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.
Aaron Rodgers Green With Love For New York Jets New OC
The Aaron Rodgers rumors were swirling around the New York Jets long before they hired Nathaniel Hackett as their new Offensive Coordinator. Hackett was Rodgers' OC in Green Bay in 2020 and 2021, when the 39 year-old quarterback won back to back MVP awards. What does the Packers' legend think of the Jets new play caller?
Why Have 10 Whales Washed Up On New York Beaches Since December?
A 35-foot humpback whale, weighing about 32 tons, washed ashore on a New York beach on Monday. The massive mammal was discovered in the early morning hours along Lido Beach, on the southern shores of Nassau County. Along with the sadness of one of these giants of the ocean dying, is the concern that this is the 10th such beaching on Long Island in 2 months.
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!
Dreams & Hard Work Put Upstate New York Native In Super Bowl LVII
"This is something you dream about your whole life," is how Philadelphia Eagles head coach, Nick Sirianni opened his post-NFC Championship game press conference. That dream began playing in Sirianni's head many years ago in a small town in Upstate New York.
“Fire Breathing Demon” Dog Up For Adoption In Upstate New York
We all deserve a second chance, right? Well, when it comes to animal shelters, most find multiple reasons that people would want to adopt one of their many deserving animals. Sometimes they can't. This story is a perfect reason why you should believe the fine people who work so hard in these shelters to find these animals new homes.
The Voice Of College Hoops’ Final Four Passes Away At 82
Two years into his young broadcasting career, former college basketball player Billy Packer became the voice of the March Madness and the Final Four in 1974 for CBS. Packer's voice became synonymous with the NCAA's crown jewel for the next 35 years.
New York Rangers Fans Face James Dolan “Booze Ban” At MSG
James Dolan always seems to have a beef with someone. Now the owner of Madison Square Garden, the New York Rangers and the New York Knicks is in the midst of a fight with the New York State Liquor Authority and Blue Shirt fans may get their beers knocked out of their hands in the melee.
Section 2 Slaps CBA Football For Recruiting Violation
Christian Brothers Academy in Albany won its second consecutive Section 2 Class AA football title in November. The Brothers reached the state semifinals but were defeated by Newburgh Free Academy 25-20. Rumblings of recruiting violations usually surround successful programs. Some of it is sour grapes. Some of it is legitimate.
This Is Why Aaron Rodger Will Be Next New York Jets QB…
NFL experts felt that the New York Jets were an average quarterback from making the playoffs this season. I agree. General manger Joe Douglas and head coach Robert Saleh have drastically improved an awful roster, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Rookie stars, wide receiver Garrett Wilson and running back Breece Hall, are attractive weapons on the offensive side. Is that enough to lure a future Hall of Fame quarterback to Gang Green? Maybe one looking to cash in one more time?
Adidas Execs Got Jail. Now Syracuse Booster Does It Openly
How times change. In a little more than four years, paying high school or prep school recruits to choose a particular college or university went from a felony to an encouraged practice.
Gov. Hochul Wants To Expand ‘No Taxes For 10 Years’ Biz Program
Former Governor Andrew Cuomo got the Start-Up NY program rolling in 2014. The program offered a decade of tax-free status to tech companies that would set up operations in New York State and create partnerships with colleges and universities in the region.
Time Is Ticking On New York Knicks Legend at Georgetown
Former New York Knicks legend Patrick Ewing has worked hard to prepare for his first head coaching opportunity. Since retiring from the NBA, Ewing spent 15 years as an assistant coach for the Wizards, Bobcats (Hornets) and Magic. Finally, in 2017 Ewing's alma mater Georgetown University tabbed him as the head coach of their men's basketball program. It was truly a dream come true for the NBA Hall of Famer. Dreams eventually end.