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 - Question of the Day
8:46 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Question of the Day - Cost of War?

Do American civilians fully appreciate and recognize the cost of war?

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Jon Herington at The Linda on 9/1

Michael Mancuso

Jon Herington, the veteran touring and recording guitarist for Steeley Dan, and the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the New York City based Jon Herrington Band will be at The Linda on Saturday night.

The Roundtable - Book Picks
10:10 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Book Picks - Odyssey Bookshop

Emily Crowe join us from The Odyssey Bookshop with this week's Book Picks.

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman
Me, Who Dove Into the Heart of the World by Sabina Berman
Nocturne: Dream Recipes
Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead
Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeil

The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:39 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Question of the Day - Condom distribution in schools?

Education officials in Springfield, Massachusetts have announced that – starting September 1st - public schools in the city will provide condoms to students as young as 12. It’s part of an effort to fight high rates of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases in the city. Is this a good idea?

The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:19 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Question of the Day - Weight Control?

How do you lose weight and keep it off?

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Catskill High Peaks Festival - Classical Hollywood

The theme of the third annual Catskill High Peaks Festival is Classical Hollywood. The ten day festival traces the cross-influences between the concert stage, the Silver Screen, cabaret, and the jazz club and the composers who bridged these worlds. The festival is presented by the Catskill Mountain Foundation in collaboration with Close Encounters With Music. Yehuda Hanani and Michael Chertock join us.

The Roundtable - Question of the Day
8:54 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Question of the Day - Drones?

This year, Congress directed the Federal Aviation Authority to open up this country’s civilian air space to drones by 2015. There are already some 300 federal permits to fly them. This has brought up immediate concerns by privacy advocates. A trade group of drone manufacturers and operators has released a voluntary code of conduct for domestic drone missions. But is it enough? Are you comfortable with unmanned aerial drones flying over your neighborhood?

The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:14 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Question of the Day - Biden?

In the wake of recent verbal miscues, there’s renewed speculation in some corners that President Obama may drop Joe Biden from the ticket. Should he? If yes, who should he pick to replace Biden?

Arts & Culture
11:10 am
Wed August 15, 2012

10th Annual Woodstock Fringe

Woodstock Fringe is a professional performing arts organization that develops and presents new and experimental theatrical and musical works. They are celebrating their 10th Annual Festival of Theatre and Song and we will speak with Producing Artistic Director, Wallace Norman, and actress Rain Pryor in this hour. Rain Pryor, daughter of Comedy Legend Richard Pryor, is a Director, Actor, Stand up Comedian, Writer and Artistic director of Strand Theatre.

The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:26 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Question of the Day - Religion of Candidates?

Does a political candidate's religion - or lack of religion - matter to you?

Link to the Quinnipiac University Poll.