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...
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 Hostcathomas@syr.edu
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 Directordasulit@syr.edu
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...
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 Supportjaweekes@syr.edu
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 Managerjblee01@syr.edu
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, Producerjssmit05@syr.edu
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 and Operations Managerkfrahmhi@syr.edu
I honestly can’t remember a time when I wasn’t a public radio listener. Both of my parents were public school teachers, so I thought everyone grew up listening to public radio as your main source for news information and entertainment. Growing...
Host - Common Threadsnewfolknow@netscape.net
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.