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.

Everyone¬†has been affected by COVID-19 in the last year, from the healthcare perspective to the economy, and has trickled down to each individual. Some towns and business have fared better than others, but the majority have taken a hit. One of those towns has been Barberton, a city that…
Friday, 26 February 2021 08:25

Ken Babby Excited For Return of RubberDucks Baseball

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Though it will have limited capacity to start, Canal Park will host Akron RubberDucks baseball this summer. RubberDucks owner Ken Babby joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss his excitement for the return of baseball after what will be a 19-month layoff. Babby says he will continue to work…
The Ohio National Guard, for the first time ever, called in a civilian cybersecurity expert to help them respond to a ransomware attack on a state agency, and President Biden took action to address supply chain issues related to the global semiconductor chip shortage. We'll also hear about new technology…
For our Student Athlete of the Week program, we head over to near west side of town and go to Copley High School. Sarah Masuoka is a gymnast for the Copley Indians, and she is making yet another appearance at states and the district tournament. In the springtime, when the…
It has been seven weeks since the riots on Capitol Hill, and the fallout has been the blame game. Who was at fault for letting it get that out of hand? What are the repercussions? Paul Viollis is a law enforcement analyst with CBS News, and he joined the Ray…
Wednesday, 24 February 2021 08:46

Paul Viollis on Who's At Fault For January 6th Riots

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It has been seven weeks since the riots on Capitol Hill, and the fallout has been the blame game. Who was at fault for letting it get that out of hand? What are the repercussions? Paul Viollis is a law enforcement analyst with CBS News, and he joined the Ray…
Wednesday, 24 February 2021 08:43

Dr. Demond Scott: Helping the Community is a Calling

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WAKR and the Ray Horner Morning Show are featuring a member of the black community in Akron who have made an impact by their courage and leadership. Dr. Demond Scott is with AxessPointe Community Health Center, and though he is originally from Alabama, he has now made Akron his home.…
Tuesday, 23 February 2021 09:27

David James on Return of Students to Classrooms

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The school board from Akron Public Schools met on Monday night, and it was decided that March 8th will be the day the younger students will return to the classrooms, from pre-kindergarten to second grade. A week later, on the 15th, students in grades three through twelve can return. Akron…
Tuesday, 23 February 2021 09:26

Al Bragg: Ensuring Diversity, Growing With the Times

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WAKR and the Ray Horner Morning Show are featuring a member of the black community in Akron who have made an impact by their courage and leadership. Al Bragg was a long time captain in the Akron Fire Department, and he talked about his journey in entering a field that,…
President Joe Biden has been in the White House for a month, and one of his administration's goals has been to alter the perception the world has on the United States. Dr. Mark Cassell is a professor of political science at Kent State University, and he joined the Ray Horner…
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