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.

It's always been hard to be a low income renter, but with the pandemic-related federal eviction moratorium ending at the end of the month; it just got even harder. In addition, some landlords discriminate against tenants who pay their rent with government assitance, like Section 8 housing vauchers, even though…
Thursday, 15 July 2021 10:16

Better Teacher Pay=Better Student Grades

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A new study from University of Akron Assistant Economics Professor, Dr. Ali Enami, suggests that if you pay teachers better in low income school districts, their students get better grades. But why? Jeanne Destro talked to Dr. Enammi about how he conducted the study, and the conclusions that he drew…
Good news for parents nationwide. New Federal Child Tax Credits from the IRS go into effect today, with payments of up to $300 a month per child under age 6, and $250 a month per child ages 6 to 17.  Jeanne Destro talked with Democratic US Senator Sherrod Brown about…
Back in the 1970s, Dennis Kucinich was the mayor of Cleveland during a tumultuous time in the city and the country. Tumultuous, in that the country was experiencing bumps in the road following the Watergate scandal and the Vietnam War, and locally, corruption in government and public utilities.  Since then,…
Summit County made millions of dollars by settling lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies and distributors, who they had sued for their part in causing the deadly Opiod epidemic. Now, that money is starting to be spent in the community on programs that can help residents still coping with the often deadly…
Gannett Newspapers nationwide, including the Akron Beacon Journal, Ravenna Record Courier, and Canton Repository, recently participated in a program designed to get people with different political views to find common ground by talking to one another one-on-one.  "America Talks" was part of an ongoing effort to bring people together in an…
Billionaire Richard Branson was all smiles, floating wieghtless aboard his Virgin Galactic Space Plane during its first, fully-crewed flight yesterday. Jeanne Destro talked to CBS News Space Consultant, Bill Harwood, about the start of a new era in space exploration; Space Tourism.  Are you ready to go? Listen now to find out…
With both the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and Sand Run Metro Park close by; Akron's Merriman Valley area is a green, natural, and lovely place to live, work, and play. But, it is also ripe for development, and City officials in both Akron and Cuyahoga Falls want to make sure…
The University of Akron's I-Corps program has helped launch a number of successful tech startups, turning big ideas into big profits through mentoring, focused market research, and award-winning business development support. Find out how, with University of Akron Foundation Director, Elyse Ball.
Elyse Ball, University of Akron Foundation Director
Japan originally announced a Japanese-only Olympic games in Tokyo as far as spectators go. Well, that changed on Thursday, as the IOC announced ZERO fans for the games due to the threats of the Delta variant. Donna Skoda is the commissioner of the Summit County Health Department, and she addressed…
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