Friday, 13 September 2019 06:54

WAKR's Ray Horner Sits Down With ADM Board

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Ray Horner sat down with members of the ADM Board in Summit County, discussing the various services they provide for the community.

Jerry Craig - Executive director, ADM Board & Gizelle Jones - VANTAGE Aging

China Darrington - Opiate & Addiction Task Force

Daniel Bennett - Greenleaf Family Center, suicide prevention

Doug Smith - Chief Clinical Officer, ADM Board

Jennifer Knott - Child Guidance & Family Solutions

Kim Patton - Coordinator of Addictions, ADM Board

Thursday, 12 September 2019 08:23

Ray Horner Podcast - 9/12/2019

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:19 - Just how dangerous is vaping? What is its appeal, especially among younger folks? Dr. Starla Martinez from Akron Children’s Hospital discussed the risks of flavored E-cigarettes.

8:07 - Continuing on the topic of vaping, Senator Sherrod Brown shared his thoughts on the tobacco industry, which he believes has purposely targeted young people. He also talked about workers’ rights, something he’s very passionate about due to threats of automation.

12:22 - Goodwill and the Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation have a partnership which will help give away homecoming dresses, shoes, and other accessories before the big dances. Judge Linda Teodosio joined Ray to talk about the three giveaways, which will be on September 14th, September 21st, and October 5th at the Goodwill Service Center on E. Waterloo Road.

17:23 - In California, a bill called Fair Pay to Play has been passed along to the governor, which is the first step in allowing student-athletes to be paid for their likeness on promotional NCAA products and appearances.

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Our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Caden Scarbrough , a  junior golfer from CVCA.

He says he got into the sport of golf at an early age.
“My Dad is really big into golf, so he’s just been with me pretty much my whole life, just being involved in golf, so my dad got me hooked on golf,” he said.
Caden said that the family atmosphere at CVCA has helped him both on and off the golf course, enriching his experience as both an athlete and a student.
“The teachers here are nice and are there to help you any way they can,” he said.
His head coach says that he is one of those kids that makes others around him better.
"Caden is extremely committed in making his teammates better in all areas of their lives, says coach Jon Bucciarelli.
Scarbrough says that he models his game after PGA golfer Justin Thomas, who may be smaller in stature, like he is, but can drive the ball a good distance.
“He’s really awesome to watch,” Scarbrough said with a smile. 
Head Golf Coach Jon Bucciarelli says that Caden is a student athlete in every aspect of the term.
"Caden is truly the leader of our golf team in every aspect," he says. "His work ethic, integrity, and spiritual discipline resonates with his fellow teammates and opponents." 
Our next Female Student Athlete of the Week is junior Payton Fraley a soccer player from CVCA High School. 
She says working with her coaches and teammates is something she truly enjoys.
“Its just amazing environment,” she explained. “We strive to be better every single day,” she said. 
Payton points to a leadership class she’s currently taking at CVCA this fall that is giving her the tools she needs to lead on the pitch.
“You have to represent yourself and you don’t always have to be vocal, you can do it through your actions and how you love others,” she said. 
Head Coach Courtney Wagner had this to say about the junior;
"Payton is wonderful kid and a tremendous teammate. She brings lots of joy and energy to the team," she explained.
"She represents the Royals very well and we are excited to see her continue to grow."
Payton says she got the love of the game of soccer from her older brothers, who also played the sport.
“I was always hanging out with them and I always wanted to play.”
Outside of her leadership class, Fraley’s favorite subject is math. 
We wish Caden and Payton the best in all of their future endeavors. 
Wednesday, 11 September 2019 08:32

Ray Horner Podcast - 9/11/2019

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:19 - It’s been 18 years since the tragic terrorist attack that occurred in New York City, the Pentagon in D.C., and near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Kevin Kern joined the program to discuss the historic significance of September 11th, and how it has become our generation’s Pearl Harbor.

8:27 - Another tragedy hit home on Monday evening, as we heard word that Cavaliers broadcaster Fred McLeod passed away at the age of 67. Ray and Tony reflected on Fred’s broadcasts and personality, which has not only been a constant on TV since 2006, but he’s a fellow Northeast Ohioan who worked at Channel 8 before moving to Detroit.

15:16 - Continuing on with 9/11, Tim Dimoff from SACS Consulting & Investigative Services joined Ray to look at how homeland security measures have changed from the time the attacks occurred to now.

20:42 - Is vaping a better alternative to smoking? Not really, according to recent reports.

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Tuesday, 10 September 2019 11:53

Cavs TV Announcer Fred McLeod Passes Away

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(Cavaliers) It is with the most extreme sadness that the Cleveland Cavaliers share that Cavs and Fox Sports Ohio play-by-play announcer Fred McLeod died suddenly Monday evening. The entire Cavaliers organization mourns the loss of their great friend and teammate. Fred’s deep love for Cleveland and the Cavaliers was clearly evident in everything he did in and around the community and on-air during his more than 1,000 Cavalier game broadcasts. He was a true, heart-felt ambassador for the team, fans and entire greater Cleveland community.

The Cavaliers extend our deepest condolences to Fred’s entire family, including his wife Beth, mother Marilyn, sister Lynn, and his three children, Sean, Jenna, Molly and each of their families.

Fred was born and grew up in nearby Strongsville, Ohio. He was the Cavaliers television play-by-play announcer on FOX Sports Ohio since the 2006 season. He was about to embark on his 14th consecutive season, and 15th overall, as he served in the same capacity with the Cavs during the 1979-80 season.

