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.

Akron City Councilwoman Tara Samples says she thinks the City ought to pay even seasonal and part time employees the new $15 dollar minimum wage recently announced by Mayor Dan Horrigan. (See press release below). But, when she talked to Jeanne Destro about it on the air this morning; the…
Tuesday, 14 September 2021 14:09

Update: Fatal Fire Claims Five Lives in Akron

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Still no word on what caused the early morning house fire Monday morning on Linden Avenue in Akron's North Hill Neighborhood, that killed two adults, and three children. Jeanne Destro talked about it this morning with a few guests, which include Akron Fire Department Spokesman, Lt. Siergie Lash.
President Biden says more Americans need to get vaccinated, and issued a new mandate late last week that covers employers with more than 100 workers. But how will that work, and what are business leaders in the Akron area saying about it so far? Jeanne Destro talked to Greater Akron…
Friday, 10 September 2021 18:43

Student Athletes of the Week: Dru Dorn & Zavion Green

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For our Student Athlete of the Week program, we head one mile from our studios to Firestone CLC and meet a male and female. Congratulations to Dru Dorn and Zavion Green for being our Student Athletes of the Week! The Student Athlete of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW…
20 years ago today, on September 10th, 2001, the United States was a much different country, almost unrecognizable. The following day, the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon changed the world as we knew it. The Ray Horner Morning Show, guest-hosted by Jeanne Destro, looked back at…
Science fiction becomes science fact, as the Cleveland Clinic unveils a new bionic arm that amputees can control with their minds. Our special guest is Dr. Paul Marasco, the Director of their Laboratory for Bionic Integration.
Dr. Paul D. Marasco, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute
The City of Akron could provide doorbell security cameras for residents in high crime areas sometime soon. That word from Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan today, though he says they're still working out details of a plan that's been in the works since last year. Jeanne Destro also asked whether him…
Wednesday, 08 September 2021 15:49

New Texas Abortion Law: Could It Happen Here?

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Texas just passed the nation's most restrictive abortion law, which outlaws the procedure even in cases of rape and incest, unless it takes place within the first six weeks. What is more stunning though, is that the US Supreme Court let it go into effect, despite Constitutional protection provided through…
Following a Labor Day weekend where many Americans had cookouts and gatherings, the threat of COVID-19 is still out there. The transmissibility of the Delta variant is happening with younger Americans, too. Donna Skoda is the commissioner of the Summit County Health Department, and she talked to WAKR's Jeanne Destro…
Friday, 03 September 2021 08:24

Bases & Balls with Jim Rosenhaus - 9/3/2021

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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 talked about their favorite broadcasters, Jim's early days in calling games, his favorite stadiums to broadcast from, and the injuries to the catching position. Bases & Balls is…
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