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.

Thursday, 12 September 2019 08:23

Ray Horner Podcast - 9/12/2019

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:19 - Just how dangerous is vaping? What is its appeal, especially among younger folks? Dr. Starla Martinez from Akron Children’s Hospital discussed the risks of flavored E-cigarettes. 8:07 - Continuing on the topic of vaping, Senator Sherrod Brown shared his thoughts on the tobacco industry, which he believes has…
Our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Caden Scarbrough , a  junior golfer from CVCA. He says he got into the sport of golf at an early age.   “My Dad is really big into golf, so he’s just been with me pretty much my whole life,…
Wednesday, 11 September 2019 08:32

Ray Horner Podcast - 9/11/2019

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:19 - It’s been 18 years since the tragic terrorist attack that occurred in New York City, the Pentagon in D.C., and near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Kevin Kern joined the program to discuss the historic significance of September 11th, and how it has become our generation’s Pearl Harbor. 8:27 -…
Tuesday, 10 September 2019 09:04

Ray Horner Podcast - 9/10/2019

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:19 - The Browns better get their acts together ahead of next Monday’s matchup against the Jets, according to everyone including our guest Terry Pluto. The award-winning sportswriter recapped the Browns’ undisciplined performance on Sunday, and he also touched on the Indians, who are still in the hunt for either…
Monday, 09 September 2019 09:13

Ray Horner Podcast - 9/9/2019

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:19 - Today starts Suicide Prevention Week. Many Americans have sadly encountered a family member, friend, coworker, or acquaintance who have either suffered from depression or suicidal thoughts, and some have even attempted and completed the act. Daniel Bennett is with the Greenleaf Family Center here in Akron, and he…
Friday, 06 September 2019 10:10

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With summer vacation over, and everybody back to school, we thought it would be a good time to look at technology and education. So, this week, we've got stories ranging a proposed law requiring employers to provide on the job training for employees whose jobs are threatened by new technology,…
Friday, 06 September 2019 07:13

Ray Horner Podcast - 9/6/2019

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:19 - It’s still early September, but the Hallmark holiday movies are out this week. So Ray and Tony had some fun; they used a template and created their own Hallmark movies (which many have similar concepts and conflicts). 7:18 - After another slow weekend at the box office, Scott…
Thursday, 05 September 2019 09:58

Ray Horner Podcast - 9/5/2019

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:19 - Bob Newhart turns 90 today. Ray and Tony are big fans of his, and they looked back at his career and his two major sitcoms from the ‘70s and ‘80s. They also shared some fun facts about the ‘70s version, The Bob Newhart Show. 8:30 - Now that…
Wednesday, 04 September 2019 08:47

Ray Horner Podcast - 9/4/2019

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:19 - Netflix helped create the monster that is now called “binge watching,” yet they want to temper it and release each show weekly instead of in bulk? The panel talked about TV viewing habits and how networks are creating their own streaming platforms. 7:43 - Hurricane Dorian, as of…
Tuesday, 03 September 2019 09:44

Ray Horner Podcast - 9/3/2019

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:19 - Sad news for the Akron area, and especially in Barberton, as native son Hal Naragon passed away over the weekend at age 90. Mr. Naragon was a backup catcher for the Cleveland Indians throughout the 1950s, but for the folks in these parts, he was way more than…
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