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

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What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word evolution? For most of us it's probably the name of well known naturalist Charles Darwin. And it would be correct to attribute some of the credit to Darwin. But, it would be incorrect to credit Darwin alone. Dr. Marvin Druger explains how the theory came to be this week on Science on the Radio


Football coaches often talk about how important it is two excel in all three phases of the game. That's Offense, Defense and the often overlooked Special Teams. For Syracuse University football, a considerable amount of their early success can be atttributed to their strong play on special teams.

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, WAER's Drew Carter takes a look at some of the players making a difference on special teams so far this year.

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More than 95% of those who go into jail or prison after being convicted and sentenced for a crime come out.  Ex inmates find barriers to work, affordable and safe housing, and dealing with mental health and possible addiction problems.   They’ve served their sentence, paid their debt to society.  Yet the prospect of poverty is all too real for those coming out.  Is this due to lack of community resources? … a built-in continued punishment even after serving their sentence?  … other personal challenges that need to be managed in order to avoid poverty, or a return to crime and more incarceration? 

Chris Bolt reports that help exists, such as a Re-entry Program through the Center for Community Alternatives in Syracuse, but it’s still a tricky road to navigate to beat poverty and the possibility of more crime and incarceration. 


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The Senate is taking a procedural vote on whether or not to move Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination forward. Watch the proceedings on the Senate floor live.

The Senate is expected to convene at 9:30 AM Eastern Time. Key Senators are expected to speak before voting begins. The vote is expected  to take place at approximately 10:30AM 

Let's Cook Syracuse

It's the end of a long day, you finally get home and now you have to answer the age old question, "What's for dinner?"  Cooking doesn't have to be difficult and in fact it can be fun and enjoyable.

Michele Bellso from Let's Cook Syracuse stops by this week on The 315 to discuss what she's doing to help encourage others to enjoy their time in the kitchen. Also find out what makes Joe such an incredible chef(his words) and Kevin's one area of cooking competence


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Getting and keeping a job is one of the best proven ways out of poverty. WAER's Brian Moore explores workforce development programs in Syracuse that are helping people gain skills and lasting employment. In the first episode of his series, he goes to the Catholic Charities culinary school program and learns how cooking is a step for many into a better life. 


It's rare for college football to have a true freshman break onto the scene and take the country by storm. That kind of fan fare is typically reserved for college basketball. Apparently, no one told that to Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who was recently named the team's starter. 

WAER's James Colgan chronicles the takeover of Trevor Lawrence this week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast


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The Senate Judiciary Committee is voting on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. A full Senate vote on the nomination is expected as early next week. Watch the proceeding live.

The video stream goes live at 1:30pm.

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When you get a scrape or a cut you first instinct might be to apply a band aid to help the healing. But, have you ever thought about the invention of the band aid? Who created it? What was the incident that inspired it's creation and eventual distribution? This week on Science on the Radio, Dr Marvin Druger will answer these questions and more. 


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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in high school, Christine Blasey Ford, are testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Watch the proceeding live.

The stream will go live at 10am

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