Dave Lucas

Capital Region Bureau Chief

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief.  Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.

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Troy 2016 Budget Impasse

Nov 20, 2015

The Troy city council is at an impasse over the 2016 budget, which calls for a 9.3 percent tax hike. The deadline is getting closer by the day.

Colleges Face Changes

Nov 19, 2015

By and large, the cost of college keeps rising, but what students get for their money isn’t always so clear. Student debt is accumulating as schools struggle with having to impose higher tuition rates, which some argue threatens the quality of a college education.

New York's attorney general has accused an upstate school district of discriminating against older immigrant students by steering them into dead-end programs.

Dave Lucas

A winner has emerged in a close Columbia County mayoral race.

A witness at the corruption trial of former New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos says the politician's son threatened to smash his head if he tried to make him show up for a no-show job.

Buffalo and Rochester are moving to raise the minimum wage of municipal employees to $15 an hour as part of Governor Andrew Cuomo's push to raise the wage floor for all workers. 

Bicycle enthusiasts are pressing for the upcoming "Road Diet" recommended for Albany's busy Madison Avenue to include protected bike lanes.

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New York is cracking down on chronic toll evaders with a plan to yank their vehicle registrations.


Daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel says it's temporarily suspending entry in paid contests for New York players.

Karen DeWitt

A prosecutor says former New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos abused his office to line the pockets of his adult son.