2016 Fourth Quarter Report and Community Issues

 

The following issues were identified in the Summit County Quality of Life Project conducted by the United Way of Summit County, the Akron Community Foundation and The University of Akron as part of the Thriving Community Needs and Assessment Study. Interviews of 183 individual “key informants” as well as 40 in-person interviews of county residents were conducted by the Federation for Community Planning.

 

Among some of the major findings were:

 

ü     The State of the Economy        

ü     Scale of Summit County Demographics

ü     Politics

ü     Human Services

ü     Crime

ü     Children

ü     Education

ü     Overall performance of Akron schools

 

WAKR-WONE-WQMX concentrated programs on the following ten issues for this quarter:

 

1.                   The Economy

2.                   Education

3.                   Children’s Services

4.                   Political Leadership

5.                   Crime and Personal Safety

6.                   The Heroin Epidemic

7.                   Race, Religion and Diversity

8.                   Transportation

9.                   Social Service Agencies

10.          General Health & Wellness

 

 

 

Regularly Scheduled Programs

 

In addition to the programs listed stations also provided the following regularly scheduled news and community service programming:

 

WAKR News – 3:00 length local newscasts 5a-6p M-F, 7a-10:30a Saturday at the top and bottom of each of each hour except when preempted by sports events. Newscasts also air during select sports programs. 

 

CBS News – airs on 1590 WAKR Newscasts are 6:00 in length with the exception of the World News Roundup at 8:00 a.m. M-F (10 minutes) and World News Roundup Late Edition 7:00 p.m. M-F (nine minutes). Network program.

 

WAKR Ray Horner Show – 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Monday-Friday and re-broadcast in a “Best Of” format 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Monday-Friday unless preempted by live sports programming. News, sports, weather, traffic, business and topical interviews of local, national and community interest.

 

WAKR Jasen Sokol Show – 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and re-broadcast 10:00 p.m. 12:00 midnight Monday-Friday and midnight-1:00 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday unless preempted by live sports programming. News, sports, weather and topical interviews of local, national and community interest.

 

WAKR Sam Bourquin Show – 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and re-broadcast in a “Best Of” format unless preempted by live sports programming. Sports, weather, news, and topical sports interviews of local, national and community interest.

 

WAKR Average Sports Show – 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and re-broadcast in a “Best Of” format unless preempted by live sports programming. Sports, weather, business and news with sports interviews of local, national and community interest.

 

Dave Ramsey Show - airs Monday-Friday 10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Unless preempted by live sports programming. Network program provides personal financial advice.

 

America in the Morning - airs on 1590 WAKR 5a-6a M-F with topical news, sports, business and information. 54:00 length. Network program.

 

Overnight America – airs on 1590 WAKR 1a-5a M-F and 1a-6a Saturday and Sunday with up to the minutes news, features and talk. 54:00 length. Network program.

 

WONE News – 3:00 length local newscasts 6a-830a at the top and bottom of each hour weekdays.

 

WQMX News – 3:00 length local newscasts 5:30a-8:30a at the top and bottom of each hour weekdays.

 

Weather Channel Forecasts - All stations: topical weather updates from The Weather Channel at least twice each hour on WAKR, once hourly on WQMX and hourly during evening and weekends on WONE.

 

Akron Traffic Updates - All stations: regular traffic and highway construction updates at least four times each hour on WAKR, WONE & WQMX during weekday mornings.

 

Need To Know: one-minute news, community service and public service reports airing on WAKR and WONE during varied rotations seven days a week and during web streaming 24/7 on WAKR.net, WONE.net and WQMX.com.

 

Spectrum – produced by the RCRG Newsroom presenting in-depth treatment of local, regional and national issues. Some programs also include presentations of the City Club of Cleveland highlighting a wide range of programming.

 

Forum 360 – produced by the Jewish Community Center of Akron in association with the Rubber City Radio Group, a 30-minute program airs each Monday morning at 12:30 a.m. on WAKR and Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on WONE at 5:30 p.m. on WAKR depending on sports schedules.

 

Center Talks – produced by the Akron Urban League and 1590 WAKR with information on agencies and programs of benefit to the Akron urban community. This program runs 30:00.  NOTE Center Talks is on hiatus beginning in November 2016 until further notice.

 

Community Profiles – produced by former Coming Together Akron President Dr. Fannie Brown and 1590 WAKR with information on programs and topics of interest to Akron’s minority community and the community as a whole. This program runs 30:00.

 

Money Talks - on 1590 WAKR with host Richard Peterson providing financial information on money management and financial policy. Saturday 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. This program also airs Sunday evenings on a replay.

 

Ready, Set Grow - on 1590 WAKR with host Tom Dayton offering advice for gardening and landscaping. Saturday 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. This program also airs Sunday evenings on a replay.

 

My Beautiful Home - on 1590 WAKR with hosts Katherine DeLong and Andy January with information on home décor and preserving value for homeowners. Saturday 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. This program also airs Sunday evenings on replay.

 

Jill on Money - program with advice by CBS financial and markets commentator Jill Schlesinger with consumer finance issues Sundays from 12p-2p and 6p-8p subject to blackout due to sports.

 

WAKR AYS At Your Service -  is a best-of program featuring questions, answers and interviews from “Money Talks,” “Ready, Set Grow,” and “My Beautiful Home” on Sunday evenings on WAKR.

 

CBS Weekend Roundup - a 48:00 minute review of the week's biggest news stories. Program airs Sundays on WAKR.

 

CBS Face the Nation - a 58:00 program with news and debate originating in Washington, D.C. Program airs Sundays on WAKR.

 


Special Programming

 

6/22  11a-5p WAKR's LIVE coverage of the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Finals parade including remarks from players, calls from listeners and network coverage from the Cavaliers Radio Network.

 

6/23  5p-9p WAKR's LIVE coverage of the ceremony honoring LeBron James for the NBA Championship but also for his philanthropic work on behalf of Akron-related causes, including his scholarship programs to benefit Akron school children and support of the LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education scholarships at the University of Akron.

 

1.         Economy

 

WAKR is an affiliate of the CBS Radio network and airs a close-of-market CBS Marketplace report at 5:30 each weekday; WAKR partners with Richard Peterson, president of Capital Financial Group, to present “Money Talks” airing Saturdays 7:00am-8:00am with topical news, interviews, and call-in advice on issues relating to personal economics. Each program contains a total of approximately 40 minutes of economic content in six segment blocks. WAKR also airs the “Jill on Money” program with advice on consumer finance Sundays from 12p-2p and 6p-8p subject to blackout due to sports.

 

2.         Education

 

WAKR provides coverage of local high school sports; the station also highlights accomplishments of local student-athletes through regular features such as the WAKR Student Athlete (heard each Friday morning during the school year) and interviews are held with local school news-makers during the school year. WAKR also commits to regular interviews with local educators and the Akron-Summit County Library to discuss education outreach and programs.

 

3.            Children's Services Issues

 

Rubber City Radio Group WAKR-WONE-WQMX is a supporting media outlet for Summit For Kids , an annual event produced by Summit County, Children's Services of Summit County, Summit County Juvenile Court.

