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, 26 January 2023 08:00

Upgrades Coming to Progressive Field

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Brian Barron, President of Business Operations for the Cleveland Guardians, joined Ray. They discussed the changes and upgrades coming to Progressive Field, the timeline, and more! 
Wednesday, 25 January 2023 08:55

Four Pillars of Athletic Performance

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Dr. Michelle Levitt from the Sports Medicine department at Akron Children's Hospital joined Ray. They talked about the four pillars of performance for young athletes. 
Wednesday, 25 January 2023 07:42

Jeff Wilhite Running for Mayor of Akron

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Council Member Jeff Wilhite announced that he is running for Mayor of Akron. He joined Ray to discuss his choice to run, his experience, priority issues, and more.
Wednesday, 25 January 2023 07:16

ZipAssist Program at the University of Akron

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The University of Akron and the Salvation Army have teamed up to help students with a unique program called ZipAssist. Pamela Hopkins, Case Manager with Salvation Army, and Alison Doehring, Director of Zip Assist Program, joined Ray to discuss the partnership. 
Carol Costello, newscaster formally with WAKR, joined Ray. They discussed a violent crime from the 80's that she covered on WAKR. She's diving in deeper via podcast, she explains to Ray why the case of Phyllis Cottles has stuck with her all these years.
Richard Fedorovich is the 2023 recipient of the H. Peter Burg Economic Development Leadership Award, presented by the Greater Akron Chamber. Rick joined Ray to discuss the honor. 
Alec Baldwin has been charged with Involuntary Manslaughter in the death of a cinematographer on the set of 'Rust'. Dean Carro of the Akron Bar Association joined Ray to discuss the charges and more. 
Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. This week, Ray and Joe discussed the 1977 Sci-fi Drama, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. 
You've probably heard by now that federal officials have been talking about the harmful effects of gas emissions from stoves, and the possibility of new regulations. But, what does that mean, or could it mean for you and your stove at home, and on a larger scale; what does it…
Friday, 20 January 2023 07:13

Cleveland Guardians Team Update

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Matt Foreman, Assistant GM of the Cleveland Guardians, joined Ray. They talked about the team now and in the future. 
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