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, 08 June 2021 08:14

David James Wraps Up Tenure as Superintendent

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Though it was an odd and somewhat disjointed school year, mainly filled with virtual learning, the children are heading for the warmer pastures of summer vacation. But the pastures will be greener for David James, who is wrapping up his time as superintendent. James joined the Ray Horner Morning Show…
JBS is the world's largest meat supplier, and they were hit recently with a cyberattack, causing the company to shut down their beef plants. While JBS is getting production back to normal, could this just be the beginning of attacks on essential supplies like food? And can and will that…
This week, the future of mobility and sustainability, both here on earth, and in outer space. Our featured guests are WWJ Radio, Detroit, Automotive Expert, Jeff Gilbert, and Bob Woloszynek, who is the Chief Engineer of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's Raw Materials Development Team. Jeff gives us some background on why…
Thursday, 03 June 2021 09:42

Bases & Balls with Jim Rosenhaus - 6/4/2021

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Time now for Bases & Balls, a weekly segment with WAKR's Ray Horner and Tribe broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus! Today, Rosey and Ray look at the comeback of Bradley Zimmer, the team so far after Memorial Day, and Progressive Field returning to 100% capacity. Bases & Balls is powered by Jennings…
Each week since the beginning of the pandemic, Akron mayor Dan Horrigan joins the Ray Horner Morning Show for a Thursday radio visit. Fortunately, it appears the light is at the end of the tunnel as far as the pandemic goes, which means the return to a more normal agenda…
Wednesday, 02 June 2021 07:03

Hey Bobby! - 6/2/2021

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Time now for Hey Bobby!, a weekly Cleveland Indians segment with VP Bob DiBiasio and WAKR's Ray Horner. Today, Bobby and Ray chat about the "Memorial Day barometer" when judging a baseball team, the impact Terry Francona and Jose Ramirez have had on the club, and the comeback of once-highly-touted…
Friday, 28 May 2021 07:35

Will You Need A COVID Vaccine Booster Shot?

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Summit County Health Commissioner, Donna Skoda, talked to WAKR Morning Show Host, Ray Horner, about vaccine effectiveness, booster shots, virus spread from holiday get-togethers, and the end of many pandemic health restrictions. Listen now, for more.
This week, how the work from home trend could be great for individual Akron-based software developers, but maybe not so great for the future of tech startups in our area, and how you can directly contribute to scientific research on a timely, but very noisy, natural phenomenon. Featured guests are…
Citizens of Akron woke up Thursday morning to some sad news, as long-time Ward 1 councilman Rich Swirsky lost his battle with leukemia. He was 68 years old. Akron mayor Dan Horrigan joined the Ray Horner Morning Show for his usual Thursday radio visit, and he said Rich was a…
Wednesday, 26 May 2021 09:40

Bases & Balls with Jim Rosenhaus - 5/28/2021

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Time now for Bases & Balls, a weekly segment with WAKR's Ray Horner and Tribe broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus! Today, Ray and Rosey talk about Zach Plesac's thumb injury and who will replace him in the rotation, the rise of Amed Rosario, and how dynamic the bullpen has been. Bases &…
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