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.


Wednesday, 31 May 2023 07:12

State Softball Finals in Akron this Week

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Tim Stried, OHSAA's Director of Media Relations, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. The State Softball Finals have been in Akron since 2008. Ray and Tim discussed the relationship with Akron now and going forward. They also laid out the finals that begin on Thursday.   
Wednesday, 31 May 2023 07:20

Hey Bobby! 5.31.23

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Bobby DiBiasio of the Cleveland Guardians joined the Ray Horner Morning Show for his weekly episode of Hey Bobby! This week they talked about Sam McDowell, a starting pitcher from 1961 to 1975 who spent some time as a  Cleveland Indian. He is a six-time All-Star and led the American League in…
Coming out of a hot holiday weekend and heading into a sunny week, it's important to remember to hydrate and to protect yourself from the sun. Dr. Debbie Plate from Cleveland Clinic Akron General joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about it. She talks about the need for…
Friday, 26 May 2023 08:17

Film School: Return of the Jedi

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Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. This week they went back to 1983 and talked about Return of the Jedi.  
Friday, 26 May 2023 08:08

National Hamburger Month!

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May is National Hamburger Month! Swensons Drive In has been a staple in Akron since 1934. CEO Jeff Flowers joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the history of the restaurant, the origin of the coveted recipe, and more!   
Friday, 26 May 2023 07:54

Golf Tips: Getting Out of the Sand

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Golf Pro, Dan Dauk, joins the Ray Horner Morning Show every Friday with tips and info for golfers. This week they talked about getting out of the sand!   
Golf Pro, Dan Dauk, joins Ray every Friday to talk about local golf courses. This week, they discuss Fox Meadow Country Club in Medina.   
Friday, 26 May 2023 08:45

Bases & Balls 5.26.23

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Guardians Broadcaster, Jim Rosenhaus, joins the Ray Horner Morning Show every Friday to talk baseball in 'Bases & Balls!'. This week's conversations begins with a discussion about Enyel De Los Santos and Xzavion Curry. They also talked about the bullpen, injuries, and upcoming games.   
You see them on TV all the time; images of dramatic car crashes, fires, and disasters, beamed down to viewers from helicopters.  So, one would just kind of naturally kind of assume police have all that same kind of technology at their fingertips all the time, and that they can…
Every Thursday, the Mayor of Akron, Dan Horrigan, joins the Ray Horner Morning Show. This week's conversations begins with the entertainment district downtown and continues to cover the passing of Former Mayor of Akron Tom Sawyer, the new Police Oversight Board, and placing speed tables throughout Akron.  
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