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

Many things can be debated, one thing that cannot is that opioid abuse is a serious problem. It's been a prime time headline and a major cause for concern all around the country. This week on Science on the Radio, Dr. Marvin Druger sheds some light on the controversial substance that produces morphine-like effects.
 

Catch Science on the Radio each Wednesday Night at 8:35 on WAER. To get new episodes delivered to you automatically subscibe in Apple Podcasts.

New music releases hit the scene just about every week. But every once and a while a new release not only delivers quality music but also puts  people on notice.

This week on Pop Life Joe Lee is joined by CNNMoney's Lisa Respers France to discuss the latest album from The Carters. Also, ABC plans to continue Roseanne, but without Roseanne. Hear about it on this edition of Pop Life.

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Glue. It's one of most well know household adhesives. The stuff that no matter how hard you try and hide it, little children will always find it and have a desire to play with it. And while we have all probably used it at one point or another how much do we actually know about it?

Luckily this week on Science on the Radio , Dr. Marvin Druger will fill us in on everything we need need to know about the sticky substance.

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For those who diligently follow the world of science and it's rich history you are probably familiar with Madame Curie. And it just so happens,she's the focus of this week's Science on the radio with Dr. Marvin Druger.

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With days and nights filled with constant comings and goings sometimes it's important to just take the time to get away. But at the end of a long week many of us don't feel like taking another long drive. For Central New Yorkers looking to relax the, Black Creek Farm Bed & Breakfast might be just what you need.

Increasingly public schools have to do far more for children than teach reading, math and other subjects.  They’ve become the first line of defense against poverty for the school kids and their families.  Services from nutrition and health, to housing, child care and mental health have become necessities for schools to handle – if they want the students to be in school and prepared to learn. 

WAER’s Chris Bolt spent some time in Franklin Elementary School and found out school social workers are an indispensable link between poverty and school success.

Just a few months ago the reboot of the popular television show Roseanne was the talk of the town. It was commended for its wit and humor, while addressing the currently political climate.  Fast forward to today and it is still the talk of the town but this time due to its cancellation. 

This week on Pop Life Joe Lee is joined by Bob Thompson to discuss the fallout from the controversial tweet from actress Roseanne Barr

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The numbers are staggering.  On any given day, about 25 Syracuse residents are forced to pack up their belongings and find another place to live.  They’re among the 8,000 to 11,000 renters who are evicted every year in Syracuse.  That’s the highest rate in upstate New York.  Why evictions are so prevalent?  Where can people turn for help? 

As the political climate has shifted so has the perception of what is acceptable in terms of comedy. This week on Pop Life, WAER's Joe Lee is joined by  Jeff Kinsler of the Salt City Improv Theatre to answer the question, "can America take a joke?"

They'll also rewind the tape on Michelle Wolf's performance at the White House Correspondents Dinner to examine if her routine crossed the line. 

An estimated 200,000 Americans struggle with a severe form of Tourette’s syndrome,  and as many as one in 100 milder and less complex symptoms such as chronic motor or vocal tics. Often times leading to misinterpretation of their symptoms as behavioral problems.

WAER’s Alexandra Jennerjahn has this special report on one Syracuse University student who has taken his experience with Tourette’s and turned it into an opportunity to encourage others.

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