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.

For our Student Athlete of the Week program, we head east of the city and go to....East CLC, where we meet two Dragons. Dre'onna Feaster is a freshman on the bowling team, and she carries a 3.0 GPA in the classroom. Justin Cox is a junior on the football and…
Friday, 14 January 2022 06:28

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-1-14-22: Startup Culture Featured

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Take this job and...love it! Tech "Startup Culture" is in the spotlight, with Columbus-based Branch Insurance, which recently received the State of Ohio's Tech Startup Culture Award. Featured guests include Branch Insurance President and CEO, Steve Lekas, and Ohio X President and CEO, Chris Berry, explain what "startup culture" is,…
Thursday, 13 January 2022 08:58

Interesting Offseason Awaits the Cleveland Browns

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Wild Card weekend is happening this weekend for football fans, but unlike last season, the Cleveland Browns will be playoff spectators. In fact, the wildness may be just beginning for the Browns as the team begins its offseason. Marla Ridenour covers the Browns for the Akron Beacon Journal, and she…
Two years into the pandemic, and many businesses are still reeling from everything related to COVID-19, from the virus itself to the response to it. Steve Millard is the president of the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss how Summit County…
For the last two years, businesses both large and small have had to adapt when it comes to protecting employees in regards to COVID-19. The same goes for schools, from remote learning to socially-distanced desks, to masking and, in some areas, vaccine requirements. Debra Foulk is the executive director of…
The Cleveland Browns season ended on Sunday with an 8-9 record and missing the playoffs. Preseason expectations were the Browns, building off a playoff run in 2020 and upgrading the defense, to be Super Bowl contenders, but they instead finished in a tie for last in the AFC North. George…
Last year's January 6th attack came as quite a shock to most Americans, but what about experts in National Security and Terrorism? Were they surprised too, and more importantly - what comes next? WAKR Morning Show Host, Ray Horner, talked to Dr. Karl Kaltenthaler, who is a Political Science Professor,…
For our Student Athlete of the Week program, we head not far from downtown and meet two Knights from Archbishop Hoban High School. Emma Rasmussen is a junior at Hoban, and she is a point guard and captain of the Lady Knights, and averages 14 points per game. In addition…
The Zips football team needed to make a big splash with a coaching hire, and many signs point to Joe Moorhead being that shot in the arm. Charles Guthrie is the athletic director at the University of Akron, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about this…
Tuesday, 04 January 2022 14:42

Summit County Update on Omicron Cases, Testing

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The Omicron variant continues to wreak havoc on the population both locally and nationally, and after Christmas and New Year's gatherings, any light at the end of the tunnel seems further away. Donna Skoda is the commissioner of the Summit County Health Department, and she joined the Ray Horner Morning…
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