Ben McKee

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Ben is live, local and Akron's Friendly Voice in the Afternoon from 3-7p on 94.9 WQMX! Listen for your "Throwback Song of The Day" at 3:20, "The Drive At 5" to get you out of work, "Ben's Trends" at 5:30p, "Feel Good Friday's", and you never know what fun contests he'll throw out for your chance to win great prizes.

Ben is a husband, father, lover of all music, the outdoors and sports. Ben has always been drawn to radio which became a passion as he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh. After stops in his hometown, Pittsburgh, and Corpus Christi, TX where he was a morning show host for a decade. He ultimately landed in The Buckeye State where he continues to keep you company at Rubber City Radio since 2016... In his free time, you will find Ben at concerts, Akron/Cleveland Sporting Event, dropping a line in the water all while trying to keep up with his wife Jessica, son Killian and 2 pups Blue and Moola.

Ben continues to grow in Akron and surrounding areas that he cares so much for, and continues to be a pillar within. Ben has hosted the Taste of The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton to benefit The Akron Canton Regional Food Bank and loves helping local organizations and the people within this great community. You can contact Ben at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday, 20 June 2024 22:13

Way Back When...

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A few weeks back, I played Trisha Yearwood's XXX's and Ooo's during the WQMX Throwback at 3:25ish.  A caller said it reminded her of riding around singing every word with her mom in the car!  When I played Alabama's Mountain Song a week ago, there were a ton of you that called in and shared stories.  Shelly stuck out, she said it reminder her of Sunday family meals it was always on to help pick…
Wednesday, 19 June 2024 16:16

Are You An Entrepreneur?

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The Unique & In-Demand Job Series continues with Entrepreneurship... Start or Run an Existing Business!  What will be next?
Tuesday, 18 June 2024 15:11

Now These Are Flags!

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Talk about a Monday Fun-day!  Hitting the links with your 4-some!   Net proceeds benefit WQMX’s Tree of Lights for NEOPAT - which supports military members and their families! It's a four-person scramble! Registration and breakfast begins at 8am, shotgun start begins at 9am. Your package includes 18 holes with a cart, breakfast, lunch, a dinner, three drink tickets, raffles and more! Sign-up your 4-some or yourself now... just CLICK HERE!  The WQMX Golf Outing is brought to…
Friday, 14 June 2024 17:20

Father's Day

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Well plenty to do with Dad this weekend..  The Country Fest, Car Show at Stan Hywet, Sunday Fun Day at The Dusty Armadillo... Hit the golf course, check out a ball game, work in the garage... (Dad will probably tell you he wants nothing.  That is probably true time spent together is the best gift... Speaking of Gifts - Skip the tie.  Get dad some tickets, WQMX Merch, or the WQMX App in your App Store…
Wednesday, 12 June 2024 11:17

Wrasslin' Wednesday

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WWE Clash At The Castle is on Saturday at 2pm from Scotland! I have my kilt ready to rock on Sunday for the replay after The Country Fest Weekend! Damian Priest vs Drew McIntyre  Judgement Day is banned from ringside in the World Heavyweight Championship match.  You know they are gonna show.  Drew has to win in Scotland - I would say... (Does CM Punk play into the decision?) Cody Rhodes vs AJ Styles  This…
Tuesday, 11 June 2024 19:21

Just A Thought!

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So the other day, I was sitting around and thinking about football uniforms?  I know this is what kept me out of big schools... I think the Browns should have an alternative uniform with fluorescent hunter orange jerseys, shoes and helmets.  Then a brown camo line on the helmet, numbers and pants....  Wear them in hunting season.  What do you think?    Anyway speaking of uniforms wear those "Send Me Backstage Shirts" to The Country Fest!!! …
Monday, 10 June 2024 19:00

Dad's Day!

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So what do you get that guy that wants nothing?  Here are some ideas: If your Dad, Step or Father Figure is country...  you can always put the 94.9 WQMX App on his phone so he can take his favorite station with him!  Check it out in your App Store, it's Free too!  Click For Android.                  Click For Apple.  Maybe you just want to get a card...  Luke…
Thursday, 30 May 2024 23:10


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Happy Feel Good Friday from Progressive Auto Group... Every Friday after 3pm you are invited to call or text in your little life moments (birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, engagements or adding a branch to the family tree), humble brags, community events we should know about or just something you want to share that will put a smile on our face leading into the weekend.  Love to hear your Feel Good Friday's 330-370-2000... Save that number too…
Tuesday, 28 May 2024 17:07

Did They Get It Right?

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So I believe we could all go thru and figure out our Favorite Country Songs.  They would most likely all be different! (I think!)  But Rolling Stone went thru and did their country rankings...  I know they are not the country music authority or anything like that, but it always interesting to see who ends up where and who is left off out of the 200?
Friday, 24 May 2024 17:12

Cool Off!

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With the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day just around the corner.   Temps are going to start getting a lot warmer.  Schools will be out and families will be looking for spots to cool off... or should I say Pool Off!!! (Check all listings before driving or travelling....) Akron Pools and Splash Pads:  Perkins Woods Pool - 899 Diagonal Rd. Joy Park Community Center Splash Pad - 825 Fuller St. Firestone Park Community Center Splash…
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