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, 09 December 2022 17:07

What Is This?

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So you kick back to relax to some country music this fine evening.   It's Ben, sure appreciate you having me and 94.9 WQMX on your radio, app, or stream...  When you think of Rodney Atkins "If You're Going Through Hell"... This is probably not what pops into your mind. Yeah, it's "Country Goes Metal" the 5 song EP is due in March.  (it might be interesting seeing the actual artists do the song in a…
Thursday, 08 December 2022 16:34

A Little Christmas and Country Tonight!

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Put a little or maybe a lot of Country in your Christmas.  Tonight on ABC they have 2 specials. First, CMA Country Christmas at 9pm.  Check out Carly Pearce, Old Dominion, Scotty McCreery, Dan & Shay, Maren Morris and others belting out songs of the season. The second special follows the first.  ABC News Superstar Series features Reba McEntire.  The line-up to talk about Reba is a who's who of country...  Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker,…
Wednesday, 07 December 2022 13:49

More Like Keg Lamp?

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  On Friday, Miller High Life will have the LEG LAMP BEER TOWER...    I know it's not a Keg...  But I think they missed a valuable opportunity, or maybe they are just saving that till next year after they see how the Leg Lamp Beer Tower Sells on December 9th at 10am EST.   The Tower holds 6 beers and is a real working lamp...     I guess this would be a must for the…
Monday, 05 December 2022 19:00

Delicious Dish

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My family makes Hot Chocolate Bombs.  Well I did not this year but my son, his friends and my wife did... Every year, Margaret Jo McCullin and Terry Rialto come to mind.  You are probably like who are they?  They are Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon from SNL's Delicious Dish Sketch a holiday classic with Pete Sweaty.    These Christmas Cocoa Balls are a sign of the season in my house.  They are Chocolate Cocoa…
Thursday, 01 December 2022 18:39

Painted Plows

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I remember last year the good folks over at ODot had fun and named their plows!   The 2021 winners were: Snow Force One, Darth Blader, Plowy McPlowface, Snow More Mr. Ice Guy, Snowbi-Wan Kenobi, O-H Snow U Didn't, Sir Plows-A-Lot, and Ah, Push It… Push It Real Good! Well this year you can vote for your favorites by CLICKING HERE! I love some of these names:Truck Norris, Vanna White Out, Gwenyth Plowtrow, The Big LePlowski, TyrannaSnowus Rex!  And…
Wednesday, 30 November 2022 19:01

Merry Clarksmas!!

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I talk a lot about Raising Cane's! ONE LOVE...    The delicious hand-battered cooked to order chicken fingers, crispy crinkle cut fries, think Texas taoast, the secret Cane's Sauce and a sweet tea for me.  You can't beat it!    Raising Cane's and the Crew have a new member...  Well actually a couple new members for Christmas.  It's the Griswold Family Christmas Plush Puppies.  There is Clark, Aunt Bethany and Cousin Eddie...  you can pick…
Tuesday, 29 November 2022 08:14

Making Progress

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So many bars on Broadway... What's a few more in Nashville?  Garth Brooks just opened his Friends in Low Places. Miranda, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley all have watering holes...   But The Chief is moving forward with his new establishment.  Eric's spot will serve drinks, BBQ, have an entertainment venue and sound recording studio which he just signed his longtime friend and Manager John Peets to a all encompassing deal for…
Monday, 28 November 2022 11:25

Countdown Is On...

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Two of my favorite things together...   The Royal Rumble and Hardy!!!    Hardy's 'Soldout' is the Theme Song of The Royal Rumble on January 28th from The Alamodome in San Antonio...  
Wednesday, 23 November 2022 12:48

Wrasslin' Wednesday

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As the resident, WQMX Professional Wrestling Fan this Saturday Night should be... Dare I say "ucey". Survivor Series WarGames is  going to be another line in the sand for these groups that have become so popular in WWE. Saturday Night without any surprises on Friday Night Smackdown is setting up like this card wise: (***remember these are just my guesses, nothing concrete about any of this.***)   Women's WarGames Match: Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss, Asuka, Mia…
Wednesday, 23 November 2022 04:24

That Time Of Year!

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There is one time of year that you can let it all hang out!   Carrie Underwood inspires a Thanksgiving Fashion or necessity for the season.  Enjoy the family, friends, seconds and leftovers!!!  Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at 94.9 WQMX.  
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