People

  • Development Assistant

    I was born and raised in Lowville, NY, on a dairy farm.  My first exposure to radio was in the barn.  My dad would have the radio on while he was milking and doing chores.  We didn’t have a radio in the house so I would listen in the barn.  I...

  • 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...

  • Assistant Marketing Director

    I joined the WAER team during my freshman year at Syracuse University, largely unsure of what I planned to study. Since then, working with the station has allowed me to understand with more confidence and clarity what I wish to do with the rest...

  • Music Director

    I have had the pleasure of being a part of WAER going back to my days as a student at Syracuse in the early 1990s.  I began working in the sports department eventually getting a chance to call SU basketball and football games.  However...my...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.  

  • Development Director - (315) 443-5253

    I began my fundraising career with WAER in 2000 and have enjoyed every minute since.  I have had the pleasure of meeting some amazing people over the past thirteen years, both members and alumni of WAER.  Meeting and working with these friends...

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