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CHARITY FUNDRAISER
6:58 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Senator DeFrancisco and Ray Rinaldi Face Off for Charity

Senator DeFrancisco poses at a press conference Thursday promoting Saturday's event
Credit John Smith / WAER Sports

It’s not often you hear of a State Senator Stepping into a boxing ring to duke it out with a boxing legend. Nonetheless, that’s precisely what one elected official from Syracuse is doing this weekend.

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WAER 88.3 FM
6:13 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

New, Modern Transmitter Powers WAER Into the Future

The transmitter is delivered to its home at Day Hall
Dan Gurzynski WAER News

Listeners on the fringes or weak spots of WAER's broadcast signal probably noticed a big change in recent days... they can actually hear us again!  The station recently  installed a new transmitter that brings our signal to it's FCC licensed 50,000 watts.   As radio equipment goes, WAER's old transmitter could no longer do the job, and was running at low power for months.  

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HISTORIC PRESERVATION
12:05 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Historic Mansion Returning to its Former Glory

The front of the Babcock-Shattuck House facing E. Genesee St.
Scott Willis WAER News

A vacant, boarded-up mansion that held a gloomy presence over the corner of East Genesee and Westcott streets for years now shines as an example of historic preservation.  The exterior of the former Babcock-Shattuck house is all but finished, and work has shifted inside.  Plumbing, electrical, and heating and cooling are mostly installed, and framing is ready for drywall.   The Queen Anne-style house was built in 1895, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Report Those Potholes
4:36 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

See Any Potholes Syracuse? (can you miss 'em?) Mayor Miner Wants to Know

Mayor Miner publicizes ways residents can report potholes and track their repair.
Credit Chenelle Terry/WAER News

More complaints about pot holes has Mayor Stephanie Miner calling on Syracuse residents to help the city locate and fix them. New efforts and technology by the Department of Public Works are trying to solve a deep problem.

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EARTH DAY 2014
4:40 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Syracuse College Campuses Getting Ready for Earth Day

Who's keeping watch on the environment ? Maybe this owl hanging out on the SUNY ESF Campus Wednesday for the Birds of Prey show.
Credit John Smith/WAER News

44 years have passed since Earth Day was launched and it seems people are more mindful than ever before about reducing their carbon footprint.  Adopting sustainable practices can begin today and higher education is taking a large role.  Syracuse University’s Sustainability Division is constantly working on the effort.  Marketing Manager Melissa Cadwell they’re looking for some extra help on Earth Day between Waverly Ave and Harrison Street on the hill.

Listen to the Birds of Prey Show with Lisa Schumacher. She presented on Monday with her furry friends on Monday as part of SUNY ESF's Earthweek.

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