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.

Thursday, 09 January 2020 10:35

AUDIO: WAKR Speaker Series with Tom Hamilton

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In the heart of January, where the snow and wind nip the noses of everyone young and old, it was nice to talk baseball and the boys of summer. And for a good cause, to boot. The WAKR Speaker Series brought the long-time voice of the Cleveland Indians, Tom Hamilton,…
Thursday, 09 January 2020 10:22

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/10/2020

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:19 - January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and it’s a much worse problem than most people realize. Tim Dimoff, president/CEO of SACS Consulting & Investigative Services, discussed the real threat of human trafficking, and Ohio being one of the worst states for this. 9:48 - US Senator Sherrod Brown…
Thursday, 09 January 2020 08:57

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/9/2020

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:19 - Dr. John Green is now retired from every day activities at the University of Akron, though he’s still a part of the Bliss Institute of Applied Politics. He was gracious enough to join Ray to talk about Michael Bloomberg’s chances in the Democratic race, as well as the…
Wednesday, 08 January 2020 09:12

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/8/2020

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:19 - Akron’s eviction rates have been fairly high, so how can that be curbed? Akron municipal court Judge Jon Oldham has some ideas. 7:50 - The Houston Astros and now the Boston Red Sox have been popped for stealing signs, leading towards fines and possible suspensions. Tony contends that,…
Tuesday, 07 January 2020 08:44

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/7/2020

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:19 - A long-time guest on our program and station is Dr. Debbie Plate from Cleveland Clinic-Akron General. Dr. Plate stopped by to stress the importance of the flu shot, saying that it is not too late to get one at this moment. She also discussed the disposal of expired…
Monday, 06 January 2020 09:08

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/6/2020

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:19 - Akron mayor Dan Horrigan was sworn in for his second term over the weekend, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to touch on what’s on his plate. First up, the conundrum at Chapel Hill Mall continues, as do other projects as the mayor kicks off another…
Friday, 03 January 2020 09:22

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-1-3-20 Featured

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This week, as we start using all the cool new gadgets we got over the holidays, like computers, smart phones, and smart speakers; some information on how to keep them safe from hackers, spies, and criminals.
Friday, 03 January 2020 08:44

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/3/2020

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:19 - Cuyahoga Falls mayor Don Walters stopped by the studio to recap the year that was in 2019. Walters raved about the continued downtown development and the goings on at Portage Crossing, as well as the construction on Howe Avenue. 7:03 - Robert Dodaro is with Prism Wealth Management,…
This week our 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Dream Cherry, a  senior girls basketball player from St. Vincent- St. Mary High School. She says that she grew to appreciate the sport of basketball from her siblings growing up. "I have five older brothers and they've all…
Thursday, 02 January 2020 08:45

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/2/2020

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:19 - On the first official show of 2020, Ray Horner is back, and he sat down with Barberton mayor Bill Judge. The mayor recapped a tough 2019 for Barberton, which included the loss of Babcock & Wilcox and the rising flood waters which shut down the city for nearly…
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