Friday, 21 September 2018 16:22

Massillon Ready To Roll Against Firestone

Massillon Tigers head coach Nate Moore joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about their matchup with Firestone tonight in Week 5. 

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Friday, 21 September 2018 16:17

Manchester Panthers Prep For Triway

Jim France, longtime coach of the Manchester Panthers talked about their matchup with Triway tonight in Week #5.

 

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Friday, 21 September 2018 15:48

CVCA Looks To Keep Rolling Against Northwest

Dan Larlham, head coach of CVCA spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about their matchup tonight with the Northwest Indians. 

 

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Friday, 21 September 2018 15:34

Hoban/STVM Get Ready For "Holy War"

Tim Tyrrell of Hoban discussed the upcoming Holy War between the Knights and St. Vincent-St. Mary at Akron's Infocision Stadium later this evening.

 

STVM head coach Bobby Nickol also joined the show to talk about the matchup tonight.

 

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This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Tyler Scott, a junior football player from Norton High School.

Tyler is a three-sport athlete in football, basketball, and track and field. He says the balance between academics and athletics is a challenge that he readily accepts. 
 
“Since I was little, father and mother have always taught me that grades come first," he said. 
 
"If you're going to participate in  school and want to play (sports) why not be the best at it? " 
 
On the football field, he says the camaraderie between his fellow players and coaches has led to success on the gridiron thus far.
 
“It's pretty fun and we have a lot more camaraderie this year, and we're winning so it's fun," Scott explained. 
 
His head coach, Kevin Pollock, who is in his first year with the Panthers says  that Scott is a natural with his skill set at both running back and defensive back.
 
"He’s an incredibly naturally gifted athlete who doesnt rely on his skill but works his butt off,” Pollock explained. 
 
Off the field, Scott is also a great young man to be around, says Pollock.
 
“Tyler is an outstanding playmaker, but also a great person. Always smiling, always doing the right things. Fun kid to be around and its special to watch him play."
 
We wish Tyler the best in all of his future endeavors. 
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Hurricane Florence continues to inflict devastation on the Carolinas, with both water levels and death tolls rising. What can residents in Northeast Ohio do and how can they be of assistance? The Ray Horner Morning Show caught up with some folks with local ties to give the listeners a look into what is happening first-hand in that region. Jim McIntyre - American Red Cross

Mark Durbin - FirstEnergy

Steve Bosso - Retired Twinsburg fire inspector

Jim Mantel - Retired radio personality living in North Carolina

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Zips head football coach Terry Bowden spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the win over Northwestern this past weekend and the upcoming game against Iowa State. 

 

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018 16:48

Browns/Jets Set For Thursday Night Showdown

Marty Lyons of the New York Jets radio network joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the Jets' matchup with the Cleveland Browns on Thursday. 

Scott Petrak, Browns beat writer for the Elyria Chronicle Telegram and BrownsZone.com spoke with Sam and Brad as well to talk about the matchup as well.

 

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Monday, 17 September 2018 20:01

Business of the Week: Bober Markey Fedorovich

Each week, the Ray Horner Morning Show spotlights a local business that assures their dedication to the community.

For the inaugural edition, Ray sat down with Dale Ruther, partner with Bober Markey Fedorovich in Fairlawn. Ruther has been with BMF for over 35 years, and the company has been in business since 1959. Bober Markey Fedorovich is an independent CPA and business advisory firm that serves the Greater Akron area and beyond.

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Downtown Akron continues to receive its share of facelifts, from road repair to other cosmetic changes. Basically, if one can stomach the orange barrels and detours for a bit, downtown will look much different.

Dan Horrigan, the mayor of Akron, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to give an overview on the projects. Horrigan points to the major project, which is Main Street in downtown, where, as of this post, much of it is closed off. He believes this redevelopment will have a big impact on attracting more residents and businesses to the city in the future.

The mayor also touched on the added bike lanes and the Innerbelt area, as well as the sewer project, Rolling Acres land, and the early voting topic.

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Monday, 17 September 2018 17:10

Paul Keels and Zack Meisel Discuss New Book

Longtime radio voice of the Ohio State Buckeyes Paul Keels and Zack Meisel of The Athletic both joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about their new book: 

 
The book is available whereever books are sold and also online.

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Friday, 14 September 2018 16:36

East Preps For Dover Week #4

East Dragons head coach Marques Hayes joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about their matchup with Dover. 

