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.

Monday, 21 November 2022 18:58

This Collab Is For "Shoe" People!

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Luke Combs is no stranger to collabs in music.   In music it's two people or more. In Luke's World he has collabed musically with (Miranda, Brooks & Dunn, Jameson Rodgers, Tracy Lawrence, Billy Strings, Eric Church and others).But this collab is for "shoe" people...  Either way if it is a song or a shoe, it's Luke Combs, and will no doubt be a huge hit!!!  
Friday, 18 November 2022 20:03

Acting The Part

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Country Artists are no strangers to acting.  Lainey is currently on Yellowstone.  Reba had her own sitcom and is on Big Sky. Trace Adkins is on Monarch.  Luke Bryan is on Idol and Blake on The Voice. Tim McGraw and Faith were in 1883 recently.  Friday Night Lights and Touched By An Angel just a few other credits. The list goes on and on from Dolly, Willie, Randy Travis.... to a ton of country cameo's…
Thursday, 17 November 2022 19:47

To Watch Or Not To Watch!

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Okay, how do you out do the original??  In Northeast Ohio I have a conundrum.  To watch or not to watch? I love the original it is a classic.  How can you out do that one?  I don't know if you can...  There aren't many movies that you can run for a 24-hour marathon that hold-up.  But "A Christmas Story" has and does!  It's a Christmas Tradition for many.  I mean when I say leg…
Wednesday, 16 November 2022 11:01

A "Thing" @ Work!

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Yeah, I know we do a lot of "things" at work!  This one is fun and zany...   So while I was perusing some local spots for something I needed, for you know "the thing"... I found some other fun things..  'tis the season right! How about this one? Or this one... Probably my favorite... All this and I didn't even find what I was looking for... definitely enjoyed the puns on the last shirt.  
Friday, 11 November 2022 08:59

Veterans Day

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There are a million things that I could say...  I realize the most important is Thank You!!! Our service men and women who have served this great nation and kept all of us free!   Those two words Thank You, go a long way. It might be for your time, effort, being away from your family, going through everything day-in-and-day out to protect us.  You have my full admiration.  So do your families that are also…
Tuesday, 08 November 2022 17:31

It's Tomorrow!!!

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Umm, Note To Self; Tomorrow Night is a show that we have been waiting on for a while.  Randy Houser at the Dusty Armadillo for Tree of Lights to Benefit NEOPAT! It's another WQMX Charity Concert Series Show.  Randy is one of my favorite's.  He will tell stories, be great company and sing the heck out of some amazing songs... Boot's On, Runnin' Outta Moonlight, We Went, Anything name a few of many!!! I…
Friday, 04 November 2022 14:26

They're Back!!!!

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If you attended WQMX's Bosom Buddies on October 19th at the Akron Civic Theater.  We thank you for attending and helping raise a record-breaking number over $107,000 for Cleveland Clinic/Akron General's Program to provide mammograms for those who can't afford them in our community!  At the 23rd Annual Bosom Buddies Benefit, Joe Nichols Headlined, Ashley Cooke opened and Lainey Wilson was smack dab in the middle.  I just love Lainey.  Her new album "Bell Bottom Country"…
Wednesday, 02 November 2022 11:49

Wrasslin Wednesday!

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Hey y'all it's Ben... Big Wrasslin' Fan.  Figured I would hit you with: Wrasslin' Wednesday   This week is big!  The Premium Event from Saudi Arabia happens Saturday Afternoon called "Crown Jewel" in The WWE.  There are plenty of big matches which I will list in a minute.     If you didn't know HHH is in charge now, supposedly.  There is a lot of grouping going on.  The Bloodline,  Judgement Day, Damage Control, Brawling Brute's…
Wednesday, 26 October 2022 13:38

HoHoHo-ld That Train!!!

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Being W-Boo-MX and Halloween on Monday...  This Friday from Noon-1:30 we are really shifting gears!!!   WQMX is giving you the chance to win a train ride to see Santa at the North Pole on the SOLD-OUT North Pole Adventure presented by Meijer and Design 4 Good!   There are a number of places to stop and enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets for the North Pole Adventure Train Ride on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic…
Tuesday, 25 October 2022 14:09

Boos Day

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We continue the series of my costumes from yester-year!  This is probably my favorite of all time...  My child wanted to be Mike The Knight and well my go to costume is a Blue Dragon.  
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