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.

Every day we learn more about COVID-19, the mysterious and deadly disease that has sickened millions of people around the globe, and has killed more than 160 thousand people in the United States so far. Jeanne Destro talked to Dr. Thomas File, who is an Infectious Disease Physician at Summa…
Although they moved into a brand new office complex late last year; the Akron Beacon Journal Newspaper staff hasn't had a chance to spend much time there. Instead, like many Americans during the pandemic; they're working from home. But, as Akron Beacon Journal Editor, Michael Shearer tells Jeanne Destro; they've…
The pandemic has had a major impact on the global food supply chain, with expectations that more than a million people worldwide could starve this year because of disruptions that are making it difficult for farmers to get their crops to market. But, here in the US, though there have…
Wednesday, 05 August 2020 12:29

Pandemic Relief Funds for Summit County Residents

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Times are tough for a lot of businesses and individuals in Summit County as a result of layoffs, shutdowns, and health issues related to COVID-19. But, there is some relief funding available through Summit County, though Congress has yet to reach a compromise on a new pandemic aid package that…
One year ago today (August 4, 2019), 9 people were killed and 17 were wounded, when a gunman armed with an assault rifle opened fire in Dayton’s popular Oregon entertainment district. At the time, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine responded to protesters demands to “do something”, with a pledge to push…
Friday, 31 July 2020 12:48

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-7-31-20 Featured

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Virus protection technology, new car models, and proof the government is tracking UFO’s! Our featured guest this week, is University of Akron Polymer Science doctoral student, Anvay Patil. He's part of a research project on a revolutionary new kind of dye, that could be used for everything from counterfeit-proof money, to…
Though Summit County is back to the orange category as far as COVID-19 cases, recently downgraded from red, the threat of the virus is still present. Public health leaders in and around Akron are taking the proper precautions to ensure the safety of the citizens through the recent spike and…
In the world of sports, entertainment, and leisure, many have proceeded with caution in terms of reopening their establishments, if at all. But the biggest question mark falls under the umbrella of education. It was announced this week that Akron Public Schools will go completely virtual the first nine weeks…
Plenty of changes have occurred in the last year inside the bishop’s office in the Archdiocese of Cleveland. First, Bishop Richard Lennon passed away in October after a long battle with dementia. Then in January, his successor, Bishop Nelson Perez, was called to serve the Diocese of Philadelphia. Come September…
With President Trump talking about sending federal law enforcement officers to other cities including Cleveland, like he has in Portland, Oregon; WAKR Morning Show Host, Ray Horner, talked to CBS News Law Enforcement & Security Analyst, Paul Viollis, about what's really going on, and what that could mean for protests…
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