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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This week on Science on the Radio Dr. Marvin Druger talks about the Sun. You'll hear specific details about our source of light and heat such as how far away from earth is it?  What is the Sun's chemical makeup ? And just how hot is the surface of the Sun?

 

All of that and of course a well-timed joke or two, this week on Science on the Radio. You can hear Science on the Radio Wednesday evenings at 8:35pm on WAER.

 

 

Katie Zilcosky

On Syracuse's Southside, a 3 acre urban farm is growing fresh produce on the former site of nearly abandoned apartments. While Brady Farm sits in an area of high concentrated poverty, it's working towards change in more ways than just supplying accessible and affordable food. As a part of City Limits' series "On the Front Lines," Katie Zilcosky spent the day at Brady Farm learning about its larger goal.

"On The Front Lines" is made possible by the Central New York Community Foundation. 


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Thursday August 16th, 2018 is a day that will weigh heavy on the hearts of music fans for quite some time. That was the day that we said goodbye to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Over the years her music touched countless lives and inspired generations. 

WAER General Manager Joe Lee sat down with Syracuse Jazz Fest Founder Frank Malfitano to discuss the legacy of the late Aretha Franklin.


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Sometimes perfectly fine to eat, sometimes dangerous to consume, and often times a tricky pronunciation. That right this week's episode of Science on the Radio with Dr Marvin Druger looks at different kinds of musshrooms.

Dr Druger will let us know how we can distinguish which are safe to eat and which we should avoid.  And if you're on the fence about edible mushrooms, what are the nutritional benefits of eating them? Find out by listening to Science on the Radio.


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Mars, the object of many science fiction writers attention, well know for it's red appearance and of course the topic of conversation this week on Science on the Radio.

Dr Marvin Druger will educate us on a number issues related to Mars including, what is the largest obstacle to colonizing Mars? How close is Mars to the Sun? And where does Mars rank in terms of size? All of that and more flying your way this week with Science on the Radio.


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Syracuse’s high poverty rate means many households don’t own or have access to a car.  That can limit job searches to areas reached by foot, bike, bus, or a combination of the three, making it difficult for someone in poverty to find work.  

In this episode of City Limits Scott Willis explores how the area’s transit system and infrastructure works for those trying to get around without a car, and ways they might be improved.


This week on Stage Right Radio, Stephen Shepherd sits down with Kassandra Melendez-Ramirez, Maggie Donnelly, and Jason Luscier to discuss Syracuse Shakespeare In-The-Park's August comedy in Thornden park, "The Merry Wives of Windsor."

You'll also hear a scene reading from Jason & Maggie, and a game in which the guests try to guess whether or not certain Merry Wives productions actually happened.


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The pursuit of science is often a lifelong process of learning. But what systems are in place to ensure that those unterested in pursuing a career in science are adequately prepared? This week on Science on the Radio, Dr. Marvin Druger talks about the available high school science programs preparing young people to pursue a career in Science.

Get more from Science on the radio automatically by connecting with us in Apple Podcasts.


Ice Cold Beer Here!

Aug 2, 2018
Onondaga Historical Association

It's often been uttered that "the past should stay in the past". We're are set to disagree with that statement this week on The 315. The Onondaga Historical Association is planning to launch a new version of the once classic Congress Beer. This week Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss are joined by one of the men behind the return, Bob Searing. They discuss the history of Congress Beer, the history of brewing in Syracuse, and the flavor profile of Congress Beer.

Catch more of what's happening in Central New York by connecting with us in Apple Podcasts or on Stitcher.


Music discovery is nothing new to host of the World Cafe, Talia Schlanger. For the final installment of Sound of the Season this summer Talia joins the program to discuss the journey of discovering new music on an international level. 

This week we also hear about up and coming Canadian artists, what cuts make the summertime swimming playlist, and something called "chunk-playlists". 


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