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.


Jason Lorenzon, Professor of Aeronautics and Engineering at Kent State University, joined Ray. They talked about the pilot shortage and what consumers can expect going forward. They also discussed the five new Aeronautics majors coming to Kent State University. 
Friday, 10 March 2023 08:32

Film School: Preview of the Oscars

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Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. This week Ray and Joe previewed the Oscars!
Friday, 10 March 2023 08:05

Spring Golf Tips

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Golf Pro Dan Dauk talks about spring conditions, the best equipment, techniques, and more
Friday, 10 March 2023 07:36

Turkeyfoot Lake Golf Links

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Dan Dauk gives an overview of Turkeyfoot Lake Golf Links in Akron. 
Friday, 10 March 2023 07:11

PBA Hall of Fame Inductee, Fred Borden

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Fred Borden is being inducted into the PBA (Professional Bowling Association) Hall of Fame! Fred is a bowler, a coach, and the owner of Stonehedge Entertainment. He joined Ray to talk about the induction, his career, and more. 
While there are already a lot of ways to save energy and money by retrofitting your home with new windows, weatherstripping, and insulation; wouldn't it be cool if you could do even more, just by using a different kind of building material? Well, now you can–or, at least you'll be…
Thursday, 09 March 2023 08:46

Sherrod Brown on Ohio Train Derailments

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Senator Sherrod Brown joined Ray. They talked about the train derailments in Ohio, his plan to improve rail safety, and more. 
Wednesday, 08 March 2023 06:58

Local Chef Alejandro Najar on Hell's Kitchen

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Chef Alejandro Najar, Barberton native, was a contestant on the 21st Season of Hell's Kitchen, finishing in 3rd place. Alejandro joined Ray to talk about the experience.
The Student Athlete of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW and Akron Children’s Hospital.  This week's athletes are from Manchester High School. Jaydyn McKinney is a junior wrestler with a 3.678 GPA. She has a 15-0 record going into states (14 pins 1 technical fall). Jaydyn finished in 1st…
Akron City Council President Margo Sommerville says she believes that despite being unable to reach an agreement for the past two weeks about who should be on the City's new Citizens Police Oversight Board; they'll be able to get it done on Wednesday at a special City Council meeting.  That's…
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