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.

Friday, 03 September 2021 07:46

Tim Dimoff Makes Sense of Texas Gun Laws

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News out of Texas has been kind this week for those on the conservative end of the political spectrum. The Heartbeat Bill went through, which bans abortions as early as six weeks, and now new gun laws allow for Texans to open carry without a permit. Tim Dimoff is the…
As the US deals with the tumultuous end of the war in Afghanistan, preparations are underway for defeating our enmies on two entirely different battlefields; cyberspace, and outer space, and they're taking place in Mansfield, Ohio. Find out how and why, with Major General John C. Harris, who, as Ohio's…
Thursday, 02 September 2021 07:15

To Mask or Not to Mask: School Superintendents Speak Out

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The school year is a couple of weeks old, and unlike the 2020-2021 year, there are not statewide mask mandates, restrictions, and remote or hybrid learning in place. It has been up to each superintendent of one's district, along with the school boards, to make those decisions. Just this week,…
Wednesday, 01 September 2021 07:00

Hey Bobby! - 9/1/2021

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Time now for Hey Bobby!, a weekly Cleveland Indians segment with VP Bob DiBiasio and WAKR's Ray Horner. Today, Bobby and Ray talked about the impact of Frank Robinson on the team and baseball in general, what it's like to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, and how…
The Delta variant has taken over as the dominant strain of COVID-19 in America today, and it has proven to be much more transmissible. Dr. Hazel Barton is a microbiologist at the University of Akron, and she joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about all things Delta. Because…
As with every holiday the last 18 months, there is a concern among everyone in the healthcare and public health industries about the spread of COVID-19 during gatherings. Many Americans plan to get together this weekend for Labor Day, as it signifies the end of summer. Donna Skoda is the…
Since the Delta variant took over as the dominant strain, increases in cases and hospitalizations have happened across the board locally and nationally. Dr. Cliff Deveny is the president and CEO of Summa Health Systems, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to look at the current numbers and…
Normally, Akron mayor Dan Horrigan joins the Ray Horner Morning Show each Thursday at 7:10, but he had to adjust his schedule and call into the program on Friday. Today, Horrigan talked more about the spread of the Delta variant throughout the Akron community. According to Horrigan, the local hospitals…
Friday, 27 August 2021 06:57

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-8-27-21: Digital Kids Featured

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This week, as millions of kids nationwide start a new school year; we're talking to education expert and author, Richard Culatta, about his new book, "Digital For Good: Raising Kids to Thrive in an Online World."
Thursday, 26 August 2021 09:46

Bases & Balls with Jim Rosenhaus - 8/27/2021

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Time now for Bases & Balls, a weekly segment with WAKR's Ray Horner and Tribe broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus! Today, Rosey and Ray chat about what the starting rotation may look like in 2022 if everyone is healthy, the impact of role players, and the closer position Bases & Balls is…
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