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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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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He's Alive..... That's right Dr. Marvin Druger is alive and well and ready to talk about the scientific aspects of Frankenstein. The 1818 novel by Mary Shelley may be a classic work of fiction but the story itself is rooted in science. We'll dive into the history of the author and how the novel was received at the time of it's publication.

Plus, what can we learn from the fictional experiment of Frankenstein?  That's all coming up this week on Science on the Radio.

Snowy weather, basketball, and salt potatoes. Three things that Syracuse is arguably best known for, but what about trivia? Yes, the trivia scene is alive and well in Central New York and this week on The 315 the guys are joined by the owner of The Syracuse Trivia Company Brian Cocca. 

This week's show also contains a highly controversial trivia battle between Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss. Listen to see who comes out on top. Hint: It's really ugly.

Plus an audio tour of the Hawley Green District by Laura and Cindy, Co-Owners of Laci's Tapas Bar. 


This week on Stage Right Radio Stephen Shepherd sits down with Marisa Valent & Meghan Lees to discuss the new Syracuse area community theatre organization Upstate Shakespeare, and their inaugural show, Othello. You'll also hear a brief monologue from Miquon Jackson, who portrays the title character, and a game where the ladies try to guess whether or not certain Othello productions actually happened.


WAER continues it's four-part series diving into the waters of music discovery this week with Patrick Tuohey from the Spark Contemporary Arts Space. He's an active member of the local music community, booking and promoting shows in Central and Western New York.

Our conversation includes what goes into booking the perfect show, the continued relevance of physical media, and some emerging indie artists that should be on our radar. Hear our full conversation below and view the track list to check out music from this week's episode. 


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If you've experienced an earthquake then you problem know what's coming when you start to feel that shaking and hear the rumbling.  This week on Science on the Radio, Dr Marvin Druger takes a look at the science behind this natural diaster. 

What areas of the country are most susceptible to earthquakes? What equipment is used to measure the size of an earthquake? And how big would an earthquake need to be for you to actually feel the plates shifting? Hear the answers to those questions and more this week on Science on the Radio.

 

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Sounds of the Season continues and this week we take the time to examine what is happening muscially on a local level. Joining host Kevin Kloss this time around is Jess Novak from the Jess Novak Band. She's been an active member of the music community for a number of years and talks about how she's seen it change in that time.

She also gives us some names of local musicians to give a try, along with sharing  her experience as a female musician in Central New York.


The USDA estimates that there are 45 million people in America using SNAP.  City Limits Katie Zilcosky examines how proposed changes to the food nutrition program will impact local families, food security, and agriculture in our region.

In 2017, there were some 798 homeless in the greater Syracuse area living in emergency shelters or transitional housing.  Many were unsheltered.  This episode of City Limits on the Front Lines, supported by the Central New York Community Foundation, is a story of personal redemption, shared responsibility, and the power of community. 

Joe Lee joined Al-Amin Muhammad, once a homeless statistic himself, and a dedicated core of volunteers one Saturday morning as they set out to change lives one sandwich at a time.

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