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.

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…
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. Before he became a state senator, Vernon Sykes looked back at his early years growing up in Akron, and how his mother made…
Friday, 05 February 2021 07:43

Russ Neal on Becoming a Role Model, City 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. One of those leaders is Russ Neal, who serves Ward 4 in Akron City Council. Neal talks about his upbringing, from his days…
For our Student Athlete of the Week program, we head to West Akron and meet a couple of Buchtel Griffins. Neveah Lewis is the captain of both the Lady Griffins’ track and cross country teams. In track, she is a four-time state champion, and in cross country, was named first…
Thursday, 04 February 2021 08:34

Talking Tribe on WAKR

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While February may be chilly and depressing in Northeast Ohio, the bright spot every year for baseball fans is that pitchers and catchers report for spring training, thus ushering in a light at the end of the frigid tunnel. While spring training, as well as the baseball season in general,…
Wednesday, 03 February 2021 07:35

APS 'Good to Go' on First Round of Vaccine Dose

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780 doses of the vaccine will be available to the faculty and staff at Akron Public Schools. While that is not enough at the time being to cover the amount of staff they employ, it is part of a plan to get the students back in classrooms. David James is…
At the beginning of the pandemic, procedures and elective surgeries had been delayed, but medical professionals urge those afflicted with something to continue to get their screenings. Dr. Debbie Plate is with Cleveland Clinic Akron General, and she joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about getting those screenings…
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