Aaron Coleman

Aaron Coleman

Aaron has been working with RCRG since August of 2008 covering various news and sporting events. He graduated in 2003 from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron. He then went onto the University of Akron in May of 2008 with a degree in Radio/TV & Media Productions and a minor in Psychology. It was at WZIP & ZTV where Aaron developed a passion for radio especially Sports Radio. While attending the University of Akron you could hear Aaron on Sundays doing the "Sports Power Talk" program. Aaron covers City Hall, County Council and Akron School Board beats and handles traffic updates weekday afternoons on 1590 WAKR, 97.5 WONE and 94.9 WQMX. You can contact Aaron through the newsroom 330-864-6397 or email acoleman@rcrg.net

Monday, 15 October 2018 17:26

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 10.15.18

20 seconds in Sam and Brad dive into the Massillon win over Sun Valley (PA) 101-6.

6:28 Tom in Salem offers his thoughts on the matter with the Tigers.

8:14 Joe Scalzo of the Canton Repository joined in to talk about his thoughts on last Friday's game and his article he wrote in the Canton Rep.

19:42 Voice of the Browns Jim Donovan also joined in to offer his take on the Browns' loss to the Chargers ar FirstEnergy Stadium.

 

Friday, 12 October 2018 16:48

Sam and Brad Podcast 10.12.18

Here is the FridayPrepRally edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast! 

 20 seconds Kevin Pollock of Norton!

4:38 Chuck Shuman of Ellet talked about their matchup with East! 

 8:36 Bobby Nickol of STVM talks Buchtel! 

13:21 Coach Marques Hayes of East talks about the City Series showdown with Ellet! 

20:59 Justin Todd of Wadsworth! 

29:07 Jim France of Manchester talks Orrville 

33:45 Brian Baum of North Canton Hoover talks about the Green game. 

Thursday, 11 October 2018 17:22

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 10.11.18

20.4 seconds Sam and Brad got into the Three Question Thursday Poll Quiz with midday guru Jasen Sokol 

8:59 Kurt Helin, NBC Sports Writer and managing editor for NBCSports.com joined the guys to talk about the upcoming NBA season and the news and notes around the Association.

27:07 Andre Knott from STO joined Sam and Brad to put a final wrap on the Indians season and talk about some of the decisions they have to make in terms of the roster and free agency.

48:33 Ross Benjamin picked against the spread for college and pro football for entertainment purposes only.

 

Stay tuned to tomorrow's podcast for the Prep Rally!  We'll be talking to a variety of high school football coaches to get you ready for Week #8! 

This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Maxwell Moldovan a junior golfer from Green High School.

Maxwell said he learned the game from his father, who works in the golf industry. 
 
"He got me into the game. we live on a golf course, so the opportunity to play was presented to me early," he said.
Maxwell had an outstanding season for the Bulldogs in 2018. He won 4 out of 6 tournaments in the regular season and won the 2018 Division I sectionals earlier this month. 
 
His coach Jason Martin said Moldovan has an excellent work ethic and that translates on both the course and in the classroom.
 
“Maxwell Moldovan is a very hard worker and dedicated golfer. He has had an incredible 2018 high school golf season as defending state champion, he explained.“
 
“He is a super young man and a pleasure to coach.”
 
Maxwell says he patterns his game after recent WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Champion Justin Thomas, who is one of the rising stars on the PGA Tour. 
 
"I look up to him, our games are similar and we're built similarly, so he's a guy I can see myself potentially competing against." 
 
 
 
We wish Maxwell the best in all of his future endeavors. 
 
Our next Student Athlete of the Week is senior tennis player Emily Christopher of Green High School. 
 
Emily says she enjoys the competition of tennis and working with her coaches and teammates day in and out. 
 
"I learned leadership skills and my teammates have taught me a lot about respect and the game as well," she explained. "I love my teammates and the team atmosphere of it."
 
Her coach Jenna Montisano says Emily is a smart tennis player with a great feel for the game.
 
“She has a variety of shots, and is great at reading the court to find the open spots. She can be consistent or aggressive depending on what it takes to defeat her opponents,“ she said. 
 
“She and her doubles partner, Lauren DePew, have had a lot of success this year. They won the Dover Invitational (beating out 8 schools). They finished 3rd in the Federal League, and had an overall record of 18-4.”
 
 

  
Off the court, Emily exhibits the character that makes for not only a good athlete, but a quality person as well. 
 
“She is extremely kind; both on and off the court. Emily is very ethical and honest. She is extremely intelligent, and is her own person. She doesn’t buy into what others think. She works hard, and is always looking for ways to better herself.”
 
Away from the court, Emily volunteers at her church and likes spending time with friends and family. 
 
Upon graduation in the spring, Emily plans on attending the University of Akron to study criminal justice. 
 
