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, 19 March 2020 09:05

Ray Horner Podcast - 3/19/2020 Part 1

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:17 - WAKR continues to get the information out there in the fight against COVID-19, which, according to President Trump, feels like wartime. 6:32 - Akron mayor Dan Horrigan called into the program to discuss how the city is fighting the Coronavirus, specifically the importance of social distancing and the…
Thursday, 19 March 2020 09:01

Ray Horner Podcast - 3/19/2020 Part 2

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:17 - On Wednesday, the US Senate approved of a Coronavirus bill. One of those senators who voted for the relief is Sherrod Brown, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show on Thursday. 6:22 - We’ve heard how the city of Akron is attacking COVID-19, but what about county?…
Wednesday, 18 March 2020 09:23

Ray Horner Podcast - 3/18/2020 Part 2

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:17 - Many businesses and retail stores have closed up shop during the Coronavirus outbreak and lockdown, but the essential services are still open. News 5’s Jonathan Walsh gave an update on consumer goods, which includes the hoarding of toilet paper. 10:04 - Are you bored at home now that…
Wednesday, 18 March 2020 09:21

Ray Horner Podcast - 3/18/2020 Part 1

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:17 - It’s Wednesday, and the news of COVID-19 continues to be at the top of everyone’s minds. Ray catches the listeners up on the latest news. 3:57 - Though she may be retired from the Summit County Health Department, Dr. Margo Erme took some time to share her expertise…
Tuesday, 17 March 2020 08:39

Ray Horner Podcast - 3/17/2020

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:17 - With the COVID-19 lockdown in place in Ohio, it doesn’t feel like St. Patrick’s Day. Coming out of Monday, Governor Mike DeWine ordered all gyms/fitness centers, movie theaters, and trampoline parks to close. Ray and the panel shared some information, as well as the potential (and inevitable) economic…
Monday, 16 March 2020 08:18

Ray Horner Podcast - 3/16/2020

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:17 - Coming out of the weekend, Governor Mike DeWine announced that all bars and restaurants will close until further notice, due to the spread of the Coronavirus. Ray rattled off some information as gathered on Monday morning. 8:37 - Akron mayor Dan Horrigan discussed what is on his plate,…
Friday, 13 March 2020 07:53

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-3-13-20 Featured

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This week, how governments around the world—and here in Ohio—are using facial recognition technology, and all the complicated issues that arise from that, including privacy, civil liberties, and the possibility of being falsely accused and prosecuted for crimes you never committed.
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 11:26

Renters, Evictions, and New Court Rules

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Good news and bad news this week for renters in Akron, which has the highest rate of evictions in Ohio. The good news is that Akron Municipal Court adopted some new rules that help protect renters from being unfairly evicted, but the bad news, is that judges did not a…
WAKR Morning Show Host, Ray Horner, talks to Democratic US Congressman Tim Ryan about the Coronavirus pandemic effect on our economy, over-reliance on China to supply vital components for US goods, and what he thinks about Joe Biden's big wins so far in the Democratic Presidential primaries.
Friday, 06 March 2020 09:15

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-3-6-20 Featured

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The State of Ohio is using Artificial Intelligence to help eliminate some regulations. But is it a good idea? We’ll find out, with Ohio Lt. Governor, Jon Husted, CBS Technology Consultant, Larry Magid, and Artificial Intelligence expert, Professor Vanja Djuric, from the University of Akron.
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