 

4.         Political Leadership

 

WAKR is an affiliate of the CBS Radio Network and occasional airs extended coverage of topical news and public affairs events. Air times and length varies. Coverage included LIVE network coverage of election results, presidential addresses, debates and breaking news coverage. Other programs include State of the State, State of the City, State of the County and State of the Schools addresses. WAKR aired live election results until 4:00 a.m. On Tuesday, November 8 while WONE and WQMX had hourly updates through the evening until results were final.

 

5.     Crime and Personal Safety

 

6.     The Heroin Epidemic

 

1590 WAKR, 97.5 WONE and 94.9 WQMX aired intensive coverage August 22-26 during our regularly scheduled newscasts focusing on the Heroin Epidemic impact on our community, including one-on-one interviews with addicts, their families, those providing recovery and addiction treatment services, law enforcement, judicial, community activist, religious and political responses to the deadly and heart-breaking explosion of heroin and opioid abuse. Coverage included extensive online resources via a coordinated website http://wakr.net/heroin-epidemic hosted by WAKR but also via social media on all three stations. We also broadcast a special edition of The Jasen Sokol Show Wednesday, August 31 10:00a-2:00p from the Summit County Department of Health focusing on new programs 

 

7.         Race, Religion & Diversity

 

As part of our overall program outreach, WAKR airs programs originating from the Furnace Street Mission, Grace Baptist Church, Haven of Rest and the First United Methodist Church of Akron each Sunday. In addition, Temple Israel of Akron provides broadcast access during the year of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services. These programs air from 30 minutes to 90 minutes. Coverage also includes Christmas Eve services of the Christian faith.

 

8.         Transportation

 

WAKR-WONE-WQMX provides weekday hourly traffic and road construction updates.

 

9.         Social Services Agencies

 

The WAKR Ray Horner Morning Show (each segment approximately 4:00 in length) includes appearances by Akron Bar Association attorneys as part of the Akron Bar Association’s outreach program. WAKR also provides weekly program segments featuring local veterinarian Dr. Gary Riggs and local animal shelter groups as a public service in the interest of encouraging responsible management and ownership of pets; regular visits with Master Gardener Jeanne Poremski with practical advice for homeowners on maintaining their property.

 

10.       General Health & Wellness

 

The WAKR Ray Horner Morning Show (each segment approximately 4:00 in length) includes interview segments produced in partnership with Akron General, Summa Health System, Akron Children's Hospital and local municipal and county health departments

 

RCRG Public Service Announcements

Need To Know is a :60 prerecorded public service announcement airing on an ROS (run of station) basis on 1590 WAKR and 97.5 WONE. A listing of the “Need To Know” topics covered in the Quarter are found at the bottom of this report. In addition, material may also be included on web pages profiling community events on www.wakr.net www.wone.net and www.wqmx.com for viewing by internet users. Community and public service participation by local air personalities and the radio station as well as public service and community announcements are administered by Rubber City Radio Group Marketing and Promotions Department.

 

RCRG Community Outreach

 

As part of our continued community outreach, RCRG works in partnership with various community groups to both raise funds and help operations of non-profit charitable groups and profile worthwhile community events. Among the initiatives for this quarter:

 


WQMX:

 

CHICKS WITH PICKS CHARITY CONCERT

Tuesday, September 27th at The Tangier

Maren Morris, Brandy Clark & Brooke Eden Guitar Pull

Scott Wynn & Sarah Kay emceed

Admission to concert $20 GA and $40 VIP

Proceeds ($7,000.00) benefited WQMX Bosom Buddies/Muffins for Mammograms

On-air promos ran

Website presence

 

JOYFUL TASTE OF LIFE

Thursday, October 13th at St. George’s Family Center

Sue Wilson hosted

Benefits the Akron General Hospice

On-air promos ran

 

WQMX BOSOM BUDDIES

Wednesday, October 15th at The Tangier

Randy Houser performed in the main room

Michael Tyler performed in the Cabaret for a special VIP Showcase

Concert, Dinner, Live & Silent Auctions

Scott Wynn & Sarah Kay emceed

Admission to event $55 & VIP $80

Proceeds ($59, 313) benefited AGMC Muffins for Mammograms

On-air promos ran

Website presence

 

CATTLE BARON’S BALL

Saturday, October 8th at High & Low Winery

Benefiting American Cancer Society

Lynn Kelly emceed the event

On-air promos ran

Website presence

 

MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER

Saturday, October 15th at Canal Park

Benefiting American Cancer Society

Lynn Kelly emceed the event

On-air promos ran

Website presence

 

TASTE OF VINTAGE

Thursday, November 3rd at Quaker Station

Benefiting The Goodwill

Lynn Kelly and Scott Wynn emceed the event

Thom and Lisa were the 2016 Goodwill Honorees

On-air promos ran

Website presence

 

TREE OF LIGHTS CHARITY CONCERT

Tuesday, November 29th at The Dusty Armadillo

Frankie Ballard & Trent Harmon performed

Tickets were $20 benefiting Tree of Lights/ Haven of Rest

On-air promos ran

Website presence

 

WQMX TREE OF LIGHTS

Radiothon Friday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 3rd 

WQMX takes donations to light up bulbs on a tree on the front of our radio station building

The Cadillac Three performed in the concert room to a sold out for a VIP Showcase

Money raised benefits The Haven of Rest of Akron

$43,400 raised

On-air promos ran

Website presence

 

SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGING

Wednesday, December 14th at Acme #1 from 9am-5pm

On-air staff had one hour shifts ringing the bell

Benefiting The Salvation Army

On-air promos ran

Website presence

 

ONGOING FEATURE: WQMX COUNTRY PET RESCUE

Features an adoptable “pet of the week”

Through non-profit “Pay It Forward for Pets”

5 minute on air feature, airs every Thursday morning at 8:40 am

Website link to featured dogs --always on wqmx.com

 

RED CROSS

Sue Wilson in a Red Cross Board Member and attends monthly meetings

 


WONE:

 

Humane Society of Greater Akron

Wednesday, October 5th – December 28th 

On-Air interviews every Wednesday to get homeless pets adopted

 

Joyful Tastes of Life event

October 13th

Benefiting the Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service, an offshoot of Akron General - Cleveland Clinic.

On-Air personality Tim Daugherty was the host

 

Summit County Prosecuter 12 Rules Of Staying Safe

Wednesday, October 28th

On-Air personality Tim Daugherty was the emcee

 

Technical Expo at Kent State

Thursday, October 20th

On-Air Personality Jeff Kinzbach was the MC

 

12 Rules of Staying Safe Awards Ceremony

November 3rd

On-Air Personality Tim Daugherty was the host

 

Uncork A Cure

Friday, November 4TH

Benefited The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

On-Air personality Sandra Miller was the host

On-air promos ran for 1 week

Website presence for 1 week

 

Children’s Hospital Holiday Tree Festival

Friday, November 27th

On-Air personality Tim Daugherty was the emcee

 

The City Of Akron Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Friday, November 27th

On-Air personality Jeff Kinzbach was the Emcee

 

Operation Presents For Christmas

December 9th & 10th

Benefited 4 NEOPAT Military Families in need, raised over $7,000 in cash and presents

On-air promos ran for 2 weeks

Website presence for 2 weeks

2 day “radio-thon” to collect gifts/cash

 


WAKR:

 

October 6         Project Grad....dinner/program at Greystone Hall. WAKR/WONE/WQMX media sponsors.  On-air spots, interview and Community page on web sites.  Staff members in attendance. 

