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.

For our Student Athlete of the Week program, we jump across the border into Medina County and meet two Wadsworth Grizzlies. Arianna Kaser finished the year with an average of 41 in 9-hole matches and broke 80 in two 18-hole tournaments. She will earn her 4th Varsity letter winner this…
Akron Public Schools has been in session for a month and a half, and they continue to manage during the pandemic. Mark Williamson is the director of marketing and communications with APS, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to give an inside look into the district, from the…
Thursday, 07 October 2021 08:15

Hey Bobby! - 10/6/2021

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Time now for Hey Bobby!, a weekly Cleveland Indians (now Guardians) segment with VP Bob DiBiasio and WAKR's Ray Horner. For the final installment of this segment in 2021, Bobby and Ray looked back at the team throughout the season, the strength of the American League, and a new film…
Nearly two weeks ago, Pfizer announced their rollout for their booster shots, and it is looking like Moderna and Johnson & Johnson will have their full approval and guidance for theirs by the end of the month, as well. Donna Skoda is the commissioner of the Summit County Health Department,…
The fallout from COVID-19 continues, from the virus itself to the response to it. It has affected both employers and employees in either keeping the doors open due to viral transmission to the staffing shortages. Ty Higgins is with the Ohio Farm Bureau, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning…
Friday, 01 October 2021 07:59

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-10-1-21: Right To Repair Featured

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Don't you just hate it when something expensive breaks, and you either have to replace it , or spend a fortune on repairs? If so; you're not alone, and there are a whole lot of people nationwide who feel the same way-including President Biden, who took action recently to help…
COVID-19 has had a major and obvious impact on human beings, but now there are some cases of the virus being found in animals, both domesticated pets and wild zoo animals. The virus hit home recently, as a pride of lions at the Akron Zoo contracted it from a staff…
Thursday, 30 September 2021 10:14

Bases & Balls with Jim Rosenhaus - 10/1/2021

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Time now for Bases & Balls, a weekly segment with WAKR's Ray Horner and Tribe broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus! Today, Rosey and Ray looked back at the season that was in 2021, they look ahead to 2022, and if Terry Francona will be with the club next season. Bases & Balls…
Thursday, 30 September 2021 10:08

Akron Mayor Looks At Gun Violence, Neighborhood Safety

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Each week at 7:10 AM, Akron mayor Dan Horrigan joins the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the most pressing issues in the city. In the last year, most topics have revolved around the COVID-19 pandemic, but other offshoots from the virus have taken the headlines, as well, whether it…
For our Student Athlete of the Week program, we head southwest of our studios and meet two Norton Panthers. Julia Davenport is a senior and a member of the Panthers' golf team. She was named to the first team all-MAC, and she finished second in Player of the Year standings.…
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