Ray Graf

News Anchor, Host of Vox Pop, and Web Content Manager

In his nearly 25 year radio career, Ray Graf has done it all. At one time or another he worked as an overnight board operator, a commercial copywriter, a reporter and a voiceover announcer. For several years - a lifetime ago - he was a morning drive disc jockey.   Graf has been a member of the WAMC News team for 16 years. These days, he finds himself as The Roundtable's news anchor, panelist- and occasional guest host for Joe Donahue. "Radio news is not always easy," said Graf of his most recent radio vocation, "but it's not nearly as difficult as spinning a Michael Bolton record at 5:45 in the morning and pretending you're happy about it."

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The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:25 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Question of the Day - Home Rule on Fracking?

Governor Cuomo has proposed that individual communities should be able to decide for themselves whether or not to allow Fracking – what do you think?

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Maceo Parker

Funk and jazz sax legend, Maceo Parker, is performing at the 35th Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival at SPAC on Saturday, June 30th. Here we speak with him about his start with James Brown, and more!

Music -Mother Popcorn

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Rum Tasting

William Dowd (Barrels and Drams: The History of Whisk(e)y in Jiggers and Shots ) knows from spirits - the drinkable kind. Today he joins us for a rum tasting.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu June 21, 2012

An Evening of Adirondack Music with Doug Irving and Friends at The Linda

Doug Irving joins us to talk about his music and the event "An Evening of Adirondack Music with Doug Irving and Friends at The Linda" at The Linda this Friday.

The Roundtable
9:15 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Roundtable Question of the Day - Deal with the heat?

What do you do to beat the heat and now blow your energy budget?

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Columbia County Outdoors: A Guide to Recreational Areas in Columbia County

Thomas Crowell, Director of Outreach and Resource Development for the Columbia Land Conservancy and Sheldon Evans, a Columbia Land Conservancy Trustee and the author of Columbia County Outdoors: A Guide to Recreational Areas in Columbia County, join us to talk about the book and the CLC's work.

The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:07 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Roundtable Question of the Day - Speed Cameras?

There's a proposal to install cameras in NYC that record the speed of a passing car and issue violations automatically. Do you like or dislike the idea?

NY Times article.

The Roundtable
11:15 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Stephanie Blythe: "We'll Meet Again: The Songs of Kate Smith" at The Mahaiwe

Kobie Van Rensburg

Stephanie Blythe's commanding mezzo-soprano has captivated audiences at the world's greatest opera houses. Following her critically-acclaimed appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, Ms. Blythe brings to The Mahaiwe, for one show only, her personal tribute to the songs made famous by Kate Smith, the popular music icon whose stirring voice helped the country through the Depression and World War II. She is accompanied by Craig Terry on piano and the show is presented by Berkshire Cabaret.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Northwest Connecticut Arts Council's 3rd Annual Open Your Eyes Art Studio Tour

We speak with Amy Wynn, Executive Director of the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council, about their 3rd Annual Open Your Eyes Art Studio Tour.

The Roundtable - Book Picks
10:10 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Book Picks - Battenkill Books

Connie Brooks joins us with this week's Book Picks.

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