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.


Summit County Prosecutor, Sherri Bevan Walsh, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. There are a lot of scams being reported and many of them are targeting seniors. Sherri shared warning signs of scams, common scams, and more.  
Friday, 03 November 2023 07:45

Film School: Mrs. Doubtfire

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Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. This week they celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Drama-Comedy, Mrs. Doubtfire.   
The Presidential Election is quickly approaching. Dr. John Green, Professor of Political Science at the University of Akron, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. They discussed Mike Pence dropping out, Donald Trump in lieu of legal battles, and incumbent President Joe Biden. They also talked about the impact the speaker…
This week, news that Summit County's multi-million dollar, 125 mile fiber-optic cable ring project, is now in the process of growing and developing into something much bigger and better. Originally conceived as a network that that would connect the County, through it's new data center, with 31 city, village, and township…
Thursday, 02 November 2023 15:57

High Tech High: New Opportunities For NE Ohio Students Featured

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Today, a special bonus edition of "This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro" focused on two new programs in our community aimed at getting high school students excited about, and ready for careers in the tech industry. First, we'll be talking with the founder and CEO of information security consulting…
Thursday, 02 November 2023 08:17

UAW Tentative Agreements & Strike Impact

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The UAW now has a tentative agreement with Stellantis, Ford, and GM. The strike was lengthy and there is concern about the impact it will have on consumers. CBS's Jeff Gilbert joined the Ray Horner Morning show to talk about the agreements, the impact, and more.  
Wednesday, 01 November 2023 07:13

Impact of War on Global Economy

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The wars in the Ukraine and the Gaza Strip are ongoing with no end in sight. How will they impact the global economy? Dr. Kathryn Wilson, Professor of Economics at Kent State University, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about it.   
Coordinators of the Summit County Area Salvation Army, Major Robert Watson and Captain Anita Albert-Watson, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. The Red Kettle Campaign starts on Friday. They discussed the importance of the campaign, Friday's kickoff, and more.   
The Student Athlete of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW and Akron Children’s Hospital. This week's athletes are from Wadsworth High School.    Olivia "Ollie" Smith is a dedicated first-year cross-country runner and student, with a 4.20 overall GPA. During the 2023 cross country season, she was 1st team…
Residents will vote for the Mayor of Norton on November 7th. Candidates Amber Johnson and Mike Zita joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. Each candidate talked about their experience, Norton's finances, their plans for the city, and more.        Amber Johnson:    Mike Zita:     
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