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.

Monday, 29 March 2021 10:36

New Growth, New Opportunities in Akron

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It's been years since the City of Akron had any new housing developments, but now 51 new single family homes are being built in Northwest Akron, near the Zoo. That's the upside. But what is going to happen with downtown, once the pandemic is over? Will new housing there spur…
This week, smart tires that "talk" to brakes, a new Cybersecurity headquarters in the Akron area, and how Russia & China are hooking up in space. You'll also hear about how to stay safe online when you file your taxes, why this could be the year electric pickup trucks finally…
Friday, 26 March 2021 09:44

Economics Of The Pandemic Seminar

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This Week WAKR's Ray Horner hosted an informational seminar on the continued battle with Covid 19. "Covid 19, The Economic Impact". Ray was joined by the Department Chair of Economics at Kent State University, Dr. Kathryn Wilson, The Ohio Restaurant Association President/ CEO, John Barker and by the President/ CEO…
Our Female athlete is Annie Watson from the fine STVM Girls Basketball team.  Annie carries an impressive 3.3 gpa.  She was a two year starter on the Irish Girls team that made as a District runner up this past season.   Our Male athlete is Bryson Getz from the STVM wrestling…
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and in a time where many have been afraid of heading into hospitals or venturing into public spaces due to COVID-19, medical professionals urge folks to keep up with their screenings. Dr. Stephen Brandstetter is with Cleveland Clinic Akron General, and he joined the…
Friday, 19 March 2021 10:17

This Week-Tech-3-19-21: Internet Shutdowns Featured

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An increasing number of governments around the world have been limiting citizens' access to the internet, to control political activity and block free speech. Find out if it could happen here, and if it does; what we could do about it. Our special guest is Jillian York. She is is an…
Much has been discussed about the effects of COVID-19 on anyone from the elderly to those with pre-existing conditions. But what about the children, and how about the spread of asymptomatic cases? Dr. Rob McGregor is the chief medical officer at Akron Children’s Hospital, and he joined the Ray Horner…
For our Student Athlete of the Week program, we head up I-77 North and chat with two folks from Revere High School. Adison Novosel has been a two-time All Suburban League selection in basketball, and was the team captain for the last two seasons. She is a member of Athletic…
Thursday, 18 March 2021 08:12

Akron Mayor on Chapel Hill Future, Stimulus Dollars

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It was recently announced that Chapel Hill Mall would be a site for mass vaccinations in the city of Akron, but as a few factors went into effect with the new owner, the site has been moved to the Summit County Fairgrounds. So what will be the future of Chapel…
Wednesday, 17 March 2021 08:53

CAK President on Uptick in Air Travel

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With the increase in vaccinations mixed with a third round of stimulus checks, folks are getting antsy and ready to shake off the cabin fever and fine greener pastures. Air travel is ticking up at airports acros the country, and that includes Akron-Canton Airport. Ren Camacho is the president and…
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