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.

Each and every Thursday on the Ray Horner Morning Show, Akron mayor Dan Horrigan calls in to answer a few questions regarding the wellbeing of the residents, from public works to public health. First, Horrigan talked about the project in the Valley at the old Riverwoods Golf Course, which spawned…
Though a nationally accredited that has a diverse student body representing all areas of the world, the University of Akron still does plenty of outreach in their own community and wants to give them a chance to succeed. Dr. Gary Miller is the president of the University of Akron, and…
From the administrative end in the city of Akron, leaders have promised transparency. They plan to live up to that, especially when it comes to public safety. Margo Sommerville, president of Akron City Council, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to recap Monday’s council meeting, which brought forth a new…
It has been a month since the COVID-19 vaccines were getting shot into people’s arms. But is the vaccine rollout going according to plan at the federal and state levels, or are there mixed messages and information muddying up the process? Summit County health commissioner Donna Skoda joined the Ray…
This week, a conversation about how seemingly far-fetched ideas featured in Sci-Fi books, movies, and even cartoons have become real world inventions, and what that could mean for people trying to patent them. Our special guests are University of Akron School of Law Professor, Camilla Hrdy, and Intellectual Property attorney…
Ideally, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine would like to see students back in their classrooms by March 1st. Although that is more than a month away, that is not a lot of time for school faculties, staff, and students to be up to date on safety protocols and even vaccinations. Akron…
For our Student Athlete of the Week program, we head maybe a mile behind the Akron Radio Center studios to Firestone CLC and meet a couple of Falcons. Mia Nagle is a swimmer for the Falcons, and she excels in both on land and in the water. She is a…
Thursday, 21 January 2021 07:47

Mayor Horrigan on Federal Dollars, Vaccine Rollout

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With a new administration taking over in Washington D.C., this time of the Democrat end of the spectrum, many are wondering about changes in policy in regards to federal funding and the vaccine rollout. One of those who is curious is Akron mayor Dan Horrigan, who joined the Ray Horner…
For the first time in nearly three decades, a president of the United States will not serve a second term. President Trump will leave the White House on January 20th and hand over the keys to Joe Biden and his administration. Dr. John Green, former interim president of the University…
Tuesday, 19 January 2021 08:30

Experts Weigh In on Biden Inauguration

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On January 20th, Joseph R. Biden will become the 47th president of the United States. With the pandemic and threats of violence and insurrection in the air, this inauguration will be unlike the others, especially the more recent gatherings. For a little background on the Inaugural Address and some of…
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