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.

As employers begin to head back into their workplaces, whether it is full-time or in a hybrid situation, it is best for some to get a refresher course on proper workplace etiquette. Nancy Holland is a member of Akron City Council, but she is also a labor attorney by trade.…
The Delta variant has become the dominant strain of COVID-19 in America, as well as much of the world. The pandemic is still raging on, but mainly for the unvaccinated. Donna Skoda is the commissioner of the Summit County Health Department, and she joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to…
After a series of extremely damaging ransomware attacks believed to have originated in Russia; US President Joe Biden warned Russian President, Vladamir Putin, that the US no longer views such attacks as just criminal activity; but now also as threats to our national security. Then, just one day after that…
The number of drug overdose deaths rose by nearly 30 percent in the US last year, compared to 2019, to a record high of 93,000. Experts are calling that increase "historic", and attributing it to factors including the pandemic, as well the ever growing supply of the synthetic opiod drug,…
Thursday, 15 July 2021 12:14

Journalists Attacked, Threatened Nationwide

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A new survey from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University shows more than one in five TV News Directors at local stations in the US report there were attacks on their newsroom employees in 2020. The bigger the market; the more likely there have been attacks, with 39% of news directors in…
It's always been hard to be a low income renter, but with the pandemic-related federal eviction moratorium ending at the end of the month; it just got even harder. In addition, some landlords discriminate against tenants who pay their rent with government assitance, like Section 8 housing vauchers, even though…
Thursday, 15 July 2021 10:16

Better Teacher Pay=Better Student Grades

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A new study from University of Akron Assistant Economics Professor, Dr. Ali Enami, suggests that if you pay teachers better in low income school districts, their students get better grades. But why? Jeanne Destro talked to Dr. Enammi about how he conducted the study, and the conclusions that he drew…
Good news for parents nationwide. New Federal Child Tax Credits from the IRS go into effect today, with payments of up to $300 a month per child under age 6, and $250 a month per child ages 6 to 17.  Jeanne Destro talked with Democratic US Senator Sherrod Brown about…
Back in the 1970s, Dennis Kucinich was the mayor of Cleveland during a tumultuous time in the city and the country. Tumultuous, in that the country was experiencing bumps in the road following the Watergate scandal and the Vietnam War, and locally, corruption in government and public utilities.  Since then,…
Summit County made millions of dollars by settling lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies and distributors, who they had sued for their part in causing the deadly Opiod epidemic. Now, that money is starting to be spent in the community on programs that can help residents still coping with the often deadly…
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