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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Gravitational Waves are disturbances in the curvature of spacetime, generated by accelerated masses, that propagate as waves outward from their source at the speed of light.  If that sounds like a mouthful you'd be right. But don't worry Dr. Marvin Druger is here this week to make sure we all have a better understanding of how gravitational waves work and the origin of their study.

That's this week's Science on the Radio.


Sports are hard to predict, but let's be honest that's what makes it fun. The season so far for the Syracuse University Football team has featured some unexpected key players. This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast we'll hear the stories of a few of those players making a name for themsleves.

First, WAER's Anthony Mazzini gives us the inside scoop on Freshman Andre Cisco and what coach Dino Babers like most about the ball hawking defensive back. Then, Tim Leonard introduces us to Andre Szmyt the unlikely walk-on who won the kicking job and hasn't looked back.


Health care isn't always a priority if you're homeless or in poverty.  Many don't have access to care or can't afford it.  But there's a collaborative effort to help some organizations fill gaps in care by offering medical and mental health services in locations you might not expect.  In this episode of City Limits, Scott Willis profiles two programs that aim to put people on a path to recovery...and perhaps out of poverty.  


With Summer seemingly on it's last legs, the majority of us are packing up any notion of a road trip. But that's not the case for Jay Mobley and Hugh Yamada.  They recently embarked on a cycling journey to travel from Boston to LA, stopping to perform with their guitars along the way. 

They made a stop in Syracuse recently and dropped by WAER to chat about their journey. Hear their struggles, achievements, and a live performance this week on 'The 315'. 

Folk Alley is the newest addition to the WAER weekly music lineup. Starting September 19th listeners can hear Folk Alley Wednesday's at 8pm. The program takes the place of the long time NPR program Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz, which ceased distribution earlier this month.

Folk Alley presents an exciting, intelligent, and eclectic mix of the best traditional folk, Americana, contemporary singer/songwriters, and roots music, from the latest releases, classics, and exclusive in-studio Folk Alley Sessions and live concert recordings.

Each year a series of independant judges select the top 10 innovative life science projects and the winners are published in The Scientist Magazine. One of the projects you'll learn about is the development of a handheld blood testing. What do all these innovations have in common? They all contribute to helping citizen's abilities to live better individual lives. That's this week's Science on the Radio with Dr Marvin Druger.


Syracuse University Football is underway and with it, year three in the Dino Babers era. There are still plenty of questions to be answered but one area of comfort should be quarterback.  This week WAER's Meredith Kava reminds us QB is set not only for this season but potentially the next few years as well.

Also, the uptempo style of offense that Babers brought to SU the past few seasons relies on a strong running game. How equipped are the Orange to dominate through the run game? WAER's James Colgan tells us why we should feel confident. 


Science has been a part of our understanding the world around us for what seems like forever. The art form of Jazz also has a rich history in our world. But these two societal staples don't necessarily cross paths, right?

Well, think again this week on The 315 Joe Lee speaks with members of the Syracuse Academy of Science about this upcoming fundraiser that celebrates that very notion. 

Find more information about the event and ticket information here.


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Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh continue Wednesday  The 53-year-old Federal Judge is President Trump’s pick to fill the spot left vacant by Justice Anthony Kennedy, who retired in July. Democrats and Republicans are sharply divided over his nomination and the hearings will be a major political focal point leading up to the midterm elections.

Watch the first round of questions from Senators live.

Stephen Shepherd and many of his castmates from Central NY Playhouse's "The Mousetrap" discuss bringing this Agatha Christie drama to life, perform a couple of scenes, and further delve into the realm of murder mystery. 

Hear Stage Right Radio bi-weekly on HD3, Saturdays at 5pm and Wednesdays at 8pm.

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