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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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Any Questions? #122

Everything must go here on the last show of the year with WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Best of 2013 - Comedy Legend Bill Cosby

Comedian Bill Cosby is at a point in his career where virtually every new standup star counts him as a major influence – but Cosby himself has shown no signs of slowing down.

His prolific career has covered beloved records, TV, movies, books, and even a new app.

Cosby’s role on I Spy made him the first African-American to co-star in a dramatic series, breaking television’s racial barrier and winning three Emmy Awards. In the 1980s, he again rocked the television world with the The Cosby Show, which single-handedly revived the family sitcom and rescued NBC.

Cosby has been honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the Kennedy Center Honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award.

On Oct. 13, he will headline the Mahaiwe’s annual gala in Great Barrington, Mass.

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Sports
6:19 am
Wed December 25, 2013

Morning Sports Update

Carmelo Anthony might not play on Christmas.
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More postseason honors for Jameis Winston. Florida State's freshman quarterback has been named The Associated Press national player of the year, in a runaway vote. He already won the Heisman Trophy.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Any Questions? #121

Fire up the yule log: WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel focus on Christmas movies.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Beatles Vs. Stones: A Rivalry's History

Stoked by a rabid tabloid press and international interest the likes of which hasn’t been seen in pop music since, the Beatles-Rolling Stones rivalry was considered overblown even by members of each band. But below the surface, there was plenty of tension and competition, often good-natured but sometimes nasty, especially as the 60s came to a close.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Any Questions? #120

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel take a visit to New Zealand.

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WAMC News
3:39 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

NCAA Tournaments Set For Albany

Albany will play host to two major sporting events in the next few years.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Matisyahu Visits Helsinki Hudson

Matisyahu
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The music world has never really seen an artist like Matisyahu, the Orthodox Jew who has mixed rap, rock and reggae into a sound all his own — acoustic or with a band — for more than a decade.

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

Any Questions? #119

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel focus on Washington monuments.

Last week's challenge
The important multiple of 333, 666, figures heavily in a key book of the bible. Rearrange the letters of this 10-letter bible book to spell a two-word phrase, six letters in the first word, four in the second, that can describe the action in this particular bible book. As a hint, each word begins with a vowel.

Answer: The bible book is Revelation, which can be rearranged to spell ORNATE EVIL.

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The Roundtable
10:08 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Gilbert Gottfried Visits Paramount In Middletown

Gilbert Gottfried
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Gilbert Gottfried is one of the comedy world’s most recognizable voices. Literally.

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