We wish Emily the best in all of her future endeavors. 
Thursday, 04 October 2018 19:13

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 10.4.18

On this edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast, Ryan Isley from Cleveland.com joined around 11 seconds to break down Week 7 in High School Football including a matchup he'll be covering, Barberton and Ellet. 

18:07 Ross Benjamin picked against the spread in college and pro football for entertainment purposes only, One of the games includes the Red River Rivalry between perennial powers Oklahoma and Texas. 

31:17 Former Cleveland Indian Carlos Baerga joined the program to talk ALDS between the Indians and Astros coming up Friday. 

 

Thursday, 04 October 2018 17:44

Sam and Brad Podcast 10.3.18

For the Sam and Brad Show Podcast from 10.3. 17 seconds in we spoke with Jim Rosenhaus of the Cleveland Indians Radio Network to talk ALDS between the Indians and Astros on Friday.

14:56 Former World series champ AJ Pierzynski of FOX Sports joined the fellas to talk about the MLB playoffs as a whole .

 

 

This week our 1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week is Caleb Eckenrode of Springfield High School. 

Caleb plays on the golf team for the Spartans, and he got into the game at an early age, learning the ins and outs from his stepfather.
 
““My stepfather introduced me to the game at the age of seven, started out as a family thing," Caleb explained.  "I didn't get into competitive golf until about the 8th grade, and it just took off from there."
 
Caleb is a letterman in golf, and also participates in indoor track and outdoor track.
 
His coach Jack Morgan spoke about his demeanor on the course and how he applies himself on the links. 
 
 
 
 “Caleb possesses maturity beyond his years on the golf course, “ he said. 
 
“Caleb has developed his golf game into something that is very fun to watch.  He plays within himself and does not try anything that he is not capable of doing and he will only continue to improve throughout his high school career and I look forward to see how he grows as a golfer and as a person."
 
Caleb says he enjoys watching PGA golfers Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson for their prowess on the course and their cool off it.
 
We wish Caleb the best in all of his future endeavors. 
 
Our next Student Athlete of the Week is Emma Sandefur, a cross-country runner who competes for Springfield High School. 
 
Her head coach Kevin Gorby said Emma’s goals are lofty, but she has the skill and determination to reach them.
 
“As an athlete Emma Sandefur is our hardest worker. Emma has dedicated herself this year to being the best. She dreams of getting to the State meet, and her work ethic will get her there,” he said. 
 
 “As a person Emma is a great teammate who truly cares about those around her. Emma has great character, and works hard to be the best person she can be. “
 
 
 
 
Emma says that working with her coaches and teammates is something that she enjoys and looks forward to day in and day out.
 
“ It's fun," she said. "We've become close as a team and we're friends." 
 
In addition to participating in cross country, Emma is also a member of the band. She says balancing academics and athletics is of the utmost importance.
 
“You have to be able to split your time and get your stuff done," she says. 
 
We wish Emma the best in all of her future endeavors. 
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 17:54

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 10.2.18

On the Tuesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast,  the guys dove into the ALDS between the Indians and Astros, as well as Zips football and the Cleveland Browns.

6.8 seconds Doug Dieken of the Cleveland Browns Radio Network joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the loss to the Raiders and looked ahead to the Baltimore Ravens matchup on Sunday

12:16 The guys debated about the two young quarterbacks that have the league talking, Baker Mayfield of the Browns and Patrick Mahomes II of the Kansas City Chiefs. Which one would you take?

17:09  Head football coach Terry Bowden of the University of Akron Zips joined the show to talk about the home game vs Miami (OH) on Saturday.

25:56 The guys get you primed for the ALDS Game #1 in Houston between the Indians and Astros.

 

Monday, 01 October 2018 17:44

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 10.1.18

6,8 seconds On this edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast, Sam and Brad talked about the Browns' overtime loss to the Oakland Raiders and the officiating from last night's game.

5:43 Gustav in Canton called in to talk about the Browns and who is to blame for not being able to close out games as well as questioning the coaching staff.

6:35 Ari Wasserman, Ohio State Buckeyes beat writer talked about the Bucks' come from behind win against Penn State.

21:30 Tom in Salem says the Buckeyes says the win over Penn State propeled the OSU football team to "rule the Big Ten"

21:59  Steve Doerschuk Browns Beat Writer talked about the Browns loss and the start from Baker Mayfield. 

 

Thursday, 27 September 2018 16:45

Sam & Brad Show Podcast 9/27/18

7.8 seconds: The Sam and Brad Show's first podcast began with them giving midday guru Jasen Sokol the Three Question Thursday Poll Quiz.

7:36 Mogadore head football coach Matt Adorni discussed their Week #6 matchup with the Crestwood Red Devils in high school football with the guys.

14:38 Sam and Brad picked the Browns/Raiders game on Sunday.

16:30 Ross Benjamin picked against the spread in college and pro football for entertainment purposes only, Some of the games he pick include the Browns and Raiders, Notre Dame/Stanford, and Iowa State/TCU. 

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