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.

Friday, 21 October 2022 08:45

Boos Day

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It's been a week, TGIF! If you have been catching my socials I have been living W-Boo-MX to the fullest!  You may have guessed that Halloween is my favorite holiday.  I guess it is the kid mentality inside of me, or the childish intellect. So this was one of my costumes from yester-year...   If you remember Billy The Exterminator... I was Benny The Exterminator.
Friday, 14 October 2022 14:33

Spare Some Time This Weekend!

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Jimmie Allen is having a week... He is going to be on a future episode of 'The Connors'.   Dierks Bentley and Jimmie will be part of a Pickle-Ball Tournament in November on CBS.  And this Sunday Night on Fox, Jimmie Allen's PBA Challege the artists perform at 6pm while the Country Stars Bowl with the PBA Stars at 8.  When does he fit in the tour with Carrie Underwood?  Just sayin... NO STARS ARE SPARED…
Thursday, 13 October 2022 17:04

Trick Or Treating

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When it comes to Trick-or-Treating the cities and 'burbs celebrate at different times... (these are the ones that I could find.) Summit County Akron                  5-7 p.m., Oct. 29 Barberton           5-7 p.m. Oct. 29   Cuyahoga Falls  6-8 p.m., Oct. 29  Fairlawn            5-7 p.m., Oct. 30 Green                 6-8 p.m., Oct. 29  Hudson       …
Wednesday, 12 October 2022 14:43

Big Night and New Music!

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Ladies and Gentlemen,  We are just a week away from WQMX Bosom Buddies Event.. our 23rd Annual!!!! Now the event has changed a bit but it is going to be a great night of Music, Fun and Entertainment.  Grab your tickets at The event benefits Bosom Buddies.  The online auction portion is live now as well.   So Joe Nichols who has tons of hits will headline... It promises to be "A Good Day For…
Tuesday, 11 October 2022 09:33


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Since we are in the scariest month of the year.  I figured pull out some old costumes of Halloween's past for W-Boo-MX... (think I will drop them here on Tuesday or Boos-Day)  Some may scare you...  others will not... This is not one of my more expensive costumes, but boy did I enjoy it.   It was my Hobo-Sheik Phase of costumes. W-Boo-MX is happening all month so listen up, thru Friday from 3-7pm, to win…
Thursday, 06 October 2022 16:43

Throwback Anniversary

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Today's Throwback just made sense. Everyday at 3:20, I play 'The Throwback Song of The Day'...    If you have a song top of mind, let me know, I might be able to get it on for you.  Call/Text it into 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.  Today Brooke said, she loved this one when it first came out and still does to this day!  I'm not gonna say all the…
Wednesday, 05 October 2022 19:50

Go Guards!

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Well that was fun!  The Guardians regular season 92-70.    Back in April, most if not all believed with the youngest team, low budget way of doing things meant bad news for the Guardians.  Signing Jose Ramierez was huge...  This team did as Jose did and believed in themselves just as Skipper Terry Francona did!  -The pitching staff is lights out.  -The Closer has absolutey filthy stuff.  -Jose Ramierez is steady as they come, should…
Tuesday, 04 October 2022 16:31

Oh Dear Loretta

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Today we lost a legend, a trailblazer, the Queen of Country...Loretta Lynn passed away at the age of 90.  The overwhleming love and admiration that was, and continues to be, shown for the "Coalminer's Daughter" from her friends. fans and peers is all well deserved! An amazing woman....160+Songs, 60 Albums, 45 Million Records Sold World Wide... 4 Grammy's, 7 AMA's, 13 ACM's, 8 CMA's, Songwriters Hall of Fame and more.  Their are so many accolades. Rest In…
Thursday, 29 September 2022 13:47

Expensive Explosion

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Ever wonder what a 300 million dollar explosion looks like?   Here it is...  NASA's DART Mission (Double Asteroid Redirect Test spacecraft)  flying a $300 Million Dollar Spacecraft into an asteroid.  (I realize this could come in handy at some point.  I love you NASA.)  Just couldn't we have sent up the old Pinto of space travel, the one you use for the space demo derby or something!  This was a kamikaze mission, right?  Kudos...  
Tuesday, 27 September 2022 18:15

Lainey Is A Hoot!

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I can't wait to see what Lainey Wilson has in store for us at the Bosom Buddies Benefit October 19th at The Akron Civic Theater....  (She may give Sarah Kay a run for her money costumes wise ;)  Costumes or not she is going to tear it up!!! Get your tickets by Clicking Here!           View this post on Instagram                      …
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