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.

Voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tim Alcorn, talked to Ray about the first half of the season, the acquisition of Caris LeVert, and what lies ahead in the second half of the season.
Thursday, 10 February 2022 08:56

Larry Doby Jr Talks About His Father's Legacy

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Larry Doby was an American professional baseball player in the Negro leagues and Major League Baseball. He was the second black player to break baseball's color barrier and also the first black player in the American League. Larry Doby Jr talked to Ray about his father's legacy and accomplishments. {podcast…
Thursday, 10 February 2022 08:25

Updates with Senator Sherrod Brown

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Senator Sherrod Brown joins Ray to discuss Federal Dollars coming into Akron, CHIPS for America, and updates on the Russia-Ukraine border.
For this week's Student Athlete of the Week, we go to Wadsworth High School. Casey Hagenbaugh is a four year letter winner in bowling. She has been captain of the Wadsworth High School girl’s bowling team for the past two years. While carrying a 181 average, Casey recently won the…
Wednesday, 09 February 2022 11:01

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-2-11-22: Weaving Magic Featured

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This week, we're exploring the intersection of art and technology, with Kent State University Artist and Professor, Janice Lessman-Moss. Moss, who heads the University's Textile Arts Department, has been teaching students how to weave for the past 40 years, and she talked to us about how digital technology has enabled…
Wednesday, 09 February 2022 09:08

Professor Mwatabu Okantah on Africana Studies

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Ray talked to Associate Professor Mwatabu Okantah from Kent State University's Department of Africana Studies. They discuss why education begins in Africa, how African's evolved after they were brought to the "New World", and more.
Wednesday, 09 February 2022 07:22

Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2022

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Rich DesRosiers, Chief Communications Officer at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, talks to Ray about the NFL Class of 2022 nominees, voting, exhibits, and more.
Tuesday, 08 February 2022 08:52

Terry Pluto on Black History in Cleveland Sports

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Ray talked to Terry Pluto, award winning writer and columnist, about the impact of black history on Cleveland sports.   
Newly appointed 14th President of Malone University, Dr. Gregory Miller, joins Ray to talk about his new position. They discuss his background, experience, and what he will bring to the University. Dr. Miller also talks about challenges he must face and the mission of Malone University.
Ray talked to Dr. Charles Wash, Executive Director of the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center located in Wilberforce, Ohio. They discussed all the exhibits and education available in the museum and online.
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