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Our broadcasts are produced by one of Ohio's largest radio news operations using state-of-the art equipment. We're located at 1795 West Market Street in Akron. Our studio line is (330) 370-1590. Reach our newsroom direct with tips (330) 864-6397.

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Summit County officials dedicated their new Department of Sanitary Sewer Services building, with a ribbon cutting ceremo...
01/26/2023
Summit County Celebrates Opening of New Sewer Operations Building

Summit County officials dedicated their new Department of Sanitary Sewer Services building, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, January 25th. ✂️

Summit County officials dedicated their new Department of Sanitary Sewer Services building, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, January 25th. The 60 thousand square foot building, located on Cole Avenue at the Firestone Business Park in Akron, allows them to house all of their&nbs...

ICYMI 👇
01/26/2023

ICYMI 👇

⚠️ The City of Akron passed an ordinance requiring Carbon Monoxide Detectors in every home with fuel-burning appliances. 🔥

✅ Here are some things you should know about carbon monoxide and what the City's ordinance entails!

Join us THIS Saturday, January 28th at the James A. Rhodes Arena for the WAKR Day with the Zips! The University of Akron...
01/26/2023

Join us THIS Saturday, January 28th at the James A. Rhodes Arena for the WAKR Day with the Zips! The University of Akron will be playing the Ohio University Men's Basketball game at 2pm. $7 of every ticket sold gets donated to Salvation Army Akron & Summit County, Ohio! To purchase tickets, visit WAKR.net! 🏀

Text 'GARDEN' to 330-370-1590 for your chance to win a 4 pack of tickets to The Great Big Home and Garden Show Presented...
01/26/2023

Text 'GARDEN' to 330-370-1590 for your chance to win a 4 pack of tickets to The Great Big Home and Garden Show Presented By Carrier, February 3rd - 12th at the I-X Center in Cleveland! 🌺

01/26/2023
01/26/2023

Ray Horner gives an update on an Akron Lebron statue and the improvements that will happen at Progressive Field, from his Thursday morning show on 95.3 1590 WAKR and at WAKR.net

Dr. Michelle Levitt from the Sports Medicine department at Akron Children's Hospital joined Ray. They talked about the f...
01/25/2023
Four Pillars of Athletic Performance

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.

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.  {podcast id=2326}

Matt Foreman, Assistant GM of the Cleveland Guardians, joined Ray. They talked about the team now and in the future. ⚾️
01/25/2023
Cleveland Guardians Team Update

Matt Foreman, Assistant GM of the Cleveland Guardians, joined Ray. They talked about the team now and in the future. ⚾️

Matt Foreman, Assistant GM of the Cleveland Guardians, joined Ray. They talked about the team now and in the future.  {podcast id=2319}

Stay warm! 🌨
01/25/2023

Stay warm! 🌨

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Akron and the surrounding areas in effect Wednesday, from 3 AM to 3 PM.

Mixed precipitation is expected. Total snow and sleet accumulations of 3 to 4 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze.

Snow will overspread the area Wednesday morning before transitioning to a wintry mix and then rain by Wednesday afternoon. The heaviest snow is expected Wednesday morning when snow rates of up to 1 inch per hour may be possible.

Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute. Stay alert and stay safe if you need to travel in these hazardous conditions.

Today is the Anniversary of the Blizzard of 1978 🥶
01/25/2023

Today is the Anniversary of the Blizzard of 1978 🥶

01/25/2023

Lots of schools closed in our area, including Akron Public Schools, as snow and sleet come our way. For the whole list; go to our website, WAKR.net.

Text 'GARDEN' to 330-370-1590 for your chance to win a 4 pack of tickets to The Great Big Home and Garden Show Presented...
01/24/2023

Text 'GARDEN' to 330-370-1590 for your chance to win a 4 pack of tickets to The Great Big Home and Garden Show Presented By Carrier, February 3rd - 12th at the I-X Center in Cleveland! 🌺

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01/24/2023

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⚠️ On Tuesday, January 24 and Wednesday, January 25, between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m., Lakeshore Blvd. under I-76 will be CLOSED for bridge repairs.

The detour for Lakeshore Blvd. southbound is Russell Ave. to Manchester Rd. to South St. The detour for Lakeshore Blvd. northbound is South St. to Princeton St. to Russell Ave. ⚠️

The Student Athlete of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW and Akron Children's Hospital. Congrats to Ka'nija Kimbr...
01/24/2023
Student Athletes of the Week: Ka'nija Kimbroug & Preston Kongmanichanh

The Student Athlete of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW and Akron Children's Hospital. Congrats to Ka'nija Kimbroug & Preston Kongmanichanh of Garfield CLC!

