Thursday, 22 March 2018 09:00

Sing On Stage With FOREIGNER

97.5 WONE is looking for a local school choir to appear on stage with Foreigner at their July 10th Blossom Music Center concert and join them in singing their smash hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is.” Shoot a video of your choir singing that song, post it to YouTube and submit the link below. Our panel of judges will pick the best one and the top vote getting choir will sing on the Blossom stage with Foreigner and be awarded $500.  

Rules: This contest is open to school choirs only; the winning choir cannot exceed 25 members along with 6 adult chaperones; monetary prize to be awarded to the school's chorus program. 

Foreigner and Akron's Home of Rock and Roll want to know what love is...and we want YOU to show us! 


Tuesday, 20 March 2018 11:11

March 2018 Winner - Jade Houston

KWR2018 JadeHoustonJade Houston of Akron-North High School is often described as an “old soul.” She maintains a 3.6 GPA and is active in her school's chapter of DECA, the Distributive Education Clubs of America, for those interested in marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, and hospitality. She is a member of Student Council, plays violin in the school orchestra, and is a School Ambassador. Jade works in the school store and also works as a cashier outside of school. She is excited to start her next adventure in life at the University of Akron College of Business and to pursue a degree in Finance and Banking. She says “I want to help people secure their futures”.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 10:23

February 2018 Winner - Aaryn Stockon

KWR2018 aarynAaryn Stockon of Dover High School is a very dedicated student, strong leader and participant in the community. He is a member of the National Honor Society and has received outstanding accomplishment awards in the majority of his studies. His love of animals led him to become an advocate for the Tuscarawas County Humane Society for 7 years. Aaryn started his own annual donation drive for the TCHS and on his 13th birthday, asked for donations instead of gifts. He enjoys helping neighbors with their dogs, caring for them and walking them when needed. He won the Prudential Spirit of Community award and was among the top 10% of student volunteers in the country. He also received the Top Volunteer award for Union Hospital. Aaryn is the 2 years President of "Interact," a community service based club. Aaryn will be attending KSU to major in Spanish and hopes to become an Interpreter.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 12:38

January 2018 Winner - Sarah Bihn

KWR2018 sarahSarah Bihn from Buckeye High School keeps herself very busy in school. Aside from day to day classes, she has been involved in Yearbook Committee, S.A.D.D., Project Care, Blanket Buddies, Prom Committee, Freshmen Mentors, National Honors Society Safety Town, Choir, Photography Club, D.A.R.E., Stage Crew, and eight years of 4-H, the last year of which she served as President. Sarah is currently working at Buckeye Library, and at Subway. Everything she does is in loving memory of her father. She plans to continue her education at Kent State where she hopes to dual major in Business and Communications. Eventually, she plans to receive her Masters in Library Science.​

Monday, 11 December 2017 15:19

December 2017 Winner - Nate Lupi

KWR2017 NateLNate Lupi of Perry High School is a dedicated student, working musician, creative song-writer, skilled performer, charitable, talented guitarist & vocalist, successful entrepreneur, and positively driven every single day. He is a Louis Armstrong Jazz Award Winner and Representative for the Northeast Ohio Blues Association. He performs with bands and as a solo act racking up about 50 shows annually. Nate has recorded a CD with original compositions, recorded the National Anthem for the PHS soccer team, volunteers as stage hand for Canton Bluesfest, and assists fellow guitarists by posting playing techniques online. He's earned the respect of his older musical peers and remains very humble. Nate can't wait to continue pursue a music degree in college.

Friday, 17 November 2017 15:29

November 2017 Winner - Megan Hellenthal

KWR2017 KofiBoakyeCompassion, dedication and volunteerism showcase Megan Hellenthal's traits. This dedicated student maintains a 4.2 GPA and is a tremendous leader to peers. She is a 4-year member of Green High School 's ensemble, choir, and musical theatre, a 2-year member of the dance team and now a varsity cheerleader. Megan volunteers with Safety City, The Chapel in Green, and Upstage Dance. Recently diagnosed with a brain tumor, Megan overcame all challenges and worked hard to make a full recovery. This life changing event has inspired her to pursue a degree in Occupational Therapy to continue helping others achieve their goals.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 14:24

October 2017 Winner - Kofi Boakye

KWR2017 KofiBoakyeKofi Boakye is a 17 year-old Senior from Akron Early College High School. This award-winning keyboardist, songwriter, producer, and Akron native has toured the world with the Miller South Show Choir. He was accepted into The University of Akron School of Music’s Jazz Program at the age of 15, making him the youngest African-American pianist ever accepted into the program. Currently, Kofi holds a 4.8 GPA while balancing school and a blossoming music career. He plans to attend Berklee College of Music.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 13:02

September 2017 Winner - Melia DeJongh

KWR2017 MeliaMelia DeJongh is literally a Kid Who Rocks, from Highland High School. She's been in several rock bands, orchestras, and choirs ever since 5th grade. Her band, Assault, came in fourth place in the 2017 Tri-C Rock Off. She teaches rock music to children through music programs. Melia maintains a 4.1 GPA while taking AP classes. Outside of school, she works a part time job and plays gigs with her bands. She leads in the classroom and the community and is always willing to help others.

Sunday, 18 September 2011 19:22



1 pair of tickets to;

WONE Presents: Velvet Sessions


On Saturday, May 12th

At The Hard Rock Rocksino

Now qualified for the grand prize: Upgraded seats,

 a pre-show M&G, Dinner for 2 at The Hard Rock Café

And a limo ride to and from the show

Courtesy of TL Worldwide Transportation,

the largest woman

 owned ground transportation company in the state.



Beat The Box Office

1 pair of tickets to see:

George Lopez: The Wall World Tour      

On Friday, July 27th

At The Hard Rock Rocksino

Announce Monday, March 19th

On Sale Friday, March 23rd at 10am


1 pair of tickets to see:

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo 

On Wednesday, April 4th

At The Hard Rock Rocksino


Beat The Box Office

1 pair of tickets to see:

The Pretenders

with special guest The Rails

On Saturday July 7th

Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park

Local Presales: Thursday March 22nd  10 a.m. – 10 p.m.  

 Offer code: WONE

Public On Sale: Friday March 23rd 10 a.m.

Monday, 16 December 2013 11:45

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