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.  

Ways to Connect


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.

Photography by Kien Nguyen

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.

Christopher Schodt

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. 

President Trump is addressing the nation Monday night, beginning at 9:00 PM ET, on U.S. engagement and "the path forward" in Afghanistan and South Asia. Senior U.S. officials tell NPR that the president is expected to order about 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan.

The decision follows months of deliberation within the Trump Administration, involving top military commanders, political advisers and even enlisted veterans of the nearly 16-year war. NPR journalists from across the newsroom are offering context and analysis about President Trump's remarks.

Fred Espenak / NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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.


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.

Photography by Jacqui Ipp

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. 

Photography by Jacqui Ipp

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