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, 31 January 2019 11:10

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/31/2019

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:17 - Barberton mayor Bill Judge called into the program Thursday to discuss some of the layoffs coming to the city and how they tried consolidate services to make ends meet. 11:30 - Break out the orange golf balls and Whitey’s chili, it’s time for the 29th annual Chili Open!…
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 10:27

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/30/2019

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:17 - Late Tuesday morning, a rumor floated around the Akron area about Don Plusquellic throwing his hat in the ring for mayor. If you recall, Plusquellic was mayor of Akron from 1987 till May 2015. If the reports are true, would be be a real threat to current mayor…
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 10:30

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/29/2019

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:17 - Quite an eventful way to begin a Tuesday. First, Ward 2 councilman Bruce Kilby sounded off in the Akron Beacon Journal on the mayor’s lack of awareness with city services during last week’s major snowfall. That prompted a response from…. 8:30 - Mayor Dan Horrigan, who happened to…
Monday, 28 January 2019 10:06

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/28/2019

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:17 - It was announced Friday afternoon that the partial government shutdown will cease, at least temporarily. Dr. David Beer, professor of political science at Malone University, recapped what went down and the impact the shutdown has had on the political landscape. 6:50 - Another incident occurred Friday on the…
Friday, 25 January 2019 13:48

MOVIE REVIEWS - In Theaters Now

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Let's see what's at the movies these days!
Friday, 25 January 2019 09:39

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-1-25-19 Featured

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This week, a new program to support software development in Akron, Microsoft trying make Seattle a more affordable place to live, big changes in automotive technology, and some exciting new medical tech that could save lives. We’ll also hear about a soundproof dog kennel, and a solar-powered classic rock song…
Friday, 25 January 2019 09:12

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/25/2019

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:17 - A middle schooler in Barberton brought two unloaded guns to class and was quickly apprehended. Tim Dimoff, president and CEO of SACS Security and Consulting, talked about the importance of “If You See Something, Say Something.” 6:35 - Outfielder AJ Pollock signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers, which…
This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Cameron Fitzsimmons, a senior wrestler from Barberton High School.    Cameron says he got into wrestling at a young age and grew to love the competition on the mat.   “I have been wrestling since I was 5 years…
Thursday, 24 January 2019 10:14

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/24/2019

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:17 - James Rollins is a best-selling author, and is out with a new book called The Crucible. Ray talked to James about his book, which deals with artificial intelligence and how human nature can respond to it. He also talked about his inspiration for writing his unique style of…
Wednesday, 23 January 2019 09:36

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/23/2019

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:17 - Since the weekend’s massive snowfall, the side streets (and even some main streets) in Akron appear to be untouched by snow plows. Mayor Dan Horrigan joined the show to explain what is happening, and has said he wants the streets to be cleared before the temperatures drop again.…
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