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.

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…
For our Student Athlete of the Week program, we head up I-77 North and chat with two folks from Revere High School. Raygan Hoover is only a sophomore, but she is already co-captain of the varsity golf team. She has medaled at the Flo Barr Championship and the Springfield Lady…
Late on Wednesday, the FDA announced their emergency approval of a booster for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. At first, this will be for high-risk individuals and those above the age of 65. Donna Skoda is the commissioner of the Summit County Health Department, and she shared her thoughts on the rollout…
Wednesday, 22 September 2021 07:50

Delta Variant Continues to Impact the Unvaccinated

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As has been the case in the second half of the summer, the Delta variant is causing problems in most communities, to the point where hospitals are seeing a strain inside their ICUs. Dr. Thomas File is an infectious disease expect at Summa Health, which is one of those hospitals…
Wednesday, 22 September 2021 07:48

Hey Bobby! - 9/22/2021

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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 look at the prospects within the organization, the second half impact of Cal Qualtrill, and some things to look for at the Baseball Hall of Fame. Hey Bobby!…
Monday, 20 September 2021 10:53

Akron-Summit County Public Library: Digital Dilemma

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Customer demand for digital library materials like e-books, audiobooks, movies, and magazines, is sky high because of the pandemic. But, so is their cost, compared to traditional, hard copy library materials. Listen now to Jeanne Destro's interview with Akron-Summit County Public Library Director, Pamela Hickson-Stevenson, to find out why, how…
Data is showing that vaccine boosters could be "weeks away," according to recent medical studies. Right now, the recommendation would be to take the booster eight months after the original round of shots. Donna Skoda is the commissioner at Summit County Public Health, and she joined the Ray Horner Morning…
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost negotiated big legal settlements with Opiod drug distributors, and ticket seller StubHub this week. As Yost explains in this interview with Jeanne Destro, Cardinal Health, McKesson and AmerisourceBergen agreed pay a record $808 million dollars to settle litigation alleging illegal practices that led to the Opiod…
Ohio  Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Ohio Senate-28) was hoping Ohio's new  Ohio voting district map would more accurately reflect Ohioans' voting preferences. But that didn't happen this week, when the Republican-controlled redistricting redistricting commission voted to approve a new map. Even though voters approved anti-gerrymandering reforms, and Republicans only outnumber Democrats in Ohio by…
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