 

October 11        Health Fair....Ohio Means Jobs Location....35 vendors and over 150 applicants. On-air promotion on WAKR/WONE/WQMX and web sites.  Plus station on site to accept applications.

 

October 22        Fraud Watch...in cooperation with AARP and the Ohio Attorney General's Office 10a-2pm at St. George's Fellowship Hall.  Offered protection info for Seniors, document shredding, disposal of electronics and Walgreen’s offered flu shots. WAKR/WONE/WQMX on air promotion, web & on-site.

 

November 10    Salvation Army, The Tangier, 11:30am-1pm.  12th Annual Community Medal Award & Kettle Kick-off.   WAKR's Ray Horner emcee of the event.  Table of eight staff members in attendance. On-air, web and on-air interviews.

 

November 3      Goodwill Industries of Summit County-Vintage Styles, The Quaker Station with over 300 people attend this annual event of food, auctions and a vintage Clothing style show with clothing from the Goodwill Industries stores.  Twenty restauranteurs provided samples of their specialties.  Local women executives and workers at the Goodwill stores modeled the one Of a kind clothing from the past. WQMX’s Scott Wynn & Lynn Kelly were the emcees for the evening.  WAKR/WONE/WQMX are Media sponsors.

 

November 26    Santa Parade, Downtown Akron with over 90 units and thousands of spectators, the annual Santa Parade took to the main street of Akron.  Jasen Sokol (WAKR) emceed the parade with Jasen also emceeing the awards ceremony immediately after the parade.                      

 

Dec. 12-16        WAKR Share A Christmas Program for the Salvation Army of Summit County. The packages for 2016 raised $13,550.  This annual program raised money thru on-line auctions. Items included blimp rides, Cavaliers, Indians, Browns, Indoor Go-Karting, Super Bowl party for 50  packages. On-air, Facebook and support of 97.5 WONE/94.9 WQMX

 

December 8      WAKR Senior Lunch, The Tangier. Over 300 senior citizens enjoyed a sit-downlunch, gifts from over 40 vendors, entertainment, photo with Mr. & Mrs. Santa and lots of door prizes. Event sponsored by 1590 WAKR.

 

December 14    Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army….WAKR/WONE/WQMX air personalities rang the bell at the local Acme grocery store from 9am-5pm. On-air promotion & web sites during the month of December

 

December 16-Jan. 1    Life Ride This annual program provides free rides for those who have partied a little too much during the holiday season.  The rides are free and from bar/restaurant parties to the individuals home.  Promotion is on-air, web and newspaper. The promotion is provided by sponsors and WAKR/WONE/WQMX/


 

 

 

Ray Horner Morning Show

 

This program airs 6a-10a Monday-Friday with the exception of major holidays. It provides regular newscasts, sports, traffic and weather in addition to a regular listing of community, news and topical interviews.

 

 

Date

Time

Guest/Topic

Category

10/03/16

06:50 AM

Chris Watson, Sports medicine at Malone University: working with NFL on injuries.

Gen. Health and Wellness

10/03/16

07:10 AM

Margo Sommerville, Akron City Council: proposed health institute in her Ward in Akron.

Political Leadership

10/03/16

07:00 AM

Marilyn Keith, President of Akron City Council: on school consolidation in Akron.

Education

10/03/16

08:40 AM

Dr. Joe Congeni, Sports Medicine Center: head injuries.

Social Service Agencies

10/03/16

09:00 AM

Mike Kaplan, Attorney: covering life, health, and auto insurance.

Health Care

10/06/16

07:40 AM

Jeanne Poremski, Master Gardener: composting.

Gen. Health and Wellness

10/06/16

08:15 AM

Mark Bearth, President of the HardRock Rocksino: on a new theatre.

Economy

10/06/16

08:40 AM

Georjette Thomas, payitforwardforpets.org: animal adoption.

Social Service Agencies

10/06/16

09:10 AM

Rick McQueen, Executive Director of Akron/Canton Airport: on new carriers at the airport and what they mean to the customer.

Economy

10/07/16

07:10 AM

Student Athletes of the Week: honoring local student athletes who excel on the field and in the classroom.

Economy

10/07/16

08:40 AM

Jim McIntyre, American Red Cross: on location in North Carolina for the hurricane relief.

Social Service Agencies

10/07/16

09:10 AM

Greg Mervis, Director of the Summit County Visitors and Convention Bureau: on dollars up for tourism in Summit County.

Economy

10/11/16

06:50 AM

Dave Barnhardt, Akron Zoo: Boo at the Akron Zoo.

Economy

10/11/16

07:00 AM

Bob Ethington, Akron/Summit County Public Library: on featured speaker on the main stage at the library.

Economy

10/11/16

07:40 AM

Marquise Hayes, East High School Football Coach: update on team.

Education

10/11/16

09:10 AM

David James, Akron Public Schools Superintendent: on building a new high school in Akron.

Education

10/12/16

06:00 AM

Jeff Decker, Woodridge Football Coach: on team

Education

10/12/16

08:15 AM

Nate Eppink, Metro Parks: on purchasing city golf course for park use.

Economy

10/12/16

08:40 AM

Dr. Joe Congeni, Sports Medicine Center: on coming back from arm injuries.

Social Service Agencies

10/12/16

09:10 AM

Judith Lynn Lee, Candidate: Summit County Council.

Political Leadership

10/12/16

09:40 AM

Bill Roemer, Candidate: Summit County Executive.

Political Leadership

10/13/16

07:20 AM

Todd Schneider, First Energy: keeping headquarters in Akron.

Economy

10/13/16

07:40 AM

Jeanne Poremski, Master Gardener: leaves for compost.

Education

10/13/16

08:15 AM

Alex Pavloff, Candidate: Summit County Council.

Political Leadership

10/13/16

08:40 AM

Georjette Thomas, payitforwardforpets.org: animal adoption.

Social Service Agencies

10/13/16

09:00 AM

Robert Fenn, Social Security Agency: benefit education.

Social Service Agencies

10/13/16

09:50 AM

Terry Pluto, Plain Dealer: new book on Cleveland Cavaliers.

Education

10/14/16

07:10 AM

Student Athlete of the Week: high school students who excel on and off the field.

Education

10/14/16

07:40 AM

John Ballard, Candidate: Clerk of Courts.

Political Leadership

10/14/16

08:15 AM

Sandra Kurt, Candidate: Clerk of Courts.

Political Leadership

10/14/16

09:10 AM

Dr. Angela Silber, Summa Health System: high risk age pregnancies.

Gen. Health and Wellness

10/17/16

07:10 AM

Don Mullen, Executive Director of Stark State: on new Akron campus.

Education

10/17/16

07:40 AM

Dr. Gary Riggs, Vet on Your Pet: lumps and bumps on your pet.

Gen. Health and Wellness

10/17/16

08:00 AM

Dr. Tim Brown, Akron General: flu shot season

Gen. Health and Wellness

10/17/16

09:10 AM

Katirina Cook, Candidate: Domestic Relations Judge.

