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.
Cashman’s Analysis of 2023: New York Yankees “S**t Down Our Leg”
So on Tuesday, at the MLB general managers meeting , when Pinstripes' GM Brian Cashman barked at the media, "I think we’re pretty f–king good, personally. I’m proud of our people," it is hard to take the 25-year veteran GM seriously. Cashman's comments were so out of touch and defensive, Yankees fans had better prepare for a long winter of nothing.
New Coach Goes ‘Old School’ To Notch First Victory At Syracuse
Monday night, new head coach Adrian Autry took the reins for the Orange and led them to a 83-72 victory over mid-major New Hampshire.
A Rare New York Mets Skipper Can Unpack For A While
Being the New York Mets manager has never been an easy task. It rarely promises a career of longevity, no matter how well you do. Most recently, Buck Showalter was fired one year after winning the National League Manager of the Year award.
New York High School Team’s 8-0 Season Tackled By Alleged Assault
About to embark on their post-season playoffs, an 8-0 high school football team in Clyde, New York was forced to shut down their season because an alleged assault that involved several of their varsity players.
104.5’s ‘Intern Mike’ Is Wild About Week 9’s ‘Hot Picks’
It's Week 9 of the NFL season and 'Intern Mike' Giarraputo is coming off of a roaring performance last week, posting a perfect 5-0 record in 'Hot Picks.'
Former New York Giants Star Ready To Deal Heavy Hand In Vegas
As the 2-6 New York Giants embark on their road trip to Las Vegas, one of their former players is preparing his new team for a not-so-friendly welcome.
Explosion Hurts Dozens In Upstate New York Apartment Collapse
Thursday afternoon, the Dutchess County Emergency response began to receive reports of an explosion. The eruption caused an apartment building to collapse, resulting in dozens of injuries.
Knock Down Some Beers To Support This Upstate New York College
In a time where small private colleges that once thrived are looking for new ways to survive, one such institution in upstate New York is turning to beer, not to only to survive but to compete.
Trip To London Steered Buffalo Bills To Wrong Side of The Road
Heading into their October 8th match-up across the pond with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Buffalo Bills were rolling. After stomping the high-flying Miami Dolphins by four touchdowns prior to their bye week, head coach Sean McDermott had his team poised to dominate most any opponent, except the city of London.
Lessons Learned At SUNY Carry Into The World Series
In 2012, the Stony Brook Seawolves became the first and only State of New York University or SUNY school to make it to the College World Series. Out of 297 Division I baseball programs at the time, head coach Matt Senk took his America East championship team through the 64 team tournament and made it to the final 8.
New York Mets David Stearns Showing Early Targeted Patience
New York Mets president of baseball operations David Stearns officially took over his new post on October 2nd. Hours prior to Stearns' arrival, the Mets parted ways with manager Buck Showalter, opening the door for Stearns and his new front office to hire their own dugout CEO.
Input For Change By New York Yankees Players May Sting Cashman
New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge accepted the Roberto Clemente Award on Monday, which is given annually to the Major League Baseball player that displays the highest character and embarks on true philanthropic efforts. Many around the game consider it baseball's greatest honor.