Thursday, October 2, 2014
WAER (W Alpha Epsilon Rho) in Syracuse, New York. FM 88.3 is owned by Syracuse University, well known as one of the best broadcasting schools in the country. The list of notable WAER alumni consists of many recognizable names--especially in the world of sports broadcasting--Bob Costas, Marv Albert, Mike Tirico, Dick Stockton, Sean McDonough, Ian Eagle, William Safire and Ted Koppel among many others.
The station owns the distinction of being the first class D educational station in the United States when it went on the air in 1947 with the call letters WJIV. WAER plays Jazz music along with NPR news and Syracuse Orange sports.