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, 05 January 2023 19:06


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So hope your 2023 is starting off with a bang! I have been compiling and cleaning-up 2022. On Friday, (12/30) I had "The List Show"...  a little afternoon recap from the year that was:  Most Requested Throwback Song of The Day 2022:1  Trisha Yearwood - She's In Love WIth The Boy 2  Lonestar - Amazed3  Garth Brooks- Much Too Young4. Deana Carter - Strawberry Wine5  Reba - Fancy and George Strait - Heartland Most Requested Artist from 3-7pm: (no order)Morgan WallenLee…
Wednesday, 04 January 2023 18:00

So Many Great Choices!

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Since Scott and Sarah dropped their Top 5 Songs of 2022 This Morning.  Might as well add my Top 5 too! Ben's Top 5 Songs for 2022... 5.  Lainey Wilson  4. Jon Pardi  3. Luke Combs 2. Morgan Wallen 1. Cody Johnson My honorable mentions:Jackson Dean - Don't Come Lookin,Jelly Roll - Son of a Sinner,HARDY - Give Heaven Some Hell,Old Dominion - No Hard Feelings,Priscilla Block - My Bar,Scotty McCreery - Damn Strait,Zach Bryan…
Tuesday, 03 January 2023 14:10

Everyone Wants a HARDY Guitar?

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Maybe not if this is how you get the HARDY Guitar.  When WWE hits Nashville you never know who is in and coming out of the crowd.   Some hardcore fans thought it was Matt and/or Jeff Hardy former WWE Wrestlers back in action, but it was Michael HARDY. HARDY gets in on the action on #WWERaw!@HardyMusic just blasted @WWESoloSikoa with a guitar and, well ... take a look! ? — WWE (@WWE) January 3,…
Saturday, 31 December 2022 17:05

Byeee 2022!!!

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It was a heck of a ride in 2022... Buh-bye to the year that was.  Let's make 2023 BIGGER THAN EVER! Whether it's the shows, out in the community or talking on your radio. You make us... Your Country, Happy New Year!  Thank you for making me and all of us at 94.9 WQMX a part of your day and lives!   You are truly THE BEST!!!!
Friday, 30 December 2022 15:20

WQMX Squad

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Sure at WQMX we have a lot of fun... We are LIVE and LOCAL on your radio!  The hardest thing is lining up for all the pictures!!!!   Can we get assigned spots in 2023?  Now to re-focus from all the flashes!   Thank you for listening and making 94.9 WQMX...YOUR COUNTRY!!!  
Thursday, 29 December 2022 18:13

Dolly being Dolly

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Queen of Country, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and National Treasure...  Dolly Parton has done it again!   Her 'Imagination Library' is expanding to California.  Children getting a head start on reading is always a great thing.  There is no one like Dolly! Starting in June 2023, every California child under the age of 5 will be able to receive a free book in the mail, every month, thanks to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library expansion to…
Thursday, 29 December 2022 00:44

WWE Holiday Tour (12/28)

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Wednesday Night was WWE Holiday Tour at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse.  A great show, a power packed card with a cage match, a women's championship match and well my favorite was The Miz.  The Miz works the home crowd so well.  He reeled us in and just backhanded every Northeast Ohioian.   The Parma kid who went to Normandy High School and on the Real World...  had us fans drop our guard with his pleasantries saying the…
Tuesday, 27 December 2022 17:29

Hopefully You Stayed Warm...

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Hopefully you and yours had a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday... AND STAYED WARM. This may turn up the heat as we still have one more big party to welcome in 2023.  We had 'Christmas In The Country Fest' the past few weeks.  Win Tickets to the party of the Summer, in the Winter! Here is one of The Country Fest Performers Jon Pardi who hosted Campfire Sessions on CMT for the Holiday. He is…
Thursday, 22 December 2022 16:13

Get Your Ugly Sweaters Ready!

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Looking for something to do with everyone back in town for the holiday!   Here are a few ideas: Or
Wednesday, 21 December 2022 14:40

Feel Good Friday!

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As you may know...  Every week I do a 'Feel Good Friday' something you may want to call in to the Cricket Wireless Studioline 330-370-2000.  It is brought to you by Holiday Valley.   You can feel free to call those humble brags, community events, birthdays, anniversaries or just something that will put a smile on our faces leading into the weekend.  Last week, Joey had a special engagement planned.   Jen had a group dinner with…
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