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.

How much of a role is social media playing in the violence and divide in our country? A lot, and it could get worse if we do not act now. Dr. Amber Ferris is an associate professor of communications at the University of Akron, and she spoke of the potential…
Beam me up, Scotty! Quantum computers can "teleport" information. Find out how that might work, and how soon we may be able to start using this revolutionary new technology, in the first installment of our two-part series, "Science Fiction Meets Science Fact". This week's featured guest is University of Akron…
From the hysteria surrounding the pandemic to political and social unrest, American cities large, medium, and small have been affected in some way. Akron mayor Dan Horrigan joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to touch on a slew of issues, from downtown construction to security measures. First, the construction is…
Thursday, 14 January 2021 07:58

WAKR COVID-19 Webinar

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Get the latest on COVID-19, vaccines, and how to keep yourself as safe as possible, with WAKR's Ray Horner, as he interviews the heads of all the local hospitals, infectious disease experts, and Summit County Public Health Commissioner, Donna Skoda. Click here, to view video on YouTube.  
For our Student Athlete of the Week program, we begin 2021 just across the border in Medina County, as we meet two Wadsworth Grizzlies. Maggie Long is a three-year letter winner and captain of the Lady Grizzlies basketball team. She was named to the All-Suburban League first team as a…
A troop of gorillas at the San Diego Zoo recently tested positive for COVID-19. How common is it for animals, both wild or domesticated, to catch this virus? And is it as dangerous and fatal as it has been with human beings? According to Elena Bell from the Akron Zoo,…
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says he would ideally want students back in the classrooms full-time by March 1st, nearly one full year since districts began early spring breaks and remote learning. Many want the kids back in school, but that still poses a few questions and hurdles some seven weeks…
As COVID-19 continues to rage on, some Americans have the ability and luxury to work from home. But many do not, and with the threat of the virus always there, there could be some liability protection in the workplace. Tony Tsarouhas is an attorney in the Akron area, and he…
Friday, 08 January 2021 13:53

Donna Skoda on Summit County's Vaccine Rollout

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As the Capitol Hill riots took the headlines since Wednesday afternoon, COVID-19 took a backseat as far as news coverage goes. But the pandemic continues to rage on. Donna Skoda is the commissioner of Summit County Public Health, and she joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to go over the…
Tech giants like Amazon and Apple aren't the only companies that have prospered since the start of the pandemic. Some manufacturing companies that use advanced technology are also doing well. Find out which ones, as we talk to MAGNET President and CEO, Ethan Karp. We're also talking with Akron Fire…
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