Ben McKee

Ben McKee

Friday, 24 May 2024 17:12

Cool Off!

With the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day just around the corner.   Temps are going to start getting a lot warmer.  Schools will be out and families will be looking for spots to cool off... or should I say Pool Off!!!

(Check all listings before driving or travelling....)

Akron Pools and Splash Pads: 
Perkins Woods Pool - 899 Diagonal Rd.
Joy Park Community Center Splash Pad - 825 Fuller St.
Firestone Park Community Center Splash Pad - 1480 Girard St... are all supposed to open June 3rd.
Cuyahoga Falls:
Water Works Family Aquatic Center - 2025 Munroe Falls Ave.  Opens May 29th
Central Park Splash Pad - 1795 Steese Road Opening Day is Saturday...
Maca Aquatic Center - 183 Maca Dr.  Opening Day is Saturday

Twinsburg Water Park - 10260 1/2 Ravenna Road.  Opening Day is Saturday

Now if the weather just cooperates.   There are plenty more area pools these are just a few.  

Wednesday, 22 May 2024 11:24

Wrasslin' Wednesday!

WWE heads back to Saudi Arabia this weekend...  It's King and Queen of The Ring at 1pm EST on Saturday.  

Becky Lynch vs Liv Morgan  - Becky is on a roll with the Women's World Championship but I believe the Liv Morgan Revenge Tour gets a conclusion with the Gold around her waist!  (Insert evil laugh here!) 

Cody Rhodes vs Logan Paul - Cody is gonna give Logan Paul something to talk about.  Mainly how the belt is staying on The American Nightmare.  

Chad Gable vs Bronson Reed vs Sami Zayn - The Intercontinental Championship will travel over seas but will not travel any further than Sami Zayn's Hands.  Sorry Gable...

Lyra Valkyria vs Bianca Belair Or Nia Jax For The Queen Of The Ring Crown -I think Bianca Belair will take Nia Jax to the limit on Smackdown.  But Lyra Valkyria will take the Crown.  All Hail the Queen!!!

Gunther vs Randy Orton Or Tama Tonga For The King Of The Ring Crown - Gunther is proving that his reign is fast tracked.  Randy Orton is robbed by Gunther's or The Bloodline's Henchmen...  Gunther will gain the Crown and begin his reign of terror...

Remember these are just my thoughts nothing solid or any insight into these predictions.  I make my picks the Wednesday before the PLE on Peacock.  Have fun watching and may all your wrassler's win!  

Tuesday, 21 May 2024 22:40

Told You We Need More Carl!

We are 21 days away from The Country Fest!  I am excited to see Riley Green especially his new song "Damn Good Day To Leave".  

I mentioned earlier this year that we need more of Riley's Corgi Carl.

Apparently we maybe more of Carl in an intro...  Morgan does the whole walk-up to Broadway Girls...

Riley is having Carl do a walk-up video:


Monday, 20 May 2024 19:09

Putting the V-Neck in The Voice

Keith Urban Fans get ready! Tonight on NBC The Voice will have Keith Urban performing!

 And tomorrow night it's Thomas Rhett, Lainey Wilson and Jelly Roll!

Thursday, 16 May 2024 17:36

So This Is Happening










Tonight is the Night!!!  The ACM Awards! 

 Reba Hosts...  Tons of Performers and Presenters... Jason Aldean will pay tribute to Toby Keith.

 Entertainer of The Year Nominees: Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Kane Brown, Cody Johnson, Lainey Wilson, Chris Stapleton & Jelly Roll.

Female Artist of The Year Nominees: Ashley McBryde, Kacey Musgraves, Lainey Wilson, Megan Moroney & Kelsea Ballerini.

Male Artist of The Year Nominees: Chris Stapleton, Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Cody Johnson & Jelly Roll.

Good luck to all these Nominees and all the other categories.

Some of those Nominees above and other artists have been dropping music....

It's been a flood of new music daily...

