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.

This week, we're looking at some innovative new technology aimed at both preventing, and cleaning up toxic algal blooms in Lake Erie. This is not only designed to protect swimmers and boaters on the Great Lake, but is also important to keep drinking water safe for nearly three million people…
Thursday, 02 December 2021 08:44

Akron BBB Warning Consumers of Holiday Scams

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Whether it is due to the pandemic or just out of convenience, many people are doing more day-to-day tasks from home. Whether it is working from home or shopping for the holidays, there is always going to be the threat of scammers. Christine Kellamis is with the Better Business Bureau…
Thursday, 02 December 2021 07:59

Student Athletes of the Week: Katie Lane & Will Butler

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For our Student Athlete of the Week program, we head to the eastern portion of our listening audience and meet two students from Mogadore High School. Katie Lane is the lead runner on the Mogadore cross country team. In 2021, she took home first place at the East Canton Invitational,…
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, news broke of a new variant with ties to South Africa, and reports of spread are occurring throughout parts of Africa and Europe. It is called the Omicron variant. Dr. Hazel Barton is a professor and director of the Integrated Bioscience Program at the University of…
Today is Cyber Monday, which has come off the heels of both Small Business Saturday and Black Friday. However, due to supply shortages and rising costs of goods and services, some are tightening their belts a bit for this holiday season. Richard Peterson is from Capital Financial Group, and he…
Wednesday, 24 November 2021 06:53

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-11-24-21: DIY Apple Repairs Featured

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Do you dare to repair? If so, we have an early Thanksgiving treat today for Apple device owners, as the company has decided it will sell repair parts along with directions to install them, to consumers. This could be great news for consumers and repair shop owners, but there will…
Either due to natural immunity, vaccines, or even the boosters, more people are comfortable gathering for the holidays. However, with the Delta variant turning matters and progress upside down, health officials contunue to urge caution. Donna Skoda is the commissioner of the Summit County Health Department, and she joined the…
As time goes on, marijuana laws are being relaxed across the country. Many states have allowed medicinal marijuana to be consumed, while other states have outright legalized recreational pot. J. Dean Carro is an attorney in the Akron area, and he made some sense of the present and future of…
Although 24 hour operations at West Coast Ports have put a dent in the backlog of containers waiting to be unloaded and shipped across the country; the ongoing supply chain disruption is having a serious impact on Northeast Ohio manufacturing. Find out more about how that disruption, plus a microchip…
Thursday, 18 November 2021 11:27

Children At Risk As COVID Cases Spike in Akron Area

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Akron Children's Hospital Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Rob McGregor, is concerned about the increasing number of young children being hospitalized with COVID-19 in Akron. Even though vaccines are now available for everyone above the age of five, and vaccine boosters are being distributed for seniors and other vulnerable individuals; there…
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