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.

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…
Monday, 08 February 2021 08:41

James Hardy on Akron's Warming Centers

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Single-digit temperatures will be a constant in the Akron area this week, especially overnight. For those less fortunate, the city has warming stations available. James Hardy is the deputy mayor of the city of Akron, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about those warming centers and…
Friday, 05 February 2021 09:15

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-2-5-21: Tech Hub Ohio Featured

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Tech professionals from big cities like Seattle and San Francisco are moving to Northeast Ohio. Find out why, with OhioX President, Chris Berry. 
  Chris Berry, President, Ohio X
Friday, 05 February 2021 08:13

CAK President on Travel Protocol At The Airport

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The frigid temperatures, along with the ongoing pandemic, has given many in the Akron area some cabin fever, and some are itching to get away to greener and warmer climates. But how safe are the airports in 2021? Very safe, according to Ren Camacho, president and CEO of the Akron-Canton…
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. Dorothy Jackson has been a staunch social activist in the Akron community for well more than a half century. After 12 years working…
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. Dr. Sylvester Small has done virtually everything in Akron Public Schools, from substitute teaching to becoming a full-time teacher, to board administrator, assistant…
Friday, 05 February 2021 07:53

Re. Ron Fowler on His Role as a Community Leader

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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. Reverend Ron Fowler talks about what Black History Month means to him, who influenced him during his youth, and his rise to leading…
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