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, 04 September 2020 06:38

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-9-4-20 Featured

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Advances in police surveillance, how the pandemic is putting a real crimp in facial recognition, a laptop shortage, and how Google is helping kids and teachers make the most of their remote learning experience. This week's featured guest is Google Technology Expert, Katherine Williams, who explains how their "Teach from…
Wednesday, 02 September 2020 08:02

APS Superintendent Discusses Fall Sports With Restrictions

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Fall sports were originally put on hold and delayed, but a Monday vote with the school board reversed that decision. There will be fall sports in Akron Public Schools in 2020, but not without restrictions. Akron Public Schools superintendent David James joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about…
Rather than make a sweeping statewide decision on contact and non-contact fall sports, Governor Mike DeWine left this up to the individual school district. Originally, Akron Public Schools planned on holding off on fall contact sports for nine weeks, but that decision was reversed Monday. Patrick Bravo is the president…
In July, both the city of Akron and the state of Ohio passed a mandatory mask mandate inside businesses and indoor public places. Over the weekend, Summit County followed suit, but what is different about this mandate from the city and state guidelines? Summit County Public Health commissioner Donna Skoda…
Akron has been all over the news in the last ten days, from a tanker crash that killed an 18-year-old to President Trump’s boycott of Goodyear tires. Those topics were addressed with Mayor Dan Horrigan on the Ray Horner Morning Show. Though the passenger lost his life, Horrigan says he…
The University of Akron celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2020, and like the city of Akron itself, the college has also had its share of ups and downs. Those ups and downs are documented in a new six-part series called Keeping the Lamp of Learning Burning, which was written and…
Thursday, 27 August 2020 18:11

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-8-28-20 Featured

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This week, RVShare.com CEO, Jon Gray, tells us how the popularity of his Akron-based company has skyrocketed during the pandemic, and not only because vacationers are desperate to get out of town, but still too worried about COVID-19 to fly. They've also developed a whole new client base, who have…
Thursday, 27 August 2020 08:53

Barberton Schools Using Hybrid Education Method

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School will be back in session, but depending on the district, it may either be from home or in an actual classroom. While Akron Public Schools will start their school year virtually, Barberton will employ a hybrid method, according to superintendent Jeff Ramnytz. 70% of the students will be inside…
Wednesday, 26 August 2020 09:39

Vigilantes in America: A Rising Threat

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The rising tide of social unrest brought on by police shootings of unarmed black men in cities nationwide, is being met not only by a law enforcement crackdown, but also by something more dark, more sinister, and ultimately more dangerous; vigilantism. That word today from CBS News Radio Law Enforcement & Security…
Wednesday, 26 August 2020 08:59

Dr. John Green Looks At RNC So Far

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Last week’s Democratic National Convention was a four-night event that threw a lot of indictments at President Trump. The Republican National Convention, however, seems like a four-night shower of praise for the incumbent. Dr. John Green from the University of Akron’s Bliss Institute recapped the first two nights of the…
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