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, 05 April 2024 08:30

Boulder Creek Golf Club

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Golf Pro, Dan Dauk, joins Ray every Friday to talk about local golf courses. This week Nick Hershey stepped in for Ray and Dan talked about Boulder Creek Golf Club.   
Dr. Roseann “Chic” Canfora was an eyewitness on May 4, 1970, and her late brother, Alan, was one of the students wounded when Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire on students demonstrating against the war in Vietnam. Canfora is currently a Professional in Residence, and Assistant Professor of Journalism at Kent…
The Student Athlete of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW and Akron Children’s Hospital.  This week's athletes are from Manchester High School.  Sophomore Cassidy Perry is a three-sport athlete at Manchester High School. Cassidy plays tennis in the fall, basketball in the winter, and really excels at softball. Last…
Thursday, 04 April 2024 08:16

Search for Akron Police Chief

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Akron Mayor Shammas Malik joined Jeanne Destro on the Ray Horner Morning Show. The search for a new Police Chief continues. There is some concern about the law requiring the city to hire from within. The Mayor discussed the situation, the importance of diversity, and more.  
Wednesday, 03 April 2024 08:20

Aging & Personality

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Dr. Toni Cooper, Psychologist and Author, joined Jeanne Destro on the Ray Horner Morning Show. Aging can have an impact on your personality and demeanor. Dr. Cooper discussed staying open and positive through the years.   
Major Bob Watson from the Salvation Army of Summit County joined Jeanne Destro on the Ray Horner Morning Show. There will be a free concert on April 3rd at the Akron/Summit County Public Library. Major Watson discussed the event, the talent, and more.   
Monday, 01 April 2024 08:24

Business of the Week: Tuesday Photography

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This week's Business of the Week is Tuesday Photography. John Tuesday of Tuesday Photography joined Ray Horner to talk about the business.   
Monday, 01 April 2024 08:19

One Pill Can Kill Campaign

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Summit County Prosecutor Elliot Kolkovich, and one of his employees, Jennifer Watson, joined Jeanne Destro on the Ray Horner Morning Show today, to talk about fentanyl awareness. Kolkovich is running a month-long campaign, which includes billboards and interviews like you'll hear today, with Watson, whose 23 year old son Nick,…
The only thing worse than realizing you don't have your files backed up when your computer or external hard drive crashes, is finding out it could cost hundreds, or maybe even thousands of dollars to get them back. But, if you live in the Akron-Canton area; you're in luck, because…
Jennie Highfield, President & CEO-Stan Hywet Hall, joined Jeanne Destro on the Ray Horner Morning Show. They talked about being featured in three upcoming episodes of Antiques Roadshow on PBS and the upcoming season.
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