Tuesday, 08 December 2015 08:30

AUDIO: Puppy Bowl Ref Shares Pet Tips For The Holidays

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Everybody loves a puppy. So why not give the love of your life an adorable fur baby?

Dan Schachner, a personality on the Animal Planet, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about some unique gift ideas involving pets for the holidays, whether it's adopting a pet or finding ways of pampering it.

If you recognize Dan, he's the referee from the acclaimed Puppy Bowl, which is aired opposite the Super Bowl for the animal lovers and football skeptics.

Monday, 07 December 2015 10:25

AUDIO: Jim Kebert Previews Fiesta Bowl

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If you're a part of the Fiesta Bowl committee, Ohio State vs. Notre Dame is your Super Bowl of Super Bowls.

Jim Kebert, a member of said committee, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the selection process for the Fiesta Bowl. Jim says there isn't a school who travels better than Ohio State, and, coupled with the large Fighting Irish alum, the University of Phoenix Stadium will be packed to the rafters.

Friday, 04 December 2015 09:14

AUDIO: Tim Tyrell Recaps Hoban D III Championship

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LeBron James once said, "In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given; everything is earned." This certainly applies to his alma mater's chief rival, and they sure earned their hardware.

Tim Tyrell, the head coach of the Hoban Knights, called into the Ray Horner Morning Show to recap his team's Division III championship. The Knights took home the trophy with a 33-20 win over Toledo Central Catholic at Ohio Stadium.

Tyrell talked about his team's effort all season long, including the 162-yard a two touchdown performance by RB and future OSU Buckeye Todd Sibley.

Friday, 04 December 2015 07:05

AUDIO: Chuck Jones, Others Lend Support to UA

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The University of Akron has had some public relations difficulties of late, but a group of local business leaders are looking to help their image.

Chuck Jones, the CEO of FirstEnergy, stopped in the WAKR studios with UA president Scott Scarborough to discuss their efforts to come together to help the university and the community. Jones joins executives from FirstMerit, GOJO, Goodyear, and other area companies to address these issues and tackle the criticism and PR problems surrounding UA.

Thursday, 03 December 2015 09:21

AUDIO: John Michael On Cavs Stuggles, Injuries

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are off to a 13-5 start, which is impressive and not surprising, even though the Golden State Warriors can't seem to lose.

The Cavs sit atop the Eastern Conference, and because of the nagging injuries to key members, that stat looks extraordinary. The voice of the team, John Michael, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the struggles they've encountered and how they've played through injuries.

Since 1999, the Cleveland Browns haven't exactly played up to snuff by NFL standards. Since their return, the team averages a 5-11 record each year, and each loss brings more boisterous criticism.

Politicians and citizens fought tooth and nail to bring the Browns back, but was it all worth it? That's the question Kevin Kleps from Crain's Business asked. Kevin interviewed politicians and front office members about their efforts in bringing the team back, and he discussed his experiences on the Ray Horner Morning Show.

2016 will be a fresh start for the city of Akron, and the goal is to put the town back on the map.

Planning director Marco Sommerville, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the potential job growth in downtown Akron, as well as recruiting businesses to lay a foundation in the city limits.

Sommerville also touched on the demolition of homes in the city. His goal is to demolish 500 houses per year.

Friday, 27 November 2015 09:58

AUDIO: Dan Coughlin Has Himself Another

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You want stories? Dan Coughlin has a million of them. Maybe even more than that.

Coughlin, the long-time Cleveland sportswriter and sportscaster at WJW, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to promote his third book, Let's Have Another.

In this audio clip, Coughlin mentions his new book and his distrust of the Cleveland Browns. Danny believes Johnny Manziel is "empty calories," and that the Browns need a football guy in charge.

Thursday, 19 November 2015 08:34

AUDIO: Sherrod Brown Urges Against Demagoguing Refugees

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The question whether to take in the Syrian refugees or not is split directly down party lines with no sign of compromise.

Senator Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, sides with his party, believing a Republican embargo on the refugees is based on fear and not facts. The Ohio senator joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the vetting process with refugees and how the American people can be educated on the issue.

Sen. Brown also believes there's "demagoguery" on the part of the Right.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 10:34

AUDIO: Otto Orf Discusses Acquisition of East End Gym

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East End gym, formerly known as Goodyear Hall, is under new management.

Otto Orf, a member of the Rubber City Sports Group, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about what's ahead for the gym. East End gym will house plenty of activities in the near future, including basketball, volleyball, and indoor soccer.

Otto came to local prominence in the 1990s as the goalie the Cleveland Crunch. The Crunch took home three MISL titles, the only championships in Cleveland sports since 1964.

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