Thursday, 18 April 2019 09:53

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/18/2019

:17 - At long last, the Cleveland Browns released their schedule for the 2019 season. Four primetime games, a home opener against Tennessee, and a seemingly favorable slate of games in the home stretch.

3:29 - During a conversation about “trips from hell,” Tony tells a tale about his nightmare adventure to Myrtle Beach in his teens.

10:13 - It’s Thursday, and it’s time for our master gardener, Jeanne Poremski, to join the program with her gardening tips. First, Jeanne warns the listeners about pest infestation occurring earlier this year, and she also assists Kris Drew with shade and shrubbery.

17:25 - Your Akron RubberDucks are home this weekend against the Bowie Baysox. GM Jim Pfander called in to promote the homestand, which also includes a series against the Binghamton RumblePonies next week.

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Wednesday, 17 April 2019 08:43

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/17/2019

:17 - The Columbus Blue Jackets swept the heavily-favored Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup playoffs. And while many in Ohio are focused on the NHL’s Blue Jackets or the AHL’s Cleveland Monsters, why hasn’t hockey really caught on in the Akron area?

8:32 - Robert Fenn is a public affairs specialist with the Social Security Administration, and he came by to discuss the higher retirement age and what to do with your money around that age.

18:17 - Mark Welfley is our tech guy, and he informed our listeners on the dangers of cyber attacks and ransomware.

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Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:01

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 4.16.19

On the Tuesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast:

Jonah Rosenblum of the Record Courier joined the guys to talk about the latest in the PTC. (18.1 seconds) 

The guys also weighed in on the Doc Rivers story in which a good samaritan handed Rivers back his $2000 after he dropped it on the streets in the Bay Area ahead of the Golden State/LA Clippers game. (14:57)

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Tuesday, 16 April 2019 16:15

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 4.16.19

On the Tuesday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast: 

 Adam Ganuza with the Knight Foundation discusses the Arts Challenge. (19 seconds in) 

 Bill Davidge of FSO talks Blue Jackets Hockey and their playoff run.(7:21) 

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Tuesday, 16 April 2019 10:01

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/16/2019

:17 - Akron mayor Dan Horrigan stopped by the studio this morning to discuss a slew of topics at hand, specifically in the world of community safety and business. Horrigan addressed the gun violence issue that’s plaguing the city, as well as what Akron will do with the land near Chapel Hill.

16:29 - Actress Georgia Engel passed away over the weekend. She played Georgette, the wife of Ted Baxter, on the Mary Tyler Moore Show, so the panel looked back fondly at the popular ‘70s sitcom.

23:44 - The Indians are out in Seattle and beat the best team (record-wise so far) in the American League, the Mariners, 6-4. Bob DiBiasio, VP from the Tribe, called in to go over team coming off a bad weekend, and he answered some listener questions from the text line.

32:06 - Some great news about higher test scores have come out of Akron’s and LeBron James’s I Promise school. Keith Leichty from Akron Public Schools shared the positive news.

37:43 - Our friends from the Western Reserve Playhouse dropped by to promote their new production, Emma, kicking off this weekend.

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Monday, 15 April 2019 17:37

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 4.15.19

On the Monday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast:

Jimmy Hanlin spoke about Tiger winning the Masters at Augusta National  (20.8 seconds) 

Chris in Copley spoke with the fellas to talk about the poll question posed by the guys: Who is the greatest golfer of all time? Jack Nicklaus or Tiger Woods? (8:51) 

Dane Brugler of the Athletic joined to talk about the upcoming NFL Draft. (15:08)

 

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Monday, 15 April 2019 15:16

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 4.15.19

Jasen's Monday edition of the Podcast!

 Jeff Schudel from the News Herald and the Morning Journal discussed the weekend in Sports (18 seconds) 

Dr. Toni Bisconti joined Jasen in the studio (15:21) 

Joe Leenheer discussed Tiger Woods winning the Masters over the weekend.(38:35) 

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Monday, 15 April 2019 10:23

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/15/2019

:17 - Tiger Woods took home his fifth green jacket from The Masters and his fifteenth major overall, three behind Jack Nicklas. Ray talked to our morning show golf pro Dan Dauk about Eldrick, who won his first major in nearly eleven years.

