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.


Tuesday, 09 April 2024 07:43

Donny Osmond is Coming to Akron!

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Donny Osmond joined Ray on the Ray Horner Morning Show. They talked about his career and his upcoming show at the Akron Civic Theatre on July 6th.  
Monday, 08 April 2024 08:44

Business of the Week: Metro RTA

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Each week WAKR's Ray Horner profiles a local business. This week he talked with Dawn Distler. Dawn is the Chief Executive Officer of Metro RTA.  
Monday, 08 April 2024 07:16

Paul Dolan Talks Renovations, Vogt, & More

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Guardians Owner, Paul Dolan, joined Ray on the Ray Horner Morning Show. They discussed the Renovations of Progressive Field, the transition from Tito to Vogt, and more.   
Friday, 05 April 2024 08:37

Film School: DUNE (1984)

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Film Study Professor Joe Fortunato joins the Ray Horner Morning Show every Friday to discuss classic films. This week, Jeanne Destro filled in for Ray. She and Joe went back to 1984 to discuss the film, DUNE.  
Friday, 05 April 2024 08:31

Spring Golf

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Golf Pro, Dan Dauk, joins Ray every Friday with tips and info for golfers. Nick Hershey stepped in for Ray this week and talked with Dan about the difficulties Spring brings to the game.  
Friday, 05 April 2024 08:30

Boulder Creek Golf Club

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Golf Pro, Dan Dauk, joins Ray every Friday to talk about local golf courses. This week Nick Hershey stepped in for Ray and Dan talked about Boulder Creek Golf Club.   
Dr. Roseann “Chic” Canfora was an eyewitness on May 4, 1970, and her late brother, Alan, was one of the students wounded when Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire on students demonstrating against the war in Vietnam. Canfora is currently a Professional in Residence, and Assistant Professor of Journalism at Kent…
The Student Athlete of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW and Akron Children’s Hospital.  This week's athletes are from Manchester High School.  Sophomore Cassidy Perry is a three-sport athlete at Manchester High School. Cassidy plays tennis in the fall, basketball in the winter, and really excels at softball. Last…
Thursday, 04 April 2024 08:16

Search for Akron Police Chief

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Akron Mayor Shammas Malik joined Jeanne Destro on the Ray Horner Morning Show. The search for a new Police Chief continues. There is some concern about the law requiring the city to hire from within. The Mayor discussed the situation, the importance of diversity, and more.  
Wednesday, 03 April 2024 08:20

Aging & Personality

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Dr. Toni Cooper, Psychologist and Author, joined Jeanne Destro on the Ray Horner Morning Show. Aging can have an impact on your personality and demeanor. Dr. Cooper discussed staying open and positive through the years.   
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