AIRPORT CHANGES OWNERSHIP
3:19 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Syracuse's Hancock Airport Lands Safely With Regional Authority

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner hands over the certificate of operation to Airport Authority Board Chair Bill Fisher. Authority Executive Director Chris Callahan and board member Mark Nicotra look on.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

It's finally official.  Nearly 6 years of work culminated Monday in the transfer of day-to-day operations of Syracuse's Hancock Airport from the City of Syracuse to the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority.  

Hancock was the last major airport in the state to make the switch.  Mayor Stephanie Miner says it will allow the airport to realize its full potential.  

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Sports
1:38 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Mike Tirico WAER Hall of Fame Induction

The placque that will hang on the Wall of Fame
Dana Sulit

WAER inducted celebrated broadcaster Mike Tirico into its Hall of Fame on February 28, 2014 in a ceremony on the Campus of Syracuse University.

Enjoy these images from the evening's festivities.

Elizabeth first came to WRKF as a host and board operator in 2002. Since then she has worked extensively in radio in Baton Rouge before heading south of the border to Mexico for two and a half years. She's thrilled to be home in Louisiana and back at WRKF. In her spare time she enjoys music, dancing, and talking to strangers.

BULLYING
12:44 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Nottingham HS Seniors Hope to Take "Bully Proof" Public Relations Campaign Nationally

An anti-bullying campaign created by Claire Breed and Deasia Hawkins.

Two Nottingham High School Seniors are waiting to see if their “Bully Proof” campaign to shield and stop others from bullying will advance from the State level to a national competition.

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GREEN BUILDINGS
6:48 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Destiny USA Celebrates LEED Gold Anniversary

A poster shows which tenants at Destiny USA have taken steps to become LEED Certified
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Destiny USA marked its second full year of LEED Gold certification Thursday by recognizing 44 store owners for also being energy efficient. The award for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design,” or LEED, is given to tenants that meet the sustainability requirements.  Puma took top honors for going LEED Platinum.

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Mark Jenkins reviews movies for NPR.org, as well as for reeldc.com, which covers the Washington, D.C., film scene with an emphasis on art, foreign and repertory cinema.

Jenkins spent most of his career in the industry once known as newspapers, working as an editor, writer, art director, graphic artist and circulation director, among other things, for various papers that are now dead or close to it.

He covers popular and semi-popular music for The Washington Post, Blurt, Time Out New York, and the newsmagazine show Metro Connection, which airs on member station WAMU-FM.

Tax Tips
4:48 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Tax Tips for Parents, Self-Employed, the AMT and more

Listen to any of the 2014 Tax Tips you might have missed from the week of Feb 24-28...or those you want to hear again. 

Lots of joys and frustrations come from being a parent.  Well at tax time, you want to use your mom or dad status to your advantage.

Dependents, Deductions, Credits, Schedules – all figure into Tax Time.  But there could be an alternative thing to think about – here’s a ‘head-up’.

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH
1:36 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Porter Elementary Students Celebrate MLK Through Acts of Kindness

Porter Primary Select Chorus performs "We Are the World."
Credit John Smith/WAER News

Porter Elementary students performed a song today in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The school’s first ever Peace Assembly was held as Black History Month comes to a close.

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11:46 am
Thu February 27, 2014

WAER Inducts Mike Tirico Into Its Hall of Fame

Lead in text: 
Veteran broadcaster Mike Tirico becomes the 5th person inducted into the WAER Hall of Fame. The ceremony takes place on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 5:30 PM in Newhouse III on the campus of Syracuse University.
Mike Tirico '88 Enshrined on WAER-FM Wall of Fame Award-winning journalist Ted Koppel '60 and award-winning sports broadcaster Mike Tirico '88 share many things in common. Both are SU alumni, and both have risen to the top of the broadcast profession.
Diversity in Sports Media
6:45 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Former WAER Broadcasters Address Race, Gay Rights, Business Issues in Sports

ESPN Host and Broadcast Anish Shroff (L) and Comcast Sportsnet Houston Host and Reporter Howard Chen in Syracuse to talk about diveristy in sports.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

Some former WAER Sportscasters having success on the largest stages of sports broadcasting shared their opinions Wednesday on topics ranging from race, to gay rights, and diversity.  ESPN Host and Play-by-Play broadcaster Anish Shroff, Comcast Sportsnet Houston Host and Reporter Howard Chen and KILT Houston Sports radio Host Nick Wright were part of “Making the Calls: The State of Diversity in Sports Media,”  hosted by Syracuse University’s Newhouse School.

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