10:14 - Downtown Akron may be torn up, but Lock 3 will be in great shape for the summer season. Chris Griffith from Lock 3 stopped by to promote the events happening downtown from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

15:23 - Dr. Gary Riggs is our veterinarian who stops by each and every Monday, and he touched on birds and cats today, and even took a few phone calls.

26:39 - Today is the six-year anniversary of the bombing at the Boston Marathon, and it’s the first time the race has fallen on this date since. Dave Hunter covers the race, and he called into the show to set the mood.

33:52 - It’s Monday, which means it’s our Business of the Week! Ray heads down to Orville and chats with Dennis Shisler of Shisler’s Cheese House. Segment sponsored by HEARINC. and TLC Catering.

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This week our 1590 WAKR G&G Fitness Coach of the Week is Marcus Wattley, the new head football coach at Canton McKinley. 

Stay tuned for next week's Coach of the Week! 

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Friday, 12 April 2019 17:16

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 4.12.19

On the Feel Good Friday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast:

Jonah Rosenblum of the Record Courier on the Portage Trail Conference (19 seconds) 

NFL Draft hopeful and Barberton grad John Cominsky on the draft process (around 13 minutes) 

ESPN's Brian Windhorst on his new book: LeBron INC: The Making of a Billion Dollar Athlete. (around 30 minutes) 

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Friday, 12 April 2019 16:40

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 4.12.19

On the Banzai Friday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show.

  Tony Brown broadcasting voice  the Cleveland Monsters (16.7 seconds) 

Joe Leenheer joined the show to talk Masters (10:32) 

Jess from Akron Life Magazine joined the show for the Weekend Preview brought to you by Jilly's Music Room. (18:06) 

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Friday, 12 April 2019 08:40

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/12/2019

:17 - Trying to traverse through downtown Akron? Good luck and have fun. Main Street is shut down from Route 59 past Canal Park, and parts of Market, State, Exchange, and Bowery are a mess.

10:42 - Some bad news for the Cleveland Indians and pitcher Mike Clevinger. A possibility is he’ll need surgery and could be out well past the all-star break. Dr. Joe Congeni, sports medicine doctor at Akron Children’s Hospital, joined the show in studio to discuss the affects of an injury to a pitcher’s upper back.

18:24 - Once again, the panel had another discussion about the Millennial populace. This time, it had to do with dating and who picks up the check on a first date.

31:04 - WQMX’s Scott Wynn is our movie guy, and he stopped by to preview what’s new in theaters. Pet Sematary, Hellboy, and Shazam! are among the hot new flicks.

33:48 - The college scam with actress Lori Loughlin gets stranger and stranger. The panel asked why a celebrity, who isn’t hurting for money, would scheme colleges for her daughter who doesn’t even want to go to college.

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Thursday, 11 April 2019 08:52

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/11/2019

:17 - Former Akron mayor Don Plusquellic called into the show today to make a major announcement. He mentioned several weeks back that he was considering a run for mayor as an independent. His decision is…..not to run. “The Don” mentions his thought process, he stuck up for Mayor Dan Horrigan, and he blasted city council on multiple occasions.

22:22 - Senator Sherrod Brown called into the program. Some of the topics he and Ray touched on were Democrat tax plans in the senate, full legalization of gambling in Ohio, and the controversy over Medicare and rising drug costs.

28:40 - Hello, friends. The Masters is upon us. Some of those golfers will be a part of the Bridgestone Senior Players at Firestone Country Club, which is just three months away. Executive director Don Padgett talked about both the events in Augusta and in Akron.

34:15 - Spring has sprung, and it’s time for the return of our master gardener, Jeanne Poremski. The main topic discussed was the lawsuits and dangers over the Roundup weed killer.

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Wednesday, 10 April 2019 09:43

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/10/2019

:17 - Donald Trump broke the mold when it came to a non-traditional candidate becoming president, but will that be commonplace or just an anomaly? Which other non-political candidates can make a splash? The panel discussed.

