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
But The Pumpkin Seed Bulk Food Company (Lexington Avenue) is now offering 2 different kinds of aoup each day in the deli. Pictured below: Heather is ladeling up my bowl of Creamy Potato and Bacon soup.
My Grand daughter, Olive, 21 months old, didn't hesitate when given a chance to say something into "grandpa's microphone". I'm not sure what she said, but I know she meant every word! She does finish with "bye"
Pharmacist, Nicole Foulks, from Ashland Road Kroger Pharmacy, made a studio visit to give me a flu shot on the air. It only took a few seconds and now I am good to go for the Fall and Winter flu season.
Throughout the run of the Richland County Fair, Tommy Barned kept talking about how much he loves pork tenderl loin sandwiches, and how they are sooo good back in Illinois (where he grew up). Well, Tommy said he finally found a pork tenderloin that he could sink his teeth inot! And he had 3 of them at the Richland County! I decided to get one myself and it was very tasty! Not a bad deal for the fair, either. $5 for a pretty big pork tenderloin. Kathy's Kitchen will also be set up at the Ashland County Fair, Sept 15 - 21. So you get another chance to try one!
This man was showing of his beekeeping skills at the 2013 Ohio State Fair. He kept saying, "look how gentle they are. The won't sting you unless they feel threatened."
Warden Norton shot himself near the end of The Shawshank Redemption. During the 20th anniversary of the filming, last weekend, Bob Gunton, who played the warden, talked about that scene and answers a few other questions from fans touring the prison in Mansfield, Ohio.
I took this video while I was in Grove City, Ohio working as the Balloons and Tunes Festival Announcer...
Miss Ohio Heather Wells ar her Miss America sendoff. Check out the video below. Heather talks bout her plans for Miss America in Atlantic City, September 15th, 2013.