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, 06 January 2022 19:10

Girl Power!

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Well 2022 is all about the girls in country...  (New Records!) Let’s Go Girls!!!! Proud of you @taylorswift13. Historical records are meant to be made and then broken. The baton is meant to be passed on to new generations. Unstoppable young female country artists are ? inspite of the hurdles ✊ #trailblazers — Shania Twain ? (@ShaniaTwain) January 6, 2022   (New songs) dropping Friday 1/6/22.           View this post…
Wednesday, 05 January 2022 19:19

Betty White Tributes

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I know there have been a lot of Betty White Tribute's... She is a National Treasure. Here is Russell Dickerson's Take on the legendary theme song.           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Russell Dickerson (@russelled)   And a Brewery in Mineral Point, Wisconsin has a pretty cool thing going on with Betty White... Mineral Points was…
Wednesday, 29 December 2021 19:37

Christmas Fun

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Now that the tinsel and fake snow has settled...  Let's look at a few great surprises by our country artists to their families. My favorite is Chris Janson making his children's world with a special gift:           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Chris Janson (@thechrisjanson)  Chris Young gives his dad a new set of wheels:   …
Wednesday, 22 December 2021 15:53

Christmas Movies with Lots of Country!

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How would these movies fair at the Box Office with the new country artists starring?  I love "Jingle All The Way"...  Kudos to ACM Awards for their photoshopping!    Our famous friends @ChrisYoungMusic & @kanebrown in "Jingle All The Way" ? — ACM Awards (@ACMawards) December 22, 2021     The gang's all here for our Country take on "Love Actually" ❤️? — ACM Awards (@ACMawards) December 22, 2021     The Academy's…
Friday, 17 December 2021 13:29

How could she PAW-sibly be cooler?

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Miranda Lambert and her MuttNation Nonprofit stopped by Tractor Supply to help out the 4-foots at shelters in Nashville.  The day helped a local shelter also. The Sanctuary For Senior Dogs (Cleveland, OH) won a $1,000 Gift Card for supplies for their shelter.  If you would like to check out or help The Sanctuary For Senior Dogs in Cleveland.   Click Here.  Or on Socials.. Click Here....             View this post on Instagram…
Wednesday, 15 December 2021 19:23

Hell of A Holiday Special

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 Pistol Annies:  Hell of A Holiday Facebook Christmas Special is tonight at 8pm..     Click Here for the show at 8pm Tonight!   It’s gonna be a hell of a holiday...special! ? Dec 15, we’re performing songs off the record, sharing some memories and chatting with @blairgarner and it’s all to benefit an organization dear to our hearts, @musichealthall ❤️?❄️Set a reminder here: — Pistol Annies (@PistolAnnies) December 1, 2021  
Wednesday, 01 December 2021 18:54

Same Boat Saturday

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Zac Brown not only has the #1 song this week...  but will play College Game Day and the SEC Championship this Saturday...
Tuesday, 30 November 2021 16:42

'Tis The Season

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Tis the Season.  For me there is a time and a place for Christmas Music. (not a set time, you just know!) I cheated this year and hung outside lights prior to Thanksgiving, when it was warm. My family put up the tree... just lights... no decorations, yet! As you can tell my Christmas Schedule is all out of whack...   But CMA Country Christmas was pretty good.   If you missed it maybe add these to your…
Wednesday, 24 November 2021 14:39

At It Again... Thankfully!

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That is my dog Blue above... He is a shelter rescue dog.  Shelters all across Akron, Ohio and the Nation need help. Miranda Lambert's MuttNation Foundation is at it again with the 'Share The Love Campaign'. If you ADOPTED or FOSTERED an animal since Feb. 1, 2021? If you VOLUNTEERED at your local shelter? MuttNation is looking to reward your work and help the shelters and pet communities they serve..   There are 20 - $1,000…
Monday, 22 November 2021 14:10

This Happened!

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Yeah Eric Church let it all hang out for the Hank Williams Jr. Country Music Hall of Fame Induction Sunday Night... Here is a glimpse.  Love the story and song...  Need more of this!  (Alan Jackson and Shooter Jennings also performed tributes to honor the legend.)           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by ʜᴜɴᴛᴇʀ ᴋᴇʟʟʏ (@nashvillehk)
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