Kevin Kloss

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 remember. From Sports Talk, to Public Radio storytelling, to Alternative Rock I always found something different about each format that I appreciate. 

 As a student at Onondaga Community College in 2008 I had the opportunity to intern with Gomez and Dave on TK99 and I learned so much about the craft of putting together a successful morning show. I finished up my Radio Production degree at SUNY Fredonia, as an active member of their student radio program, hosting a weekly sports talk show.

 In 2011 I started working for the Mars Hill Network in Syracuse as their Morning Show Sports Announcer and ended up working as their Traffic Manager. Eventually I would transition into their Program Director and after nearly six years at the network I accepted a position with WAER. As someone who has enjoyed storytelling podcasts for years joining WAER has been a true pleasure. The opportunity to share stories from members of a community that has been my home for nearly my entire life was what drew me to WAER. 

  When I’m not poking around the radio station I enjoy taking day trips with my wife Chelsea and our son Jack.  

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To start this week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast we take a look at some unknown name and new faces around Syracuse University Athletics. First up is Matt Keller. You might not know his name but he's the one who makes SU's Special Teams unit go. WAER's Connor Federico will get you up to speed.

And on the hardwood  Syracuse University Basketball has a lot new names and faces on this year's squad. Jack Patel orchestrates a tour of whose new for SU Basketball this season.

Pop Life continues this week as Joe Lee and Geoff Herbert discuss the current state of singing competition shows. What makes The Voice, a different kind of show than American Idol? And what's our reaction to Fox's new singing show The Four? 

Also this week the guys dive into Season 2 of Stranger Things, but no spoilers on this show! If you like what you hear make sure to subscribe in ITunes for automatic delivery of new episodes.

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Lobsters comprise a family of large marine crustaceans.

Lobsters have long bodies with muscular tails, and live in crevices or burrows on the sea floor. Three of their five pairs of legs have claws, including the first pair, which are usually much larger than the others. Highly prized as seafood, lobsters are economically important, and are often one of the most profitable commodities in coastal areas they populate

Find out even more about our little friend the Lobster this week with Dr. Marvin Druger on Science on the Radio.

When Nora McInerny's dad died, she lost his stories. The ones she's not sure she's remembering correctly, and the ones she never knew – like those from his time as a Recon Marine in Vietnam. Nora meets some of the men with whom her dad served, and discovers how a single day in 1968 shaped a group of boys into the mercurial, complicated men they would become.

To be successful in College Football it's important that you have a strong recruiting presence. That requires that you are able to find and attract top high school talent from different parts of the country.

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, Dana Gray reports that you might just be surprised at what state has brought SU Football the majority of it's recent talent.

Recently the press has been having a field day with all the scandals emerging from big time actors and directors to prominent members of the media.It's all coming at such a blinding pace, it's enough to make your head spin.

Fear not, Pop Life has you covered. WAER's Joe Lee and Syracuse.com's Geoff Herbert fill you in on what happens when Good Actors Do Bad Things.

If you enjoyed this episode of Pop Life, make sure to subscribe in ITunes for automatic delivery of future episodes.

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Representatives of Facebook, Twitter and Google are meeting with the House and Senate Intelligence Committees on Wednesday to discuss Russia's use of their platforms to spread disinformation. The panels are investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.

 NPR has provided a live stream that you will able to watch right here on WAER.org 

The Live Stream will begin at 2pm. 

You'll most likely never pick up the latest version of the Madden video game and see a kicker on the cover. But they are still a vital part of a successful football team, college or professional. 

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, Sean Salisbury looks at the positive and negative of kicking for a major college football team. Plus, an inside look at Syracuse University's Senior Kick Cole Murphy.

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Everyone should remember the solar eclipse that occurred this past August and captivated the country. This week on Science on The Radio we'll take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of the science that resulted in the phenomenon that was front and center this past Summer.

When is it safe to stare directly at the eclipse? And when is the next total solar eclipse going to occur in North America? Find out this week on Science on The Radio.

You can hear Science on The Radio every Wednesday Night at 8:35 on WAER. 

The plot of a walk on College Football player rising through the ranks to  assume a position of importance has fueled many Hollywood movies. But, truth be told it is much more than an elaborate work of fiction.

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, Tyler Aki reports that this year's Clemson team is adding to the walk on legacy. 

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