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.

It's been a rough road for Akron Metro RTA, as the pandemic has reduced ridership by 60%. Still though, Metro RTA CEO, Dawn Distler, tells Jeanne Destro that they're maintaining service, and they haven't had any layoffs. Find out how they're trying to increase bus ridership and public confidence, as…
Thursday, 22 October 2020 13:14

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-10-23-20 Featured

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How an Akron tech company is fighting both crime and climate change with a new invention that reveals secrets buried deep underground.   Our featured guest, is S-4 Mobile Laboratories Chief Technical Officer, David S. Perry.
For our student athletes of this week, we take a stroll on the west side of town and meet two students in the Copley-Fairlawn school district. Landon Robinson is a three-sport athlete at Copley HIgh School. His dedication to academics and athletics is unparalleled. Landon is a football captain who…
The mayor of Akron joins WAKR once a week or so to touch on the various issues and questions facing the citizens. One of those questions, with a big election coming up, is the need for extra security at the polls. Dan Horrigan assured the listeners there won’t be any…
COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are up across the board, from the counties and communities in the state of Ohio throughout the rest of the United States. In fact, a record 216 hospitalizations occurred in one day in Ohio, the highest since the pandemic began. Jim Krasula of CBS News has…
Tuesday, 20 October 2020 11:58

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-10-20-20-Bonus Edition Featured

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How this week's federal indictment of 6 Russian military officers for cyber attacks, is connected to the upcoming election. CBS News National Security Consultant, Jeff McCausland explains.
Talks are continuing inside the halls of Akron Public Schools about the potential for a blended education. If those talks and everything else go to plan, November 9th will be the first day. David James, the soon-to-be-retiring superintendent at Akron Public Schools, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to preview…
Perhaps not until the thick of the pandemic in March and April did many consider the stress frontline workers may be under. Dr. Brian Harte is the president of Cleveland Clinic-Akron General, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to speak of the great work his staff is doing…
Friday, 16 October 2020 08:24

Patrick Bravo on APS Blended Education Model

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On the topic of in-person or remote education during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Mike DeWine left those decisions up to the individual school districts, rather than making a sweeping mandate statewide. Still, that does not mean there are not risks, especially with cases rising in Ohio. Patrick Bravo heads up…
Friday, 16 October 2020 06:17

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-10-16-20 Featured

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From Moon rocks to Mars; what's new at NASA? Our featured guest is Susan Motil, Deputy Center Director, at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.
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