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.

Perhaps not until the thick of the pandemic in March and April did many consider the stress frontline workers may be under. Dr. Brian Harte is the president of Cleveland Clinic-Akron General, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to speak of the great work his staff is doing…
Friday, 16 October 2020 08:24

Patrick Bravo on APS Blended Education Model

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On the topic of in-person or remote education during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Mike DeWine left those decisions up to the individual school districts, rather than making a sweeping mandate statewide. Still, that does not mean there are not risks, especially with cases rising in Ohio. Patrick Bravo heads up…
Friday, 16 October 2020 06:17

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-10-16-20 Featured

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From Moon rocks to Mars; what's new at NASA? Our featured guest is Susan Motil, Deputy Center Director, at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.
Friday, 16 October 2020 06:17

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-10-16-20

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From Moon rocks to Mars; what's new at NASA? Our featured guest is Susan Motil, Deputy Center Director, at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.
Thursday, 15 October 2020 08:41

John Barker Breaks Down Health of Ohio Restaurants

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The future of Ohio’s restaurants, both the locally-owned and the chains, looks pretty grim with the cold months rapidly approaching. John Barker is the president of the Ohio Restaurant Association, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the state of the restaurants. Though he says August…
We stay in the city of Akron this week, where we are introduced to a couple of Buchtel Griffins. Trayonna James keeps her schedule busy in the fall season, as she is a cheerleader and on the track team. She is a natural athlete wherever she goes, whether it’s on…
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 08:14

Dr. Rob McGregor Discusses COVID-19 in Children, Teens

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Plenty has been discussed about the effects of COVID-19 with the elderly and infirmed, but what about the children and teenagers? Dr. Rob McGregor is the chief medical officer at Akron Children’s Hospital, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the findings medical professionals are seeing with…
Domestic terrorism and militia groups have been on the rise for several years, though the year 2020, from the pandemic to election rhetoric, may have ramped tensions up. Paul Viollis is a security consultant for CBS News, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to share his expertise on…
Though over 200,000 have died in the United States from COVID-19, the majority of those infected have survived the virus. However, there are still potential long-term effects for those who have recovered. Dr. Richard Londraville is a biologist at the University of Akron, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning…
Friday, 09 October 2020 08:39

Bob Ethington on the Life, Legacy of John Lennon

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As Howard Cosell once said, John Lennon was “the most famous, perhaps, of all the Beatles.” On October 9th, if he were still alive, he would be celebrating his 80th birthday. Bob Ethington recently retired from the Akron-Summit County Public Library after three decades, but he remains the pop culture…
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