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.

This week's 1590 WAKR male student athlete is Jonathan Gabriel from Walsh Jesuit High School. Jonathan is a standout senior hockey player for the Warriors. He has been playing hockey since he was a youngster, and picked up the sport not long after he first tied his skates. Jonathan is…
Some two weeks after the settlement with Nexus, some residents of Green are none too please with their city’s response. Green mayor Gerard Neugebauer joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to address his residents’ concerns. Ultimately, Neugebauer said the initial goal was to move the pipeline out of town, and…
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 09:07

AUDIO: James Nice Proclaims Innocence In Statement

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In August 2017, then-Akron police chief James Nice was asked to resign from his post after accusations of racism and inappropriate workplace behavior became public. Now, Nice had his police certificate relinquished after pleading guilty over the unauthorized use of a police database. Nice joined the Ray Horner Morning Show…
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 07:45

AUDIO: David James on Student, Teacher Safety

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Ahead of David James's State of the Schools address on Tuesday at the Tangier, the focus has been on teacher safety and discipline. Several teachers claim the schools are not doing enough as far as disciplinary actions, and they lined up in protest in front of the Akron Board of…
Friday, 09 February 2018 14:32

This Week In Tech with Jeanne Destro-2-9-18 Featured

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This week, we're taking a look at an ambitious new retail and online initiative in Akron, that's a first-ever for the US, efforts to make Ohio ready for self-driving vehicles, and the second scary emergency mobile alert in the past month. https://soundcloud.com/wakr-newstalksports/this-week-in-tech-with-jeanne-destro-2-9-18
Friday, 09 February 2018 06:57

1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week: Bella Pieri

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This week's 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Bella Pieri from Coventry High School. Bella is a senior and a standout on the Comets’ basketball team. She is a four-year player in the program, and has been playing basketball for as long as she can remember. Bella…
Friday, 09 February 2018 06:23

1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week: Jonathan King

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This week, our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Jonathan King, a junior basketball player from Buchtel CLC. Jonathan says he got into the sport at a young age and he’s grown to love the game. “I always liked basketball since I was little,” he said. He…
Thursday, 08 February 2018 13:42

This Week in Tech With Jeanne Destro-2-2-18 Featured

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This week, we're taking a look at what is possibly THE most significant Cybersecurity issue--ever--and what's being done about it, some cutting edge medical technology out of the University of Akron, what social media providers are doing to protect users from horrible, graphic videos, and new guidelines for using drones…
Thursday, 08 February 2018 09:37

AUDIO: Mayor Neugebauer on Nexus Settlement

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For the last three years, the city of Green has been in a battle with Nexus over construction of a pipeline in the town. On Wednesday night, that fight came to an end after a 4-3 decision in city council. Gerard Neugebauer, the mayor of Green, called in to the…
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 10:17

AUDIO: Mayor Kline on Downtown Stow Developments

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The city of Stow has its share of restaurants are retail complexes, whether it is in the Stow-Kent area off Route 59 or the area near Graham Road and Hudson Drive. But those areas are on the outskirts of town. What about actual downtown Stow? Sara Kline, the mayor of…
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