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, 05 November 2021 11:46

Renters' Rights, Renters Unite

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Renters are often stuck between a rock and a hard place. If they  push their landlords too hard for needed repairs; they could end up on the street, without an affordable place to live. But if they don't say anything; they could be forced to live in sub-standard, and sometimes even…
Friday, 05 November 2021 10:43

Overcoming Obstacles and Getting Ahead At Work

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Work is a challenge for everyone, but for some of us; it is even more difficult because of our race, gender, desire to please, or inability to state our needs honestly, without fear. But there is new research from a diverse group of business experts, that can help you get…
In the Ohio Statehouse, representatives have drafted bills to combat domestic violence and sexual assaults. State rep Tavia Galonski joined the Ray Horner Morning Show, guest-hosted by Jeanne Destro, to talk about these bills. The first of which is called Aisha's Law, named after Aisha Fraser, who was murdered by…
The Union representing Akron Public School teachers, the Akron Education Association (AEA) passed a vote of "no confidence" in the school administration's leadership and procedures designed to keep them safe from violent incidents involving students. From guns on the premises, to physical assaults, and even fireworks set off in the…
This week, President Biden pledged the US will take action to reduce fossil fuel emissions, in an effort to protect forests worldwide. Forests, which absorb harmful pollution from the atmosphere, are one of the earth's main lines of defense against the devastating effects of climate change. Those include rising temperatures,…
Take a creepy peek behind the theater curtain for Halloween this week, as we look into scary movie special effects! Listen now to our conversation with University of Akron School of Communications Professor, Juan Contreras, and with Jereme Gelske, who is a Visual Effects Coordinator, and Associate Producer at Crafty…
For our Student Athlete of the Week program, we head to the east side and meet two students from Ellet CLC. Cameron Tucker, class of 2022, captain of the Ellet Lady Orangemen soccer team. Cameron excels in the classroom and on soccer field. She is ranked #1 in her senior…
Halloween is this weekend, and that means trick-or-treaters will prowl around the neighborhoods on the hunt for candy. The term "everything is fine in moderation" applies, though too much candy can play a role heading into the winter months with most folks stuck inside and not as active. Danielle Dimengo…
As the colder weather approaches, many have wondered if COVID-19, or specifically the Delta variant, would make matters worse. However, trends of late have shown the opposite, with cases way down from where they were even a month ago. Has it made its way through the communities? Is it due…
For our Student Athlete of the Week program, we head to the west side of town and meet two students at Copley-Fairlawn High School. Michele Hofacker is currently the goalkeeper for our girls soccer team. She has registered 10 shutouts this year and if she has one more she will…
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