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, 28 October 2019 10:05

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/28/2019

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:19 - It’s been a while since we had Dr. John Green on as a political analyst, as he heads up the Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, and he joined the show to touch on his brief tenure as interim president of the University of Akron. Dr. Green also talked…
Friday, 25 October 2019 10:07

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-10-25-19 Featured

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Humans may be at the top of the food chain when it comes to other living and breathing creatures on earth; but when it comes to sheer smarts, we're being way out-classed by Artificial Intelligence. Find out why that's a good thing---at least according to David Weinberger, in his new…
This week our 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Gabriela Heideman, a senior tennis player from Wadsworth High School. She says she got into the love of tennis from an early age and hasn't stopped since. "I started when I was 9,  my dad got us a…
Thursday, 24 October 2019 09:02

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/25/2019

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:19 - Progressive Field is getting some accolades as being the best ballpark in baseball. While other ballparks may have nicer or more updated facilities (PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Petco Park in San Diego, etc.), the criteria is that Progressive Field offers more in-game entertainment and food options for the…
Thursday, 24 October 2019 09:01

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/24/2019

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:19 - Longtime newscaster in the Cleveland market, Romona Robinson, has remained busy since her time at Cleveland 19 ended. She’s out with her second book, Your Voice is Your Power, and she talked to Ray about her writing process and reaching out to members of the community. 9:29 -…
Wednesday, 23 October 2019 09:06

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/23/2019

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:19 - We’ve been hearing about impeachment, but what exactly does that mean? What happens when a president is impeached but not removed from office? Attorney and president of the Akron Bar Association, Dean Carro, joined the show to share what happens during an impeachment process. 6:32 - Off the…
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 08:20

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/22/2019

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:19 - No Ray today, but no problem, as Tony Mazur and Jim Albright manned the ship this morning. They touched on the settlement that Summit and Cuyahoga County had with four drug companies over the opioid crisis. Four other states are looking to similar settlements, as well. 8:38 -…
Monday, 21 October 2019 11:20

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/21/2019

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:19 - Ray is out till Wednesday, so guest hosts Tony Mazur and Jim Albright discussed the hard-hitting questions of our day: what exactly constitutes a sandwich? Is a hamburger a sandwich? What about a hotdog? Could a taco or burrito be under the sandwich umbrella? Then it went off…
Friday, 18 October 2019 11:09

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-10-18-19 Featured

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This week, enlisting private cyber warriors to keep the public safe from hackers, spies, and criminals. We’ll also hear about some new high tech cameras that can help the blind to see, help you stay safe in traffic, and help Big Brother see you—wherever you are.  
Friday, 18 October 2019 06:40

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/18/2019

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:19 - Yes, we’ve talked about this a-plenty over the years, and it’s how the state of retail keeps changing. The panel touched on the future of retail, and how stores such as Dollar General have adapted, while others in Kmart and Sears have not and fallen by the wayside.…
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