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 Tie, 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
I spent last weekend in Marblehead, Ohio with my wife, Suzie. We have visited the lighhthouse many times, and I always get a thrill from seeing it. It's fun to photograph because it looks different based on the season or time of day. The limestone structure stands 50 ft tall, and was constructed in 1820.
Cedar Point Media Day was Thursday, May 9 starting at 4am. The focus was on the new Gatekeeper Rollercoaster, and let me say it is one sweet ride! Then I headed to Cleveland for an Affiliate & Clients Day. Mike Berry, with Mansfield Distributing, went with me. Tommy Barnes and Aaron Hines also were part of the group from WMAN. The Indians won - capping off a great (but busy) day!
Bernie Kosar, former Browns Quarterback, was the guest speaker for the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force awards ceremony held in Ashland. He compared teamwork and persistence in sports to what you need for success in life. Bernie did a great job - very inspiring!
Claude Monet' painting "Water Lillies" this was exhibited in the St Peter's Elementary Art Fair, on May 1, 2013. I thought it was great!
One of the tougher Tough Mudder obstacles was EVEREST...I took this video at about 11:30am on Saturday.
I started giving blood through the American Red Cross when I was in high school. I'm sure it was the allure of getting out of class and a free lunch afterwards. Over the years, I have continued to donate when the Red Cross calls. And have organized at least 20 blood drives over the years for WMAN listeners to participate in. I am not as regular of a donor as some of my friends and family are, but I am in the loop. Probably 3 + gallons total. On Monday, April 22 there was a Blood mobile at St Peter's Church to remember a little boy who past away from Aplastic Anemia. Sam Tridico was just 4 1/2 when he died. So sad. My daughter, Natalie Cates (St Peter's music teacher) had not given blood before, so we went down to donate blood together. It was very nice. Many donors, great staff/volunteers and lots of food! (photos: Left - Registration volunteers, Jayce and Cheryl, Right-Natalie happy to donate)
My wife made some freshed baked bread for Sunday dinner. I love it! Now what do you top it with? I'd start with butter or a good substitute, than a tasty jelly, jam or honey. Pumpkin Seed Bulk Food Company, in Mansfield, makes the choice difficult. My favorite is the Peach Pecan, but then, I haven't tried them ALL. The Pumpkin Seed has 129 different varieties of Jellies and Jams. Are you kidding me? Nope. 129. Including many flavors, I've never seen before.
I stepped outside Sunday for few minutes to enjoy the sunshine, when my wife said something "crazy" had just happened during the Indians baseball game. "Stubbs just hit a home run into a fans popcorn and it went flying everywhere!"
So I ran back in to see the replay. If you missed it, below is the link to MLB.
My hobby (and passion) is singing Barbershop Harmony. April 13th I was in Downtown Huntington, West Virginia for a Spring Barbershop Harmony Society District Convention. Great Fun! I took part in a downtown "Mass Sing" where guys from several states came together to sing a few common tunes. These photos were in the Huntington Herald-Dispatch the next day. My Son Benji (left in the checkered shirt) was there with a dozen or so college age men. I am in the photo on the right (white shirt, head turned) Wanna learn more about this great hobby go to BHS.org