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

The Cavaliers 33-point loss to the Golden State Warriors Sunday Night in Game 2 of the NBA Finals has given some Cavs fans reason to question their team heading into Game 3 at the Q. But there is some reason for optimism, even if it's just by a slim margin.

Brendan Bowers from SLAM Magazine joined Brad Russell in the Average Sports Show Monday to talk about what the Cavs have to do to counter what the Warriors are doing to them.

"You don't see them (the Warriors)  pointing at each other, looking at each other after a turnover," Bowers said. "You do see that from the Cavaliers, and hopefully they can turn the page before it gets really ugly."


He (Bowers) said that by eliminating that bad body language, things will start to fall in place for the Cavaliers.


One of the nation's most powerful and influential athletes passed away, and with Muhammad Ali, many remember a championship boxer, an activist, and a man of principle.

Former Heavyweight Champion of the World Larry Holmes joined the Sam Bourquin Show Monday to talk about Ali the fighter, Ali the humanitarian, and especially Ali the man.

Holmes said that Ali brought out the best in him inside the ring and gave him a good template for how to treat people outside of the ring.

"He will always be my champion," Holmes said. "I don't care if he's dead or not, he's still my champion, he's my idol and the greatest fighter that ever lived."

Ali was 74 years old when he passed away. Funeral services will be held in Ali's hometown of Louisvlle, Kentucky Friday afternoon.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are down 0-2 heading into Game 3 at Quicken Loans Arena, and the Wine and Gold need an infusion of renewed toughness when they take on the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday.

Hakem Dermish from News Channel 5 Sports joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about the Cavs and what they need to do to get things going in the NBA Finals.

"They're (the Cavaliers) a better basketball team, they just have to figure out a way against this team," Dermish said.

The Cavs will try and get it right against Golden State Wednesday night at the Q at 9 p.m. on 1590 WAKR.

After yesterday's loss at the hands of the Golden State Warriors 104-89 at the Oracle Arena.

Former Cavalier head coach John Lucas joined the Sam Bourquin Show on a "Feel Good Friday" to talk about what it's going to take for the Wine and Gold to even the series.

His main takeaways were a lack of ball movment on the offensive side of the floor and coach Lue making some adjustments with the lineup in order for the Cavs to get things going and win Game 2 on Sunday.


The Cleveland Cavaliers are going back to the drawing board after Thursday night's loss to the the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals 104-89.

Former 10-year European league veteran and current WEWS-Channel 5 basketball analyst Chet Mason joined the Sam Bourquin Show on a Friday afternoon to talk about the Wine and Gold and what they need to do to turn it around.

Mason said the Cavs missed a lot of easy shots that they're used to making.

"That's tough to miss 28 chip shots like that, especially on that stage," Chet said. "You're not going to get chance after chance like that."

Mason also thought that there was two big stories from last night, the Cavaliers lack of bench scoring as well as their defense against the backcourt tandem of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.

 "That's a testament to Coach (Tyronn) Lue and the coaching staff," he said.


 In addition to his work with Channel 5, Mason was a four-year starter at Miami University in Ohio, and is the current coach of the Brush Arcs boys' basketball team.


Thursday, 02 June 2016 18:37

AUDIO Urijah Faber Preparing For UFC 199

One of the UFC's most recognizable and respected fighters will be looking to capture a bantamweight title in Los Angeles this weekend.

Urijah Faber joined Brad Russell in the Average Sports Show to talk about the matchup with Dominick Cruz. The two have already fought twice, but Faber says he's going to get the best of this matchup.

"There's going to be a little bit more intensity in this one," Faber said.  

He says he's looking forward to performing in his home state and in front of numerous family and friends, and going up against one of his rivals adds more fuel to the fire for Urijah. 

"It's the best place for me to fight," he says. "It's exciting."

The UFC 199 will take place at the Forum in Los Angeles June 4.

Thursday, 02 June 2016 17:44

AUDIO Cavs/Warriors Ready For Game 1

It's finally here. The rematch is set as LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Golden State Warriors, led by Stephen Curry.

Terry Pluto from Cleveland.com joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about the game and weigh in on what the Wine and Gold is looking to do in the series in order to capture an NBA title. 

"I talked to Steve Kerr yesterday and he told me these Cavaliers are a completely different team than last year," Pluto said.  He also it was the coaching change from David Blatt to Tyronn Lue, and the contrast in coaching styles there.


Over in the Bay Area, Vern Glenn from KPIX out west, says that excitement in Dub Nation is at a fever pitch and the vibe from the Warriors team is focused and determined.

"They (Golden State) are acutely aware that the Cavaliers are at full strength," Glenn said. 


Former GlenOak Golden Eagle, Lehigh, and Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum joined the Sam Bourquin Show Thursday afternoon to talk about his award, the hard work he put into his game,  the Finals, and the basketball camp he's putting on this summer.

When asked how he felt about receving the Most Improved Award, C.J. said it was a tremendous boost for himself personally, knowing he could contribute more to his team.

"It felt really good," he said. "I felt like I had been through a lot early in my career with the setbacks and the injuries and being in and out of the rotation to being a set part of the rotation and getting to the second round of the playoffs." 


McCollum will also be holding his basketball camp this summer for the 2nd year in Ohio June 17-19 at Walsh University in North Canton for boys and girls in grades 4-12. For more information, click here.

He said in reference to the NBA Finals later tonight between the Cavs and Warriors, he expects a high-scoring matchup, and a great individual matchup between Steph Curry and LeBron James.

The Cavaliers have returned home to Quicken Loans Arena for Game 5 in the Eastern Conference Finals, and in order to beat the Raptors, they have to get out to a fast start. 
Jeff Schudel from the Morning Journal and News Herald joined Brad Russell and Aaron Coleman from the Q before the game to talk about what made this series go 2-2, and what the Cavs need to do tonight in order to win. 
 "The question is where in the world is Tristan Thompson?" Schudel said. "He hasn't matched up with Biyombo at all, and he along with Kevin Love need to get it going."
Josh Lewenberg from TSN Radio in Toronto also joined the show to talk about what the Raptors need from their all-star tandem of DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry in Game 5.
"What an amazing turnaround," Lewenberg said.  "They were being written off last time they were here, and they're playing like themselves now."
He also said the emergence of Bizmack Biyombo had spearheaded Toronto's success in the last two games. 
"It'll be interesting to see what version of both teams show up here in Game 5."
The Cavs and Raptors will tip at 8:30 on 1590 WAKR. 


The series is tied 2 apiece in the Eastern Conference Finals, and even though the Cleveland Cavaliers lost a pair of games on the road, they head back to Cleveland with a great deal of confidence.

Adi Joseph, NBA writer for the Sporting News joined Aaron Coleman on the Sam Bourquin Show Tuesday to talk about how the Raptors' combo of DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry have been playing well as of late, as well as the emergence of big man Bismack Biyombo.

Joseph said while Biyombo has owned Cavaliers forward/center Tristan Thompson down low, coach Ty Lue has to look at all of his options to make sure Biyombo is less effecitve.

 "If they lose Game 5 and Biyombo dominates inside, you have to look at giving Timofey Mozgov some minutes."

Game 5 between the Cavs and the Raptors will tip off at 8:30 p.m. on 1590 WAKR with pregame starting at 8. 

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