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.

President Joe Biden has been in the White House for a month, and one of his administration's goals has been to alter the perception the world has on the United States. Dr. Mark Cassell is a professor of political science at Kent State University, and he joined the Ray Horner…
Monday, 22 February 2021 07:46

Mike Williams: Like Father, Like Son

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WAKR and the Ray Horner Morning Show are featuring a member of the black community in Akron who have made an impact by their courage and leadership. The name Mike Williams seems pretty common in America, but in Akron, it's anything but. The proud son of the late Judge James…
The State of Ohio has paid more than $330 million dollars in fraudulent unemployment claims since the start of the pandemic. It has been a windfall for hackers and theives, but a real headache for people whose identities have been stolen, especially because the IRS is now asking them to…
Ohio Governor MIke DeWine criticized School officials in major cities statewide this week, including AKron, for failing to meet his deadline of getting students back to class in person by March 1st.  In fact, he made it a condition of getting COVID-19 vaccine for school teachers and other employees, and…
Updated 02-22-2021 The digital currency, Bitcoin, which made history last week when its price hit $50,000, continued its meteoric rise over the weekend, eventually hitting $58,354 Sunday. Earlier today, Monday, it fell 4.4%, to $54,941. Jeanne Destro talked about what that might mean for the volatile cryptocurrency's future, and why…
This week, how Akron-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is investing in autonomous delivery vehicles, like the one pictured below, from Starship Technologies. Starship Technologies delivery robot, now funded (in part) by Goodyear Our featured guest is Abhijit Ganguly, who heads a new Goodyear venture fund, with details about their…
Thursday, 18 February 2021 08:20

Mayor Horrigan on Fighting COVID-19 on Multiple Fronts

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The numbers of COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths are finally starting to come down from the holiday surge, whether that be locally or across the country. But still, the impact of the pandemic rages on, especially from an economic standpoint. Akron mayor Dan Horrigan joined the Ray Horner Morning Show…
Thursday, 18 February 2021 08:18

Kemp Boyd: A Leader of Young Men

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WAKR and the Ray Horner Morning Show are featuring a member of the black community in Akron who have made an impact by their courage and leadership. Kemp Boyd is the executive director of Love Akron, and he has been a prominent figure and coach in the area for a…
In President Joe Biden’s CNN Town Hall on Tuesday night, he was asked the question about when the United States can return to some normalcy. Depending on the vaccine and the push for herd immunity, many experts, as well as the president, believe we could see that as early as…
Wednesday, 17 February 2021 07:51

Marco & Margo Sommerville: A Family Affair

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WAKR and the Ray Horner Morning Show are featuring a member of the black community in Akron who have made an impact by their courage and leadership. It was a family affair today, as Marco Sommerville and his daughter, Margo, stopped by. Marco has served in Akron City Council, served…
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