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, 02 February 2023 06:01

Black History Month: George Washington Carver

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February is Black History Month. Monday-Friday, Ray features profiles of those who helped make America great for everyone. Today's profile features George Washington Carver. 
Wednesday, 01 February 2023 08:04

Black History Month: Rosa Parks

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February is Black History Month. Monday-Friday, Ray features profiles of those who helped make America great for everyone. Today's profile features Rosa Parks. 
Wednesday, 01 February 2023 07:53

State of the State Address Analysis

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Governor Mike DeWine delivered his State of the State Address on Tuesday. Professor of Political Science at the University of Akron, Dr. John Green, joined Ray to talk about it. They discussed DeWine's focus on children and families, his second term agenda, biggest challenges he faces, and more. 
Tuesday, 31 January 2023 07:19

The Legacy of John Adams

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John Adams, known for drumming at Cleveland baseball games since 1973, passed away Monday. Senior VP of the Cleveland Guardians, Bobby DiBiasio, joined Ray to talk about the loss, the dedication to the super-fan in Heritage Park, and more. 
Monday, 30 January 2023 06:50

Tallmadge Mayor Not Running for Another Term

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Tallmadge Mayor, David Kline, has announced that he will not be running for office again. He talked with Ray about the difficult decision, what's next, and more. 
Friday, 27 January 2023 07:20

Film School: Lawrence of Arabia

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Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. This week Ray and Joe discussed the 1962 War-Drama, Lawrence of Arabia. 
Akron City Council Member, Jeff Fusco, joined Ray. They talked about the Safe Pledge Program, encouraging bars and restaurants to keep their areas safe by following Covid-19 protocols. 
A new artificial intelligence-powered chatbot called ChatGPT is taking the world of education by storm, because it can write so well; it can seem like its work was produced by a human.  In addition, the bot can write computer code, which could be harnessed by criminals or nation states bent…
Thursday, 26 January 2023 08:00

Upgrades Coming to Progressive Field

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Brian Barron, President of Business Operations for the Cleveland Guardians, joined Ray. They discussed the changes and upgrades coming to Progressive Field, the timeline, and more! 
Wednesday, 25 January 2023 08:55

Four Pillars of Athletic Performance

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Dr. Michelle Levitt from the Sports Medicine department at Akron Children's Hospital joined Ray. They talked about the four pillars of performance for young athletes. 
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