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, 21 July 2023 07:06

Extreme Weather; Is This the New Norm?

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The country has seen some extreme weather lately, high heat, flooding, tornados, and more. Cameron Lee, Associate Professor of Geography at Kent State University, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. They talked about climate change and what to expect going forward.  
Friday, 21 July 2023 08:45

Bases & Balls 7.21.23

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Guardians Broadcaster, Jim Rosenhaus, joins the Ray Horner Morning Show every Friday to talk baseball in 'Bases & Balls!'. This week they talked about the bullpen, Shane Bieber, Oscar Gonzalez, and more!
Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan joined the Ray Horner Morning Show on Thursday. They discussed Horrigan's dispute with the EPA over a $200 Million sewer plan. They also talked sewer rates, towing fees, and more.   
Wednesday, 19 July 2023 06:47

The Soap Box Derby: Race Week & a New CEO

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It's race week for the Soap Box Derby. Board Chair, Bret Treier joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss race week and the newly appointed president and chief executive officer, Scott Taylor. Taylor also joined Ray to discuss his new position, which he moves into on August 21st.   
Wednesday, 19 July 2023 07:15

Hey Bobby! 7.19.23

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Bobby DiBiasio of the Cleveland Guardians joined the Ray Horner Morning Show for his weekly episode of Hey Bobby! This week, Ray and Bobby talked about Josh Naylor's incredible season and the connection between the Rubber Ducks and the Guardians. 
Tuesday, 18 July 2023 08:53

Jeff Iula on the Soap Box Derby

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Jeff Iula, Derby historian, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. They discussed Iula's family member in the race Tuesday, his family history with the Soap Box Derby, and more.  
Monday, 17 July 2023 07:14

It's Soap Box Derby Week in Akron!

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The International Soap Box Derby kicks off this week. Bob Troyer, public relations chairman of the Soap Box Derby, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. They discussed the week ahead!  
Wouldn't it be great if you could endlessly recycle an enormously useful resource, do it for less money than it takes to make it brand new, keep tons of waste out of landfills, and reduce air pollution all at the same time? Well, yes. Yes it would be. That's why…
Friday, 14 July 2023 08:24

Film School: Animal House

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Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. This week,they go back to 1978 to talk about, as Joe Calls it, 'One of the most beloved comedies probably of all time', Animal House.   
Friday, 14 July 2023 07:43

Golf Tips: Tree Hazards

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Golf Pro, Dan Dauk, joins the Ray Horner Morning Show every Friday with tips and info for golfers. This week Dan talked about tree hazards, hitting high and hitting low.   
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