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, 11 December 2020 09:09

Dr. Donald Dumford on Vaccine Rollout, Skepticism

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COVID-19 has claimed almost 300,000 Americans and counting, but the good news is the rollout of a vaccine. While some cannot wait to get their vaccine and hope for a sense of normalcy, many Americans are skeptical, from the rapid rollout to its effectiveness, to anti-vaccine sentiments. Dr. Donald Dumford…
Friday, 11 December 2020 07:25

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-12-11-20 Featured

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This week, hackers targeting the COVID-19 vaccine supply chain, and why cryptocurrency is increasingly popular and profitable. Special guests include Computer Science Professor and cybersecurity expert, Dr. John Nicholas, from the University of Akron, and author Jeff John Roberts, on his new book, "The Kings of Crypto".
Dr. John…
For our Student Athlete of the Week program, we head to the Portage Lakes region and go to Coventry High School. Cassidy Karakis is a senior and carries a 4.2 GPA. She is a four-year letterman in volleyball, basketball, and softball, and was an outside hitter on the Comets volleyball…
With Summit County in the critical “purple” level during the COVID-19 pandemic, schools have had to get creative with teaching, whether it be in person, virtual, or a mix of both. But that creativity does not stop at the academic level. David James is the soon-to-be-retiring superintendent of Akron Public…
Pandemic stress and fatigue is weighing on individuals from small communities to large municipalities, from tiny countries to world superpowers. But nowhere is that stress any higher than in the world of healthcare. Sheila Miller is the chief nursing officer at Cleveland Clinic Akron General, and she joined the Ray…
Nearly three thousand people lined up over the weekend at the Summit County Health Department for COVID-19 testing. Many are concerns about possible symptoms, and the residents ventured to the West Akron facility to receive some confirmation or affirmation. Donna Skoda is the commissioner of that health department, and she…
Friday, 04 December 2020 07:52

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-12-4-20 Featured

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This week, we’re focusing on election interference, social media influencers, the pandemic, and Zooming with Santa Claus!   Featured guests include Dr. Alexa Fox from the University of Akron, who explains how and why social media influencers are being used by some colleges to try and slow the spread of COVID-19.…
On Thursday, Governor Mike DeWine announced several new counties reaching level four, "the purple level,” in COVID-19 cases, which Summit and Medina Counties fall into that category. Dr. Brian Harte is the president of one of the region’s biggest hospitals in Cleveland Clinic Akron General, and he joined the Ray…
Friday, 04 December 2020 07:03

Student Athlete of the Week: Olivia Payne

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For our Student Athlete of the Week program, we head south on I-77 to Green High School. Olivia Payne is a senior member of the Lady Bulldogs’ basketball team. At 5’9, she puts up monster stats for Green, with 22 points in a victory over Massillon, and dropping 16 in…
Thursday, 03 December 2020 07:42

Akron Mayor Tells Personal Experience With COVID-19

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By December, many Americans have some experience with COVID-19, whether they know someone who has contracted it and maybe even perished from it, or have had it themselves. One of those individuals happens to be the mayor of Akron. Mayor Dan Horrigan joined the Ray Horner Morning Show on Thursday…
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