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.


The Student Athlete of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW and Akron Children’s Hospital.  This week's athletes are from Revere High School. Abby DiSalvo is a senior, 4-year letterman and captain on the Revere Girls Swim Team. She swims the 200 free and 100 fly and is Suburban League Champ…
Carol Costello, newscaster formally with WAKR, joined Ray. They discussed a violent crime from the 80's that she covered on WAKR. She's diving in deeper via podcast, she explains to Ray why the case of Phyllis Cottles has stuck with her all these years.
Richard Fedorovich is the 2023 recipient of the H. Peter Burg Economic Development Leadership Award, presented by the Greater Akron Chamber. Rick joined Ray to discuss the honor. 
Alec Baldwin has been charged with Involuntary Manslaughter in the death of a cinematographer on the set of 'Rust'. Dean Carro of the Akron Bar Association joined Ray to discuss the charges and more. 
Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. This week, Ray and Joe discussed the 1977 Sci-fi Drama, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. 
You've probably heard by now that federal officials have been talking about the harmful effects of gas emissions from stoves, and the possibility of new regulations. But, what does that mean, or could it mean for you and your stove at home, and on a larger scale; what does it…
Friday, 20 January 2023 07:13

Cleveland Guardians Team Update

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Matt Foreman, Assistant GM of the Cleveland Guardians, joined Ray. They talked about the team now and in the future. 
Thursday, 19 January 2023 07:19

Snow & Ice Injuries & Treatment

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Winter weather is rolling in. With snow and ice comes injuries. Dr. Steven Brooks with Cleveland Clinic Akron General joined Ray to discuss foot, back, and head injuries. 
The Student Athlete of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW and Akron Children’s Hospital.   This Week's Athletes are Ffrom Garfield CLC.    Ka'nija Kimbroug is a 10th grader and a current member of the girls basketball team. Ka'nija is a two sport letter winner in basketball and track & field. She…
Wednesday, 18 January 2023 07:14

Soap Box Derby Executive Director Resigns

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Mark Gerberich, Executive Director of the International Soap Box Derby, has announced his resignation. Ray talked with the Chair of the Board of Directors, Bret Treier, and Mark Gerberich about the decision and the derby going forward. 
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