Wednesday, 03 July 2019 10:23

Ray Horner Podcast - 7/5/2019

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:20 - While it’s not a WGC event anymore, the Firestone South Course will still be abuzz with the Bridgestone Senior Players all next week. Don Padgett, executive director of the tournament, stopped by the studio to talk about the field of golfers, the conditions of the course, and all the entertainment options surrounding the golf event.

14:26 - Rocco Domenico Colavito is the full name of a slugger who continues to be revered by Indians fans over 50 years since his playing days ended. Rocky and author Mark Sommer will be on stage at Playhouse Square tonight, and Mark previewed his new book with Ray.

Wednesday, 03 July 2019 08:42

Ray Horner Podcast - 7/3/2019

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:19 - Nike was ready to release a shoe with the original United States flag created by Betsy Ross, but their spokesman and former NFL quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, intervened, saying the flag represents racism and slavery. Ray, Tony, and Jeanne discussed this “controversy,” or lack thereof, and how it could be a publicity stunt in having folks talk about Nike again.

10:32 - There aren’t many Fourth of July movies out there, but Jaws was ranked the number one film for the holiday. That prompted Ray to bring up some fun facts about the summer blockbuster, which is celebrating its 44th anniversary.

Tuesday, 02 July 2019 08:55

Ray Horner Podcast - 7/2/2019

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:17 - A video on TMZ surfaced of Kareem Hunt being questioned by Cleveland police early Sunday morning. Witnesses have said not much occurred at the scene, but Ray and Tony still believe Hunt is a distraction and shouldn’t be out at bars when he’s suspended.

5:14 - Kevin Thomas from Akron AAA stopped by to share some July 4th weekend travel tips, as well as how the recent gas tax will play into summer trips.

12:21 - We’re one week away from the MLB All-Star Game at Progressive Field, and those involved are quite busy. Bob DiBiasio from the Indians joined the show to discuss how they’re preparing for the festivities.

19:25 - Tony is heading to Hershey, Pennsylvania next month to see the Backstreet Boys (not his choice), and Ray urges he and his fiancee to visit Hershey Park while they’re there.

Monday, 01 July 2019 09:15

Ray Horner Podcast - 7/1/2019

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:17 - It’s been 65 years since the Trial of the Century (part 1) with the death of Sam Sheppard’s wife in Bay Village, Ohio. Ray shared some information regarding the case, and the attempts by his son, Sam Reese, to clear his father’s name of wrongful imprisonment.

13:04 - July 4th week is a rough one for pets due to high heat and fireworks. Dr. Gary Riggs is our veterinarian, and he answered questions on how pets can cope with anxiety this time of year.

18:01 - And with it being the week of the Fourth, Ray relayed some tips on grilling out.

Friday, 28 June 2019 09:17

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-6-28-19 Featured

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This week, cryptocurrency in the spotlight—what it is, who uses it, and why Facebook plans to introduce their own version of it. 
Also, budget smartphones, a MacBook Pro recall, scarily accurate “deep fake” videos that could threaten our democracy, and how robocalls can be bad for your health. 

Friday, 28 June 2019 08:53

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/28/2019

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:17 - The average cost of a wedding in 2019 is now $34,000. Tony is getting married next year, and he knows for sure it won’t cost that much.

4:55 - A brawl in Colorado between parents during a little league game continues to make news, as the participants are now being charged. Ray is a parent and has coached for a long time, so he knows how protective parents can get with their kids, but this is an entirely new level of absurdity.

11:13 - Our movie guy, Scott Wynn, stopped by, and he talked about what’s new at the box office (Annabelle Comes Home, Yesterday) and what continues to trend (Toy Story 4).

13:54 - Ray opened the discussion about grocery shopping and where people are going. Who tops the list nationwide? Walmart. Half of the groceries purchased are from Walmart. And speaking of half, close to 50% of Millennials prefer eating at restaurants than making food at home.

Thursday, 27 June 2019 08:39

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/27/2019

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:17 - WAKR’s Kris Drew is a black male, and while he played baseball growing up, most of his friends did not due to it being a pricy sport. Is youth baseball going the way of hockey as far as expenses go, and what will it take for urban areas to embrace the sport again?

11:48 - Chick-Fil-A has been named America’s favorite fast food establishment. This topic seems to come up every so often on the show, so the panel went around to talk about their personal favorite fast food joints.

19:48 - We’re two weeks away from the Bridgestone Senior Players at Firestone, and executive director Don Padgett joined the program to provide some information on the tournament for the fans and listeners.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 08:26

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/26/2019

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:17 - The topic of student loan forgiveness has been at the forefront this week, mainly due to proposals from Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. How viable is this option? Capital Financial’s Richard Peterson is not so keen on this idea.

10:02 - Ray was in attendance at last night’s Indians game, which they lost to the Royals 8-6 on a Hunter Dozier grand slam. All Ray wanted was nachos with the cheese and salsa on the sides, and just a regular soft pretzel, and it was like pulling teeth trying to find these due to the exotic tastes of today’s baseball fans.

19:08 - With the positive results of the first year of the I Promise school, David James and Akron Public Schools are looking to branch some of those successes at other area schools.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 04:50

LOST DOG: Shepard Lost around North Hill

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Sandy the German Shepard is lost from the North Hill area, along West Burns Avenue running towards Uhler Street.  

According to the dog's owner, Chris, she has some skin damage on her right front elbow and may be a little skiddish and try to run. 


Anyone who sees Sandy, please contact Chris 330-899-7046. 

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 08:34

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/25/2019

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:17 - Ten years ago today, the world lost one of the greatest entertainers in modern history in Michael Jackson. Ray admits, however, that he sees MJ in a different light now that several accusations of improper behavior with children have gone public. The panel talked about Michael and the Halo Effect, as well as other entertainers who’ve also had tarnished reputations.

14:42 - Bob DiBiasio from the Cleveland Indians joined Ray to answer questions from the 1590 WAKR (and now on 93.5 FM) listeners. Those questions had to do with last night’s walkoff win over the Royals, Bobby’s favorite place to sit at Progressive Field, and his actual job description.

22:58 - Could antidepressants cause or speed up the process of dementia? Dr. Tim Brown from Cleveland Clinic-Akron General sorted out the fact and fiction from this recent study.

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