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.

Bob Ethington from the Akron-Summit County Public Library is back for another round of book recommendations during the pandemic and subsequent lockdown.
Thursday, 21 May 2020 08:45

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/21/2020

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:17 - It will not be a typical Memorial Day anywhere, from COVID-19 to social distancing. Some will do Zoom meet-ups, while others will celebrate the holiday in person but at a distance with personal and disposable utensils. Donna Skoda is the health commissioner in Summit County, and she shared…
Akron, like the rest of Ohio, will see a continued roll-out of indoor restaurants, on top of other businesses and retail. The question is how a town with as many citizens can do this in the safest manner possible. Akron mayor Dan Horrigan joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to…
Wednesday, 20 May 2020 08:35

Rep. Tim Ryan on Reopening Ohio, Manufacturing

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With Ohio going through their next phase of reopening, politicians and medical professionals have urged citizens to take the proper precautions. One of those politicians is Congressman Tim Ryan, who joined the Ray Horner Morning Show on Tuesday. Rep. Ryan went over a variety of topics on the minds of…
Wednesday, 20 May 2020 07:48

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/20/2020

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:17 - Need a few items from the grocery store, followed by some home improvement supplies, then a trip to the drug store? Studies in mitigation believe one should spread out these trips to cut down on the possibility of spreading the virus. 4:06 - Testing for COVID-19 has increased…
Monday, 18 May 2020 08:45

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/18/2020

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:17 - Countries and political figures have pointed their collective fingers at China for the spread of the Coronavirus. While valid given the facts, are these leaders doing so to shift blame from their own missteps to combat the virus? 8:00 - Plenty has been spoken of the frontline workers…
It’s Pulitzer season, so Bob Ethington from the Akron-Summit County Public Library shared his book recommendations for this week.
Friday, 15 May 2020 08:48

Jon Husted - Ohio Lt. Governor

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Beginning this week until May 31st, Ohio is reopening factions of their economy, from patio and indoor restaurants to public pools and gyms. Ohio Lt. governor Jon Husted joined the Ray Horner Morning Show on Friday to answer several questions some may have with these reopenings. Among those are the…
It was announced that the University of Akron will cut three athletic programs in cross country, women’s tennis, and men’s golf. Could there be more cuts down the pike? UA athletic director Larry Williams discussed how difficult these cuts were, and how they are handling the existing programs.
Friday, 15 May 2020 08:44

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/15/2020

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:17 - Beginning this week until May 31st, Ohio is reopening factions of their economy, from patio and indoor restaurants to public pools and gyms. Ohio Lt. governor Jon Husted joined the Ray Horner Morning Show on Friday to answer several questions some may have with these reopenings. Among those…
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