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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The excitement has been building for weeks and weeks. Today the solar eclipse will finally be here. It will darken the skies along a path from Oregon to South Carolina. It's the first eclipse that will be seen from coast to coast in 99 years. Millions will don special glasses or watch through pinhole projectors. Eclipse enthusiasts say totality never disappoints. Follow this live updating map tracking the position of the eclipse across the United States.

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This week on Science on the Radio, Dr Marvin Druger takes a dip into the world of Dolphins. Largely regarded as one of the smartest marine mammals in the world, Dr Druger will examine the unique way that Dolphins communicate.  We'll also examine the Dolphin family tree, letting you know what other animals they're related to and which is the most popular dolphin. That's all coming up this week on Science on the Radio

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

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Reid Hoffman is back this week with another episode of Masters of Scale. One of his guests this week is Google's Eric Schmidt.

Google has succeeded by innovating again and again. Not just search, but GMail and GoogleDocs and even self-driving cars. Their secret? They don’t tell their employees how to innovate; they manage the chaos. Eric Schmidt—CEO of Google since 2001 and now Chairman of parent company Alphabet—shares the controversial management techniques he created to cultivate an environment of free-flowing ideas plus disciplined decision making that lead to breakthrough ideas. 


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Masters of Scale continues this week on WAER featuring a conversation with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerber.

Did you know that the passenger pigeon was the most abundant bird in North America at one time with over five billion birds at it's population peak? This week on Science on the Radio Dr Marvin Druger will not only discuss the rise of this one-time popular bird but also ultimately it's fall.

Also, listen this week to hear about some theories on ways to restore the Passenger Pigeon to existence. 

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This week on Masters of Scale Red Hoffman sits down with Airbnb's Brian Chesky. If you want your company to truly scale, you first have to do things that don't scale. Handcraft the core experience. Get your hands dirty. Serve your customers one-by-one. And don't stop until you know exactly what they want.

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The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing Wednesday morning about foreign agents and attempts to influence the U.S. election. The panel is among the bodies investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Senators had requested Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chairman, to appear as witnesses. Instead, they are in closed-door discussions for now.

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This week on Science on the Radio Dr. Marvin Druger discusses marijuana. You won't hear a debate whether to legalize the drug or not. What you will hear is a description of what makes up the controversial plant. You'll also hear about the potential use of medicinal marijuana.

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

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Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, told lawmakers in a statement on Monday that he "did not collude... with any foreign government."

Kushner is meeting behind closed doors with the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday and the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. Both panels are investigating Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election and whether any members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.

Each Wednesday this August WAER will bring you Masters of Scale hosted by Reid Hoffman. This program from PRI  picks the brain of some of the most recent successful entrepreneurs. 

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