10:23 - Capital Financial’s Richard Peterson called into the show to give a breakdown of the recent economy, higher oil prices, tax laws, and post-secondary education.

22:18 - Heading out of town this spring or summer? Maybe leaving the country? SACS security president Tim Dimoff shared some safety tips and what to watch for when vacationing in a foreign area.

28:51 - The Indians have had a stellar week against the Blue Jays and Tigers, but they’ve also received bad news on the back injury to Mike Clevinger. Broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus talked all things Tribe, both good and bad.

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Tuesday, 09 April 2019 17:46

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 4.9.19

On the Tuesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show:

John Feinstein of CBS Sports joined the Sam and Brad Show to preview the Masters at Augusta National (18.4 seconds in ) 

Marcus Wattley, the new head football coach of Canton McKinley High School joined the program to talk about his new venture. (18:02) 

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Tuesday, 09 April 2019 09:52

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/9/2019

:17 - What are Millennials spending their money on? For many, it’s a rent payment instead of a mortgage. Ray pulls up some Millennial stats and defers to the Millennials in the room in Tony and Steffany.

20:12 - For the final time this fiscal year, BDO’s Doug Klein stopped by to discuss extensions and other tax-related tips, as we’re six days before April 15th.

27:50 - Each and every Tuesday during the baseball season, VP from the Tribe, Bob DiBiasio, calls in and answers Ray’s and listeners’ questions. Today’s questions involve Carlos Gonzalez’s health and statues outside the ballpark.

36:03 - April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and Ray was joined by John Lehr of the Parkinson’s Foundation, as well as Christina Korines, who shared her personal story of the disease.

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Monday, 08 April 2019 17:17

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 4.8.19

Sam and Brad's Monday edition of the Podcast!

They touched on the Indians and spoke with MLB.com Indians reporter Mandy Bell. (23.2 seconds) 

Sam and Brad discussed the Cavaliers and what they're looking to do this offseason after their season concludes Tuesday.(13:52) 

They also spoke with Nate Ulrich, Browns beat reporter from the Akron Beacon Journal. (28:53) 

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Monday, 08 April 2019 14:57

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 4.8.19

On the Monday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 

 

Jeff Schudel joins Jasen catch up on weekend sports. (17 seconds in) 
Dr. Toni Bisconti joined the show to talk about the man pretending to be a missing teen (11:30) 
John Garofalo of Akron Community Foundation joined the show to talk  On The Table (20:46)
 
 
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Monday, 08 April 2019 10:00

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/8/2019

:17 - Ray Horner is back from his vacation, and a topic that’s near and dear to the show hosts’ hearts is the future of malls, specifically Chapel Hill Mall in the Akron/Tallmadge/Cuyahoga Falls area. The lights are on today, but what will the future look like?

12:29 - Akron will have a weekend spotlight during the sixth round of the NFL Draft this year, and the eyes of football nation will be on Lock 3 for a pick. Chief of staff James Hardy stopped by the studio to promote this event, along with some questions on the cyber attack and more on Chapel Hill.

23:21 - As always on a Monday morning, veterinarian Dr. Gary Riggs comes by to answer questions on your pets. If you’re interested, Dr. Riggs has offices in Norton and Barberton.

33:32 - Finally, we have our Business of the Week! Today, Alex Randles from Roadrunners Tires was honored. Segment sponsored by HEARINC. and TLC Catering.

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Friday, 05 April 2019 17:50

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 4.5.19

On the Feel Good Friday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast:

Andre Knott from STO joined to talk Trevor Bauer and his dominant pitching performance. (22 seconds in) 

Rob Senderoff, coach of Kent State men's basketball called in from Minnesota to talk Final Four and about his team's offseason. (14:41)

Assistant men's basketball coach of the Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball team Kyle Getter called in to discuss the team's appearance in the Final Four. (32:05)

 

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Friday, 05 April 2019 16:30

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 4.5.19

On the Bonzai Friday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast: 

 Jasen's Show Open, caller (17.6 seconds) 

Callers weigh in on the decline of  Chapel Hill Mall (14:23) 

WKYC's Ben Axelrod on Trevor Bauer's dominant pitching performance from last night (25:36) 

Cassie Schumacher and Mike Livingston discussing the Honor Ride (36:35) 

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This week our 1590 WAKR G&G Fitness Coach of the Week is Kenny Linn of Tallmadge.

