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WAER works hard to bring you award-winning sports coverage in Central New York. With a Sports staff of more than 20 people, you get comprehensive coverage of Syracuse University Football, Men's Basketball, and Men's Lacrosse. The best play by play on the air combined with regular morning and afternoon sports updates make WAER the source for sports in Central New York. See the legacy video here. See what it's like being in WAER Sports00000176-de2c-dce8-adff-feeff0ff000000000176-de2c-dce8-adff-feeff0ff0003

WAER Sports Entries: Syracuse Press Club


105 -  BEST SPORTS STORY: "From the Marines to the Syracuse Sidelines."  

105 -  BEST SPORTS STORY: "Paving the Road"

Katie Kolinski has never played in a basketball game at Syracuse…yet she is already making school history. WAER’s Maura Sheridan explains the importance of Men's Coach Jim Boeheim’s grad assistant that is breaking barriers.

 105 -  BEST SPORTS STORY:  "Remembering an S.U. Legend"

Dick MacPherson led Syracuse to its second undefeated season in 1987. WAER’s Sam Rubinoff looks at the legacy the late Head Coach leaves behind ... not just on the field.

106 - BEST SPORTS SHOW:  Countdown to Kickoff: Pregame for Syracuse University vs. Clemson Football

Countdown to Kickoff is the pregame show, which incorporates many contributions from various staff members, including the host. Coordination is done by a producer who melds all the elements together as seamlessly as possible.

  106 - BEST SPORTS SHOW:  Countdown to Tipoff: Pregme for Syracuse Universtiy vs. Kansas Basketball

Pregame show for basketball broadcast, incorporating many pre-produced segments with live elements. The host and producer have to weave the various parts into the entire, entertaining show.

Chris Bolt, Ed.D. has proudly been covering the Central New York community and mentoring students for more than 30 years. His career in public media started as a student volunteer, then as a reporter/producer. He has been the news director for WAER since 1995. Dedicated to keeping local news coverage alive, Chris also has a passion for education, having trained, mentored and provided a platform for growth to more than a thousand students. Career highlights include having work appear on NPR, CBS, ABC and other news networks, winning numerous local and state journalism awards.