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
10:35 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Berkshire Grown - Share the Bounty

Barbara Zheutlin, Berkshire Grown Executive Director, and Andrew Morehouse, Executive Director of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, join Ray in Studio A to talk about Berkshire Grown's Share the Bounty project and their 10th anniversary event - a lecture by the Nature Conservancy’s Frank Lowenstein titled “Climate Change and Local Agriculture,” followed by a party in honor of local farmers on Saturday, July 21, at 2:00pm at

The Roundtable - Book Picks
10:10 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Book Picks - The Golden Notebook

Jacqueline Kellachan from The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY joins us with this week’s awesome list of reading suggestions.

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The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:03 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Question of the Day - Standardized Tests?

New York education officials are expected to release the results today of the standardized English and math tests given to elementary school students this past spring. Do you think standardized tests are important?

The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:15 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Question of the Day - Is stop-and-frisk inherently racist?

Is stop-and-frisk inherently racist?

Daily News article here.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Byrdcliffe Festival of the Arts - July 13-15

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild presents its first annual Festival of the Arts this weekend at the Bydcliffe Arts Colony and Kleinart/James Center for the Arts. The festival involves 17 arts organizations presenting a variety of arts events throughout the weekend. We learn more from Paul Green - founder of the School of Rock and now Woodstock-er.

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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?

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