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.

Looking for a new job because you got laid off during the pandemic? Stark State College has you covered, with some new very low cost, or even completely free, job training. Listen to Jeanne Destro's interview with Stark State College President, Dr. Para Jones, to find out more.
From the lady who got a broken leg because she asked someone to wear a mask at the grocery store, to everybody going stir-crazy at home; this whole pandemic thing has gotten pretty old, and let's face it; pretty weird, for a lot of people. So, what's a pandemically-challenged person…
Friday, 07 August 2020 11:02

New Housing, New Opportunities, In Akron

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A couple of new developments with attractive, modern homes may be just the ticket to attracting new residents to the City of Akron, and Mayor Dan Horrigan is looking forward to when they'll be completed. In addition, the new Amazon fulfillment center on Romig Road is close to opening, and…
Friday, 07 August 2020 10:25

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-8-7-20 Featured

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This week, Deepfakes, artificial intelligence, a special kind of air filter we can use against COVID-19, and 3-D printed KFC chicken-- in Russia! Our special guest this week, is author Vikram Mansharmani, talking about his new book, “Think for yourself: Restoring Common Sense in an Age of Experts and Artificial Intelligence”.…
A recent survey from the US Census Bureau shows more than 30 million Americans to report they do not have enough to eat. Here in the Akron-Canton area; the number of people who need food assitance has increased by more than 80 thousand since the pandemic began, according to Akron-Canton…
Pulitzer Prize winning author, Connie Schultz, is enjoying the experience of a brand new creative adventure; her first novel.  “The Daughters of Erietown: A Novel”, was released in early June, and has already appeared on the New York Times Best Seller list. Schultz, who is from Ashtabula, Ohio, is known…
Every day we learn more about COVID-19, the mysterious and deadly disease that has sickened millions of people around the globe, and has killed more than 160 thousand people in the United States so far. Jeanne Destro talked to Dr. Thomas File, who is an Infectious Disease Physician at Summa…
Although they moved into a brand new office complex late last year; the Akron Beacon Journal Newspaper staff hasn't had a chance to spend much time there. Instead, like many Americans during the pandemic; they're working from home. But, as Akron Beacon Journal Editor, Michael Shearer tells Jeanne Destro; they've…
The pandemic has had a major impact on the global food supply chain, with expectations that more than a million people worldwide could starve this year because of disruptions that are making it difficult for farmers to get their crops to market. But, here in the US, though there have…
Wednesday, 05 August 2020 12:29

Pandemic Relief Funds for Summit County Residents

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Times are tough for a lot of businesses and individuals in Summit County as a result of layoffs, shutdowns, and health issues related to COVID-19. But, there is some relief funding available through Summit County, though Congress has yet to reach a compromise on a new pandemic aid package that…
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