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, 30 April 2021 06:35

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-4-30-21: Industry 4.0 Featured

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Manufacturing is still the backbone of Northeast Ohio's economy, but to remain competitive; companies have to incorporate new technology, and hire workers who know how to use it. Our special guest this week is Dr. Ajay Mahajan from the University of Akron talking about their new research Center for Precision Manufacturing. We'll also…
David James has been with Akron Public Schools for three decades, working his way through the school system and eventually becoming superintendent. Last year, he announced the 2020-2021 school year would be his last, as he heads out to the greener pastures of retirement. A familiar name and face will…
Wednesday, 28 April 2021 07:00

Hey Bobby! - 4/28/2021

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Time now for Hey Bobby!, a weekly segment on the Ray Horner Morning Show with Cleveland Indians VP Bob DiBiasio. This week, Bobby and Ray look at Sandy Alomar's leadership and impact as a coach, Tribe broadcasters from the past and present, and how a team such as the Minnesota…
During the 2020 football season, which was in the thick of the pandemic, the OHSAA allowed regions to expand the playoffs and allow more teams to qualify, going from eight to 12 teams. Now, in 2021, it will be expanded to 16 games, which is not sitting well with coaches…
From wildfires, to coastal flooding and mass migration; we're facing big ecological challenges that no one person, nation, or group of scientists can tackle alone.  On the plus side, lots of very smart and creative people all over the world are trying to do just that, including President Biden, who…
Thursday, 22 April 2021 10:53

Law Day with the Akron Bar Association

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April 26th begins Law Week in the United States, and the Akron Bar Association is celebrating it by offering free legal advice between 7 and 9 AM. To kick off the festivities on Monday, WAKR's Ray Horner invited a group of legal experts to share their expertise on the rule…
Thursday, 22 April 2021 10:50

Bases & Balls with Jim Rosenhaus - 4/23/2021

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It's time now for Bases & Balls, a weekly conversation with Cleveland Indians broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus. Today, Rosey and WAKR's Ray Horner talked about the hot start from pitcher Aaron Civale, the solid catching platoon, the mix of outfield help from Jordan Luplow and Amed Rosario, and birthday boy Terry…
For our Student Athlete of the Week program, we head way out east on US-224 and go to Mogodore High School. Carley is a 4-year letter winner in softball and basketball. For softball, she was voted First Team All-PTC as a sophomore. Carley is 2nd place for school record RBIs…
For much of the last year, Akron mayor Dan Horrigan joined the Ray Horner Morning Show every Thursday to discuss everything related to COVID-19, from the virus itself to the response and the impact on the community. But after the conviction of Derek Chauvin this week, the conversation began with…
On Tuesday afternoon, just after 4 PM in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts after the death of George Floyd in May of 2020. A lot went into this trial, from the jury selection to the judge, due to the emotional nature of the case.…
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