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.

As we reflect today on Dr. Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement he led in the 1960's; we're spotlighting how race continues to be an issue in the workplace, and what it will take for minority workers to really get ahead. Author and Editor Laura Morgan-Roberts talked to…
Although the Civil Rights movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King in the 1960's continues to have a positive, and profound impact on Akron's black community; there is still much work to be done to secure a more just and equitable future. Jeanne Destro talked to State Senator, Vernon Sykes…
Friday, 14 January 2022 07:40

Housing, Auto Industry in Flux in 2022

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The state of the economy is in trying times in the first month of 2022. There are still labor and supply chain shortages, inflation is at a 40-year high of 7%, and the threats of the COVID-19 variant still loom, especially over small businesses. Prism Wealth Management's Robert Dodaro joined…
For our Student Athlete of the Week program, we head east of the city and go to....East CLC, where we meet two Dragons. Dre'onna Feaster is a freshman on the bowling team, and she carries a 3.0 GPA in the classroom. Justin Cox is a junior on the football and…
Friday, 14 January 2022 06:28

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-1-14-22: Startup Culture Featured

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Take this job and...love it! Tech "Startup Culture" is in the spotlight, with Columbus-based Branch Insurance, which recently received the State of Ohio's Tech Startup Culture Award. Featured guests include Branch Insurance President and CEO, Steve Lekas, and Ohio X President and CEO, Chris Berry, explain what "startup culture" is,…
Thursday, 13 January 2022 08:58

Interesting Offseason Awaits the Cleveland Browns

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Wild Card weekend is happening this weekend for football fans, but unlike last season, the Cleveland Browns will be playoff spectators. In fact, the wildness may be just beginning for the Browns as the team begins its offseason. Marla Ridenour covers the Browns for the Akron Beacon Journal, and she…
Two years into the pandemic, and many businesses are still reeling from everything related to COVID-19, from the virus itself to the response to it. Steve Millard is the president of the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss how Summit County…
For the last two years, businesses both large and small have had to adapt when it comes to protecting employees in regards to COVID-19. The same goes for schools, from remote learning to socially-distanced desks, to masking and, in some areas, vaccine requirements. Debra Foulk is the executive director of…
The Cleveland Browns season ended on Sunday with an 8-9 record and missing the playoffs. Preseason expectations were the Browns, building off a playoff run in 2020 and upgrading the defense, to be Super Bowl contenders, but they instead finished in a tie for last in the AFC North. George…
Last year's January 6th attack came as quite a shock to most Americans, but what about experts in National Security and Terrorism? Were they surprised too, and more importantly - what comes next? WAKR Morning Show Host, Ray Horner, talked to Dr. Karl Kaltenthaler, who is a Political Science Professor,…
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