Friday, 22 July 2022 06:02

The Soft Scoop 7.22.22

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Listen to this week's Soft Scoop with Lynn Kelly. She'll keep you up to date with concerts and events. Brought to you by Red Wing Shoes.

Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan joined Ray. They talked about making decisions about the curfew, demonstrations and protests, having patience through the process/investigation of Jayland Walker's death, and some things being put in place for future issues and concerns. 

Thursday, 21 July 2022 06:11

Thrill on the Hill 7.21.22

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Ray discusses the history of Akron's Soap Box Derby at Derby Downs every morning through July 23rd in Thrill on the Hill.

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Akron Police and the Summit County Medical Examiner's office have released more information regarding the pedestrian that was killed along I-77 North at Vernon Odom Boulevard early Wednesday morning.
 
The victim has been identified as 29-year-old Morgan Guice from Akron. 
 
Akron Police say she was crossing the interstate eastbound from the southbound shoulder and she climbed over the median barrier into the northbound lanes when she was hit. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
 
The 64-year-old driver of the vehicle who hit the woman was unharmed and is cooperating with the investigation.
 
Several lanes of the highway were closed well into the morning commute on Wednesday. There was a second accident later in the morning as well. 
Thursday, 21 July 2022 04:35

Photos of Suspect Vehicle in 4-Year-Old's Murder

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More than three weeks after the fatal shooting of four-year-old Journei Tolbert and 40-year-old Johnny Gaiter, Akron Police are releasing footage of a vehicle they say may be involved.
 

 
The two were shot and killed after someone opened fire on a group of people during a party in a parking lot in the 700 block of Boulevard Street the night of July 8th.
 
On Wednesday, APD released pictures of a dark-colored SUV that detectives say the suspects fled the scene in. See those photos now at WAKR.net. Anyone with information is asked to contact Akron Police.
Wednesday, 20 July 2022 07:18

1999 World Champion, Allan Endres

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Allan Endres, 1999 Soap Box Derby World Champion, joined Ray to talk about how he got into racing, the thrill of going down the hill at Derby Downs, and more.


Wednesday, 20 July 2022 07:07

Hey Bobby! 7.20.22

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Bobby DiBiasio of the Cleveland Guardians joins Ray every Wednesday to talk baseball. This week, they discuss the first half of the season and the legend, Bob Feller.

 

Gregg Mervis, President & CEO ยท Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau, joined Ray to talk about the economic impact of the Soap Box Derby, Bridgestone Invitational, and other similar events. They discussed showcasing Akron and outdoor attractions throughout the area. 

Tuesday, 19 July 2022 06:11

Thrill on the Hill 7.19.22

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Ray discusses the history of Akron's Soap Box Derby at Derby Downs every morning through July 23rd in Thrill on the Hill.

Brought to you by SC Fastening Systems at WAKR.


Monday, 18 July 2022 07:54

Soap Box Derby's Bob Troyer on Race Week

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Soap Box Derby Public Relations Chairman, Bob Troyer, joined Ray. They talked about bringing back the opening ceremonies, the process of contestant arrivals & inspections, the track, and more.


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