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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Whether it's a Presidential debate, from the lips of a local reporter, or the national news, conversations about the future of our planet are constantly taking place. And no matter where you land on the politics surrounding climate change, there is no denying the need for education on the matter.

This week on The 315, Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss sit down with Meg Lowe, Sustainability Coordinator in the Energy Systems and Sustainability Management Department at Syracuse University.  The three of them chat about sustainability at Syracuse University, opportunities for education, and some upcoming events.


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With the 2020 Presidential election just weeks away, there has been a lot of discussion of how to approach the process of filling the void in the Supreme Court.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding hearings on President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Barrett would fill the seat left vacant with the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Watch the hearings live.

Coming off the bye week, Syracuse Football looks to get back to .500 this weekend as it takes on a struggling Duke. Hosts Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman are joined by Wes Durham leading up to the game to talk the matchup, the state of the ACC and everything in between.


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 Vice President Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris are debating in Salt Lake City. Their only face-off of the 2020 campaign comes with a wave of uncertainty with President Trump undergoing treatment for COVID-19. Follow live updates and fact-checks on the debate.

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 Did someone say bye week special? The Syracuse football team is off until October 10, so host Ben Shulman and guest host Max Chadwick take a look at the Georgia Tech game from a macro perspective. Also, Yellow Jackets SB Nation writer Jeff Cramer gives his reaction to the Orange's most recent win.


Change is in the air this fall!  Starting October 5th WAER adds the award-winning public affairs show 1A to the broadcast schedule.  Every day, 1A convenes a conversation about the most important issues of our time.  The show takes a deep and unflinching look at America, bringing context and insight to stories unfolding across the country and the world. 

 

Coming into the season, Georgia Tech was the team everyone assumed would be Syracuse's gimme win in the ACC. After two weeks though, that might no longer be the case. Hosts Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman are joined by Georgia Tech writers Robert Binion and Ken Sugiura to detail the Yellow Jackets.


After failing to reach the endzone in week one, the Syracuse offense has a tougher task this Saturday against a loaded Pitt defense. Hosts Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman preview the week two matchup with Brandon Ross, who will be calling the game for WAER. Also, WAER's Cooper Boardman joins the show to detail last week's remote broadcasting experience.


After many months with a lack of live theatre, Stage Right Radio is back with a new episode. Host/producer Stephen Shepherd sits down with director Bob Frame to discuss the upcoming Auburn Players outdoor production of "Antigone & Letters to Soldiers Lost." You'll also get to hear a scene reading from Binaifer Dabu and Anna Post.


When Enrique Cruz committed to Syracuse, he boosted the 2021 recruiting class to the best class for Syracuse since 2007. Hosts Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman caught up with Cruz to talk his recruitment, his play style, and his high school career.


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