 Linn has coached the Blue Devils for the last 21 seasons. He says he encourages his kids to play multiple sports.

"I truly have worked with great coaches in the other sports here at Tallmadge, and we have no problem sharing the athletes," he said. 

Stay tuned next week for our 1590 WAKR G&G Fitness Coach of the Week! 

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Friday, 05 April 2019 09:54

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/5/2019

In the ever-growing race for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020, congressman Tim Ryan from Ohio has announced his bid. Fill-in host Tony Mazur and Jeanne Destro talked about the possibility of a Rust Belt candidate getting the nod in a very split field of Democrats.

April 5th is a sad day in the world of grunge music. In 2002, Alice in Chains frontman Layne Staley passed away (was found weeks later), and in 1994, Kurt Cobain died of a gunshot wound to the head. Tony talked about the 25th anniversary of Kurt’s death and the conspiracies surrounding it, and the impact Nirvana had on Generation X.

Our movie guy, Scott Wynn, stopped by to talk about another weekend of superhero movies.

Tony was a little tired this morning, as he came back from the Temptations and Four Tops show at the Akron Civic Theatre last night. He told a story about meeting a local one-time member of the Temptations.

We’re a week away from another Rubber City Beer Fest. Brian Bostaph from the beer fest, along with Ron Shea of R. Shea Brewery in the valley, dropped by to promote the sudsy event at Lock 3.

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Thursday, 04 April 2019 10:05

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/4/2019

Remember the scandals with the governor and lieutenant governor in Virginia? Not many do, and it was just two months ago! Fill-in host Tony Mazur and Jeanne Destro discussed how quick our news cycle goes.

Believe it or not, Cleveland sports did celebrate championships between 1964 and 2016, and that was the Cleveland Crunch. Goalie Otto Orf stopped by to promote their 25th anniversary event from when they won the title in 1994, which is happening on April 26th at Goodyear Hall.

Don Padgett called in to talk about the Bridgestone Senior Players tournament and all the events that surround it.

Tonight is the night of the Akron RubberDucks home opener. GM Jim Pfander joined the show to talk about the Ducks team and 30 years of baseball in Akron (and Canton).

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Wednesday, 03 April 2019 08:37

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/3/2019

:17 - Tony Mazur is back and filling in for Ray, who's spring breaking this week with his kids. He began today's podcast talking about the lights possibly going out at Chapel Hill Mall, and the sad future of the facility.

9:05 - Former vice president Joe Biden is in hot water for being a bit of a hugger. But his detractors aren't necessarily Republicans here; it's by his own party, albeit the more progressive wing of the Democrats. Tony and Jeanne discussed the state of politics and the #MeToo movement.

26:15 - The Akron RubberDucks unveiled their new extreme food menu, and it looks and tastes, as the kids say, "amazeballs." Tony brought up some impressive records by competitive eaters, and he says he wants to tackle the Main St. Saloon's 80 oz. steak challenge.

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Tuesday, 02 April 2019 17:51

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 4.2.19

Sam and Brad's Monday edtion of the podcast! 

The fellas talked about the AAF suspending operations: (19.4 seconds) 

They also offered their thoughts on the Indians and the home opener (6:05) 

Scott Petrak from Browns Zone.com and the Elyria Chronicle Telegram joined in to talk about the Odell Beckham Jr. press conference from Monday and Browns offseason workouts. (19:21)

Al Pawlowski joined in to talk about the Tribe as they won their home opener and continue on with their season (33:52) 

 

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This week our 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Mary Rohrer, a senior softball player from Firestone High School.

Mary said softball was something she got into from an early age and it has stuck with her ever since.
 
“My parents put me in it, I liked it and stayed with it,” she said. 
 
