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.

It was announced that the University of Akron will cut three athletic programs in cross country, women’s tennis, and men’s golf. Could there be more cuts down the pike? UA athletic director Larry Williams discussed how difficult these cuts were, and how they are handling the existing programs.
Friday, 15 May 2020 08:44

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/15/2020

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:17 - Beginning this week until May 31st, Ohio is reopening factions of their economy, from patio and indoor restaurants to public pools and gyms. Ohio Lt. governor Jon Husted joined the Ray Horner Morning Show on Friday to answer several questions some may have with these reopenings. Among those…
Friday, 15 May 2020 07:27

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-5-15-20 Featured

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This week, it’s all about technology in the fight against COVID19, made right here at home in Ohio. Guests this week include University of Akron Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Nicholas Garafolo, Akron Makerspace Vice President, Beckett Salchak, and William Richter, who is a microbiologist at Battelle, in Columbus.
Thursday, 14 May 2020 08:42

Ray Horner Podcasts - 5/14/2020

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Part 1 :17 - Restaurant patios are reopening May 15th, and a week later, indoor seating will be available. But just how many people are clamoring for a meal inside a restaurant during a pandemic? 5:07 - Not only have folks died of the Coronavirus these last 2-3 months, but…
Wednesday, 13 May 2020 09:04

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/13/2020 Part 1

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:17 - Summa Health continues to be proactive during this time, from having patients wait in their cars prior to their appointments to the use of tele-health. CEO Dr. Cliff Deveny talked about the new norms at Summa, as well as the different ways of testing for the Coronavirus. 12:45…
Wednesday, 13 May 2020 09:01

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/13/2020 Part 2

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:17 - Arguably the hardest hit industry during this pandemic has been the restaurants and bars. John Barker is the president of the Ohio Restaurant Association, and he talked about the soft reopening of some restaurants on May 15th and the 21st, and he discussed the difficulty the entire industry…
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 08:42

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/12/2020 Part 1

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:17 - According to the latest studies coming from antibodies, Dr. Amy Acton confirmed what many surmised that the Coronavirus in Ohio was here in January. 3:55 - Normally this is the time of year when the students are getting ready for summer, especially the seniors with their final exams…
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 08:40

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/12/2020 Part 2

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:17 - Though he’s retired from the president’s office at the University of Akron, Dr. John Green still provides his political insight on occasion. He joined the show to touch on the Trump administration’s response to the pandemic, and he discussed the allegations of misconduct against Joe Biden and Biden’s…
Monday, 11 May 2020 08:54

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/11/2020 Part 1

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:17 - Spring events around Akron have basically all been canceled, but what about the summer and into fall? Gregg Mervis is with the Akron/Summit County Convention & Visitors Bureau, and even though events from mid-March till June have been wiped away, he still discusses the Soap Box Derby, Akron…
Monday, 11 May 2020 08:51

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/11/2020 Part 2

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:17 - Stunning unemployment numbers were released last Friday, with figures reminiscent of the Great Depression being of note. How does one cope with the feeling of being unemployed and some resorting to drugs, alcohol, or other vices? University of Akron professor of psychology Dr. Toni Bisconti shares her thoughts.…
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