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

Ward 5 councilperson Tara Mosley Samples spoke with WAKR's Ray Horner Thursday morning about questions surrounding her residency of Ward 5, which she serves as councilperson.

The morning show spoke with Ward 10 Councilman and City Council President Garry Moneypenny Wednesday morning and he said the investigation is ongoing into the matter.


Thursday, 02 October 2014 10:58

AUDIO: Copley-Fairlawn Discussions At Impasse

Brian Poe, the Copley-Fairlawn City Schools Superintendent, spoke with WAKR's Ray Horner Thursday morning about the impasse after the latest vote with the teacher's association.

He says a date will be set up with the federal mediator to sit down with the teachers and discuss the tentative agreement.


Terri Heckman, executive director of the Battered Women's Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties spoke about October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

She offered her take on why people stay in abusive relationships, and ways to find hope and get help.


Wednesday, 01 October 2014 13:40

AUDIO: Green Charting Course For Development

Green Mayor Dick Norton spoke about the Charting the Course event he spoke at September 30. He says the event is designed to keep the business community up to date as to what is going on in Green.

Mayor Norton has several Charting the Course presentations a year to address the city' business climate.


Wednesday, 01 October 2014 09:38

AUDIO: Malone's Beltz Discusses U.S. Ebola Case

Dr. Lisa Beltz, an associate professor of Biology at Malone University, spoke with WAKR's Ray Horner about the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States.

She is also the author of Emerging Infectious Diseases: A Guide to Diseases, Causative Agents, and Surveillance.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 09:42

AUDIO: WAKR, Listeners Celebrate Larry States

Retiring news anchor Larry States spoke with Ray Tuesday morning to talk about how Akron has changed since he started in the news business many years ago.

He talked about how Akron shifted from the Rubber Capital of the World, to polymers health care being at the forefront of the city's economy.  

Today marks Larry's retirement from WAKR, where he had been working 32 years.   Bob "The Dream Machine"  Friend shared his memories of Larry's many years behind the mic.


Carol Costello from CNN started at WAKR early in her career. One of her mentors was Larry States, who she spoke with on the morning show the day of his retirement.



Larry States got a chance to hear from some of our listeners this morning on the Ray Horner Morning Show, who wished him well in his retirement, and commended him for his professionalism and delivery of the news throughout the years.


Tuesday, 30 September 2014 08:12

AUDIO: Tallmadge Teacher Lori Micalec Honored

Lori Michalec Of Tallmadge High School spoke with WAKR's Ray Horner about being named the Ohio Teacher of the Year.

Michalec teaches English at the high school, and says she was honored and humbled by the distinction. She credits the district and adminstration for their commitment to the youth at Tallmadge.

Monday, 29 September 2014 11:23

AUDIO: Browns Preparing For Titans Sunday

Fred Greetham, the Browns beat reporter for Fox Sports Ohio.com spoke with WAKR's Ray Horner about the bye week, the team's preparation for the Tennessee Titans, and the depth at the running back position, which he believes will serve them well.


Monday, 29 September 2014 07:46

AUDIO: Summa's Lynch Talks Breast Cancer

Dr. Melanie Lynch, a breast surgeon with the Summa Cancer Institute spoke with WAKR's Ray Horner about the importance of breast cancer awareness as well as preventatives and early detection.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


Friday, 26 September 2014 08:29

AUDIO: Museum March: Millersburg Glass

Mark Boley, the Executive Director of the Millersburg Glass Museum takes us along on our Museum March this Friday.

Boley says that the glass museum has over 400 pieces of highly collectible Millersburg glass for people to see, including rare pieces and rotating exhibits that can bee seen monthly or bi-monthly.