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.
Trading For This Player May Be The Answer For The Buffalo Bills
As the NFL approaches Week 9 of the 2023 season, the Buffalo Bills are facing the second half of their regular season without a number of key players. Currently, the Bills have 10 players on the Injured Reserved list. One stat will certainly tell you how important these injury losses are.
Ex-New York Met Gives Up Chance At History For Teammate
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, no player had ever gone 5 for 5 in a World Series game. So, when pinch hitter, Jace Peterson walked to the plate on Saturday night in Game 2 for the Arizona Diamondbacks against the Texas Rangers, something was strange.
Trick or Treat? 104.5’s ‘Intern Mike’ Week 8 ‘Hot Picks’
After taking a few shots for last week's Locks of the Week on The Drive with Charlie & Dan, 'Intern Mike' Giarraputo took no time to point out his winning record on 'Hot Picks.'
Ex-Buffalo QB Ready To Take It Off If Josh Allen Does This…
Ryan Fitzpatrick played 17 seasons in the NFL, mostly as a back-up quarterback. Say what you want about the bearded journeyman QB, but you have to be pretty good to stick around for 17 years in the NFL. And, for every shortcoming Fitzpatrick had as a field general, he made up for as an entertainer.
Rule Change May Allow Hazardous Barges To Anchor Up Hudson River
The Hudson River has been through a lot over the past few hundred years. It's no secret that the main culprit for river's near-death experience had been businesses dumping hazardous waste into the historic waterway.
An October Fishing Ritual At ‘The End’ Of New York
The first time that I went to Montauk in October and saw a football field of striped bass, jumping out like frenzying piranhas, to eat bait fish, I was hooked. To the fisherman, that is called a 'blitz.' For over 3 decades, the 'blitzes' of striped bass have kept me coming back.
John Mayer’s Introspective Show Dazzles New York’s UBS Arena
Over the past two and half decades, John Mayer has become on of the music industries' top performers. On Saturday night, the pop-music sensation, who bizarrely (and thankfully) became member of Dead & Company with the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, entertained a packed UBS Arena for over two hours, by himself.
104.5 The Team ‘Intern Mike’s’ Lucky Week 7 NFL ‘Hot Picks’
104.5 The Team's 'Intern Mike' Giarraputo took a hit last week on the 'The Drive with Charlie & Dan.' The Siena senior and NFL prognosticator lost 2 out of his 3 'Locks of the Week,' a weekly segment that appears on Thursdays.
Pressure Mounts On New York Giants For A Simple Touchdown
Sunday will mark the one-month anniversary of the last touchdown scored by the offensive unit. This date is not one for celebration but certainly one for reflection.
Autry Adds Detail & Defense To Syracuse Orange Preseason
Syracuse University men's basketball coach Adrian Autry knows that he will be under the 'Orange microscope,' as he tries to fill the shoes of Jim Boeheim. For 48 years Boeheim was the voice of Syracuse hoops, leading the Orange to 33 NCAA tournament appearances, including 5 Final Fours.
Hardman’s Time With The New York Jets Is A Mystery
Wide receiver Mecole Hardman came to the New York Jets in March sporting two Super Bowl rings. Hardman signed a one-year $6.5 million contract with Gang Green and seven months later, he is returning to Kansas City. What happened?
Former New York Met Torches A’s Owner In Wild Retirement Rant
Now-former major league pitcher Trevor May made his retirement formal on Monday by streaming a statement on the social media platform, Twitch.