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.

Our Female athlete is Annie Watson from the fine STVM Girls Basketball team.  Annie carries an impressive 3.3 gpa.  She was a two year starter on the Irish Girls team that made as a District runner up this past season.   Our Male athlete is Bryson Getz from the STVM wrestling…
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and in a time where many have been afraid of heading into hospitals or venturing into public spaces due to COVID-19, medical professionals urge folks to keep up with their screenings. Dr. Stephen Brandstetter is with Cleveland Clinic Akron General, and he joined the…
Friday, 19 March 2021 10:17

This Week-Tech-3-19-21: Internet Shutdowns Featured

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An increasing number of governments around the world have been limiting citizens' access to the internet, to control political activity and block free speech. Find out if it could happen here, and if it does; what we could do about it. Our special guest is Jillian York. She is is an…
Much has been discussed about the effects of COVID-19 on anyone from the elderly to those with pre-existing conditions. But what about the children, and how about the spread of asymptomatic cases? Dr. Rob McGregor is the chief medical officer at Akron Children’s Hospital, and he joined the Ray Horner…
For our Student Athlete of the Week program, we head up I-77 North and chat with two folks from Revere High School. Adison Novosel has been a two-time All Suburban League selection in basketball, and was the team captain for the last two seasons. She is a member of Athletic…
Thursday, 18 March 2021 08:12

Akron Mayor on Chapel Hill Future, Stimulus Dollars

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It was recently announced that Chapel Hill Mall would be a site for mass vaccinations in the city of Akron, but as a few factors went into effect with the new owner, the site has been moved to the Summit County Fairgrounds. So what will be the future of Chapel…
Wednesday, 17 March 2021 08:53

CAK President on Uptick in Air Travel

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With the increase in vaccinations mixed with a third round of stimulus checks, folks are getting antsy and ready to shake off the cabin fever and fine greener pastures. Air travel is ticking up at airports acros the country, and that includes Akron-Canton Airport. Ren Camacho is the president and…
It is the middle of March. The temperatures creep into the sixties, then the lows are in the twenties. Your throat is itchy or scratchy. The nose is clogged. Perhaps there is some fatigue. Could these symptoms be due to COVID-19, or are they seasonal allergies? There is some overlap,…
Monday, 15 March 2021 07:45

Donna Skoda on Vaccine Differences, Side Effects

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The concern over the different mutations and variants of COVID-19 are still out there, which is why medical experts at the national and local level stress to stay the course and not let their feet off the gas in the fight for herd immunity. Still, even with variants and concerns…
This Week, a conversation about how the government can, and maybe should, more tightly regulate internet commerce to protect consumers. We talked to Prof. Mark Schultz, who is the Goodyear Endowed Chair in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Akron School of Law, about consumer protection legislation pending before the…
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