Ben McKee

Ben McKee

Tuesday, 28 March 2023 19:04

Blake's Best Mic Drop

So I am not a reality singing show fan.  Blake deserves some respect for his lengthy run.  Helping out young talent and being the winning coach so many times.  Maybe time to start coming up with replacements.   Neal McCoy was given a push by Blake himself.  I don't know Reba is on the show this season, Dierks has helped, Kane Brown has been on it...   Kelsea Ballerini sat in for Kelly before.  A lot of good characters could fill-in and well they do not have to be country like Blake.   

I do appreciate Blake's sense of humor and his quick wit.  Like this clip... talk about a mic drop, name drop and all of it.   (check out the 3:45 to 3:55 mark)

 Or you can click here for the exact clip....

Monday, 27 March 2023 11:52

Clean Up Akron

Well it's never to early to Clean Up Akron...  This is our home and it should be taken care of all the time.  

April is a very special month though.  It is Keep Akron Beautiful's Annual "Clean Up Akron Month".  Kudos to the organization and even though we should make sure our city sparkles all the time.  April is the call out to all volunteers to remove litter that's added up due to winter and all the heavy wind storm's of late in the area.   

If you would like to volunteer or maybe a group of friends, co-workers or just a meet up to get to know some neighbors, students on campus, or your local park.  This is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and some folks that want to make sure it looks as beautiful as Akron is... and can be!!!   

Here is the information if you would like to volunteer or just find out some deals...  Click Here!

Thursday, 23 March 2023 15:28

You Have One?

Every weekday at 3:20ish, we take a deep dive back in time.  Country-wise at least.   
The criteria is basic, within reason.  Late 80's, 90's all the way to about 5 years ago...

Some are familiar, some deeper cuts, debuts, hits, one-hit-wonders...   I give you a little breakdown of the song as well.

If you have one or more let me know by texting the Cricket Wireless Studioline 330-370-2000 or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   

Jennifer in Talmadge reached out for this one today and said "I love listening to the Throwback Song of The Day!  This one his voice is just perfect and once it starts I can't stop singing.  Could you make this girls day and play James Otto's - Just Got Started Lovin' You?  Thank you and keep up the great work.. " 

This was his only #1 and also the Year End #1 Country Song of 2008...  take a listen might spark a Throwback that you want to hear.  Thank you for listening always!

Wednesday, 22 March 2023 14:35

Kolby Said It Best!

The show is coming up 3/30!

Get your tickets at DUSTYA.COM and like Kolby said a fun night with Dillon Carmichael and him that all benefits NEOPAT.  

Can't wait to see you there!

Tuesday, 21 March 2023 18:59

Baby Boom!

The country world is feeling the effects of the Pandemic.  Some of these artists were at home for the longest stints of their careers.  

Sure we are in the midst of getting some great albums...  Morgan Wallen just dropped 'One Thing At A Time', Luke Combs has 'Gettin Old' this Friday,

Throw in Hardy, Brantley Gilbert, Jelly Roll, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Gabby Barrett, Bros. Osbourne Carly Pearce and just about every artist out there has something on the way.  Musically and touring things are great for country fans and artists!

While some artists were home they probably had sometime for more things than just music.  Maybe to focus on additional branches to those family trees...  It is like a Country Baby Boom!

Today John Osbourne's Wife gave birth to twins, congrats to the family!  Scotty McCreery's wife Gabi, Gabby Barrett, Elle King, Jon Pardi's Wife Summer just had Presley, Runaway June’s Jennifer Wayne, Maddie & Tae’s Taylor Dye, Sam Hunt's Wife Hannah Lee Fowler, Niko Moon's Wife Anna Moon, Chris Lane's wife Lauren, and Randy Houser's wife Tatiana all had children recently....

Luke Combs announced he and Nicole will have their 2nd boy in September.  Shay Mooney, Jordan Davis, Drake White wives are all expecting also... 

Could we be seeing the next era of country singers?  We'll see...

Monday, 20 March 2023 14:37

Busy Week

So this week starts off with your chance to win SOLDOUT!  Priscilla Block O' Clock Tickets for Friday Night at The Dusty Armadillo. 

