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 email@example.com
On the Friday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast,
Jasen and Bobbi spoke with Sage Lewis to talk about clearing out the tent city in Akron. (28 seconds in)
Also they spoke with Dawn Distler the new head of METRO RTA in the studio ( 7:41)
Sam and Brad's Thursday podcast:
Eli Gold, Alabama radio play-by-play voice on the National Championship (21.4 seconds)
Sam and Brad talked about the discord in Pittsburgh (11:08)
Aditi Kinkhabala from the NFL Network talked about the National Football League and the Wild Card Weekend. (21;46)
Ross Benjamin picked against the spread in college and pro football (35:11)
Chris Spielman talked NFL and the Browns coaching search. (46:17)
This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Romello Pacely, a junior basketball player from North High School.
To start things off with the Sam and Brad Show Podcast, the fellas talked about the coaching search for the Browns and what candidates John Dorsey should speak with,
at 11:15 we spoke with the Voice of the Browns Jim Donovan to talk Browns
at 26:55 we spoke with Ari Wasserman of The Athletic to talk Ohio State and the Rose Bowl.
On the Wednesday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast, Jasen and Bobbi spoke with
WKYC'S Ben Axelrod to talk Buckeyes football and the end of the Urban Meyer era (15.9 seconds)
Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro to talk about all things Summit County (10:27)
Dr. Tom Sutton of Baldwin Wallace to talk about the government shutdown (25:48)
Nick Shook from NFL.com discussed the Browns to wrap up their season and talk about the coaching search. (36:16)
This week our 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Andreana Gotto, a senior basketball player from Tallmadge
“Nick volunteers at his church and helps with youth basketball, Johnson explains. “He is a great worker and an even better leader.”
“On the court, Nick is a senior captain for us,” he continued. “He is the kind of kid that will run through a wall for you and never ask questions,” he said.
“Since I’m a senior captain, I’ve always led by example, but this year I try to lead with my voice,”Nick explained.
Hussing is a 3.8 student, a member of NHS, the Tallmadge High School Pep Club and the French Club.
We wish Andreana and Nick the best in all of their future endeavors.
On the Wednesday edition of The Sam and Brad Show, the guys (Brad Russell and Ben Thomas) discuss the Browns with Jim Donovan (00:21) and weigh the pros and cons of keeping Gregg Williams as the Browns head coach (15:46).
On this Three Question Thursday edition of The Sam and Brad Show, the guys break down the Browns season with Nate Ulrich (00:22). take their game picks with Ross Benjamin (10:10), and lay the groundwork for the highly anticipated Sam and Brad Three Point Shootout with Ben Thomas (23:16)
his week our 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Emily Andrassy, a senior basketball player from Stow-Munroe Falls High School.
Emily says she started playing basketball from an early age, and has enjoyed the game ever since.
“My parents are very athletic, but I’ve always been athletic and I enjoyed playing outside with my neighbors,” she said.
As a four-year letterwinner and two-time captain both junior and senior year, Emily said that even though she can motivate her teammates vocally, she mostly leads by example on the practice floor, and on game day.
"I probably lead more by example, but I try to be more vocal, but it’s all about coming to practice and working hard.”
Her head coach Bob Podges had some great words for Andrassy and what she brings to the court.
"Emily is the heart and soul of our team," he said. "She's our best defender with an oustanding competive spirt."
The leadership qualities that she displays on the court also are on display off the court as Andrassy participates in the Freshman Mentorship program, something she takes a great deal of pride in.
Upon graduation in the spring, Emily plans on attending Kent State University.
Our next Male Student Athlete is Jackson Carlson, a senior basketball player from Stow High School.
He said he too fell in love with the game of basketball from an early age.
"My dad put a basketball in my hand since I before I can remember, and I’ve always been around the sport and loved it,” he said.
As a two-sport athlete for Stow (basketball and baseball), Carlson says he enjoys being with his teammates and working with them towards a common goal.
Coach Dave Close, the longtime coach of the Bulldogs, said that Jackson has grown as a player and as a person.
"He is a young man who has worked very hard to improve as a player and as a junior, he did not receive a lot of playing time. But he rolled up his sleeves and worked hard
the entire off-season to become a better and more well-rounded player," he said.
He also works hard off the court as well to become a more well-rounded person as well.
"He too has volunteered at Open M and has volunteered in the summer helping to teach youngsters
the game of basketball," Close said.
Carlson plans on majoring in education when he attends college in the spring, He says helping youngsters is something he's really interested in.
"I always liked being around students and want to coach as well,” he explained.
We wish Emily and Jackson the best in all of their future endeavors.