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.

Thursday, 30 September 2021 10:14

Bases & Balls with Jim Rosenhaus - 10/1/2021

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Time now for Bases & Balls, a weekly segment with WAKR's Ray Horner and Tribe broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus! Today, Rosey and Ray looked back at the season that was in 2021, they look ahead to 2022, and if Terry Francona will be with the club next season. Bases & Balls…
Thursday, 30 September 2021 10:08

Akron Mayor Looks At Gun Violence, Neighborhood Safety

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Each week at 7:10 AM, Akron mayor Dan Horrigan joins the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the most pressing issues in the city. In the last year, most topics have revolved around the COVID-19 pandemic, but other offshoots from the virus have taken the headlines, as well, whether it…
For our Student Athlete of the Week program, we head southwest of our studios and meet two Norton Panthers. Julia Davenport is a senior and a member of the Panthers' golf team. She was named to the first team all-MAC, and she finished second in Player of the Year standings.…
Wednesday, 29 September 2021 08:02

Akron Area Businesses Still Facing Staffing Shortages

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A surplus of jobs are available, with upwards of 10 million positions have been left unfilled. But due to various factors revolving around the pandemic, many folks have either decided on a new career path, perhaps virtual work, early retirement, or a collection of other factors. Steve Millard is the…
Wednesday, 29 September 2021 07:24

Hey Bobby! - 9/29/2021

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Time now for Hey Bobby!, a weekly Cleveland Indians segment with VP Bob DiBiasio and WAKR's Ray Horner. Today, Bobby and Ray looked back at the 2021 season, who the MVP and unsung heroes were, and they look ahead to 2022. Hey Bobby! is powered by NECA-IBEW.
Tuesday, 28 September 2021 08:25

Summa Health to Reduce Hospital Beds By 20%

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The fallout from COVID-19 continues, and this time the actual virus has both a direct and indirect effect locally. On Monday, Summa Health announced they will reduce their hospital beds by 20% due to staffing shortages. Dr. David Custodio is the chief medical officer at Summa Health, and he joined…
As the Alpha version of COVID-19 looked to be waning, either from natural immunity or the efficacy from the vaccines. However, as summer cranked up, so did the Delta variant, and that has overtaken the vast majority of the world's cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. As September comes to a close,…
Friday, 24 September 2021 08:43

Bases & Balls with Jim Rosenhaus - 9/24/2021

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Time now for Bases & Balls, a weekly segment with WAKR's Ray Horner and Tribe broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus! Today, with the Indians being mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, Rosey and Ray looked at the American League overall, the slow comeback of Shane Bieber, and how the team may look heading…
As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in many parts of America, the FDA announced emergency use of booster shots of Pfizer for those over 65 and those at high risk. This news has not come without confusion. Dr. Brian Harte is the president of Cleveland Clinic Akron General, and…
Friday, 24 September 2021 07:52

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-9-24-21: Tech Ohio Roundup Featured

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From Broadband expansion, to cool new tech startups; we're spotlighting big tech issues and innovation statewide. Featured guests include Ohio Lt. Governor, Jon Husted, on the state's new broadband expansion grant program, and the Director of the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program, Chris Reeg, on robocall scams targeting Medicare…
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