You will also have chances to win Kolby Cooper/Dillon Carmichael Charity Concert Series Tickets for The Dusty Armadillo to Benefit NEOPAT. (3/30) Buy Tickets by Clicking Here!

The WQMX Akron-Canton Hunting, Fishing & Outdoor Show is Saturday and Sunday at MAPS Air Museum... Click Here for Details.

And Thursday Night don't forget the SOLDOUT!  Nate Smith/Megan Moroney Charity Concert Series Show to Benefit Bosom Buddies at The Dusty Armadillo!  

Here is Megan with a bunch of artists (Priscilla Block, Nate Smith and more) having fun... All these shows are going to be amazing!  

Thursday, 16 March 2023 19:04

St. Patrick's Day

Oh tomorrow is a big day!  St. Patrick's Day...  Start the holiday off with our girl who usually paints the town pink!   Sarah O' Kay will be out at The Dusty Armadillo St. Patty's Pop-Up Dive Bar tomorrow morning from 8am-10am...  breakfast, delicious drinks, fun.. 

Akron's St. Patrick's Parade was last weekend.... Soo...

If you are out of work and looking for a parade...  weather might be a little wet, but temperature should be fair.  The Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Parade starts at 1pm.  The route starts at East 18th Street and move west on Superior Avenue. the route will go through Public Square.   

Watch for Road Closings and Parking Bans.  Get there early and remember tomorrow is a work day. 

RTA will be offering $5 round trips downtown on March 17. 

 What ever you decide to do be safe and use a designated driver.  Now I am going to find a corn beef sandwich and listen to Luke Combs.  Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Wednesday, 15 March 2023 09:08

Mt. Rushmore

A few weeks ago, we did a Mt. Rushmore of Country Music...

By now you know you know, I'm a wrestling fan...

The Undertaker is one of the greats.  So when he talks about his Mt. Rushmore of Wrestlers, you take notice.

In the past, Taker had Shawn Michaels in place of Hulk Hogan but let the debate continue.  

 With Wrestlemania on horizon...

I think My Mt. Rushmore of Wrestling would be:

-Macho Man Randy Savage

-Ric Flair

-Mick Foley (with small little heads to make one Cactus Jack, Mankind, Dude Love)

-and Stone Cold Steve Austin or The Sandman.

Honorable Mentions: The Rock, Cena, Ultimate Warrior, Undertaker and Shawn Michaels.

Women's Mt. Rushmore:

-Miss Elizabeth

-Fabulous Moolah

-Sasha Banks


Honorable Mentions: AJ, Charolette Flair, Rhea Rhipley, Lita, Becky Lynch and Trish Stratus.

Wednesday, 08 March 2023 10:12

Got Books?

Reader's Unite!!!!  Looking for something to read.  Akron Book Fest this Saturday at Main Library from 11-3pm.



Tuesday, 07 March 2023 19:07

Women Of Country and WQMX

Women of Country have been trailblazers. 

Tomorrow (3/8) being International Women's Day and it is Women's History Month.  WQMX has taken a shine to "The Women of Country"!   

You can weigh-in on your favorites and have them featured on Scott and Sarah in The Morning and on WQMX Socials by Clicking Here.

WQMX has a number of 'Women of Country' also.   Sarah Kay, Cherise and Rachel Evans are all trailblazers on-air and deserve a ton of credit for WQMX being what it is...  Our WQMX Family doesn't stop there: Justina heads our Promotions and WQMX Digital.  Our great sales women (Donna, Nancy to the women throughout this building behind the scene Teri, Susan and more.) who keep us onair.  It is a pleasure and honor to work with "The Women of WQMX" at Rubber City Radio who work hard everyday, who make us what we are, and all the WQMX Women who listen, show support YOU ARE INCREDIBLE TOO.  You do not go unnoticed, Thank You for supporting and being a part of 94.9 WQMX.  

I would like to look at some of my favorite "Women of Country"...  

You have to look back this Women's History Month:

So many choices these are just some of my favorites... there are many, many, more that could be posted and listed:


Patsy Cline, Barbara Mandrell, Trisha Yearwood, Shania, Sara Evans, Deana Carter, Jennifer Nettles, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce, Gabby Barrett, Priscilla Block and sooo many more today and in the past.   

The Women of Country are bringing it, not holding back today, and it is refreshing to see. 


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