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

Friday, 15 February 2019 16:37

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 2.15.19

On the Sam and Brad Show Podcast "Feel Good Friday Edition:" 

 Head basketball coach  Mark Kinsley of Green (20.1 seconds) 
Dean Rahas Revere Minutemen Head Coach (6:17)
Tim Debevec Jackson Polar Bears Boys Basketball Coach (11:26)
Mark Dente Copley Boys Basketball Coach (16:49)
Joe Vardon The Athletic on the Cavs and the NBA at the All Star Game (22:39) 

 

Friday, 15 February 2019 15:53

G&G Fitness Coach of the Week Yontami Jones

This week our 1590 WAKR G&G Fitness Coach of the Week is Yontami Jones, the girls' basketball coach of Kenmore Garfield Golden Rams.

 The Lady Rams won the 2018-19 City Series title.

She says that her team fought through some adversity earlier in the season, but perservered and came through. 

Stay tuned for next week's Coach of the Week! 

Friday, 15 February 2019 14:48

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 2.15.19

On the Bonzai Friday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast:

 Show open, welcoming the listeners into Bonzai Friday (16.8 seconds) 
 Jasen and callers respond to President Trump's announcement (4:34) 
Adam Liberman on OHSAA coming to Canal Park (20:05)
 Dope of the Day (31:06)

Thursday, 14 February 2019 18:07

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 2.14.18

The Thursday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast:

OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass (20.6 seconds) 

FOX MLB Analyst AJ Pierzynski on the start of the spring (18:09)

Former Indians great Kenny Lofton on baseball and his new movie "Chokehold" (33:26) 

 

OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the state championships in High School football are staying in Canton in 2019.

Also, the state baseball championships are coming to Akron's Canal Park in 2019 as well.

 Snodgrass said that the folks with Canal Park and the City were very gracious and blew them away with their presentation.

"We were blown away about how they wanted to make the experience good for the players coming to Akron," he said. 

Thursday, 14 February 2019 15:25

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 2.14.19

 
Jasen and Bobbi's Thursday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast.
 
Show open and  Doug Brattebo talked about the spending bill and 2020 candidates (16.8 seconds in) 
WKYC's Ben Axelrod  discussed Trevor Bauer and projected 97 win season (13:20) 
Callers weighed in on taxes (25:08)
PGA Pro Joe Leenheer talked golf (34:48)
Dope of the Day to close things out. (46:57) 

This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Tommy Cummings, a senior basketball player from Walsh Jesuit High School.

Tommy says he got into basketball in kindergarten and stuck with it ever since then growing up in the Macedonia area. He said that working with his coaches and teammates is special because of the grind of the season and the bond he developed with them over the years.
 
"It's really fun because you bond every day, you go through hardships together, and winning makes it just that much better when you're with your teammates and you become brothers," he explained. 
 
 
 
 
 His head coach Kevin Byrne talked about the leadership Cummings brings both on and off the floor. 
 
"Tommy exemplifies everything we look for in our student athletes at Walsh Jesuit," he said.
 
"He is a great student, a great teammate, and most importantly a great person.  He is reliable, one of the most important things any person can be."
 
On the court, coach Byrne says he is just as dynamic. 
 
Tommy has had an outstanding senior season for us and by  playing the point for a new coach, as a senior, is challenging for anyone" Byrne explains.
 
"Tommy has made it look effortless.  No one in the area plays harder.  It is contagious.  We remain a dangerous team to play largely because of Tom's ability to play both ends of the floor and be a threat on the offensive end, both with his scoring and his ability to make great decisions on when and where to throw his teammates the ball."
 
Upon graduation in the spring, he plans on studying engineering in college. 
 
Our next 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Kyra Dossa a gymnast and diver from Walsh Jesuit High School.
 
She says that balancing the two winter sports isn't easy but its a challenge she readily accepts.
 
"Gymnastics is definitely a priority because I've been doing it longer, but my two coaches communicate well and balance my schedule," she says.
 
 
 

 
  
Kyra says the community at Walsh is a welcoming one, and that makes going to school and going to practice a great experience.
 
This year has already been a great one for her as she placed 1st in the all-around at the Win The Day Invitational and 2nd in the all around at the McGee Invitational. 
 
Her gymnastics coach Megan Crysler said Kyra is a true team leader even as a young underclassman
 
"She’s a hard worker everyday and pushes herself to be a better gymnast," she said.
 
"Not only is she an amazing gymnast, but she’s a kind, sweet, and funny person and I can’t wait to work with her over the next few years!  "
 
In her community of Sagamore Hills, she volunteers to coach her neighborhood swim team. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping and being with her family and friends. She enjoys the volunteer aspect to help out the next generation of swimmers.
 
"You get to help out the little kids and it's a lot of fun, she says.
 
We wish Tommy and Kyra the best in all of their future endeavors. 
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 17:13

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 2.12.19

On the Tuesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show

The guys weighed in on the Cleveland Cavaliers and the NBA. Is it okay to tank? (22 seconds in)

They also weighed in on the NBA All Star Game and the interest level in the game and surrounding events. (11:24) 

Kevin Mawae of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019 spoke about his induction into Canton. (22:42) 

Akron native and IFBB Pro fitness competitor and fitness model Ashley Kaltwasser joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about competiing in the Arnold in March.

 

Kaltwasser attended Coventry High School and the University of Akron, where she competed in the indoor pentathalon. 

She turned pro as a fitness and figure (bikini division) competitor in 2012. 

 

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 15:43

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 2.12.19

The Tuesday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast:

The Show Open for today's show, setting the scene for the day! (16.9 seconds in) 

Jeff Schudel from the Morning Journal and the News Herald spoke about the signing of Kareem Hunt (6:04) 

Callers talked with Jasen and Bobbi to talk about the Hunt signing (16:41) 

Roger Riddle talked about the Resale Trail  (22:27)

 David Pepper, chairman of the Democratic Party (Ohio)  also spoke with Jasen as well. (35:42) 

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