Ray Horner Morning Show

wakr rayRay has been the WAKR Morning host for since 2000 after a successful career in the Erie , Pennsylvania market as a Host and Operation Manager for WAKR/ WZPR / WMDE radio in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Ray won the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Sportscaster of the year two times and is currently the play-by-play voice of Hiram College Athletics. Ray has been involved in Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Akron Children's Concert Society, Akron Public Schools, and The Embrace Care Clinic. Ray loves baseball, outdoor activities and spending time with his four children, Elizabeth, Rocco, Ava and Gia. Ray, his wife, Melissa and the children live in Wadsworth, Ohio.


Tuesday, 31 January 2023 07:19

The Legacy of John Adams

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John Adams, known for drumming at Cleveland baseball games since 1973, passed away Monday. Senior VP of the Cleveland Guardians, Bobby DiBiasio, joined Ray to talk about the loss, the dedication to the super-fan in Heritage Park, and more. 
Monday, 30 January 2023 06:50

Tallmadge Mayor Not Running for Another Term

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Tallmadge Mayor, David Kline, has announced that he will not be running for office again. He talked with Ray about the difficult decision, what's next, and more. 
Friday, 27 January 2023 07:20

Film School: Lawrence of Arabia

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Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. This week Ray and Joe discussed the 1962 War-Drama, Lawrence of Arabia. 
Akron City Council Member, Jeff Fusco, joined Ray. They talked about the Safe Pledge Program, encouraging bars and restaurants to keep their areas safe by following Covid-19 protocols. 
A new artificial intelligence-powered chatbot called ChatGPT is taking the world of education by storm, because it can write so well; it can seem like its work was produced by a human.  In addition, the bot can write computer code, which could be harnessed by criminals or nation states bent…
Thursday, 26 January 2023 08:00

Upgrades Coming to Progressive Field

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Brian Barron, President of Business Operations for the Cleveland Guardians, joined Ray. They discussed the changes and upgrades coming to Progressive Field, the timeline, and more! 
Wednesday, 25 January 2023 08:55

Four Pillars of Athletic Performance

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Dr. Michelle Levitt from the Sports Medicine department at Akron Children's Hospital joined Ray. They talked about the four pillars of performance for young athletes. 
Wednesday, 25 January 2023 07:42

Jeff Wilhite Running for Mayor of Akron

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Council Member Jeff Wilhite announced that he is running for Mayor of Akron. He joined Ray to discuss his choice to run, his experience, priority issues, and more.
Wednesday, 25 January 2023 07:16

ZipAssist Program at the University of Akron

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The University of Akron and the Salvation Army have teamed up to help students with a unique program called ZipAssist. Pamela Hopkins, Case Manager with Salvation Army, and Alison Doehring, Director of Zip Assist Program, joined Ray to discuss the partnership. 
The Student Athlete of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW and Akron Children’s Hospital.  This week's athletes are from Revere High School. Abby DiSalvo is a senior, 4-year letterman and captain on the Revere Girls Swim Team. She swims the 200 free and 100 fly and is Suburban League Champ…
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