Ben McKee

staff tim homeBen is a connoisseur of everything that rocks...mostly drinks on them. He grew up in Western Pennsylvania; after his High School Cheerleading Career didn't pan out.  His love affair with radio blossomed in college at the University of Pittsburgh.

Ben moved to Northeast Ohio in 2013 via Corpus Christi, TX where he did mornings for 10 years.  He joined Rubber City Radio Group in 2016. 

Ben loves spending time with his family and friends while "trying" to keep up with his 8 year-old son and two dogs.  You can usually catch him at a Cleveland sporting event, concerts or comedy show.  

Hear Ben McKee on weekday afternoons from 3pm - 7pm on 94.9 WQMX!


Wednesday, 09 June 2021 17:59

Father's Day Idea

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The survey says... Dad just wants a call on Father's Day and a steak is second.   If you are thinking a tie this year... hard pass!  Go with the steak. So if dad likes the water and/or to make a day of it with the family. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Wildlife Department will make it a Father's Day on the water.  Saturday, June 19th and Sunday, June 20th are part of Free To…
Tuesday, 08 June 2021 19:30

Don't Get Much Better Than This...

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Rodney Atkins Approved!  Love it!  Remember to send in your Dad Jokes for Scott and Sarah tomorrow at 7:10am details at Seriously can’t get enough of these videos, keep them coming. He’s even got the camo pants on! — Rodney Atkins (@RodneyAtkins) June 8, 2021
Monday, 07 June 2021 22:00

Travis Denning Gets in Shape... Sorta

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Travis Denning reminds me of someone...  ME!   We are all trying to get stage ready! Although the part where Kip says "Travis, you wouldn't last 5 minutes on stage" the line Travis threw back is so funny...
Thursday, 03 June 2021 22:55

The Dance(s)

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If you are a Garth Brooks Fan...  Then you probably know of, The Dance. In the past week or so... 2 really cool renditions of one of my favorites happened. First, Chase Rice played a little on Memorial Day and paid homage to one of the fallen. The other was Kelly Clarkson that allegedly made Garth emotional.  You can see this one as Garth Brooks receives his Kennedy Center Honors this Sunday Night on CBS.  …
Tuesday, 01 June 2021 21:54

Summer Meals

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With school coming to an end more students will have to worry about their next meal. Fight Summer Hunger | Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank ( Summer Food Sites thru Akron Schools.  Find more details on Summer Meals for Kids just Click Here.   “I didn’t realize how many kids are at home alone, cooking and fending for themselves.” -KellyRead more about how New Philadelphia's Blessings in a Backpack program is feeding 850 kids a month here:…
Tuesday, 25 May 2021 19:04

Wild Asia is Coming

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Looking for something to do Memorial Day Weekend.  Check out the zoo. The Akron Zoo will unveil Wild Asia, Saturday, May 29th.  The new area will be home to the 3 returning Red Panda Sisters -  Coco, Lulu and Penny.  You can make your reservations for the grand opening now.
Thursday, 20 May 2021 18:03

Couple Goals

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They say keep it interesting... These are Tactical Couple Goals not Tactful ones. Who is going to clean all that up?  It does look fun.
Wednesday, 19 May 2021 23:24

Rhetty, Set....Go Outside!

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Thomas Rhett is trying to do what most of us need to do... Get kids and hopefully grown-ups too off their Ipad's, phones and screens. Rhett is trying to get 1.2 million kids off their screens and outside for at least 1 more hour a week.  Dare I say... getting out and enjoying the 'country again'.   Find out more about the Outsideologist Program from Rhett below.  
Tuesday, 18 May 2021 10:28


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I am still surprised this contest isn't a scratch off for a million. Remember as of today, you can register for the Ohio Vax-a-Million Prize Money for getting your Covid-19 Vaccine. Ohioans can enter to be eligible for the prize drawings at or 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).  Rules:  1. You must be a permanent Ohio Resident 18+ 2. Must Opt-In 3. Cannot Remain Anonymous 4. Entrants will be assigned a number for drawing. 5. Winnings will be taxable.
Monday, 17 May 2021 18:59

Throwback Song of the Day

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Each weekday at 3:10.  I deliver the Throwback Song of The Day!  Today's the artist said the song made him laugh and sometimes we all need that.  It just sounds fun!  Plus he needed a bus song on Clancy's Tavern in 2011. He put all the writers of the song into help him sing backup vocals and have some fun too.  That is not all he brought to the table cameo wise. Remember the video?  It…
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