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WAKR The Facebook home of 1590 WAKR 1590 WAKR is part of one of the most advanced radio broadcast facility in Northeast Ohio. 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, Akron just two doors down from Akron's famous West Point Market. 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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Margo Sommerville, President of Akron City Council, joined Ray to talk about a demonstration they had on dash cams and t...
10/04/2022
Akron is Looking Into Dash Cams & Tasers for Police

Margo Sommerville, President of Akron City Council, joined Ray to talk about a demonstration they had on dash cams and tasers. She says that the technology has improved from the dash cams of old and would work with existing equipment. They also talk about tasers and council meetings staying virtual.

Margo Sommerville, President of Akron City Council, joined Ray to talk about a demonstration they had on dash cams and tasers. She says that the technology has improved from the dash cams of old and would work with existing equipment. They also talk about tasers and council meetings staying virtual....

Cavs Training Camp Through the Lens
10/04/2022
Cavs Training Camp Through the Lens

Cavs Training Camp Through the Lens

Go inside Cleveland Clinic Courts as the Cavaliers participate in Training Camp ahead of the 2022-23 NBA season.

We’re here at Senior Day at the Akron Art Museum until 3pm today!
10/04/2022

We’re here at Senior Day at the Akron Art Museum until 3pm today!

Christy Peters, Communications Manager at the American Red Cross, and Megan Sylvester, a Volunteer with American Red Cro...
10/04/2022
American Red Cross on Damages Caused by Hurricane Ian

Christy Peters, Communications Manager at the American Red Cross, and Megan Sylvester, a Volunteer with American Red Cross who has been deployed in Florida, joined Ray Monday morning. They discussed the damage caused by Hurricane Ian, the current condition of Florida, support available, help sent to the Carolinas, and more.

Christy Peters, Communications Manager at the American Red Cross, and Megan Sylvester, a Volunteer with American Red Cross who has been deployed in Florida, joined Ray Monday morning. They discussed the damage caused by Hurricane Ian, the current condition of Florida, support available, help sent to...

Join Ray Horner for the Akron Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday, October 9th at Canal Park! Register today at http://act...
10/04/2022

Join Ray Horner for the Akron Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday, October 9th at Canal Park! Register today at http://act.alz.org/goto/935WAKR. Let’s raise funds and awareness for the fight against Alzheimer’s and all other dementia!

Text 'ABBA' to 330-370-1590 all week for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Mania: The ABBA Tribute, Thursday, Feb...
10/03/2022

Text 'ABBA' to 330-370-1590 all week for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Mania: The ABBA Tribute, Thursday, February 3, 2023 at MGM Northfield Park!

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10/03/2022

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Sweater season has arrived and what better way to celebrate than watching some movies under the stars! Each Saturday of October we will be showing a different film downtown! 🍁 🎬

Which one are you most excited for?!

10/03/2022

Play-by-play Announcer Tim Alcorn joined WAKR today to talk about the upcoming Cleveland Cavaliers season! 🏀

10/03/2022

Ray Horner looks at his Monday show and previews the Tuesday show on 93.5 1590 WAKR and WAKR.net

It’s time for the WAKR Fall Senior Lunch, sponsored by SummaCare. Enjoy a great meal and entertainment! This year, we ar...
10/03/2022

It’s time for the WAKR Fall Senior Lunch, sponsored by SummaCare. Enjoy a great meal and entertainment! This year, we are having fun with halloween! We encourage you to dress up in a halloween costume! Stop by the senior information tables from local vendors, possibly go home with a great prize and enjoy some special surprises. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit WAKR.net!

All week, tune in to Ray Horner from 5:30am-9am where he will ask a series of questions about a popular destination in O...
10/03/2022

All week, tune in to Ray Horner from 5:30am-9am where he will ask a series of questions about a popular destination in Ohio.

Be the first caller to correctly identify the location and win a 2-night stay at any Red Roof and a $100 Shell gift card!

