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Tuesday, 15 October 2019 08:44

Ben Thomas

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Ben Thomas is the host of “Stats and Facts with Ben Thomas” from six to eight weeknights on WAKR. He also co-hosts “Paper Champs” with Brad Russell. When he isn’t on the mic, Ben enjoys watching sports, working out, music, and reading. He is also a graduate of The University of Akron. 

Twitter: @BThomas62

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019 08:45

Jasen Sokol

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Jasen came to WAKR in 2013 after graduating from Kent State University and Baldwin Wallace University. He has been the midday host on WAKR since 2014. Away from the station, Jasen is the PA announcer for Cleveland Monsters Hockey, the Akron Marathon, Lake County Captains Baseball, and the All-American Soap Box Derby.

Twitter: @JasenSokol

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019 08:42

Jeanne Destro

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Jeanne Destro is a creative and multi-talented journalist, with experience in a number of different fields as well, including music, marketing, and public relations.

Jeanne is originally from Akron, but lived and worked in several other markets around the country, before returning to Akron in 2012.

Her background includes work in Washington DC, as a national newscaster for NPR, and as tech-related book reviewer for USA Today. She also worked as a DJ, News Reporter, and Music Programmer in Dayton, and Seattle.

In addition, Jeanne has extensive experience in Marketing and Public Relations, including work for Kent State University, and The Lippman School, in Akron.

Jeanne lives in Akron, and is morning News Anchor on WAKR as well as the host and producer of "This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro".

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 12:24

Ray Horner

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Ray 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 (26), Rocco (17), Ava and Gia (10).  Ray, his wife, Melissa and the children live in Wadsworth, Ohio. 

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 08:42

Ryan Lang

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Native of the Cleveland area, Ryan is a graduate of St. Ignatius High School, Class of 2000. He attended THE Ohio University, Cuyahoga Community College, and eventually the Ohio Center for Broadcasting which launched the start of his news radio broadcasting career. After working in the Cleveland market (on two different occasions) and for a few years in Tampa, Florida, Ryan was hired by the Rubber City Radio Group as the morning news anchor for the Ray Horner Morning Show. After a few months, Ryan joined Scott and Sarah in the Morning on 94.9 WQMX and the Jeff and Sandra on Kinzbach and Company on 97.5 WONE, where he provides news updates throughout the morning. He's host of This and That with Ryan Lang, weekends on 1590 WAKR. Ryan's a Board Member for the American Red Cross of Summit, Medina, and Portage Counties and also on the Advisory Board for the Ohio Media School. 

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Twitter: @ryanlangradio