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.


Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan joins Ray every Thursday. This week they discussed the Residences at Good Park and the upcoming event, Open Streets on the Innerbelt. The goal of the event is to get citizens involved in the plans to reinvent the Innerbelt for the city. 
Wednesday, 28 September 2022 07:17

Will Putin Be Held Accountable for His Crimes?

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Professor of Political Science at the University of Akron, Dr. Karl Kaltenthaler, joined Ray to discuss the war crimes being committed by Russia in the Ukraine. They discuss war crimes in history and if Putin will be held accountable for his actions. 
The Student Athlete of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW and Akron Children’s Hospital.  This week's athletes are from Coventry High School. Mallory Meinen is a Senior with four years of Volleyball and four years of Track under her belt. Her accomplishments include, 1st team MAC Volleyball, Coaches Award Volleyball, Over…
Wednesday, 28 September 2022 05:59

Hey Bobby! 9.28.22

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Every Wednesday, Bobby DiBiasio of the Cleveland Guardians joins Ray to talk baseball. This week, they talked about Tito, the team, and changes to the playoffs.   
Wednesday, 28 September 2022 05:53

Community Leader Spotlight: Dr. Brian Harte

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This month, Ray talked to the President of Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Dr. Brian Harte. They discussed CCAG's Neighbor to Neighbor Campaign. What is it? How does it work? Where does funding come from? Listen to the interview below for all of the details. 
Tuesday, 27 September 2022 07:11

Cold Weather Joint Pain

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It's that time of year, the temperatures get lower and joints flare up. Dr. Debbie Plate, from Cleveland Clinic Akron General, joined Ray to talk about cold weather joint pain, from causes to prevention.
Monday, 26 September 2022 07:44

Fighting Childhood Obesity

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Dr. Stephanie Walsh, a pediatrician at Akron Children's Hospital, joined Ray. There is an epidemic of childhood obesity in America in recent years and we saw a big increase during the pandemic. Dr. Walsh talks about how to make lifestyle changes to ensure your children are healthy and happy. 
Privacy, security, and disinformation on social media in the spotlight this week. In the past ten days, the former head of security from Twitter testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, a former policy director at Twitter revealed that she testified about threats posed by former President Donald Trump…
Friday, 23 September 2022 08:19

Film School: The Princess Bride

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Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. This week Ray and Joe talked about The Princess Bride from 1987.
Friday, 23 September 2022 07:36

20 Years of the Akron Marathon

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The Akron Marathon is this weekend! Steve and Jeannine Marks founded the Marathon 20 years ago. Jeannine joined Ray to talk about why they started the marathon, showcasing Akron, the upcoming marathon, and more. 
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