Ian Pickus

News Director

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian has been with WAMC as a producer since late 2008. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard filling in as Morning Edition and Weekend Edition anchor and on The Roundtable, various newscasts, and Any Questions?. An avid fan of sports and music, Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany. He became news director in March 2013.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Fri November 8, 2013

The Interloper: Oswald Behind The Iron Curtain

With the country poised to mark the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination, a new round of memorials, conspiracy theories and national temperature-taking has commenced.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Kinks' Ray Davies On Long Relationship With 'Americana'

Rock legend Ray Davies was already facing transitions in his personal and professional life in 2004, when, one week after being named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth, he was shot in the leg during a mugging in New Orleans. Davies had come to New Orleans in a search for musical authenticity and a compass for his personal life. Instead, he found himself a violent crime victim and anchored to a bed for weeks.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Any Questions? #114

The Mackinac Bridge

WAMC’s Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel focus on bridges.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Evelyn McDonnell: The Real Story Of The Runaways

In the traditionally male-dominated world of rock and roll, The Runaways stuck out like a sore thumb – which was exactly what they wanted when they came together in 1975 Los Angeles. They were young women in a man’s world, and they thrived on the adversity that arrangement fostered.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Any Questions? #113

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel mark the Fall Classic with a show about series.

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The Roundtable
10:05 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Familiar Hollywood Face Larry Miller Brings Comedy To Middletown

Larry Miller

Larry Miller has one of those Hollywood faces that you recognize instantly, even if you can’t always remember all of his credits or even his name. But with more than 100 film and TV credits on his resume, Miller has made a career of sometimes short but memorable roles on screen in Pretty Woman, Ten Things I Hate About You, The Nutty Professor, Boston Legal, Seinfeld, Law and Order, Desperate Housewives, and as a member of the ensemble in Christopher Guest’s masterpieces Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration and Waiting For Guffman, to name a few.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Comedian Tom Green Heads Back To TV

Tom Green

From public television in Canada to MTV, his living room to his new set at AXS TV, Tom Green has made an impressive career of subverting talk show conventions in a manner befitting his absurd humor, which has he honed in recent years on the standup circuit.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Any Questions? #112

WAMC’s Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel focus on family bands.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Radio Legend Robin Quivers Celebrates Cancer Recovery, Lifestyle Change

The daily stresses of doing a morning radio show are nothing new to us here at WAMC. There are interviews to tape and edit, guests to track down, breaking news to cover.

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WAMC News
2:32 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Rep. McGovern: Boehner To Blame For Shutdown

Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the 2nd District, says he has lost respect for Speaker John Boehner’s leadership amid the ongoing federal government shutdown. McGovern slammed the Ohio Republican on WAMC’s Congressional Corner.

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