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.

Tuesday, 11 August 2020 08:54

Akron Public Schools Delays School, Athletic Year

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Summit County Public Health suggested schools in the area would be best to begin their scholastic years virtually. Akron Public Schools has obliged, as the first day for teachers will be August 24th, and the students will start up between September 9th and 14th. Patrick Bravo heads up the school…
Monday, 10 August 2020 08:50

Local Fall Sports Being Put On Hold

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When August typically rolls around, the fall sports start getting underway as far as practices and scrimmages go. But 2020 is not a typical year, especially in the fall, and we could have a season without contact and perhaps even non-contact sports. First up is Tim Stried, the senior director…
Saturday, 08 August 2020 09:16

Military, Vets: Help, Hope, Inspiration

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This week, Jeanne Destro talked to a couple of writers with military backgrounds doing creative and inspirational work. Shannon Huffman Polson was the youngest woman to summit Denali, the highest peak in North America, back when she was in college, and then she became the first woman to pilot an Apache attack…
The giant Rubber Worker statue that will be unveiled soon in downtown Akron will still have a kiosk next it with audio recordings and images from Akron's glory days as a manufacturing powerhouse. But, because of health concerns related to the pandemic; you won't be able to scroll through them…
You need a job, but you don't have any money for training. No problem. The Akron Urban League's free, open to the entire community, "IGNITE" program, can train you for high demand jobs in IT, Healthcare, and Manufacturing. Listen to Jeanne Destro's interview with Hope Mills and Kimberly Lee, from…
Looking for a new job because you got laid off during the pandemic? Stark State College has you covered, with some new very low cost, or even completely free, job training. Listen to Jeanne Destro's interview with Stark State College President, Dr. Para Jones, to find out more.
From the lady who got a broken leg because she asked someone to wear a mask at the grocery store, to everybody going stir-crazy at home; this whole pandemic thing has gotten pretty old, and let's face it; pretty weird, for a lot of people. So, what's a pandemically-challenged person…
Friday, 07 August 2020 11:02

New Housing, New Opportunities, In Akron

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A couple of new developments with attractive, modern homes may be just the ticket to attracting new residents to the City of Akron, and Mayor Dan Horrigan is looking forward to when they'll be completed. In addition, the new Amazon fulfillment center on Romig Road is close to opening, and…
Friday, 07 August 2020 10:25

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-8-7-20 Featured

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This week, Deepfakes, artificial intelligence, a special kind of air filter we can use against COVID-19, and 3-D printed KFC chicken-- in Russia! Our special guest this week, is author Vikram Mansharmani, talking about his new book, “Think for yourself: Restoring Common Sense in an Age of Experts and Artificial Intelligence”.…
A recent survey from the US Census Bureau shows more than 30 million Americans to report they do not have enough to eat. Here in the Akron-Canton area; the number of people who need food assitance has increased by more than 80 thousand since the pandemic began, according to Akron-Canton…
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