In addition to his play-by-play duties, Fred also served as the Cavaliers’ Executive Producer for Multimedia, providing fans behind-the-scenes access on, Cavs HQ, Twitter and Facebook with daily updates and interviews during the season.

One of the most accomplished and respected announcers in the NBA, Fred recently celebrated his 36th season of broadcasting games, having also spent 22 seasons announcing Detroit Pistons games, prior to returning home to join the Cavaliers in 2006. Fred spent the 1979 MLB baseball season in Cleveland as well, as a TV announcer for the Cleveland Indians. His diverse and extensive sports broadcasting career also included time with the NFL’s Detroit Lions and MLB’s Detroit Tigers.

Fred was a multiple regional Emmy Award winner as part of the Fox Sports Ohio Cavs broadcast crew, along with his beloved game broadcast partner Austin Carr. He was also a proud recipient of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences’ prestigious Silver Circle Award in recognition of lifetime achievement in television.

Fred was a Point Park University (Pittsburgh) graduate, where he played baseball and pitched in the NAIA College World Series.

Statement from the Gilbert family regarding Fred McLeod:

“Fred McLeod was truly a one-of-a-kind person and friend. Words cannot express our feelings as we think about the many special memories we have of Fred and a relationship that spans four decades. We will miss him tremendously.

Fred was not only a great broadcaster and communicator that informed, explained and entertained, but he passionately embodied the Cavaliers ‘All for One. One for All.’ DNA in every aspect of his life.

He had the gift of connecting with everyone he interacted with and leaving them feeling happier, stronger, more positive, and valued. Fred has left an impactful, lasting legacy in Cleveland, Detroit and beyond.

Our family extends our deepest and warmest sympathies to Fred’s entire family, including his wonderful wife Beth, mother Marilyn, sister Lynn, and his three children, Sean, Jenna, Molly and each of their families."


Tuesday, 10 September 2019 09:04

Ray Horner Podcast - 9/10/2019

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:19 - The Browns better get their acts together ahead of next Monday’s matchup against the Jets, according to everyone including our guest Terry Pluto. The award-winning sportswriter recapped the Browns’ undisciplined performance on Sunday, and he also touched on the Indians, who are still in the hunt for either the wild card or the AL Central.

11:58 - A topic near and dear to Tony’s heart is fast food, so Ray mentioned a few of the worst rated quick service restaurants around the country.

16:35 - Tribe VP Bob DiBiasio joined the show for his usual Tuesday Hey Bobby! segment. He talked about his favorite non-superstar Indians from yesteryear, and discussed the scheduling conflicts they may have with the other pro teams in town.

20:51 - HGTV has purchased the old Brady Bunch house, and they invited the Brady kids back for their reality fixer-upper show. The panel had some fun talking about the Brady kids in the present day.

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Monday, 09 September 2019 09:13

Ray Horner Podcast - 9/9/2019

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:19 - Today starts Suicide Prevention Week. Many Americans have sadly encountered a family member, friend, coworker, or acquaintance who have either suffered from depression or suicidal thoughts, and some have even attempted and completed the act. Daniel Bennett is with the Greenleaf Family Center here in Akron, and he talked about the warning signs of a suicidal person and how to address them.

5:03 - Not a good afternoon on the lakefront, as the Browns dropped yet another opener to the Tennessee Titans, 43-13. Ray and Tony began Monday’s show recapping the largely undisciplined performance by the Browns, who caused 18 penalties.

12:03 - After 45 days, the Kenmore Leg westbound on I-76 is open, and now the eastbound lanes will close till the end of October. ODOT’s Justin Chesnic explains.

15:13 - And finally, our veterinarian Dr. Gary Riggs answered questions on your pets.

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Friday, 06 September 2019 10:10

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-9-6-19 Featured

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With summer vacation over, and everybody back to school, we thought it would be a good time to look at technology and education. So, this week, we've got stories ranging a proposed law requiring employers to provide on the job training for employees whose jobs are threatened by new technology, to new ways of training employees with technology. We’ll also learn about some novel new ways to use video, virtual reality, and even holograms in the classroom.

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Friday, 06 September 2019 07:13

Ray Horner Podcast - 9/6/2019

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:19 - It’s still early September, but the Hallmark holiday movies are out this week. So Ray and Tony had some fun; they used a template and created their own Hallmark movies (which many have similar concepts and conflicts).

7:18 - After another slow weekend at the box office, Scott Wynn says It should clean up at the theaters.

9:46 - If it goes through, what will Brexit do to the world markets? Robert Dodaro from Prism Wealth Management shared his thoughts.

16:11 - And finally, American Idol winner from season two, Ruben Studdard, is in Akron this Saturday singing the songs of the great Luther Vandross. Tony got to catch up with Ruben before he busts out classic hits such as “Never Too Much,” “Superstar,” and “A House is Not a Home."

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Thursday, 05 September 2019 09:58

Ray Horner Podcast - 9/5/2019

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:19 - Bob Newhart turns 90 today. Ray and Tony are big fans of his, and they looked back at his career and his two major sitcoms from the ‘70s and ‘80s. They also shared some fun facts about the ‘70s version, The Bob Newhart Show.

8:30 - Now that he’s not in Washington anymore, what is Jim Renacci up to? Well, for starters, he has a new book out, and the fellow Wadsworth native joined Ray in studio to discuss his time in Congress, his thoughts on President Trump’s trade war with China, and immigration.

18:35 - Why are men so stubborn when it comes to going to the doctor? Cleveland Clinic-Akron General is trying to figure that out. Dr. Jay Krishman is a urologist, and he shared some reasons why men avoid the doctor in their new survey in their annual MENtion It campaign.

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