Tony Mazur

Tony Mazur

A lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio, Tony Mazur has been with 1590 WAKR since 2015. He is the producer and fill-in host of the Ray Horner Morning Show, as well as a contributor on various programs on the station.
 
Prior to joining Akron media, Tony's first few years in radio were in the Cleveland area. He began his broadcasting career fresh out of high school at 18, and has been active in the field ever since. Tony already has an alphabet soup of call letters, working for and contributing to WKNR, WHK, WFUN, WWMK, WKRK, WNCX, and WWGK, all in Northeast Ohio. He has also covered professional, collegiate, and high school sports across Ohio.
 
When he is not behind the microphone in a radio studio, Tony has been seen performing stand-up comedy in the area. He can either be found at a ballpark, comedy club, concert hall, or in his thriving neighborhood of Highland Square.
Friday, 15 February 2019 10:25

Ray Horner Podcast - 2/15/2019

:17 - We began Friday’s show quite light, talking about our favorite TV show spinoffs. Frasier, The Jeffersons, Maude, and the many Law & Orders and CSI’s were all mentioned.

8:46 - Summa Health System has a new campaign to support patient care, which is called “Caring For You...Then, Now, Always.” President and CEO of Summa, Dr. Cliff Deveny, called into the show to talk about the company’s mission.

15:33 - Indians all-star hurler Trevor Bauer won another arbitration case and will make $13 million in 2019. But according to reports, Bauer believed the arbitrators used “character assassination” in their case against him. Ray and Tony broke down what happened and how the Tribe will look in the upcoming season.

28:08 - It’s that time of year where we get our houses and living spaces in order for the spring season, and the Home & Garden Show at the John S. Knight Center is the perfect place for inspiration. John Goch, the CEO of PROPS Consulting and host of our Saturday show Remodelers Roundtable, stopped by to answer some questions.

Thursday, 14 February 2019 09:00

Ray Horner Podcast - 2/14/2019

:17 - It’s been one year since the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Unfortunately, we’ve seen several school shootings since then, but this one in particular has stood out in recent memory. SACS Consulting & Investigative Services president and CEO Tim Dimoff was actually in Parkland recently, and he joined the show to discuss what has changed security-wise since then.

7:23 - Green mayor Gerard Neugebauer and fire chief Brian Lloyd stopped by the studio to touch on Green’s new community paramedic program for seniors.

14:12 - It sounds like an agreement to keep funding the government will happen, even if both parties are not excited about what is in the bill. Dr. David Beer talked about the extension of government and the money towards building more wall on the border.

23:03 - Pitchers and catchers have reported to camp, and Indians broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus reports to the Ray Horner Morning Show. Rosenhaus talked about the Francisco Lindor injury and who will replace him, especially with numerous free agents on the couch waiting for a call.

32:03 - In these cold winter months, what are some classic TV shows to binge-watch on a snowy weekend? The panel brought up theirs, which included Columbo, Golden Girls, Cannon, and Taxi.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 08:44

Ray Horner Podcast - 2/13/2019

:17 - Sportswriter and author John Feinstein stopped through town, and he joined the show in studio today. Ray and John talked about the tournament heading to Firestone Country Club that will replace the Bridgestone Invitational, as well as the state of the NBA, the life of Frank Robinson, and Coach K.

8:33 - Mayor Dan Horrigan released his budget for 2019, and he talked about the impact Issue 4 will have on the city. Horrigan also talked to Ray about the cyber attack from weeks back and Russ Neal’s idea for a cloud-based system.

15:59 - It’s 2019, and the perception and stigma of marijuana isn’t what it used to be. In fact, it seems to be more accepted in the culture now. But can it be a gateway drug, or is alcohol still the cause and effect? The panel debates.

33:33 - The All-American Soap Box Derby isn’t just about making a car and rolling down a hill. They’ve been very innovative as far as getting students interested in STEM and other after school programs, which is what Derby president and CEO Mark Gerberich mentioned this morning.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 09:47

Ray Horner Podcast - 2/12/2019

:17 - The Cleveland Browns have signed former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt, who also went to Willoughby South High School and the University of Toledo. Why is he a former Chiefs running back? There was an incident of physical violence towards a female inside a Cleveland hotel room in 2018, and as soon as the video was released, the Chiefs cut him loose. The panel (which includes Jeanne and Steffany) sounded off on the signing and why the Browns would bring such a PR hit on themselves.

19:13 - We’re a couple of weeks removed from the cyber attack that hit the city of Akron, so what is the solution? A cloud-based service? According to councilman Russ Neal, that may be in the works.

25:20 - It’s Tuesday, and our tax guy, Doug Klein, joined the program to go over tax credits.

33:20 - The Buchtel boys basketball team keeps rolling this year. Head coach Matt Futch talked about his Griffins and the possibility of a shot clock in high school basketball.

Monday, 11 February 2019 09:47

Ray Horner Podcast - 2/11/2019

:17 - It was announced late Friday that Francisco Lindor will be out close to two months, which would have him out through spring training and even a couple of weeks into the regular season. Ray and Tony mentioned how this will affect the Indians’ start.

8:28 - February is the month where we focus on heart health, and that’s what Cleveland Clinic-Akron General’s Dr. Tim Brown discussed with Ray this morning.

18:59 - As this podcast was uploading, it’s snowing outside. But that doesn’t mean we can’t talk RubberDucks baseball. Ducks’ GM Jim Pfander promoted the tickets being on sale, and even mentioned some of the promotions for the season. The RubberDucks also have a new orange jersey, which was first unveiled two weeks ago at the Corbin Bernsen hot stove dinner.

