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.

With the holidays just around the corner; now is a good time to think about how to celebrate them safely. Summit County Public Health Commissioner, Donna Skoda, talked to Jeanne Destro about how COVID-19 is still on the rise, and why celebrating differently this year can keep everyone more healthy.…
All Akron Public School students are learning from home during the pandemic, but what about students who are homeless? How are they going to keep up with their lessons? That's where APS "Project Rise" comes in, as Homeless Education Liaison, Shannah Carino explains to Jeanne Destro.
Akron City Council is considering a proposal to buy home surveillance cameras for citizens in high crime neighborhoods, so that home videos can be easily shared with police. But Akron is not alone. In fact, more than 1,300 cities nationwide have signed agreements giving police easy access to Amazon RING…
You can improve your mental health and protect your physical health at the same time, as counseling goes virtual during the pandemic. Find out how and why that's an increasingly popular choice, with Akron-area Psychologist and inspirational books Author, Dr. Toni Cooper.
Sunday, 25 October 2020 06:38

Tax Dollars as Bait: Luring Delta Back to CAK

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There's a million dollars on the hook, and Akron-Canton Airport officials are hoping Delta Airlines will take the bait.  Find out where the money is coming from, as Akron-Canton Airport President and CEO, Ren Camacho, talks to Jeanne Destro about their tax-dollar fueled plan to bring Delta Airlines back to…
Sunday, 25 October 2020 06:13

Hiring Bonuses, New Jobs: Amazon in Akron

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Still no word yet exactly when in the next few months that Amazon's new distribution center on Romig Road will open, but they are hiring 1,500 full-time, plus additional part-time and seasonal employees right now, starting at $15 an hour plus benefits, and even offering a $500 hiring bonus.  Find…
Long before the pandemic started taking lives in Ohio, there was another epidemic that took our friends, relatives, and co-workers. The Opiod epidemic may have receded a bit in the headlines, but it isn't over, and is still taking a heavy toll in our communities statewide. Jeanne Destro talked to…
It's been a rough road for Akron Metro RTA, as the pandemic has reduced ridership by 60%. Still though, Metro RTA CEO, Dawn Distler, tells Jeanne Destro that they're maintaining service, and they haven't had any layoffs. Find out how they're trying to increase bus ridership and public confidence, as…
Thursday, 22 October 2020 13:14

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-10-23-20 Featured

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How an Akron tech company is fighting both crime and climate change with a new invention that reveals secrets buried deep underground.   Our featured guest, is S-4 Mobile Laboratories Chief Technical Officer, David S. Perry.
 
For our student athletes of this week, we take a stroll on the west side of town and meet two students in the Copley-Fairlawn school district. Landon Robinson is a three-sport athlete at Copley HIgh School. His dedication to academics and athletics is unparalleled. Landon is a football captain who…
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