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.


Monday, 08 January 2024 07:34

Jay Brophy Talks Football

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Jay Brophy joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about football. They discussed the mess of college football and covered the upcoming Browns v Texans game.   
Friday, 05 January 2024 07:56

Film School: The Godfather Part II

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Film Study Professor Joe Fortunato joins Ray every Friday for Film School. They discuss the ins and outs of classic films. This week, the went back to 1974 with the Crime Drama, The Godfather Part II. 
Friday, 05 January 2024 07:49

Offseason Duties

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Dan Dauk joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. He talked about his offseason duties and the ins and outs of getting ready for the season. He also suggests that tee times are reserved EARLY because they're already filling up.  
There is a shortage of school bus drivers throughout. Bill Andexler joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. He talked about why there is a shortage of drivers and how to become a school bus driver.   
The Student Athlete of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW and Akron Children’s Hospital.  This week's athletes are from Green High School.    Sydney Peterson is a senior and a two sport athlete in Volleyball and Swimming.  Her accomplishments include Volleyball Awards: HM All Federal League 2023 and District HM…
Thursday, 04 January 2024 07:53

New Mayor of Akron Shammas Malik

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Shammas Malik has been sworn in as the Mayor of Akron. He joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. They discussed the preparation for taking over, selecting a new police chief, what to expect in his first 100 days, and more.   
Wednesday, 03 January 2024 07:21

College Football Choas

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College Football is getting messy with Name Image Likeless (NIL), opt outs, transfer portals, and more. Kris Drew joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about it.  
Friday, 29 December 2023 08:13

Forever Chemicals in the Water?

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Jeff Bronowski, Manager of City of Akron Water Supply, joined Jeanne Destro on the Ray Horner Morning Show. They talked about testing for PFAS "forever chemicals" in Akron's water supply.  
Thursday, 28 December 2023 07:59

Fairlawn Gig: Update on the Ring Project

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Ernie Staten, the Director of Fairlawn Gig, joined Jeanne Destro on the Ray Horner Morning Show. They discussed the latest on the Ring project, connecting governments in Summit County with high speed fiber internet. Staten said there are plans to extend the internet to consumers also.    
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