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, 01 November 2022 07:49

Ohio Senate Candidate Tim Ryan

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Candidate for Ohio Senator, Tim Ryan joined Ray. They discussed the race, differences between Tim Ryan and JD Vance, and more. 
Monday, 31 October 2022 08:10

Ohio Senate Candidate JD Vance

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Candidate for the Ohio Senate, JD Vance, joined Ray. They talked about JD's run for Senate. 
Ohio's ongoing Manufacturing renaissance means so much more for job seekers than just opportunities in big headline-grabbing facilities like Intel's Chip plant, and Honda's new EV battery facility. According to the CEO of Northeast Ohio's Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network (MAGNET); Ethan Karp, those big name projects are just the…
Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan joined Ray for their weekly chat. They discussed cameras throughout the city that are already helping solve crimes, public safety recruitment efforts, and more! 
Friday, 28 October 2022 08:30

Film School: Psycho

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Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. It's Halloween Weekend! Ray and Joe went back to 1960 to discuss the psychological horror thriller film, Psycho.
The Student Athlete of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW and Akron Children’s Hospital.  This week's athletes are from Wadsworth High School. Ellie Zuro's work ethic shows not just on the court as a 3 year letter winner & captain of the volleyball team but also in the classroom…
Wednesday, 26 October 2022 07:41

World Stroke Day: Stroke Education

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World Stroke Day is October 29th. Ray talked with Dr. Madihah Hepburn with Summa Health System. They discussed types of strokes, warning signs, prevention, recovery, and more. 
Tuesday, 25 October 2022 08:06

Dr. Bigham on What You Need to Know About RSV

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Dr. Michael Bigham, Akron Children's Hospital Chief Quality Officer, joined Ray to talk about RSV, Respiratory syncytial virus. There is an uptick in cases among children which is causing concern for parents and medical professionals. Dr. Bigham talks about the signs, symptoms, treatment, and more. 
Tuesday, 25 October 2022 07:44

Dr. Plate on Diabetes & the Holiday Season

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Dr. Debbie Plate, from Cleveland Clinic Akron General, joined Ray. Dr. Plate saed she sees diabetes numbers rise every holiday season, starting with Halloween. They discussed screenings for diabetes, the importance of watching your sugar levels, reading labels, and more. 
With Halloween decorations being out in full force, Captain Sierjie Lash joined Ray to discuss the fire hazards that come up while people get their homes into the Halloween spirit.
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