Personalities (6)

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 00:00

Cherise Richards

staff cheriseCherise Richards decided in 2005 that it was time to go back to school to pursue the career she knew she wanted way back in middle school. After interning for eight months with Wilde & Fee at Q104 and graduating from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2006, she landed her first job at CBS Radio in Cleveland. Cherise spent seven years there in promotions, on-air at Q104 & 98.5 WNCX, and as a board producer at 92.3 The Fan. She was also on-air at 87.7 Cleveland's Sound before joining Rubber City Radio in August of 2013. Most recently she provided traffic updates during morning drive, as well as doing weekend & fill-in shifts on 94.9 WQMX and 97.5 WONE.
Cherise is a lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio, hailing from Painesville and has lived in Akron for the past 6 years. She's a wife & mother, is a huge Cleveland sports fan and is longing for just one championship (any team will do), loves pop culture, the reality game show Big Brother, and of course music!
Tuesday, 12 November 2013 00:00

Scott Wynn

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Morning Show Host is a 34 year broadcast veteran and a Northeast Ohio native having grown up in Berea. He was inspired to go into radio by listening to Joe Tait, broadcasting Cleveland Cavalier games as a kid.

Scott began his career in 1981 in Lorain, Ohio at WLRO. Then to WOBL in Oberlin in 1982. He has since hosted many top rated and popular morning shows in markets all over the country including Columbus, Ohio, Richmond Virginia, Jefferson City, Missouri, and Lakeland, Florida. Scott was the CMA Broadcast Personality of the Year in 1997 while at WPCV in Lakeland. He returned to Northeast Ohio in 2001 and joined WQMX.

Scott and the WQMX Morning show have been nominated 3 times for the ACM Broadcast Personality of the Year, 2011, 2012, and 2014. And they were the winner of the CRB Broadcast Personality of the Year in 2012.

Scott also spent many years doing play-by-play for football and auto racing. In addition, he also spent 10 years as the stadium announcer for various baseball teams across the country including the Columbus Clippers and Richmond Braves.

Scott reviews movies for the official station websites of WQMX's parent company, The Rubber City Radio Group. The reviews can also be heard on 1590 WAKR, and 107.3 The WAVE each week.

Scott has been in county radio for 32 years, and is a lifetime member of the CMA and ACM.  

Contact Scott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Check out Scott's movie reviews: Scott Wynn's Movie Reviews


Tuesday, 25 October 2011 00:00

Contact Us

Rubber City Radio Group
1795 West Market Street 
Akron, OH  44313


WQMX Contest Line:  330.370.2000

RCRG Phone Number: 330.869.9800



Ken Steel
Program Director
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Hotline: 330.864.6397


Sunday, 29 September 2013 00:00

Sarah Kay

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Sarah is the Co-host on Wynn, Kay and the Morning Crew on 94.9 WQMX in Akron, Ohio. She was born and raised in Northeast, Ohio. She has been in the radio business since 2004 and been part of the WQMX team since 2008. Sarah graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and always knew she wanted to be on the radio.

With her love of country music, she became a part of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music in 2015.  Wynn, Kay and the Morning Crew was nominated for an ACM, Medium Market Personality of the Year, in 2016 & 2017, while the station was nominated and won an ACM for Medium Market Station of the Year.

Sarah loves the color pink, the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland sports, spending time with family and friends and by far her most favorite country artist is Sugarland! She loves expressing herself with fun hats and head gear, so if you see her out and about with a cupcake or ice cream hat on- that’s just Sarah.

You can contact Sarah Kay at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. like her Facebook page and visit her website at


Saturday, 17 August 2013 05:00

Lynn Kelly

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Weekdays 10am-3pm

A veteran broadcaster and no stranger to the airwaves to Akron listeners. Lynn joined WQMX in 2007 and after working in many formats. she’s settled into the country music format nicely.

Born and raised in Akron, on North Hill. Lynn feels fortunate to have grow up with family
all around.  Getting started in radio took her out of the area for several years, but 

She never left Ohio. Lynn is proud to have worked for 3 great radio station in Akron, WKDD, The Summit and now WQMX.

Lynn makes her home on the West side of Akron, in a beautiful old house with her husband Ray, son Andrew, two dogs, Boo & Charlie, and kitty Hunter. Her daughter just graduated college, and on her own.

Lynn says of her WQMX experience “I have met some of the most wonderful people here at WQMX and have been pleased to continue working with charities like the American Cancer Society and the Alzhiemer's Association.”

Lynn loves spending the heart of the day on the radio, keeping you company while you’re at work or at home. She also hosts the daily feature “The All Request Country Buffet”. You can contact Lynn when you call the studio line at 330-370-2000, on her Facebook page, or through email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Listen to Lynn Kelly during the Country Buffet the week of 3/18-3/22 to win a pair of tickets to see Aaron Lewis Friday, March 29th at the Akron Civic Theatre!

