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.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016 17:58

Buck Shots

Submit Your Buck!


It's the return of Buck Shots from Akron's Home of Rock and Roll. Be among the first 50 people to upload a picture of this season's prize buck and win a pair of tickets to the Northeast Ohio Sportsman Show January 18-20, 2018 at the Mount Hope Event Center in Millersburg. When the contest is over, 5 lucky buck shot picture posters will be chosen at random for a $100 gift certificate good at Fin Feather Fur Outfitters. So try your luck & show us your buck! Buck Shots from Kidron Sports Center and 97.5 WONE. 

Please make sure your image uploads do not have any spaces in the file name (otherwise it won't go in the gallery below!). Once your picture is submitted it will take a few days to actually appear in our gallery. Only 1 submission is needed.  

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    Thursday, 15 September 2011 21:22



    1 pair of tickets to see:

    Wish You Were Here

    On Saturday, March 3rd

    At The Akron Civic Theatre



    4 pack of tickets to:


    Center Of Science and Industry

     in Columbus

    COSI will feature a permanent American

     Museum of Natural History Dinosaur Gallery.



    1 CD copy of:

    Queen - News of the World 40th Anniversary Edition

    Now qualified for the grand prize:

    1 Vinyl copy


    Audio-technica AT-LP3BK Turntable ($249.00)



    4-Pack of Mr. Hero Combo Meals

    (Value: $25)



    1 CD copy of:

    Queen - News of the World 40th Anniversary Edition

    Now qualified for the grand prize:

    1 Vinyl copy


    Audio-technica AT-LP3BK Turntable ($249.00)

    Monday, 16 December 2013 11:45

    Contest Rules

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