Rodger Wyland joined WNYT-TV NewsChannel 13 in August 1986 as a weekend sports anchor/sports reporter. He is now the Sports Director, anchoring at 6 and 11 p.m. He also hosts Big Board Radio Sports Talk weekdays from 10 a.m. to noon on 104.5 The Team, and is the play by play announcer for UAlbany Football and Basketball. Prior to joining WNYT-TV, Rodger was the Sports Director at WTAJ in Altoona, Pennsylvania, where he anchored sports on weekdays at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Rodger is a recipient of the Iris Award, presented for a half-hour special featuring tri-athlete John Gracey. He is also the winner of three New York State Broadcasters Awards for local sports coverage. A native of Altoona, Rodger graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Broadcasting in 1984. While at PSU, he was a play-by-play announcer at PSU basketball games for WPSX-TV. Rodger lives in Albany County with his wife and kids, and a crazy yellow lab.
Post Positions for the 2020 Kentucky Derby
Late Tuesday morning, the Kentucky Derby drew the post position for the 2020 Kentucky Derby which is set to take place on September 5th. There was a lot of suspense of where Tiz the Law will be racing from.
Updates Around NFL Training Camps
The NFL season starts in less than two weeks, and the Giants defense, especially its secondary remains a nightmare. They have no experience, unless they can sign free agent Cornerback Logan Ryan whom head coach Joe Judge knows very well from their days together in New England...
Saratoga Titles Still Up For Grabs
The Saratoga riding and training titles still hang very much in the balance with time running out in the 40 day meet. We’ve had some battles over the many years, but can’t remember the last time both have this close with just a few weeks left...
No High School Football This Season Hits the Capital Region
If Governor Cuomo says High School Football teams can starting practicing on September 21st but can’t play games, then he needs to clarify what he means by practice. If teams are allowed to put on the pads and tackle each other in practice, then they should be allowed to play games too. If yo…
Ian Anderson’s High School Coach Reacts to Debut
You can’t script it any better for Ian Anderson in his Major League Debut. He threw a one hit 6 inning gem in a dominating performance against one of the best teams in baseball and beat arguable the best pitcher in baseball in Gerrit Cole. Does not get any better. Anderson’s performanc…
Getting Ready for Ian Anderson’s Debut
Can you imagine making your Major League Debut against Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees? That is the reality of the situation facing former Shenendehowa Standout pitcher Ian Anderson on Tuesday in Atlanta, but he won’t officially find out until game day. Ian considered one of the top pros…
Getting Ready For the Kentucky Derby Already
Recapping the week in Saratoga and getting ready for the Kentucky Derby is something that I was stoked to do today. The perfect guy to do it with is Tim Wilkin. Make sure to listen above.
How Worried Should Yankees Be About Failure Against Rays?
Should the Yankees be nervous after getting swept by the Tampa Bay Rays? ESPN Baseball Analyst Tim Kurkjian answers that and much more above!
Is Tonight’s Islanders Game a Must-Win?
Adam Kimelman is the perfect guy to discuss the NHL with and he lets us know what the Rangers plan on doing with the #1 pick and whether or not the Capitals can come back in the series against the Isalnders
Early Judgment at Giants Camp
Giants head coach Joe Judge might want to wait until he wins a few games before he starts telling players and assistant coaches to run laps for mistakes they make in practice. Judge needs to realize he’s not Bill Belichick or Nick Saban. Those Hall of Fame coaches can get away with those meth…
Joe Judge Makes Early Impression
Joe Judge has put himself in an interesting position especially after day 1 of pads at Giants camp. Pat Leonard joined us to talk about the unconventional ways of Judge in the early going and whether or not following in the footsteps of Belichick could affect the Giants Locker Room.
This Yankees Player May Always Have to Deal with This
In sports some players just can’t stay healthy. They are known as injury prone players, that just can’t stay on the playing field. Unfortunately, Aaron Judge is one of those players. Doesn’t sound like he will be out for very long with a calf strain, but it’s another inju…