The Student Athlete of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW and Akron Children’s Hospital.   This Week's Athletes are Ffrom Garfield CLC.    Ka'nija Kimbroug is a 10th grader and a current member of the girls basketball team. Ka'nija is a two sport let...

01/24/2023

Ray Horner looks back at an emotional show on Tuesday while previewing the Wednesday show on 93.5 1590 WAKR and at WAKR.net

01/24/2023
Carol Costello Interview

Carol Costello, newscaster formally with WAKR, joined Ray. They discussed a violent crime from the 80's that she covered on WAKR. She's diving in deeper via podcast, she explains to Ray why the case of Phyllis Cottles has stuck with her all these years. Visit WAKR.net for the full interview!

Richard Fedorovich is the 2023 recipient of the H. Peter Burg Economic Development Leadership Award, presented by the Gr...
01/23/2023
2023 recipient of the H. Peter Burg Economic Development Leadership Award

Richard Fedorovich is the 2023 recipient of the H. Peter Burg Economic Development Leadership Award, presented by the Greater Akron Chamber. Rick joined Ray to discuss the honor.

Richard Fedorovich is the 2023 recipient of the H. Peter Burg Economic Development Leadership Award, presented by the Greater Akron Chamber. Rick joined Ray to discuss the honor.  {podcast id=2323}

Burrrrr!! 🥶
01/23/2023

Burrrrr!! 🥶

Just your yearly reminder that the outdoor pools are, in fact, closed for the season! ❄️🏊🧊

Alec Baldwin has been charged with Involuntary Manslaughter in the death of a cinematographer on the set of 'Rust'. Dean...
01/23/2023
Alec Baldwin Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter

Alec Baldwin has been charged with Involuntary Manslaughter in the death of a cinematographer on the set of 'Rust'. Dean Carro of the Akron Bar Association joined Ray to discuss the charges and more.

Alec Baldwin has been charged with Involuntary Manslaughter in the death of a cinematographer on the set of 'Rust'. Dean Carro of the Akron Bar Association joined Ray to discuss the charges and more. {podcast id=2322}

So pretty! ❄️
01/23/2023

So pretty! ❄️

Even in the snow 😍

Tune in to the Ray Horner Morning Show for Ray’s clues to who the “artist of the day” is. The first person to currently ...
01/23/2023

Tune in to the Ray Horner Morning Show for Ray’s clues to who the “artist of the day” is. The first person to currently identify the artist will win a pair of tickets to The Fifth Dimension at The Goodyear Theater on January 27th. Then, that day’s artist will be featured throughout the day with their biggest hits!

It’s time for the WAKR February Senior Lunch, Mardi Gras style! Sponsored by SummaCare and Hospice of the Western Reserv...
01/21/2023

It’s time for the WAKR February Senior Lunch, Mardi Gras style! Sponsored by SummaCare and Hospice of the Western Reserve. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, February 8th! Enjoy a great meal, keynote speakers and entertainment. Stop by the senior information tables from local vendors, possibly go home with a great prize and enjoy some special surprises. For more info and to purchase tickets, visit WAKR.net

Mark Gerberich, Executive Director of the International Soap Box Derby, has announced his resignation. Ray talked with t...
01/20/2023
Soap Box Derby Executive Director Resigns

Mark Gerberich, Executive Director of the International Soap Box Derby, has announced his resignation. Ray talked with the Chair of the Board of Directors, Bret Treier, and Mark Gerberich about the decision and the derby going forward.

Mark Gerberich, Executive Director of the International Soap Box Derby, has announced his resignation. Ray talked with the Chair of the Board of Directors, Bret Treier, and Mark Gerberich about the decision and the derby going forward. {podcast id=2317}

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1590 WAKR is part of one of the most advanced radio broadcast facilities in Northeast Ohio. Our broadcasts are produced in the Akron Radio Center, our home since 1998 and the combined production center for WAKR and our co-owned stations 94.9 WQMX-FM and 97.5 WONE-FM. We're located at 1795 West Market Street, Akron 44313. Our phone number is (330) 869-9800. Our studio line is (330) 370-1590. Reach our newsroom direct with tips (330) 864-6397.

