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
Friends have been telling me for years, about how wonderful Huntington Park is for a baseball game. So my wife and I planned a 2 day vacation to Columbus, Ohio. Day one- Clippers game. Day Two - Zoombezi Bay. We stayed at a flea bag hotel. A little scary but the mattress was comfortable and they had free continental breakfast. By the way, Continental breakfast is French for a lot of carbs, calories and Tang disguised as Orange Juice! At Huntington Park, we got $7 general admission tickets, good for roaming about or a seat in the bleachers. Then we spent a whole 70 cents on food. I ate 4 of those ten cent weenies. Sue ate 3 of 'em. I found out she doesn't really like stadium mustard. Whodda thought that after 30 years, I 'd learn somethng new about my wife?! The game was fun! Familiar names played, such as Trevor Bauer, Lonnie Chisenhall, Juan Diaz, Ezekiel Carrera, Cord Phelps and Matt La Porte. The Clippers had the lead through 7 innings 2-1, but the bull pen stunk and we lost to Indianapolis, 6 to 2.