She’s a two sport letter athlete in both soccer and softball in addition to being in the choir, the school musicals and dance. 
 
 
 
  
Her softball coach Joe Moxon said that Rohrer exhibits great leadership both on and off the field.
 
“Mary is an exceptional student athlete who is very well rounded. She excels in the classroom, on the stage and leads on the field in practice and games,” he said.
 
“She is one of the hardest working players that we have. She is very well liked by her coaches & teachers, teammates and peers.”
 
Upon graduation in the spring, Mary plans on attending Ohio University and majoring in business. 
 
Our next  male Student Athlete of the Week is Max Erisey, a senior baseball player from Firestone High School. 
 
He says he’s been engrained in the game of baseball from an early age.
 
“My older brother got me into it, he played, my dad played for Firestone, and it's been a family thing," he said. 
 
 
He's been a four year letterman and a 2-year captain at Firestone and he's enjoyed every minute of it. 
 
He says being a student athlete at Firestone has been a true honor.
 
"To be able to represent Firestone, the green and gold, it's nice." 
Coach John Sloan talked about his prowess both in the classroom and on the field.
 
"He has a 3.8 gpa and a 30 on the ACT in addition to being  a member of the soccer, bowling and a 4 year starter on the baseball team," he said. "As a person he is an extremely polite people person. He has been a co captain and this year the sole captain of the baseball team. He is a student amabassador of the Lebron James Family Foundation."
 
 Upon graduation in the spring. Erisey plans on studying anthropology at the University of Akron. 
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Ray Horner sat down with some key members of Archbishop Hoban's Entrepreneueal and Leadership Development Program.

Jason Dzik - Director

Todd Sweda - Hoban president

Emily Ramos - Hoban principal

Cameron Mizer - Hoban student

Jim McCool - Hoban donor

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Tuesday, 02 April 2019 09:56

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/2/2019

:17 - In a whirlwind day in Cleveland sports on Monday, the Cleveland Browns officially introduced their flashy new wide receiver, Odell Beckham Jr. Guest host Tony Mazur and WAKR weekend host Kris Drew talked about OBJ’s immediate impact on the team and how they’ll look with him on one side and Jarvis Landry on the other.

9:01 - Indians took care of the White Sox in their home opener by the score of 5-3. VP from the Tribe, Bob DiBiasio, joined the show to recap the game and talk about key figures such as Carlos Santana and Brad Hand.

20:15 - West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot dead on Sunday at the age of 33. Tony and Kris mentioned who Nipsey is and his cultural impact, and the conspiracies surrounding the shooting.

30:00 - Our tax guy, Doug Klein from BDO, stopped by the studios to discuss IRS audits and notices.

37:57- Ever take Uber? And if so, are you aware of the dangers that can happen with it? A woman did recently and paid the ultimate price. The morning show panel talked about some of those dangers, but also mentioned the benefits of taking these services.

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Jasen Sokol, Sam Bourquin &  Brad Russell got everyone excited for Opening Day as the Cleveland Indians lift the curtain on another season at Progressive Field!

The Tribe will be taking on the Chicago White Sox at 4:10pm.

The fellas spoke with various people from the Indians such as Curtis Danburg, Jim Rosenhaus, and more.

 

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Monday, 01 April 2019 15:01

Tom Hamilton Talks Tribe Home Opener

The "Voice of the Tribe" Tom Hamilton joined Sam Bourquin, Brad Russell, and Jasen Sokol in Booth 6 ahead of the Home Opener between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox.

 He talked about his Opening Day memories and how the club looks thus far in the young season.

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Monday, 01 April 2019 10:09

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/1/2019

:17 - Tony Mazur is filling in for Ray Horner today and the rest of the week, and he’s in luck: it’s Indians home opener day! Tony chatted on the phone with Jim Rosenhaus, one of the radio voices of the Tribe, and they went over the weekend that was in Minnesota and look ahead to their matchup versus the White Sox.

9:16 - VP from the Tribe, Bob DiBiasio, called the hotline to reminisce over the opening of Jacobs Field, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this week.

