People

  • News Director

    Maybe I was destined for a career in radio when I built my first stereo receiver from a Heathkit box…then later spent time running wires over beer-stained floors for local bands in Colorado bars.  I remember becoming enamored with Public Radio...

  • Office Manager, Program Host

    Born and raised in Syracuse, Cora Thomas began working at Syracuse University in 1988.  Cora has been a radio personality for over 20 years.  In addition to hosting her weekly Sunday Morning Gospel program, Cora spends her weekdays as WAER's...

  • Broadcast Engineer

    I got hooked on the craft of Radio in Buffalo as a child when I first heard a station run a local re-creation of Orson Wells "War of the Worlds". Then I started to be interested in what made the parts all work, how things fit...

  • Development Director - Corporate Support

    I was born and raised in Syracuse and always thought that someday I’d "escape" upstate New York winters, but after meeting my future husband literally in my own back yard, I ended up firmly planting roots in CNY.  The level of revitalization...

  • Corporate Support Representative

    I’ve been a public radio geek most of my life because of a deep love of music and learning.  Public broadcasting has been the best place to incorporate these values into my daily routine.  While working in sales for most of the past 25 years,...

  • Director & General Manager

    I've loved music for as long as I can remember.  As a boy I often found myself thumbing through my mother's records and staring at the album cover artwork.  It's how I developed the biggest crush on Minnie Riperton and Natalie Cole.  I later...

  • Host, Reporter, Producer

    Thanks for visiting my page.  My career has been quite the journey and it's a long road before I arrived to WAER.  As a kid, I was always intrigued by microphones, singers  and music.  My parents bought me a cheap tape recorder at 5 1/2 (if you...

  • Content & Operations Manager

     I’ve always been enamored by the allure of radio. Maybe it was because my father worked in radio. Maybe it was the personal connection I felt with the hosts on the microphone. Whatever it was, I’ve been hooked on it for as long as I can...

  • Afternoon Host and Reporter

    My introduction to radio was an internship at WYSO in southwest Ohio, the public radio affiliate owned by Antioch College where I was a student. I was drawn in by the closeness and intimacy of radio storytelling and the power of...

  • Host - Common Threads

    Musician and photographer Larry Hoyt hosts the weekly program Common Threads which features an entertaining mix of traditional folk music and selections from the growing field of acoustically-based singer/songwriters.  

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