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.

Children in the future will know what it was like to be a Toys ‘R’ Us kid. But it is not just the toy stores that are being affected. Jonathan Walsh, consumer reporter at WEWS/News 5 in Cleveland, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the change in…
This week, our 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Lexi Shultz, a senior softball player from Ellet High School. Lexi has been interested in softball from an early age and grew to love the sport. “I've been playing ever since I was in T-ball, since I was…
The trees of Issue 4 are beginning to bear fruit. One of those fruits is a new fire station in Middlebury. Akron mayor Dan Horrigan joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about replacing fire station #2 over on East Market Street. Horrigan has stressed the monies from Issue…
Friday, 16 March 2018 07:42

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-3-16-18 Featured

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This week, we’re focusing on cybersecurity, concerns about the upcoming election, and what’s being done to train people to keep both civilian and government networks safe.
Thursday, 15 March 2018 19:14

AUDIO: Soap Box Derby CEO on Chinese Expansion

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The All-American Soap Box Derby continues to spread its name and purpose across the globe. A few months back it was Australia. Now China is getting into the mix. Mark Gerberich, the president and CEO of the AASBD, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the derby heading…
Over the last decade, the push to revitalize some of Akron’s non-downtown neighborhoods is beginning to pay dividends. One such neighborhood is Highland Square, which appears to be the model for other areas. Planning director Jason Segedy joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the success of Highland Square.…
Thursday, 15 March 2018 18:17

1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week: Zach Larue

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Zach Larue from Manchester High School is the male 1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week. Zach is a member of the Panthers wrestling team, and has recently made a run to states, finishing fourth in his weight class as a junior. Zach weighhs in a 126 pounds, and he…
Wadsworth senior Sophia Fortner is the female 1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week for March 16th-23rd. Sophia is the point guard for the Grizzlies’ basketball team, who, at the time of this writing and recording, were headed to Columbus for the state tournament. An ACL injury hurt not only…
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 07:45

AUDIO: Mike Rasor On Stow Downtown Development

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The city of Stow has two large retail districts, but the downtown area does not have much development. That may soon change. At-large councilman Mike Rasor joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to showcase his ideas for a downtown Stow. Rasor says he put out a poll on social media,…
This week's 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Drew Williams from Kenmore-Garfield High School. Drew is a senior guard on the basketball team for the Golden Rams. He also runs cross country so he can stay in top shape during basketball season. He says it really helps…
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