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.


Friday, 18 August 2023 08:20

Film School: The Exorcist

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Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. This week, Joe and Ray go back to 1973 with The Exorcist.   
Thursday, 17 August 2023 07:40

City of Akron Updates with Mayor Dan Horrigan

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Dan Horrigan, Mayor of Akron, joined the Ray Horner Morning show with updates on various items throughout the city. Ray and Dan discussed solar energy, the plans for the Hardy Road Landfill, the Akron Fulton Airport, and more.  
Wednesday, 16 August 2023 08:41

Camp Invention: Innovation & Creativity

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Camp Invention is a STEM summer camp where kids build creative inventions, build prototypes, and make lasting friendships. Alaina Rutledge, Vice President of Education Research and Development at the National Inventors Hall of Fame, joined Ray to discuss the lasting impact Camp Invention has on the children involved. Kathi Vidal,…
Wednesday, 16 August 2023 07:45

Helping Your Child Through Back to School Stress

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It's time for kids to head back to school and it can be a difficult time for some. Dr Gina Rhodes, Psychologist with Cleveland Clinic Children's, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the stress and anxiety children may be experiencing. 
Wednesday, 16 August 2023 07:28

Hey Bobby! 8.16.23

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Bobby DiBiasio of the Cleveland Guardians joined the Ray Horner Morning Show for his weekly episode of Hey Bobby! They talked about Earl Averill, baseball statistics, and more!
The American Red Cross is in Maui, helping victims of the deadly wildfires. Jim McIntyre, Regional Director of Communications American Red Cross Northern Ohio Region, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. They discussed the destruction that has occurred and what the Red Cross is doing to help the victims in Maui,…
Every month, Ray talks with a Cleveland Clinic Akron General about what they're doing to help throughout the community. In August, Dr. Titus Sheers, Chair Medical Education Administration, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. They discussed medical students, specialists, being a teaching hosptial, and more!   
Monday, 14 August 2023 08:30

Sea Water Temps Reach Record Highs

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Sea water temperatures have reached record highs around the world. What is causing the rising tempuratures and what impact will warm oceans have? Cameron Lee, Associate Professor of Geography at Kent State University, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about it.  
Friday, 11 August 2023 11:54

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro: 8-11-23: Dark Patterns Featured

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Most consumers know what it's like to feel cheated and manipulated, and no one does it better, or on a bigger scale, than big tech. Old scams like "bait and switch", false promises, and teeny-tiny fine print, get new life on a much broader scale when millions of people worldwide…
Friday, 11 August 2023 08:12

Film School: The Great Escape

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Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. Featured this week is the 1963 film, The Great Escape.  
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