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.

The Russian cyberattack that shut down a major gas pipeline over the weekend will likely mean pain at the pump for consumers. AAA predicts the national average price for gasoline, which is now at $2.96 a gallon, will go even higher because of the ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline, which…
Monday, 10 May 2021 08:46

Nurses Everywhere Being Honored This Week

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There have been plenty of unsung heroes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic who have either kept the supply chain going in some industries, and others keeping people safe on another end. And since March 2020, nurses have been on the front lines, and they are being honored this week. This week…
Congratulations to our female Student Athlete of the Year: NeVaeh Lewis, Buchtel High School and our Male Student Athlete of the Year: Lucas Wagner, Coventry High School   NeVaeh will receive a $1,000 scholarship from Akron Children's Hospital and Lucas will receive a $1,000 scholarship from NECA/IBEW      WAKR Student Athletes of…
Sports at the collegiate level took a backseat for much of the COVID-19 pandemic, but as vaccines ramp up and that sense of “normalcy” returns, college athletic programs are looking ahead. The Akron Zips athletic department has overseen many changes the last six years, and now that includes a new…
From stores on wheels to air fryers that could open your home network up to cyber attacks; we've got the lowdown on whats new, hot, and interesting this week. Our featured guest is Kent State University Political Science Professor, Dr. Mark Cassell, talking about US sanctions against Russia in response…
Friday, 07 May 2021 06:40

Bases & Balls with Jim Rosenhaus - 5/7/2021

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Time now for Bases & Balls with Cleveland Indians broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus! Jim and WAKR's Ray Horner chatted about the really solid performances by the bullpen, the resurrection of reliever Bryan Shaw, and how the game of baseball has changed with home run and strikeout rates skyrocketing. Bases & Balls…
New data from the Ohio Department of Health shows 35 percent of Summit County residents have been fully vaccinated, and 44 percent have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. But, in the face of rising hospitalizations and ICU admissions statewide, more dangerous COVID-19 variants circulating in the community,…
Thursday, 06 May 2021 07:38

Akron Mayor on Downtown, Reopening of Businesses

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As the vaccines continue to get distributed, and the cases and deaths from COVID-19 plummet, more venues have started their reopening, most notably Canal Park and the Akron RubberDucks’ season opener. Dan Horrigan is the mayor of Akron, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show for his weekly radio…
Wednesday, 05 May 2021 08:06

RubberDucks Back Playing at Canal Park

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After 610 days, Canal Park is back hosting Akron RubberDucks baseball. And though it was a rainy and increasingly chilly night in Akron, Oscar Gonzalez made it a memorable opening day with a walk-off home run over the Binghamton RumblePonies. RubberDucks general manager Jim Pfander joined the Ray Horner Morning…
Wednesday, 05 May 2021 08:04

Hey Bobby! - 5/5/2021

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Time now for Hey Bobby!, a weekly Cleveland Indians segment with VP Bob DiBiasio and WAKR's Ray Horner. Today, Bobby and Ray talk about the solid performances from the Tribe bullpen, the minor leagues overall, selecting players from the Latin countries, and a little on fan favorite third baseman Buddy…
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