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, 23 July 2024 12:11

Recovering From The Great Computer Meltdown: What's Next? Featured

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This past Friday's worldwide Microsoft computer meltdown will likely go down in history as one of the most epic tech failures...ever. Airlines, hospitals, banks, retailers, government agencies; you name it–all dead in the water for hours, with everybody staring at the dreaded blue screen of death, repeatedly trying to reboot…
Tuesday, 23 July 2024 07:09

Managing Back to School Anxiety

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It's time to start getting the kids ready to go back to school. Dr. Debbie Plate from Cleveland Clinic Akron General joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. She talked about helping your children manage the stress and anxiety of going to a new school, starting school for the first time, and going back…
Monday, 22 July 2024 08:33

Business of the Week: Pizza Cat

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Each week, WAKR's Ray Horner profiles a local business. This week, Ray talked with Matt LeCat of Pizza Cat!  
President Biden announced that he will not be running for re-election and has endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris. Dr. David Beer, Professor of Political Science at Malone University, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. They discussed President Biden's decision to drop out, Kamala Harris' run, and Donald Trump's campaign.    Dr.…
Friday, 19 July 2024 11:23

Who You Gonna Call? Ham Radio To the Rescue! Featured

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There's probably no better day than today, while we're in the midst of a global Microsoft outage caused by a faulty CrowdStrike cybersecurity update, to talk about how big, high tech systems can, and do, fail. That's why Summit County is now hosting Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) equipment on…
Friday, 19 July 2024 08:35

Tech Help for Seniors

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Matt Reed, Vice President, Community Engagement, Direction Home Akron Canton area Agency on Aging and Disabilities, joined Jeanne Destro on the Ray Horner Morning Show. He talked about the digital inclusion program for seniors.   
Friday, 19 July 2024 08:32

Film School: Batman

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Joe Fortunato joined Jeanne Destro on the Ray Horner Morning show to talk about 1989's Batman.  
Dan Dauk joined Jeanne Destro on the Ray Horner Morning Show. He recapped the Kaulig Companies Championship and talked about senior golfing.   
The University of Akron's Police Department is moving their dispatch operations over to the City of Akron's Safety Communications Center. University of Akron's Police Chief Jim Gilbride joined Jeanne Destro on the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the change.      More communication changes are coming as Summit County…
Thursday, 18 July 2024 06:08

Trump Classified Documents Case Dismissed

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Attorney Dean Carro joined Jeanne Destro on the Ray Horner Morning Show. They discussed the dismissal of Trump's classified documents case.   
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