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.

Monday, 12 April 2021 08:05

Dr. Hazel Barton on Variants, Vaccine Efficacy

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The worry of late has been a potential fourth wave of COVID-19, with the mutation of the variants, and the state of Michigan is being hit hard. Dr. Hazel Barton is a microbiologist at the University of Akron, and she joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the…
Friday, 09 April 2021 14:16

Sex Addiction: Is it Real?

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When authorities arrested the alleged shooter in the recent mass shooting which took the lives of 8 people, including six Asian women in Atlanta; there were initial reports he claimed a "sex addiction" was to blame. But, is there really such a thing? According to University of Akron Psychology Professor,…
Friday, 09 April 2021 13:24

Pandemic Poetry: "Dear Vaccine"

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Millions of people around the world are using poetry to express their feelings after getting their COVID-19 vaccine, through a global arts project called "Dear Vaccine". Listen to Jeanne Destro's conversation with David Hassler from Kent State University's Wick Poetry Center to find out how you can add your unique…
In his new book, "Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions"; Pulitzer Prize winning Author, Michael Moss, contends that all the salty, sugar-filled, fat-rich, processed foods we love so much are not just simply the objects of our desire. In fact, he says, they are…
Akron Police are disputing claims by a domestic violence suspect that he was nearly killed during an arrest in February. Charles Hicks said he couldn't breathe when the officer's knee was holding him down by the neck, something that Akron Acting Police Chief Michael Caprez says it just didn't happen.…
While many parents have been worried that increased screen time and app use could be harmful to their kids; there have been no large scale scientific studies that could prove whether or not that is true. But now, there is a push in Congress to make that happen. 16th District…
Friday, 09 April 2021 05:17

Sen. Sherrod Brown on Jobs Plan

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President Biden has made it a mission to put jobs and infrastructure at the top of his priorities list, and now it is a matter of how well it would go over in the Senate. One senator in particular has also had this at the forefront of his campaigns for…
It's pretty easy to feel down these days. After all, it's been more than a year since the pandemic began, and while things are a little closer "normal" as people start getting vaccinated; we're not out of the woods yet. But, as Psychologist and Author, Dr. Toni Cooper tells Jeanne…
Two Kent State University Professors are spearheading a "Rally Against Hate" on campus in front of the Music building this evening (Wednesday, April 7) from 5:30 to 6:30, to spotlight and push back against a wave of anti-Asian hate crimes. Such crimes have been on the rise nationwide since the…
Wednesday, 07 April 2021 13:29

Walk More, Live Longer

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Everybody knows that walking is good for your health, but did you know that just doing even a moderate amount each week can help you live longer? That's the word from SummaCare President, Bill Epling, who talked to Jeanne Destro today on behalf of the American Heart Association in anticipation…
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