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Thursday, 10 December 2015 10:03

A Look Back at Sandra & TK

TK SANDRA BANNERTK SANDRA CIVICTK SANDRA STUDIO

2015 is drawing to a close and with it, WONE's 30th anniversary look back at some of the on air personalities who made it successful. All of the jocks we've revisited thus far have gone on to other jobs; some close to home ­some far away. Fortunately for us, the final two spotlighted here are still heard daily on 97.5 WONE. They are Sandra Miller and TK O'Grady.

Sandra joined the air staff when she was 21 . Her first day on the job, Labor Day 1998, came with some anxiety, arriving 45 minutes late to a Beach Dig in the Portage Lakes. A flat tire on the way there was to blame. "I was sure they'd fire me on the spot but everyone was cool about it so I breathed a huge sigh of relief."

In mid ­1999, Sandra became WONE's 7-­midnight jock, a post she held for twelve years until becoming our workday rocker in Summer of 2011. When speaking of her longevity in this crazy business, Sandra shared this nugget of sage advice given to her from a co­worker, "Tim Daugherty once told me 'it is always better to ask for forgiveness than permission."

TK O'Grady became a member of the WONE family just a few months before Sandra. He boasted an impressive resume of major market experience, having worked in Chicago, Miami, and Charleston. "In Charleston, from the beginning of May until the end of September, the heat index is oppressive, usually hovering around 110 degrees. When I arrived in Akron, it was overcast with temperatures was in the upper 60's. I thought to myself "YES!! I'm back in a place that has all four seasons."

His first year was spent as our Production Director, (the guy in charge of recording and getting commercials on the air). He also did some weekend air shifts. Within a year, he was elevated to Program Director. As the boss, he came up with some benchmark WONE events such as the Brews & Blues Oktoberfest and the Hog Report. He took over the WONE midday air shift and took the noontime Cafe Rock request hour to higher heights, busting it out of the four walls of the studio and taking it live on the road. These days, TK rides shotgun on your way home each day on the afternoon drive shift.

WONE has been rockin' Akron for over 30 years but the combined talents of Sandra Miller and TK O'Grady add up to almost 36 years. So here's to a job well done you two, and to those who came before us as well as those yet to make their mark on Akron's Home of Rock & Roll.

 

  
 
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:30

Canal Park Festival Of Beers

DO YOU LOVE BEER?  HOW ABOUT 150 DIFFERENT KINDS OF BEER…AND AT A BALLPARK??  CALLING ALL BEER LOVERS! IT’S THE FOURTH ANNUAL BALLPARK FESTIVALOF BEERS…SATURDAY, AUGUST 19TH FROM 4-7 AT CANAL PARK!  ADVANCED TICKETS ARE 30 DOLLARS, 35 AT THE DOOR, AND INCLUDES A COMMEMORATIVE GLASS AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO SAMPLE FROM MORE THAN 150 LOCAL, REGIONAL AND DOMESTIC BEERS.  PLUS THERE WILL BE LIVE MUSIC AND GREAT FOOD!  FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT AKRON RUBBERDUCKS DOT COM. IT’S THE BALLPARK FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY THE HOME OF ROCK N ROLL 97.5 WONE..  21 AND OVER, PLEASE!

Friday, 10 July 2015 23:10

The 97.5 WONE Concert Series

 97.5 WONE, Live Nation and The Hard Rock Rocksino
want you to ROCK with us all year with The 97.5 WONE Concert Series.
 

1/19 - Berlin/The Romantics

1/27 - Candlebox

2/2 - Loverboy

2/15 - Collective Soul

4/6 - Robin Trower

4/7 - Ann Wilson of Heart

 

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velvetSessions slider 201897.5 WONE is featuring 4 special shows throughout the year in Club Velvet at Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park.  Velvet Sessions premieres Saturday, February 17th with Frank Hannon - lead guitarist for Tesla.

Details Here >>

 

 

Thursday, 19 March 2015 20:04

Motorcycle Swap Meet

 

 
 
Sunday April 12   10a-4p at the Summit Fairgrounds in Tallmadge....
Sponsored by the Law offices of Ralph C. Buss
All Proceeds go to Guns and Hoses 
Admission $5 at the door
children under 12 free
FREE parking
over 200 vendors
 
 
Great opportunity to get your motorcycle in shape for the upcoming riding season 
 
Vendors
Blackburn Trikes
Bath Fitter
Christie's Cabaret
Georgia Pacific
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Nationwide Insurance
Taylor Chiropractic
Tubbs Chiropractic
Splashed Hydrographics
Unique Home Solutions
Tramonte Distributor
Law Offices of Ralph C. Buss
 
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 09:24

Bathroom Makeover

You must be 18 years or older to participate in the 2015 Home & Flower Show contest.  There will be 90 winners, 30 from each of the participating stations
97.5 WONE, 94.9 WQMX, 1590WAKR.  Each will receive four tickets to the Home & Flower Show and Subway gift certificate.  Plus, two winners will be chosen from entries at the event-one onFriday, February 27 and one on Saturday, February 28.
 
The Grand Prize giveaway will be held on Sunday, March 1st (at 3pm) at The John S. Knight Center. You must be present to win the Grand Prize.   The Grand Prize, provided by Goff builders Inc….with a value of $10,000… includes the following:
 
Congratulations to Laura Dzabara, who won the Bathroom Makeover at the HBA Home and Flower show and Goff Builders, Inc. Pictured here (L-R) is: Sue Wilson from WQMX, Laura, Eric Goff from Goff Builders, Inc., and Tim Daugherty from WONE. 
 
