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.

On the morning of the announcement of mask mandates in seven counties, Ohio governor Mike DeWine joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss a slew of issues, most of which were related to COVID-19. The governor talked at length about the continued fight against the virus in Ohio, from…
Thursday, 02 July 2020 08:59

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This week, how a stock trading app may have helped end a young man’s life, how to get refunds for pandemic-related canceled reservations, and a new invention that can both keep you safer from COVID-19, and vastly reduce the number of potty breaks on your next road trip! Featured guests…
Though it was inevitable at this point, the Minor League Baseball season, from Triple-A to low-A ball, has been canceled. That means Canal Park, which houses the Double-A Akron RubberDucks, will be mostly vacant in 2020. RubberDucks general manager Jim Pfander joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the…
Today is July 1st, and normally this is the time for students, parents, and faculty to mentally gear up for another school year ahead. The issue is, this will not be a normal school year. Akron Public Schools superintendent David James joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the…
Though it is July and the high temperatures have consistently been in the 80’s and 90’s, this Coronavirus continues to spread across most areas of the country. Donna Skoda is the health commissioner for Summit County Public Health, and she stressed the importance of cloth face masks and social distancing…
Monday, 29 June 2020 08:41

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/29/2020

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:17 - With the bigger cities behind hit hard with COVID-19, a lot of city dwellers are interested in leaving their digs for houses in more remote areas. The morning show panel talked about how the Akron area has the best of three worlds: diverse downtown areas, convenient suburban settings,…
Friday, 26 June 2020 08:04

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This week, more news about technology designed to help keep us safe from COVID-19, the first video game ever approved for kids with ADHD, big changes ahead for Apple, and a major Cyber attack in Australia. Featured guests include Kent State University Architechture Professor, Dr. Adil Sharag-Eldon, on modifying HVAC…
Friday, 26 June 2020 07:53

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/26/2020

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:17 - The annual Hall of Fame game at Tom Benson Stadium in Canton has been postponed till next year. Could this put the NFL and all the other sports in jeopardy for 2020? 5:45 - One of those sports in question is baseball, but they still plan to get…
Thursday, 25 June 2020 08:23

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/25/2020

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:17 - Akron mayor Dan Horrigan joined the program for his weekly visit and covered a number of topics. Those topics included the continued spread of COVID-19 and how restaurants and retail are enforcing social distancing. He also touched on the protests and civil unrest around the country, along with…
Wednesday, 24 June 2020 08:24

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/24/2020

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:17 - With hot spots of COVID-19 popping up in Arizona, Florida, California, and elsewhere, Summa Health’s Dr. Thomas File once again stressed the importance of masks and social distancing. 7:21 - Farther down on the priorities list has been concerts and musical theatre, but places such as the Akron…
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