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Friday, 14 September 2018 15:11

Revere & Barberton Ready For Week 4 Showdown

James Boyeas of Revere spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of their game with the Barberton Magics. 

Tony Gotto of Barberton also joined the show to talk about their end of the matchup.

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Friday, 14 September 2018 15:05

Hoban Ready For Week 4 Matchup

Hoban head football coach Tim Tyrrell joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about their matchup with Ursuline in Week 4. 

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This week our 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Sicilia Ho, a senior golfer for Wadsworth High School.

 She got into golf at an early age, with encouragement from her dad and two older sisters. 
 
“They played college golf and it runs in the family now, so that’s how I got into it,” she says.
 
She says she learned her competitive nature from them, something she takes out on the course with her.
 
“We always tried to improve one another, but it’s always nice to beat one of them, “she said with a laugh. 
 
Coach Michael Schmeltzer said her success is largely in part  due to her coach. 
 
“Sicilia is one of the hardest working student-athletes I have had the privilege to coach,” he said.
 
“She has a great future ahead of her both academically, and in women's golf. She is a true role model. “
 
Upon graduation in the spring, she plans on studying  mechanical engineering.
 
In addition to her golf at Wadsworth, she serves as President of the National Honor Society, Key Club, and Student Council Secretary, among other activities and clubs 
 
We wish Sicilia the best in all of her future endeavors
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This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Mason McMillen, a senior football player for Wadsworth High School.

He’s grown up around the sport, having started in second grade. Mason says he’s grown with his teammates throughout his football journey.
 
“I was eager to get out there and ever since (childhood) I’ve played it,” he explained.
 
Wadsworth Head Coach Justin Todd had some positive words for McMillen, who he appointed as a captain both his junior and senior year.
 
“Mason exemplifies everything a coach looks for in a student athlete,” Coach Todd explained. 
 

“He is a leader among his peers, being voted as a two time captain, and is looked favorably upon as a model for excellent student athlete behavior by the teaching staff and administration alike.”
 
Mason credits Coach Todd for helping him achieve success both on and off the field.
 
“I think he’s got the most out of me out of my high school career, and he’s prepared me for college coming up,” McMillen said.
 
His coach says it’s his work ethic that makes him stand out amongst his peers.
 
“He is the hardest working athlete I've had the pleasure of coaching, and Mason's achievements are a result of the hard work, discipline and fortitude he displays in each facet of life.”
 
Upon graduation in the spring,Mason plans on studying business economics once he gets to college.
 
We wish Mason the best in all of his future endeavors. 
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McKinley football coach Dan Reardon joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about their matchup with Green.

 Kickoff is set for 7pm Friday in Green. 

Jon Wallace also joined the show as well to talk about the game.

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Ross Benjamin from RBWins.com picked against the spread in college and pro football.

College picks: TCU (+14) over the Ohio State Buckeyes, Oklahoma (-17 1/2) over Iowa State, Vandy (+14) over Notre Dame, and Boise State (-3) over Oklahoma State.

He picked the Browns (+9 1/2 over the New Orleans Saints amongst other NFL games.

As always, these picks are for entertainment purposes only.

 

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Thursday, 13 September 2018 17:01

KSU, Coach Lewis Prepare For Penn State

Coach Sean Lewis of Kent State University spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of their game with perennial power Penn State on Saturday.

 Kickoff is set for 12 noon in Pennsylvania. 

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Thursday, 13 September 2018 16:57

Matt Underwood Talking Tribe, AL Central

Sports Time Ohio's Matt Underwood spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the Cleveland Indians and their matchup with Detroit Friday after an off-day today.

 

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Mary Kay Cabot joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the Browns heading into Week #2,

 

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 15:31

Jordan Bastian Assesses Indians' Play

Indians beat reporter for MLB.com Jordan Bastian joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the Indians as they continue their series in Tampa.

 

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17 years have passed since the terror attacks on American soil, which claimed over 3,000 lives. In the nearly two decades since September 11th, 2001, what additional precautions have been made to ensure our continued safety?

According to SACS Security president Tim Dimoff, a lot has gone into further security. Dimoff joined the Ray Horner Morning Show on the 9/11 anniversary to discuss how Homeland Security and other intelligence agencies have snuffed out potential attacks throughout the years and will continue to do so. He points to taking the fight overseas to the Middle East has really helped snuff out terrorist groups, especially due to the use of drones.