 
The Contest:  The 92 qualifiers (or as many as attend the final contest on March 1st) will each draw one envelope.  Twelve of the envelopes will have one of the station call letters---97.5 WONE, 94.9 WQMX or 1590WAKR.  These twelve will receive a four pack of tickets to the MAPS Air Museum and will then draw from one of the twelve finalist envelopes.  All twelve will open the envelopes at the same time.  One envelope will say WINNER…that person will be the Grand Prize winner.
 
One individual from a household may win a prize once every 30 days from any entity operated by The Rubber City Radio Group. This includes, but is not limited to WAKR, WONE-FM, WQMX, any of their related websites      Persons from households where someone has won a prize valued at $500 or more shall be ineligible to win any other prize for a period on one year. In most cases, you will be asked to come to the station to claim your prize. No purchase is necessary to enter or win any Contest. We will need a photo ID such as your driver's license.
 
Anyone may win one of our games except employees (or their immediate family members) of The Rubber City Radio Group, Inc., or any Advertising Agency connected with Rubber City Radio Group or any advertiser (or Agency representing said advertiser) connected with the prize, contest or giveaway. The Rubber City Radio group or the Sponsor will file a IRS Form 1099 on any prize given in excess of $500 value. Winners will be required to sign a receipt acknowledging that they have won the prize and that it was received. 
 
Winners of   large prizes will be required to sign a release giving us permission to use their name, likeness and recorded voice to promote the awarding of the prize, and to acknowledge the probable tax liability, and avowing that they have complied with all of the contest rules and have won the game fairly. In every game, the judges will be appointed by Rubber City Radio Group. The decisions made by our judges shall be final.
 
In the event, the rules of any contest or game must be changed while the game is in progress, an announcement shall be made on the sponsoring station or website, on the day the change is to take effect, at approximately 7:12am
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 14:45

Helping Hungry Families

We're teaming up with Marc's again this year for The 12th Annual Helping Hungry Families this Holiday Season. Each time a participating item is purchased at any MARC’S location, proceeds from the purchase will be donated to the Haven of Rest Ministries Akron.
.  This year’s campaign runs through November 27th. To view participating products click HERE.
 
With the generosity of the MARC’S customers and the participating vendors, “Together we can help feed hungry families”.
Monday, 05 May 2014 14:51

Bike Night

 
97.5 WONE and Legends Sports Pub in Green are proud to announce the return of LEGENDS BIKE NIGHTS every Tuesday starting on May 13th. Join us all summer long from 6pm to close for great entertainment, good food and plenty of cold beer! Live music from a variety of talented concert tribute artists begins at 7pm. Stay up to date by tuning in to 97.5 WONE for complete details on the current week's activities and band lists. 
 
 
NEW THIS YEAR: ALL NEW ENTERTAINMENT 
Concert Tribute Artists Schedule 

•May 13th "Buck Naked Band" - Country music tribute

•May 20th "Straight On" -  A Tribute to the Music of Heart

•May 27th "Jersey" - Bruce Springsteen tribute

•June 3rd "Evil Ways" - Santana tribute

•June 10th "Dark Side of the Moon" - Pink Floyd tribute

•June 17th "Ball and Chain" - Jimi Hendrix/Janis Joplin tribute

•June 24th "Buck Naked Band" - Country music tribute

•July 1st "Stranglehold" - Ted Nugent tribute

•July 8th "Steal The Radio" 

•July 15th Ozzy Osbourne tribute

•July 29th "Panama" - Van Halen tribute

•August 5th "Buck Naked Band" - Country music tribute

•August 26th Hair Trigger Johnson

•September 9th "Dark Side of the Moon" - Pink Floyd tribute

•October 7th "Dirty Deeds" - AC/DC tribute
Monday, 31 March 2014 09:46

Homegrown Cut Of The Week


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See Local Music Here: This Month's Artist... Listen To The Homegrown Cut
Andrew In Vienna - Night Owls {mp3remote}http://wone.net/cutoftheweek/AndrewInVienna_NightOwls.mp3{/mp3remote}
Rooster Jones - Brand New Attitude {mp3remote}http://wone.net/cutoftheweek/RoosterJones_BrandNewAttitude.mp3{/mp3remote}
  Promise Me Scarlette - No room For The Lonely  {mp3remote}http://wone.net/cutoftheweek/PromiseMeScarlett_NoRoomForTheLonely.mp3{/mp3remote}
  Max Clarke & The Cutworms - Vampire Love 
  Religion Against Religion - Tokyo
  Fire Breathing Bear - Bugs
  The Juke Hounds - Fight
  Red Sun Rising - Illusions
  Riven - Seconds

 

 
 
Monday, 03 March 2014 09:38

Motorcycle Swap Meet

 


 

sponsored by 


 

 

Sunday October 19th At Summit County Fairgrounds.

229 E.Howe Rd.
Tallmadge, Ohio 44278

10am to 4pm

$5 Dollar Admission at the door.

For futher information call Art Or Dan at 330-869-9800

 
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 11:31

Thank You Military 2013

 

Our friends at NEOPAT (The Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism)

are hosting a special Military night with the Cleveland Cavs on Sunday, December 29th at The Q

when the CAVS take on the Golden State Warriors, tip off is at 6pm.

 

We have a limited number of FREE tickets for active and retired military members.

Just stop into our studios at 1795 West Market St. in Akron 44313 during business hours Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

(closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day)

show us your military ID and you will receive 2 free tickets to the CAVS game that night, while supplies last!

 

More details on the event and how to purchase tickets to the CAVS game, visit www.NEOPAT.org

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