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.

Wednesday, 08 February 2023 19:43

Early Commercials... or Not?

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Unless your team is in 'The Game' Sunday, it's mainly about the food and commercials, right? I don't know which camp you are in:  The Old School, want to be surprised by the commercials.    Or the early leaked commercials that seems happens a ton now...   I like to be surprised by them to some extent.  Hearing who is going to be in commercials is alright... This one snuck thru my radar this year (but…
Monday, 06 February 2023 18:59

Love Me, Love Me Not Throwback

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Every weekday at 3:20ish, I have your 'Throwback Song of The Day'... Today kicked off the "Love Me, Love Me Not" Theme running to Feb. 15th... Today's Love Me Throwback was Sugarland - Want To. The songs will go back and forth.  If you have one for tomorrow's Anti-Love Song... or the next Love Song let me know after 3pm on the Cricket Wireless Studioline 330-370-2000 or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would rather email.  
Wednesday, 01 February 2023 11:04

Farmer's Only

Written by had some very interesting commercials a number of years ago and a jingle you could sing along to. It always infuriated me that Farmers were were generalized and labeled...  When most farmers are the salt of the earth, genuine good hardworking folk.  I mean, I'm sure you have listened to a country song before... Luke Bryan, Rodney Atkins, Montgomery Gentry and many others have had songs about farms and those that keep them working…
Tuesday, 31 January 2023 14:33

More-gan Wallen

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Well when you have a massive album coming out in March...  You can release 3 songs out of the gate.    Morgan Wallen announced an extensive one today.  The 36 Track album called "One Thing At A Time"  will drop March 3rd.  He didn't really follow the name when he released 3 songs at a time.   I guess it could have been to promote the new tour but that sold out instantly with HARDY, ERNEST,…
Friday, 27 January 2023 14:28

2 Of My Favorites

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Can't wait to see what Saturday Night holds when HARDY takes over the WWE Royal Rumble.  Click Here to see his Promo.  
Thursday, 26 January 2023 23:01

Inquiring Minds... or Ears

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Today, I received a call from Kim from Massillon on the Cricket Wireless Studioline 330-370-2000.  She asked what I listen to when I'm not on-air?  Truthfully, I listen to 94.9 WQMX all the time... the only times I don't is when I'm catching up on just released music for a meeting, researching the "Throwback Song of The Day" at 3:20...  or when I hear something on a movie or something that I can't place.   So…
Wednesday, 25 January 2023 18:11

Wrasslin' Wednesday!

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Every Wednesday leading up to WWE's PPV or Premium Event...  I put down what I think will happen.  (there is no science to this it is my opinion as a fan.) Thank you to those who have reached out either on the Cricket Wireless Studioline 330-370-2000 or my email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The Royal Rumble is my all time favorite PPV.  Something about the 30 man/woman countdown makes it more awesome.   I remember Axe being introduced as…
Tuesday, 24 January 2023 19:12

Swing and Miss

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The MLB Baseball Hall of Fame strikes again... and that was a whiff!  I can't wait to tell my kid that "Scott Rolen got into Cooperstown"???? So tonight Major League Baseball out of 28 players voted in Scott Rolen to join the Hall of Fame with Fred McGriff in the 2023 Class.   I can understand, you DO NOT want to give people a free-pass to the games greatest accolade.   Scott Rolen has 2000+ hits, 1200…
Monday, 23 January 2023 17:36


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HARDY... umm you have probably heard of him...  "His names alot bigger than it used to be".  You know HARDY the Country-Rocker-Songwriter and many other words and accolades could categorize the one Michael Hardy. He will be joined by Lainey Wilson to sing a rendition of his smash hit 'Wait In The Truck' on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Wednesday Night.  (1/25) You may be saying; but why isn't he pushing his new rock…
Wednesday, 18 January 2023 19:02

Church Week Continues

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Well, well, well... Eric Church fans have been Creepin since Monday...   Trying to win a pair of lawn tickets to Blossom June 24th from Guys Like Me on Tuesday.  And Homeboy today could have won Eric Church, Ashley McBryde and The Red Clay Strays Lawn Tickets.  Scott and Sarah give you the Eric Church Song Of The Day and the times to win each morning this week at 7:10am.  The Grand Prize Winner will be…
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