The Dana Show

Published: Friday, August 12, 2016 @ 12:16 PM
Updated: Friday, August 12, 2016 @ 12:16 PM

The newest member of the WHIO Radio family is Dana Loesch. Dana hosts her award-winning, #1 rated, daily program from St. Louis and is on weeknights from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM News Talk Radio WHIO. 

Dana's original brand of young, punk-rock, conservative irreverence has found a fast-growing multi-media audience. She's feisty and fearless without being abrasive and shrill. 

Daytonian of the Week: Beth Miller

Published: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Beth Miller turned her love of dogs into a Dayton-based advocacy group.
Beth Miller turned her love of dogs into a Dayton-based advocacy group.(Contributed)

If you know Beth Miller, you know she has a huge passion for dogs.

The president and founder of Wagtown -- an organization committed to recognizing and enjoying the many benefits and opportunities of responsible dog-friendliness -- was recently recognized as a finalist for Advocate of the Year by Women in the Pet Industry Network

Miller’s causes, through Wagtown, include creating a healthier community for dogs with increased physical activity, more dog-friendly polices, eliminating breed profiling and advocating strong animal cruelty legislation.

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What do you do? 

I am the president and CEO of Wagtown, Inc., a nonprofit initiative to establish the first authentic and research-based measurement of dog friendliness. We work with communities to understand some of the factors impacting their economic vibrancy through infrastructure improvements or reuse, community building, and advocacy for responsible dog-friendly neighborhoods. Wagtown’s work to date and our beta project in Dayton, in collaboration with Nan Whaley’s office and countless community stakeholders, will shine a national spotlight on our town. 

What superpower would you love to have? 

The ability to snap my fingers and have people realize that we all already have superpowers. The power to make someone smile. The power to make someone cry. The power to make the world worse. The power to make the world better. If I can't have that, I guess I would be willing to accept the ability to laugh like Chewbacca mom at random funny moments, but have no one realize it was me. 

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What do you love about life in Dayton? 

Defying the statement, "there's nothing to do around here." 

What’s your favorite spot in Dayton? 

Medler Conservation Area, circa 2011. 

Why did you decide to settle in Dayton? 

I moved here in 1990 from a suburb of Cleveland after graduating from Bowling Green State University. Dayton is so easy to navigate, so economical, so diverse, and has a nice combination of open space, local artists, wonderful restaurant options, a tapestry of dissimilar neighborhoods and a golden thread of genuine goodness in most of the people who live here. It's much smaller than Cleveland, and lacks some of the ethnic pocket wonderlands, but that size allows you to make connections that last a lifetime in a small-town feel. 

Wagtown is the Dayton-based advocacy group for dog-friendly communities among other related causes.(Contributed)

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How did you get involved with your line of work? 

I have been working in strategic planning, brand development, marketing, event management and change making for nearly 30 years. When you add that resume to my passion for working with a combination of for-profit, governmental, and nonprofit organizations, it was only a matter of time before I linked my love of dogs in my belief in people's ability to affect positive community change for economic impact, that Wagtown evolved. It doesn't hurt that when you start to analyze the industry trends, you see that dogs and their impact on our lives are just starting to take hold in America. It's remarkable, quite frankly. We are at a tipping point. That's always a great place to be. 

If you could change or bring one thing to Dayton, what would it be? 

The ability to celebrate all of the wonderfulness of Dayton. I think that our self-deprecating attitude has done a lot of harm to our community. Ironically, I think one of the best things to happen to Dayton was to be called a dying city by Forbes in 2008. I truly believe that our community has responded with, "Oh yeah? Hold my craft beer and watch this!" 

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What do you think Dayton will look like in 10-15 years? 

I think Dayton will look amazing in 10 to 15 years. When you start to add up all of the incredible evolutions happening in our region, it takes your breath away. Think about all the great new initiatives, local restaurants, public art installations, community gatherings, etc. Now take that and multiply it times 10 to 15 years of growth and celebration. If we take the time to celebrate and support each other, it may happen much faster than we think. There is a story behind every Golden Nugget in Dayton. And I'm not talking about just pancakes, although they are stellar at that place. It's time for Dayton to unpack its stories, shout them from the rooftops, shake each other's hands, pat each other on the back, and walk together toward a spectacular future for our city.

The Brian Kilmeade Show

Published: Friday, August 12, 2016 @ 2:56 PM
Updated: Friday, August 12, 2016 @ 2:55 PM

Weekdays: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. - Weeknights: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Sunday nights 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on AM 1290 and 95.7 FM News Talk Radio WHIO

One of Fox News Channel’s most recognizable personalities, Brian Kilmeade, co-host of the popular FOX & Friends morning show, delivers a unique brand of radio to WHIO Radio. Brian engages listeners with a wide-range of topics and issues, from the major political stories of the day, to culture, sports, movies, music and more…bringing them right into the true “newsroom of life.” Kilmeade will be joined by top personalities and contributors to Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network along with other leading newsmakers, news breakers and experts on a regular basis.

