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, 16 April 2021 06:29

Bases & Balls with Jim Rosenhaus - 4/16/2021

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Tribe broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus joined Ray Horner for a weekly discussion on all things Cleveland Indians. Today, Rosey and Ray recap Carlos Rodon's no-hitter against the Indians, Shane Bieber's historic start to the 2021 season, the team overall the first couple of weeks, and an improved American League Central division.…
Both the automotive and energy sectors are moving toward alternative fuel sources, and that is going to mean big changes ahead when it comes to jobs, the kind of vehicles we drive, and even the way we power our homes. Our featured guests today are Luke Stedke from DriveOhio, talking…
For our Student Athlete of the Week program, we head up Route 8 and go to Stow-Munroe Falls High School. Paige Klingensmith is a sophomore at Stow, and has had quite a track-and-field season in 2021. She had an excellent week for the team in a victory over North Royalton…
Thursday, 15 April 2021 08:10

Akron Mayor Looks At Housing, Infrastructure

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Each week throughout the pandemic, Akron mayor Dan Horrigan has set aside a few minutes to come on the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the biggest items to come across his desk. This week, Mayor Horrigan touched on the affordability of housing in the city, a decade-long incentiviztion effort…
Wednesday, 14 April 2021 06:22

Hey Bobby! - 4/14/2021

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The Cleveland Indians, as of this post, sit atop the American League Central, thanks to some timely hitting, long home runs by the middle of the order, and stellar starting pitching. Bob DiBiasio, VP from the Tribe, is back with Ray Horner for the weekly Hey Bobby! segment. Today, Bob…
Monday, 12 April 2021 08:05

Dr. Hazel Barton on Variants, Vaccine Efficacy

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The worry of late has been a potential fourth wave of COVID-19, with the mutation of the variants, and the state of Michigan is being hit hard. Dr. Hazel Barton is a microbiologist at the University of Akron, and she joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the…
Friday, 09 April 2021 14:16

Sex Addiction: Is it Real?

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When authorities arrested the alleged shooter in the recent mass shooting which took the lives of 8 people, including six Asian women in Atlanta; there were initial reports he claimed a "sex addiction" was to blame. But, is there really such a thing? According to University of Akron Psychology Professor,…
Friday, 09 April 2021 13:24

Pandemic Poetry: "Dear Vaccine"

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Millions of people around the world are using poetry to express their feelings after getting their COVID-19 vaccine, through a global arts project called "Dear Vaccine". Listen to Jeanne Destro's conversation with David Hassler from Kent State University's Wick Poetry Center to find out how you can add your unique…
In his new book, "Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions"; Pulitzer Prize winning Author, Michael Moss, contends that all the salty, sugar-filled, fat-rich, processed foods we love so much are not just simply the objects of our desire. In fact, he says, they are…
Akron Police are disputing claims by a domestic violence suspect that he was nearly killed during an arrest in February. Charles Hicks said he couldn't breathe when the officer's knee was holding him down by the neck, something that Akron Acting Police Chief Michael Caprez says it just didn't happen.…
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