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, 13 January 2023 08:15

Film School: Tootsie

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Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. This week Ray and Joe discussed the 1982 Rom-Com, Tootsie. 
Thursday, 12 January 2023 07:13

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

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Not getting enough rest can have various effects on your body and mind. Dr. Doug Harley from Cleveland Clinic Akron General joined Ray to talk about why rest is so important and what you can do to ensure a good night's sleep. 
Wednesday, 11 January 2023 08:54

Flights Grounded Across US

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Airlines are grounded across the country due to a FAA System outage. Lisa Dalpiaz, VP Marketing & Air Service Development at the Akron-Canton Airport, joined Ray. Lisa expects the system to be up and running soon, but the delay will cause a ripple effect for the next few days. 
Wednesday, 11 January 2023 07:21

New Covid Variant XBB.1.5

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Another Covid variant has been discovered and it's surging through the country. Dr. Thomas File, Doctor of Infectious Disease at Summa Health, joined Ray to talk about variant XBB.1.5, vaccine boosters, and more. 
The Student Athlete of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW and Akron Children’s Hospital.  This week's athletes are from Coventry High School.  Cailey Wolfe is a Senior Captain on the basketball team. She's been playing basketball since 5th grade, is a 4 year letterman, and is a Metro Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete…
Tuesday, 10 January 2023 07:50

APS Board of Education Elected New Leadership

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Monday, the Akron Public Schools Board of Education Elected Derrick Hall as President, and Diana Autry as Vice President. Derrick joined Ray to talk about the district and the agreement with AEA.  
On the verge of a strike, Akron Public Schools and the Akron Education Association have come to an agreement after a weekend of negotiations. Pat talked with both sides about the decisions.  Mark Williamson of APS talked with Ray: 
Pat Shipe of AEA joined Ray: 
Monday, 09 January 2023 07:20

Understanding Bullying: Signs, Help, & More

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Bullying is a major issue within schools and now online. Ray talked with Dr. Katrina Hermetet, Psychologist with Akron Children's Hospital. They discussed signs to look for in children, taking action, and more. 
Friday, 06 January 2023 08:12

Film School: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

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Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. This week Ray and Joe went back to the 1963 comedy, "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World". 
Friday, 06 January 2023 07:39

Injuries on the Field

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Damar Hamlin is doing better but is still in critical condition after suffering Cardiac Arrest during a game Monday night. The world saw just how dangerous the sport can be. Jay Brophy is a former NFL linebacker. He's seen many things on the field over the years. Jay joined Ray…
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