It’s time for the WAKR Fall Senior Lunch, sponsored by SummaCare. Enjoy a great meal and entertainment! This year, we ar...
10/02/2022

It’s time for the WAKR Fall Senior Lunch, sponsored by SummaCare. Enjoy a great meal and entertainment! This year, we are having fun with halloween! We encourage you to dress up in a halloween costume! Stop by the senior information tables from local vendors, possibly go home with a great prize and enjoy some special surprises. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit WAKR.net!

10 Essential Aretha Franklin Songs
10/02/2022
10 Essential Aretha Franklin Songs

10 Essential Aretha Franklin Songs

While popular culture has had its share of incredibly talented female vocalists, there has always been only one Queen of Soul. The musical career of

Guardian's Broadcaster, Jim Rosenhaus, joins Ray every Friday. This week, they talked about the post game locker room, b...
10/01/2022
Bases & Balls 9.30.22

Guardian's Broadcaster, Jim Rosenhaus, joins Ray every Friday. This week, they talked about the post game locker room, big moments in the season, trend setting, and more.

Guardian's Broadcaster, Jim Rosenhaus, joins Ray every Friday. This week, they talked about the post game locker room, big moments in the season, trend setting, and more. 

Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. This week they focused on the 1975 Drama/Co...
10/01/2022
Film School: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. This week they focused on the 1975 Drama/Comedy, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest".

Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. This week they focused on the 1975 Drama/Comedy, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest".   {podcast id=2201}

Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan joins Ray every Thursday. This week they discussed the Residences at Good Park and the upcoming...
10/01/2022
Mayor Horrigan: Updates on Residences at Good Park & the Innerbelt

Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan joins Ray every Thursday. This week they discussed the Residences at Good Park and the upcoming event, Open Streets on the Innerbelt. The goal of the event is to get citizens involved in the plans to reinvent the Innerbelt for the city.

Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan joins Ray every Thursday. This week they discussed the Residences at Good Park and the upcoming event, Open Streets on the Innerbelt. The goal of the event is to get citizens involved in the plans to reinvent the Innerbelt for the city. {podcast id=2197}

Every Wednesday, Bobby DiBiasio of the Cleveland Guardians joins Ray to talk baseball. This week, they talked about Tito...
09/30/2022
Hey Bobby! 9.28.22

Every Wednesday, Bobby DiBiasio of the Cleveland Guardians joins Ray to talk baseball. This week, they talked about Tito, the team, and changes to the playoffs.

Every Wednesday, Bobby DiBiasio of the Cleveland Guardians joins Ray to talk baseball. This week, they talked about Tito, the team, and changes to the playoffs.   

Professor of Political Science at the University of Akron, Dr. Karl Kaltenthaler, joined Ray to discuss the war crimes b...
09/30/2022
Will Putin Be Held Accountable for His Crimes?

Professor of Political Science at the University of Akron, Dr. Karl Kaltenthaler, joined Ray to discuss the war crimes being committed by Russia in the Ukraine. They discuss war crimes in history and if Putin will be held accountable for his actions.

Professor of Political Science at the University of Akron, Dr. Karl Kaltenthaler, joined Ray to discuss the war crimes being committed by Russia in the Ukraine. They discuss war crimes in history and if Putin will be held accountable for his actions. {podcast id=2196}

The Student Athlete of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW and Akron Children's Hospital. Congrats to Mallory Meine...
09/30/2022
Student Athletes of the Week: Mallory Meinen & Dalton Cooksey

The Student Athlete of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW and Akron Children's Hospital. Congrats to Mallory Meinen & Dalton Cooksey from Coventry High School!

The Student Athlete of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW and Akron Children’s Hospital.  This week's athletes are from Coventry High School. Mallory Meinen is a Senior with four years of Volleyball and four years of Track under her belt. Her accomplishments include, 1st team M...

Who's ready for Fall colors next month?! 🧡🍂🍁
09/30/2022

Who's ready for Fall colors next month?! 🧡🍂🍁

Text 'UP' to 330-370-1590 all week for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see The 5th Dimension, October 16th at The G...
09/30/2022

Text 'UP' to 330-370-1590 all week for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see The 5th Dimension, October 16th at The Goodyear Theater!

