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.

With the football playoffs returning Tom Benson Stadium, and after a successful couple of weeks with the softball and baseball tournaments, the Akron-Canton area seems to be the epicenter for high school sports. Doug Ute is the executive director of the OHSAA, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show…
The Ohio Senate is trying to stop broadband expansion in Ohio, and even shut down municipal broadband providers like Fairlawn Gig.   That's  why local officials, and other interest groups like AARP, are lobbying hard against a budget proposal being debated now in an Ohio House-Senate  conference committee.    Featured…
As the first day of summer approaches, and with vaccinated folks feeling comfortable getting out and gathering again, cities such as Akron have the chance to bounce back from a bleak 2020. James Hardy is the deputy mayor of Akron, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk…
If Akron City Council approves a proposed ordinance regulating the release of police body cam videos; you'll be able to view them online within 7 days of the incident. That would be a first, not just for Akron; but for any city in the US, according to Akron City Council…
Wednesday, 16 June 2021 07:24

Hey Bobby! - 6/16/2021

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Time now for Hey Bobby!, a weekly Cleveland Indians segment with VP Bob DiBiasio and WAKR's Ray Horner. Ray and Bobby chatted this Wednesday about the passing of Jim "Mudcat" Grant, Shane Bieber heading to the IL, and MLB's crackdown on foreign substances being used on the baseballs. Hey Bobby!…
President Joe Biden is on his first trip overseas, as he has taken part in both the G-7 and NATO summits. Now, he has quite a task in meeting with President Putin from Russia. Dr. David Beer is a professor of political science at Malone University, and he joined the…
Friday, 11 June 2021 08:53

Bases & Balls with Jim Rosenhaus - 6/11/2021

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Time now for Bases & Balls, a weekly segment with WAKR's Ray Horner and Tribe broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus! Today, Rosey and Ray opened the conversation about the "Bradleys" in Bradley Zimmer and Bobby Bradley, the "Rosarios" in Amed Rosario and Eddie Rosario, and the impact of having Terry Francona in…
The summertime sun and heat are upon us, and in Akron, Ohio, that also means it is "orange barrel season." Justin Chesnic is with ODOT District 4, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the latest projects happening throughout the area. The $161 million project at…
The days of contact hitting in baseball are long gone, and old school baseball fans yearn for the days of the Rod Carew or Wade Boggs opposite field slap hit. ESPN baseball analyst Tim Kurkjian joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the changes to Major League Baseball…
Once the calendarsĀ flipped to 2021, there was a major demand by the American people for vaccines. As the year went on, availability of it increased, and those who want to get a vaccine can do so without issue. But vaccinations have stalled, and mass vaccination sites have shut down.…
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