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 student athletes for this week hail from Coventry High School, so let us meet our female and male athletes. Carly Wightman is a three-year letter winner in volleyball in the fall, where she has been the offensive MVP. She was named the 2020 MAC Player of the Year, 2021…
The University of Akron is shutting down its long-running Confucius Institute program, after the US Department of Defense made it clear they will no longer fund military research at Colleges and Universities that continue to allow that Chinese Government-funded program on campus. The goal is to protect US Military technology…
Wednesday, 10 November 2021 07:36

Robert Dodaro Shares Tips On How To Raise Credit Scores

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As the holidays approach, many will reach for the debit card or into savings account to purchase presents for loved ones. However, some will tap into the credit card, and one must know the risks before it gets pulled out of the wallet. scores are, what is considered good credit,…
Tuesday, 09 November 2021 08:10

Donna Skoda Looks At Vaccine Doses, Efficacy For Kids

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From the onset of the pandemic, the Summit County Health Commissioner has answered a number of questions regarding COVID-19, from the virus itself to the spread and mitigation tactics, to vaccines for both adults and now kids. Donna Skoda assured parents of the safety of the vaccines, which are now…
While there still is a threat of COVID-19 out there, due to the availability of the various vaccines and now boosters, people are feeling more comfortable gathering for the holidays or traveling abroad. And now those adults can have innoculate their children above the age of five, if they choose…
This was a big week in the fight against COVID-19, with the CDC approving vaccinations for children ages 5-11, Pfizer announcing they've developed a new anti-viral pill they say is extremely effective, and a federal appeals court temporarily halting the President Biden's vaccine mandate for large employers.  That decision was…
Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, a Democrat, wants to be Ohio's next Governor. But so do a lot of other people, including Cincinnati's Democratic Mayor, John Cranley, incumbent Republican Governor, Mike DeWine, and two other Republican candidates so far; former Congressman, Jim Renacci, and Joe Blystone, who is a farmer from…
Friday, 05 November 2021 11:46

Renters' Rights, Renters Unite

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Renters are often stuck between a rock and a hard place. If they  push their landlords too hard for needed repairs; they could end up on the street, without an affordable place to live. But if they don't say anything; they could be forced to live in sub-standard, and sometimes even…
Friday, 05 November 2021 10:43

Overcoming Obstacles and Getting Ahead At Work

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Work is a challenge for everyone, but for some of us; it is even more difficult because of our race, gender, desire to please, or inability to state our needs honestly, without fear. But there is new research from a diverse group of business experts, that can help you get…
In the Ohio Statehouse, representatives have drafted bills to combat domestic violence and sexual assaults. State rep Tavia Galonski joined the Ray Horner Morning Show, guest-hosted by Jeanne Destro, to talk about these bills. The first of which is called Aisha's Law, named after Aisha Fraser, who was murdered by…
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