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
CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS - featuring Kelly (Cates) Knowlton, Ursula Butts, Michael Miller and The Moonlighters Quartet. Here are a few photos from our rehearsals at the Renaissance Theatre. Michael Thomas is at the piano. He wrote and directed the show.
Very few people remember the Fitchville Golden Age Nursing Home Fire, in 1963, because it happened just hours after the assasination of President John F. Kennedy. 63 people died in the fire. The buildong was located up route 13 about 1 mile past the Rest Area where a n historical marker commemorates the tragedy.
Photo taken on November 1, 2013...my neatlty trimmed goatee.
My grandchildren, Olive (above) and Georgia (below) are decked out as birdies to go get some candy! Georgia just wanted a pacifier in her trick or treat bag.
Hey! This is a fun way to celebrate the fall season. In the pint glass, my wife is holding, is an apple flavored beer. (Shock Top "Honey Crisp Apple Wheat") The glass was rimmed with caramel, then dipped in chopped peanuts. It gets a ittle messy, but it's worth it. Like a caramel apple in a glass. I would think this idea would also work well with a hard cider beverage or even good old regular apple cider.
My second grandchild was born on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. In the bottom photo, little Georgia meets her big sister, with Mom and Dad looking on.
Halloweekends at Cedar Point have become very popular. I heard on Saturday, October 12th, the park set a new single day attendance record. I have gone to Cedar Point on all three weekend days and would have to say it's crazy busy on Saturdays, but just fine on the Friday and Sunday Halloweekend dates. The ghouls, Haunted Houses, decorations, and live stage shows are extremely well done. And 2013 Halloweekends are better than ever! Check out my photos from a recent Friday Night visit (along with my wife Sue)
Mmmmmm... Boy these are really yummy, and easy to make at home. We love them; especially this time of year.
Grease a 9 X 13 inch baking pan.
Peel and then cut 4 apples into quarters.
Open 2 cans of crescent rolls.
Make a little bundle with each piece of dough and an apple chunk.
Place the dumplings neatly in the pan.
In a saucepan melt 2 sticks of margerine, 1 1/2 cups of sugar and a teaspoon of cinnimon. bring to a boil and pour sauce over the dumplings.
Open 1 can of Mt Dew and pour it evenly over the dumplings.
Now it's time to cook 'em. Set the oven to 325 and bake for 45 minutes.
Allow to cool for 10 minutes then serve. I like to put 2 dumplings in a bowl with milk, over top. They also taste great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream (like in the photo)