Rusty Cates and the WMAN Morning News. This is your chance to catch up on the Mansfield area news, Traffic and Sports, and then call in to give your opinion on the important issues affecting America and eventhe Mansfield area. I also interview interesting people, including regular guests such as Paul Lintern on Tuesday's "Where's Paul?", I will often gauge the listener's opinions with a WMAN Quick Poll. Call in sometime, weekdays 6 til 9am. 529-1400.
I first took a seat behind a WMAN microphone in 1982. For seven years, I worked the evening shift. That included engineering Cleveland Indians games, and actually DJ'ing real records for several years. We even had an evening Marketplace Program for several years that I hosted. Since 1990 I hosted the daily talk show "AM MANSFIELD", for over 17 years, The Rusty Cates Show,in the afternoon for about a year. And now, since June 14, 2010, I am getting up early to help you start your day with "Rusty Cates and The WMAN Morning News"
When not at the radio station, I am passionate about singing. I am a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society and sing with TheGreater Columbus Chapter "The Alliance" Chorus. In Mansfield, I sing with a Do Wop Quartet, known as "The Moonlighters" I am a regular member of Trinity United Methodist Church. I am a busy guy, but not to busy to follow the Tribe, Buckeyes, Browns and Cavs. Mansfield is my home, and I enjoy being a part of our Mansfield Radio Station - WMAN.
Songs: Charlie Chaplin's "Smile", Their Hearts Were Full of Spring, 99 Red Balloons, The Lady in Red
Movies: Jurassic Park, Niagara, Spiderman, Dumb and Dumber
Foods: Chicken Wings, Mc Donalds French Fries, Nachos, Coconut Shrimp
Beer: Fat Tire, Shiner Bock, Yuengling Black and Tan, Goose Island 312
Books: Jonahon Livingston Seagull, Spiderman Comics
Vacation Spots: Myrtle Beach, Niagara Falls, Canada, Sandusky-Cedar Point area
Tommy's Tree - A Frasier Fur. Tommy and Julie went to a tree farm and cut it down, drove it home, and decorated it with a winter - blue theme.
Rusty's Tree - A Norfolk Pine. I have had this tree as a house plant for many years. I bought some light weight decorations this year and converted it into my Christmas Tree. Definately unique! My wife really likes tinsel.
Pat Hoovler takes her Christmas Tree with her. It's on her head! I took this photo of Pat at the Renaissance Theater.
Aurie's Black and Gold Steelers Tree
Christmas Wunderland is open at the Richland County Fairgrounds, Friday November 29th through Christmas Night, 5:30 - 9pm. With 120 displays and half-a-million lights. The cost is $6 per car load. Bob Hoover is one of the main electricians and builders. Below he stands by a few of his creations.
The show is over, but the memories linger on. Kelly (my daughter) was the 1960's hostess for Christmas Cocktails. She sang several solos. I sang with the Moonlighters Quartet, and Kelly and I had a few "all cast" numbers.
What a great body this beer has! Look at that head retention. Buds and Suds Beer of theWeek, from November 22nd, SAGA IPA .
CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS - featuring Kelly (Cates) Knowlton, Ursula Butts, Michael Miller and The Moonlighters Quartet. Here are a few photos from our rehearsals at the Renaissance Theatre. Michael Thomas is at the piano. He wrote and directed the show.
Very few people remember the Fitchville Golden Age Nursing Home Fire, in 1963, because it happened just hours after the assasination of President John F. Kennedy. 63 people died in the fire. The buildong was located up route 13 about 1 mile past the Rest Area where a n historical marker commemorates the tragedy.