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.

Wednesday, 24 November 2021 06:53

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-11-24-21: DIY Apple Repairs Featured

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Do you dare to repair? If so, we have an early Thanksgiving treat today for Apple device owners, as the company has decided it will sell repair parts along with directions to install them, to consumers. This could be great news for consumers and repair shop owners, but there will…
Either due to natural immunity, vaccines, or even the boosters, more people are comfortable gathering for the holidays. However, with the Delta variant turning matters and progress upside down, health officials contunue to urge caution. Donna Skoda is the commissioner of the Summit County Health Department, and she joined the…
As time goes on, marijuana laws are being relaxed across the country. Many states have allowed medicinal marijuana to be consumed, while other states have outright legalized recreational pot. J. Dean Carro is an attorney in the Akron area, and he made some sense of the present and future of…
Although 24 hour operations at West Coast Ports have put a dent in the backlog of containers waiting to be unloaded and shipped across the country; the ongoing supply chain disruption is having a serious impact on Northeast Ohio manufacturing. Find out more about how that disruption, plus a microchip…
Thursday, 18 November 2021 11:27

Children At Risk As COVID Cases Spike in Akron Area

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Akron Children's Hospital Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Rob McGregor, is concerned about the increasing number of young children being hospitalized with COVID-19 in Akron. Even though vaccines are now available for everyone above the age of five, and vaccine boosters are being distributed for seniors and other vulnerable individuals; there…
Wednesday, 17 November 2021 14:55

Student Athletes of the Week: Emma King & Riley Soles

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For our Student Athlete of the Week program, we head towards the Portage Lakes and meet two senior Panthers at Manchester High School. Emma King capped off a historic career at Manchester while gathering first team all PAC-7, first team all district, and first team all-state. She led the Panthers…
Monday, 15 November 2021 09:32

Akron FOP President Sees Challenges in Recruitment

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In recent years, and especially since the protests and riots of 2020, the job of a police officer is not in high demand. Recruitment across the country is down, and many current officers are either waiting until their pensions kick in or just quitting altogether. Clay Cozart is the president…
The student athletes for this week hail from Coventry High School, so let us meet our female and male athletes. Carly Wightman is a three-year letter winner in volleyball in the fall, where she has been the offensive MVP. She was named the 2020 MAC Player of the Year, 2021…
The University of Akron is shutting down its long-running Confucius Institute program, after the US Department of Defense made it clear they will no longer fund military research at Colleges and Universities that continue to allow that Chinese Government-funded program on campus. The goal is to protect US Military technology…
Wednesday, 10 November 2021 07:36

Robert Dodaro Shares Tips On How To Raise Credit Scores

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As the holidays approach, many will reach for the debit card or into savings account to purchase presents for loved ones. However, some will tap into the credit card, and one must know the risks before it gets pulled out of the wallet. scores are, what is considered good credit,…
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