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.

A recent report showed Ohio is second in the country in the number of extremist and militia groups that have popped up due to the rise in anti-government sentiments. How could this be, and why Ohio? Dr. Karl Kaltenthaler is with the University of Akron’s Bliss Institute, and his focus…
Friday, 12 February 2021 08:50

Teresa LaGrier: A Hand in Everything in Akron

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WAKR and the Ray Horner Morning Show are featuring a member of the black community in Akron who have made an impact by their courage and leadership. Teresa LaGrier is with the Akron Urban League, and she has done pretty much everything one can do in the city, and she…
For our Student Athlete of the Week program, we head to the Magic City of Barberton. An’Taniyha Easter is a three-year letter winner on the Magic basketball team, and is a quiet leader both on and off the court. She is the point guard for the team, averaging close to…
Thursday, 11 February 2021 08:49

Mayor Horrigan on Future of Chapel Hill Mall

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Chapel Hill Mall is being sold once again, and according to the soon-to-be-previous owner, it will be sold for far less than he paid for it. But the area has experienced a massive downturn in recent years, even before the pandemic. What is the future of it? Dan Horrigan, the…
Thursday, 11 February 2021 08:47

Tara Samples' Journey From Teen Mom to City Council

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WAKR and the Ray Horner Morning Show are featuring a member of the black community in Akron who have made an impact by their courage and leadership. Tara Samples is the councilwoman in Ward 5, and while she is a household name now, it wasn’t always easy. Tara talks about…
Wednesday, 10 February 2021 07:55

Glenn Gillespie: From Dishwasher to Restaurant Owner

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WAKR and the Ray Horner Morning Show are featuring a member of the black community in Akron who have made an impact by their courage and leadership. Glenn Gillespie has not only been active in the community, but he’s fed the community, as well. Glenn talks about his rise through…
For the better part of a year, from the beginning of the pandemic, many have wondered the origins of COVID-19. Did it come from animals such as bats in a wet market, or was this a virus in a laboratory that escaped, whether accidentally or not? Dr. Richard Londraville is…
Tuesday, 09 February 2021 07:46

Darryl Brake: Embracing the Differences of Each Other

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WAKR and the Ray Horner Morning Show are featuring a member of the black community in Akron who have made an impact by their courage and leadership. Darryl Brake is a well-known name in the Akron community, as he is currently the exectuive director of the Summit County Community Partnership.…
Now that the middle of February is approaching, Ohio is seeing a sizable drop in cases and hospitalizations, down from their peak in mid-December. That does not mean people should let their guards down, according to medical professionals. Dr. Cliff Deveny is the president and CEO at Summa Health Systems,…
Monday, 08 February 2021 08:43

Judi Hill: An Optimist By Nature

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WAKR and the Ray Horner Morning Show are featuring a member of the black community in Akron who have made an impact by their courage and leadership. Judi Hill heads up the Akron chapter of the NAACP, and she talked about how her mother was a major influence on her…
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