Thursday, 20 July 2017 17:20

AUDIO: New Zealanders Racing At Soap Box Derby

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The All American Soap Box Derby is this Saturday at Derby Downs. But it isn't all American. 

Two champs from New Zealand will join competitors from Canada and Japan among the more than 350 racers taking to the hill. Maddie Pester will compete in the Masters division, while Kaythi Finn will race in the Super Stock class.

Pester, Finn, 2016 International Division champion Sam Pester, and New Zealand team member Caitlin Pester joined Soap Box Derby President and CEO Mark Gerberich on The Jasen Sokol Show to talk about making it to Akron, what they're looking forward to doing off the track, and how they're preparing for the big race.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 17:26

AUDIO: Tim Ryan Talks Health Care

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Now that the Republican health care bill has died in the Senate, many are wondering if GOP congressmen will reach across the aisle to try to get a bill passed and whether Democrats will work with them. Jasen talked to Rep. Tim Ryan Wednesday about what parts of health care reform he would be willing to work on with Republicans and what can be done to reduce the sticker price of health care.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 08:16

AUDIO: A Handy Guide For Soap Box Derby Week

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Derby Downs is abuzz, and this week is all about the 2017 FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby.

Mark Gerberich was recently named president of the Soap Box Derby, and he spoke with the Ray Horner Morning Show about taking over that position, as well as what is on the docket for derby week.

Jeff Iula, a derby historian who wrote a book about his experiences, joined Ray’s show to discuss the fanfare surrounding the derby, both past and present.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 17:53

AUDIO Sam and Brad Wager of the Day

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Sam, Brad, and Ben Thomas got in on the Sam and Brad Wager of the Day! 


The Senate health care bill fizzled out Monday after two more senators announced they wouldn't support it, bringing the total to four and leaving Republicans with less than 50 senators who would vote yes. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell then announced that he would put forward a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act after a two year transition period.

Rep. Jim Renacci joined Jasen Tuesday to give his thoughts on the health care bill, why he will support a repeal bill in the House, and what should be done to fix the health care system.

Sam and Brad caught up with STO's in-game reporter for the Cleveland Indians Andre Knott to talk about the Indians as they look to gain consistency in the second half of the MLB season.

The Indians will face the San Francisco Giants tonight at 10:15pm on 1590 WAKR. 


Monday, 17 July 2017 18:43

AUDIO Jimmy Hanlin Breaks Down The Open

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Sam and Brad spoke with Jimmy Hanlin, golf host on SportsTime Ohio to talk about the Open coming up this Thursday.


Monday, 17 July 2017 18:10

AUDIO Chris Spielman Discusses OSU Lawsuit

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Former Ohio State linebacker and NFL player Chris Spielman discussed his class-action lawsuit against his alma mater on the Sam and Brad Show Monday afternoon. 


Bill Rabinowitz from the Columbus Dispatch discussed the lawsuit filed by former Buckeye great Chris Spielman against The Ohio State University for using his name and likeness in promotional materials.


Friday, 14 July 2017 17:57

AUDIO Sam & Brad Show Wager Of The Day

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Sam,  Brad, and Justin got in on the WAKR Sam and Brad Wager of the Day! 


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