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."


The Roundtable
9:15 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Question of the Day - Minimum Wage?

What are you thoughts on the proposed minimum wage increase?

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Mike + Ruthy at The Winter Hoot

Credit Rob Rock

  Mike and Ruthy have organized the first Winter Hoot at The Ashokan Center in Olive Bridge, NY. It will be a three day festival that will feature music and dancing as well as birding, hiking, blacksmithing, nature photography, and indoor farmers market, silent auction and more!

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WAMC Engineering
5:37 pm
Tue January 22, 2013


Fire and emergency crews near WAMC studios in Albany

UPDATE:   9:05pm - Pat Cooney reports that Central Avenue has reopened to traffic. 

8:40pm - Albany city fire and emergency workers have given the all clear at WAMC.  Normal programming is back!  

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The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:11 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Question of the Day - Peformance Enhancing Drugs?

In the wake of Lance Armstrong’s mea culpa that he took performance enhancing drugs – and the recent Baseball Hall of Fame vote (where NOBODY got in) – we ask you: Does it matter to you if athletes use performance enhancing drugs?

The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:10 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Question of the Day - Holiday Gift?

What was the best or worst holiday gift you received this season?

This conversation will continue on Vox Pop at 2pm today.

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Donald Fagen

    Donald Fagen, co-founder of legendary rock group Steely Dan, joins us to talk about his latest solo effort Sunken Condos and about getting the absolute most of out every single composition for his fourth solo album.

Clocking in at just over 44 minutes, Sunken Condos contains nine tracks that include a wide array of instruments and clever lyrics that have critics saying Fagen has created a tightly produced album that sounds right at home among the rest of the Steely Dan catalog.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance

According to our next guest, men and women 150 years ago grappled with information overload by making scrapbooks - the ancestors of Google and blogging. From Abraham Lincoln to Susan B. Anthony, African American janitors to farm-women, abolitionists to Confederates, people cut out and pasted down their reading.

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The Roundtable
10:12 am
Mon November 26, 2012

The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy

David Nasaw was approached to write a biography about Joseph Kennedy by Kennedy's children Jean Kennedy Smith and the late Sen. Edward Kennedy. They offered unfettered access to previously unseen papers.

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The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:11 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Question of the Day - Shopping?

Today is Cyber Monday.

Did you take advantage of Black Friday sales? Cyber Monday deals? Both? Neither?

Why or why not?

The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:04 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Question of the Day - Thankful?

What are you thankful for?