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.

Thursday, 20 August 2020 08:01

Dr. John Green Weighs In On DNC, Goodyear

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The Democratic National Convention is being held in Milwaukee, but the speeches, from former to possibly future First Ladies to former presidents, are being done virtually. Dr. John Green is the former interim president of the University of Akron, and though he is retired from that position, he maintains a…
Wednesday, 19 August 2020 08:41

APS Superintendent Announces His Retirement

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After nearly three decades with Akron Public Schools, including a dozen as superintendent, David James will ride off into the sunset. James gave his first interview since he announced his retirement on the Ray Horner Morning Show. When asked about his decision to retire, James mentions his parents are in…
Wednesday, 19 August 2020 08:39

Akron Mayor Addresses Rise in Gun Violence

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Like many cities across the United States, Akron is experiencing a spike in gun violence and crime in 2020. According to recent statistics, the homicide rate in Akron is up 50%, and the amount of murders in 2020 has already matched that of 2019 (33). The mayor of Akron, Dan…
School years across the country will be quite different to start, and Akron Public Schools is no exception. But what does it mean for a classroom to go totally virtual. David James, superintendent of Akron Public School, explained what a virtual classroom will look like on the Ray Horner Morning…
Cities both large and small have been affected in some or many ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But how have those medium-sized towns, the large suburbs, handled matters? Cuyahoga Falls mayor Don Walters called into the Ray Horner Morning Show to give an update on his city, which is…
Israel says it foiled a cyber attack by a shadowy group that the US has linked to North Korea. I talked to CBS News National Security Consultant and Military Analyst, Jeff McCausland about what they were targeting, and how that could affect us here in the US.
Thursday, 13 August 2020 12:37

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-8-14-20 Featured

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This Week, why President Trump is talking about banning the social media app TikTok, how that relates to national security, and what that might mean for all of us-- even if we don't use that particular app.   This week's program features a report from CNET Editor At Large, Ian Sherr, and a conversation with Paul…
Tuesday, 11 August 2020 08:54

Akron Public Schools Delays School, Athletic Year

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Summit County Public Health suggested schools in the area would be best to begin their scholastic years virtually. Akron Public Schools has obliged, as the first day for teachers will be August 24th, and the students will start up between September 9th and 14th. Patrick Bravo heads up the school…
Monday, 10 August 2020 08:50

Local Fall Sports Being Put On Hold

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When August typically rolls around, the fall sports start getting underway as far as practices and scrimmages go. But 2020 is not a typical year, especially in the fall, and we could have a season without contact and perhaps even non-contact sports. First up is Tim Stried, the senior director…
Saturday, 08 August 2020 09:16

Military, Vets: Help, Hope, Inspiration

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This week, Jeanne Destro talked to a couple of writers with military backgrounds doing creative and inspirational work. Shannon Huffman Polson was the youngest woman to summit Denali, the highest peak in North America, back when she was in college, and then she became the first woman to pilot an Apache attack…
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