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Daytonian of the Week: Kevin Cornell (AKA Mister C)

Published: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Kevin Cornell (AKA Mister C) is taking his lessons and songs nationwide.
Kevin Cornell (AKA Mister C) is taking his lessons and songs nationwide.(Contributed)

Some people are superconductors insomuch as they seemingly never wear down from loss of energy. Dayton-area educator Kevin Cornell fits that description perfectly -- but most people know him simply as Mister C

Cornell spent most his early years in Germany, where his father was stationed with the Air Force. At 16, his father was transferred to Wright-Patt, sending Kevin to Fairborn High School. After completing his undergrad and master’s work at Wright State, Cornell taught elementary education in the Huber Heights school district for seven years while also obtaining his Curriculum Instruction and Professional Development, principal and superintendent licenses. 

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“I went back and got all those things because my belief is you never know when an opportunity is going to present itself. So you have to prepare yourself for those things,” Cornell said.

He eventually moved on to work for Beavercreek City Schools as a curriculum supervisor before taking over as the director of the Dayton Regional STEM Center. But from the very moment he walked into his first classroom as a teacher, Cornell had more going on in his head besides science and math. He also had a beat, which gave him an idea.

“When we are in a school setting, we have to play by the rules that are set forth by the state legislation,” the educator and drummer said. “You can still be creative and innovative and have a good time, and make sure that you’re teaching kids in an inspiring way.”

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It started out as simply taking Christmas carols and replacing the lyrics with science and math principles. That grew into writing songs and making videos with his students. When Cornell posted the videos to his YouTube channel, the Mister C persona took off. The channel has nearly 6,000 subscribers with almost 2 million views so far.

“(Social media) is such a powerful tool, because I’m not just reaching my kids in my classroom, but thousands of kids every year,” Cornell explained.

He was also reaching parents and his fellow educators as well as  ThinkTV (WPTD) and the PBS Network, both of which he’s since starred on.

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Since being named Ohio’s Lead PBS Digital Innovator for 2016, Cornell recently decided to go independent and take his message and lessons wherever he’s needed -- both for kids and adults. This weekend he’ll be taking part in  the PBS Digital Innovators Summit in San Antonio, Texas, where he’ll head up a team of like-minded educators who will write and record both a song and video. 

From there Cornell is doing everything locally and nationally from public appearances at fairs, festivals and parades, to team-building exercises for businesses and even assuming the role of keynote speaker for a PBS convention in Cleveland this November.

But he says he will keep his primary focus on making learning fun for kids.
“I just don’t want to make a song about dancing. I want to make a song about mean, median and mode or the order of operations,” Cornell said. “I want to provide educational outreach opportunities for kids locally. It doesn’t matter where you live.” 

Mister C produces videos that make his lessons fun for kids and adults alike.(Contributed)

What do you do?

I am an educator, and am excited to announce that this coming school year will be my first year working independently. I have used music, songs and videos to capture the imagination and curiosity of students and families. I produce fun educational content that is free and available on my website

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What superpower would you love to have?
Time control, specifically to slow it down! Life seems to be speeding up way too fast and there are so many amazing things/experiences/events that just fly by us each day that I want to slow down and enjoy! 

What do you love about life in Dayton? 
Dayton is such a cool town. There is so much to do: parks, concerts, food trucks, and great eats. You can always find something fun for the family, and maybe even come see Mister C at an event. My family and I love exploring all the parks in the area, biking, hiking, fossil hunting, kayaking, or geocaching. 

 What’s your favorite spot in Dayton?

Now that’s a tough question: I’d have to say...Marion’s Piazza! It’s always been a place to gather with my friends and family. Plus, who doesn’t love a great pizza! 

Why did you decide to settle in Dayton?

Dayton quickly became home and it was obvious that I would start my own family here as well! I’ve been fortunate to take advantage of some of the greatest assets the region has to offer: getting a great education, working with amazing school districts and being a part of communities that truly value education. 

 How did you get involved with your line of work?

I have always enjoyed helping others learn, and knew that I wanted to be a teacher since I was a kid. It's absolutely the most rewarding profession in the world and allows you to have such a big impact. During my career, I've been a teacher, principal, curriculum supervisor and a director for various schools systems in the area.

If you could change or bring one thing to Dayton, would it be? 

The only thing I would like to change would be to have the rest of my family in the area! Two of my five siblings live out of state. It would be so wonderful to have everyone closer. 

 What do you think Dayton will look like in 10-15 years?

Hold onto your socks, because I think Dayton is set to knock them off in the coming years! We are fortunate to have a rich history of innovation and hard work in Dayton. Look at what two brothers from Dayton did over a century ago -- invent the airplane! It’s fantastic to think that those same kids could have been our neighbors right here in the Miami Valley!

The Sean Hannity Show

Published: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 @ 1:41 PM

Sean Hannity, winner of the 2007 Marconi Award for syndicated personality of the year, is the spokesperson for today's generation of professionals and leaders. His intelligence, charm and humor brings radio a fresh, new perspective on conservative values and politics. Currently the reigning king of afternoon drive talk radio in New York, he is also the host of Fox News Channel's "Hannity" on the Fox News Channel. Voted "Talk Personality of the Year" in 2001 by the readers of Radio and Records, Sean Hannity's energy, charisma and seasoned professionalism score points with audiences and critics alike.