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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A new study finds that New York has made significant progress in getting Hispanic children enrolled for health insurance.

Angelica Clarke says BLM Upstate NY is holding a "What's Next" public town hall February 1st 6pm at at Punta Cana, 92 Second Avenue, Albany.
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Calling on all people to join together to fight racism in upstate New York, the Black Lives Matter movement has arrived Albany. "Change" has come to the Capital.

Public health officials are teaming up with the State University of New York system for a training program designed to curb sexual assault, stalking and relationship violence on campus.

WAMC photo illustration by Dave Lucas

Cable's pricey Internet packages may get some competition from the founder of Aereo, whose first attempt to shake up the cable industry was quashed by the Supreme Court.

The state capitol in Albany.
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

New York's ethics commission says certain activities by media consultants constitute lobbying under state law and should be reported.

Former mixed martial arts champion Chris Weidman wants his title back and wants to fight in New York, where the sport is banned.

Kimberly Young Wilkins with school board president Kenny Bruce
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Following the high-profile resignation of Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Albany City School District officials have named an acting superintendent. 

Albany City Hall at twilight, January 25, 2016
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Members of Dontay Ivy’s Family, Faith Leaders and #BlackLivesMatter Community Activists rallied before and during Albany Mayor Sheehan’s State of the City Address.

Albany City Hall
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan delivers her State of the City address tonight. The stakes are high for this year's speech.

Albany FreeNet

The City of Albany is initiating a study to look into the challenges and opportunities of expanding broadband service.

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