Ben McKee

Ben McKee

Monday, 05 December 2022 19:00

Delicious Dish

My family makes Hot Chocolate Bombs.  Well I did not this year but my son, his friends and my wife did...

Every year, Margaret Jo McCullin and Terry Rialto come to mind.  You are probably like who are they?  They are Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon from SNL's Delicious Dish Sketch a holiday classic with Pete Sweaty.   

These Christmas Cocoa Balls are a sign of the season in my house.  They are Chocolate Cocoa Bombs.  You place one in a hot cup of milk or water.

Then boom!!!  Let the fun begin.  They could be filled with cocoa powder, marshmallows, sprinkles, maybe butterscotch, peanut butter, caramel, or chocolate chips...   

You may want a peppermint spoon, candy cane, fresh mint, cinnamon stick, cayenne (if you like a little heat with your sweet) as a garnish. (Add Bailey's if you are of age also.)

Let the chocolatey goodness begin.  They are messy, delicious and fun at the sametime.   If you have patience and the right temperature chocolate for molds.  Good luck!

Thursday, 01 December 2022 18:39

Painted Plows

I remember last year the good folks over at ODot had fun and named their plows!  

The 2021 winners were: Snow Force One, Darth Blader, Plowy McPlowface, Snow More Mr. Ice Guy, Snowbi-Wan Kenobi, O-H Snow U Didn't, Sir Plows-A-Lot, and Ah, Push It… Push It Real Good!

Well this year you can vote for your favorites by CLICKING HERE

I love some of these names:

You get 8 selections... They have to be in by tomorrow night.

There is a plow painting contest too....

Wednesday, 30 November 2022 19:01

Merry Clarksmas!!

I talk a lot about Raising Cane's! ONE LOVE...   

The delicious hand-battered cooked to order chicken fingers, crispy crinkle cut fries, think Texas taoast, the secret Cane's Sauce and a sweet tea for me.  You can't beat it!   

Raising Cane's and the Crew have a new member...  Well actually a couple new members for Christmas.  It's the Griswold Family Christmas Plush Puppies.  There is Clark, Aunt Bethany and Cousin Eddie...  you can pick up the small plush puppies for $9.99 for the Hap, Hap, Happiest Christmas Gifts for everyone on your list.   You can purchase the plushies at your local Cane's or online at  They have sooo much fun check out Clark lighting the Canes below too!


Tuesday, 29 November 2022 08:14

Making Progress

So many bars on Broadway... What's a few more in Nashville?  Garth Brooks just opened his Friends in Low Places. Miranda, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley all have watering holes...   But The Chief is moving forward with his new establishment.  Eric's spot will serve drinks, BBQ, have an entertainment venue and sound recording studio which he just signed his longtime friend and Manager John Peets to a all encompassing deal for pretty much all encompassing Church Entities...  

The 6-Story Lower Broadway Bar opens in 2023 and needless to say Church can't wait to Put a Beer and BBQ in your hand... and music in your ears.


@presleyroan Eric Church’s Chiefs coming 2023!! Excited is an understatement!! #nashville #ericchurch #broadway #broadwaynashville #countrymusic #thechief #drinkinmyhand #honkytonk ♬ Smoke A Little Smoke - Eric Church


Monday, 28 November 2022 11:25

Countdown Is On...

Two of my favorite things together...   The Royal Rumble and Hardy!!!   

Hardy's 'Soldout' is the Theme Song of The Royal Rumble on January 28th from The Alamodome in San Antonio...


Wednesday, 23 November 2022 12:48

Wrasslin' Wednesday

As the resident, WQMX Professional Wrestling Fan this Saturday Night should be... Dare I say "ucey".

Survivor Series WarGames is  going to be another line in the sand for these groups that have become so popular in WWE.

Saturday Night without any surprises on Friday Night Smackdown is setting up like this card wise:

(***remember these are just my guesses, nothing concrete about any of this.***)  

Women's WarGames Match: Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss, Asuka, Mia Yim, and TBD (Sasha/Naomi/Charolette/Beth Phoenix/??) vs. Damage CTRL (Bayley, Dakota Kai and Iyo Sky), Nikki Cross and Rhea Rhipley. (Depending who shows but I'm going Damage Control)

Men's WarGames Match: Bloodline vs. The Brawling Brutes (Sheamus, Ridge Holland and Butch), Drew McIntyre, and Kevin Owens. (Bloodline wins but the 1's aren't looking like it...  they are looking a little... u..y that is Ugly not Ucey.)

WWE Smackdown Women's Championship: Ronda Rousey vs Shotzi  (Ronda Rousey takes this one.)

United States Championship Triple Threat: Seth Rollins vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Austin Theory (Rollins pulls this one out look for Brock Lesnar to maybe show up, just sayin.)

Regular Match: AJ Styles vs. Finn Balor  (there is no way there isn't help in this match with O.C. and The Judgement Day.)

Wednesday, 23 November 2022 04:24

That Time Of Year!

There is one time of year that you can let it all hang out!   Carrie Underwood inspires a Thanksgiving Fashion or necessity for the season.  Enjoy the family, friends, seconds and leftovers!!!  Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at 94.9 WQMX.


Tuesday, 22 November 2022 22:27

Good As Gold?

We are lucky that we are located so close to greatness in Northeast Ohio.  The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.

Every year there is a new batch of players that looking to receive a Gold Jacket.  It's a prestigious honor of being named one of the best to ever play.

This year, the 28 modern day semifinalists for the Class of 2023 are headlined by a few big names and one of the biggest is a Cleveland Brown. 

Joe Thomas is up for induction and there is no way Joe shouldn't be an automatic in.   There are the likes of Darrelle Revis, Dwight Freeney, Andre Johnson, London Fletcher, Steve Smith Sr., Hines Ward, Reggie Wayne, Former Kent State Player James Harrison and many more.   All great players but none them ironman status of Joe Thomas that consecutive snaps record of 10,363 alone as a lineman at his position...  There is no way, they could deny him.  Right?

Out of the 28 semifinalists they will cut to 15 finalists and then Inductees will be announced February 9th...  


Monday, 21 November 2022 18:58

This Collab Is For "Shoe" People!

Luke Combs is no stranger to collabs in music.   In music it's two people or more.

In Luke's World he has collabed musically with (Miranda, Brooks & Dunn, Jameson Rodgers, Tracy Lawrence, Billy Strings, Eric Church and others).

But this collab is for "shoe" people...  Either way if it is a song or a shoe, it's Luke Combs, and will no doubt be a huge hit!!!


Friday, 18 November 2022 20:03

Acting The Part

Country Artists are no strangers to acting. 

Lainey is currently on Yellowstone.  Reba had her own sitcom and is on Big Sky.

Trace Adkins is on Monarch.  Luke Bryan is on Idol and Blake on The Voice.

Tim McGraw and Faith were in 1883 recently.  Friday Night Lights and Touched By An Angel just a few other credits.

The list goes on and on from Dolly, Willie, Randy Travis.... to a ton of country cameo's and variety shows thru the years too. 

There are many artists in the acting game.  

Toby Keith's 2008 movie Beer for My Horses was inspired by his song with the same name.

George Strait had Pure Country... where he had soundtrack duties and acted.

Now, Granger Smith went ahead and put out his new album and has a movie to go along with it... YEE YEE. 

'Moonrise' the album is out now...  and the movie where he makes his acting debut will be released on December 15th. 

Here is the trailer:

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