Fresh Air on WAER Main Channel

Opening the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics. 

Marketplace on WAER Main Channel

In-depth focus on the latest business news both nationally and internationally, the global economy, and wider events linked to the financial markets. The only national daily business news program originating from the West Coast, Marketplace  is noted for its timely, relevant and accessible coverage of business, economics and personal finance

Sunday Night Blues on WAER Main Channel

Every Sunday night from 6-10, local blues harmonica player Matt Lomeo sits in and gives Central New Yorkers some down home old style blues. Considered the longest running blues show in Syracuse, Sunday Night Blues has been supplying blues fans a healthy dosage of both national and local blues talent. From national acts such as Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson and Little Charlie and the Nightcats to great local artists such as Dirty Pool and Roosevelt Dean, Sunday Night Blues leaves no stone unturned when it comes to bringing the audience the best blues music in town.

Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage guarantees listeners the best seats in the house for new performers and established artists. It's a two-hour weekly exploration of the exciting and spontaneous sound of live performance, offering intelligent, contemporary music seasoned with traditional and roots artists.

Hosted by Larry Groce, the program occasionally takes a road trip to bring music lovers rare and special events as they happen. For example, listeners enjoyed front row seats at a Nashville hot spot, joining enthusiastic fans in a salute to the Fairfield Four, legends in a cappella gospel. With Mountain Stage, listeners are treated to the performers and the place.

Beale Street Caravan on WAER Main Channel

A one hour non commercial radio series broadcasting live recordings of Memphis music and its derivative forms. Each program presents seasoned veterans alongside up and coming artists recorded at festivals and venues throughout the United States. Music industry experts and celebrities liven up each program with serialized inside commentary about the history & process of the music.

All Things Considered on WAER Main Channel

In-depth reporting and transformed the way listeners understand current events and view the world. Every weekday, hear two hours of breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special - sometimes quirky - features.  

Sunday Afternoon Blues on WAER Main Channel

Duane Coughenour delivers "Rock and Roots and Rhythm and Blues" as he explores blues of the past and present.

B3 Bonanza on WAER Main Channel

The B-3 Bonanza, hosted by Eric Cohen, has closed out the jazz week on a funky note since 1996. Airing Friday afternoons from 3-4 pm, the Bonanza is a weekly showcase of some of the best Hammond B-3 organists both past and present.
From legends like Jimmy Smith, Richard "Groove" Holmes and Brother Jack McDuff to some of today's premier players such as Joey DeFranceso, Tony Monaco and the group Soulive, the Bonanza offers up something for all fans of the organ.

David Dye is a longtime Philadelphia radio personality whose music enthusiasm has captivated listeners of World Cafe® since 1991. World Cafeis produced by WXPN, the public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania.

The Thistle and Shamrock on WAER Main Channel

Each week listeners join award-winning host Fiona Ritchie to explore the evolving Celtic musical traditions of Europe and North America. In addition to well-known artists and selections, Ritchie introduces curious listeners to Celtic influences in World and contemporary music, and investigates other distant landscapes and genres.