20:33 - In other non-sports features, our veterinarian Dr. Gary Riggs stopped by to talk about proper pet food and nutrition.

33:23 - Ray may be out, but he still talked to Matt with the Grassmaster, as they are our Business of the Week!

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Friday, 29 March 2019 17:22

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 3.29.19

Sam and Brad Show Podcast from a "Feel Good Friday" edition of the show. 

 Keith Dambrot, head of Dusquene University men's  basketball joined the show to talk about the NCAA Tournament and what's been going on with him and his team (20 seconds in) 

Sam and Ben Thomas spoke about the Indians Opening Day and just how they are going to generate runs (15:12) 

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Friday, 29 March 2019 16:40

G&G Fitness Coach of the Week Mike Dies

This week our G&G Fitness Coach of the Week is Mike Dies, co-head coach of the Firestone Falcons and President of the West Akron Baseball & Softball League. 

 Dies says that coaching is truly a labor of love for him. 

"It is, I grew up in family where we always helped kids and we enjoyed it," he said.

The WABL organization has over 700 kids in both baseball and softball and has a board of 26 members. 

Stay tuned next week for our announcement of the G&G Fitness Coach of the Week! 

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Friday, 29 March 2019 15:31

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 3.29.19

On the Bonzai Friday edtion of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast:
 
 Jasen's show open, thoughts on the Indians loss and the gas tax. (16.3 seconds) 
State Senator Kristina Roegner on the gas tax (13:05) 
Callers Banzai Friday: become informed, Vietnam Veterans Day, Civility (20:24)
Tony Brown, the play by play voice of  Cleveland Monsters Hockey (38:05)

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Friday, 29 March 2019 08:17

Ray Horner Podcast - 3/29/2019

:17 - Ray is on spring break with his family, so Tony Mazur will be here in the host chair today and all next week. Tony began Friday’s show talking about the Indians’ first game of the season, a 2-0 loss to the Minnesota Twins, and the first game without Chief Wahoo.

11:15 - Coming to the Akron Civic Theatre next Thursday is a great Motown bill of the Temptations and the Four Tops. Otis Williams is the last surviving member of the Temptations, and he joined Tony to talk about the historic vocal group and its legacy.

19:16 - Our movie guy, Scott Wynn, stopped by to talk about what’s happening in the theaters. Dumbo is out now, Jordan Peele’s Us is making waves, and Captain Marvel is still going strong.

23:20 - Speaking of Dumbo, this is one of four major Disney reboots/sequels happening this year alone. Steffany is our resident Disney expert, and the panel went over the new incarnations of these classic animated features.

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Thursday, 28 March 2019 14:48

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 3.28.19

 
On the Thursday edtion of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast:
 
 
Jasen's Show Open: talking Opening Day and all things Indians.(17.3 seconds) 
Tina Brode Boye of the Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance joined Jasen in the studio (8:19) 
Adam Liberman previewed the AkronRubberDucks season in the studio (19:08) 
PGA Pro Joe Leenheer talked golf new and the Dell Technologies Match Play (32:54) 

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Thursday, 28 March 2019 08:54

Ray Horner Podcast - 3/28/2019

:17 - Today officially begins the nearly seven month journey that is the Major League Baseball season. The panel, made up of Ray, Tony, and weekend host Kris Drew, previewed the season for the Cleveland Indians, which has a large question mark with major players being injured.

11:23 - US senator Sherrod Brown called into the program, and not just because he is a massive Tribe fan. Senator Brown has been very vocal about Robert Mueller’s report, in that it should be released to the public in full.

16:18 - A cable company employee was fired from his job after he stole a pug from someone’s yard. This was similar to an incident that happened to Ray when he worked in Pennsylvania, where a group of kids stole his parents’ dog. This segued into some wonderful dog stories.

25:08 - How adventurous do you get with food offerings? Peanut butter and hot sauce on a hamburger? Hot dogs and yellow mustard on pizza?

34:33 - And finally, Don Padgett, executive director of the Bridgestone Senior Players, called in to talk about the goings on with the tournament months ahead of time.