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Will WAKR be broadcasting the Cleveland Indian games starting July 23, 2020?
Will WAKR, 1590 AM, be broadcasting the Cleveland Indian baseball games during the 60 game season starting July 23, 2020?
I am loving the music being broadcast. It has been said that "music soothes the savage beast" and I feel that WAKR is playing what is relaxing in this stressful time. I mention your WAKR to everyone I talk with. Please continue.😀

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Nothing yet about Bob Friend; "My Boyfriend" and the "Dream Machine"? I listened to him when I was a child in the '60s and still enjoyed listening to him until he retired. He was a very nice person when I met him in person too. RIP Bob, you are missed on the air! God bless and condolences to his family.
Hello child of God… With the coronavirus. we are going through tough times, but God is with us. Keep washing your hands, but most of all keep praying.
Here are two great poems from the book “I LOVE GOD by Gregory St. James Mundy
Please enjoy and share with anyone you know may benefit from them God Bless.
Hard Times
Have you ever felt like the whole world was on your shoulders?
Like everyone was out to get you and trying to run you over?
No matter what you do, it always turns out wrong.
Everything around you keeps falling as you try desperately to hold on.

Everybody seems to be going up, while you keep heading down.
Everyone has something to smile about, while you wear a frown.
They all seem to be doing well and climbing up to the top.
They all get to drink from the cup of success, but you never get a drop.

Nothing ever seems to go your way and you don't even know the meaning of the word Luck?
No matter how much you scrape and save, something always comes along and take your last buck.
Well... just remember the man who complained about not being able to buy a new pair of shoes, until he met a man with no feet.
The girl who complained about having to wear glasses, until she bumped into a blind man on the street.

The boy who complained of having to eat his vegetables, when there are kids starving in the world with nothing to eat.
The woman who complained about her baby crying all night, while some are born never to speak.
Your life may not be as good as others but remember that there is always someone worst off than you.
So instead of complaining of what you don't have, take the time to thank the Lord for what you do.

DEATH
Will the pain ever leave me, will the hurt ever cease?
The feeling that we feel when a love one is deceased.
The tears that cannot be held back, but so openly flow.
The feeling of complete emptiness that you feel from head to toe.

I have not lost a relative or a friend, but surely a piece of myself.
People gather to offer me sympathy, but they had no idea of how I felt.
Losing someone who was so dear and close to me.
Trying hard to be strong but feeling complete misery.

Never again seeing their smile or being able to share again the fun we had.
Wishing that I could just take back some of the things I said.
There are so many things I wish we could have done that we never had time to do.
Like taking the time out to just spend a little bit more time with you.

All the things that I thought that we had a lifetime to do.
Now I must convince myself that I will not be doing them with you.
There were times when you made me mad and got on my last nerve.
But it was nothing compared to all the good times that the two of us shared.

Losing a loved one is such a hurting pain.
To say how you feel, one is not able to explain.
Knowing that you have lost something that can never be replaced.
Feeling an empty loss that no amount of time can ever erase.
The only comfort is given is knowing of their final resting place.
Will be with the Almighty One, The Lord, Our Grace.
Can anyone tell me about the history of this 2 LP album I bought MANY YEARS back titled "WAKR Number 1 Music "Solid Gold"? Produced by Variety Clubs International.
I know VCI is a non-profit Charity for the health and benefit of children across the world. But, I would love to know more about it. Thank YOU in advance 😀
Good day,



Food is very near and dear to our business. Safety is a priority for us. Providing solutions is something we do very well.



Our local family owned Food Distribution company has been in business for 60 years in the supply chain side of the Foodservice Industry selling mainly to family owned restaurants within our state.

We supply well over one thousand restaurants on a weekly basis by purchasing, warehousing, and delivering over 4000 items to choose from.



As you know the restaurant industry has taken a major blow with its service limited to carryout and third party delivery - all to a very nervous customer base. All the while retailers are struggling to keep their shelves full with a 50% increase in demand.



Therefore, we’ve quickly put together a food staples and non-food staples program for our community citizens in Northeastern Ohio. We are offering a safe shopping experience, with curbside service, and a focus on providing staples like ground beef and toilet paper, which we have in ample supply along with bottled water and gallons of milk, fresh eggs, and fresh and frozen vegetables too!



Since we own a meat production facility, we are also offering hamburger patties, beef steaks, pork chops, sausage, and chicken.



Our supply chain is different than that of most grocers so we are not realizing the same shortages. Shop with confidence knowing that we can fill your order.
Why no picture of jeanne destro and I have NOT heard any songs from Johnny Mathas. Why not ?
WHO IS THE THE IDIOT THAT CHANGED THIS STATION YOU HAVE LOST A LOT OF LISTENERS
Hi! Do you broadcast in AM stereo on 1590? if not, do you plan to in the future? Thx, Dave.
Hey, can't y'all call it WAKR-FM for once?!
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