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.

Thursday, 17 December 2020 08:00

Mayor Horrigan Recaps 2020 in Akron

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For his final visit in 2020, Akron mayor Dan Horrigan, who has called into the Ray Horner Morning Show almost weekly during the pandemic, talks about what is on his plate heading into 2021. From the economic aspect, Horrigan says they are hopeful a next round of stimulus can boost…
The Pfizer has been approved, and is being shipped out to medical facilities across the country, and Moderna is awaiting their official approval. Donna Skoda is the commissioner of the Summit County Health Department, and she joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to share her expertise on the rollout of…
That “light at the end of the tunnel” is slowly growing closer and brighter, as the COVID-19 vaccine has been distributed to major metropolises at the previously promised mid-December time frame. Hospitals and other medical facilities such as Summa Health are awaiting the vaccine supply, but are preparing for the…
Monday, 14 December 2020 08:46

Major Stoops on the Salvation Army Mission Statement

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WAKR is celebrating 80 years of broadcasting in Akron, and for 71 of them, Share-A-Christmas with the Salvation Army has been a constant every December. However, during those seven decades, the United States has not seen a pandemic of this magnitude until 2020, and many residents of Summit County need…
Friday, 11 December 2020 09:09

Dr. Donald Dumford on Vaccine Rollout, Skepticism

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COVID-19 has claimed almost 300,000 Americans and counting, but the good news is the rollout of a vaccine. While some cannot wait to get their vaccine and hope for a sense of normalcy, many Americans are skeptical, from the rapid rollout to its effectiveness, to anti-vaccine sentiments. Dr. Donald Dumford…
Friday, 11 December 2020 07:25

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-12-11-20 Featured

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This week, hackers targeting the COVID-19 vaccine supply chain, and why cryptocurrency is increasingly popular and profitable. Special guests include Computer Science Professor and cybersecurity expert, Dr. John Nicholas, from the University of Akron, and author Jeff John Roberts, on his new book, "The Kings of Crypto".
Dr. John…
For our Student Athlete of the Week program, we head to the Portage Lakes region and go to Coventry High School. Cassidy Karakis is a senior and carries a 4.2 GPA. She is a four-year letterman in volleyball, basketball, and softball, and was an outside hitter on the Comets volleyball…
With Summit County in the critical “purple” level during the COVID-19 pandemic, schools have had to get creative with teaching, whether it be in person, virtual, or a mix of both. But that creativity does not stop at the academic level. David James is the soon-to-be-retiring superintendent of Akron Public…
Pandemic stress and fatigue is weighing on individuals from small communities to large municipalities, from tiny countries to world superpowers. But nowhere is that stress any higher than in the world of healthcare. Sheila Miller is the chief nursing officer at Cleveland Clinic Akron General, and she joined the Ray…
Nearly three thousand people lined up over the weekend at the Summit County Health Department for COVID-19 testing. Many are concerns about possible symptoms, and the residents ventured to the West Akron facility to receive some confirmation or affirmation. Donna Skoda is the commissioner of that health department, and she…
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