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.

Friday, 05 June 2020 12:18

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Google making changes to provide more accurate health information, hot new cars that kill COVID-19, and robots that deliver donuts! This week's guest is Dr. David Feinberg, who is the Vice President of Google Health. Please note: This program is available as a podcast on Apple, Android, Spotify, and Sticher.…
Friday, 05 June 2020 08:41

Ray Horner Podcasts - 6/5/2020

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Part 1 :17 - Akron mayor Dan Horrigan joined the show for the second time this week to touch on the protests and allowing more opportunities for minority business owners in the city. He was also asked about reconsidering a reinstatement of summer events with the state reopening for the…
Thursday, 04 June 2020 08:04

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/4/2020

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:17 - While the schools may be reopening and stores and restaurants are doing business, as well as the protests across the country, the Coronavirus is still present. Summit County health commissioner Donna Skoda joined the show to talk about the virus’s continued threat, the importance of masks and social…
The announcement that Ohio schools can reopen in the fall is perhaps the easy part. The hard part is how to do so safely for the students, teachers, administrators, and even the parents. Akron Public Schools superintendent David James joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about what is…
Wednesday, 03 June 2020 08:42

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/3/2020

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:17 - Amidst all of the protests, riots, and civil unrest, we are still under the pandemic umbrella. The morning show panel began Wednesday’s program talking about a potential vaccine, which could be available as early as the fall. 7:30 - In times of strife, from global systemic issues to…
Tuesday, 02 June 2020 09:03

Ray Horner Podcasts - 6/2/2020

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Part 1 :17 - Attorney Eddie Sipplen joined the show for a long-form discussion on the death of George Floyd and the ongoing rift between the black community and the police. Sipplen looked at the situation with the Minneapolis police from a legal perspective, and he believes the other three…
Though the riots, looting, a damaging of property have taken up much of the headlines, the majority of the protests across the country were peaceful. Different races and backgrounds of people came together in solidarity, and that includes many police officers. Akron police chief Ken Ball called into the Ray…
It was announced in January that Beaumont Health in Michigan signed a $6.1 billion deal to merge with Summa Health. However, that partnership, as of May 29th, is no longer happening. Dr. Cliff Deveny, president and CEO of Summa Health, spoke with the Ray Horner Morning Show on the original…
Monday, 01 June 2020 08:46

Ray Horner Podcasts - 6/1/2020

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Part 1 :17 - Across the nation (and even internationally), protests against Derek Chauvin and the other three officers in Minneapolis, and police brutality in general, occurred, with nearly all of them starting out peacefully. However, as the protests headed towards dusk, many of them turned into full-scale riots, with…
In Akron, a similar protest occurred like the others across the country, although with significantly less damage than Cleveland received. Akron mayor Dan Horrigan led the way and addressed the protests both downtown on Saturday and at Hardesty Park on Sunday, which were by and large peaceful. He talked about…
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