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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam and Brad caught up with former Fox 8 TV personality and author Dan Coughlin about his new book on the Cleveland Browns, "Just Another Story" live in studio!
Sam and Brad caught up with Doug Dieken to start the Tuesday Podcast.
At 13:05, they caught up with Ryan McGee to talk college football and where Ohio State might end up prior to the Big 10 title game.
Jasen and Bobbi spoke with Terry Pluto about his new book on the Cleveland Browns (right off the bat)
State Senator Joe Schiavoni spoke about the closing of the GM Plant in Lordstown at 15:47
City Councilman Jeff Fusco also spoke about improvements to the Mayflower at 24:52.
Sam and Brad caught up with Ari Wasserman of the Athletic right off the bat to talk about the OSU beatdown of the University of Michigan over the weekend and they also caught up with Tim Stried of the OHSAA at 13:12 to talk about the state championships this week in high school football, including Thursday's game between Hoban and Massillon. At 25:11 they talked Browns with beat writer Steve Doerschuk to talk about their win over the Bengals in Cincy.
On the Monday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast,
Austin Ward talked about the Buckeyes' big win over Michigan last Saturday right off the bat, Jeff Schudel talked about the weekend in sports (9:33), Larry Magid from CBS News talked about Cyber Monday (20:04), and Steven Portnoy also joined in the coversation to talk about what happened at the Southern border over the weekend (24:48).
On the Friday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, Brad and Ben Thomas caught up with Tim Tyrrell of Hoban (23 seconds in), Nate Moore of Massillon (3:47), and Ryan Isley(8:10) to talk about the remaining teams active in the OHSAA State football tournament with a chance to compete for a state championship on the line.
Also, the guys spoke with former OSU LB Bobby Carpenter to talk about "The Game" against Michigan at high noon Saturday at 23:23.
This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Samuel Lord, a junior wrestler from Ellet High School.
He started wrestling at an early age, but now as a junior in high school, the grind and the discipline of the sport drives him and his teammates.
“The coaches push us to be our best and the athletes in there all really push each other to be better every day,” he said.
His coach Brian Biel said that the junior captain knows the meaning of working hard and staying focused.
"He leads by example and has earned the respect of his teammates and coaches through his hard work, positive attitude, and pursuit of personal and team growth," he said,
Lord said that school always comes first and the coaches and his fellow teammates are always cognizant of that.
“Sometimes practices have to be short so we can get our work done, but it’s all about balance,” he said.
As always, the goal is States, but last year in just his sophomore season, Samuel was 6th in sectionals and 7th in the North Coast Classic.
As a team leader, he says leadership by example is more his style, but he’s not afraid to motivate a teammate when he knows they can do better.
Our next 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Sarah Mason, a senior basketball player from Ellet High School.
She learned the sport of basketball growing up with 6 brothers and grew to appreciate the game that way.
“I just grew up around basketball,” she said.
She also appreciates her head coach Tina Wallace, who is a tough coach, but looks out for her team day in and day out.
“She’s always there for us and always there to support us and teach us what we need to know,” she explained.
Coach Wallace talked about Mason’s hard work on and off the court
“She’s a relentless defender, first one in the gym, last one to leave, I call her the rock in your shoe” Wallace said.
“But the most impressive quality is her character, Sarah has Great Parents and she truly exemplifies Student-Athlete.”
Sarah is a four year starter and letter winner for Ellet and says it’s great playing basketball with people she’s grown up with and enjoys being around.
“It’s just a great feeling,” Mason said with a smile.
Upon graduation in the spring, Sarah says she plans on attending the University of Akron to study art.
We wish Samuel and Sarah the best in all of their future endeavors.
Sam and Brad spoke with Joe Vardon off the bat to talk about his article in The Athletic discussing the Kyrie Irving trade and the demise of the Cavaliers.
At 17:48, the guys spoke with Browns play-by-play voice Jim Donovan to talk Browns as they prepare for the Bengals this Sunday.
Sam and Brad caught up with Cavs' beat writer Joe Vardon to talk about his article in The Athletic chronicling the Cavaliers' demise.
Jasen and Bobbi spoke with CBS tech expert Larry Magid to talk about robocalls right off the bat,
Perry Clark of TRY ministries joined in around 5:02.
Summit County Sheriff Steve Barry also joined the program at 18:33 to talk DUI Checkpoints
The folks from Weathervane Playhouse also joined the show to talk about Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at 22:04.