Congrats to our Takin' It Easy Grand Prize Winner: Amber Surbey of Akron! She won a weekend camping trip in a General RV...
09/30/2022

Congrats to our Takin' It Easy Grand Prize Winner: Amber Surbey of Akron! She won a weekend camping trip in a General RV at Atwood Lake Park, courtesy of MWCD!

Tonight! 👇
09/30/2022
Canton Palace Theatre

Tonight! 👇

Legacy Reunion reunites Earth, Wind & Fire alumni for an evening of monster grooves,high energy and dance-able hits. Get swept up in the musical whirlwind & relive the glory days with some of the greatest musicians in the world performing the hit songs that combine jazz, R&B, disco, and soul into th...

Cleveland Clinic taking medicine to the next level, collaborating with IBM on research using a Quantum computer. Listen ...
09/30/2022
This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-9-30-22: Quantum Clinic

Cleveland Clinic taking medicine to the next level, collaborating with IBM on research using a Quantum computer. Listen now for our interview with CC Chief Research Information Officer, Dr. Lara Jehi. #clevelandclinic #quantum #research #medicine #IBM

The Cleveland Clinic is taking medicine to the next level, as they collaborate with IBM on a 10 year "Discovery Accelerator" research project that will include using a Quantum computer. Listen now, as Jeanne Destro finds out why with Cleveland Clinic Chief Research Information Officer, Dr. L...

Join Ray Horner for the Akron Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday, October 9th at Canal Park! Register today at http://act...
09/30/2022

Join Ray Horner for the Akron Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday, October 9th at Canal Park! Register today at http://act.alz.org/goto/WAKR. Let’s raise funds and awareness for the fight against Alzheimer’s and all other dementia!

This month, Ray talked to the President of Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Dr. Brian Harte. They discussed CCAG's Neighb...
09/29/2022
Community Leader Spotlight: Dr. Brian Harte

This month, Ray talked to the President of Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Dr. Brian Harte. They discussed CCAG's Neighbor to Neighbor Campaign. What is it? How does it work? Where does funding come from?

This month, Ray talked to the President of Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Dr. Brian Harte. They discussed CCAG's Neighbor to Neighbor Campaign. What is it? How does it work? Where does funding come from? Listen to the interview below for all of the details. {podcast id=2195}

Akron Community Foundation distributes nearly $2.5 million in quarterly grants - Akron Community Foundation
09/29/2022
Akron Community Foundation distributes nearly $2.5 million in quarterly grants - Akron Community Foundation

Akron Community Foundation distributes nearly $2.5 million in quarterly grants - Akron Community Foundation

Civic affairs grants include Akron Marathon course enhancements for 20th race Akron Community Foundation’s board recently announced grants totaling $2,461,000 and approved $563,000 in competitive civic affairs grants chosen by the foundation’s Community Investment Committee. Included in this rou...

It’s time for the WAKR Fall Senior Lunch, sponsored by SummaCare. Enjoy a great meal and entertainment! This year, we ar...
09/29/2022

It’s time for the WAKR Fall Senior Lunch, sponsored by SummaCare. Enjoy a great meal and entertainment! This year, we are having fun with halloween! We encourage you to dress up in a halloween costume! Stop by the senior information tables from local vendors, possibly go home with a great prize and enjoy some special surprises. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit WAKR.net!

It's that time of year, the temperatures get lower and joints flare up. Dr. Debbie Plate, from Cleveland Clinic Akron Ge...
09/29/2022
Cold Weather Joint Pain

It's that time of year, the temperatures get lower and joints flare up. Dr. Debbie Plate, from Cleveland Clinic Akron General, joined Ray to talk about cold weather joint pain, from causes to prevention.

