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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Are you feeling hot today? No, not because of the Summer weather but rather the Global Surface Temperature. That's the topic of conversation this week on Science on the Radio with your host Dr. Marvin Druger. What contributes to the steady rise of our average global surface temperature? And what roles does El Nino play in all of this? Find out this week on Science on the Radio.

Hear Science on the Radio each Wednesday Night at 8:35 on WAER.

Season Three of Invisibilia continues this Friday at 7pm on WAER. Last week Hanna Rosin and Alix Spiegel asked the question, how is it possible for two people to look at the exact same thing but see something completely different.

This week the focus is shifting and they'll be exploring if there is a part of ourselves that we don't acknowledge, that we don't even have access to and that might make us ashamed if we encountered it.

Tune in for the answers from Invisiblia, Friday at 7pm on WAER. 

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Many of us recognize the image of three-dimensional DNA when we see it, but how much do we actually know about its discovery? Who deciphered it? When was it is discovered? And what are the components that make up the three-dimensional image that we have come to recognize?  Wonder no more, Dr. Marvin Druger has the answers this week on Science on the Radio.

You can hear Science on the Radio each Wednesday Night at 8:35 on WAER.

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Christopher Wray, President Trump’s nominee for FBI Director, faces the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday for his confirmation hearing. Wray would replace James Comey, whom Trump fired in May. Wray served in the Justice Department under President George W. Bush and currently works on white-collar crime at an international law firm.

Given Comey's dismissal and ongoing investigations into Russian interference in the U.S. election and potential ties to the Trump campaign, senators are expected to press Wray on his independence and integrity.

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  Donald Trump Jr. tweeted images of emails regarding his 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer on Tuesday. An intermediary said he could connect Trump Jr. with people who had information "that would incriminate Hillary [Clinton]... and would be very useful to your father." Trump Jr. agreed to the meeting, which former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Trump son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner also attended in June 2016.

Remember when AMC was the place to go for black and white classic movies? Long gone are those days and AMC has emerged as a growing source of content creation. This week on Pop Life, Joe Lee and Bob Thompson look at the transformation of AMC and the creation of hits like Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and The Walking Dead.

If you enjoy Pop Life, subscribe to the podcast for automatic delivery. And if you get your podcasts from ITunes leave a review telling us why you enjoy the show

This week, Republicans in Congress will try to rally votes behind a bill that proposes major changes to the way Americans get health care and how much they pay. In Central New York, many thousands could be affected. Use this Q&A to explore how the bill would affect you. And stay tuned to WAER for continuing coverage of the GOP Health Care Bill from NPR.

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This week on Science on the Radio Dr Marvin Druger will discuss the great Leonrado da Vinci. Most of us are aware of Da Vinci's stunning works of art, but did you know he also made many contributions to science? Hear about his contributions to the military, air travel, and anatomy this week on Science on the Radio.

You can hear Science on the Radio each Wednesday Night at 8:30 on WAER.

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Season Three of Invisibilia starts July 7th at 7PM on WAER. Invisibilia Season 3 tackles emotions, probing a radically new way of looking at some fundamental questions: Where do emotions come from? Can racism be cured? How is it that two people can look out the window at the exact same thing and see something completely different?

In anticipation of  Season Three, WAER's Chris Bolt sat down with hosts Hanna Rosin and Alix Spiegel to highlight their latest episodes and get an inside look at their process.

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Charles Lindbergh, most often recognized as an American Aviator, U.S. Air Mail Pilot, Inventor, and Explorer, is the subject of this week's Science on the Radio. Dr. Marvin Druger will discuss what prompted Charles to complete the first nonstop transatlantic flight. 

You can hear Science on the Radio each Wednesday Night at 8:30 on WAER.

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