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.

This week our 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Kaitlyn Hill, a senior softball player from East Community Learning Center. She's been a starting pitcher for the Dragons since freshman year, earning three varsity letters. Her coach Sarah Kramer says Kaitlyn is a leader both on and…
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 08:47

AUDIO: Mayor & Council Members On 'Tobacco 21'

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On Monday, Akron City Council announced the age for the sale of tobacco products have been raised from 18 to 21. Originally proposed by Tamiyka Rose, Akron becomes the tenth city in the state of Ohio to become a “Tobacco 21” town. Akron mayor Dan Horrigan joined the Ray Horner…
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 07:52

AUDIO: Experts Speak on Syria Strike

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On Friday, President Trump announced the United States carried out a strike on Syria, coming off the heels of a chemical attack that occurred on its own citizens earlier in the week. So what is next? Was this a one-time message-sending strike, or could this lead to a full-scale war?…
Mackenzie Hance of Lake High School is this week's 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week. Mackenzie is a member of the Blue Streaks girls basketball team who just wrapped up their regular season 5-10, and are getting ready to start tournament play Saturday against Louisville. Mackenzie who is…
Friday, 13 April 2018 09:34

This Week In Tech with Jeanne Destro-4-13-18 Featured

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This week--Mr. Zuckerberg goes to Washington, worries about Cyberwar, a local biotech startup fighting cancer, cool and creative tech at the Akron Summit county Public library, a new high-tech hearing aid, and a totally free virtual reality experience at the Cleveland International Film Festival.
Tyler Hays from Copley High School is the 1590 WAKR male Student Athlete of the Week for April 13th-20th. While he may not look like baseball hall of famer Randy Johnson, his tall presence on the mound for the Copley Indians would remind one of the Big Unit. Baseball has…
Grace Hete is this week's 1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week. Grace is a junior at Revere Highs School, and is a member of the girls basketball team. Grace first tried her hand at basketball in the fourth she was encouraged to play by her father and friends due…
Thursday, 12 April 2018 07:18

AUDIO: Mayor Horrigan on the Beacon, Bridgestone

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This week has shown some uncertain futures for two long-time staples in the Akron area. Dan Horrigan, the mayor of Akron, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss a few local topics, one of them being the sale of the Akron Beacon Journal to GateHouse Media. Horrigan believes in…
For the fourth-straight year since LeBron James has returned from South Beach, the Cleveland Cavaliers are embarking on another playoff run. John Michael, the radio voice of the Cavs, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to preview the playoffs and the team’s opponent. Michael says the rotations and matchups will…
Monday, 09 April 2018 09:26

MOVIE REVIEWS - New This Week

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A bunch of new movies coming out this week, lets take a look at a few!  
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