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, 27 August 2020 08:53

Barberton Schools Using Hybrid Education Method

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School will be back in session, but depending on the district, it may either be from home or in an actual classroom. While Akron Public Schools will start their school year virtually, Barberton will employ a hybrid method, according to superintendent Jeff Ramnytz. 70% of the students will be inside…
Wednesday, 26 August 2020 09:39

Vigilantes in America: A Rising Threat

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The rising tide of social unrest brought on by police shootings of unarmed black men in cities nationwide, is being met not only by a law enforcement crackdown, but also by something more dark, more sinister, and ultimately more dangerous; vigilantism. That word today from CBS News Radio Law Enforcement & Security…
Wednesday, 26 August 2020 08:59

Dr. John Green Looks At RNC So Far

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Last week’s Democratic National Convention was a four-night event that threw a lot of indictments at President Trump. The Republican National Convention, however, seems like a four-night shower of praise for the incumbent. Dr. John Green from the University of Akron’s Bliss Institute recapped the first two nights of the…
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 08:27

Akron Police Chief Addresses Uptick in Gun Violence

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The day following Mayor Dan Horrigan’s address on gun violence in Akron, the city had already eclipsed its homicide number from 2019. Akron Police Chief Ken Ball joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the program the city and the police department put together to quell the gun…
It seems everyone has learned a lot about viruses, viral spread, and proper prevention techniques. But no one has needed to adjust more on the fly than the healthcare industry Dr. Brian Harte is the president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic Akron General, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning…
Monday, 24 August 2020 08:55

A Look At Goodyear's Past

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In the last week, Goodyear has been on the minds of many due to a boycott called by President Trump. But today, Ray Horner delves into Goodyear’s past. Ray sat down with Victor Fleischer, the author of the book The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company: A Photographic History, 1898-1951. It…
Friday, 21 August 2020 08:52

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-8-21-20 Featured

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Facebook trying to help, not hinder this year's Presidential election, new technology to help courts conduct remote trials, free IT training in Akron, and scream-free roller coasters, in Japan!   This week's featured guest, is Harvard Business Professor, Stefan Thomke, explaining how technology is helping businesses better serve their customers,…
A rally was held near the Goodyear facility to support the tire company following a boycott called by President Trump. A number of workers and politicians gathered after the president urged citizens not to buy from Goodyear due to a memo banning employees from displaying political slogans or “Blue Lives…
Like most other big live events this year, the Democratic National Convention had to be shifted online because of the pandemic. But, that doesn't mean we still didn't see a great show. In fact, the mix of live and recorded segments featuring speakers and delegates from all over the country…
Thursday, 20 August 2020 08:01

Dr. John Green Weighs In On DNC, Goodyear

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The Democratic National Convention is being held in Milwaukee, but the speeches, from former to possibly future First Ladies to former presidents, are being done virtually. Dr. John Green is the former interim president of the University of Akron, and though he is retired from that position, he maintains a…
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