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.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost negotiated big legal settlements with Opiod drug distributors, and ticket seller StubHub this week. As Yost explains in this interview with Jeanne Destro, Cardinal Health, McKesson and AmerisourceBergen agreed pay a record $808 million dollars to settle litigation alleging illegal practices that led to the Opiod…
Ohio  Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Ohio Senate-28) was hoping Ohio's new  Ohio voting district map would more accurately reflect Ohioans' voting preferences. But that didn't happen this week, when the Republican-controlled redistricting redistricting commission voted to approve a new map. Even though voters approved anti-gerrymandering reforms, and Republicans only outnumber Democrats in Ohio by…
Friday, 17 September 2021 08:37

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-9-17-21: War on Robocalls! Featured

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State law enforcement officials are joining the Federal government to fight illegal robocalls. Today, we'll hear from Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, and networking technology expert, ZipDX LLC CEO David Frankel, on why robocalls are such a problem, and what can be done to stop them.
Ohio Attorney General,…
Chanden is a Letterman in Football, Basketball and Baseball for the Magics. He is a two-year at Quarterback and also one of the team's captains. In basketball, he came off the bench last year as a point guard. In baseball he was a starter as an infielder and also was…
Friday, 17 September 2021 05:21

Akron Mayor Lays Out Five-Point Plan

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Each week, Akron mayor Dan Horrigan joins the Ray Horner Morning Show to go over the city's biggest topics and issues, from the COVID-19 pandemic to housing, and this week he addresses safety. The mayor laid out his five-point plan on dealing with crime and violence in the city. Another…
Thursday, 16 September 2021 14:08

Domestic Violence: Who Can Help When Love Hurts

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It is easy to feel alone, and it is hard to reach out for help, when the one who is supposed to love you most turns out to be threatening, violent, and abusive. But you're not alone, and there is help right here in Akron, from Community Legal Aid. They…
Akron City Councilwoman Tara Samples says she thinks the City ought to pay even seasonal and part time employees the new $15 dollar minimum wage recently announced by Mayor Dan Horrigan. (See press release below). But, when she talked to Jeanne Destro about it on the air this morning; the…
Tuesday, 14 September 2021 14:09

Update: Fatal Fire Claims Five Lives in Akron

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Still no word on what caused the early morning house fire Monday morning on Linden Avenue in Akron's North Hill Neighborhood, that killed two adults, and three children. Jeanne Destro talked about it this morning with a few guests, which include Akron Fire Department Spokesman, Lt. Siergie Lash.
President Biden says more Americans need to get vaccinated, and issued a new mandate late last week that covers employers with more than 100 workers. But how will that work, and what are business leaders in the Akron area saying about it so far? Jeanne Destro talked to Greater Akron…
Friday, 10 September 2021 18:43

Student Athletes of the Week: Dru Dorn & Zavion Green

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For our Student Athlete of the Week program, we head one mile from our studios to Firestone CLC and meet a male and female. Congratulations to Dru Dorn and Zavion Green for being our Student Athletes of the Week! The Student Athlete of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW…
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