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.

Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan announced that he will not be running for another term. He joined Ray to talk about the thought and emotion that went into the very tough decision. 
Wednesday, 05 October 2022 08:02

A Competitive Race for Mayor on Akron's Horizon

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J. Cherie Strachan, Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Akron Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, joined Ray. They discussed the Mayor of Akron's announcement that he will not run for re-election. Many have come forward with interest for the position which Cherie said is a good sign…
Wednesday, 05 October 2022 06:41

Hey Bobby! 10.5.22

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Bobby DiBiasio of the Cleveland Guardians joined Ray for another edition of Hey Bobby! They talked about getting back to old fashioned baseball, analytics of the team, and the Rays. 
Margo Sommerville, President of Akron City Council, joined Ray to talk about a demonstration they had on dash cams and tasers. She says that the technology has improved from the dash cams of old and would work with existing equipment. They also talk about tasers and council meetings staying virtual. {podcast…
Christy Peters, Communications Manager at the American Red Cross, and Megan Sylvester, a Volunteer with American Red Cross who has been deployed in Florida, joined Ray Monday morning. They discussed the damage caused by Hurricane Ian, the current condition of Florida, support available, help sent to the Carolinas, and more. {podcast…
Friday, 30 September 2022 08:17

Film School: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. This week they focused on the 1975 Drama/Comedy, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest". 
Friday, 30 September 2022 07:55

The Soft Scoop 9.30.22

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Listen to this week's Soft Scoop with Steffany Nicole, in for Lynn Kelly. She'll keep you up to date with concerts and events. Brought to you by Red Wing Shoes.
Friday, 30 September 2022 07:33

NASA Hits Asteroid in First DART Mission

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DART, Double Asteroid Redirection Test, is a mission launched by NASA for planetary defense against Asteroids. Assistant Professor at Kent State University in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering department, Dr. Ye Lu joined Ray. They talked about the first test, the mission, and the science behind it all. 
Friday, 30 September 2022 06:42

Bases & Balls 9.30.22

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Guardian's Broadcaster, Jim Rosenhaus, joins Ray every Friday. This week, they talked about the post game locker room, big moments in the season, trend setting, and more. 
Friday, 30 September 2022 06:17

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-9-30-22: Quantum Clinic Featured

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The Cleveland Clinic is taking medicine to the next level, as they collaborate with IBM on a 10 year "Discovery Accelerator" research project that will include using a Quantum computer. Listen now, as Jeanne Destro finds out why with Cleveland Clinic Chief Research Information Officer, Dr. Lara Jehi.
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