Though a controversial topic today, Dimoff also says increased immigration screening has helped prevent attacks, mainly from countries on the “watch” list.

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Monday, 10 September 2018 17:37

Buckeyes Keep Rolling, Prepare For TCU

"The Voice of the Buckeyes" Paul Keels spoke with Sam and Brad Monday after their dismantling of Rugters this past Saturday.

OSU will face #15 TCU on Saturday in primetime.

 

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Friday, 07 September 2018 16:25

East, Hoover Battle In Week #3

Marques Hayes of the East Dragons spoke with Sam Bourquin ahead of their matchup with the Vikings of North Canton Hoover.

 

Brian Baum of North Canton Hoover discussed their side of the matchup as well.

 

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Friday, 07 September 2018 16:10

Massillon Prepares For Warren In Week #3

Nate Moore, the head coach of the Massillon Tigers joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about their Week #3 matchup with Warren tonight at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium.

 

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Friday, 07 September 2018 15:38

Lake & Copley Prepared For Week 3 Tussle

Dan DeGeorge of Lake HS joined the Friday Prep Rally to talk about their matchup with Copley tonight in Week #3. 

 

Scott Chouinard of Copley also joined to talk about their side of things as well.

 

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Friday, 07 September 2018 15:27

Coventry Gets Ready For Tough Tallmadge Team

Ed Egan, head coach of the Coventry Comets spoke with the Sam and Brad Show to talk about their tussle with Tallmadge Week #3.

 

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Friday, 07 September 2018 15:22

Tim Tyrrell, Hoban Looking To Get To 3-0 Start

Archbishop Hoban head football coach Tim Tyrrell joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about their Week #3 matchup with Huber Heights Wayne in Dayton. 

 

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Thursday, 06 September 2018 17:37

Ross Benjamin Makes His College/NFL Picks

Ross Benjamin joined the Sam and Brad Show for his weekly segment to pick against the spread in college and pro football.

Ross is taking the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (+35) against Ohio State Saturday, as well as laying the points (-3) with the  Houston Cougars over the Arizona Wildcats.

For the NFL, the Steelers and Browns, Pittsburgh is a 4 point favorite. 

Hear what Ross had to say about this matchup and all matchups for entertainment purposes only. 

 

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Thursday, 06 September 2018 16:23

Doug Dieken Talking Browns/Steelers Week 1

Color Analyst for the Cleveland Browns Radio Network Doug Dieken spoke with the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the Week #1 matchup between the Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

 

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Kent State head football coach Sean Lewis joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the Golden Flashes football team as they prepare for Howard Week #2.

 

Kickoff is set for 3:30pm.

 

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This week our 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Jamie Matheson, a senior soccer player from Barberton High School.
 
Jamie says soccer is a family affair and she shares that love of the game with her sisters.
 
“My two younger sisters played and they started playing first and I went to the games and I wanted to play and never stopped,” she said. 
 
Jamie currently plays for the Magics with one of her sisters and she enjoys that experience.
 
“We’re harder on each other, but it works well, we like each other, and we like playing together.”
 
 
 
 
As a captain, Matheson says she leads both vocally and by example, depending on what the team calls for. Head Coach Scott Kelley said Jamie is a standout player for the Magics.
 
“She anchors our defense with impressive speed and incredible vision of the game,” Kelley said. 
 
That excellence also transfers away from the pitch as well according to Kelley.
 
“Off the field, she has earned a 3.68 GPA, and is involved in several BHS clubs and community activities,” he said.
 
Jamie is actively involved in Student Council, Helping Hands, and Ski Club. Upon graduation in the spring, Jamie plans on attending the University of Akron, where she looks to major in Financial Planning.
 
We wish Jamie the best in all of her future endeavors. 
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This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Nick Plucinski, a junior football player for Barberton High School.

Nick enjoys the community of Barberton and how they get behind the Magics football team.
 
“The support is helping us out on our journey through the season,” Plucinski said. 
 
A two-sport athlete, Nick plays football for coach Tony Gotto and baseball coach Steve Fasig. Gotto had some great words for the junior linebacker who had a big impact in Week 1 against neighboring rival Norton.
 
“He had the play of the game when he blocked the overtime extra point to seal the deal,” Gotto said.
 
Gotto also spoke to his academic success as well, pointing to his sophomore year in which he played baseball.
 
