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.

Friday, 30 October 2020 11:10

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-10-30-20 Featured

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This week, privacy and government surveillance, through the lens of home security cameras mounted on your own front door. Although we're focused on a proposal now in front of Akron City Council; it is a scenario that's being played out in communities all over the country. At issue is whether…
Friday, 30 October 2020 07:11

Summa Health President: Keep Guard Up Against COVID

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Both Ohio and the United States have hit record highs in COVID-19 cases during the pandemic this week. Though Northeast Ohio, especially Cuyahoga County, avoided the high risk purple level, Summit County remains in the red. Dr. Cliff Deveny is the president and CEO of Summa Health joined the Ray…
For our student athletes of this week, we head east and go to….East! We honor two seniors from East CLC today. DeAsia Moore is a member of the Dragons’ volleyball team, and David Banks, who also attends Akron Early College, is on the football team. The Student Athlete of the…
Three local agencies that help victims of crime and abuse have had to significantly cut their budgets and lay off employees as a result of federal and state funding cuts. Jeanne Destro talked to the leaders of those organizations this week, about dealing with those challenges during a pandemic that…
Wednesday, 28 October 2020 13:09

Making Them Pay: Opiod Litigation Update

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It's not just that they made and distributed a dangerous and addictive drug; it's that they denied it was addictive, marketed it aggressively, used illegal tactics to do it, and then lied about it. That's why the US Department of Justice got a more than $8 billion dollar civil and…
The pandemic has been hard on theaters and theater companies in our area, but while they've been down; they're certainly not out. Listen here, as Jeanne Destro gets the latest on how they're planning big comebacks at The Akron Civic Theater, The Rubber City Theatre Company, and the Weathervane Playhouse.…
The Akron City School Board decided to continue their pandemic-related remote learning program intact through the end of the year, with a few exceptions.  School Board President, Patrick Bravo explained why, and how it works, during a conversation this morning with Jeanne Destro.
With the holidays just around the corner; now is a good time to think about how to celebrate them safely. Summit County Public Health Commissioner, Donna Skoda, talked to Jeanne Destro about how COVID-19 is still on the rise, and why celebrating differently this year can keep everyone more healthy.…
All Akron Public School students are learning from home during the pandemic, but what about students who are homeless? How are they going to keep up with their lessons? That's where APS "Project Rise" comes in, as Homeless Education Liaison, Shannah Carino explains to Jeanne Destro.
Akron City Council is considering a proposal to buy home surveillance cameras for citizens in high crime neighborhoods, so that home videos can be easily shared with police. But Akron is not alone. In fact, more than 1,300 cities nationwide have signed agreements giving police easy access to Amazon RING…
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