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.

The travel industry is expecting a fair amount of passengers heading out of town, though with the pandemic, it will not be as many as past years. Many families have decided to stay home due to the presence of COVID-19, while others may head out on the roads for smaller,…
It will be a different Thanksgiving in America due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fewer families will gather for the holiday, many showing off their meals and side dishes via Zoom or other video conferencing software. However, it is inevitable that some may defy the stay-at-home advisories or orders, which could…
Friday, 20 November 2020 08:58

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-11-20-20 Featured

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The US EPA celebrated "America Recycles Week" with a new national goal of 50% by 2030. So, how are we doing now, and what new technology can help us do better? Our special guests include Summit ReWorks Executive Director, Marcie Kress, on why so much of what we think we're recycling…
Friday, 20 November 2020 08:27

Workplace Rights in the Age of COVID-19

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Many businesses that have the capability of having their employees work from home have done so since March, but some workplaces either do not have the luxury or prefer their employees to be in the building. What happens if one of those workers contracts COVID-19? And what if an employee…
For our Student Athlete of the Week program, we head to Ellet CLC, where many of the region’s games in the fall took place during the pandemic. Cameron Tucker is a junior on the Lady Orangemen soccer team, and she is also a team captain. She helped lead her team…
Questions and confusion have revolved around Akron’s new ordinance which caps private gatherings at six, and it has spawned praise from some and criticism from others. Akron mayor Dan Horrigan joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to explain the reasoning behind this measure. Horrigan acknowledges the ordinance may appear extreme…
On Monday, Akron City Council passed a new measure limiting gatherings to no more than six for the next month. Those who do not comply may be subject to a $250 fine. Margo Sommerville is the president of Akron City Council, and she joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to…
Tuesday, 17 November 2020 09:32

Donna Skoda Explains Guest Limiting Ordinance in Akron

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The mayor of Akron and city council agreed on a new ordinance Monday night which will restrict gatherings to no more than six, in order to cut down on the spread of COVID-19. Failure to comply may result in a $250 fine. Donna Skoda is the commissioner of Summit County…
Friday, 13 November 2020 07:23

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-11-13-20 Featured

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How electric vehicles are driving new economic development, new Amazon tech for cars, and Amazon officially opening their new fulfillment center in Akron. Also, a new program aimed at providing Wi-Fi for residents in low income housing, and the University of Akron increasing their their ability to provide cybersecurity education…
COVID-19 continues to spread through the country, and especially in Ohio’s 88 counties. Though there is the possibility of a light at the end of the tunnel with a vaccine, medical professionals urge everyone to keep their guards up. Dr. Cliff Deveny is the president and CEO of Summa Health…
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