Post Malone and Morgan Wallen - I Had Some Help

Miranda - Wranglers

Lainey Wilson - Hang Tight Honey

Thomas Rhett - Beautiful As You

Luke Combs - Ain't No Love In Oklahoma

Tonight it's hardy's turn... 

 Things are really heating up!!!!!

Wednesday, 15 May 2024 14:36

What We Know...

The Browns Schedule is released tonight.  We know that the Browns are opening in Kansas City Sunday Sept. 8th for Tom Brady's debut on Fox...

Heard rumors of a Thanksgiving Week Steelers Match-Up?  Not sure if this is true.

We do know that the International Schedule does not include the Browns.  

The Browns do have one if not the toughest schedule in the NFL this coming season.   

The entire NFL schedule will be revealed tonight at 8 p.m. 


Tuesday, 14 May 2024 22:42

Can't Spell Randy Travis with out AI.

So after such a great Monday Night of live music with Corey Kent and HunterGirl at The WQMX Think Pink Party at Knight Stage in Akron.  I find myself at a crossroads.  Recently Randy Travis, "got his voice back".  It is an AI Generated Vocal based off of another person singing under the AI like Randy.   The new song is called, "Where That Came From".   CBS did a morning special a few weekends ago. 

Now trust me, I love Randy Travis.  My grandma wore out a couple of his records while I listened and sang along with both of them.   After Randy's stroke, I do not want to take away his livelihood and happiness in any shape, form or fashion.  I just don't want to open up the AI Door. (I realize it is out there.)

After watching all these artists playing live, putting their heart and soul into a song/album or writing and performing.  I think this crop of artists are really trying to return to more traditonal sound.  Most are trying to protect their art from AI, protecting their paychecks, the lifestyle they love and their Voice-Image and likeness.  
The Country Fest Artist - Lainey Wilson addressed Congress about the AI topic. Here is the article

As I said, it was an amazing night with Corey Kent and HunterGirl at the WQMX Think Pink Party Monday Night...  Corey at one point to HunterGirl after her song "Ain't About You"...  Corey Kent said "In 2024, it is amazing that a song draws out emotion that is believable...  I believed every word you just sang... that is a great song."  That line stuck with me. 

To me,  the world is imperfect, it has flaws and charm.  Music is the ultimate proof that there can be perfect imperfections.  I love live music, i love country music.  The artist(s) presentation and the fan's interpretation are the only things that count.  And it could all be different everytime it is performed. There is a time and place for AI Generated Material... JUST NOT IN MY MUSIC!!!  



Thursday, 09 May 2024 16:38

Bank For Hank Til 6pm

Bank For Hank Blood Drive til 6pm tonight at 501 West Market Street in Akron at American Red Cross HQ..   

Everyone who presents to donate will be entered for Neon Nights Passes!


Wednesday, 08 May 2024 17:22

This is Cool...

When you are talking starting a career path in a Unique and In-Demand Field...  HVACR at Stark State College could be a great fit for you!

See what I am learning in the Unique and In-Demand Job Series. 


Monday, 06 May 2024 15:16

Fun Weekend!












Busy weekend...

Started with Free Comic Book Day and went to Carol & Johns Comics in Kamm's in Cleveland.  They had all the superhero's from Spiderman, Wonderwoman, lots of Star Wars Characters and Ghostbusters...  The line was long but everyone was having fun.  Hopefully you stopped at a spot...

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Then hit up National Design Mart's 26th Anniversary One Day Sale...  again the line was long but moved quickly and plenty of savings all thru the store!  

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Caught most of WWE Backlash...  and hit up a friends Quatro De Mayo Party!  

Sunday was my son's soccer match...  

It was busy but fun.  Hopefully you enjoyed your weekend.  

This week will be fun...  WQMX Bank For Hank from The Klaben Auto Stores is Wednesday, May 9th from noon - 6pm...

And Next Monday, May 13th is the Sold Out Think Pink Party from Klaben Auto Stores at the Akron Civic with Corey Kent and HunterGirl!

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