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.

This week, how Akron-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is investing in autonomous delivery vehicles, like the one pictured below, from Starship Technologies. Starship Technologies delivery robot, now funded (in part) by Goodyear Our featured guest is Abhijit Ganguly, who heads a new Goodyear venture fund, with details about their…
Thursday, 18 February 2021 08:20

Mayor Horrigan on Fighting COVID-19 on Multiple Fronts

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The numbers of COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths are finally starting to come down from the holiday surge, whether that be locally or across the country. But still, the impact of the pandemic rages on, especially from an economic standpoint. Akron mayor Dan Horrigan joined the Ray Horner Morning Show…
Thursday, 18 February 2021 08:18

Kemp Boyd: A Leader of Young Men

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WAKR and the Ray Horner Morning Show are featuring a member of the black community in Akron who have made an impact by their courage and leadership. Kemp Boyd is the executive director of Love Akron, and he has been a prominent figure and coach in the area for a…
In President Joe Biden’s CNN Town Hall on Tuesday night, he was asked the question about when the United States can return to some normalcy. Depending on the vaccine and the push for herd immunity, many experts, as well as the president, believe we could see that as early as…
Wednesday, 17 February 2021 07:51

Marco & Margo Sommerville: A Family Affair

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WAKR and the Ray Horner Morning Show are featuring a member of the black community in Akron who have made an impact by their courage and leadership. It was a family affair today, as Marco Sommerville and his daughter, Margo, stopped by. Marco has served in Akron City Council, served…
Tuesday, 16 February 2021 08:33

Dr. Debbie Plate's Advice While Shoveling

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Monday afternoon’s heavy snowfall turned to ice later in the evening. Residents of Northeast Ohio, as well as countless other cities and states in the country, woke up to a layer of ice on their cars and driveways. The snow and ice will have to be taken care of eventually,…
WAKR and the Ray Horner Morning Show are featuring a member of the black community in Akron who have made an impact by their courage and leadership. Robert DeJournett is now a part of the Greater Akron Chamber, after spending three decades with Summa Health, and this new role gives…
Monday, 15 February 2021 08:48

Eddie Sipplen: Can't Be Defined By a Label

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WAKR and the Ray Horner Morning Show are featuring a member of the black community in Akron who have made an impact by their courage and leadership. Eddie Sipplen is a prominent attorney in the Akron area, and he also threw his hat in the mayoral ring back in 2015.…
Monday, 15 February 2021 08:47

APS Superintendent Responds to Governor's Comments

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Governor Mike DeWine came down hard on school districts Friday for not being ready for the return to in-person learning by March 1st. One of those districts the governor criticized is Akron Public Schools, and superintendent David James had the pulpit on the Ray Horner Morning Show to respond. Weeks…
The Ohio National Guard is helping Ohioans get the COVID-19 vaccine in a number of different ways, including most recently; actually giving out the shots at locations statewide.   Find out more, as Jeanne Destro interviews Col. Gregg Hesterman:
 Col. Gregg Hesterman, Ohio National Guard
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