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, 20 June 2023 08:11

Cavaliers Update Heading Into the Draft

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The NBA draft is Thursday and the Free Agency Season is approaching. Tim Alcorn, voice of the Cavaliers, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show with an update on the team.   
Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day, commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. June 19th is the anniversary of the order by Major General Gordon Granger proclaiming freedom for enslaved people in Texas in 1865. Dr. Kevin Kern, Professor of History with the University of Akron, joined the…
This month, Ray talked with Dr. Debbie Plate. Memory loss and dimensia can be hard to diagnose but it's a major issue, especially in women. Dr. Plate talks about signs, causes, and more.   
  Everybody knows that insulating your home is a good way to cut down on heating and cooling costs, but what if you could turn your entire home into a giant insulated cooler? Well, it turns out you can, and some people in Europe are doing just that; building new…
Friday, 16 June 2023 08:27

Film School: Cleopatra

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Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. This week they went back to 1963 and discussed Cleopatra.   
Friday, 16 June 2023 07:37

Golf Tips: Playing to Your Strengths

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Golf Pro, Dan Dauk, joins the Ray Horner Morning Show every Friday with tips and info for golfers. This week they talked about playing to your strenghths of shots.   
Golf Pro, Dan Dauk, joins Ray every Friday to talk about local golf courses. This week, they discussed a not so local course, the The Los Angeles Country Club. The course will be used for the US Open for the first time.  
Studies argue that naming active shooters and posting their photos in articles may be encouraging copycats. Tim Dimoff joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the findings and what should be shared with the public. He says that it has nothing to do with censorship, rather not giving the…
Friday, 16 June 2023 08:45

Bases & Balls 6.16.23

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Guardians Broadcaster, Jim Rosenhaus, joins the Ray Horner Morning Show every Friday to talk baseball in 'Bases & Balls!'. This week, Jim and Ray talked about having patience with the offense, the bullpen, and more!   
During his weekly visit on the show, Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan touched on multiple pertinent topics around the city.  
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