It's that time of year, the temperatures get lower and joints flare up. Dr. Debbie Plate, from Cleveland Clinic Akron General, joined Ray to talk about cold weather joint pain, from causes to prevention. {podcast id=2194}

09/29/2022

Ray Horner talks about his Thursday show and previews his Friday morning show on 93.5 1590 and at WAKR.net

Each weekday on the Ray Horner Morning Show, 5:30-9am, Ray will give clues to a certain travel destination across our co...
09/29/2022

Each weekday on the Ray Horner Morning Show, 5:30-9am, Ray will give clues to a certain travel destination across our country. The first person to text in at 330-370-1590, will win a free carload pass to the African Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton and $25 to Devores Hopocan Gardens in Barberton!

All daily qualifiers will be entered in to win the grand prize: A weekend camping trip in a
General RV at Atwood Lake Park, courtesy of MWCD.

Text 'FUDGE' to 330-370-1590 all week for a chance to win a certificate for Reeves Cake Shop September Cake of the month...
09/28/2022

Text 'FUDGE' to 330-370-1590 all week for a chance to win a certificate for Reeves Cake Shop September Cake of the month: Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Cake! 🍰

The Story Of Neil Young And Rick James Living Together And Their Motown Song
09/28/2022
The Story Of Neil Young And Rick James Living Together And Their Motown Song

The Story Of Neil Young And Rick James Living Together And Their Motown Song

An Unlikely Pairing Neil Young and the late Rick James had a one-time collaboration which has since been largely forgotten. In the mid-'60s, Young was the guitarist of a Toronto R&B band called The Mynah Birds. They were the first mostly white act which landed a record deal with Motown Records

This Sunday!
09/27/2022

This Sunday!

Join us this Sunday, Oct. 2 for a History of the Portage Path and Artist's Talk along the Towpath Trail! Walk together from Big Bend to the northernmost point of the Portage Path. You’ll learn about the history of this vital link between North American waterways as we walk, then enjoy a talk at the northern terminus by artist Peter Jones, who created the statues of the portaging American Indian which can be seen at both the northern and southern termini of the Portage Path. Program details here: http://ow.ly/9AF150KPxNz

This program is presented in coordination with the Portage Path Collaborative as part of a series of events in honor of North American First People’s Day. More information about events in the Akron area honoring North American First People’s Day can be found here: http://ow.ly/7hee50KPxNy

Photo by Rob Vaughn.

There are many local companies that are ready to talk to you about exciting, new opportunities they have available. Chec...
09/27/2022

There are many local companies that are ready to talk to you about exciting, new opportunities they have available. Check out the Virtual Job Fair at WAKR.net.

Amazing!
09/27/2022

Amazing!

Watch Peter Tork & The Monkees' Last Performance In The 1960s - RIP Peter
09/27/2022
Watch Peter Tork & The Monkees' Last Performance In The 1960s - RIP Peter

Watch Peter Tork & The Monkees' Last Performance In The 1960s - RIP Peter

It Takes You Back This is just one of the reasons why we long to go back to the '60s. The music was stellar and the musicians became such a huge part of our lives. Case in point: The Monkees and their final performance as a group until 1986. The 33⅓ Revolutions per Monkee was a television

WAKR DINING DEAL: Get a $50 Chowder house cafe Gift Card for ONLY $25!! While supplies last. Purchase below 👇
09/27/2022
The Chowder House Cafe

WAKR DINING DEAL: Get a $50 Chowder house cafe Gift Card for ONLY $25!! While supplies last. Purchase below 👇

Click here for Lunch Menu Click here for Dinn

Text 'UP' to 330-370-1590 all week for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see The 5th Dimension, October 16th at The G...
09/27/2022

Text 'UP' to 330-370-1590 all week for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see The 5th Dimension, October 16th at The Goodyear Theater!

09/26/2022

BREAKING: Myles Garrett was in a single-car accident with a passenger, in which the car flipped multiple times on the side of the road. Garrett was rushed to the hospital and suffered minor injuries.
Photo: John K***z, cleveland.com

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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.😀 mm
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?!