Charlie Voelker is the co-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.
Is NYS Government To Blame For New York Shark Attacks?
In an article published on Thursday, Katherine Donlevy of the New York Post alleged that the recent string of shark attacks off the coast of New York recently are the result of a bill that was passed unanimously in both the senate and assembly in 2019. The bill was signed into law by former Governor Cuomo to help stimulate the population of a baitfish called Atlantic Menhaden, also known as "Bunker" to fisherman.
Who Will You See At This Year’s Cooperstown Parade Of Legends?
For the first time since 2019, the Hall of Fame Parade of Legends returns to Cooperstown for Induction Weekend for the Class of 2022. Dozens of Hall of Fame legends ride down Main Street in the backs of pick-up trucks en route to a private reception at the Museum. The Parade of Legends begins at 6pm and will feature an appearance by members of Cooperstown Youth Baseball and Softball 12u teams, music from the award-winning Baldwinsville High School band and the Cooperstown Veterans Color Guard.
This Great White Came Up On A New York Beach On Wednesday
In the latest incident in the 'summer of shark' on the southern beaches of New York State, the corpse of a great white shark washed ashore on Wednesday in Quogue, New York. There have been four confirmed shark attacks on the beaches of Long Island in the month of July alone. Swimmers, as well as government officials have been very concerned that the next one could be deadly.
What Cool Memories Does This Former New York Mets All Star Have?
Howard Johnson was traded to the New York Mets in the winter following the 1984 season. Hojo had just won a World Series ring with the Detroit Tigers led by Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson. Johnson looked at the deal as an opportunity and the rest was history. The two-time All Star was nice enough to join The Drive with Charlie & Dan on Tuesday and talk about his Mets career All Star Game experiences.
Which New York Team Will Land MLB’s New HR Derby King?
Newly minted MLB Home Run Derby champion Juan Soto put on a show Monday night in Los Angelas. The 23 year-old Nationals outfielder is fresh off of declining a 15-year/$440 million offer from Washington to stay put in the nation's capital. Only a few teams in Major League Baseball seem willing to stomach contract numbers like that and two of them reside in the Big Apple.
Shark Sightings Continue To Close Multiple New York Beaches
In an unprecedented time of shark attacks along the south shore beaches of Long Island, the New York State Parks Department, along with other town parks are being forced to close their beaches during their prime season. Tens of thousands of New Yorkers head to Jones Beach and the surrounding areas to soak in the summer sun. However, with a real-life "Jaws" situation going on, Thursday more beaches were closed due to multiple shark sightings.
UPDATE: 4th Shark Attack Hits Surfer On New York Beach
According to reports, a surfer was attacked by a shark Wednesday morning. The attack happened off the same beach that a lifeguard was attacked by a shark a little more than a week ago. The attack happened at Smith Point County Park in Shirley, New York and was confirmed by a parks official.
Ex-Syracuse Orange Crushes It In NBA Summer League
Being a coach's son or daughter, it has its advantages and disadvantages. When you are a coaching legend's child expectations can often be, well, legendary. Syracuse hoops fans had some of those projections satisfied on Tuesday, when their head coach, Jim Boeheim's sons took the court in the NBA Summer League for the Detroit Pistons.
Max “Ponies-Up” To Thank Upstate New York Teammates
Some guys get it. They remember where they came from. They understand the struggles that come with being a minor-league baseball player. The long bus rides and dingy clubhouses are something that Major League players like to put in their past and forget. Well, one New York Mets player remembered those struggles and tried to make the grind a little nicer.
Upstate New York Hikers Beware Of Rare Deadly Snake
Hiking can be, and should be, an adventure. However, most don't want it to be a dangerous activity. Deadly snakes can add some anxiety for the every day hiker. In the New York, certain venomous snake sightings are on the rare side, maybe until this year.