Medicine Center Pharmacy Wins Subway Tray

The Medicine Center Pharmacy in New Philadelphia is this week's winner of the Subway Hump Day Party Tray Giveaway! WJER's Hannah Hubbard and Mandy Garver delivered the goodies to the staff.

Here's what they got: two Subway party trays each with 15 portions of mouthwatering sub sandwiches, a tray of Subway cookies, Coca Cola and Diet Coke, balloons, WJER T-shirts, Radiograms, and more all delivered just in time for a fabulous lunch!

If you'd like your office to win this awesome prize package, visit our Subway Hump Day Party Tray Giveaway page under "Contests" for details.

Pictured: Ashley Phillips, Janice Marciniak, Sara Immel, Jessica Blackburn, Kim Kanouff, and WJER’s Hannah Hubbard

Hot Job of the Week

Tune in to 1450 WJER every Monday during the afternoon show as we chat with Amy Miller of OhioMeansJobs about the “Hot Job of the Week.” Not only will Amy give details about a specific job each week, but she'll also discuss tips, strategies, and helpful hints for job seekers.

This week’s topic:
What not to put in your résumé – sections and words!

Hot Job of the Week:
Employer seeking: Administrative Assistant

Job Code #
: T-612-9

: At least 21 years old; high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of one year of related administrative assistant experience; valid driver’s license; proficient computer and office skills; problem solving/critical analytical thinking skills; able to follow a task from inception to completion; attention to detail and accuracy is a must; pre-employment testing will include a criminal background check and an employment clerical test

Job Description
: Data entry; computer skills including Web Based Client Information System, Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.; greet clients; sort and file records; answer phones; proofread documents; operate copier, fax, and scan machine; process mail; manage appointment calendar; process mail; complete client application forms and client projects; *Please note: candidate may be required to demonstrate some of these duties during the interview process

Worksite Location
: New Philadelphia, OH

How to apply
: *Submit a résumé and completed referral form to the Customer Service Desk at either location of OhioMeansJobs – OhioMeansJobs Tuscarawas County (1260 Monroe Street, New Philadelphia, OH 44622) or OhioMeansJobs Stark County (822 30th Street, Canton, OH 44709). *Out-of-area applicants can email their résumé (attachment preferred) to Please include the job order number, title, and either the S# or T# in the subject line.

For more information, visit OhioMeansJobs online at

Gail Kelly Wins Great Escape to Disney 2017

WJER is sending out a BIG congratulations to Gail Kelly of New Philadelphia who was selected as the grand prize winner in our 2017 Great Escape to Disney contest! Gail was drawn as a semi-finalist to participate in our grand prize drawing held on March 16th at The Manor Restaurant in Strasburg. Gail was one of 16 semi-finalists who participated in our reverse elimination drawing, and because her name was the last one drawn from our contest box, she was the big winner of a trip for two to Disney! The grand prize includes round-trip airfare, round-trip transfers from the airport to the hotel, a six-night/seven-day stay at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort Hotel, and Disney seven-day base ticket/theme park admission.

Our first runner up was Travis Neff of New Philadelphia, who received a one-year family membership to the Tuscarawas County YMCA, and our second runner up was Cathy Garrison of New Philadelphia, who walked away with four tickets to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. ALL of our semi-finalists received prizes just for attending, including a 4-pack of tickets to a 2017 Akron RubberDucks game, a WJER T-shirt, and a $10 gift card to The Manor Restaurant.

Thanks to everyone who signed up for a chance to win and to all of our sponsors for making this great contest possible, and congratulations Gail!

Pictured: WJER’s Hannah Hubbard and Gail Kelly strike a pose after the big announcement; Gail spoke with Bill Morgan live on the air to talk about what it was like to win the contest

Review: "Riverdance: 20 Years" at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas

I’ve come to the realization I am a tap nut. Let me explain…

Back in January, I got to see “42
nd Street” at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas, and I was really wowed by the show. Everything about it, but the tap dancing in particular, was really amazing to me. In my review of the show, I said things that apply equally perfectly to Tuesday’s performance of “Riverdance: 20 Years” at the PAC. Things like: “…one of the most aesthetically pleasing things to my eyes is watching a group of people dance in perfect synchronicity,” and also “You could tell the dancers in the show had done these routines a million times and that it was mostly muscle memory at this point.” Both so very true for the Riverdancers, whose precision and sense of rhythm are unparalleled. It’s easy to hear their precision because they actually mic the stage floor. They also have live musicians performing the music, which made the whole thing doubly impressive. It’s one thing to keep rhythm to a pre-recorded track, but using a live band is something else entirely. No worries, though, because the dancers were in good hands with the Riverdance Band. I was extremely impressed by the drummer, whose bio in the program indicates he’s quite the expert in his field. The fiddle player was also mind blowing. These people were all total pros and hailed from all over the world…in other words, the real deal.

Irish dancing is a very precise type of dance that people spend their entire lives learning to master. To me, it’s an almost literal visualization of the Irish music they’re dancing to…nearly every beat of music is accompanied by a click, tap, kick, hop, stomp, or other movement. And it’s FAST. Their feet were moving so fast I could hear clicks that were imperceptible to my eyes. I almost couldn’t believe what I was seeing/hearing at times.

My one complaint is that I couldn’t’ see any of the musicians except the drummer, unless they stepped into the middle of the stage. All of them were situated on the far left of the stage, and my seat along the left wall of the theater made it impossible to see most of their performances. However, being able to clearly see the most insane drum kit I’ve ever seen in person being played by an amazing percussionist made me glad I could at least see him.

I can’t wrap this up without mentioning…the Russians…GASP! The Russian Folk Dance Troupe is a sub-group of the company that specializes in Russian dance. I’ve seen watered-down “Russian” dance, but I’ve never seen anything like this. They were performing moves I’ve never seen in my life, like the one where the girl squatted on her heels and the guy spun her around like a top with unbelievable speed. When she stood up, I fully expected her to topple over from being dizzy, but instead she kept right on dancing in time. Amazing.

The house was packed for the Tuesday show, so it’s a good thing there are two more performances of “Riverdance” at the PAC this Wednesday and Thursday, March 15
th and 16th. If you wish you hadn’t missed out, there’s still time to purchase tickets!

-Hannah Hubbard

Kelly Kyle Interviews Dave Koz

On February 17th, WJER's Kelly Kyle interviewed smooth jazz saxophonist Dave Koz live on the air. For over 20 years, WJER has carried the Dave Koz Radio Show to give jazz lovers in the valley a special program that focuses on jazz artists and music. The two-hour program airs on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and again at 10:00 p.m.

Everyone at WJER would like to send out a big thank you to Dave Koz and his staff for taking the time to speak with us and for providing quality programming for our station for more than 20 years. Kelly said interviewing Mr. Koz has been on her bucket list for years, so we are excited Kelly can check this item off her list! Click
here to listen to Kelly's interview with Dave Koz.

Kelly Kyle

3/24/17 6:30p Cleveland Cavaliers @ Charlotte Hornets
3/25/17 7:00p Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Washington Wizards

3/23/17 12:00a HEAP
3/23/17 Teen Art Show Viewing
3/23/17 10:00a Mobile Device Group - Android Phone & Tablet
3/23/17 4:30p Oldtown Feast & Fellowship
3/23/17 6:30p Roundtable Author Series