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

In recent decades, it wasn't uncommon to see businesses in Northeast Ohio head elsewhere. GOJO Industries, however, is not only sticking around in Akron, but is headed to Wayne County, as well.

Bob Breneman, the mayor of Wooster, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss GOJO's expansion, on the process in obtaining the company, as well as the financial impact it will have on the town.

The District I Regional Final between Glen Oak and Barberton softball will have to be decided on Monday, after the umpires called the game due to a combination of rain and lightening.

The game was delayed two seperate times because of lightening before the game was called going into the top of the fifth inning with Glen Oak leading the Magics  1-0. 

The Magics quest for a state tourney birth will continue at the University of Akron on Monday at 5 p.m..

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 The Barberton Lady Magics are making moves and trying to earn a berth in the State Softball Championships down at Firestone Stadium in Akron.

Steve Kaisk, head coach of the Barberton Lady Magics joined the Sam Bourquin Show on a "Feel Good Friday" to talk about the girls' big win over Willoughby South Thursday afternoon, 7-3.

Kaisk said his club is locked in, and playing good softball.

"Macy Kaisk went 3 for 4, really got things going, and Morgan Kadilak had a couple of hits as well," coach Kaisk said.

Barberton also had a big crowd of Purple and White on Thursday, said the Magics community has been a great source of support for them throughout this season.

The Lady Magics will be taking on Glen Oak on the campus of the University of Akron with a noon Saturday first pitch.

High school tournament baseball is heating up and many of our local teams are vying for a chance to go to the the State Championship in Columbus.
 
Doug Miller, the coach of the Canton Central Catholic Crusaders joined the Sam Bourquin Show Friday ahead of their matchup against the Manchester Panthers.
 
''The little fundamentals always come into play, when you have to move a runner, you move a runner, it's the little things when you get to this level."
 
 

The Crusaders beat Gilmour Academy 10-0 in Thursday action down at Massillon High School's Ducky Schroder Field.
 
One of the other teams that will be competing for a chance to go to States is the Wildcats of Canton South as they take on Poland Seminary at the Ball Park in Hudson.
 
Trent McIlwain joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about his squad and how they're playing good baseball at the right time.
 
He said pitching was key for his club in the regionals.
 
 

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been on some kind of run since starting the season 19-20 and there were some serious questions surrounding the team.

Now as they are on the verge of trying to win the city of Cleveland's first championship in 51 years, the excitement for the Wine and Gold is at an all time high.

Cavaliers sideline reporter Allie Clifto from FOX Sports Ohio spoke with Brad Russell in the Average Sports Show to talk about this team's journey from her perspective.

"It's a true testament to how close this team is, it's one thing to talk it and it's another thing to see it," Clifton said.

"There's no challenge that this team doesn't feel confident enough that they can overcome."

Friday, 29 May 2015 00:33

AUDIO Corruption Scandal Rocks FIFA

With the FIFA corruption scandal being the talk of the sports world, many people have unanswered questions about what's been going on behind the curtain.

CBS News Correspondent Jimmy Conrad joined the Sam Bourquin Show Thursday to talk about what's next for the world's most popular sport.

"That's what's happens when you have such a big organization such as FIFA with no checks and balances," Conrad said.

14 people were indicted on numerous bribery, wire fraud, racketeering, and other charges related to exclusive TV contracts to broadcast the FIFA World Cup, as well as hosting major soccer tournaments, among other infractions.

 

With Cavalier fever sweeping through Northeast Ohio, many people will be converging on Downtown Cleveland for the Wine and Gold's return trip to the NBA Finals.

Michael Deemer, Vice President of Business Services for the Downtown Cleveland Alliance joined the Sam Bourquin Show Thursday to talk about the impact of the Cavaliers being in the NBA Playoffs and making a return trip to the Finals has on the downtown area and the surrounding area as well.

"There is a lot of excitement, a lot of momentum taking place," Deemer said.

 

 "We continue to see East 4th street grow and flourish in the four years that LeBron was gone, we added thousands of people to our downtown residential population, so we really began to position ourselves well."

Games 3 ,4, and 6 will be at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena. The Finals start June 4.

 

The Manchester Panthers will be playing in the Regionals this afternoon against a tough Youngstown Ursuline team in high school baseball action.
 
Head Coach Bob Graham joined the Sam Bourquin Show Thursday to talk about the Panthers' run thus far and the challenges the Irish posess.
 
"It all comes down to pitching and defense," Graham said."We've been getting better in that area."
 
Coach Graham says his team has a good mix of talent and experience, and they've been playing good baseball as of late.
 
"We've worked hard and we're ready to go," he says.
 
The Panthers and Fighting Irish will square off at 5p.m. this afternoon in Massillon. The winner of that game will face the winner of Canton Central Catholic and Gilmour Academy at 5 p.m. Friday in the Division III Regional Championship.

Thursday, 28 May 2015 11:00

Weathervane Playhouse Welcomes Oklahoma!

A Rodgers & Hammerstein classic will be coming to the Weathervane Playhouse in Akron next week.

Director Sarah Bailey and star Jonathan Gruich stopped in studio to promote Oklahoma!, which opens at the Weathervane on June 4th. Jonathan, who plays Curly McLain, even showed off his pipes by singing "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning."

Garry Moneypenny, who will be sworn into office on Sunday, has some competition come November, as councilman Mike Williams has thrown his hat in the race.

Mike joined the Ray Horner Morning Show on Thursday to preview his campaign, his style of leadership, and if he can win over the support from the rest of city council.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 20:25

AUDIO Noland Breaks Down Cavalier Sweep

After a convincing win from the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Atlanta Hawks last night at the Quicken Loans Arena, the Wine and Gold will await the winner of the Rockets/Warriors series for a date in the NBA Finals starting June 4.

Rick Noland from the Medina Gazette spoke about the Cavaliers and their return trip to the NBA Finals, saying through the coaching of David Blatt, the leadership of LeBron James, and the key pieces added by GM David Griffin, the Cavaliers have found their way.

"The Cavaliers took care of business," Noland said.

"They got themselves 8 days off before the Finals, and confidence is high right now," Noland said.