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.

Wednesday, 06 May 2020 08:49

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/6/2020 Part 1

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:17 - Each weekday afternoon, Governor Mike DeWine conducts a press briefing, updating the viewers and listeners (carried live at 2 PM on WAKR) on the latest statistics and storylines revolving around COVID-19. He has the day off today, but gave time to the Ray Horner Morning Show to break…
Wednesday, 06 May 2020 08:46

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/6/2020 Part 2

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:17 - Could Remdesivir be a godsend to those with COVID-19? That’s been the question since Ray last spoke with Summa Health’s Dr. Thomas File. Dr. File has a background in infectious diseases, and talked about treatment drugs, a possible vaccine, and the best way to properly fight the virus.…
Tuesday, 05 May 2020 09:21

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/5/2020 Part 1

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:17 - As far as in-classroom education goes, school’s out for summer. Akron Public Schools superintendent David James gave an update on how the district is helping, especially with virtual learning and support at seemingly all hours of the day. He also touched on Teacher Appreciation Week and how the…
Tuesday, 05 May 2020 09:16

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/5/2020 Part 2

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:17 - Congressman Tim Ryan joined the program to give a look at how his department is handling the pandemic and the economic downturn. Rep. Ryan mentioned the need for more dollars to come into Ohio, the process of reopening Ohio, and the United States’ relationship with China going forward.…
Monday, 04 May 2020 09:09

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/4/2020

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:17 - Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Kent State shootings, and while the on-campus commemoration events were canceled due to COVID-19, virtual events will take place. Dr. Mindy Farmer from Kent State University discussed the events of that day and how today’s students are learning the background and…
Friday, 01 May 2020 08:54

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/1/2020 Part 1

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:17 - With Ohio’s Stay At Home order extended to May 29th, many families have not been able to see their relatives both young and old, and some individuals have passed away these last two months without visitors. Dr. Toni Bisconti from the University of Akron talked about managing grief…
Friday, 01 May 2020 08:38

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/1/2020 Part 2

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:17 - The days of sitting in waiting rooms may be things of the past. Dr. Rob McGregor is the medical director from Akron Children’s Hospital discussed the changes at ACH’s facilities, from mask wearing to waiting in one’s car until the appointment time, to being screened before entering and…
Will baseball have a season this year? And if so, can they get at least 100 games in and make people happy? That is all up in the air. To tide of the baseball fans in the audience, Bob Ethington from the Akron-Summit County Public Library has some book recommendations…
Friday, 01 May 2020 07:29

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-5-1-20 Featured

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Mobile phone COVID-19 tracking, and augmented reality images commemorating the 50th anniversary of the May 4, 1970 shootings Kent State University.
Thursday, 30 April 2020 08:52

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/30/2020 Part 1

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The topic that took over much of the press briefings this week in Ohio was the subject of masks. Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. governor Jon Husted clarified that wearing masks is suggested for customers and it’s up to businesses whether to enforce it or not. 5:49 - Each week,…
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