Tuesday, 05 March 2024 05:35

First Ladies Celebration: Dolley Madison

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Three times a day, Monday through Friday on the WAKR Morning Show, Ray Horner hosts a Women's History segment honoring First Ladies who have significantly contributed to our community and citizens! Today, Ray featured Dolley Madison.

 

Brought to you by the National First Ladies Library & Museum.

 

 

Akron Mayor Shammis Malik says the city's next police chief will be chosen from within its ranks only.

This is differeent from the nationwide search they had been planning, and also different from what they did several years ao, when they chose their last Chief, Steven Mylett, who recently resigned.

Malik says they discovered that Ohio State law mandates that any opening above entry level in public safety forces has to be filled from within, while the Akron City Charter says it has to be done "whenever practicable", which doesn't, according to their extensive legal analysis; trump State law.

Because this surprise twist in their hiring practices means they won't get to "cast a wide net" for qualified candidates as they had hoped to do; Malik says they are planning to ask Akron voters in November, to pass a charter ammendment that would specifically allow them to do external searches for both Police and Fire Chiefs going forward. 

In the meantime, to keep the Police Chief search on track; the City will select a candidate from within their own ranks, with the department's two Deputy Chiefs getting first shot at the job. But, if one of them declines to apply; then the field can be opened to also include all of the department's Captains as well.

Currently, Akron has two Deputy Police Chiefs; Acting Chief Brian Harding, and Deputy Chief Jesse Leeser. 

Malik says the city will give them two weeks to apply for the position, and until they do; he won't be reveal who has applied, and who has not.

In addition, Malik announced that Akron Fire Chief Joseph Natko is retiring soon, but staying on with the city in a newly created position; Assistant to the Mayor for Emergency Management. He will be replaced as Fire Chief on an interim basis, by Deputy Fire Chief, Steven Kaut.

For details, watch this video of the Mayor's Press conference:

Monday, 04 March 2024 08:46

Business of the Week: Greystone Hall

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This week's Business of the Week is Greystone Hall, Downtown Akron Partnership. Gregg Mervis, President & CEO of the Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau joined Ray with the details. 

 
Monday, 11 March 2024 08:29

Business of the Week: The Kozlowski Co.

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This week's Business of the Week is The Kozlowski Co. Brothers Ray, Jeff, and Mike joined Ray Horner to talk about the company their father Paul started in 1974.

 
Monday, 04 March 2024 08:05

Triston McKenzie

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Tune in to the Ray Horner Morning Show each day for exclusive interviews with players, executives and broadcasters from the Cleveland Guardians! Starting Pitcher for the Cleveland Guaridans, Triston McKenzie, talked with Ray Horner about Spring Trianing, opening day, and more.

 
Monday, 04 March 2024 08:04

Jim Rosenhaus

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Tune in to the Ray Horner Morning Show each day for exclusive interviews with players, executives and broadcasters from the Cleveland Guardians! Jim Rosenhaus, voice of the Cleveland Guardians, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. He talked with Ray about the team, Spring Training, and more.

 
Monday, 04 March 2024 07:54

Rouglas Odor

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Tune in to the Ray Horner Morning Show each day for exclusive interviews with players, executives and broadcasters from the Cleveland Guardians! Rouglas Odor, Infield Coach for the Cleveland Guardians, joined Ray Horner to talk about the team. 

 
Monday, 04 March 2024 07:47

Brad Goldberg

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Tune in to the Ray Horner Morning Show each day for exclusive interviews with players, executives and broadcasters from the Cleveland Guardians! Bullpen Coach, Brad Goldberg, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. He talked with Ray about the team and more! 

 
Monday, 04 March 2024 07:41

Xzavion Curry

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Tune in to the Ray Horner Morning Show each day for exclusive interviews with players, executives and broadcasters from the Cleveland Guardians! Xzavion Curry, Pitcher for the Cleveland Guardians, joined Ray Horner. They discussed Spring Training, the team, and more.

 
Monday, 04 March 2024 07:36

Kyle Manzardo

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Tune in to the Ray Horner Morning Show each day for exclusive interviews with players, executives and broadcasters from the Cleveland Guardians! Kyle Manzardo joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk Spring Training and more. 

 
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