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.


Saturday, 24 February 2024 11:50

U-A Esports Celebrates Rocket League Milestone Featured

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The University of Akron's Esports program recently celebrated a career milestone. For the first time Rocket League history; a collegiate team composed of students from the same school qualified for their Championship Series, known as the RLCS. But, though they beat out over 900 other highly rated teams in the…
Friday, 23 February 2024 08:22

Film School: Splash

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Film Study Professor Joe Fortunato joins the Ray Horner Morning Show every Friday. He discusses the classics, behind the scenes, the casts, and more. This week they went back to 1984 with Splash.  
Friday, 23 February 2024 07:21

Bullying: In School & Online

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Today, February 23rd, is International Stand Up to Bullying Day. Bullying is a big issue in schools and online. Dr. Wanda Lash. Director of Student & Family Services at Akron Public Schools, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. She talked about what Akron Schools are doing about it and what…
The Student Athlete of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW and Akron Children’s Hospital. This week's athletes are from Coventry High School.  Madison Badida is the Captain of the Coventry girls bowling team. She's in Soccer and Track and Field as well. Her accomplishments include: 2023-24 District Bowling Qualifier, 2023-24 Metro Athletic…
Thursday, 22 February 2024 07:43

Vladimir Putin a Dictator?

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Dr. Karl Kaltenthaler, Director of the Center for Intelligence and Security Studies at The University of Akron, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. Has Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, turned Russia into a dictatorship? Dr. Kaltenthaler explained how the United States sees it, and how our view may differ from…
Wednesday, 21 February 2024 07:52

Scam Education & More with Sheriff Fatheree

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Sheriff Kandy Fatheree joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. She talked about scams, cyber security, and deputy recruitment.  
Tuesday, 20 February 2024 07:06

Surgical Advances for Chronic Back Pain

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Dr. Gordon Preston,Orthopedic Surgeon with Cleveland Clinic Akron General, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. Dr. Preston specializes in spine surgery. He discussed advancements in back surgery for those that suffer from chronic back pain.  
Monday, 19 February 2024 08:42

Haven of Rest Ministries

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This week's Business of the Week is the Haven of Rest Ministries. Mike Solosky, Donor Relations Coordinator at Haven of Rest Ministries, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show.     Business of the Week is brought to you by Direction Home.
Monday, 19 February 2024 07:46

Akron's Black History

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Akron Historian, Dave Lieberth, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. He talked with Ray about Akron's Black History.  
Saturday, 17 February 2024 05:40

Wings Over America: NASA Testing New Space Plane In NE Ohio Featured

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A new era in space exploration is unfolding at NASA's Neil Armstrong Test Facility near Sandusky, Ohio. That's where they're testing the new autonomous Dream Chaser Space Plane, made by Colorado-based, Sierra Space. The first of its kind, named "Tenacity", is currently undergoing rigorous testing, with plans for it to…
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