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.


Friday, 02 June 2023 10:23

Debt Deal Done: What's Next in DC?

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After weeks of rancorous political infighting, and worldwide concern that the US could for the first time ever, default on its debts; Congress  passed a bill that raises the nation's debt ceiling, and President Biden says will sign it. But, was it worth all the hysteria, backbiting, political bickering, and…
Friday, 02 June 2023 08:14

Film School: The Breakfast Club

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Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. Jeanne Destro was in for Ray on Friday. She and Joe discussed the 1985 film, The Breakfast Club.   
Friday, 02 June 2023 07:42

Golf Tips: Ball Placement

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Golf Pro, Dan Dauk, joins the Ray Horner Morning Show every Friday with tips and info for golfers.  Nick Hershey is in for Ray, he talked with Dan about ball placements and why it matters!   
Golf Pro, Dan Dauk, joins Ray every Friday to talk about local golf courses. Nick Hershey is in for Ray this week, he talks with Dan about Chenoweth Golf Course in Akron.   
Kent State University's Porthouse Theatre, which is an outdoor amphitheater on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, is opening their 55th season next Friday, June 9th, and will feature great live entertainment for the whole family. Executive producer, Tony Hardin, joined Jeanne Destro to talk about the upcoming season and…
Friday, 02 June 2023 08:48

Bases & Balls! 6.2.23

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Guardians Broadcaster, Jim Rosenhaus, joins the Ray Horner Morning Show every Friday to talk baseball in 'Bases & Balls!'. This week, Jim and Ray talk about Josh Naylor catching fire, the pitching staff as pitchers recover from injuries, and more!   
This week, we're talking about newly discovered, extremely sophisticated, cyber threats that pose real dangers to consumers, and to our national security. Although we've tackled some of these issues before; it seemed like it was worth a closer look at some new threats that came to light just this week.…
Dan Horrigan, Mayor of Akron, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show on Thursday. The conversation began with how the downtown area is really coming together with all of the updates that the city has been working on. They also talked about updating Firestone Stadium and Canal Park, and the Youth…
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…
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