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.


Akron City Council Member, Jeff Fusco, joined Ray. They talked about the Safe Pledge Program, encouraging bars and restaurants to keep their areas safe by following Covid-19 protocols. 
A new artificial intelligence-powered chatbot called ChatGPT is taking the world of education by storm, because it can write so well; it can seem like its work was produced by a human.  In addition, the bot can write computer code, which could be harnessed by criminals or nation states bent…
Thursday, 26 January 2023 08:00

Upgrades Coming to Progressive Field

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Brian Barron, President of Business Operations for the Cleveland Guardians, joined Ray. They discussed the changes and upgrades coming to Progressive Field, the timeline, and more! 
Wednesday, 25 January 2023 08:55

Four Pillars of Athletic Performance

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Dr. Michelle Levitt from the Sports Medicine department at Akron Children's Hospital joined Ray. They talked about the four pillars of performance for young athletes. 
Wednesday, 25 January 2023 07:42

Jeff Wilhite Running for Mayor of Akron

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Council Member Jeff Wilhite announced that he is running for Mayor of Akron. He joined Ray to discuss his choice to run, his experience, priority issues, and more.
Wednesday, 25 January 2023 07:16

ZipAssist Program at the University of Akron

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The University of Akron and the Salvation Army have teamed up to help students with a unique program called ZipAssist. Pamela Hopkins, Case Manager with Salvation Army, and Alison Doehring, Director of Zip Assist Program, joined Ray to discuss the partnership. 
The Student Athlete of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW and Akron Children’s Hospital.  This week's athletes are from Revere High School. Abby DiSalvo is a senior, 4-year letterman and captain on the Revere Girls Swim Team. She swims the 200 free and 100 fly and is Suburban League Champ…
Carol Costello, newscaster formally with WAKR, joined Ray. They discussed a violent crime from the 80's that she covered on WAKR. She's diving in deeper via podcast, she explains to Ray why the case of Phyllis Cottles has stuck with her all these years.
Richard Fedorovich is the 2023 recipient of the H. Peter Burg Economic Development Leadership Award, presented by the Greater Akron Chamber. Rick joined Ray to discuss the honor. 
Alec Baldwin has been charged with Involuntary Manslaughter in the death of a cinematographer on the set of 'Rust'. Dean Carro of the Akron Bar Association joined Ray to discuss the charges and more. 
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