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.


Akron City Council President Margo Sommerville says she believes that despite being unable to reach an agreement for the past two weeks about who should be on the City's new Citizens Police Oversight Board; they'll be able to get it done on Wednesday at a special City Council meeting.  That's…
Tuesday, 07 March 2023 07:38

Impact Sleep Has On Heart Health

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Jennifer McNeil, Communications Director with the American Heart Association, joined Ray. They discussed the importance of getting the right amount of sleep. Jennifer says that not sleeping enough can heavily impact your heart and overall health.  
Monday, 06 March 2023 07:12

Auto Industry Update & 2023 Outlook

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Tim Elliott, Executive VP of Northeast Ohio's Auto Dealers Association joined Ray. They talked about inventory, computer chips, and hopes for 2023. 
Friday, 03 March 2023 08:14

Film School: Rebel Without a Cause

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Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. This week Ray and Joe discussed Rebel Without a CauseFilm Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. This week Ray and Joe discussed Rebel Without a Cause, the 1955 Drama/Romance.  
*Updated: 3-6-23 This week, we're taking a deep dive into clean water technology. We decided to look into it, in response to the big train derailment and toxic chemical release in East Palestine, Ohio, which is about 76 miles Southeast of Akron. Is anything going on with their water going…
Thursday, 02 March 2023 08:16

Rosey Talks Spring Training

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Voice of the Guardians, Jim Rosenhaus, joined Ray. They talked about the rule changes, Spring Training, and more. 
Will Brennan, outfielder for the Cleveland Guardians, joined Ray. The conversation begins with a look back at Brennan making the playoff roster and his hard work being rewarded. 
The Student Athlete of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW and Akron Children’s Hospital.   This week's athletes are from Norton High School.    Bailey Acord is a Senior and a 2 Sport Athlete, Basketball and Softball. She is a Four year letter winner in basketball, Four year Winner of the…
Michael Chernoff, General Manager of the Cleveland Guardians, joined Ray. The conversation began discussing the uncertainty of the impact the rule changes will have on the team. 
Thursday, 02 March 2023 06:59

Eli Morgan Reflects on 2022 Season & More

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Ray talked with Eli Morgan, pitcher for the Cleveland Guardians. Their conversation began with a reflection on last year. 
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