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.
8th Giant Whale Dies On New York Beach Since January…Why?
Eight whales have died on New York beaches since January. Ten whales perished in the span of two months at the end of 2022. Today, another was added to the list on the beaches of Robert Moses State Park.
Hochul Plans To Take Bite Out Of Shark Attacks In New York
Last summer, for about a three week period on New York's south shore beaches, ocean swimmers were on shark alert. Six victims were bitten during that time period in rather shallow water, on the white sands of Long Island. This year, New York's Governor Kathy Hochul says that the state parks are ready to take on the monsters of the deep.
“Closing Plan” Not A Good Sign For Upstate New York College
Since March of 2020, three dozen colleges across the United States have shuttered their doors, according to insidehighered.com. Now, signs are pointing to possible troubles for a small college in the Adirondacks.
U.S. Navy Honors Veterans Enshrined In Cooperstown
It's one thing to be so good at baseball, that the player is enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. It's another thing, when that same player faced the challenge of serving in the United States military during wartime. The U.S. Navy decided those players were special.
Monday Night Football Kicks-Off With Rodgers vs Allen Showdown
Heading into the 54th season as the NFL's prime time television staple, Monday Night Football's first game of the 2023 season will feature two of New York's biggest stars.
Upstate New York College Makes Jump To Division I Athletics
The Dolphins will be swimming in tougher waters next season, as they will move their programs to the highest level of competition in the NCAA.
NFL Facing Discrimination Investigation In New York & California
The NFL may be about to face two of its toughest opponents. Accusations of racial discrimination and sexual harassment against one of the richest and most powerful sports leagues in the world came out on Thursday. The charges do not involve the 32 franchises, just the league.
Is The Aaron Rodgers Joke On The New York Jets Or The Packers?
The first week of the "Aaron Rodgers New York Jets" has gone better than anyone, even owner Woody Johnson, could have ever imagined. But, is this just the honeymoon period or is Rodgers seizing the opportunity to expand his brand in the advertising capital of the world with a team with a more talented roster than he had in Green Bay? Let's remember that no games have been played yet.
Monster Fish Headed Up The Hudson Towards Albany
More than a few Capital Region residents are caught off guard when you tell them that 30 and 40 pound fish are caught in the Hudson River near downtown Albany, each year in late April and early June. Really? It's true.
“Digidog” Unleashed In New York Building Collapse Rescue
Back on April 11th, New York City Mayor Eric Adams introduced two-new robotic dogs to the NYPD and NYFD's arsenal purchased by the city. Previously, former Mayor Bill deBlasio leased a robotic dog for NYC but never allowed the police or fire departments to use the technology because of public-privacy outcries. So, the former mayor enjoyed an expensive, low-maintenance pet, very much in-line with his tenure.
Can Aaron Rodgers Reverse The 54-Year Curse For New York Jets?
Aaron Rodgers has some history to put in the past for Gang Green fans. It was January 12, 1969 when New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath disappeared into the locker-room waving his one index finger after defeating the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III, 16-7.
Divers Discover Century Old Submarine In Long Island Sound
Scientists continue to say that we know more about space than what lies beneath the sea. It seems to hard to believe in the crowded Long Island Sound, a 92-foot submarine would be just lying there unnoticed for nearly 80 years. Apparently, that was the case.