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, 11 November 2022 08:26

Film School: Gone with the Wind

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Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. This week Ray and Joe went back to 1939 and talked about the beloved film, Gone with the Wind. 
Friday, 11 November 2022 07:35

The Importance of Veterans Day

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Michael Van Ness, Author, Historian, and Veteran, joined Ray. He talked about the importance of Veteran's Day, the MAPS Air Museum, his books 'General in Command' & 'To the Front: Grandfathers' Stories in the Cause of Freedom', and more. He ends with a message to veterans, "Stand tall, shoulders back,…
This week, local tech startups in the spotlight, as we talk to Akron's Bounce Innovation Hub CEO, Jessica Sublett. We'll also take a look at what's happening with some of the largest, and most well-established tech companies this week; Twitter, and Facebook parent, Meta, as they slash thousands of jobs,…
The Student Athlete of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW and Akron Children’s Hospital.  This week's athletes are from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. Olivia Kindbom is in Cross Country and is a four year letterman and an Academic All Ohio Candidate. She has qualified for the 2022, 2021,…
Roger Wright is the Director of the Four Cities Educational Compact. Barberton, Copley-Fairlawn, Norton, and Wadsworth high schools participate in the program. There are 22 different programs that prepare students for careers after high school. Roger joins Ray to talk about how it works. 
Midterm Elections were Tuesday. Ray analyzed the results with Dr. David Beer, Dr. John Green, and Dr. Mark Cassell.  Dr. David Beer, Professor of Political Science at Malone University, overviewed the election and talks about the race between Tim Ryan and JD Vance: 
Dr. John Green, Professor of Political…
Summit County Health Commissioner, Donna Skoda, joined Ray. They talked about Covid-19, RSV, and how to protect yourself and your family. Donna goes into detail about RSV and how important it is to monitor those at risk for the virus.
Midterms are Tuesday! Ray previewed the election and talked about the importance of the Midterms with Dr. David Beer and Dr. Mark Cassell. Dr. David Beer, Professor of Political Science at Malone University: 
Dr. Mark Cassell, Professor of Political Science at Kent State University: 
Friday, 04 November 2022 08:11

Film School: Cool Hand Luke

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Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. This week, Ray and Joe went back to 1967 with Cool Hand Luke. 
Friday, 04 November 2022 07:43

It's National Adoption Month!

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It's National Adoption Month! Cassandra Holtzman joined Ray. She is the Executive Director of Summit County Children's Services. They talk about the need for foster parents, the adoption process, and more. 
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