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.

Wednesday, 15 July 2020 12:18

U-A Prof on COVID-19 Immunity, Masks, and More

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What makes the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 so unique, why is wearing a mask important, and how soon will we reach what scientists call "herd immunity"? Morning Show Host, Ray Horner, talks about all that and more, with University of Akron Biology Professor, Dr. Richard Londraville.
Summit County Public Health Commissioner, Donna Skoda, talked to Morning Show Host, Ray Horner, about the City of Akron's new COVID-19-related mask requirements, how they'll be enforced, and why she believes it is vital for people to wear them.
Friday, 10 July 2020 08:30

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-7-10-20 Featured

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This week, more interesting new technology to help protect against COVID-19, both here in the US, and in Russia, where Vladimir Putin is going to extremes to make sure he doesn’t catch it. Also, protests against police brutality are not just happening out on the streets. Now, big tech and social…
On Tuesday, Governor Mike DeWine announced a mask mandate for seven Ohio counties that are in the red category, meaning higher risk. Summit County is one step lower in the orange category, but could a mandated mask policy happen here? Akron mayor Dan Horrigan joined the Ray Horner Morning Show…
Tuesday, 07 July 2020 18:51

Inevitability of Cleveland Indians Name Change

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Over the Independence Day weekend, it was announced that the Washington Redskins will have their name changed in the near future, mainly due to major brands and retailers refusing to sell products with their name and logo on them. The inevitable demise of the Redskins name prompted many to wonder…
On the morning of the announcement of mask mandates in seven counties, Ohio governor Mike DeWine joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss a slew of issues, most of which were related to COVID-19. The governor talked at length about the continued fight against the virus in Ohio, from…
Thursday, 02 July 2020 08:59

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-7-3-20 Featured

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This week, how a stock trading app may have helped end a young man’s life, how to get refunds for pandemic-related canceled reservations, and a new invention that can both keep you safer from COVID-19, and vastly reduce the number of potty breaks on your next road trip! Featured guests…
Though it was inevitable at this point, the Minor League Baseball season, from Triple-A to low-A ball, has been canceled. That means Canal Park, which houses the Double-A Akron RubberDucks, will be mostly vacant in 2020. RubberDucks general manager Jim Pfander joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the…
Today is July 1st, and normally this is the time for students, parents, and faculty to mentally gear up for another school year ahead. The issue is, this will not be a normal school year. Akron Public Schools superintendent David James joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the…
Though it is July and the high temperatures have consistently been in the 80’s and 90’s, this Coronavirus continues to spread across most areas of the country. Donna Skoda is the health commissioner for Summit County Public Health, and she stressed the importance of cloth face masks and social distancing…
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