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 Sam and Brad Show Podcast,
Sam and Brad spoke with TK Griffith of Hoban (around 32 minutes), Dean Rahas of Revere (43:20), Joe Noga of Cleveland.com on the Indians and previewing the Winter Meetings (starting off) , and Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository to preview the Browns and Panthers (around 11 minutes).
Jasen and Bobbi caught up with NFL.com's Nick Shook to talk Browns and Panthers and US Senator Sherrod Brown at 9:15 talked about Cleveland Indians great Larry Doby.
This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Zach Miller, a senior hockey player from CVCA.
Hockey’s been a big part of his life from his early years when his parents had him taking skating lessons.
“Ever since I was seven years old, I started playing hockey and have played it ever since,” Zach said.
He says being around the guys is one of the best aspects of being on the team.
“Being around the guys is so much fun, because of the atmosphere that’s provided,” Miller said.
His coach Doug Fairchild says that Zach is a true leader both on and off the ice.
“Zach is an outstanding student, one of the top students in our engineering program at CVCA,” Fairchild explains.
“Zach was a unanimous selection as a team captain this season due to his hard work and dedication. He is an excellent example for our younger players to follow.”
When he’s not playing hockey, Zach’s a part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the National Honor Society. He’s also done some volunteer work for the Akron–Canton Regional Foodbank.
Upon graduation in the spring, Zach plans to major in Areospace Engineering.
Our next Student Athlete is Lauren Davis, a senior basketball player from CVCA.
She says working with her coaches and teammates is something she truly enjoys whenever she steps on the basketball court.
“We all just care about each other so much and it makes for a good atmosphere during games and practices,” she explained.
She is a two year captain, and a three-year varsity letter winner for the Royals.
Her coach Andy O’Keefe says that leadership translates to all facets of Lauren’s life.
“She exemplifies what it means to be a servant leader. Lauren's toughness, skillset, and determination make her a force to be reckoned with on the basketball court,” O’Keefe.
“At the same time, her selfless and humble character makes everyone on the team better.”
Upon graduation in the spring, Lauren plans to attend Kent State University to study nursing.
We wish Zach and Lauren the best in all of their future endeavors.
Sam and Brad spoke with Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch to talk about the retirment of Urban Meyer today and they spoke with former OSU linebacker Joshua Perry (14:25) to talk about playing for Coach Meyer.
On the Tuesday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show podcast, Ben Axlerod spoke with Jasen and Bobbi about the retirement of Urban Meyer after 7 seasons at the helm of the Ohio State football program.
Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro joined the program at 8:40 to talk about medical marijuana for Summit County employees.
Fimmaker Ariella Altchouler joined the progam at 26:54
Christopher Wilkins from the Akron Symphony Orchestra joined the program to talk about Akron Symphony's Home for the Holidays at EJ Thomas.
Sam and Brad talked to George Thomas from the Akron Beacon Journal to talk about the firing of Terry Bowden right off the jump, At 12:51 they talked to Brian Bidlingmyer about this weekend's Greynolds Classic, and at 20 minutes they spoke with Rob Oller of the Columbus Dispatch.
Jasen spoke with Dan Coughlin about his book "Just One More Story" Dr Toni Bisconti joined in (17:43) Jeff Schudel talked weekend sports (29:29), and Tom Sutton talked politics (41:58) on the Monday edition of the Podcast.
The Friday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast featured Tim Tyrrell, Doug Lesmerises talking Buckeyes (around the 15 minute mark) and Scott Petrak to talk Browns (around 22 minutes in).
On the Friday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast, Jasen and Bobbi talked to Shammas Malik, Council Candidate for Ward 8 in the City of Akron right off the bat..
Nick Shook from NFL,com on the weekend and the Cleveland Browns around 9 minutes in
and Austin Ward from Lettermen Row on the Big 10 Championship Game between Ohio State and Northwestern around the 19 minute mark.
This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is junior basketball player Josh Fleming from Woodridge High School.
“Josh epitomizes what we want Woodridge Basketball to represent,” Blevins said.
“He is a tireless worker and a great teammate as well as an excellent student and we always know Josh will give 100% in any situation.”
One unique thing about Josh is his volunteer work during the Polar Express in Peninsula during the holiday season.