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, 24 April 2020 08:02

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-4-24-20 Featured

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Building tomorrow’s cars, today—from home, Google supporting local news, and E-Sports shine, as contact sports are sidelined.
Thursday, 23 April 2020 10:23

HandsOnSoccer Helping Move Medical Supplies

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The inagural season for the Akron Vulcans was forced to close, but that doesn't mean their head coach is sitting by idly. Former Cleveland Crunch goalie and head coach of the Vulcans' futsal team, Otto Orf, is helping out in any way he can with his HandsOnSoccer Foundation. His organization…
Thursday, 23 April 2020 09:53

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/23/2020 Part 1

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:17 - It was announced on Wednesday that all summer events in downtown Akron, from the Lock 3 concerts to festivals, have been canceled. Akron mayor Dan Horrigan joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the thought process behind this decision and the economic hit the city may…
Thursday, 23 April 2020 09:52

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/23/2020 Part 2

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:17 - Like a flu virus, COVID-19 continues to mutate into different directions that have baffled microbiologists and epidemiologists. Dr. Hazel Barton from the University of Akron says so on the Ray Horner Morning Show, and how blood clots have popped up among Millennials and Gen-Xers. 12:39 - Former goalie…
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 08:11

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/22/2020 Part 1

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:17 - Heading into the middle of the week, Ray hits the top COVID-19 headlines, which include the call for increased testing, the timetable for vaccines, and the strike force Governor Mike DeWine has created with former governors Dick Celeste and Bob Taft. 5:37 - Congressman Tim Ryan called into…
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 08:08

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/22/2020 Part 2

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:17 - Questions continue to arise about a COVID-19 vaccine, the increased testing, reopening the economy safely, and potential second and third waves of the virus. Summa Health’s Dr. Thomas File knows a thing or two about infectious diseases, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to answer some…
Tuesday, 21 April 2020 09:20

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/21/2020 Part 1

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:17 - Though there could be a light at the end of the reopening the economy tunnel, the “new normal” is still a ways away, and that impact has really hit small businesses both locally and nationally. Summit County executive Illene Shapiro and assistant chief of staff Greta Johnson called…
Tuesday, 21 April 2020 09:17

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/21/2020 Part 2

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:17 - School’s out for summer….school’s out forever? Not quite, but students in Ohio will not physically go to their respective buildings for the rest of the year, and will continue their virtual learning from home. 7:46 - With Ohio schools being closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 scholastic…
Monday, 20 April 2020 08:26

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/20/2020

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:17 - May 1st is the day Ohio and parts of the country are targeting as far as a soft reopening of the economy. Richard Peterson from Capital Financial discussed the Paycheck Protection Program, the stimulus money and how it will help, and the near and distant future of the…
Friday, 17 April 2020 09:10

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/17/2020 Part 1

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17 - Remember all that money used for small businesses? By Thursday, it all dried up. So what’s the next plan? Steve MIllard is the president of the Greater Akron Chamber, and he touched on what’s next for small businesses and the local economy. 7:19 - A lot of questions…
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