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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.

Tuesday, 16 April 2024 19:14

Hitting Them All!

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This week is a homerun! I am hitting all these with The Call Up To Cleveland, Walker Hayes Tickets and Countdown To The Country Fest!!           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Ben McKee (@benmckee09)             View this post on Instagram                      …
Monday, 15 April 2024 11:23

Stapleton Nailed It!

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Happy Birthday to Chris Stapleton!  Who knocked his songs of out the park during Saturday Night Live...(Figures, it's Stapleton!!!) He also had his chance to be in a skit that was sketch.   Don't think this is making his next album.  Maybe a Carrie or Miranda cut? Chris did well but this was probably my favorite part of the episode.
Thursday, 11 April 2024 19:03

Think Pink Tickets!

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Friday (4/12) at 10am the M&G's and Tickets Go On Sale!!!! WQMX presents the 3rd Annual Think Pink Party for Bosom Buddies on Monday, May 13th with Corey Kent and HunterGirl at the Knight Stage in Akron! Join us for an intimate acoustic show at 7pm. Limited number of VIP Meet and Greet tickets for $30. General Admission are $20. Tickets go on sale Friday 4/12 at 10am. WQMX 3rd Annual Think Pink Party with…
Wednesday, 10 April 2024 15:59

Tip Of The Cap To This One?

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Growing up I waited for SNL to come on everyweek.  There were sooo many good skits running thru my head.   This weeks SNL could have huge possibilities as Ryan Gosling is hosting.  While Chris Stapleton is the Musical Guest but I am looking forward to a few skits Chris to pop-up.  Stapleton has been musical guest in the past with hosts Adam Driver and Will Ferrell.           View this post on…
Tuesday, 09 April 2024 05:44

MLT Degree!

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Looking for a unique and in-demand career?  Stark State College has many including these great career paths with plenty of openings locally now and for many years to come.             View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Ben McKee (@benmckee09)  MLT is just one of the many unique and in-demand jobs that I will receive a crash course…
Friday, 05 April 2024 17:06

Scotty being Scotty!

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He's Scotty McCreery, of course he played the WQMX Charity Concert Series at The Dusty Armadillo...  Damn Strait!  Look for his new album Rise & Fall, May 10th!  
Thursday, 04 April 2024 18:57

Same Song?

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So there are a few topics that are always addressed in the realm of country music.   I was asked if these 2 songs were the same.  Topic yes, sound no!  Justin Moore - This Is My Dirt  and Cody Johnson - Dirt Cheap?  Honestly, there have been plenty of songs that have dealt with this topic.  The question is which one do you like best? I guess we can settle it at The Country Fest in 68…
Wednesday, 03 April 2024 17:13

Wrasslin' Wednesday

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WrestleMania 40 the 2 Night Event is this Saturday and Sunday in Philadelphia, PA! As you may know this is the Super Bowl of  Professional Wrestling.  This year is not a repeat but the Main Event is for the first time since Rock vs. Cena in like '12 and '13. Can Cody finish his story or does the dominance of the Roman and The Bloodline continue. Saturday:  Women's World Championship Match - Becky Lynch vs.…
Monday, 01 April 2024 16:11

Busy Week!

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          View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Ben McKee (@benmckee09) Listen to Scott & Sarah at 7:10a for the Sam Hunt Song Of The Day.   April Fuel's Sounder with the Klaben Auto Stores and Koe Wetzel WQMX 2-Step will be after 4:45 this week...
Friday, 29 March 2024 15:36

Ben There Done That!

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It's Easter Weekend!  I had to stop and pick up some candy!   b.a. Sweetie Candy Company was the stop...  Grabbed some classics, chocolate, gummy candy for sure and some unique finds... I hope you have a wonderful Easter Weekend!  Oh and I better make my dentist appt.
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