Political Leadership

10/18/16

06:40 AM

Dr. Judit Puskas, University of Akron Professor: on receiving a Polymer National Award.

Education

10/18/16

07:40 AM

John Chapman, Candidate: Summit County Prosecutor.

Political Leadership

10/18/16

08:15 AM

Jonathan Shultz, Candidate: Clerk of Courts.

Political Leadership

10/19/16

06:50 AM

Robert Fenn, Social Security Agency: changes in benefits for 2017.

Social Service Agencies

10/19/16

07:10 AM

Casey Weinstein, Candidate: Summit County Council.

Political Leadership

10/19/16

07:40 AM

Matt Montgomery, Revere Schools Superintendent: on school bond issue for new school.

Education

10/19/16

08:15 AM

Claire Dickinson, Candidate: Summit County At-Large.

Political Leadership

10/19/16

08:40 AM

Dr. Joe Congeni, Sports Medicine Center: cut finger injuries.

Gen. Health and Wellness

10/24/16

07:10 AM

Bill Roemer, Candidate: Summit County Executive

Political Leadership

10/24/16

07:40 AM

Dr. Gary Riggs, Vet on Your Pet: chew toys.

Gen. Health and Wellness

10/24/16

00:00 AM

Vernon Sykes, Candidate: State Senator, 28th District.

Political Leadership

10/26/16

06:40 AM

Mark Nori, Stow Football Coach: on

Education

10/26/16

07:00 AM

Victoria Rogers, Knight Foundation: on the Arts

Economy

10/26/16

08:50 AM

Dr. Joe Congeni, Sports Medicine Center: getting back to pitch after arm soreness.

Gen. Health and Wellness

10/26/16

09:10 AM

Ralph Tricaso, Italian Leaders: on benefit dinner for children scholarships.

Social Service Agencies

10/27/16

07:40 AM

Dr. Gary Riggs, Vet on Your Pet: ears and mouth problems in pets.

Gen. Health and Wellness

10/27/16

07:10 AM

Jeanne Poremski, Master Gardener: mushrooms

Education

10/27/16

09:10 AM

Ron Cable, Candidate: Domestic Relations Judge.

Political Leadership

10/27/16

09:40 AM

Bob Ibach, Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeastern Ohio: charity baseballs for sale.

Social Service Agencies

10/28/16

07:00 AM

Student Athletes of the Week: honor for students who excel on and off the field.

Education

10/28/16

08:15 AM

Gerard Neugebauer, Mayor of Green: on history projects in his city.

Political Leadership

10/31/16

07:10 AM

Dan Horrigan, Mayor of Akron: on the demolition of Rolling Acres Mall.

Economy

10/31/16

07:40 AM

Dr. Gary Riggs, Vet on Your Pet: kidney problems.

Gen. Health and Wellness

10/31/16

08:15 AM

Katarina Cook, Candidate: Domestic Relations Judge.

Political Leadership

11/01/16

07:20 AM

Jeff Decker, Woodridge High School Football Coach: on team making it into the State Tournament.

Education

11/01/16

07:40 AM

Justin Chesnic, ODOT: new bridge project in Akron.

Transportation

11/01/16

08:15 AM

Matthew Wilson, President of the University of Akron: his plans for the future with the school.

Education

11/01/16

08:40 AM

Dr. Joe Congeni, Sports Medicine Center: knee injuries.

Gen. Health and Wellness

11/02/16

06:40 AM

Joe Vassalotti, Akron Public Schools Athletic Director: city football championship football game.

Education

11/02/16

07:40 AM

Jeanne Poremski, Master Gardener: fall cleanup.

Education

11/02/16

08:15 AM

Gerard Neugebauer, Mayor of Green: on Veteran

Political Leadership

11/02/16

08:50 AM

Georjette Thomas, payitforwardforpets.org: animal adoption.

Social Service Agencies

11/03/16

06:40 AM

Marques Hayes, East High School Football Coach: on winning first game in school history in the state football tournament.

Education

11/03/16

07:10 AM

Mark Nori, Stow High School Football Coach: on moving into the second round of the football playoffs.

Education

11/03/16

07:40 AM

Dr. Gary Riggs, Vet on Your Pet: weight loss for pets.

Gen. Health and Wellness

11/03/16

08:40 AM

Dr. David Beer, Malone University: on the election for President.

Political Leadership

11/03/16

09:40 AM

Joe Vassalotti, Akron Public Schools Athletic Director: on new field for Firestone CLC.

Education

11/07/16

07:00 AM

Jeff Howard, Woodridge High School Cross Country Coach: on teams winning the state cross country championships.

Education

11/07/16

08:15 AM

David James, Akron Public Schools Superintendent: on the Kenmore/Garfield project.

Education

11/07/16

09:10 AM

Jon Husted, Secretary of State: on election day in Ohio.

Political Leadership

11/08/16

07:10 AM

Chris Watson, Malone University: working with the NFl in keeping players safe.

Gen. Health and Wellness

11/08/16

07:40 AM

Dr. Gary Riggs, Vet on Your Pet: candy and how bad it is for your pets.

Gen. Health and Wellness

11/08/16

08:15 AM

Jeff Ferguson, Tallmadge Schools Superintendent: on school Issue on ballot.

Education

11/08/16

09:10 AM

Jim Renacci, Congressman: on new roads improvement bill.

Political Leadership

11/08/16

09:40 AM

Paul Haynes, Kent State University Football Coach: update on team.

Education

11/09/16

07:20 AM

Stephanie Warsmith, Akron Beacon Journal: on the local elections of 2016.

Education

11/09/16

08:15 AM

Ilene Shapiro, Candidate: on winning the Summit County Executive race.

Political Leadership

11/09/16

09:10 AM

Vernon Sykes, Candidate: on winning state senator race.

Political Leadership

11/09/16

09:00 AM

Katirina Cook, Candidate: on winning Domestic Court Judge race

Political Leadership

11/10/16

07:10 AM

Major Kevin Jackson, Salvation Army: on the kickoff of the Red Kettle drive.

Social Service Agencies

11/10/16

07:40 AM

Jeanne Poremski, Master Gardener: taking care of your inside plants during the winter.

Education

11/10/16

08:15 AM

Claire Dickinson, Candidate: on winning the Summit County Council At-Large race.

Political Leadership

11/10/16

08:40 AM

Georjette Thomas, payitforwardforpets.org: animal adoption.

Social Service Agencies

11/10/16

09:10 AM

Carol Friedman, Shaw JCC: craft show for Charity.

Social Service Agencies

11/11/16

07:40 AM

Dr. Gary Riggs, Vet on Your Pet: eye redness in our pets and what that could mean.

Gen. Health and Wellness

11/11/16

08:00 AM

Dr. Tim Brown, Akron General: acid reflux.

Gen. Health and Wellness

11/14/16

08:15 AM

Craig Sanders, author: history of the railroad industry in Akron.

Transportation

11/14/16

09:20 AM

Joe DiRocco, Citizens Bank: local food drive.

Social Service Agencies

11/16/16

06:00 AM

Jim Loveless, SummaCare: on deadline for Medicare Part B

Health Care

11/16/16

08:15 AM

Vernon Sykes, Candidate: State Senate 28th District.

Political Leadership

11/16/16

09:10 AM

Sherri Bevan-Walsh, Candidate: Summit County Persecutor.

