Friday, 31 May 2019 08:58

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/31/2019

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:17 - A young fan was smacked with a line drive at a baseball game, and it has sparked conversation of extending the protective netting from foul pole to foul pole. Ray and Steffany believe this should be done, and even though Tony agrees due to fans today not giving their full attention to the field of play, he’s not happy about it.

14:45 - Green mayor Gerard Neugebauer stopped by the studio this morning to talk about the usage of Narcan, the Nexus pipeline, and the city’s partnership with a town in Romania.

24:00 - Godzilla is back in theaters this weekend, as is the new Elton John biopic, and Aladdin is in its second week. Our movie guy Scott Wynn has you covered.

Friday, 31 May 2019 08:43

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-5-31-19 Featured

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This week, it's all about scammers, schemers, and hackers who try--and often succeed, in parting you from your money, your peace of mind, and maybe even your identity. 

**Please note, this program is also available as a podcast on Apple and Android devices, as well as on Spotify and Stitcher.**


Thursday, 30 May 2019 08:09

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/30/2019

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:17 - A recent study looks pretty bleak for America, as Millennials are not having kids at the rate of previous generations, and it could affect the economy. The two Millennials in the studio, Tony and Steffany, are both childless and weighed in.

6:45 - Today is the final day of the year from Akron Public Schools students. From the I Promise school to all the new career academies, David James has been quite busy, but he spared a few minutes in studio with Ray to recap the school year that was.

19:22 - Robert Mueller spoke on Wednesday, and many on the political left wonder if that will lead congress to go forward with an impeachment proceeding for President Donald Trump. Dr. David Beer, professor of political science at Malone University, reviewed Mueller’s press conference and the possibility of impeachment, which he admits may help Trump in 2020.

Wednesday, 29 May 2019 09:05

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/29/2019

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:17 - It’s a big couple of weekends in the Akron area with high school sports, and the focus is on Firestone Stadium coming up. Joey Arrietta, the proprietor of the classic ballpark, joined the show to talk about the softball tournament and what the plan is in case of rainouts. Ray also asked Joey about the future of the Akron Racers.

7:25 - The relief efforts continue in Dayton after the devastating tornadoes passed through the region. Jim McIntyre called in to discuss what the American Red Cross is doing to help those in Southwestern Ohio.

10:59 - Pizza Hut is giving themselves a facelift after dropping sales. Ray, Tony, and Steffany talk about chain pizza places in today’s world and what the future holds for them.

17:55 - The abortion debate in America continues to divide the country, with southern and Midwestern states becoming more restrictive while New York and Virginia have been much looser. Attorney Wilson Huhn discussed the possibility of Roe v. Wade being overturned.

Wednesday, 29 May 2019 04:53

Akron Announces Summer Food, Reading Programs

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(City of Akron) – As another school year comes to an end, Mayor Dan Horrigan is proud to announce that the City of Akron Recreation Bureau, in partnership with Akron Public Schools Child Nutrition Services, will once again be participating in the federally-funded Summer Food Service Program this year.

“There is nothing more important than making sure our young people have the nutrition they need to grow, learn, and live healthy, productive lives,” Mayor Horrigan said.  “Research tells us that children who are hungry or food insecure are less likely be in good health, to form friendships, to be curious, and to learn. Through the Summer Food Service Program, we are able to continue to offer our children these essential meals at no cost throughout the summer, so that our students can return to class in the fall healthy and ready to learn.”

All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months. A list of participating program sites is attached. 

The City of Akron will once again be partnering with the Akron Public Schools (APS) and Summit Education Initiative (SEI), to host its successful summer reading program, starting June 10th and continuing through August 8th.  All children are eligible to participate, but the program is targeted at helping Akron students in kindergarten through second grade practice their reading with support from a community volunteer. For the convenience of families, all twelve summer reading sites are also sites offering free lunch. 

“Our Summer Reading Program, which includes one-on-one sessions with volunteer tutors, helps stem the tide of reading loss and sends students back to school in the Fall, prepared to start the new school year off right. This also aligns with the work of the United Way of Summit County’s ‘bold goal’ around third grade reading readiness,” Mayor Horrigan added. “I thank our partners at Akron Public Schools, Summit Education Initiative and The EX[L] Center at The University of Akron for supporting these critically important programs for Akron’s future leaders.” 

The Summer Reading Program partners are also seeking volunteers to read to students. “This is a great opportunity to make a positive difference in the life of a young person,” Akron City Councilman-at-large Jeff Fuso said of the program. “We encourage everyone to consider volunteering to read with a student—whether for just one hour or throughout the summer.”

