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.

Monday, 22 June 2020 08:50

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/22/2020

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:17 - The big question on the minds of students, faculty, and parents is how different schools and education will look come fall. Dr. Manfred van Dulmen is the Interim Associate Provost for Academic Affairs at Kent State University, and he talked about how the Portage County college is balancing…
Friday, 19 June 2020 07:44

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-6-19-20 Featured

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Police surveillance and protests, AI-powered dash cams, and a new study that suggests we may not be alone in the universe. This week's featured guests include University of Akron Criminal Justice studies professor, Dr. David Licate, and Luke Stedke from DriveOhio. We've also got some great reports from CBS and CNET…
Thursday, 18 June 2020 08:56

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/18/2020

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:17 - Producer Tony will not be at work Friday because he is getting married! He talked on the show about planning a wedding during a pandemic and despite social distancing, they plan to have a good time. 6:19 - Senator Sherrod Brown called into the program to touch on…
Wednesday, 17 June 2020 09:36

Ray Horner Podcasts - 6/17/2020

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Part 1 :17 - Akron mayor Dan Horrigan called into the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the most important issues in the country and how they're affecting the Akron area. The mayor first talked about the Coronavirus, then he talked about the death of 18-year-old Nakia Crawford and the…
Tuesday, 16 June 2020 08:48

Ray Horner Podcasts - 6/16/2020

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Part 1 :17 - On Monday, coming off the deaths of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta and Nakia Crawford in Akron, Ward 5 councilwoman Tara Samples posted an open letter addressing the concerns of the community. She addressed those concerns on the air with Ray Horner. 9:25 - For more on…
Monday, 15 June 2020 08:59

Ray Horner Podcasts - 6/15/2020

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:17 - Businesses across Ohio, large and small, are still patching up the wreckage left by the COVID-19 lockdown. Summit County executive Ilene Shapiro and director of finance and budget Brian Nelson broke down the dollars and cents with the small business grant to help ease the transition as Ohio…
Friday, 12 June 2020 09:02

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-6-12-20 Featured

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This week, it's all about aerospace and aviation technology. Our featured guest is Dr. Chris Daniels from the University of Akron, who explains how they created a new seal that allowed the SpaceX Endeavor Capsule to safely dock with the International Space Station. In addition, Geoff Colvin from Fortune Magazine…
With civil unrest across the country, some of these outcries and measures can and have trickled to more medium-sized cities such as Akron. Akron mayor Dan Horrigan joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk more on the legislation brought up by council president Margo Sommerville outlawing chokeholds by local…
Friday, 12 June 2020 07:54

Ray Horner Podcasts - 6/12/2020

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:17 - Ray Ciccarelli was a NASCAR truck racer until he quit over the company doing away with Confederate flags at their events. Just like yesterday with the tearing down of statues, the morning show panel talked about how some don’t know the history of that flag and why others…
Thursday, 11 June 2020 08:07

Ray Horner Podcasts - 6/11/2020

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Part 1 :17 - Though it has been ongoing for the last few years, the calls for toppling over Confederate statues have gotten louder. This topic was discussed by the morning show panel, which understands why some are uneasy about these monuments still being up, but Tony fears we may…
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