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 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
You know I love Cedar Point in Sandusky. So if a new coaster is being built, I want to know all about it, and share that scoop with you. This video from the Cedar Point website, shows the new Gate Keeper on test runs. I love the moment at 1:44 in, where the cars fly through the "keyhole". Check it out!
I was in Huntington, West Virginia last weekend for a Barbershop Harmony Convention with my wife, Sue. We made a stop at the Hill Billy Hot Dog restaurant for dinner. It was fun. Lots of "hillbilly" aptmosphere! The adorable, Suzy Cates seems to be ejoying it.
A Fast pass down the front stretch. Note: Tommy Barnes trying to get a photo of Sam flying by....
I went to Easton last Friday (on my Birthday) with my family to see the re-release of Jurassic Park. This movie has been around for 20 years, and to celebrate the film was remastered in 3D and in my case on an IMAX screen. A T-Rex in a huge screen and in 3 D is almost overwhelming. I love Jurassic Park, but this was pretty scary stuff. Certainly NOT for children. I have seen the movie many times and in 3D the dinosaurs seem more real and the little girl was alot more annoying.
Watch the Mansfield St Peter's kids take off on their one mile "Race for Hunger". This is a great charitable event, that inspires a lot of school spirit.
Mansfield St Peter's High School students celebrated the Alaskan Iditorod with a "Human Race for Hunger" These kids each ran a mile pushing a grocery cart! Check out my photos.