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.
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.
A Syracuse-based task force is mobilizing the public to raise awareness for one of the most highly discriminated groups in the country: transgender people. These meetings, which began Tuesday at All Saints Parish in Syracuse, are a wake-up call, highlighting the inequalities most transgender individuals face, said Vince Sgambati, a member of the task force.
Central New Yorkers may have seen Dot Foods trucks around the area, but always wondered: just what is Dot Foods? The Syracuse-area branch of the nation’s largest food re-distributor continues to grow, along with the rest of the company. WAER’s Scott Willis recently took a tour of their Liverpool facility to find out what they do and what makes them so successful:
The simple act of eating a meal or snack can include with it myriad thoughts and feelings for women in Central New York and elsewhere. Mental and emotional aspects of eating can become entangled with body image questions and eating disorders.
Two cases decided Thursday by New York’s highest court give defendants more ability to say they were bullied by police during interrogations. One local attorney puts into perspective how it might change police interview practices.
Michael Tomsic became a full-time reporter for WFAE in August 2012. Before that, he reported for the station as a freelancer and intern while he finished his senior year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Heââ
AARP is lobbying for support for New Yorkers who spend a lot of time caring for the elderly in their homes, following a 2013 report on New York state elderly care. The report finds that four million unpaid family caregivers are struggling to balance their jobs with helping elderly family members.