Scholastic Games Archived radio high school quiz programs

April 22, 2019

Dialogues 19-11 Lake Erie College



Dr. Brian Posler is the 12th president of Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio, a position he assumed in 2016.  It’s an institution that has existed from before the Civil War and is considered a “Hidden Gem” among small colleges in Ohio.  Situated in Lake County this small college offers a rigorous liberal arts education, one of the country’s rare, Equine education programs, and much more.  Listen as he describes to Bob Tayek many of the unique facets of the institution.

April 11, 2019

SG Producer Wins Broadcasting Award

Host & Producer of Scholastic Games is Honored by Broadcast Organization

Mehrling holds his CAB Presidents Award following the ceremony at Windows on the River in Cleveland’s Flats.

Jim Mehrling, the long-time host of WEOL-AM’s Scholastic Games High School Quiz  program was honored today with a Presidents’ Award from the Cleveland Association of Broadcasters (CAB).  The presentation included description of his 50 years in radio production and programming, dating from his years as WEOL’s Chief Announcer in the 1970s, followed by 13 years at Cleveland’s News-Talk WERE, and twenty-five years at Cleveland’s classical music station, WCLV.  He recounts some of his WEOL accomplishments as the most meaningful.

During his years in Cleveland he created a high school quiz program which he thought would be a great addition to the airwaves in Lorain county.  He returned to WEOL as a program producer in 1989 and with the support of WEOL and a generous grant from the Nordson Corporation, Scholastic Games was born.  The program is poised to enter a thirtieth season next year.

The CAB is dedicated to preserving the legacy of broadcasting in the Greater Cleveland area and recognition of service and excellence in the industry.  In annual awards presentations held since 1991, past honorees have ranged from Dorothy Fuldheim to Ernie Anderson, Linn Sheldon, Mike Douglas and Tom Hamilton.  Broadcast executives such as Betty Cope, Milton Maltz and Tom Embrescia have also been recognized as well as WCLV’s co-founder Robert Conrad, an honoree in 2001.  Other award recipients this year included a Presidents’ Award to veteran station owner Tom Wilson,  and special awards to Sally Spitz, Director of Local Sales at WNWV for “Excellence in Leadership,” sports host Les Levine of WKRK for “Excellence in Radio,” and News Anchor Wayne Dawson of WJW-TV for “Excellence in Television.”

April 7, 2019

Dialogues 19-10 Ode Family Foundation



The Guardian Angel fund is a newly established aid program for students at Lorain County Community College and is designed to assist students who may have unusual needs in their quest to complete their education.   Hear about this new fund offering these unusual forms of assistance to students when Bob Tayek interviews  the founder of Foundation Software Company in Strongsville, Fred Ode, and learn  what prompted him to establish the Guardian Angel Fund and how it it will benefit LCCC students.

Dialogues 19-09 Teen Mental Health



This, our second program on teen mental health, provides an update with the executive director of the Lorain county mental health board, Kathleen Kern.  Did you know that 25% of teens in the United States suffer from some sort of depression?  This is a serious problem for some teens, especially in this day of cyber space  with the large amount of time teens are spending in front of video screens.  Kern discusses the problem of teen depression in this informative interview, offering some helpful remedies to parents and students including a crisis text line and a web site which can immediately help students who are trying to combat depression.

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