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Wednesday, 27 March 2019 09:58

Ray Horner Podcast - 3/27/2019

:17 - Wednesday’s show opened with a discussion on colleges and the alleged discrimination with Asian-Americans in levels of higher learning. That segued into a conversation on actor Jussie Smollett, who was cleared of charges in Cook County on Tuesday.

10:46 - Ward 5 councilwoman Tara Samples stopped by the studio to promote her new book, “And They Said I Didn’t Matter.” She also went over the new developments occurring in her ward on the east end of Akron.

27:02 - The baseball season is almost here, and that means “QuAkron” will be once again abuzz at Canal Park. General Manager Jim Pfander talked about the promotions for the upcoming RubberDucks season, as well as the new food offerings at the ballpark.

36:29 - Taking the kids on vacation for spring break? Dr. Sarah Adams from Akron Children’s Hospital shared some nice tips for one’s health while on vacation.

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Tuesday, 26 March 2019 17:47

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 3.26.19

Sam and Brad got into the Tuesday edtion of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast:

 

The guys talked about the NFL Owners meetings in Phoenix and some of the competition committee meetings on instant replay. (20 seconds in) 

Pete Gillen fomer college basketball coach also joined the program to talk about the NCAA Tournament and the upcoming Sweet Sixteen (20:34) 

 

 

Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com also joined to talk Cleveland Indians and the Dolan's ownership of the club. 

 

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Tuesday, 26 March 2019 15:07

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 3.26.19

On the Tuesday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast:
 
 
Jasen's Show Open and  Michael Avenatti (16 seconds) 
Greta Johnson joined the show, talking about attracting businesses to Summit County (10:47) 
Matt Loede spoke about  Frankie Lindor and the Cleveland Indians (19:39) 
Representative Emilia Sykes spoke about changing school funding (28:18) 
Captains GM Neil Stein: Jarvis Landry charity Softball (35:39) 
 
 
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This week our 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Syndie Wolf, a senior softball player from Ellet High School.

She said that she got into softball from an early age and with her family dynamic with her sisters playing and her grandfather coaching the team, it's been in her blood from the start.

"When I was five, I started going to games, and I always wanted to play, It was fun watching my sisters play," she said.

 

 

Sydnie is a three-sport athlete in softball, volleyball, and cheerleading. Among her accomplishments at Ellet, in volleyball she was an All City Honorable Mention, academic all-city performer and a three-year letterman.

In softball she was an academic all-city selection and a 4 year letterman.  and in cheer, she was an academic all city and a 2 year letterman.

She says her and her fellow seniors make practice fun and lighthearted.

"It's hard to explain, but it's always one of us," she says.

Her coach and grandfather Chuck Shuman says that Sydnie is a very hard worker on and off the softball diamond.

"I respect her for the time she puts in," Shuman said. "She does everything I ask, we're going to ask her to pitch some this year."

Despite having fought through some injuries over the years, she shown hard work and dedication.

"She never misses a day, she's a very dedicated athlete, and we appreciate the effort that she gives us."

Upon graduation in the spring, Sydnie plans on attending the University of Akron or Ohio University to study Biology and Pre-Med.

Our next 1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week is Josh Jaeger a senior baseball player from Ellet.

He always enjoyed the game of baseball growing up and says he enjoys working with his coaches and teammates at Ellet.

 

  "It's just a fun experience having to learn and be able to make yourself better with other people and share experience with everyone around you," Jaeger said.

His coach John Sarver talked about his versatility and work ethic.

"Josh Jaeger is one of our hardest workers. He can play multiple positions, including pitching.," he explained.

"He is very coachable and one of our best hitters. He seems to play his best in the most important games."

Upon graduation in the spring, Josh plans on attending Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania to play baseball and study Biology.

We wish Sydnie and Josh all the best in all of their future endeavors. 

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Tuesday, 26 March 2019 08:18

Ray Horner Podcast - 3/26/2019

:17 - Ray opens the show asking the panel about first date icebreakers. That argued into a humorous conversation on horrible first dates.