Political Leadership

11/17/16

06:40 AM

Dave Milo, Firestone Boys Basketball Coach: on upcoming season.

Education

11/17/16

07:10 AM

Don Walters, Mayor of Cuyahoga Falls: on neighborhood watch programs in his city.

Political Leadership

11/17/16

08:15 AM

Sherrod Brown, Senator: post election talk.

Political Leadership

11/17/16

08:50 AM

Georjette Thomas, payitforwardforpets.org: animal adoption

Social Service Agencies

11/17/16

09:40 AM

Farhad Sethna, Attorney: immigration laws expected with Trump as President.

Race, Religion and Diversity

11/18/16

06:50 AM

Audley McGill, Garfield Boys Basketball Coach: on upcoming season.

Education

11/18/16

07:10 AM

Student Athlete of the Week Program: honors high school students who excel in the classroom and on the field

Education

11/18/16

07:40 AM

Dan Horrigan, Mayor of Akron: tearing down of Rolling Acres mall.

Political Leadership

11/18/16

08:40 AM

Matt Dennison, New Philadelphia Football Coach: on colleges playing Friday night games in Ohio.

Education

11/21/16

00:00 AM

Michael Gaffney, Executive Director of Junior Achievement: on new ways for student involvement.

N/A

11/21/16

07:40 AM

Dr. Gary Riggs, Vet on Your Pet: stomach problems in pets.

Gen. Health and Wellness

11/21/16

08:15 AM

Bob Durgo, Gennesate: home run for the homeless.

Social Service Agencies

11/21/16

08:40 AM

Mark Fisher, Ellet boys Basketball Coach: on upcoming season.

Education

11/21/16

09:10 AM

Brian Thomas, President of Akron AAA: on holiday travel plans.

Transportation

11/29/16

08:40 AM

Dr. Joe Congeni, Sports Medicine Center: muscle strains.

Gen. Health and Wellness

11/29/16

09:10 AM

Tim Streid, OHSAA: on state high school football championships.

Education

11/30/16

06:40 AM

Keith Wakefield, Perry Football Coach: on making it to the state finals.

Education

11/30/16

08:00 AM

Georjette Thomas, payitforwardforpets.org: animal adoption.

Social Service Agencies

11/30/16

09:10 AM

Brian Bidlingmyer, Greynolds Classic: basketball tournament to benefit Barberton community.

Education

12/01/16

06:50 AM

Ron Linger, Akron Public Schools: boys basketball tournament at Firestone HS.

Education

12/01/16

07:00 AM

Student Athlete of the Week: honoring high school students who excel in the classroom and

Education

12/01/16

07:00 AM

Dan Spak, Firestone Robotics Instructor: on hosting the state competition at

Education

12/01/16

09:20 AM

Dave Wallace, Akron Rubberducks manager: on being named Minor League Manager of the

Economy

12/05/16

06:40 AM

Marques Hayes, East Football Coach: on making into the State Tournament.

Education

12/05/16

07:50 AM

Bob Ethington, Akron/Summit County Public Library: on their speaker series

Economy

12/05/16

08:15 AM

Deb Veslany, Cystic Fibrosis Society: on the Uncork a Cure event.

Social Service Agencies

12/06/16

08:15 AM

Dr. Matthew Akers, University of Akron: on trump class at the school.

Political Leadership

12/06/16

08:40 AM

Richard Peterson, Capital Financial Group: Trump effect on economy

Economy

12/07/16

08:15 AM

Dave Barnhardt, Akron Zoo: Wild Lites at the Akron Zoo.

Economy

12/07/16

08:40 AM

Dr. Joe Congeni, Sports Medicine Center: benefits of playing more than one sport.

Gen. Health and Wellness

12/08/16

07:10 AM

Dr. Paul Wilkie, Akron General: joint replacement.

Gen. Health and Wellness

12/08/16

07:40 AM

Sherrod Brown, Senator: on trade imbalance.

Political Leadership

12/08/16

08:40 AM

Georjette Thomas, payitforwardforpets.org: animal adoption.

Social Service Agencies

12/08/16

09:40 AM

Stephen Steinour, Huntingdon Bank: First Merit merger.

Economy

12/09/16

06:50 AM

Jim Stanbus, Barberton Community Foundation: on how they have helped Barberton.

Economy

12/09/16

07:10 AM

Student Athletes of the Week: honoring high school students for their work on and off the court.

Education

12/12/16

00:00 AM

Gordon King, Military Mitts: he makes baseball mitts and donates them to the USO.

Social Service Agencies

12/12/16

07:10 AM

Student Athlete of the Week: honors high school athletes who excel in the classroom and on the playing field.

Education

12/12/16

09:10 AM

Gerard Neugebauer, Mayor of Green: Veteran

Political Leadership

12/12/16

06:40 AM

Major Kevin Jackson, The Salvation Army: on the Red Kettle Drive and dollars that are needed.

Social Service Agencies

12/12/16

07:10 AM

Brian Neugebauer, Buchtel Girls Basketball Coach: on team

Education

12/12/16

07:40 AM

Dr. Gary Riggs, Vet on Your Pet: needs for various types of pets.

Gen. Health and Wellness

12/12/16

08:40 AM

Ed Ogden, Goodyear: on donations of Blimp rides to Salvation Army.

Social Service Agencies

12/13/16

07:40 AM

Patrick Grace, Catholic Community Foundation: Give back day.

Race, Religion and Diversity

12/13/16

08:40 AM

Jeff Fusco, Akron City Council: downtown Akron plan.

Political Leadership

 


The Jasen Sokol Show

 

This program airs 10a-2p Monday-Friday with the exception of major holidays. It provides regular newscasts, sports, traffic and weather in addition to a regular listing of community, news and topical interviews.

 

 

Date

Time

Guest/Topic

Category

10/03/16

10:06 AM

Sen. Sherrod Brown: Discussion of presidential campaign and pending legislation in the Senate

Political Leadership

10/03/16

11:03 AM

Tom Sutton, Professor of Political Science, Baldwin Wallace University: Preview of vice presidential debate

Political Leadership

10/04/16

11:35 AM

Dave Cohen, University of Akron: Preview of Vice Presidential Debate

Political Leadership

10/04/16

01:05 PM

Judi Hill, President, Akron NAACP: Discussion of police-community relations in Akron area

Race, Religion and Diversity

10/05/16

10:35 AM

Kyle Kondik, Sabatos Crystal Ball: Analysis of strength of Donald Trump in Ohio

Political Leadership

10/05/16

11:35 AM

Tom Sutton, Baldwin Wallace University: Recap of Vice Presidential Debate

Political Leadership

10/06/16

11:35 AM

Keith Stahl, Stoney Pointe: Discussion of potential housing complex near Rolling Acres

Social Service Agencies

10/07/16

11:20 AM

Don Gordon, Akron2Akron: Preview of Ohio and Erie Canal walk and importance of canal to developing Akron

