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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Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, and Florida State. Those are some of the major contenders year in and year out in college football. Those squads are filled with 5 star recruits. But, for those athletes who don't immediately land at a major program, there is another way.

This week WAER's Jake Marsh explores the path from junior college to division one college football.

During week one of the NFL season fans were treated to a landmark event. Two minority head coaches made their debut in the same game as the Broncos and Chargers went head to head.

In college football, Dino Babers is one of 15 minority head coaches in 128 division one football programs. And, he is the only minority head coach in the ACC.

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, Drew Carter examines the state of minority coaches in football. 

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Cholesterol, it's something most of feel we are battling our entire lives. There is good cholesterol and bad cholesterol but the balancing of those two is a tricky equation to solve. This week on Science on the radio Dr. Marvin Druger looks at Statins, the medication that helps try to limit the bad cholesterol while maintaining the good.

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

The uptempo offense that coach Dino Babers brought to Syracuse last season has brought a level of excitement to SU Football. But, Syracuse football hasn't always held that distinction. Back in the mid 1980s  the football program took a big step forward largely because of the late Dick MacPherson. 

WAER's Tim Scott takes us back in time to examine the success of the 1987 football team that ultimately ended up in the Sugar Bowl.

The weekdays are hectic, and sometimes things get lost in the shuffle. WAER Week in Review is an opportunity for you to catch up on some of the top stories to come out of WAER this past week. 

We starts with sports, where Technology is improving at such a rapid pace it's hard not to notice it in our every day lives. Self driving cars, wireless headphones, and college football? Yes, even the Saturday sports darling of college football is seeing the game changed by the advancements in technology.

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This week on Science on the radio, Dr. Marvin Druger takes a look at fraud. Even the world of science has fallen victim to fraud  from time to time. As far back as 1912 the scientific community has been dealing with the issue of fraud, including an attempt to draw a direct link between apes and humans.

Hear more about the struggle between fraud and scientific discovery with Marvin Druger on this week's science on the Radio.

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

This week we welcome back the Best of WAER Sports Podcast.  Technology is improving at such a rapid pace it's hard not to notice it in our every day lives. Self driving cars, wireless headphones, and college football? Yes, even the Saturday sports darling of college football is seeing the game changed by the advancements in technology.

WAER's Noah Eagles fills us in on how virtual reality is changing college football and specifically the Syracuse Orange.

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This week on Masters of Scale with Red Hoffman, what’s the secret to Silicon Valley? And can any other region nurture such a thriving startup scene? Linda Rottenberg, CEO of Endeavor, makes the case that a startup culture can be nurtured almost anywhere, so long as you have the raw ingredients — namely, a few initial entrepreneurs with access to capital and a willingness to pay it forward.

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2015 was a big year for Gravitational Waves as they were detected, confirming Albert Einsteins prediction that they existed back in 1916. If you've ever seen a ripple on a wave of water then you've witnessed Gravitational Waves.  What causes these waves? That's the topic of Science on the Radio this week, as Dr. Marvin Drugers take us on another exploration of knowledge.

Also this week you'll hear how the waves were detected and what that means for future scientific studies.

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

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This week brings the fourth edition of Masters of Scale on WAER.  Red Hoffman will be joined by Nancy Lublin of the Crisis Text Line.   To succeed, entrepreneurs need a good idea, timing, money, luck. But more than anything, they need grit. Don’t confuse grit with sheer persistence; it’s not about charging up the same hill, again and again. The sort of grit you need to scale a business is less reliant on brute force. It’s actually one part determination and one part ingenuity — the ability to generate an endless supply of Plans B. 

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