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.

Tuesday, 09 March 2021 08:15

Indians Radio Week, Day 2

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It's Day 2 of Indians Radio Week, and unfortunately, Ray Horner is unable to be in Goodyear, Arizona for spring training due to the pandemic. But it does not mean Ray won't bring you the latest on the 2021 Cleveland Indians, even if it is over the phone. VP from…
Monday, 08 March 2021 08:53

Indians Radio Week, Day 1

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Indians Radio Week in 2021 is much different, as Ray Horner is not out in Goodyear, Arizona with the Cleveland Indians. But Ray, the Indians, and everyone else has had to make adjustments, so radio week will be virtual this year. Curtis Danburg is part of the Indians' marketing department,…
One full year into the pandemic, and vaccine distribution has been ramped up as cases are going down. However, medical professionals urge folks not to let their guards down, even after they get their vaccines. Dr. Cliff Deveny is the president and CEO of Summa Health Systems, and he provided…
Sewage happens, and they're using it at the University of Akron to track COVID-19. Also at U-A, a computer science student and tech startup entrepreneur, talks to us about using Artificial Intelligence in a new way, to make video games more immersive and engaging. We'll also hear from CNET's Brian…
Friday, 05 March 2021 07:17

Tribe Spring Training Schedule on WAKR

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Spring Training Schedule on WAKR 3/6 - Tribe vs. White Sox (3:05pm) 3/10 - Tribe vs. Angels (3:05pm) 3/12 - Tribe vs. Dodgers (3:05pm) 3/13 - Tribe vs. Giants (3:05pm) 3/17 - Tribe vs. Reds (4:05pm) 3/18 - Tribe vs. Cubs (4:05pm) 3/20 - Tribe vs. White Sox (4:05pm) 3/21…
For our Student Athlete of the Week program, we head to the east side of town and visit Ellet CLC. Rachel Wenzel is a two-sport athlete at Ellet. She excels on the field for both the soccer and basketball teams. As a sophomore, she started every game and received first…
Some states have already done away with their statewide mask mandate, and perhaps others may follow suit. But in Ohio, such measures are not on the radar for now, even though cases of COVID-19 are down and vaccine distribution is up. Akron mayor Dan Horrigan joined the Ray Horner Morning…
On Tuesday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that his state will be reopened to full capacity, which includes lifting the statewide mask mandate. Mississippi will do the same, as some southern states have modeled themselves after Florida’s lead. These reopenings are not without their concerns, especially from health experts such…
Everyone has been affected by COVID-19 in the last year, from the healthcare perspective to the economy, and has trickled down to each individual. Some towns and business have fared better than others, but the majority have taken a hit. One of those towns has been Barberton, a city that…
Friday, 26 February 2021 08:25

Ken Babby Excited For Return of RubberDucks Baseball

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Though it will have limited capacity to start, Canal Park will host Akron RubberDucks baseball this summer. RubberDucks owner Ken Babby joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss his excitement for the return of baseball after what will be a 19-month layoff. Babby says he will continue to work…
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