Economy

10/10/16

10:35 AM

Tom Sutton, Baldwin Wallace University: Analysis of Presidential Debate

Political Leadership

10/10/16

01:05 PM

Dave Cohen, University of Akron: Analysis of Presidential Debate

Political Leadership

10/11/16

11:35 AM

Kyle Kutuchief, Knight Foundation: Start of 2016 Knight Cities Challenge

Economy

10/11/16

12:05 PM

Ted Strickland, candidate for US Senate: Discussion of campaign issues

Political Leadership

10/11/16

12:35 PM

Laura Walker and Jenna Allen, Hattie Larlham: I Am Able campaign

Social Service Agencies

10/11/16

01:20 PM

Judi Hill, Akron NAACP: Complaint over picture of Sheriff’s deputies posing with Donald Trump

Race, Religion and Diversity

10/11/16

01:35 PM

Summit County Sheriff Steve Barry: Response to NAACP complaint over deputies posing with Donald Trump

Race, Religion and Diversity

10/12/16

10:35 AM

Dave Ruller, Kent City Manager: Update on development projects in Kent

Political Leadership

10/12/16

11:05 AM

Katherine Manning, Director of Planning, PARTA: Rollout of new Spot PARTA app

Transportation

10/12/16

11:20 AM

Mark Mistur, Dean, Kent State University College of Architecture: New architecture building on Kent State Esplanade

Education

10/12/16

11:35 AM

Brian Trautman, Director of Main Operations, PARTA: Development of storefronts at Kent Central Gateway

Economy

10/12/16

11:50 AM

Claudia Amhrein, General Manager, PARTA: Rollout of Spot PARTA App

Transportation

10/12/16

01:05 PM

Joe Yensel, PARTA: Technology used to make public transportation more user friendly

Transportation

10/12/16

01:35 PM

Frank Hairston, PARTA: Discussion of new Spot PARTA App

Transportation

10/13/16

11:35 AM

Tom Sutton, Baldwin Wallace University: Discussion of new presidential polling in Ohio

Political Leadership

10/13/16

12:35 PM

Heather Roszczyk, Cristina Gonzales Alcala, Audrey Wallace: Discussion of entrepreneurship climate in Akron

Economy

10/17/16

11:35 AM

Tom Sutton, Baldwin Wallace University: Disputes between Trump campaign and Ohio Republican Party

Political Leadership

10/17/16

01:05 PM

Rep. Jim Renacci: Discussion of his endorsement of Donald Trump

Political Leadership

10/18/16

11:05 AM

State Rep. Greta Johnson: Discussion of her re-election campaign

Political Leadership

10/18/16

01:05 PM

Keith Mundy, candidate for Congress: Discussion of candidacy

Political Leadership

10/18/16

11:35 AM

Jon Husted, Ohio Secretary of State: Discussion of accusations of a rigged election

Political Leadership

10/19/16

10:00 AM

Coverage of Akron Press Club Summit County Executive debate

Political Leadership

10/20/16

11:10 AM

Tom Sutton, Baldwin Wallace University: Recap of Presidential debate

Political Leadership

10/20/16

11:35 AM

Beverly Goldstein, candidate for Congress: Discussion of candidacy

Political Leadership

10/20/16

01:05 PM

Matthew Wilson, President, University of Akron: Removal of interim tag and priorities for the University

Education

10/24/16

11:03 AM

Cyndra Cole, Republican operative: Appearance on 60 Minutes explaining why she will not vote for Donald Trump

Political Leadership

10/25/16

10:35 AM

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor: Discussion of Obamacare rates for 2017

Political Leadership

10/25/16

12:05 PM

Sen. Rob Portman: Discussion of re-election campaign

Political Leadership

10/27/16

11:05 AM

Kristen Scalise, Summit County Fiscal Officer: Discussion of re-election campaign

Political Leadership

10/27/16

11:35 AM

Jeff Iula: Discussion of candidacy for Summit County Fiscal Officer

Political Leadership

10/27/16

11:20 AM

Aimee Cooper: Discussion of candidacy for State Representative

Political Leadership

10/27/16

01:05 PM

Rep. Tim Ryan: Discussion of re-election campaign

Political Leadership

10/31/16

11:35 AM

State Rep. Emilia Sykes: Discussion of re-election campaign

Political Leadership

10/31/16

12:35 PM

Dr. Todd Nichols, Cuyahoga Falls City Schools: Discussion of school levy campaign

Education

11/01/16

10:50 AM

Ted Strickland: Discussion of candidacy for US Senate

Political Leadership

11/01/16

11:35 AM

Liz Walters: Discussion of re-election campaign for Summit County Council At Large

Political Leadership

11/01/16

11:50 AM

Tom Bratten, Superintendent, Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools: Discussion of school levy campaign

Education

11/01/16

11:05 AM

Annal Vyas and Heather Roszczyk: Upcoming Pecha Kucha Night

Education

11/02/16

12:35 PM

Stephanie Hagenbush, Superintendent, Norton City Schools: Discussion of school levy cam

Education

11/02/16

12:50 PM

Walter Davis, Superintendent, Woodridge Local Schools: Discussion of school levy campaign

Education

11/02/16

01:05 PM

Janice Marshall, Copley Township Administrator: Update on Better Block Copley and economic development in Copley Township

Economy

11/03/16

12:05 PM

Sylvia Burwell, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services: Beginning of Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment

Health Care

11/03/16

12:20 PM

Rep. Marcia Fudge: Discussion of re-election camp

Political Leadership

11/03/16

12:35 PM

Bill Roth, Mayor of Fairlawn: Discussion of municipal ballot issues on housing rules

Political Leadership

11/04/16

10:35 AM

Jeff McCausland, CBS News: Discussion of terror threats surrounding the election

Race, Religion and Diversity

11/04/16

11:35 AM

Tom Sutton, Baldwin Wallace University: Discussion of new Baldwin Wallace presidential polling

Political Leadership

11/07/16

11:35 AM

Kyle Kondik, Sabatos Crystal Ball: Final projections for the presidential election and congressional races

Political Leadership

11/07/16

12:35 PM

Dave Cohen, University of Akron: Preview of presidential election

Political Leadership

11/08/16

10:35 AM

Beverly Dorson, League of Women Voters: Discussion of what to do if there are issues at the polling place

Political Leadership

11/08/16

11:35 AM

Tom Sutton, Baldwin Wallace University: Analysis of Election Day news

Political Leadership

11/08/16

12:20 PM

Billy Soule, City of Akron: Issues at Helen Arnold CLC polling place

Political Leadership

11/08/16

01:35 PM

Paul Haridakis, Kent State University: Tribal identification in politics

Political Leadership

11/09/16

10:50 AM

Rep. Jim Renacci: Reaction to election results

Political Leadership

11/09/16

11:15 AM

Rep. Tim Ryan: Reaction to election results

Political Leadership

11/09/16

12:05 PM

David Pepper, chairman, Ohio Democratic Party: Reaction to election results

Political Leadership

11/09/16

01:05 PM

Richard Peterson, Capital Financial Group: Impact of election on the markets

Economy

11/09/16

01:10 PM

Doug Brattebo, Hiram College: Reaction to election results

Political Leadership

11/09/16

01:35 PM

Sandra Kurt, Summit County Clerk of Courts: Reaction to election results

Political Leadership

11/10/16

10:35 AM

Tom Sutton, Baldwin Wallace University: Reaction to election results and discussion of Electoral College

