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.

In the world of sports, entertainment, and leisure, many have proceeded with caution in terms of reopening their establishments, if at all. But the biggest question mark falls under the umbrella of education. It was announced this week that Akron Public Schools will go completely virtual the first nine weeks…
Plenty of changes have occurred in the last year inside the bishop’s office in the Archdiocese of Cleveland. First, Bishop Richard Lennon passed away in October after a long battle with dementia. Then in January, his successor, Bishop Nelson Perez, was called to serve the Diocese of Philadelphia. Come September…
With President Trump talking about sending federal law enforcement officers to other cities including Cleveland, like he has in Portland, Oregon; WAKR Morning Show Host, Ray Horner, talked to CBS News Law Enforcement & Security Analyst, Paul Viollis, about what's really going on, and what that could mean for protests…
Due to the COVID-19 delay and game time temperatures nearing 80, it certainly does not feel like opening day for baseball. But on July 24th, the Cleveland Indians will be set to start their truncated season against the Kansas City Royals. The long-time voice of the Tribe, Tom Hamilton, made…
Friday, 24 July 2020 07:13

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-7-24-20 Featured

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This week, how increased screen time and online classes affect children's mental health, Russian hackers trying to steal Coronavirus vaccine information, an inside job Twitter hack, and privacy issues involving Presidential campaign apps.   Our featured guest is Akron Children’s Hospital psychologist, Dr. Geoffery Putt, who talks to us about…
A normal school year would set to begin about a month from now. But as everyone knows, this will not be a normal school year. Akron Public Schools superintendent David James provided an update to where the district is as far as face-to-face or virtual learning. Among the many hurdles…
Tuesday, 21 July 2020 09:14

U-A Prof on COVID-19 Vaccines and Immunity

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There's a reason why the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is called "novel". It is new, it is tricky to deal with, and immunity isn't guaranteed; at least, not for very long. Morning Show Host, Ray Horner, talked to Microbiology Professor, Dr. Hazel Barton from the University of Akron, about…
Travel is down, COVID-19 numbers are up in Ohio, and around the country. Akron-Canton Airport CEO, Ren Camacho discusses mask requirements, COVID-19 safety precautions, and more, with Morning Show Host, Ray Horner.
Friday, 17 July 2020 09:37

U-A President Gary Miller on Job Cuts

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Tough times at the University of Akron, where they're losing millions because of the pandemic, and had to lay off 178 employees this week, including 97 faculty members. Morning Show Host, Ray Horner, talked to University President, Gary Miller, about why they had to make that decision now.
Friday, 17 July 2020 06:50

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-7-17-20 Featured

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This week, it's all about renewable energy, recycling, clean air, and new technology that's going to make that all possible. Our featured guest is Dr. Ica Manas-Zloczower who is a Professor of Advanced Materials and Energy, at Case Western Reserve University, talking about new techology that enables hard plastic things--like…
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