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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Capital District News
12:35 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Ed Steins - SolarCity Regional Vice President for New York and the Northeast

SolarCity, a national chain of solar energy infrastructure installation and maintenance professionals, is expanding its Albany operation center, and has announced they are hiring for 34 positions across the state, including eight at their Albany location.

The expansion coincides with the company’s approval last week as a fully affiliated contractor by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, and their accreditation in June as an affiliate contractor in NYSERDA’s Home Performance with Energy Star Program.

New York News
12:10 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente

Last week, Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, asked the County Board of Legislators to adopt a countywide ban on the compounds used in a new breed of drugs commonly known as "bath salts."   The move comes as law makers and law enforcement – on the local, state and federal level - struggle to find ways to fight the rapid rise of synthetic drugs. Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente spoke with WAMC's Ray Graf.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Tina Fabrique is "Ella" at CapRep

Ella, conceived by Rob Ruggiero and Dyke Garrison with a book by Jeffrey Hatcher, is running at Capital Repertory Theater in Albany, NY July 24th through August 12th.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed July 18, 2012

"Woody Sez: the life and music of Woody Guthrie" at Adirondack Theatre Festival

Adirondack Theatre Festival concludes its 18th summer season with a celebration of the Woody Guthrie Centennial: Woody Sez, a musical tapestry of the American folk hero’s life and songs. The show will be onstage at the Charles R. Wood Theater from July 19–21 and July 25–28.

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The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:20 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Question of the Day - Are you online too much?

A new study finds that constantly being online can affect your mental health. 

Are you online too much?

Story from CBS here.

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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