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.


The University of Akron NASA Robotics team made a good showing recently at a robotics competition at the University of Alabama; coming in eighth place overall, and first place, in the Project Management category. We talked to U-A Robotics team leader, Callie Lewis, about how their traditional focus on mining…
Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan joins the Ray Horner Morning Show every Thursday. Jeanne Destro is in for Ray this week, she talked to the Mayor about the retirement of Police Chief Steve Mylett, public safety, and more!  
Wednesday, 13 September 2023 08:35

Akron RubberDucks' Last Week of the Season

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It's the final week of the RubberDucks season!  Ken Babby, Owner of the Akron RubberDucks, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. They reflected on the season, discussed the impact on the community, and looked ahead to 2024.   
Wednesday, 13 September 2023 07:34

Hey Bobby! 9.13.23

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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 Triston McKenzie and Shane Bieber working towards getting back on the hill for the Guardians, excitement around Progressive Field, and the refresh of the upperdeck.   
  The Student Athlete of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW and Akron Children’s Hospital.  This week's athletes are from Cuyahoga Falls High School.   Emma Johnson is a junior with a GPA of 3.91. In addition to being an excellent student, Emma is a great leader as the…
The FDA has approved an updated Covid-19 shot that targets current strands of the virus. Summit County Health Commissioner, Donna Skoda, joined the Ray Horner Morning show to talk about the timeline of the booster, cost, distribution, and more. She also discusses the current uptick in cases, getting all of…
Monday, 11 September 2023 07:47

22nd Anniversary of 9/11; The War on Terror

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Monday was the 22nd anniversary of 9/11. Dr. Mark Cassell, Professor of Political Sciense at Kent State University joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. They discussed the attacks in 2001, the war on terror, the strength of terror cells, and more.   
It's been a busy week for Federal law enforcement, which both brought down a huge Russian cybercrime botnet, and also indicted multiple Russian cyber criminals for spreading malware and ransomware that resulted in the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars from victims worldwide. The indictments out of three different…
Friday, 08 September 2023 08:02

Film School: Armageddon

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Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. This week, Joe talks about the 1998 Sci-fi/Action film, Armageddon.  
Friday, 08 September 2023 07:49

Golf Tips: Getting to the Green with a Chipper

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Golf Pro, Dan Dauk, joins Ray every Friday with tips and info for golfers. This week they talk about getting to the green with a chipper.  
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