Gary is joined by Michelle Beyer, James Molnar, Suzie Thomas, Heather Morris and Major Thomas Grace with the committee that coordinates Share the Warmth – A Family Christmas Eve.  He co-chairs the event that is held each Christmas Eve – to feed the homeless and near homeless of Canton.

Eric Trump, the The President’s son was in Canton Friday morning, and he spoke with Gary in-between stops, while traveling the state with Ohio Republican candidates, Jim Renacci, Bob Gibbs. 

Gary asked Eric about the rigors of campaigning and if he felt his father was “misunderstood”.

Yes, the “Downtown” singer will be in Canton This Weekend. Her career now spans seven decades, as she began entertaining during WW II.  Petula was propelled to international stardom with the hit, “Downtown” — the first of 15 consecutive Top 40 hits.

Petula talked about her career — which included, starring on screen with Fred Astaire in the hit musical, “Finian’s Rainbow”, and “Goodbye Mr. Chips”, with Peter O’Toole”.  Learn how she was instrumental in introducing The Carpenters to the world….


Entertainer Vicky Lawrence has a new hit tv show, “Cool Kids”. She took time out of her schedule to talk with Gary Rivers about the show and a medical condition she battles each day.


Shana Hlas was a guest on the Gary Rivers Show Tuesday morning.  The family went to an audition at Kalahari in Sandusky earlier this year.  And made it to a taping in LA afterwards.



In the case of the Hlas family of Norton, all graduates of The University of Akron, competing on Family Feud was a once-in-a-lifetime bonding experience.

Marketing themselves as the fun, lovable family from Northeast Ohio with children who never want to move out, the family team consisted of: Joe Hlas, father (Electronic Engineering Technology, ‘85), Shana Hlas, daughter (Marketing & Sales Management, ‘17), Joey Hlas, son (Electrical Engineering Technology, ‘17), Breanna Hlas, daughter (Biomedical Engineering, ‘17) and Matthew Hlas, son (Chemical Engineering, ‘20).

The family auditioned back in October 2017 at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky after submitting an application and fun audition tape. They participated in a mock round against other families and did so well that they were invited to complete the interview round.

After their tryout, the family was told to wait for a postcard in the mail and if they receive that, they would be in the active file to be called. A few weeks later they received an e-mail with a list of dates to choose from, and on March 9 they got a phone call from the show with details on the date to fly out to Los Angeles for the taping.

The Hlas family will make their on-air debut Oct. 17 at 3 p.m. on WOIO Cleveland 19. They aren’t giving any hints as to their success, but if successful, will also appear on the Oct. 18 episode.

Eligibility. You must have 5 family members related by blood, marriage or legal adoption. You must be a U.S. citizen or have permission to work within the United States. There is no age requirement to be on Family Feud, but we suggest thatcontestants are 15 years or older due to the nature of the questions.