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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If your favorite show has ever been canceled perhaps you long for the day when it will get a reboot.  Well long no more Twin Peaks fans, after more than 25 years the David Lynch crime drama has returned.

This week Joe Lee and Bob Thompson recall the first two seasons of Twin Peaks as well as look forward to more of the reboot. That along with your weekly invitation to binge, introducing you to binge worthy television. 

This week on Pop Life Joe Lee and Bob Thompson look at the show that paved the way for reality television as we know it today. In May of 1992 MTV's The Real World essentially launched the modern reality TV genre. and this week our hosts look at how.

Joe and Bob will also offer their invitation to binge and tell us about shows we should consider binge watching. 

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This week on Science on the Radio Dr. Marvin Druger addresses the issue of Alzheimer's Disease. You'll found out how the disease was originally discovered, how many people are impacted by the disease in the United States, and newly emerging treatments. 

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

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast if you're looking for parity, you'll find it in College Lacrosse. With the NCAA Tournament underway many are wondering who will come out on top.

With seven different teams holding the #1 ranking this year, that is very much still up for debate. This week WAER's Tyler Aki takes a look at this year's loaded NCAA Tournament field.

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This week on Science on the Radio Dr. Marvin Druger talks about the former planet known as Pluto. He also takes the time to discuss some newly discovered planets  and the star that they revolve around. Get the inside scoop on these newly discovered planets and space travel, this week during Science on the Radio.

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

Throughout sports history there are been plenty of father-son duos who have left their mark on the same game. In the NBA we have Dell Curry and Stephen Curry. In baseball Barry Bonds followed in the footsteps of his father Bobby. And in the NFL Archie Manning paved the way for his sons, Peyton and Eli.

For Syracuse Men's Lacrosse they have their own father-son tandem, but of a different sort. This week, WAER's Sam Rubinoff tells us the tale of Joe and Cal Paduda. 

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If you've ever wanted to know more about the Armadillo this weeks Science on the Radio is for you. Dr. Marvin Druger explains how the armadillo protects itself from predators, in what part of the world is armadillo a delicacy, and the unique makeup of their internal body temperature. 

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

This coming June when the first notes of Jazz are played on the campus of Onondaga Community College, the Syracuse Jazz Fest will turn 35. In honor of this landmark achievement WAER presents Jazz Fest 35, a look back at the history of the Syracuse Jazz Fest.

On this final episode Joe Lee and Frank Malfitano discuss this year's festival. Highlighting acts such as Marc Broussard, Asleep at the Wheel, and Ramsey Lewis. That and more on this  episode of Jazz Fest 35.

One of the murkier areas in college sports is the aspect of recruiting.  Thanks to the NCAA though, those lines are now more clearly defined for college lacrosse coaches. Recently the NCAA announced a rule that high school lacrosse players cannot begin their recruiting process until their junior year.  

WAER's Jake Marsh shares reaction to the rule change from players and coaches at both the high school and college levels.

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