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 holiday and giving season upon us, Tania Nemer from the Summit County Prosecutor's Office joined Ray to discuss scams primarily directed towards seniors and how to avoid being caught by one of them.
Dr. Debbie Plate from Cleveland Clinic Akron General joined Ray to talk about the impact of shingles and pneumonia and what you can do to protect yourself.
Monday, 28 November 2022 07:30

Cuyahoga Falls Update with Mayor Walters

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Cuyahoga Falls Mayor, Don Walters, joined Ray. They talked about Front Street, economics, Toys for Tickets, and more.
Wednesday, 23 November 2022 07:15

Holiday Precautions with RSV & the Flu

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Dr. Evelyn Scott Pangonis, Doctor of Infectious Disease at Akron Children's Hospital, joined Ray to talk about the RSV and the Flu. They discussed holiday precautions, signs to look for, and more. 
Today, we're looking at the potentially devastating community effects of mass layoffs.  Over the past few months, Tech companies have laid off thousands of employees. Some of the big names include Twitter, Tesla, Meta, Amazon, Microsoft, Zillow, Oracle, Intel, Spotify, and Peloton. While many of those employees will find jobs elsewhere;…
Tuesday, 22 November 2022 07:44

The Haven of Rest Ministries

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Reverend Jeff Kaiser, CEO of the Haven of Rest Ministries, joined Ray. They talked about what they do day by day, their goals, cold weather, and how you can help. 
Monday, 21 November 2022 07:13

Holiday Travel Do's & Don'ts

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With Thanksgiving this week, the holiday season has begun! President of Akron AAA, Kevin Thomas, joined Ray. They discussed holiday travel, do's and don'ts, car seat safety, and more. 
Thursday, 17 November 2022 08:38

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-11-18-22: Crypto Collapse Featured

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Shocking news out of the world of Cryptocurrency this week, as the $32 billion dollar FTX cryptocurrency exchange goes belly up, declares bankruptcy, and leaves investors in the lurch. How did this all happen? What's next? Listen now, as explore those questions and more, with Kent State University Finance Professor,…
Wednesday, 16 November 2022 08:41

Barberton: BW Campus Getting New Tenant

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Barberton Mayor, Bill Judge, joined Ray. The BW campus is getting a new tenant and they're bringing opportunities along with them! 
The Student Athlete of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW and Akron Children’s Hospital.  This week's athletes are from Buchtel High School. Peighton Valentine is a varsity multi-sport athlete, participating in basketball, volleyball, Air Force JROTC and majorettes. The past volleyball season Peighton received a MVP medal during a…
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