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, 26 April 2019 08:46

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/26/2019

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:17 - The great Carol Burnett turns 86 today, and it got everything thinking about classic (and not-so-classic) variety shows from yesteryear. 3:58 - Our movie guy Scott Wynn stopped by to talk about the only film anyone cares about this week: Avengers: Endgame. 5:55 - There is a lot…
Thursday, 25 April 2019 09:45

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/25/2019

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:17 - Could the way we stream TV shows be changed for good, once the original networks take back their programs for their own services. The panel talked about the near and distant future of steaming networks such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. 7:55 - Speaking of television, Norman Lear…
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 10:43

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/24/2019

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:17 - The Joe Biden phenomenon, or lack thereof, seems to have died down, even though if he ran for president, he’d be the frontrunner as of April 2019. The panel talked about how Biden’s allure may have faded, either due to his touchy-feely displays of affection or him being…
Tuesday, 23 April 2019 08:50

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/23/2019

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:17 - This is the final week as president of Acme Fresh Markets for Jim Trout, as he heads to a soft retirement (he’ll still be involved in the company as vice president of special projects). He joined Ray in studio to talk about his career, where he went from…
Monday, 22 April 2019 09:37

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/22/2019

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:17 - In Polish traditions, the day after Easter is known as Dyngus Day. And while it’s a relatively new holiday in America, it dates back hundreds of years in Poland. Tony is Polish and all about Dyngus Day, which is typically celebrated in certain Cleveland area neighborhoods. 5:17 -…
Friday, 19 April 2019 09:34

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This week, how Amazon Alexa may be spying on you, and how companies like Facebook and a big, well-known government contractor, are using artificial intelligence. (**Please note: You can subscribe to this program as a podcast on your Apple or Android device. In addition, you can find it through apps…
Friday, 19 April 2019 08:48

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/19/2019

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:17 - The New York Yankees announced they will stop playing the Kate Smith version of “God Bless America” after news of her singing songs deemed racist by today’s standards were uncovered. Ray applauds the Yankees for taking this measure, while Tony feels this could lead to a slippery slope…
Thursday, 18 April 2019 09:53

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/18/2019

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:17 - At long last, the Cleveland Browns released their schedule for the 2019 season. Four primetime games, a home opener against Tennessee, and a seemingly favorable slate of games in the home stretch. 3:29 - During a conversation about “trips from hell,” Tony tells a tale about his nightmare…
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 08:43

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/17/2019

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:17 - The Columbus Blue Jackets swept the heavily-favored Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup playoffs. And while many in Ohio are focused on the NHL’s Blue Jackets or the AHL’s Cleveland Monsters, why hasn’t hockey really caught on in the Akron area? 8:32 - Robert Fenn is a…
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 10:01

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/16/2019

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:17 - Akron mayor Dan Horrigan stopped by the studio this morning to discuss a slew of topics at hand, specifically in the world of community safety and business. Horrigan addressed the gun violence issue that’s plaguing the city, as well as what Akron will do with the land near…
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