12:24 - Today is our first visit of the year with VP from the Cleveland Indians, Bob DiBiasio. Bobby D discusses the team ahead of their opener, and he even answered some listener questions, specifically why they are opening In Minneapolis.

23:02 - From BDO, our tax guy Doug Klein stopped by to answer questions on deadlines and extensions.

33:01 - Last weekend was the Hunting, Fishing & Outdoors Show at the MAPS Air Museum, and that got us talking about camping and what’s known as “glamping.”

42:16 - Kathryn Makra joined us from the Embrace Clinic and Care Center in Barberton to promote their casino night. The event is happening this Saturday evening at Todaro’s Party Center in the valley.

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Monday, 25 March 2019 17:17

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 3.25.19

On the Monday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast:

Sam and Brad talked a little fishing as Brad tries to convince Sammy B it's a good way to pass the time (23 seconds in) 

Sam and Brad also talked with a variety of callers to see how to fix attendance at the OHSAA State Basketball Tournament (9:47) 

OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the weekend in Columbus for the state tournament and ways to fix the attendance issue. (35:01)

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Monday, 25 March 2019 16:05

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 3.25.19

On the Monday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast:
 
 
Jeff Schudel joins Jasen catch up on weekend sports. (18 seconds in) 
 
CBS'S Thane Rosenbaum joins Jasen to talk about the legal side of the Mueller Report. (8:58) 
 
Dr. Tom Sutton talks with Jasen about the Mueller Report from a political stance. (17:35) 
 
Jen Kline joins Jasen in studio to talk about the Blue Line Beginners, a program for first time runners. (25:50)

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Monday, 25 March 2019 10:22

Ray Horner Podcast - 3/25/2019

:17 - Robert Mueller’s report on Russian collusion has been submitted, and it seems President Trump, in a way, has been exonerated. Dr. David Beer, professor of political science at Malone University, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the findings in the report, as well as the 2020 Democratic candidates for president.

9:00 - Ahead of their opening game on Thursday, the Indians will have an infield of household names: Eric Stamets, Brad Miller, and Max Moroff.

16:26 - Dr. Gary Riggs stopped by today, as he always does on Mondays, to talk about your pets. Specifically, it is spring break, and folks are taking pets with them on their travels.

29:34 - Time now for our Business of the Week! We trek on down to Green to Menches Bros. as we devour their mouth-watering burgers on the air.

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Saturday, 23 March 2019 09:16

Buster Olney Talks MLB, Indians

ESPN MLB Senior Writer Buster Olney joined the Sam and Brad to talk about the MLB and the Cleveland Indians ahead of the 2019 season.

 

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Friday, 22 March 2019 17:54

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 3.22.19

Brad Russell and Ben Thomas got into the Feel Good Friday edition of the Sam and Brad Show:

 

ESPN's Buster Olney talked MLB and Indians (20 seconds in) 

Brad and Ben talked about the morale amongst fans and players for the Cleveland Indians if they were to make a trade with one of their ace pitchers (14:47) 

Ben Braun former NCAA College basketball coach chimed in on the NCAA Basketball Tournament. (17:18)

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This week our 1590 WAKR G&G Fitness Coach of the Week is Dru Joyce II  the longtime  boy's basketball coach at STVM. 

The STVM Fighting Irish will be playing in the state semifinals tonight.

Coach Dru said that he wasn't worried about the naysayers who said that they couldn't make it to Columbus again in Division I 

"People in the basketball community, you hear it," Joyce said, "It's not about me, it's about the kids and they understand it's not about getting there ,it's about winning and that's the mindset."

Stay tuned for next week's G&G Fitness Coach of the Week!

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Friday, 22 March 2019 15:32

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 3.22.19

 For the Bonzai Friday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast:
 
Show Open: and Tom Hamilton's Biscuit call (17 seconds) 
 Steve Millard:in studio from the Greater Akron Chamber talking business (15:02) 
 Callers weighed in on gerrymandering, Larry Doby,  Akron Metro service (25:01) 
Tim Carroll joined Jasen and Bobbi in studio to talk World War II Akron book (37:05) 

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