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, 30 November 2023 08:16

Senator Sherrod Brown on the Fentanyl Act & More!

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Senator Sherrod Brown joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. He talked with Ray about the Guardians' new manager, the Fentanyl Act, and getting the East Palestine Rail Safety bill passed in a divided House.    
The Student Athlete of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW and Akron Children’s Hospital.  This week's athletes are from Tallmadge High School.   Sydney Becks is an athlete in Cross Country, Basketball, and Softball. She's a senior and excels in the classroom with a 4.83 GPA. Sydney has a State…
The Archbishop Hoban Knights are going for another football state title! They'll play the Massillon Tigers at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium Thursday night. Coach Tim Tyrell of the Hoban Knights joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the matchup.  
Tuesday, 28 November 2023 07:54

OHSAA Football State Championships

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Tim Stried, Director of Media Relations with OHSAA, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. The Football State Championships kick off Thursday at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton. Tim talked about the teams, matchups, and keeping the playoffs in Canton.  
Monday, 27 November 2023 08:16

Santa Claus Express Toy Drive is This Weekend!

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Jerry Hissem, Chief Pilot Goodyear Airship, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. Goodyear is partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for the annual Santa Claus Express Toy Drive. The event is this weekend, Dec. 1-3, from 2-7 p.m. at the Wingfoot Lake blimp hangar. Jerry discussed the event, talked about…
Wednesday, 22 November 2023 07:45

National Adoption Month

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Cassandra Holtzmann, Executive Director of  Summit County Children Services,  and Tracy Mayfield, Department Director, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. November is National Adoption Month. They discussed adopting, fostering, and more. For more information about adopting or fostering, go to https://www.summitkids.org/.   
Tuesday, 21 November 2023 07:35

AAA's Tips for Holiday Travel

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People are hitting the roads and holiday travel numbers are expected to hit pre-pandemic numbers. Regional President of AAA, Kevin Thomas, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. He said that Wednesday is going to be the busiest travel day ahead of Thanksgiving. Kevin provided some tips about when to head…
Becky Oakes from the US Patent and Trademark Office joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. Nov. 20th. 1923, Cleveland inventor, Garrett Morgan, received a patent for the traffic signal. Becky talked about the original traffic signal, how it developed into the traffic light, the tie to Cleveland, and more.  
Just days away from our annual Thanksgiving food extravaganza; "This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro” is focusing on new technology America’s farmers are using to ensure we have plenty of food on the table. From cameras, drones, and autonomous tractors, to Artificial Intelligence and solar panels; farm operations are…
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