid one for eight-time tournament champion Tiger Woods, who shot a 4-under 66 at the South Course Thursday.

Woods spoke with the media after his round, where he was paired up with Australian golfer and Ohio resident Jason Day.

 

American Kyle Stanley is currently in second place at 7-under par shooting a 63 at Firestone Thursday.

He too spoke with the media after his round, saying the course suits his game pretty well.

Ian Poulter is currently in the lead heading into Friday at 8-under par.

 

Stay tuned for live updates from the tournament all day, beginning at 9:20am Friday through Sunday on 1590 WAKR as well as our sister stations 97.5 WONE and 94.9 WQMX.

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College football analyst and reporter Brett McMurphy joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his latest report alleging OSU head football coach Urban Meyer indeed knew about domestic violence allegations levied against Zach Smith, a former receivers coach in 2015.

He (Meyer) said during Big Ten Media Days he was unaware of any allegations or issues involving Smith and his ex-wife Courtney.

 Brett's report can be read here.

 We will keep you updated on this ongoing story once more information becomes available. 

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President and CEO of the Pro Football Hall of Fame David Baker joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about Hall of Fame Week in Canton, Ohio this week.

He also discussed not only the enshrinees this year, but also the future plans for the Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village.

 

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Cleveland Browns Radio Network analyst Doug Dieken joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to talk about camp up in Berea and a sense of optimism surrounding the club due to an influx of new players and coaches.

 

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Browns rookies Antonio Callaway and Nick Chubb spoke with the Sam and Brad Show during training camp in Berea Friday afternoon.

Callway, a rookie from Florida, spoke about getting the call from GM John Dorsey and his first camp.

Chubb talked about being a part of a solid running back room with Carlos Hyde, Duke Johnson, and others.

 

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Cleveland Browns GM John Dorsey spoke with Sam and Brad live at training camp in Berea to talk about his optmism for the club in 2018 and moving forward.

 

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Steve Doerschuk, Browns beat reporter for the Canton Repository, joined the Sam and Brad Show out in Berea to talk about his thoughts on training camp.

 

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The final Bridgestone Invitational is rapidly approaching, and while many are sad the WGC is moving to Memphis, everyone involved is very excited.

Don Padgett III, the Executive Director of the Bridgestone Invitational, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to answer questions, comments, and concerns surrounding next week’s tournament. The hope of many on the inside, as well as fans on the outside, was if Tiger Woods could qualify for the Bridgestone. With his finish at the British Open, he is ranked 50th on the PGA Tour and thus qualifying him to play at Firestone.

Padgett also talked about the charities and volunteers, the field of players, and looking ahead to next year’s tournament when the senior players will pass through Akron.

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Cavaliers beat writer Rick Noland of the Medina Gazette spoke with the Sam and Brad Show about Kevin Love signing an extension to be a part of the Cavs' building process post-LeBron James.

 

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Head football coach of the Mt. Union Purple Raiders Vince Kehres spoke with the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the upcoming season as well as the youth camps going on in Alliance.

 

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Friday, 20 July 2018 17:08

Tee It Up Friday Takes Us To Good Park

Sam and Brad caught up with course manager Dante D'Andrea to talk Good Park Golf Course for Tee it Up Friday.

 For more information on Good Park, click here.

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Friday, 20 July 2018 16:27

Andre Knott Likes Brad Hand Deal

Andre Knott, the Indians in-game reporter for Sports Time Ohio spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the deal to aquire Brad Hand from the San Diego Padres.

He also discussed the possibility of adding another player to bolster the lineup.

 

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Sports Editor for the Canton Repository Joe Scalzo joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the Pro Hall of Fame upcoming weekend and Terrell Owens not being present for the festivities.

 

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FSO's Jimmy Hanlin previews the Open on the Sam and Brad Show with Aaron Coleman, Justin McKinney, and Ben Thomas.

 

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Three teenagers were gunned down in the 400 block of Noah Avenue over the weekend. Due to the rash of gun violence in the city of late, the mayor and chief of police addressed the bloodshed in the area on Monday afternoon.

Dan Horrigan, the mayor of Akron, called into the Ray Horner Morning Show to recap what was said during his Monday press conference, as well as a slew of other topics, such as the end of First Night Akron.

Horrigan also touched on the future of the now-vacant site at Rolling Acres, as well as the events surrounding the All-American Soap Box Derby.

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The city of Akron has seen its share of ups lately, but one constant has been going downhill: the All-American Soap Box Derby, of course.

Mark Gerberich is in his second full year as president of the Soap Box Derby, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to go over the events this week through the 21st. Gerberich says they have racers from all over the globe, not just the United States. However, some come from a family of racers, dating back five generations, and they spend their vacations in Akron.

The Soap Box Derby is not just about cars and racing. The education side of it has its appeal expanded into China and Australia.

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Summer is halfway over, and while students have just over a month to soak up the sun, educators and administrators are gearing up for a new school year come August.

One of the biggest topics in education of late has not been about the curriculum, but student safety. Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss school safety and the ongoing rhetoric surrounding the topic. Weingarten is not in favor of arming teachers, which was a suggestion spawning from the tragedy in Parkland, Florida,

Weingarten believes the issue is certainly societal, and does not rule out veterans who would offer their services to increase security, but arming teachers is not the answer, according to her. She also believes schools need to increase their mental health services.

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Automobile manufacturers have vacated the Rust Belt for decades in favor of greener or overseas pastures. Many communities have seen the plant shut down and families out of work, and the towns have yet to recover.

However, Twinsburg is a success story on how to revitalize a town after a major business closes. Ted Yates, the mayor of Twinsburg, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the near and distant future of the new Cornerstone Business Park. Built on the site of the old Chrysler plant, which vacated in 2010, residents have and will see companies such as FedEx, Amazon, O’Reilly Auto Parts, and others be on the site.

The location is set on Route 82, between I-480 and I-271, not far from the Macedonia border in northern Summit County.

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WWE Superstar Mandy Rose joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about performing at the SummerSlam HeatWave Tour July 14 in Canton.

 

You can catch Mandy and the rest of the WWE Superstars at the Canton Memorial Civic Center beginning at 7:30pm.

 

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Connor Marabell of the Akron Rubberducks joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about competing in the Home Run Derby ahead of the Eastern League All Star Game in New Jersey.

 

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College football insider Phil Steele joined the Sam and Brad Show on Thursday to talk about his college football preview magazine for 2018.

He discussed the Ohio State Buckeyes, as well as the rest of the Big 10 and MAC, among other teams. 

 

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Thursday, 05 July 2018 15:00

Stipe Miocic Gets Ready for UFC 226

"The Baddest Man on the Planet" Stipe Miocic joined the Sam and Brad Show  Thursday ahead of UFC 226 to talk about his upcoming fight against Daniel Cormier, where he looks to defend his UFC heavyweight title.

 

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Fox 8 Sports anchor John Telich joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to talk about the legacy of LeBron James and the upcoming future for both the Los Angeles Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

James agreed to a four-year deal with the Lakers Sunday evening. 

 

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