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
My Friend, Lee Tasseff, President of Mansfield/Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau, volunteered to be a guest bartender on the immensly popular WMAN radio segment, "Buds and Suds". Lee was challenged with the task of determining the difference between Michelob and Michelob Light. He is pictured here at a taping for an upcoming "Buds and Suds", with Mike Berry, tasting the new Stella Artois Apple Beverage called, Cidre. While he didn't say it out loud, I am sure Lee was thinking "This hard cider is quite good, but a little too fancy for real guys that just want a cold brew!"
Paul's Drive In, in Shelby, has great summer treats and food items year around. I was at an event this week that Paul's Drive In catered. Huh, they do catering! They prepared pulled pork for sandwiches, mini hotdog rollups, potato salad, and more. But I had to tell you about the really nifty ice cream treats Ben and Julie were making. I was also impressed with the fresh Lemonade they were making right on the spot.
If you listen to Rush Limbaugh, noon to 3pm, on WMAN, you have heard about his Iced Tea Company "Two If By Tea". I was in Pumpkin Seed Bulk Foods (Lexington Avenue in Mansfield, past Time-Warner Cable) this week and what do you know? They are stocking the tea! I like the Blueberry- it's very unique. But Rush has Peach, Raspberry and a few other varieties. It goes for $1.99 a bottle.
Have you been following the Cleveland Indians this season? Wow, every game has been fun to listen to with Tom Hamilton and Jim Rosenhaus. The Indians are in first place today. 2 games up on Detroit and Kansas City. Enjoy the ride while you can. There have been some Tribe teams over the past few years, that got off to a good start and then played horrible. I don't think that will be the case this year. These are players that want to be here, playing for Terry Francona. I really hope what we are seeing now, is indicative of what is yet to come. Go Tribe!
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.