Sunday, 02 February 2014 06:00

Ken Steel

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Ken Steel has been a part of the WQMX team since 1991 when he was just 19 years old. Ken remembers WQMX making the “switch” from a light rock format to country music in 1993. “I never listened to any country music while growing up, so when they told us we were going to country I thought I was going to hate it. After listening for about a week or two though, to my own surprise, I really started liking it...I was hooked in no time.” After the switch to country, he went from working part-time on the weekends to landing a full time weeknight shift. Ken would be the 7-midnight host from 1993 until 2000 when he moved to the 3-7p afternoon drive time slot where he's been ever since.

His interest in broadcasting came at a young age. “I remember as a kid spending hours in my bedroom with a tape recorder recording different voices and characters and just being silly. I would make my friends listen to the final products. What torture that must have been for them!” Ken was lucky enough to grow up in Streetsboro, Ohio where he attended Streetsboro High School which is one of only four high schools in the state that had a student-run radio station. That station, 91.5 WSTB-FM, was where he really fell in love with broadcasting. “It was so fun and it seemed to come kind of naturally for me. I was always comfortable speaking in public or on the air. That's where I first thought that I could actually have a career in radio.”

After graduating high school in 1989, Ken attended the University of Akron where he was a part of the radio staff at WZIP for about a year. (Ken put his collegiate career on hold in 1990, but returned to the University of Akron in 2002 and graduated with a business and marketing degree in 2006.) After a short stint (of about six weeks) at Canton, Ohio rock station WRQK in 1991, he joined WQMX.

Ken has been a resident of Northeast Ohio his entire life and has lived in Akron since 1995. He and his beautiful wife, Kelli, have been married since 1994 and they have two children: his teenage daughter Hunter, and his son Derek who has proudly served for four years in the United States Navy.

Contact Ken at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Join Ken Steel out and about...

Every Thursday night it's WQMX Country Night Out at Legend's Sports Pub & Grille in Green @ 1840 Town Park Blvd. in Uniontown. Ken spins all your favorite country tunes from 8p-11p and gives away lots of great prizes all night! Sponsored by Miller Lite!

Every Friday night it's the WQMX Friday Night Live Party at the Dusty Armadillo on Rt. 44 in Rootstown.  Ken broadcasts live from 10pm til midnight and has lots of great prizes to give away!  It's Ladies Night too...all ladies get in free!

And every Sunday, it's "Sunday Funday" at the Dusty Armadillo (@ 3147 St. Rt. 44 in Rootstown) from noon til 7pm. Music, great food off the grill, custom build your Bloody Mary, Corona and White Claw cans just $2! And Ken will be there every Sunday from 3-5pm with lots of prize giveaways!! Sponsored by Corona Premier and White Claw Hard Seltzer.

Ken Steel's Secret Six Pack at 6pm Sponsored by Rockstar Limousine Atwater/Rootstown.

Every weekday at 6pm, Ken plays six songs in a row that all have something in common.  After all six songs, if you know the answer to the six pack, be the correct caller at 330-370-2000 and you could win some great prizes!

Listen to Ken Steel during the Secret Six Pack the week of 3/18-3/22 to win a pair of tickets to see Colt Ford on Saturday, March 30th at the Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown!


Recent Secret Six Pack correct answers...

3/21  "Texas" in every song

3/20  "Alone" in every song

3/19  "Dress" in every song

3/18  "Lonely" in every song


3/15  "Beer" in all song titles

3/14  "Dark" in every song

3/13  "Tears" in every song

3/12  "Ride" in every song

3/11  "Chicken" in every song


3/8  "Gun" in every song

3/7  "River" in every song

3/6  "Dance" in every song

3/5  "T-shirt" in every song

3/4  "Tattoo" in every song


3/1  "Bet" in every song

2/28  All song titles begin with "H"

2/27  "Soul" in every song

2/26  "Boots" in every song

2/25  "#9" in every song


2/22  "Paint" in every song

2/21  "Sweet" in every song

2/20  "Dime" in every song

2/19  "Rain" in every song

2/18  "Corner" in every song


2/15  "Map" in every song

2/14  "Honey" in every song

2/13  "Farm" in every song

2/12  "Promise" in every song

2/11  "Drive" in every song


2/8  "American" in song titles

2/7  "Lucky" in every song

2/6  "Arms" in every song

2/5  "Hell" in every song

2/4  "Gas" in every song


2/1  "Home" in every song

1/31  "Sorry" in every song

1/30  "Midnight" in every song

1/29  "Light" in every song

1/28  "Georgia" in every song