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.

Tuesday, 12 May 2020 08:42

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/12/2020 Part 1

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:17 - According to the latest studies coming from antibodies, Dr. Amy Acton confirmed what many surmised that the Coronavirus in Ohio was here in January. 3:55 - Normally this is the time of year when the students are getting ready for summer, especially the seniors with their final exams…
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 08:40

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/12/2020 Part 2

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:17 - Though he’s retired from the president’s office at the University of Akron, Dr. John Green still provides his political insight on occasion. He joined the show to touch on the Trump administration’s response to the pandemic, and he discussed the allegations of misconduct against Joe Biden and Biden’s…
Monday, 11 May 2020 08:54

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/11/2020 Part 1

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:17 - Spring events around Akron have basically all been canceled, but what about the summer and into fall? Gregg Mervis is with the Akron/Summit County Convention & Visitors Bureau, and even though events from mid-March till June have been wiped away, he still discusses the Soap Box Derby, Akron…
Monday, 11 May 2020 08:51

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/11/2020 Part 2

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:17 - Stunning unemployment numbers were released last Friday, with figures reminiscent of the Great Depression being of note. How does one cope with the feeling of being unemployed and some resorting to drugs, alcohol, or other vices? University of Akron professor of psychology Dr. Toni Bisconti shares her thoughts.…
It’s going to be an unseasonably chilly May weekend, so why not start a fire, crank up the heat, make a cup of hot cocoa or tea, and dive into some books? Bob Ethington from the Akron-Summit County Public Library has some tips for you.
Friday, 08 May 2020 07:50

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/8/2020

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:17 - Governor Mike DeWine announced a slow rollout of restaurant and salon openings. The morning show panel touched on this new order, which allows for restaurants to open outdoor dining on May 15th and for indoor eaters on May 21st. 5:53 - Each week, Akron mayor Dan Horrigan joins…
Thursday, 07 May 2020 12:21

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-5-8-20 Featured

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The video game industry is hot, even in a pandemic. Big changes at auto plants, and UV light to fight COVID-19.
Thursday, 07 May 2020 09:06

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/7/2020

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:17 - Senator Sherrod Brown called into the Ray Horner Morning Show, and he touched on the pandemic, the possible need for more stimulus money, and the slow reopening of Ohio. 5:13 - How does COVID-19 compare to other outbreaks and pandemics in the last century, from the Spanish Flu…
Wednesday, 06 May 2020 08:49

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/6/2020 Part 1

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:17 - Each weekday afternoon, Governor Mike DeWine conducts a press briefing, updating the viewers and listeners (carried live at 2 PM on WAKR) on the latest statistics and storylines revolving around COVID-19. He has the day off today, but gave time to the Ray Horner Morning Show to break…
Wednesday, 06 May 2020 08:46

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/6/2020 Part 2

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:17 - Could Remdesivir be a godsend to those with COVID-19? That’s been the question since Ray last spoke with Summa Health’s Dr. Thomas File. Dr. File has a background in infectious diseases, and talked about treatment drugs, a possible vaccine, and the best way to properly fight the virus.…
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