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The Rock and Recovery Mission: Provide entertaining and meaningful music and uplifting messages with individual testimonials for people experiencing recovery from substance use, alcohol, trauma and mental health disorders. This resource is open to loved ones, families and friends as well. Rock and Recovery mobilizes and supports our recovery community to grow and heal together through the therapeutic power of music mixed with messages of hope and inspiration curated to serve as encouragement for each personal recovery journey.


Rock and Recovery™ is a community for people experiencing recovery from substance abuse and alcohol as well as trauma and mental health issues. Curated around the healing power of music Rock and Recovery supports self-motivation, shares information and resources and offers personal serenity both on-air and online.


Based in Akron, Ohio – the birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous and the modern recovery movement – Rock and Recovery™ mixes music with stories and resources that will inspire and offer strength and hope to support each individual recovery journey.


Rock and Recovery™ utilizes the healing power of music as a platform for support featuring an extensive library of specially curated songs. The music is uplifting and spiritual (but not religious) The messages are positive and reflective (but not preachy) featuring classic songs you already know and love.


Rock and Recovery™ weaves “information capsules” – personal stories, anecdotes and real-time, modern intervention strategies – from professional health-care providers, recovering addicts and their families, artists, musicians, and many more. Listen for the ultra-personal My Recovery Rocks sound bytes and Rock and Recovery™ Minutes on air and online, and visit the website or download the app for full live interviews and Recovery Talks!

Rock and Recovery™ is highly accessible, providing 24/7/365 support through a dedicated streaming audio website and mobile app, and airing regionally seven nights a week, from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. on WAPS (91.3FM) Akron/Canton, and WKTL (90.7FM) Youngstown/Warren and western PA. Rock and Recovery™ also offers a fast-growing and active social media community on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Rock and Recovery™ resources connect and engage individuals in recovery from addiction, trauma and mental health challenges with a community of peers, sharing information and personal journeys, and inspiring hope and healing. Among many other outcomes, the unique program model:


+Provides creative wrap-around support for professional treatment programs


+Increases sense of hope and calls to action that improve quality of life for individuals and their circle of friends and family


+Mobilizes regional, national and global recovery and mental health communities

About Garrett Hart


Garrett Hart is the creator and program director of Rock and Recovery radio. Garrett has brought his four decades of successful programming experience at market-leading commercial radio stations to develop a format of music and messaging specifically for people experiencing recovery.

In the process of crafting the format, Garrett learned that recovery is a process that includes not only alcohol and drug addiction but also trauma, emotional disruptions and mental health disorders. Recovery not only affects the individual but also family, friends, loved ones, and the stability of the whole community. All of these aspects are shared with Rock & Recovery listeners.

Garrett is the host of the nightly Rock and Recovery radio show on The Summit 91.3 fm in Akron/Canton and WKTL fm in Youngstown Ohio. He is the programmer of the Rock and Recovery 24/7/365 streaming channel.

“I am doing the most challenging and rewarding work of my career,” said Garrett.

Rock and Recovery continues to provide entertainment and support to raise awareness, remove stigma and offer hope to our recovery community.


Cheryl McMillan - Chair

Judy Kerstein

Marc Lee Shannon

David Smeltz

Matt Anthony

Dave Rich

Amy Lee

Linda Jackson

Laura Smiley

Emily Beers

Chrissy Strong

Tommy Bruno

Garrett Hart

Thom Craig

Lou Markulin

Karin French

Ken Kerstein

Todd Moss

Ryan Humbert

DISCLAIMER: Summit Media states that the information presented on-air and/or on line by Rock and Recovery Radio and is intended to provide broad understanding and knowledge of the issues and conditions discussed. All the information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. We do not recommend the self-management of health problems. We cannot and will not give you medical advice. If you have any health related questions, consult your physician or health care provider. The information obtained from this service is not exhaustive and does not cover all aspects of the diseases, ailments, physical conditions or their treatment.

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