Political Leadership

11/10/16

01:00 PM

Teresa Albanese, City of Akron: Health Equity Summit and infant mortality rates in Akron

Health Care

11/11/16

11:35 AM

Cassie Schumacher and Mike Kline, Wheels for Change: Resources available for veterans

Social Service Agencies

11/11/16

12:35 PM

Dr. Stephen Bacak, Akron Childrens Hospital: Discussion of infant mortality rates and ways to reduce rate in Akron

Gen. Health and Wellness

11/14/16

11:05 AM

Tom Sutton, Baldwin Wallace University: Feasibility of repealing and replacing Obamacare

Political Leadership

11/14/16

12:35 PM

Kelli Weir, Canton Repository: School strike in Louisville

Education

11/15/16

11:35 AM

Toni Bisconti, University of Akron: LGBT rights in Trump administration

Race, Religion and Diversity

11/15/16

01:35 PM

Chief James Nice and Capt. Melissa Schnee, Akron Police: Discussion of anti-Trump protest in Highland Square

Crime and Personal Safety

11/16/16

10:35 AM

Dan Horrigan, Mayor of Akron: Phase 1 of Downtown Akron improvements

Economy

11/16/16

11:35 AM

State Sen. Larry Obhof: Selection to be President of the Ohio Senate

Political Leadership

11/17/16

11:35 AM

Kyle Kutuchief, Knight Foundation: Preview of Harvest Festival and unveiling of redesigned Lock 4 Park

Economy

11/17/16

01:05 PM

Dr. Richard Mole, Hiram College: Donald Trump blind trust

Political Leadership

11/18/16

11:05 AM

Susan Roubic: Son donating toys to Akron City Schools students instead of having a birthday party

Education

11/21/16

11:20 AM

Tom Sutton, Baldwin Wallace University: Update on Trump transition

Political Leadership

11/21/16

12:35 PM

Dan Flowers, Akron Canton Regional Foodbank: Merger with Stark County agency

Social Service Agencies

11/22/16

11:05 AM

Rep. Jim Renacci: Discussion of lame duck Congressional session

Political Leadership

11/22/16

12:05 PM

Rep. Tim Ryan: Candidacy for House Minority Leader

Political Leadership

11/22/16

12:35 PM

Sen. Sherrod Brown: Discussion of Steve Bannon and possibility of withdrawing from NAFTA

Political Leadership

11/22/16

01:35 PM

Matthew Wilson, president, The University of Akron: Fiscal cutbacks intended to stabilize university finances

Political Leadership

11/23/16

11:35 AM

Shawn Bennett, Ohio Oil and Gas Association: Impact of Trump presidency on Oil and Gas industry

Economy

11/28/16

01:20 PM

Mike DeWine, Ohio Attorney General: Attack at The Ohio State University and progress in the war on heroin

Crime and Personal Safety

11/29/16

10:35 AM

Karl Kaltenthaler, University of Akron: Attack at The Ohio State University

Crime and Personal Safety

11/29/16

10:45 AM

Amani Abraham, WKYC: Attack at The Ohio State University

Crime and Personal Safety

11/29/16

11:05 AM

Mitch Matthews, Big Dream Gathering: Using crowdsourcing to achieve goals

Social Service Agencies

11/29/16

11:35 AM

Marty Belsky, former dean, University of Akron Law School: Impact of Trump presidency on press freedom

Political Leadership

11/29/16

12:35 PM

Jason Segedy, Akron Planning Director: Plans for The Bowery project at the Landmark Building

Economy

11/30/16

10:35 AM

Gerard Neugebauer, Mayor of Green: Opposition to NEXUS pipeline

Economy

11/30/16

11:03 AM

Jon Strong, Coalition to re-route NEXUS: Opposition to NEXUS pipeline

Economy

12/01/16

10:35 AM

Tom Sutton, Baldwin Wallace University: Reaction to Tim Ryan failing in his bid to become House Minority Leader

Political Leadership

12/01/16

12:35 PM

Dave Rich, Community Health Center: Adopt-a-Family program for families affected by drug addiction

THE HEROIN EPIDEMIC

12/02/16

11:03 AM

Wesley Bright, Akron Honey Company: Launch of Forage storefront for Akron Honey Company

Economy

12/12/16

11:05 AM

State Sen. Frank LaRose: Lame duck legislative session

Political Leadership

12/12/16

11:35 AM

Darnella MacNeil, Legacy III: Possibility of new interim housing for recovering heroin addicts

THE HEROIN EPIDEMIC

12/12/16

12:35 PM

State Rep. Emilia Sykes: Lame duck legislative session

Political Leadership

12/13/16

11:05 AM

Tom Sutton, Baldwin Wallace University: Trump cabinet selections and alleged Russian hacking

Political Leadership

12/13/16

11:35 AM

Dr. Doug Smith and Mary Alice Sonnhalter, Summit County ADM Board: Man Therapy and mental health tips for men

Gen. Health and Wellness

12/13/16

12:35 PM

Brian Thomas, AAA Akron Auto Club: Emergency preparedness at the start of snowy season

Transportation

12/14/16

10:35 AM

Marilyn Keith, Akron City Council: Proposal to increase fees on landlords

Economy

12/14/16

11:35 AM

Karl Kaltenthaler, University of Akron: Explanation of situation in Aleppo

Race, Religion and Diversity

12/15/16

12:35 PM

Larry Magid, CBS News: Massive Yahoo hack and Internet safety tips

Crime and Personal Safety

12/16/16

11:05 AM

Zack Milkovich, Akron City Council: Updates on Ward 10

Political Leadership

12/16/16

11:35 AM

Chris Verich, Summit County Consumer Affairs Department: Use and prevention of credit card skimmers on gas pumps

Crime and Personal Safety

12/16/16

12:35 PM

Jackie Vari, East End Project: Update on East End development

Economy

 

 

 

 

SPECTRUM Local Community/Public Affairs

Spectrum airs at 6:00 a.m on 1590 WAKR and 6:30 a.m. Sundays on 97.5 WONE. Community Profiles airs at 6:30 a.m. on 1590 WAKR Sundays. Forum 360 airs 6:00 a.m.  Sundays on 97.5 WONE and 7:00 a.m. On 1590 WAKR. Center Talks airs at 9:00 a.m. Sundays on 1590 WAKR. Programs may also air in other day parts. NOTE Center Talks is on hiatus beginning in November 2016 until further notice.

October 2

Spectrum – Amani Abraham and the City Club of Cleveland with a focus on youth and political activism ahead of the upcoming election.

Forum 360 – Leslie Ungar with Miguel Witt and “Dexter”, the K-9 officer on using canine help to keep faculty, staff and students safe at Kent State University.

Community Profiles – Dr. Fannie Brown with Jackie Silas-Butler updated Project GRAD aimed at improving academic performance in schools with high-risk populations.

Center Talks – Tamara Anderson and Kat McDaniel with Margot Slaughter on her Glory Hallelujah Child Care Center.

 

October 9

Spectrum – Ed Esposito with U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio Carole Rendon on her new position as the full-time lead attorney in the region for the Department of Justice. A City Club of Cleveland appearance.

Forum 360 – Sally Henning and Dr. Todd Fladen on helping people with sight loss due to stroke.

