Charlie Voelker is the host of The Drive every weekday afternoon from 3 pm to 7pm. Charlie has been a part of the Capital Region Sports scene for over the last 25 years. In 1996 he joined Big Board Sports host and NewsChannel 13 sports director, Rodger Wyland in the UAlbany broadcast booth for football and basketball. Charlie spent 6 years in minor league baseball, then spent the next 17 years as the Associate Athletic Director for the University at Albany before retiring from that position in 2020. Charlie and his wife Kim live in Albany County with his son Andrew.
Mets Are A Cautionary Tale For New York Jets
New York Mets owner Steve Cohen spent more money than any other Major League Baseball team in 2023 by over $64 million. Yet, with 40-plus games remaining in the regular season, Cohen's team is all-but mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. Should the New York Jets be looking at what happened in Queens? Absolutely and for good reason.
Woman In Critical Condition After Shark Attack On New York Beach
For the fifth time this summer, a person has been attacked by a shark on a New York beach. This time, the swimmer was left in critical condition.
8th Giant Whale Dies On New York Beach Since January…Why?
Eight whales have died on New York beaches since January. Ten whales perished in the span of two months at the end of 2022. Today, another was added to the list on the beaches of Robert Moses State Park.
Hochul Plans To Take Bite Out Of Shark Attacks In New York
Last summer, for about a three week period on New York's south shore beaches, ocean swimmers were on shark alert. Six victims were bitten during that time period in rather shallow water, on the white sands of Long Island. This year, New York's Governor Kathy Hochul says that the state parks are ready to take on the monsters of the deep.
“Closing Plan” Not A Good Sign For Upstate New York College
Since March of 2020, three dozen colleges across the United States have shuttered their doors, according to insidehighered.com. Now, signs are pointing to possible troubles for a small college in the Adirondacks.
Monday Night Football Kicks-Off With Rodgers vs Allen Showdown
Heading into the 54th season as the NFL's prime time television staple, Monday Night Football's first game of the 2023 season will feature two of New York's biggest stars.
Upstate New York College Makes Jump To Division I Athletics
The Dolphins will be swimming in tougher waters next season, as they will move their programs to the highest level of competition in the NCAA.
“Digidog” Unleashed In New York Building Collapse Rescue
Back on April 11th, New York City Mayor Eric Adams introduced two-new robotic dogs to the NYPD and NYFD's arsenal purchased by the city. Previously, former Mayor Bill deBlasio leased a robotic dog for NYC but never allowed the police or fire departments to use the technology because of public-privacy outcries. So, the former mayor enjoyed an expensive, low-maintenance pet, very much in-line with his tenure.
Divers Discover Century Old Submarine In Long Island Sound
Scientists continue to say that we know more about space than what lies beneath the sea. It seems to hard to believe in the crowded Long Island Sound, a 92-foot submarine would be just lying there unnoticed for nearly 80 years. Apparently, that was the case.
YES! New York Yankees To Stream Direct To Fans In 2023
Those that have to toggle from one streaming service to the next to follow their favorite New York sports teams, cannot wait for more networks to provide Direct-To-Customer streams, known as DTC's. That means you don't have to subscribe to cable or any other streaming provider in order to watch your favorite team's games. Yankees fans, your day is coming!