IT’S A ONE OF A KIND CELEBRATION!
We are your “go-to” broadcast outlets for everything Hall of Fame Fest! No one else covers this prestigious event like hometown radio favorites Mix 94.1 and News-Talk 1480 WHBC! Join us for nineteen events enjoyed by nearly 700,000 people all celebrating the Class of 2012: Jack Butler, Dermontti Dawson, Chris Doleman, Cortez Kennedy, Curtis Martin, and Willie Roaf. Our special thanks to Ziegler Tire for supporting our efforts in the coverage of the 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival.
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Thursday, May 10: 7pm Queen Pageant @ Canton Palace Theatre! Congrats to Elissa Prazer, 19, of Carrollton who was crowned the 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Queen from a field of 53 contestants. She was judged on the basis of personality, poise, beauty, communication skills, academic achievement and service to community. Mix 94.1’s Kayleigh Kriss and News-Talk 1480 WHBC’s Ron Ponder once again emceed this exciting event. Look for Queen Elissa and her court to join us during our many live broadcasts throughout the festival.
Friday July 20:
6am Media Flight! Mix 94.1’s Kayleigh Kriss and News-Talk 1480 WHBC’s Matt Fox lift off! Listen that morning for ‘live from the sky” reports!
4pm Balloon Classic (Night Glow) / Jackson-Belden Food Fest @ KSU at Stark & Stark State College Campuses. News-Talk 1480’s Sam Bourquin and Mix 94.1's Shawn Powers broadcast live starting at 3pm. Shawn will hang out through the Night Glow starting at 7pm!
Saturday, July 21:
6am Balloon Classic @ KSU at Stark & Stark State College Campuses.
4pm Balloon Classic / Jackson-Belden Food Fest & Fireworks @ KSU at Stark & Stark State College Campuses. Mix 94.1’s Kathy Vogel broadcasts live 3pm-7pm and Kayleigh Kriss takes over at 7pm!
Sunday, July 22: 6am Balloon Classic @ KSU at Stark & Stark State College Campuses.
Saturday, July 28: 6pm Concert & Fireworks @ Cornerstone Square Downtown Canton. Mix 94.1’s Kayleigh Kriss is your emcee! Mix 94.1 will simulcast the fireworks! Bring your radio along!
Sunday, July 29:
8am 2-Mile & 5-Mile Races @ Pro Football Hall of Fame. News-Talk 1480 WHBC’s Matt Fox and Dave Scheetz are your emcees! Watch for Mix 94.1's Kayleigh Kriss and Don Guisinger during the 2-Mile race and WHBC Sports' Dan Belford in the 5-Mile!
2:30pm Community Parade @ Downtown Canton. News-Talk 1480 WHBC’s Pam Cook, Matt Fox and Sam Bourquin are your radio and TV hosts from the WHBC broadcast site at Kresge Lot. And watch for Ron Ponder and Brian Novak as well as Mix 94.1’s Kathy Vogel and Kayleigh Kriss riding in the parade. This year’s parade features 130 units starting from 11th Street, traveling south on Market Avenue through downtown and disband around Second Street. It will also be broadcast at 8pm Monday and Tuesday on Canton City Schools Channel 11, Massillon Cable Channel 21 and 128, Time Warner Cable 989, and WIVM Over the Air 39.1.
Wednesday, August 1: 11am Ribs Burnoff @ Stark County Fairgrounds. Mix 94.1 welcomes Gin Blossoms live in concert beginning at 8:30pm! The Mix 94.1 and News-Talk 1480 WHBC crews will be out and about all day long! Broadcasting live and/or on site: Pam Cook, Matt Fox, Ron Ponder, Sam Bourquin, Kathy Vogel, Rik Elliot, Kayleigh Kriss and Shawn Powers.
Thursday, August 2:
10am First Play 2012 @ Downtown Canton.
11am: Ribs Burnoff @ Stark County Fairgrounds. Broadcasting live and/or on site: Mix 94.1’s Kayleigh Kriss, News-Talk 1480 WHBC’s Pam Cook, Matt Fox and Ron Ponder.
Friday, August 3:
11am Ribs Burnoff @ Stark County Fairgrounds. Broadcasting live: Mix 94.1’s Kayleigh Kriss and News-Talk 1480 WHBC’s Ron Ponder.
11:30am Fashion Show Luncheon @ Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center. News-Talk 1480 WHBC's Matt Fox is your host!
5:15pm Enshrinee’s Gold Jacket Dinner @ Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center. News-Talk 1480 WHBC’s Brian Novak reports live!
6pm Friday Night Reception at The Hall @ Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Saturday, August 4:
8am Timken Grand Parade @ Downtown Canton. News-Talk 1480 WHBC’s Todd Porter and Joe Palmisano broadcast live from Cleveland Avenue and 2nd Street SW. Scott Jennings is on the scene with celebrity reports. Watch for Pam Cook and Matt Fox along with Mix 94.1’s Kathy Vogel and Rik Elliot riding in the parade.
Noon Mounted Memories Autograph Session (Hall of Famers) @ Pro Football Hall of Fame.
4pm Enshrinement Celebration Fan Party @ Pro Football Hall of Fame. Look for WHBC Sports guys Same Bourquin, Dave Scheetz and Ben DiColar broadcasting live.
7pm Enshrinement @ Fawcett Stadium. WHBC Sports live broadcast features Sam Bouquin and Joe Palmisano.
Sunday, August 5:
12:30pm Enshrinees Gameday Roundtable @ Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center. WHBC Sports live broadcast features Dave Scheetz and Ben DiCola. Our appearance is made possible by our friends at Leonard Insurance Services.
3pm Panini Class of 2012 Autograph Session @ Pro Football Hall of Fame.
5pm Enshrinement Celebration Fan Party @ Pro Football Hall of Fame. It’s a special edition of WHBC’s Stark Sports Live with Sam Bourquin, Dave Scheetz, Ben DiCola, Joe Palmisano and Todd Porter.
8pm NFL/Hall of Fame Game @ Hall of Fame Field/Fawcett Stadium • Arizona Cardinals vs. New Orleans Saints. WHBC Sports’ Sam Bourquin is your stadium voice!
Monday, August 6:
6:30pm Drum Corps International Competition @ Paul Brown Tiger Stadium. Mix 94.1’s Kayleigh Kriss is your emcee!
Tuesday, August 14:
7am hour. Pin Project: News-Talk 1480 WHBC’s Pam Cook and Matt Fox announce pin project winners!
Our Ensrinee Salute Sponsors:
Our On Site Sponsors:
Dominic Fonte, Your Local Cutler Realtor
North Canton Collision
Scoreboard Sports Cafe
Kimble Recycling & Disposal
Woodside Pet Cemetery
Schedule tentative and subject to change. Times listed general event start times. Come back for updates or visit www.profootballhoffestival.com for updates!