Community Profiles – Dr. Fannie Brown and Simone Richardson, “Welcome Back Library” events in conjunction with the Akron-Summit County Library.

Center Talks – Tamara Anderson and Kat McDaniel with Margot Slaughter on her Glory Hallelujah Child Care Center.

 

 

October 16

Spectrum – Ryan Lang and Steve Phillips, growing racial diversity. City Club of Cleveland presentation.

Forum 360 – Leslie Unger with Don Cockroft on his book recounting his years with the Cleveland Browns and the Kardiac Kids.

Community Profiles – Dr. Fannie Brown and Simone Richardson, “Welcome Back Library” events in conjunction with the Akron-Summit County Library and assisting jail and prison inmates with services behind bars.

Center Talks – Tamara Anderson and Kat McDaniel with Margot Slaughter on her Glory Hallelujah Child Care Center.

 

 

October 23

Spectrum – Ed Esposito with a City Club of Cleveland forum featuring congressional challengers Mike Wagar, Keith Mundy and Beverly Goldstein.

Forum 360 – Leslie Unger with Don Cockroft on his book recounting his years with the Cleveland Browns and the Kardiac Kids.

Community Profiles – Dr. Fannie Brown and Simone Richardson, “Welcome Back Library” events in conjunction with the Akron-Summit County Library and assisting jail and prison inmates with services behind bars.

Center Talks – Tamara Anderson and Kat McDaniel with Margot Slaughter on her Glory Hallelujah Child Care Center.

 

 

October 30

Spectrum – Ed Esposito with Rob Portman and Ted Strickland in Part One of their U.S. Senate final debate.

Forum 360 – Leslie Unger with David Cohen, University of Akron political science professor for his thoughts on the upcoming presidential election and other races.

Community Profiles – Dr. Fannie Brown and Andre Long on holistic healing practices that help the body heal itself.

Center Talks – Tamara Anderson and Kat McDaniel with Margot Slaughter on her Glory Hallelujah Child Care Center.

 

 

November 6

Spectrum – Ed Esposito with Rob Portman and Ted Strickland in Part Two of their U.S. Senate final debate.

Forum 360 – Leslie Unger with David Cohen, University of Akron political science professor for his thoughts on the upcoming presidential election and other races.

Community Profiles – Dr. Fannie Brown and Andre Long on holistic healing practices that help the body heal itself.

Center Talks – Tamara Anderson and Kat McDaniel with Margot Slaughter on her Glory Hallelujah Child Care Center.

 

 

November 13

Spectrum – Ed Esposito with clips from Rob Portman, Ted Strickland, Donald Trump, President Obama and Hillary Clinton on the post-election following the November 8 election. 

Forum 360 – Dave Mink and Giselle Jones with JJ Mestro-Kimik providing outreach and a rundown of community programs available from the Shaw Jewish Community Center.

Community Profiles – Dr. Fannie Brown and Darryl Brake on distribution of medication to help stem the growth of Summit County's opioid addiction epidemic. 

 

November 20

Spectrum – Ed Esposito with April Dinwoodie, Chief Executive of The Donaldson Adoption Institute highlighting trends, the process of adoption and focusing on November as National Adoption Month.  

Forum 360 – Mike Newman and Dr. Moshak Torum on healthy living practices.

Community Profiles – Dr. Fannie Brown and Darryl Brake on distribution of medication to help stem the growth of Summit County's opioid addiction epidemic. 

 

November 27

Spectrum – Ed Esposito with David Stradling, Author, “Where the River Burned: Carl Stokes and the Struggle to Save Cleveland” on the legacy of Carl Stokes, the Sherwin-Williams Cuyahoga River fire and how it paved the way for a new Cleveland.   

Forum 360 – Ardith Keck with Dr. Melody Phillips and Dr. Tim Newman on personal wellness and the impact on practicing medicine.

Community Profiles – Dr. Fannie Brown and Dr. Margo Erme, Summit County Health Department, on the Zika virus.

 

November 27

Spectrum – Ed Esposito with David Stradling, Author, “Where the River Burned: Carl Stokes and the Struggle to Save Cleveland” on the legacy of Carl Stokes, the Sherwin-Williams Cuyahoga River fire and how it paved the way for a new Cleveland.   

Forum 360 – Ardith Keck with Dr. Melody Phillips and Dr. Tim Newman on personal wellness and the impact on practicing medicine.

Community Profiles – Dr. Fannie Brown and Dr. Margo Erme, Summit County Health Department, on the Zika virus.

 

December 4

Spectrum – Ryan Lang with Senator Rob Portman, sponsor of the CARA Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery bill and U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on opioid addition and recovery programs on a national scale.

Forum 360 – Sally Henning and Diane Robinson with University of Akron President Matthew Wilson on the changing landscape at UA, and the challenges faced during difficult times due to tighter budgets and declining freshman enrollment.

Community Profiles – Dr. Fannie Brown and Dr. Margo Erme, Summit County Health Department, on the Zika virus.

December 11

Spectrum – Ed Esposito with former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner with a frank discussion of national politics, the national mood and tempo of political discussion and debate post-election. A City Club of Cleveland program. 

Forum 360 – Ardith Keck with a focus on Summit Metroparks programs and facilities with Mike Johnson, chief of resource management, and Nate Eppink, chief of community engagement, from Summit Metroparks.

Community Profiles – Dr. Fannie Brown and Simone Richardson, “Welcome Back Library” events in conjunction with the Akron-Summit County Library and assisting jail and prison inmates with services behind bars.

 

December 18

Spectrum – Ed Esposito with a look back at the career of the late John Glenn with U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman. Also: University of Akron President Dr. Matthew Wilson on his plan to rejuvenate and revitalize the University. 

Forum 360 – Leslie Unger with Rabbi Josh Brown of Akron's Temple Israel, the newest addition to Akron's faith community and spiritual leader and adviser to Akron's Jewish Community .

Community Profiles – Dr. Fannie Brown and Simone Richardson, “Welcome Back Library” events in conjunction with the Akron-Summit County Library and assisting jail and prison inmates with services behind bars.

 

December 25

Spectrum – Ed Esposito with a panel discussion on Human Trafficking from the City Club of Cleveland. Panelists included FBI Special Agent Andrew Burke; Renee Jones, founder of the Renee Jones Empowerment Center; Karen Walsh, Director, Ohio Collaborative to End Human Trafficking and Holly Welsh, assistant prosecuting attorney, Cuyahoga County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.  

Forum 360 – Sally Henning and Diane Robinson with University of Akron President Matthew Wilson on the changing landscape at UA, and the challenges faced during difficult times due to tighter budgets and declining freshman enrollment.

Community Profiles – Dr. Fannie Brown and Simone Richardson, “Welcome Back Library” events in conjunction with the Akron-Summit County Library and assisting jail and prison inmates with services behind bars.

 

 


Need to Know Public Affairs Vignettes

 

These 1:00 news and public affairs vignettes provide community and public service reports generated by the RCRG Newsroom for broadcast on various times on WAKR, WONE and the streams of WAKR, WONE and WQMX.

 

 

 

 

 

·         Holiday Tryptophan sleeping is common over the holidays and usually attributed to eating mounds of turkey, but the chemical reasoning on why we get and feel stuffed – and the need to nap that comes with it – has science behind it.