Aaron Coleman

Aaron Coleman

Aaron has been working with RCRG since August of 2008 covering various news and sporting events. He graduated in 2003 from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron. He then went onto the University of Akron in May of 2008 with a degree in Radio/TV & Media Productions and a minor in Psychology. It was at WZIP & ZTV where Aaron developed a passion for radio especially Sports Radio. While attending the University of Akron you could hear Aaron on Sundays doing the "Sports Power Talk" program. Aaron covers City Hall, County Council and Akron School Board beats and handles traffic updates weekday afternoons on 1590 WAKR, 97.5 WONE and 94.9 WQMX. You can contact Aaron through the newsroom 330-864-6397 or email acoleman@rcrg.net

Monday, 03 November 2014 11:53

AUDIO: FSO's Greetham Talking Browns

Fred Greetham, the Browns beat reporter  from FoxSports Ohio offered his take on the Cleveland Browns' win over Tampa Bay Sunday.

The Browns are now 5-3 at the halfway point of the season, their best record after the first 8 games since 2002, when they went 10-6.

Fred pointed to the opportunistic defense, as well as the efficiency of quarterback Brian Hoyer down the stretch as key components of the victory. Hoyer is now 8-3 as a starter and threw for over 300 yards against the Bucs.

The Browns will have a short work week as they take on the Bengals Thursday night at 8:25 p.m.

Friday, 31 October 2014 13:30

AUDIO: Axel Hoyer Talks Brian, Browns

Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer's father Axel Hoyer joined WAKR's Ray Horner to talk about the young Hoyer's path to the NFL.

He discussed how he went from undrafted rookie free agent, to sitting behind Tom Brady in New England, to starting quarterback for his hometown team, the Cleveland Browns.

Axel told Ray his son's competitive nature and willingness to work led him to this position, and that even though the road hasn't been easy, it's far from being over.

"It's his dream," said Axel. "He's very focused on what he does."

Brian and the Browns play the Tampa Bay Buccanneers on Akron's Home of the Browns 97.5 WONE and simulcast on 1590 WAKR.

Friday, 31 October 2014 09:45

AUDIO: Know Your Candidate: Beth Whitmore

Common Pleas Court Judge Beth Whitmore spoke with WAKR's Ray Horner during the Know Your Candidate segment.

She says her experience within the judicial system, both as an appellate judge, and as a trial lawyer gives her the background necessary to be a Common Pleas Court Judge.

Whitmore also pointed to her being both a parent and a grandparent, saying children and people make mistakes, but you can always come up with a reasonable solution to problems when communication is working at its best.

Patricia Murphy Executive Director of the Oberlin Heritage Center, spoke with Ray during the Museum March this Friday.

Murphy said the museum explores the unique heritage of Oberlin with three sites, the Schoolhouse, the Jewett House, and the Monroe House. Murphy says tours are available at all three historical sites.

The story of how Oberlin began started in 1833 and is depicted at the Heritage Center, which takes visitors from how Oberlin was founded, to the start of Oberlin

For more information, go to www.oberlinheritagecenter.org


Lisa Dean spoke with WAKR's Ray Horner during the Know Your Candidate segment just days before the November election (Nov. 4). She will be running against Alison McCarty, who is the incumbent Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge.

Judge Alison McCarty, who is up for re-election for the position Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge, spoke with WAKR's Ray Horner. She says her background in criminal law helped her prepare in being a judge.

McCarty says open-mindedness, and gaining knowledge from the lawyers from both parties is essential in terms of coming up with the proper verdict.

Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:58

AUDIO: Know Your Candidate John Quinn

Judge John Quinn spoke with WAKR's Ray Horner during the Know Your Candidate segment. He is an incumbent running for re-election in Summit County Domestic Relations Court against Judge Katarina Cook.

He says one of the things he's most proud of during his time in office is making sure that cases get settled right away, without long litigation. and that the emotions are put in their proper place, so that it doesn't affect the children as much.

University Of Akron Provost Mike Sherman spoke with WAKR's Ray Horner Thursday morning about a huge prize shared by the University of Akron, Kent State University, Hiram College, NEOMED and Stark State and other members of the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education.

The $1,000,000.00 Talent Dividend Award recognizes success in programs that boost graduation rates and successful students. 57 metro area competed for the award.

Sherman says student success has been at the forefront of the goals shared in this collaborative effort. Sherman also credits the partnership between local communities including the City of Akron in an effort to produce a quality workforce.

FULL COVERAGE Akron Area Wins Million Dollar Prize

Editor's note: story was updated 5:22 p.m.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 13:46

AUDIO: Know Your Candidate: Jon Husted

Jon Husted, the Incumbent Secretary Of State spoke with Ray Horner Wednesday morning.

He says one of the most noteworthy accomplishments that he's been talking about is the easy access to voting in Ohio. His opponent, Democratic Sen Nina Turner, who is running against Husted, says it is not easy for Ohioans to vote.

Husted also spoke on updating the technology surrounding the voter database and the statewide voting rules as well.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 13:09

AUDIO: Know Your Candidates: Joyce and Wager

Incumbent Candidate For The 14th Congressional District Dave Joyce spoke with WAKR's Ray Horner during the Know Your Candidate segment Wednesday.

Joyce will be running against Michael Wager in November. He (Joyce) said one of the things he was looking to stabilize the economy if re-elected.

Michael Wager, a 14th District Candidate for Congress spoke with WAKR's Ray Horner Wednesday morning.

He says the issues that are most important to Ohioans and the nation include the federal budget, the budget deficit, and a need for tax reform.

Wager also spoke about his fundamental differences with Joyce, including raising the federal minimum wage in the United States.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 12:27

AUDIO: ABJ's Trexler Discusses Ford Case

Akron Beacon Journal investigative reporter Phil Trexler discussed the Shawn Ford double murder trial, as the jury deliberates on whether or not Ford will get the death penalty for the murders of Jefferey and Margaret Schobert.

Trexler shared with Ray that there was a dismissed juror in the case, seeing that the juror was Facebook friends with Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh, among other high-ranking officials in the court system.


Phil Trexler discussed the mitigation phase of the Shawn Ford case with Ray Horner and the audience Wednesday morning.

Today, testimony from Ford's family is expected to continue, as they are attempting to spare his life. Ford could either face the death penalty in the Schobert case or life in prison.