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.


Every month, Ray talks with a Cleveland Clinic Akron General about what they're doing to help throughout the community. Dr. Donald Dumford, doctor of infectious disease, joined Ray in December. They discussed viruses spreading and the status of Covid-19.   
Thursday, 21 December 2023 07:20

Trump Barred from 2024 Ballot in Colorado

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The Colorado Supreme Court took Donald Trump off of the ballot for 2024. Dr. David Beer, Professor of Political Science at Malone University, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. They talked about the decision, how other states may follow, the GOP, and more.   
The Student Athlete of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW and Akron Children’s Hospital.  This week's athletes are from Garfield CLC.   Kanija Kimbrough is a Junior and a 5’11” starting forward on the Girls Basketball team. She averages 15 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 blocked shots per…
Wednesday, 20 December 2023 08:12

Area Mayors Wrap Up 2023 as We Head into 2024

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Ray talked with area mayors on the Ray Horner Morning Show on Wednesday Morning. Mayors from Green, Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls, and Mayor Elect from Akron talked about 2023 and heading into 2024.  Don Walters, Mayor of Cuyahoga Falls:      Gerard Nuegebauer, Mayor of Green:      Bill Judge, Mayor…
Tuesday, 19 December 2023 07:51

Stocks, Finances, & More Heading Into 2024

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Robert Dodaro of Prism Wealth Management joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. They talked about the job market report, stock markets, interest rates, and more as we close out 2023 and head into 2024.  
Gov. DeWine announced 27 locations for Interstate Electric Vehicle Charging Stations throughout Ohio. Breanna Badanes from the Ohio Department of Transportation joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. She talked about the 1st station and progress on more to come.   
Friday, 15 December 2023 08:24

Film School: Superman (1978)

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Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. This week they celebrated the 45th anniversary of Superman.   
Friday, 15 December 2023 07:37

Art, Music & AI: Human Vs. Machine Featured

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Although people can't necessarily explain why, and often can't tell the difference; they still prefer art made by humans, over art generated by Artificial Intelligence.    That's the word from a new study done recently by researchers at Bowling Green State University, and on today's edition of This Week in…
Friday, 15 December 2023 08:10

Gifting Golf Gear

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Golf Pro Dan Dauk joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. They discussed buying irons, holiday gifting, and more.   
Friday, 15 December 2023 07:17

Redistricting Akron Public Schools

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Dr. C. Michael Robinson Jr., Superintendent of Akron Public Schools, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. With population changes in the city, the school district is redistricting. They discussed student population, transportation, and more.   
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