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.

Wednesday, 24 April 2024 12:31

Take a Listen...

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I know these 2 aren't the same and I have a lot of whacked out ideas.  Everytime I hear Randy Houser's - Country Back...  I start thinkin' of Waylon...  I think it is this one...  What do you think? I think it is mostly 1:09 in this one....  Either way just reminds me... soundwise.
Tuesday, 23 April 2024 19:01

This Was Interesting!

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I am grateful for Brooke Owen and her staff for allowing me to take a crash course in their classroom.  If you are looking for a Unique and In-Demand Job... Stark State College can get your pathway started quickly.  Respiratory Therapists play an important part of any health care team.  Taking care of patients with asthma, pneumonia, chest trauma, and other lung and heart diseases...  They manage ventilators, monitor EKGs, help with sleep studies and…
Monday, 22 April 2024 11:19

Game 2 Tonight

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Cavs look to keep the playoff train rolling tonight against Orlando, up 1 game already...  Let's Go Cavs!  and the Guardians have the night off with the best record in baseball...  
Thursday, 18 April 2024 15:27

SOO All These Happened!

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                    I think we needed some of these...  You decide... Def think we need more Carl!           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by HARDY (@hardy)  Def means summer is coming!!!  Join me at the Dusty Armadillo Friday Night from 9-11p for your Friday Night Live Party!!!    …
Wednesday, 17 April 2024 14:44

Get Ready!

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We all are pumped for Trace Adkins to hit The Neon Nights in August!  But if you want to Ad-kins a little more Trace to your month of May check this out!    
Tuesday, 16 April 2024 19:14

Hitting Them All!

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This week is a homerun! I am hitting all these with The Call Up To Cleveland, Walker Hayes Tickets and Countdown To The Country Fest!!           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Ben McKee (@benmckee09)             View this post on Instagram                      …
Monday, 15 April 2024 11:23

Stapleton Nailed It!

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Happy Birthday to Chris Stapleton!  Who knocked his songs of out the park during Saturday Night Live...(Figures, it's Stapleton!!!) He also had his chance to be in a skit that was sketch.   Don't think this is making his next album.  Maybe a Carrie or Miranda cut? Chris did well but this was probably my favorite part of the episode.
Thursday, 11 April 2024 19:03

Think Pink Tickets!

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Friday (4/12) at 10am the M&G's and Tickets Go On Sale!!!! WQMX presents the 3rd Annual Think Pink Party for Bosom Buddies on Monday, May 13th with Corey Kent and HunterGirl at the Knight Stage in Akron! Join us for an intimate acoustic show at 7pm. Limited number of VIP Meet and Greet tickets for $30. General Admission are $20. Tickets go on sale Friday 4/12 at 10am. WQMX 3rd Annual Think Pink Party with…
Wednesday, 10 April 2024 15:59

Tip Of The Cap To This One?

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Growing up I waited for SNL to come on everyweek.  There were sooo many good skits running thru my head.   This weeks SNL could have huge possibilities as Ryan Gosling is hosting.  While Chris Stapleton is the Musical Guest but I am looking forward to a few skits Chris to pop-up.  Stapleton has been musical guest in the past with hosts Adam Driver and Will Ferrell.           View this post on…
Tuesday, 09 April 2024 05:44

MLT Degree!

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Looking for a unique and in-demand career?  Stark State College has many including these great career paths with plenty of openings locally now and for many years to come.             View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Ben McKee (@benmckee09)  MLT is just one of the many unique and in-demand jobs that I will receive a crash course…
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