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 and I were discussing donationg childrens books to the United Way for the Big Red Book Shelf drive. The books are given to at risk youngsters, to encourage them to read. It got me to thinking about the books I had when I was growning up.
My mom would read books to me when I was a small boy. I loved reading stories to my own children when they were young, and now I can read to my granddaughter. What was you favorite book? When I was growing up in Coolridge Heights, my family recieved a book a month from the Dr. Seuss Book club. Titles like "The Cat in the Hat", " The Cat in the Hat Comes Back", "A Fish out of Water", "Are You My Mother?" and my favorite (pictured below) "Robert, the Rose Horse". There is a page in the story where Robert is sick and a doctor comes to see him. I liked that part, because I spent significant time in the hospital as a small boy.
Now, there are kids books about every topic imaginable. Have you sen the kids books at the local Book Store. Subjects that address divorce, same sex parents, loss of a pet, even bodily functions such as...okay you can probably guess.