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, 29 March 2023 13:10

Wrasslin' Wednesday

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Well the biggest spectacle in Sports Entertainment is coming this weekend...   It's 2 Nights of jam packed matches April 1st and 2nd!  There is a taste of Cleveland as The Miz is your Mania Host.   Remember these are just my thoughts and predictions there is no truth behind these guesses.  Just my personal thoughts.   Enjoy Mania hope there are a lot of surprises!!! The UNDISPUTED WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: Roman Reigns vs Cody Rhodes I…
Tuesday, 28 March 2023 19:04

Blake's Best Mic Drop

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So I am not a reality singing show fan.  Blake deserves some respect for his lengthy run.  Helping out young talent and being the winning coach so many times.  Maybe time to start coming up with replacements.   Neal McCoy was given a push by Blake himself.  I don't know Reba is on the show this season, Dierks has helped, Kane Brown has been on it...   Kelsea Ballerini sat in for Kelly before.  A lot of…
Monday, 27 March 2023 11:52

Clean Up Akron

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Well it's never to early to Clean Up Akron...  This is our home and it should be taken care of all the time.   April is a very special month though.  It is Keep Akron Beautiful's Annual "Clean Up Akron Month".  Kudos to the organization and even though we should make sure our city sparkles all the time.  April is the call out to all volunteers to remove litter that's added up due to winter and…
Thursday, 23 March 2023 15:28

You Have One?

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Every weekday at 3:20ish, we take a deep dive back in time.  Country-wise at least.   The criteria is basic, within reason.  Late 80's, 90's all the way to about 5 years ago... Some are familiar, some deeper cuts, debuts, hits, one-hit-wonders...   I give you a little breakdown of the song as well. If you have one or more let me know by texting the Cricket Wireless Studioline 330-370-2000 or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..    Jennifer…
Wednesday, 22 March 2023 14:35

Kolby Said It Best!

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The show is coming up 3/30! Get your tickets at DUSTYA.COM and like Kolby said a fun night with Dillon Carmichael and him that all benefits NEOPAT.  Can't wait to see you there!
Tuesday, 21 March 2023 18:59

Baby Boom!

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The country world is feeling the effects of the Pandemic.  Some of these artists were at home for the longest stints of their careers.   Sure we are in the midst of getting some great albums...  Morgan Wallen just dropped 'One Thing At A Time', Luke Combs has 'Gettin Old' this Friday, Throw in Hardy, Brantley Gilbert, Jelly Roll, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Gabby Barrett, Bros. Osbourne Carly Pearce and just about every artist out there…
Monday, 20 March 2023 14:37

Busy Week

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So this week starts off with your chance to win SOLDOUT!  Priscilla Block O' Clock Tickets for Friday Night at The Dusty Armadillo.  You will also have chances to win Kolby Cooper/Dillon Carmichael Charity Concert Series Tickets for The Dusty Armadillo to Benefit NEOPAT. (3/30) Buy Tickets by Clicking Here! The WQMX Akron-Canton Hunting, Fishing & Outdoor Show is Saturday and Sunday at MAPS Air Museum... Click Here for Details. And Thursday Night don't forget the SOLDOUT! …
Thursday, 16 March 2023 19:04

St. Patrick's Day

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Oh tomorrow is a big day!  St. Patrick's Day...  Start the holiday off with our girl who usually paints the town pink!   Sarah O' Kay will be out at The Dusty Armadillo St. Patty's Pop-Up Dive Bar tomorrow morning from 8am-10am...  breakfast, delicious drinks, fun..  Akron's St. Patrick's Parade was last weekend.... Soo... If you are out of work and looking for a parade...  weather might be a little wet, but temperature should be fair. …
Wednesday, 15 March 2023 09:08

Mt. Rushmore

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A few weeks ago, we did a Mt. Rushmore of Country Music... By now you know you know, I'm a wrestling fan... The Undertaker is one of the greats.  So when he talks about his Mt. Rushmore of Wrestlers, you take notice. In the past, Taker had Shawn Michaels in place of Hulk Hogan but let the debate continue.    With Wrestlemania on horizon... I think My Mt. Rushmore of Wrestling would be: -Macho Man Randy…
Wednesday, 08 March 2023 10:12

Got Books?

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Reader's Unite!!!!  Looking for something to read.  Akron Book Fest this Saturday at Main Library from 11-3pm.    
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