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.

It may be a new year, but it is the same story with COVID-19 when it comes to holiday surges and new restrictions. The Omicron variant has thrown a monkey wrench into the equation, and the transmissibility is affecting everyone at all ages. Dr. Rob McGregor is the chief medical…
The Ohio Division of Securities has issued an investor advisory on Decentralized Finance, also known as DeFi. It is a relatively new blockchain-based set of financial services. Companies entering this space are now offering banking and investing services that rely on cryptocurrencies instead of conventional currencies, such as the U.S.…
Thursday, 30 December 2021 08:46

Increasing Threats to Democracy in 2021

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Democracy is under seige both here in the US, and in nations around the world.  Jeanne Destro talked to Kent State University Political Science Professor, Dr. Mark Cassell about it on the Ray Horner Morning Show, today.
Dr. Mark Cassell, Kent State University Also today, Russian President Vladimir…
A new partnership in the city of Cuyahoga Falls has spawned inside Cuyahoga Falls schools with their Fresh Farm class. This class will grow greens, herbs, and other crops that will be available on the menu at The Workz, a restaurant and entertainment destination on Front Street. The mayor of…
Monday, 27 December 2021 08:51

Testing Shortages Causing Panic Locally, Nationally

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The Omicron variant threw a monkey wrench into many families' holiday plans. Reports of new cases are in the five figures in the state of Ohio routinely, and many had to alter or cancel their gatherings due to outbreaks of COVID-19. Donna Skoda is the commissioner of the Summit County…
Friday, 17 December 2021 08:14

This Week in Tech -12-17-21: Cybersecurity Year in Review Featured

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2021 was a banner year for cybersecurity,  and not in a good way, as US government agencies, businesses, and private citizens suffered the serious effects of major cyber attacks. Cybersecurity expert, Dr. John Nicholas, from the University of Akron, recaps the year's biggest threats, what is being done to address…
From the professional and collegiate sports leagues to nearly every community both large and small, COVID-19 is not going away. And while the Omicron variant has made its way into the United States, many communities are still dealing with the effects of Delta. A frustrated Dr. Cliff Deveny called into…
For our Student Athlete of the Week program, we head to Cuyahoga Falls, the second-largest city in Summit County. In eight games so far this season, Mackenzie Kramer is averaging 13.8 PPG, and 4.5 RPG. She is shooting 40 percent overall from the field, and 70 percent from the foul…
The two largest cities in Summit County in both square miles and population share a large area locally known as The Valley. From bars and restaurants to recreation, to housing and other development, The Valley has been a destination for many in Summit County, though there has been known to…
Wednesday, 15 December 2021 07:34

Bob Ethington Recaps 2021 in Celebrity Passings

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From Charlie Watts and Michael Nesmith in the music world, to Ed Asner, Cloris Leachman, Gavin MacLeod, and Norm Macdonald in the universe of comedy, to a giant in the world of broadcasting in Larry King, it was another year of celebrity deaths that impacted many folks' childhoods. Bob Ethington…
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