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.

New data from the Ohio Department of Health shows 35 percent of Summit County residents have been fully vaccinated, and 44 percent have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. But, in the face of rising hospitalizations and ICU admissions statewide, more dangerous COVID-19 variants circulating in the community,…
Thursday, 06 May 2021 07:38

Akron Mayor on Downtown, Reopening of Businesses

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As the vaccines continue to get distributed, and the cases and deaths from COVID-19 plummet, more venues have started their reopening, most notably Canal Park and the Akron RubberDucks’ season opener. Dan Horrigan is the mayor of Akron, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show for his weekly radio…
Wednesday, 05 May 2021 08:06

RubberDucks Back Playing at Canal Park

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After 610 days, Canal Park is back hosting Akron RubberDucks baseball. And though it was a rainy and increasingly chilly night in Akron, Oscar Gonzalez made it a memorable opening day with a walk-off home run over the Binghamton RumblePonies. RubberDucks general manager Jim Pfander joined the Ray Horner Morning…
Wednesday, 05 May 2021 08:04

Hey Bobby! - 5/5/2021

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Time now for Hey Bobby!, a weekly Cleveland Indians segment with VP Bob DiBiasio and WAKR's Ray Horner. Today, Bobby and Ray talk about the solid performances from the Tribe bullpen, the minor leagues overall, selecting players from the Latin countries, and a little on fan favorite third baseman Buddy…
Monday, 03 May 2021 09:04

Dr. Hazel Barton on Variant Impact in India

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A bright future could be in the works in America, with a sense of normalcy on the horizon with the ramping up of vaccines. However, the same cannot be said for other areas of the world, including India. Dr. Hazel Barton is a microbiologist at the University of Akron, and…
Friday, 30 April 2021 08:25

Bases & Balls with Jim Rosenhaus - 4/30/2021

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Time for the Friday edition of Bases & Balls with Cleveland Indians broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus! Today, Rosey and WAKR morning man Ray Horner talked about the Tribe, from the powerful bats of Franmil Reyes and Jose Ramirez, to the solid performances by the bullpen. They also touched on the sad…
Vaccine distribution has come a long, long way in the last three months. Once many seniors and frontline workers got their shots, mass vaccination sites began springing up. Now that the most vulnerable and those who desperately wanted to get their vaccine have done so, the smaller pop-up and walk-in…
This is the final Student Athlete of the Week announcement of the 2020-2021 school year, and today we head over to Cuyahoga Falls High School. Tommie Thompson is a senior member of the softball team, where she leads off and has a batting average of .553 with five doubles, a…
Friday, 30 April 2021 06:35

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-4-30-21: Industry 4.0 Featured

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Manufacturing is still the backbone of Northeast Ohio's economy, but to remain competitive; companies have to incorporate new technology, and hire workers who know how to use it. Our special guest this week is Dr. Ajay Mahajan from the University of Akron talking about their new research Center for Precision Manufacturing. We'll also…
David James has been with Akron Public Schools for three decades, working his way through the school system and eventually becoming superintendent. Last year, he announced the 2020-2021 school year would be his last, as he heads out to the greener pastures of retirement. A familiar name and face will…
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