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, 11 June 2020 08:07

Ray Horner Podcasts - 6/11/2020

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Part 1 :17 - Though it has been ongoing for the last few years, the calls for toppling over Confederate statues have gotten louder. This topic was discussed by the morning show panel, which understands why some are uneasy about these monuments still being up, but Tony fears we may…
Wednesday, 10 June 2020 08:40

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/10/2020

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:17 - Akron City Council recently passed legislation to eliminate chokeholds for the city’s police officer. Fraternal Order of Police president Clay Cozart stated this wasn’t protocol in the first place, but neither he nor Chief Ken Ball were consulted beforehand. Cozart also talked about training inside the police department,…
Tuesday, 09 June 2020 08:46

Ray Horner Podcasts - 6/9/2020

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Part 1 :17 - A resolution was passed in Akron City Council that outlawed any use of chokeholds on potential criminals, as well as having other officers intervening if there is any over-the-line force being used. Margo Sommerville, president of Akron City Council, talked about this measure. 6:00 - The…
June 9th, the Akron area is supposed to be hit with temperatures in the mid-90’s. Basically, today is not the recommended day to get that high-impact outdoor workout in. Dr. Debbie Plate from Cleveland Clinic Akron General joined the Ray Horner Morning Show for her weekly interview, and she discussed…
Monday, 08 June 2020 08:38

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/8/2020

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:17 - Though many protesters want justice for the death of George Floyd, due process still needs to play out. Attorney and president of the Akron Bar Association Dean Carro talked about the four officers involved in Minneapolis and the degrees they may get charged with. 9:18 - In the…
Friday, 05 June 2020 12:18

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-6-5-20 Featured

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Google making changes to provide more accurate health information, hot new cars that kill COVID-19, and robots that deliver donuts! This week's guest is Dr. David Feinberg, who is the Vice President of Google Health. Please note: This program is available as a podcast on Apple, Android, Spotify, and Sticher.…
Friday, 05 June 2020 08:41

Ray Horner Podcasts - 6/5/2020

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Part 1 :17 - Akron mayor Dan Horrigan joined the show for the second time this week to touch on the protests and allowing more opportunities for minority business owners in the city. He was also asked about reconsidering a reinstatement of summer events with the state reopening for the…
Thursday, 04 June 2020 08:04

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/4/2020

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:17 - While the schools may be reopening and stores and restaurants are doing business, as well as the protests across the country, the Coronavirus is still present. Summit County health commissioner Donna Skoda joined the show to talk about the virus’s continued threat, the importance of masks and social…
The announcement that Ohio schools can reopen in the fall is perhaps the easy part. The hard part is how to do so safely for the students, teachers, administrators, and even the parents. Akron Public Schools superintendent David James joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about what is…
Wednesday, 03 June 2020 08:42

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/3/2020

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:17 - Amidst all of the protests, riots, and civil unrest, we are still under the pandemic umbrella. The morning show panel began Wednesday’s program talking about a potential vaccine, which could be available as early as the fall. 7:30 - In times of strife, from global systemic issues to…
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