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.

Tuesday, 20 June 2023 14:38

Price is Wrong!

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I have never been on a game show.  Trust me I would love it!  My luck is more like this fellas on the Price is Right.             View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by The Price Is Right (@therealpriceisright)  
Monday, 19 June 2023 23:35

Throwback with a Meaning

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Tomorrow June 21st, has a special meaning for a certain song...  There is a documentary on Neflix "It All Begins With A Song: The Story of Nashville Songwriters."   It is a few years old.  Where if you would like to dig in deeper on the story it is amazing.  The documentary hits on various songs from country, rock pop really all genres.  The writers who wrote this song have a very interesting back story.  The…
Sunday, 18 June 2023 22:32

Dad's Day

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As a dad, there is no better day in the world.  You could get me a tie, a beer, a tuxedo t-shirt.   Maybe the best thing in my life would be to play catch with my son, Killian.   Throwing the ball, throwing batting practice, heading to the batting cages... really any of it is calming to me.   I love my son, baseball and the outdoors for me...  I know The Country Fest was this week. …
Wednesday, 14 June 2023 18:56

The Country Fest Kicks Off Tonight!!!

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I do this little thing on my socials... They aren't perfect.  They aren't even relevant sometimes...  This one was timely.           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Ben McKee (@benmckee09)  Follow me on Facebook or Instagram for the fun and weird...  
Tuesday, 13 June 2023 19:03

Did They Get It Right?

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So today, The Cleveland Browns did a thing.  They decided this to be their New Dawg Pound Logo.  There are apparently 8 tributes to the team and city in the new logo (below).  What do you think?    Most listeners enjoyed it today, when asked.  Some loved it.   The other option was more cartoony which one listener described.. as what they wanted.   I think this one is going to look great on a shirt, someone…
Monday, 12 June 2023 18:59

Yay or Nay?

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I usually stick to the old faithful products that I am used to.  I happened upon these the other day and heard Scott and Sarah talking about them. I decided to give them a whirl.  I wasn't holding out a lot of hope.  I like the tried and true Classic Oreo.  These were a pleasant surprise.  I don't think, I could/would go for them all the time.   It was a nice little change up.    Overall…
Friday, 09 June 2023 19:02

Got Jokes!

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                              This weekend, don't forget to submit your Dad Jokes Here or a chance to win a $500 certificate for all the landscaping from Akers Landscaping in Medina! Scott and Sarah will randomly choose one joke each morning this week and read it on the morning show at 7:10am. You will then be qualified for the landscaping for Father’s Day! Dad Jokes, brought you…
Thursday, 08 June 2023 18:33

Friday Music!

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                      Friday's are always fun with Feel Good Friday's on 94.9 WQMX.. call them in after 3pm on the Cricket Wireless Studioline 330-370-2000... Those little life moments and fun things to put a smile on our faces leading into the weekend.... There are a few releases to keep that Friday fresh...  Chase Matthew drops Come Get Your Memory,  Kimberly Perry releases Bloom, Gabby Barrett will release…
Wednesday, 07 June 2023 19:12

Local Heroes

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                              Today, I did a thing.  Our friends over @keepakronbeautiful were May’s Local Hero Winner on WQMX.  We dropped off lunch from @mrhero_restaurants! Thanks for keeping our city beautiful!  Click Here to nominate your Local Heroes.  Find out more about Keep Akron Beautiful and volunteer possibilities by Clicking Here!           View this post on Instagram          …
Tuesday, 06 June 2023 19:24

Off The Field Problems

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The Browns have a real off the field problem...   It all started with Deshaun Watson getting his car stolen from a dealership...  The authorities found the culprits and the vehicle in that case. On Monday Morning, Greg Newsome II, Perrion Winfrey and Demetric Felton all had their cars stolen in downtown Cleveland around 3:30 to 4:30am at gunpoint by 6 people in ski masks.  At least 2 of the vehicles were Hell Cats...  not cheap…
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