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.


Three times a day, Monday through Friday on the WAKR Morning Show, Ray Horner hosts a Women's History segment honoring First Ladies who have significantly contributed to our community and citizens! Kicking it off, the first First Lady, Martha Washington.  Brought to you by the National First Ladies Library &…
Tuesday, 27 February 2024 07:11

John Ford Coley Coming to Akron

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John Ford Coley is coming to the Goodyear Theater with Ambrosia on March 23rd. Coley joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the show and more.   
This week's Business of the Week is Summit County Children Services. Ann Ream, Director of Community Relations, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show.   
Monday, 26 February 2024 07:30

Heart Health with Dr. Justin Dunn

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Dr. Justin Dunn, Cardiologist with SUMMA Health, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show for American Heart Month. Dr. Dunn recapped the warning signs of heart issues, the importance of exercise, knowing your numbers, and more.   
Sunday, 25 February 2024 09:26

What's In Your Portfolio? Another Wall Street Fad Fizzles Featured

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Financial schemes, scams, and outright swindles are nothing new, with examples dating back hundreds of years, including the Tulip  speculative bubble of the early 1600's, and the South Sea Scandal of 1720.  Fast forward to more recent times, to Bernie Madoff's gigantic Ponzi scheme, which was discovered in 2008, earned…
Saturday, 24 February 2024 11:50

U-A Esports Celebrates Rocket League Milestone Featured

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The University of Akron's Esports program recently celebrated a career milestone. For the first time Rocket League history; a collegiate team composed of students from the same school qualified for their Championship Series, known as the RLCS. But, though they beat out over 900 other highly rated teams in the…
Friday, 23 February 2024 08:22

Film School: Splash

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Film Study Professor Joe Fortunato joins the Ray Horner Morning Show every Friday. He discusses the classics, behind the scenes, the casts, and more. This week they went back to 1984 with Splash.  
Friday, 23 February 2024 07:21

Bullying: In School & Online

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Today, February 23rd, is International Stand Up to Bullying Day. Bullying is a big issue in schools and online. Dr. Wanda Lash. Director of Student & Family Services at Akron Public Schools, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. She talked about what Akron Schools are doing about it and what…
The Student Athlete of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW and Akron Children’s Hospital. This week's athletes are from Coventry High School.  Madison Badida is the Captain of the Coventry girls bowling team. She's in Soccer and Track and Field as well. Her accomplishments include: 2023-24 District Bowling Qualifier, 2023-24 Metro Athletic…
Thursday, 22 February 2024 07:43

Vladimir Putin a Dictator?

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Dr. Karl Kaltenthaler, Director of the Center for Intelligence and Security Studies at The University of Akron, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. Has Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, turned Russia into a dictatorship? Dr. Kaltenthaler explained how the United States sees it, and how our view may differ from…
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