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.

Imagine a world without plastic waste.  It could happen, according to Assistant Professor of Polymer Science at the University of Akron Dr. Junpeng Wang. Listen now to find out more about his groundbreaking research on a new way to make and infinitely recycle plastic. We'll also hear from MAGNET President and CEO,…
They want to start a Civil War. That's what law enforcement experts, including Author and nationally known Security Consultant, Paul Viollis, say is behind a disturbing increase in violent militia and hate group activity in America.  He talked about it with WAKR Morning Show Host, Ray Horner, in response to…
Akron mayor Dan Horrigan held his State of the City address on Monday where he covered the major bullet points, from housing and infrastructure to pandemic response. The mayor joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to break down what was mentioned during his address, which was held inside at the…
In 2020, people around the globe learned rather quickly the effects of COVID-19 and who gets impacted the hardest, which were the elderly and those with preexisting health conditions. But the Delta variant is blanketing a larger part of the population. Dr. Rob McGregor is the Chief Medical Officer at…
Wednesday, 11 August 2021 07:13

Hey Bobby! - 8/11/2021

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Time now for Hey Bobby!, a weekly Cleveland Indians segment with VP Bob DiBiasio and WAKR's Ray Horner. With the statue of Rocky Colavito being unveiled Tuesday, Bobby and Ray talked about the slugger who stole the hearts of so many baseball fans in Cleveland all those decades ago. Hey…
With the Delta variant of COVID-19 blistering the population, including the greater Akron area, many are concerned about potential restrictions as the school year and fall season lurk around the corner. Donna Skoda is the commissioner of the Summit County Health Department, and she joined the Ray Horner Morning Show…
A feeling everyone can empathize with is the nervousness of heading back to school. Summer is wrapping up, and the daily grind of school work looms in the air. Some students are able to cope with that feeling, with a few even embracing and getting excited to head back to…
Friday, 06 August 2021 08:38

Summa Health Mandating Vaccines For All Employees

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One of the biggest topics in workplaces throughout America in 2021 has been vaccination status. Most employers are recommending their staff to get one of the vaccines, but mandating them was a tall task, at least a few months ago. Summa Health has decided to draw a line in the…
Will a big cyberattack one day lead to war between the US and another superpower? That's a question US officials have been pondering for quite some time, and something that President Biden talked about recently, during a speech at the National Counter Terrorism Center. Find out why, and listen as…
Thursday, 05 August 2021 10:11

Bases & Balls with Jim Rosenhaus - 8/6/2021

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Time now for Bases & Balls, a weekly segment with WAKR's Ray Horner and Tribe broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus! Today, Rosey and Ray chat about the outfield situation going forward, from Oscar Mercado and Myles Straw to Bradley Zimmer, the future of Nolan Jones, and a little about interim manager DeMarlo…
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