“As a sophomore last spring during baseball season, Nick was an all-district catcher and batted .460 while maintaining a 3.95 GPA.”
 
Nick is also a part of the Drug Free Club at Barberton High School, and he prides himself on working hard both on the field and in the classroom.
 
“It’s very hard, but you have to stay up and grind it out,” he says. 
 
We wish Nick the best in all of his future endeavors. 
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Tuesday, 04 September 2018 16:45

Paul Keels Discusses Haskins, OSU

"Voice of the Buckeyes" Paul Keels joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the thrashing of Oregon State Week #1 and preview the matchup with Rutgers this Saturday.

 

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Tuesday, 04 September 2018 15:46

UA's Williams Talks UA/Nebraska Cancellation

University of Akron Athletic Director Larry Williams joined the Sam and Brad Show to shed some light on the cancelled Akron/Nebraska game from this weekend.

 

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Tuesday, 04 September 2018 15:21

Barberton Looking To Go 3-0 On Young Season

Tony Gotto joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the Magics' 2-0 start to the season and their upcoming matchup with Cuyahoga Falls for Week #3 on Friday night.

 

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Tuesday, 04 September 2018 15:17

Wadsworth Ready For Medina Friday Night

Wadsworth head coach Justin Todd talked about the Week #3 matchup against the Medina Bees on Friday night.

 

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Friday, 31 August 2018 16:10

Massillon and GlenOak Tangle In Week 2

Nate Moore of Massillon joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his team's Week 2 matchup against the GlenOak Golden Eagles.

 

Scott Garcia of GlenOak also joined the show to talk about his team as well.

 

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Tallmadge head coach Alan Vanderink spoke with Sam and Brad about their Week 2 matchup with Ellet. 

 

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Bobby Nickol, the head coach of the STVM Fighting Irish joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about their matchup with Walsh Jesuit tonight in Week 2.

 

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Friday, 31 August 2018 14:53

Hoban Preparing For Cardinal Mooney

Hoban head coach Tim Tyrrell joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about their oppponent Cardinal Mooney in Week 2 of the High School football season. 

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Ross Benjamin joined the Sam and Brad Show for his weekly segment to talk college picks against the spread for entertainment purposes only. 

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Thursday, 30 August 2018 21:21

Buchtel Preparing For McKinley

Buchtel head football coach Ricky Powers spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell about their matchup with Canton McKinley in Week 2. 

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Wednesday, 29 August 2018 08:42

AUDIO: CAK President on Airport Expansion

Akron-Canton Airport will get a new facelift. A $34 million facelift, to be precise.

Rick McQueen, the soon-to-be-outgoing president and CEO of the Akron-Canton Airport, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the changes happening at the facility. McQueen says the plans are to expand and update the airport for the modern-day traveler, complete with charging stations for cell phones and new restaurants and other amenities.

McQueen, who will be retiring at the end of 2018, believes the upgrades will help meet the needs of today for the regional airport, which opened its first terminal in 1955 and expanded seven years later. The project looks to be done in late 2019 or into early 2020.

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Last month, Brian Thomas, who has been with Akron AAA for nearly forty years, said farewell to the company he helped build. Now, his brother, Kevin, takes over the post.

Kevin Thomas joined the Ray Horner Morning Show about taking over as president of Akron AAA. He has been with the company for 35 years and worked various jobs inside the company, yet did not foresee he would take on the role of president.

As far as travel goes for the Labor Day weekend, Thomas says Friday is still this big launch day on the roads. He urges commuters to put down the electronic devices inside the vehicle and to focus on the roads. Thomas also shared many other travel tips for drivers both young and old, and he promoted the AAA app, which can be downloaded onto any smartphone.

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Tuesday, 28 August 2018 16:30

John Fankhauser Discusses Walsh Football

New head coach of the Walsh University Cavaliers John Fankhauser spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of the 2018 season. 

 

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Tuesday, 28 August 2018 15:31

Ellet Ready For Week #2 Tilt With Tallmadge

Ellet head coach Chuck Shuman joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the win over Springfield in Week #1 and their upcoming matchup with Tallmadge.

 

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Matt Adorni of Mogadore joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about their upcoming Week #2 matchup with Geneva on Friday.

 

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Sports writer for the Canton Repository Joe Scalzo discusses the issue with competitive balance in high school athletics in Ohio and if public and non-public schools should have separate state championships.

 

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