"Learning and good nutrition can’t take the summer off, but for quite a few of our students, one or both really do," added David W. James, superintendent Akron Public Schools. “We’re grateful for the community team that’s looking out for students when they’re on an extended break.  We must make sure kids keep up with learning and have healthy meals so they can have energy and enjoy every day.”

Parents interested in registering their children for the Summer Reading Program and community members interested in volunteering should contact Roberta Rogers, Summer Reading Program Coordinator, at (330) 812-7878 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Volunteers can register for a location and a time slot at

For information or about summer meal program sites or details, please contact: Robert Dowdell, City of Akron Food Service Program Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (330) 375-2832.

Acceptance and participation requirements for the food service program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 09:58

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/28/2019

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:17 - Sad news in the sports world coming out of Memorial Day weekend that Bill Buckner passed away at the age of 69. Even though he’s notoriously known for his error that ended Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, Ray and Tony talked about what a solid player Buckner was for the Dodgers and Cubs throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s. 5:15 - The Indians’ Bob DiBiasio joins the program every Tuesday (yes, today is Tuesday), and he talked about Travis Hafner, more on Bill Buckner, and baseball being played at League Park again. 13:03 - The country of Nepal has seen an influx of tourism over the last few decades due to folks wanting to climb Mount Everest. In 2019, eleven people have already died trying to reach the summit, including two from America. 17:34 - Basketball is a two-armed game for most, but Kevin Atlas (Laue) defied the odds. His Believe in You Challenge is what it sounds like, believing in oneself and the powers that may come from within. Atlas joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to share his inspiring story.

Friday, 24 May 2019 10:00

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-5-24-19 Featured

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This week, government surveillance through social media, a novel way to reduce global warming, reducing robocalls, wind power on Lake Erie, and tiny robots that may one day clean your teeth.

**Please note: This program is available as a podcast on Apple and Android devices, as well as Stitcher and Spotify.


Friday, 24 May 2019 09:38

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/24/2019

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:17 - It’s the Friday before a holiday weekend, so we began the program on a fun note. Ever wonder what started our passions for working in radio? Listen in!

6:56 - Akron AAA president Kevin Thomas stopped by the studio to share some travel tips ahead of the Memorial Day traffic rush.

14:40 - Speaking of traffic jams, beware of the orange barrels and construction on the roads, especially in Summit County. ODOT’s Justin Chesnic has some information.

18:11 - The live-action Aladdin movie is out this weekend, as are a few others that won’t do quite as well at the box office. Our movie guy Scott Wynn previewed what’s to come at the movie houses.

21:22 - Continuing our Friday fun, the crew took the local potato chip challenge. The contestants were Hartville Chips (Hartville), Corell’s (Beach City), Gold ’N Krisp (Massillon), Shearer’s (Massillon), and Ballreich’s (Tiffin). What would be yours?

Thursday, 23 May 2019 12:30

Man Attempting to Abduct Children Arrested

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Jay Miller, 50, was arrested Wednesday, charged with the attempted abduction of four girls at Weis Park in Canton.

According to the report from Canton Police, at about 5:41 p.m. Wednesday, Miller is alleged to have approached the group of children between the ages of 6 and 11-years-old and threatened to duct tape their mouths, hit them over the heads with a hammer, and drag them to his car.

Miller reportedly then drove off, but a witness got a picture of his license plate. He was arrested at a home on 32nd Street shortly after the incident late yesterday afternoon.

Miller's first court appearance is scheduled for Friday morning at 9 a.m.

Thursday, 23 May 2019 09:36

Ray Horner Podcast - 5/23/2019

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:17 - It was officially announced on Wednesday that Cleveland will host the 2021 NFL Draft. Ray began the show about that and the economic impact it will have on the entire region two years from now.

4:41 - ABC broadcast live versions of Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons on Wednesday night, starring A-list actors. The panel shared their thoughts on this ambitious project, which fell flat in a lot of ways.

10:35 -’s Patrick DeHaan joined the program to discuss the gas prices around Akron and all of Ohio for the Memorial Day rush.

15:10 - Our master gardener Jeanne Poremski stopped by to chat about hanging plants, as well as preparing the vegetable garden for Memorial Day weekend.

21:19 - What’s the most death-defying thing you’ve done? Climbed a mountain? Ridden a big-time rollercoaster?

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