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.

Rather than make a sweeping statewide decision on contact and non-contact fall sports, Governor Mike DeWine left this up to the individual school district. Originally, Akron Public Schools planned on holding off on fall contact sports for nine weeks, but that decision was reversed Monday. Patrick Bravo is the president…
In July, both the city of Akron and the state of Ohio passed a mandatory mask mandate inside businesses and indoor public places. Over the weekend, Summit County followed suit, but what is different about this mandate from the city and state guidelines? Summit County Public Health commissioner Donna Skoda…
Akron has been all over the news in the last ten days, from a tanker crash that killed an 18-year-old to President Trump’s boycott of Goodyear tires. Those topics were addressed with Mayor Dan Horrigan on the Ray Horner Morning Show. Though the passenger lost his life, Horrigan says he…
The University of Akron celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2020, and like the city of Akron itself, the college has also had its share of ups and downs. Those ups and downs are documented in a new six-part series called Keeping the Lamp of Learning Burning, which was written and…
Thursday, 27 August 2020 18:11

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-8-28-20 Featured

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This week, RVShare.com CEO, Jon Gray, tells us how the popularity of his Akron-based company has skyrocketed during the pandemic, and not only because vacationers are desperate to get out of town, but still too worried about COVID-19 to fly. They've also developed a whole new client base, who have…
Thursday, 27 August 2020 08:53

Barberton Schools Using Hybrid Education Method

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School will be back in session, but depending on the district, it may either be from home or in an actual classroom. While Akron Public Schools will start their school year virtually, Barberton will employ a hybrid method, according to superintendent Jeff Ramnytz. 70% of the students will be inside…
Wednesday, 26 August 2020 09:39

Vigilantes in America: A Rising Threat

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The rising tide of social unrest brought on by police shootings of unarmed black men in cities nationwide, is being met not only by a law enforcement crackdown, but also by something more dark, more sinister, and ultimately more dangerous; vigilantism. That word today from CBS News Radio Law Enforcement & Security…
Wednesday, 26 August 2020 08:59

Dr. John Green Looks At RNC So Far

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Last week’s Democratic National Convention was a four-night event that threw a lot of indictments at President Trump. The Republican National Convention, however, seems like a four-night shower of praise for the incumbent. Dr. John Green from the University of Akron’s Bliss Institute recapped the first two nights of the…
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 08:27

Akron Police Chief Addresses Uptick in Gun Violence

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The day following Mayor Dan Horrigan’s address on gun violence in Akron, the city had already eclipsed its homicide number from 2019. Akron Police Chief Ken Ball joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the program the city and the police department put together to quell the gun…
It seems everyone has learned a lot about viruses, viral spread, and proper prevention techniques. But no one has needed to adjust more on the fly than the healthcare industry Dr. Brian Harte is the president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic Akron General, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning…
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