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.

Friday, 17 December 2021 08:14

This Week in Tech -12-17-21: Cybersecurity Year in Review Featured

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2021 was a banner year for cybersecurity,  and not in a good way, as US government agencies, businesses, and private citizens suffered the serious effects of major cyber attacks. Cybersecurity expert, Dr. John Nicholas, from the University of Akron, recaps the year's biggest threats, what is being done to address…
From the professional and collegiate sports leagues to nearly every community both large and small, COVID-19 is not going away. And while the Omicron variant has made its way into the United States, many communities are still dealing with the effects of Delta. A frustrated Dr. Cliff Deveny called into…
For our Student Athlete of the Week program, we head to Cuyahoga Falls, the second-largest city in Summit County. In eight games so far this season, Mackenzie Kramer is averaging 13.8 PPG, and 4.5 RPG. She is shooting 40 percent overall from the field, and 70 percent from the foul…
The two largest cities in Summit County in both square miles and population share a large area locally known as The Valley. From bars and restaurants to recreation, to housing and other development, The Valley has been a destination for many in Summit County, though there has been known to…
Wednesday, 15 December 2021 07:34

Bob Ethington Recaps 2021 in Celebrity Passings

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From Charlie Watts and Michael Nesmith in the music world, to Ed Asner, Cloris Leachman, Gavin MacLeod, and Norm Macdonald in the universe of comedy, to a giant in the world of broadcasting in Larry King, it was another year of celebrity deaths that impacted many folks' childhoods. Bob Ethington…
Monday, 13 December 2021 07:29

Mark Williamson Looks Back at 25 Years Since TV23

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In February of 1996, the plug was pulled on WAKC-TV, or as the locals know it, TV23. In those 25 years, many Akron residents still fondly remember the days when the city had a television station. Mark Williamson has worked for Mayor Don Plusquellic and is now the communications director…
This week, President Biden met with Russian president Vladimir Putin virtually to hash out a variety of subjects regarding not only their respective nations, but others adjacent. Some of those topics dealt with continued sanctions, as well as Russia's potential invasion of Ukraine. Dr. Mark Cassell is a professor of…
This week, a potentially major breakthrough in cardiac care, as Cleveland Clinic announces the successful start of a clinical trial on new wireless pacemakers and defibrillators. We talked to Cardiologist, Dr. Daniel Cantillon, who is the Associate section head for Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing at the their Heart and Vascular institute.…
For our Student Athlete of the Week program, we stay in the city of Akron and meet two Rams at Kenmore-Garfield High School. Nyah Horn is a senior who carries a 4.0 GPA for marking period 1. She is a senior captain on the basketball team, she is also a…
Every Thursday morning around 7:10, Akron mayor Dan Horrigan joins the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss a wide array of topics involving the city. And as 2021 wraps up in a couple weeks, those topics revolve around the pandemic and the response to it. Horrigan touched on matters of…
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