It is a landmark year for News-Talk 1480 WHBC celebrating the 75th year of covering high school football in Stark County. From 1944 to 2019, WHBC has been the trusted voice of high school football for Canton, Massillon and surrounding communities.

“We are very proud of the rich heritage High School Football and WHBC share.  Our commitment to provide the best coverage in Northeast Ohio will keep us motivated for another 75 years.” stated Alpha Media Market Manager Larry Gawthrop.

The game of football has changed over the years, but 1480 WHBC has been the constant for this county and its many passionate communities. 1480 WHBC has always and will always be in the booth for the big games. Football in Stark County has been told through many voices over the years. From Jim Muzzy to Jim Johnson to Sam Bourquin. Now in present day where Dan Belford, Kenny Roda, Jon Bozeka and many more at the station tell the scholastic stories of Stark County.

The 75th anniversary will be highlighted with “Where Are They Now” vignettes, “The Playmaker” podcast and the choosing of a 75th Anniversary All Time Team by listeners.

The 75th Annual WHBC High School Football Awards Banquet will be held at Skyland Pines on November 21st.  The keynote speaker will be Jim Tressel.

With this being the 75th year of coverage, WHBC plans to reach every part of the county with key games each week. Our coverage will start on a Thursday this year at Canton Central Catholic, as the battle of 13th street will happen in week one between Central and Perry. Then our regular season coverage will wrap up at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium during week ten at 2pm with the 130th meeting of Massillon and McKinley.


Sarchione Ford Radio Game of the Week: Solon @ Mckinley 7:00pm

Stream Game of the Week: Hudson @ Perry 7:00pm


Radio Broadcast: St. Thomas @ Toronto 7pm


Sarchione Ford Radio Game of the Week: Massillon vs Perry @ Lake — 7pm
Stream Game of the Week: McKinley vs Mentor @ Twinsburg 7pm
Radio Broadcast: St. Thomas vs Lucas @ Northwest 7pm
Sarchione Ford Game of the Week : Massillon vs Akron Hoban @ Infocision Stadium in Akron
Massillon vs Avon @ Parma Byers Field @  7:00pm

2019 Radio Schedule

8/29 Perry @ Canton Central Catholic
8/30 Warren @ McKinley
9/6 GlenOak @ Massillon
9/13 Akron Ellet @ Northwest
9/19 Canton Central Catholic @ St. Thomas Aquinas ­­
9/20 Louisville @ Lake
9/27 McKinley @ Hoover
10/4 Lake @ McKinley
10/11 McKinley @ Jackson
10/18 Sandy Valley @ East Canton
10/25 McKinley @ Perry
11/1 Canton Central Catholic @ Louisville
11/2 Massillon @ McKinley 2pm

2019 TV Schedule

8/30 Akron Buchtel @ Hoover
9/6 East Canton @ St. Thomas Aquinas

9/13 Euclid @ McKinley
9/20 Perry @ Jackson
9/27 Orrville @ Northwest 
10/4 Alliance @ Canton South
10/11 Hoover @ Lake
10/18 GlenOak @ McKinley
10/25 St. Vincent St. Mary @ Hoover
11/1 Tuslaw @ Fairless
11/2 Massillon @ McKinley 2pm

2019 Stream Schedule via

8/29 Sandy Valley @ Fairless (THUR)
8/30 ST. Vincent St. Mary @ Massillon
9/6 Niles @ Alliance
9/13 Boardman @ Jackson
9/20 Green @ McKinley
9/27 Jackson @ Lake
10/4 Perry @ North Canton Hoover
10/11 West Branch @ Canton South
10/18 Jackson @ Canton Central Catholic
10/25 Louisville @ Massillon
11/1 Alliance @ Marlington

1480 WHBC Sports looks forward to telling you stories of the past, present and future this upcoming season. The 75th year is going to be a special one.  Tune in for every run, pass and kick. For more information, visit and/or throughout the season this fall.