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, 08 May 2020 07:50

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/8/2020

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:17 - Governor Mike DeWine announced a slow rollout of restaurant and salon openings. The morning show panel touched on this new order, which allows for restaurants to open outdoor dining on May 15th and for indoor eaters on May 21st. 5:53 - Each week, Akron mayor Dan Horrigan joins…
Thursday, 07 May 2020 12:21

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-5-8-20 Featured

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The video game industry is hot, even in a pandemic. Big changes at auto plants, and UV light to fight COVID-19.
Thursday, 07 May 2020 09:06

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/7/2020

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:17 - Senator Sherrod Brown called into the Ray Horner Morning Show, and he touched on the pandemic, the possible need for more stimulus money, and the slow reopening of Ohio. 5:13 - How does COVID-19 compare to other outbreaks and pandemics in the last century, from the Spanish Flu…
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…
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