28:54 - Each Monday morning, Dr. Gary Riggs talks about anything animal related (he is, after all, a veterinarian), whether it’s about your pets or the wildlife. Today, Dr. Riggs touched on polar bears and tigers and how they are nearing extinction.

39:08 - Time now for our Business of the Week! We head down the street from our studios to the White Pond Paradise spa.

Friday, 08 February 2019 09:24

Ray Horner Podcast - 2/8/2019

:17 - The PBA is back at AMF Riviera Lanes in Fairlawn, and the morning show took in the sights and sounds from the tournament. Tony Mazur had the pleasure of sitting down with a founding member of the PBA, Carmen Salvino. Carmen talked a little bit about his technique and how he approaches the game like a physics equation.

9:48 - Speaking of bowling, Mark Gerberich happens to be in the bowling hall of fame, and he stopped by the studio to talk about his days at the alleys. If Mark’s name sounds familiar, he’s also the president of the All-American Soap Box Derby.

19:00 - Scott Wynn is our movie guy, and he went over what’s opening this weekend in theaters.

21:10 - With every offseason, Major League Baseball seems to throw up some proposals to shorten games and tighten some loose ends. However, baseball purists have not been fans of these proposals, and the morning show panel happen to include a few of those said purists.

37:42 - Remember the Akron Racers? Well, with the money and community support, they may be back at Firestone Stadium quite soon, according to Joey Arrietta.

44:25 - It was announced Thursday afternoon that Frank Robinson passed away at age 83. Not only was he a hall of fame slugger for the Reds and Orioles, but also was the first black manager in baseball, at the helm of the Indians in 1975. Bob DiBiasio from Tribe came on to chat about Frank and the process of having his number retired and a statue in his honor in 2017.

Thursday, 07 February 2019 10:04

Ray Horner Podcast - 2/7/2019

:17 - US Senator Sherrod Brown has been in the news recently with his comments on Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. He joined the show to discuss that story and recap Tuesday’s State of the Union address.

3:38 - Ray went over to AMF Riviera Lanes in Fairlawn for the PBA Tournament, and he spoke with Tony Marvin from Riviera and PBA deputy commissioner Kirk Krueger.

12:02 - If you drive along the Kenmore Leg on I-76, you’re going to experience some delays and reroutes due to ramp closures. ODOT’s Justin Chesnic went over the process and how long it will take.

18:40 - Tony made the impulsive decision to go see Cher in concert last night, and he was quite entertained.

24:04 - In order to increase more camaraderie with students and help other students get interested in different sports, some schools are waiving ticket admissions for students.

Wednesday, 06 February 2019 08:55

Ray Horner Podcast - 2/6/2019

:17 - Last week, a report floated out that Don Plusquellic, the long-time former mayor of Akron, may be interested in running again here in 2019. Well, today was the deadline to file is today and his decision is….he won’t be running…..in the democrat primary. However, this does not mean he won’t rule out running as an independent down the road.

21:14 - A school district in Massachusetts is looking to outlaw the game of tag during recess. The panel delved into the topic, with the consensus that outlawing games such as tag and musical chairs hurts more than it helps in the long-run.

31:28 - Big local matchup tonight in both girls and boys hoops, as Archbishop Hoban takes on St. Vincent-St. Mary. Hoban girls coach Scott Callahan previewed what’s to come in tonight’s rivalry games.

35:47 - Speaking of mayors and the city of Akron, the chief of staff, James Hardy, called in to update listeners on how they have responded to the cyber attack from last week.

Tuesday, 05 February 2019 10:52

Ray Horner Podcast - 2/5/2019

:17 - Still smoking cigarettes? Well, you may want to avoid Hawaii as a vacation destination. The state is, for the lack of a better word, banning cigarettes for folks under 100. Ray and Tony talked about this topic, which Hawaii doesn’t mind taking the financial hit.

8:04 - 2019 is the 80th anniversary of one of, if not the greatest year in cinema history, 1939. Bob Ethington from the Akron-Summit County Public Library stopped by to talk about two iconic films from that year that are seeing re-releases: Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz.

23:28 - It’s Tuesday, and that means our tax guy, Doug Klein, dropped by the studio to discuss deductions here in tax season.

32:08 - Remember the Firestone Tournament of Champions at Riviera Lanes? The name may have changed and the decades have passed, but professional bowling is back in the area. Jerry Schneider does media relations with the PBA, and he previewed what’s to come this weekend with tournament play.

Monday, 04 February 2019 10:38

Ray Horner Podcast - 2/4/2019

:17 - In a real barn-burner of a Super Bowl, the Patriots defeated the Rams, 13-3, in the lowest scoring game in its 53 contests. Ray, Tony, and Jeanne talked about all aspects of the big game, including the contest itself, the commercials, and the halftime show.

15:15 - Last week, Barberton mayor Bill Judge came on to discuss some layoffs happening in his city. Well, things took a positive turn over the weekend, as the city was able to work on some figures and avoid those layoffs, and Mayor Judge talked about how this was accomplished and what’s to come.

22:11 - It’s Monday, and Miller’s Rental & Sales is our Business of the Week! Brought to you by HEARINC. and TLC Catering.

35:16 - And finally, Ray and Tony talked more about the Super Bowl Halftime Show, which has become quite the spectacle over the decades. Ray contends it was a good decision to have Maroon 5, a mainstream pop band, perform, but Tony thinks no one can be pleased and may as well just have marching bands take the stage.

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