WJER Broadcasts from Picnic in the Park


WJER’s Bill Morgan broadcast live from the 16th Annual Tuscarawas County Senior Center Picnic in the Park on August 26th to give our listeners an idea of the fun activities that take place during the picnic each year. This year’s schedule of events included chair volleyball, corn hole, the ever-popular Bingo, live entertainment, prizes, and of course food! The place was packed with seniors who wanted to take advantage of the beautiful weather and social activities.

The event was made possible by corporate sponsor Union Hospital as well as many other generous local sponsors.

Pictured: (left) WJER Sales Manager Dan Pitzo poses with WJER Sports Director Bill Morgan, (right) Bill interviews Darla from the Carriage Inn of Cadiz and Sunny Slope

Groundbreaking at the Bolivar Dam

Area dignitaries join 7th District Congressman Bob Gibbs and the US Army Corps
of Engineers Col. Leon Parrott to break ground for the $44 million seepage barrier project at the Bolivar Dam.

Miss Ohio Stops by WJER

Miss Ohio 2014 MacKenzie Bart paid a visit to the WJER studios on August 25th to keep us updated on her progress as she travels the road to Miss America.

MacKenzie was crowned Miss Ohio on June 21st at the Miss Ohio Scholarship Program in Mansfield. Since then, she has used he
r status as Miss Ohio to promote Universal Newborn Screening, which she chose as part of her platform because her younger sister has a medical condition that was not caught on the newborn heel prick screen. MacKenzie is also a big proponent of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education, and she encourages young women in particular to get involved in STEM subjects.

gh MacKenzie is taking some time off from school to fulfill her duties as Miss Ohio, she intends to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Atmospheric Sciences at the Ohio State University and further plans to obtain a Masters Degree in Broadcast Meteorology. As part of her education requirements, MacKenzie was excited to complete an internship with The Weather Channel.

Everyone at WJER wishes MacKenzie the best of luck as she competes for the title of Miss America 2015!

Dover Lions Summer in the Park Concert Series

Due to expected precipitation, the Lions Clubs of Dover have postponed the final "Summer in the Park" concert of the season. Phil-n-the Blanks are now scheduled to perform on Thursday, September 4th at 7:00 p.m. at the Dover City Park Amphitheater and, as always, it's FREE to attend! If you get hungry during the performance, you can purchase snacks from the Dover Lions food stand.

Upcoming Shows at the Kent State Performing Arts Center

The Kent State Performing Arts Center recently unveiled their 2014-2015 season lineup, and you can expect lots of great performances this year!

Scheduled performances include:
Sunday, August 24th at 3:00 p.m.: Nashville, Tennessee a cappella group Street Corner Symphony (runners-up on NBC's "The Sing Off")
Friday, August 29th at 9:00 p.m.: Rodney Carrington
Thursday, September 4th at 7:30 p.m.: Interactive Movie Experience - Singalong Grease
Saturday, September 13th at 7:30 p.m.: Who's Bad - The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band
Monday, September 15th at 6:00 p.m.: Rainforest Reptile Shows
Sunday, September 28th at 7:30 p.m.: Jekyll & Hyde
Thursday, October 16th at 7:30 p.m.: The Tempest
Wednesday, October 29th at 7:30 p.m.: Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County presents - The Crucible
Monday, November 10th at 7:30 p.m.: Dancing Pros - Live
Saturday, November 22nd at 7:30 p.m.: Kristine Jackson and Austin Walkin' Cane - Cabaret Series
Tuesday, December 16th at 7:30 p.m.: Holiday Spectacular on Ice
Thursday, December 18th at 4:00 and 8:00 p.m.: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Saturday, January 3rd at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 4th at 3:00 p.m.: STOMP
Thursday, January 22nd at 7:30 p.m.: Sister Act
Thursday, February 5th at 7:30 p.m.: The Southern Fried Chicks' Cage-Free Comedy Tour
Wednesday, February 11th at 7:30 p.m.: Flashdance the Musical
Wednesday, February 18th at 7:30 p.m.: Million Dollar Quartet
Thursday, February 26th at 6:00 p.m.: Jim Henson's Sid the Science Kid
Sunday, March 1st at 7:30 p.m.: Get the Led Out - the American Led Zeppelin
Saturday, March 7th at 7:30 p.m.: Memphis
Friday, March 27th at 7:30 p.m.: Peter and the Starcatcher
Tuesday, April 7th at 7:30 p.m.: The Mikado
Saturday, May 16th at 7:30 p.m.: Night Ranger
Saturday, June 6th at 7:30 p.m.: Franc D'Ambrosio with the Tuscarawas Philharmonic

Tune in to 1450 WJER on Wednesday afternoons for ticket giveaways and updates from Mike Morelli, General Manager of the Performing Arts Center, to find out what's happening at the PAC throughout the season.

Grand Slam Contest

It's time once again for the Grand Slam contest! For each Cleveland Indians game, we will choose one contestant. If the Tribe hits a grand slam during the game, our contestant for that day will be entered into a drawing to win $500 courtesy of First Federal Community Bank. Even if the Indians don't hit a grand slam, our contestant will still receive four FREE small beverages off of the McCafé menu at any McDonald's in Tuscarawas County. At the end of the season, we will draw one name from all the contestants who had grand slams during "their" games and award the $500!

Contestants who had grand slams during their game:
Beverly Rieger of Strasburg (grand slam by Nic
k Swisher on June 19th)

Be sure to register at any First Federal Community Bank location, any of the Parkway Auto Dealerships on Commercial Parkway in Dover, or right here at WJER Radio for your chance to win. Tune in to 1450 WJER to catch all the Cleveland Indians action this season!

Click "Read More" for official rules and details.


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