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, 29 April 2020 11:06

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/29/2020

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:17 - Everyone has to make changes going forward, COVID-19 or not, when it comes to the spread of germs and disease. It's being done at the essential workplaces, especially in grocery stores, but most notably in hospitals. Dr. Cliff Deveny is the president and CEO of Summa Health, and…
Tuesday, 28 April 2020 09:11

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/28/2020 Part 1

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:17 - Beginning May 1st, a gradual reopening of Ohio will occur, according to Governor Mike DeWine. The rollout will begin with selective medical procedures such as dentistry and veterinarians, then leading to retail reopenings by May 12th. 9:25 - We’ve spoke to various individuals and organizations who’ve been doing…
Tuesday, 28 April 2020 09:06

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/28/2020 Part 2

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:17 - Dr. Debbie Plate from Cleveland Clinic-Akron General joined the show for her weekly Tuesday hit, and she touched on the first phase of reopening Ohio, starting with non-essential surgeries. She also talked about asthma patients being impacted, and how the hospital facilities have adjusted. 5:02 - So far,…
Monday, 27 April 2020 08:44

2020 Law Day with the Akron Bar Association

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It is Law Week in the United States, and to kick off the week, the Akron Bar Association celebrates Law Day with WAKR. Various attorneys throughout the region shared their expertise in all areas. Dean Carro - President, Akron Bar Association
Jeff Laybourne - Criminal Law
Friday, 24 April 2020 08:43

Ray Horner Podcast - 4/24/2020

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:17 - Today, we salute the nurses and medical professionals who’ve been on the front lines during this fight against COVID-19. First up is Kyle Anderson, RN from Summa Health. Later, Rat was joined by Beth Srock, who is a part of the ICU area at Cleveland Clinic-Akron General. 8:04…
Friday, 24 April 2020 08:42

Bob Ethington's Book Recommendations

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Stuck inside? Feel like you’ve watched everything on Netflix? There were these things called books we used to read to educate ourselves and pass the time. Our good friend Bob Ethington from the Akron-Summit County Public Library joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to give his weekly book recommendations. {podcast…
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…
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