Tag: Syracuse University

WAER Offers Tributes to Dave Brubeck

SYRACUSE -- Yesterday was a sad day for jazz fans worldwide, with the news of the passing of legendary jazz artist Dave Brubeck.  The musician died in Connecticut, just a day short of his ninety-second birthday.  Here in Central New York, hosts at WAER 88.3 went out of their way to demonstrate Brubeck's impact on […]

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Syracuse Grad to Host Overnights for CBS Sports Radio

SYRACUSE -- When the new CBS Sports Radio network launches on January 2, the lineup on "select stations" will include a graduate of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.  Damon Amendolara, who was Sports Director of WAER prior to graduating in 2001, has been assigned to the network's overnight shift.

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Galaxy CEO Levine to be Inducted to Newhouse School Gallery

SYRACUSE -- Galaxy Communications CEO and President Ed Levine will join a select group of Syracuse University alumni next weekend, when he's inducted to the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communcations Professional Gallery. Levine and the rest of the induction class of 2012 will be honored on Saturday, November 10.

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POTW: The Voice of the Orange at "Orange Madness" (2012)

SYRACUSE -- One week ago tonight, Syracuse University got fans pumped-up for the upcoming college basketball season with its annual "Orange Madness" pep rally in the Carrier Dome.  Thanks to one reader, we've got a floor-level look at part of the festivities.

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WAER Adding Greenwald and Musser to Hall of Fame

SYRACUSE -- Two former major league sportscasters who got their start at Syracuse University's WAER will be inducted to the station's Hall of Fame when WAER hosts its 65th anniversary celebration dinner tomorrow night.  The inductees include Hank Greenwald, class of 1957, and the late Andy Musser, class of 1959.

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NBC's Today Show Live at Syracuse University

SYRACUSE -- Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, co-hosts of the fourth hour of the Today show, could be spending a day at Syracuse University next month.  The school's status as a finalist for "Kathie Lee and Hoda Go Back to College" was announced on yesterday's broadcast, with a series of live shots from the […]

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WAER Sunday Night Blues Host Townsley to Exit

SYRACUSE -- After nearly 26 years of hosting Sunday Night Blues for WAER 88.3FM, local blues musician Tom Townsley has just four shows left. Townsley has a new job lined up, so his last show for WAER will be July 29.

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WRVO and WKTV Lead Among Local AP Award Winners

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Oswego-based NPR affiliate WRVO took home seven first-place awards from the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association over the weekend, more first-place finishes than any other radio station in the state.  Among local television stations, Utica NBC affiliate NewsChannel 2 (WKTV) was the top winner, with four first-place titles.  And Syracuse […]

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WAER Launches Hall of Fame, Ted Koppel First Inductee

SYRACUSE -- This spring marks 65 years of broadcasting for Syracuse University's WAER 88.3FM.  To mark the milestone, the NPR affiliate officially announced the opening of the "WAER Hall of Fame."  At a ceremony last week in Washington, DC, legendary newsman Ted Koppel was honored as the Hall of Fame's very first inductee.

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Historic Papers from Mike Wallace in Syracuse University Library

SYRACUSE -- When longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent Mike Wallace passed away last month, he was remembered for his reputation as a "bulldog" in journalism, grilling newsmakers with tough questions. What many Central New Yorkers may not realize, is that the original notes from Wallace's earliest interviews are on file right here in town.

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